A reader's General Construction question: Timber steel connection?

Adrian D.   from   Bundaberg Australia   had this Timber steel connection question.

Hi Bill i have just bought a 2 story queenslander and the house has H or I beams holding it up and also has the same beams as Bearers for a deck and I was wondering how do you attach timber joists to the steel beams?

Bill's reply

Adrian, You have caught me on holiday at present in Vietnam, working on a clunky computer, so this will be brief.

Two ways, before cyclone coding where we are we either bolted or ramset gun fixed a 100 x 50 timber to the top of the steel beam, and then nailed or triple gripped the joist to that.

Best way is to weld on cleats. Typically with 150 x 50 joists they would be say 50 x 140 x 5 or 6mm thick flat with 14mm holes for two 12mm bolts. Cleat 6mm complete fillet weld (6cfw) to beams.

Cheers from Hoi An

If you didn't find exactly what you are looking for try this search tool that will search the site and the web.

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith 1723-1790

"When we build, let us think that we build for ever."John Ruskin 1819-1900

coates hire
Hire Equipment
Furniture Fittings - Architectural Hardware - Electronic Locking Systems - Technical Hardware
BuilderBill sponsorship

BuilderBill Books

building maths
Building Maths

Stair Design
asbestos ebook
Asbestos Book

Calculator Pages.

Concrete yardage calculator

Reader's Questions.

Questions and answers.



Please Note! The information on this site is offered as a guide only!  When we are talking about areas where building regulations or safety regulations could exist,the information here could be wrong for your area.  It could be out of date!  Regulations breed faster than rabbits!
You must check your own local conditions.
Copyright © Bill Bradley 2007-2012. All rights reserved.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape