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 Post subject: Door Canopy Fixing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Hi, first post on the forum.

I'm making a canopy to fit above our front door. Basically I pretty much copied the frame design of the canopy above our neighbours door ( picture attached ). Our canopy will be tiled with cedar shingles

I'm planning on attaching the canopy to the wall using pieces of threaded rod resined into the brickwork, nuts & washers. I was thinking of using three fixings on each upright & a couple more along the top horizontal timber.

Is it best to use stainless steel rod for this job & what thickness of rod will be necessary ? I don't think the completed canopy will weigh more than 25 KG but we are in a fairly exposed situation & the thing will occasionally get clobbered by snow falling from the roof.

Any advice much appreciated. ( I wish I'd found this forum before tackling some other jobs ).

Graeme


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 Post subject: Re: Door Canopy Fixing
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if you are dead exposed you dont use a canopy, you use a enclosed porch to be safer.forget about rods an resin, use expanding bolts or hefty screws, its the fascia thats most at risk from wind, use angle brackets to tie in the inside corners.


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Thanks Wes

A porch would be great but there isn't actually physically room for one. ( It's a small ex local authority house - there's hardly any space between our front door & our neighbours & there's a down pipe, a drain & a hedge between us).

All of the local properties which are still Housing Association have canopies like the one shown in my previous post so hopefully we should be OK.

Are these the kind of bolts you're thinking of?

http://www.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-rawlbolts-m12-x-140mm-5-pack/57310

They'd certainly be a cheaper option than stainless steel threaded rod.

I hear what you're saying about reinforcing the corners - will do.

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Graeme


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