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    My house is going to have a carport next to it and it will all be under the one roof. The slab has been completed and has 90 x 90 mm galvanised steel posts in for the outside of the carport. The engineer has specified 240 x 45 mm F17 beams to go from the house to the posts.


    I was hoping someone could tell me what the options are for connecting the beams to the posts? I haven't spoke to my builder about it yet and would like to be able to consider and research the options first, that's if there's more than one way to do it!

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    There are a few ways to do it, I prefer the cleat connection and then just bolt the joist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickc45 View Post
    Hi,


    My house is going to have a carport next to it and it will all be under the one roof. The slab has been completed and has 90 x 90 mm galvanised steel posts in for the outside of the carport. The engineer has specified 240 x 45 mm F17 beams to go from the house to the posts.


    I was hoping someone could tell me what the options are for connecting the beams to the posts? I haven't spoke to my builder about it yet and would like to be able to consider and research the options first, that's if there's more than one way to do it!

    the engineer will have to specify the joint detail, its not something the builder can make up, also seeing the posts are in already there must have been some sort of detail for the location of them.
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    It depends if you want the beam on the outside of the SHS or butting against it. The same goes for the beam between the posts.
    Because the post are already in, you will need to make or buy, brackets that take both beams individually or separately and bolt to the post.
    Many ways to make them and they will need to be galvanised.
    I agree to ask the engineer. Avoid the option of welding them on.
    PS, you are using SHS for posts right? Not UB?
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    Yes SHS for the posts. Engineer didn't specify anything for the join so shall follow up with him.


    I think I'd prefer the beams butting against the posts.


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    Tried to contact my engineer but he is on holidays for a month, bugger!

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    Not sure if you got an answer from your engineer - but here is an option...
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