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Suitable for use in buildings subjected to high wind loads and for reduced cavity applications including:

  • Connections to structural steel.
  • Connections to concrete frames.
  • Connections to timber.
  • Precast floor planks.

Description

Stainless steel angled wind posts, designed for use in buildings subjected to high wind loads and for reduced cavity applications. Wind posts span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for masonry panels and are normally fixed as ‘simply supported beams’.

They are available in various thicknesses and sizes to suit structural loading requirements and are supplied complete with vertically adjustable ties to suit coursing levels and necessary fixing bolts. Connections to the frame are designed to allow for vertical adjustment of the structure and site tolerances during installation via a loose top cleat.

Deflection can be considerably reduced by using the wind posts as a ‘propped cantilever’ with a heavy-duty base connection. This method is used especially for the parapet/ spandrel wind posts.

The wind post leg is built into the inner leaf of the blockwork and tied, using one-piece, two-way ties at 225 mm centres. This allows vertical movement of the structure without internal cracking. In situations that require a vertical movement joint, plain end, two-way ties with a de-bonding sleeve is recommended.

Features and benefits:

  • Cost effective, especially with high wind loads.
  • Variety of different sizes and thicknesses available.
  • Supplied complete with all ties and fixings.
  • Manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel.
  • CE marked.
  • Compliant with BS EN 1090-1 and BS EN 845-1.

Applications:

Suitable for use in buildings subjected to high wind loads and for reduced cavity applications including:

  • Connections to structural steel.
  • Connections to concrete frames.
  • Connections to timber.
  • Precast floor planks.

General information
Material

Stainless steel, grade 1.4301 (304)

Stainless steel, grade 1.4401 (316)

For use in corrosive environments.

Size

Insert requirement, consult manufacturer for information.

Uniclass 2015
Wind posts (Pr_20_85_16_96)Primary
Specification data - Wind posts
Product Reference

Angle Windpost (WPA)

Material

Stainless steel, grade 1.4301 (304)

Stainless steel, grade 1.4401 (316)

For use in corrosive environments.

Size

Insert requirement, consult manufacturer for information.

Thickness

Insert requirement, consult manufacturer for information.

Standard product features

Maximum deflection:

Span/ 360.

Maximum stress:

174 N/mm².

Product Options

Fixings:

To Wincro Standard details/ structural engineer's drawings. Consult manufacturer for information.

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