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fixing timber posts ontop of concrete wall

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by bpd, 16 May 2011.

  1. bpd

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    I'm trying to find a decent looking post fixing to go directly ontop of our existing 900mm high garden concrete wall.

    We are wanting to put up some timber hand rails and spindles to prevent our kids from fall off the higher garden level down onto the patio below.

    I've tried searching for a metal post fixing but don't want the standard met post type of bolt down post shoe's as they are visual not good to look at and will rust over time.

    can anyone suggest another good product alternatives to fixing the timber posts directly onto the the wall?
     
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    I had the same problem when building my new koi pond. I wanted the pergola posts on the corners and didnt want the ugly metposts showing.

    I used the metposts....but I then laid another course of bricks and topped it with coping stones....looks very tidy and smart now its finished.

    Maybe you could do similar if you could put another run of bricks on top of the wall?
     
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    the only problem is that the wall was built before we bought the house,
    but did find these

    http://www.grange-fencing.com/page.php?getid=139

    but after sevral hours of looking on the net I've designed an up side down T plate that will run about 300mm up into a timber posts once a section of the timber post has been cut away, then it's bolted to the top of the wall and the timber posts get bolted into place

    [​IMG]
     
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    Any heaving on those wall top posts will eventually break the wall away, methinks....any future in placing posts fully down the side of the wall, securing these, and then fixing any attachments to them?
    John :)
     
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    concrete the posts into the ground alongside the wall, nail your timbers on the wall side and nail your fence to that, at least this way anything that happens to your fence wont affect your wall, you could even put some copings on top of the wall before fencing it
     
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    thanks for comments

    I was thinking using 10mm dia threaded bar cem fixed into existing wall, i.e. drilling down into wall 75mm-100mm then bolt the metal "T" plates down ontop of wall.

    The timber posts will have timber balustrading fixed to them i.e. timber spindles and handrails similar to the image below:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like the look of those metal post thing you designed. I take it that you will have them manufactured and possibly zinc plated? Please could you feedback on her how much they cost to have knocked up by a metalworker?
     
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    well I've had one qoute back for the T plates @ £36 each inc galvanising

    a bit to rich for my liking so I'm going to use one of these

    http://www.grange-fencing.com/page.php?getid=139

    these are coming out at £10 ish inc vat plus delivery
     
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