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Connecting a joist to a building


 
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joeandrews

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:47 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:06 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:09 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:25 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:33 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:37 pm Reply with quote

cotswoldbuilders wrote:
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.


Thanks for this, but could you explain a little clearer please?
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