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    Universal beam Vs column

    Builders

    Should I have a universal beam or universal column installed for structural support in my property? Which is the better option and why? In what circumstances does a universal beam suit or a universal column suit? Thanks.

    Asked by Adam on 20th Jan 2021
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    Tom's Team Ltd

    "UB is better as it maximises useful internal space and flexibility as to how it can be used."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Bright Services

    "Hi Adam,

    Universal beams and columns are both very different components of a steel structure. Whilst beams are laid horizontal on the “x axis” bearing a horizontal load, columns are vertical on the “y axis” and bear the vertical load.

    Be sure to select the correct component for the job. Better still, appoint a component engineer to calculate all loads and appropriately sized components for you."

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    B A Plasterdec ltd

    "They are both different beams are used to spread the load horizontally and a column is for supporting weight directly above it."

    Answered on 26th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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