Seating an RSJ into a brick wall ... ?

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john1

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Hi,

Looking for advice on how to seat an RSJ into a brick wall.
This is quite a common piece of building work,
but i have been unable to find out much on the web.

Apart from one snippet i found,
the regulations no longer allow supporting beams to be set
into chimney-work.

I wont be seating this RSJ into any chimney-work.

Looking for reliable advice,
John :)
 

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Hi..All RSJ's should be set on a concrete pad stone..
It should be the thickness of at least 4 common house bricks..and set into the wall by at least 12 inches...to make up any gaps between RSJ and brickwork use roofing slates..
Most builders yards sell pad stones..in various sizes..
 

john1

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Thank you blues_harp28,

Could you direct me to any sites dealing with this sort of thing,
there are several questions arising from this .....

I should add that i live in England, and the rules here may not
be the same as the rules in your country,

Unless your country is also England of course!

Regards, John :)
 

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Hi..don't know of any sites..
West London is where I live..rules are the same...
Next question..;)
 

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Hi.if your using an RSJ..it's a load bearing wall..you will need the councils permission to do the job..and they will want to check as the work is done..to make sure the house remains standing...
 

john1

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ok !

I live inside the M25 myself.
Pleased to meet you.

I am quite confused about this page,
it is about joist spans
i wonder if you could shed some light on it ...
i realise its not english, but i couldn't find an english one.
i will try to find the full url.
sorry my one finger typing is so slow.

dunno if that pic has gone in or not ...
 

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john1

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yes, i got to that page ...
i entered each bit one at a time, didn't notice anything missing,
the one about a kitchen extension .... yes ?

Not quite what i am doing here,
i'm not knocking anything down, just a bit of strengthening.
I will PM with more details, and pics if needed.
 

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Got to attend to my dinner in between posting,
and if you are working tomorrow i don't want to keep you up.
could take me a few minutes to reply ....
 

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Hi..if your not removing anything structural..an RSJ may not be needed..
I'll await your pm..
 
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