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Building piers for block garage build

Postby v6scorpion » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:44 pm

Im building a single skin workshed in back garden, 7m x 4m out of 140mm thick blocks? Question i have is would i need to build piers if i built it 140mm high and 215mm face down so width of walls will be 215mm i know you have to build piers if using 100mm blocks single skin? And if i built it other way would i need piers if 140mm width rather than my first option? Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:22 pm

Hi v6scorpion
If you are building a single storey wall with returns either end and are using concrete blocks (as opposed to aerated concrete) then if laying the blocks flat to create a 215 thick wall you will not need piers.
If you are going to use aerated concrete blocks or reduce the thickness to 140mm you will probably need a central pier.
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Postby v6scorpion » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:19 pm

Sorry for the late reply, thanks. Returns either end? Yes dense blocks are being laid face down so 215mm wide walls.
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