I have hired a builder to do refurbished in my 1930’s semi detached house.
I am concerned about the recent rsj installation done after removal of load bearing wall between kitchen and louge
to make it open plan.
One side of rsj ( 203 x 133 x 30 ) UB
is resting on 600 mm wall nib with padstone, whereas other side is resting on 230 mm nib of concrete blocks pier constructed along side of the wall.
SE has asked to create a steel post 152 x 152 x 23 UC bounded in the foundation footings
But he constructed a concrete block pier to avoid labour cost.
Is this acceptable in terms of structral design.
Visibally it does look tiny to support the rsj.
I have attached some pictures of the work