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    Double Vs Universal beams

    Builders

    Are double beams worth picking over universal beams?

    Asked by Pete on 28th Jan 2021
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    "A universal beams are better. They are properly designed for a purpose with structural calcs"

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Top Trowel

    "A steel universal beam is a lot stronger and will bare more weight than a double wooden beam. A double wooden beam is usually used when there are wooden joists to support for example where you see a staircase being shaped out in the floor joists.

    A steel UB IS more structural and load bearing for example supporting masonry and heavy loads from above. If you are doing timber work then you can use either but only use a correct size UB for masonry and heavier loads."

    Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Tom's Team Ltd

    "It depends on:

    1. A double beam should be used where it needs to pick up a wider wall - e.g. internal and external skins.
    2. Often, 2 beams are used in order to keep the height of the beam as low as possible.

    A Structural Engineer will advise you which beams to use in your application and this will be needed to comply with Building Regulations.

    Thanks,

    Tom's Team Ltd."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report

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