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    Default Verandah post with brick pier

    Hi guys,

    In the process of planning a new porch for our place that will be supported on timber posts with a half height brick pier. Much like the California bungalow style.

    What is the best way to achieve this when using timber posts? Is standard practice to mount the post to the footing with a stirrup and then just brick up around the post? Should the post be H4 for this application?

    Appreciate any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran989 View Post
    Hi guys,

    In the process of planning a new porch for our place that will be supported on timber posts with a half height brick pier. Much like the California bungalow style.

    What is the best way to achieve this when using timber posts? Is standard practice to mount the post to the footing with a stirrup and then just brick up around the post? Should the post be H4 for this application?

    Appreciate any help
    H3 post on a stirrup is standard for that kind of scenario, usually wrapped in abelflex between the brick and post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple987 View Post
    H3 post on a stirrup is standard for that kind of scenario, usually wrapped in abelflex between the brick and post
    Thanks mate, do you usually do anything at the top of the brickwork to seal against the post and prevent moisture ingress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran989 View Post
    Thanks mate, do you usually do anything at the top of the brickwork to seal against the post and prevent moisture ingress?
    I just left the abelflex 10mm lower than the top of the brick and run a bead of sikaflex between them to seal it off, the same as you would do between say a patio concrete slab and brickwork

    And leave a weep hole at the bottom of the bricks so if moisture ends up in there it will work it’s way out anyway

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    Embedment of timber posts in masonry is not usual or good practice, a stirrup on top of the masonry is though, there may have to be a reinforced concrete pier for structural strength to resist uplift & articulation, get an engineers opinion .
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