Oct 5 2008

Balcony steelwork on the log house

Against the advice of the North American log house suppliers, we decided to make the balconies for the three bedrooms with steel, rather than wood supports.

balcony-steelwork.jpg We were strongly warned that this would result in condensation in the house which would seep into the ceilings etc. With the underfloor heating which goes over the steels we don’t think this will be a problem but we have done a lot of work to make sure no water can get in.

The steels coming through the log wall are 152 x 152mm “I” section or 6″ square in old money. They were pre drilled for the fixings that will be needed for the Western Red Cedar that will go on the top and for the underside, and then sent off for galvanising.

Once they came back, 6″ square holes were cut out through the logs and then the steels slid into position. Then everything was measured up so that the sub frames shown above could be made and fitted.

One Response to “Balcony steelwork on the log house”

  1. Paul wrote

    October 7th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like a brillintly engineered design, what clever person did that then?

    A local Company called Winchfield Engineering 01256 763 669 ask for Paul.