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On a drawing steel beam in the loft space to support

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On a drawing for a steel beam in the loft space to support a dead chimney. The structural engineer has stated a 'clear beam span' of 6600mm Does this dimension include the required 100mm required to sit on Padstones? Or does 200mm need to be added to the 6600mm? I have a beam that only offers about 50mm sitting on each padstone and I'm concerned. Thanks, Steve
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I can help. I'm driving right now. Can I get back to you in an hour?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Clear span generally refers to the dimension between faces of supports. 50 mm of bearing is not enough.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
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