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We have had steels fiited extension. The size of the

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We have had steels fiited for our extension. The size of the brick and block cavity wall is 280mm and the width of the steel is 310mm. Obviously this leaves us with a 30mm or a 1 inch overhang. The webb of the steel is 2.5 inches or 75-80mm. What we have had occur is the steel has been pushed in to take the existing floor joists, which means that the internal skin of brickwork has 70% of its bearing on the steel and the other 30% is on the existing floor joists which are now supported by the new steel. Is this ok?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Can you post a sketch?