Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm looking to build a mezzanine 10.5m wide 3.5m deep off…

Customer Question
I'm looking to build...

I'm looking to build a mezzanine 10.5m wide 3.5m deep off the back wall of my shed, attaching to existing shed frame posts (100x100mm, cemented into ground 600mm) is it possible to span the whole width without putting posts in the middle of my shed floor?

Tutor's Assistant: OK. Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?

Shed has 100x100 posts every 3.5m around the exterior, all cemented into ground 600mm. 100mm cement slab for shed floor. Roof trusses and posts etc are all welded not just screwed and bolted.

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Structural Engineering
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If a 10.5m span is not possible. Would it be possible to have the posts from the mezzanine attach to the roof rather than the floor to keep a clear area underneath?
Answered in 10 minutes by:
8/3/2017
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 1 year ago
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,758
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
Hello
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hello
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

What will span the 3.5m?

What kind of decking will you use?

What will the space be used for?

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The 3.5m span would be c150 purlins at 450mm centres with 19mm x 900 yellow tongue flooring glued and screwed to bearers. But I want the bearers to span the 10.5m width of the shed to leave an open area underneath with no posts in the way.The mezzanine is mostly just for a loft, put a queen size bed up there to use for a spare bedroom in the centre. Light storage off to the sizes where the roof is not as high.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
glued and screwed to joists I meant to say. With joists either cleated or welded to the bearers. Back wall bearer can be welded between the shed wall posts (4 posts, 1 every 3.5m) so the span is not an issue there. Just the remaining bearer towards the middle of the shed
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a structural engineerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask walkereng Your Own Question
walkereng
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 2,810
2,810 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

walkereng is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

2,810 satisfied customers

Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

Civil Engineer, Major in Structures and Foundations. Professional Engineer 11 years of experience.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

7,758 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

Matt

Matt

Engineer

46 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering Hons degree, been working in automotive industry for the last 18 years - Engine development engineer

ibosley

ibosley

Master's Degree

88 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering

Ellen

Ellen

Consultant

109 satisfied customers

attorney and legal researcher

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

150 satisfied customers

45 years old, retired Marine Officer, current attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Structural Engineering Questions
I am deconstructing my existing camp (cabin) and have
I am deconstructing my existing camp (cabin) and have permission from the town to build a 30 * 54 two story camp. Plan is to use post and beam construction, except that'd we prefer for both floors to … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
Would like to span aprox 40' with steel I beam.. post can be
would like to span aprox 40' with steel I beam..jack post can be used in intervals if needed to spread the load of Metal roof and wood roof trusses.. this is an exterior application that would require… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I am designing a 25' wide x 27' deep garage with a second
I am designing a 25' wide x 27' deep garage with a second story bedroom above. There will be an integral 27'-9"x 10" deep steel beam " A " at the halfway point of the 25' span width of the garage.One … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
Hurricane storm surge washed out under my carport. I have
hurricane storm surge washed out under my carport. I have measured concrete depth at 6 inches, and it is reinforced. There is a vacancy now with washout of about 10 feet back from edge beam..across wi… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I am building a 58' 4" wide 38' 8" deep house it has a 20 x
i am building a 58' 4" wide 38' 8" deep house it has a 20 x 28 loft over the 3 bedrooms. the beam will be 20'11 from front 17'9 from rear to get it under main hall wall, 3 columns 14.58 ft from each o… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I am renovating an older home that has a flat roof framed
I am renovating an older home that has a flat roof framed with 2 x 8's 16" on center supporting the roof structure. Roof is plywood with a foam roof on top so the static load is very low. I have a 20'… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I would like to know whether I can build a raised outside
Hi, I would like to know whether I can build a raised outside deck around a pool, plus a free standing observation deck, that has fibre concrete cladding underneath for storage, out of a factory mezza… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
The lower floor back, exterior wall of the 2 story house buts
The lower floor back, exterior wall of the 2 story house buts an 8 ft porch which has a covered roof. The shed roof is attached to the house with a 6 and 12 pitch which is attached just below the upst… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
Am inquiring into the fabrication plywood boxed trussed units
am inquiring into the fabrication plywood boxed trussed units as are fabricated by eaglerigid span of Bismark N.D.-- uilding would be 40'-width x 32 -deep x 16' height plus 7.5&12 roof pitch--trussed … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I need to create a rafter to span under a fifteen degree
I need to create a rafter to span under a fifteen degree pitched roof of a shed, that is 10.5 metres wide (total span), so that I can hang a sliding door (on rollers). The shed frame is to be construc… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I currently have floor joists that are supported by a steel
I currently have floor joists that are supported by a steel I beam that is 3.5" wide by 6" deep. Sandwiched between the steel beam and the joists is a 2X4 that sits on top of the steel beam and runs i… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
2 story home in Florida. Want to replace double patio french doors on first floor exterior
2 story home in Florida. Want to replace double patio french doors on first floor exterior wall with a triple (rough opening of 9'). This opening is on the rear of the home, distance to front of home … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
Hi - i am concerned about how the upper slab for the second
Hi - i am concerned about how the upper slab for the second floor is made the process is said to be as follows The concrete slab is poured in situ over the trusses and is 86mm thick. This provides a t… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
Looking into removing 10.5 ft of load bearing wall from home
Looking into removing 10.5 ft of load bearing wall from home built in 1936. Structure is built with 2X4 on 24 inch centers with diagonal 1X12 sheathing. (box construction) Pier and beam base. The wall… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I am wanting to build a cantalevered walkway that is attached
I am wanting to build a cantalevered walkway that is attached to a existing garage foundation wall that is 18" thick and 37' long. Top of foundation is attached to garage floor concrete slab 4"thick. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
I have a rectangular room which is 20 feet long by 16 feet
I have a rectangular room which is 20 feet long by 16 feet wide. I would like to build a loft on one end of the room that has a very high ceiling, 18 feet. The loft wood be 16 feet wide by 6 feet in d… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
Building a deck over a driveway slab. Longest span is 20 feet
Building a deck over a driveway slab. Longest span is 20 feet to accomodate 2 parked cars underneath. What type/size of I-beam or truss will support this 20 ft span of outdoor deck? Deck width will be… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,810 satisfied customers
I have a house that is now a two and a half story structure
I have a house that is now a two and a half story structure (basically configured as a Cape Cod structure). The roof trusses have a 2X8 top chord and a 2X10 bottom chord. The pitch is 10/12. The truss… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,758 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x