Wind Posts

What are Wind Posts

Stainless steel windposts

Wind posts (also spelled "windposts") are specially designed lengths of steel designed to provide lateral support to panels of block and brickwork. They are supplied with brick ties which enable them to be fixed into cavities with ease making walls much stronger.

L-type windposts. Used where high wind loadings are likely.

Different profiles of steel are used in different situations. Where high wind loadings are likely L-type wind posts are typically used which are built into the walls and across the cavity during wall construction. For lower wind loadings, C-type wind posts are used which fit within the cavity itself and so can be fitted after construction of the walls - for example, to meet building regulations as interpreted by building control. Hidden within the cavity, wind-posts can then be rendered or blocked in and so are not visible in the finished building.

Bi-fold concertina doors fitted between masonry walls with wind posts built in

Wind posts would be used for example in the cavities of the walls used either side of bi-fold or concertina type doors so that the entire end of the building can glazed without the need for wide masonry returns on either side of the doors. This enables a much wider opening to be achieved.

Galvanised steel wind posts windposts

Wind posts are typically made from stainless steel or galvanised steel, and are manufactured to order so that they fit perfectly. Holes in the sides of the wind posts are pre-cut so that the wind posts can be tied into the walls, and a wide range of base and head fixings are available to suit all requirements - e.g. for bolting to a steel lintel at the top and bolting to concrete footings at the base.

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