Connecting a joist to a building

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  1. joeandrews

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    I'm going to build a pergola in the garden which will mean attaching a few joists (150 x 50) to a building.

    It's an old building constructed from very soft Norfolk Red bricks.

    How would I connect my joists to the building, it would need to look neat as it will be on show, so I assume this would rule out joist hangers.

    Many thanks.
     
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    You will need to bolt a bearer timber to the wall and rest the joist on this or better still notch them into it
     
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    i. flash your timber ledger with a cover flashing.
    2. 2"x4" section timber will do for ledger and joists.
    3. connect the ledger with say:Fischer FAZ11 Thrubolts 8mmx95mm or similar.
    4. See Simpson catalog for joist hangers for solid joists. You should use hangers for safety/high winds. They can be almost concealed/painted.
    5. Use hangers to connect your posts to your rim joists, and your joists to your ledger.
     
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    The OP does not want to use ugly hangers, and we have been building without them for a few centuries now
     
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    Bolt the timber plate to the wall with a 50mm x 50mm batten screwed to lower edge of plate, you will then only need to cut out 50mm x 50mm from the bearers, skew nail or screw bearers to plate.
     
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    Thanks for this, but could you explain a little clearer please?
     

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