Graphical Construction Glossary >> Temporary Work. >> Shoring >> Needle

1.) A short strong piece of timber which goes through a hole in a wall and which, via props or shores on either side of the wall supports the wall for further work.
2.) A short timber or steel member which passes through a hole in the wall to support a scaffold etc.

needle and shores to help suppert a wall

Above is a sketch of a typical application for this beam. This is a sectional view through part of a wall that is supported by a beam, either steel or timber on dead shores or props. This would be done say if underpinning work was to be done on the foundations. This system takes the load off the wall and spreads it to either side

Note! steel is by far the material of choice for this application because of it's strength, but the steel beam should always have a timber packer between it and the masonry. This provides a cushioning effect and to give some "grip".

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