Metal Web Beams
Metal web beams combine structural softwood chords with high strength steel webs to form a lightweight, structural beam for use in a range of floor or wall applications. As a fully engineered solution metal web beams are simple to set out and install and, crucially, allow for services to run virtually unimpeded.
Metal web beams can span greater distances than solid or fabricated timber alternatives and given that they provide an economic alternative to steel or concrete beams; considerable savings can be made in the use of raw materials. The open web design, makes for simpler and faster installation on site, thereby reducing on-site labour costs. The higher structural integrity of the beam reduces the need for additional intermediate supports, further reducing design and overall construction costs.
The POSI beam is available in a range of depths from 202 to 421mm, offering a diverse range of structural options for the floor and wall construction of domestic and light commercial constructions. Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions offer a comprehensive design service where we, in collaboration with the building designer, will evaluate the feasibility and subsequently develop an appropriate design solution. In recognition of the considerable time savings that can be achieved with off-site fabrication and assembly; HTES can also supply components ready assembled in cassette form.
Particularly useful for larger project or developments, all POSI beam products are location coded and bundled for plot or project specific delivery. We can provide details and guidance on load weights and dimensions for organising and managing site lifting and installation.