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Angle cleat is used to bolt one beam into the side of another beam. They are normally fixed to both side of the web. So each connection has two cleats per connection.
Typically used on beams that aren’t taking any heavy loads. Standard connection with maximum of three bolts most of the time.
A bottom plate is added to a beam in order to support brickwork or timber joists. The bottom plate is welded to the beam offset to support brickwork. This type of beam is generally used over Bi fold doors.
A Top plate is added to a beam in order to support brickwork The top plate is welded to the centre of the beam which would support two skin of bricks. This type of beam is generally used when knocking through from your existing external wall though to the extended part of the house. Plates would be 300mm or 250mm wide typically 8mm or 10mm thick
This is used when there is height restrictions and designed
To help the builder install the beam if the steel is in a position where it cannot be mechanically lifted or craned in.
It effectively reduces the weight of the beam by 50% when installing the steels. These steels are bolted together to support 2 skin of brick. Typically the overall dimension is 300mm from toe to toe of steels. Holes are typically drilled 500/600 centres
Splices connection are required when beams are too long or too heavy to install. The flange plates need to be at least the same thickness as the beam’s flange in some cases the web of the steels are stiffened depending on the loading on the beam. In some cases HSFG fixings are required. These Bolts are expensive and you may need hire equipment to tighten the fixings correctly. It would be a good Idea to ask the Structural engineer to try and change this type of fixing to 8.8 grade bolts or ask if the vertical plates can be stitch welded on site after install. Please call you would like more advise with this connection type.
This Splice is typically used when the loading on the beam is at a reduced level. The connection is normally used of loft steels. These connection are typically done at third points only.
Flange plate connections are welded to the toes of
the beams UC/UB’s/PFC’s.
A moment connection plate bolts into the column flange and the cap plate at the top This kind of beam would typically have a lot of weight on it and would need to withstand high wind loads. The welds on these connection are normally large than normal and the plate thickness is normally thicker than the flange Of the beams it is being welded to.
Also another type of moment connection. This is sometime used when fixings Clash with other fixings that is in the web. Or when bolting a SHS beam to a UC/UB post