Goal post frame



Goal post frames

Goal post frames are normally used when a building is extended and the work involves removing large sections of the existing walls.  This can lead to problems with the lateral stability of the building.  However, new builds with either an open plan interior or short corner returns, may also need this type of frame. Picture frames are very similar to goal post frames and they serve the same function.  The only difference is they have a base beam as well as the frame.

The lack of butressing walls can significantly reduce the overall lateral stability of the building.  To overcome this weakness, a rigid steel frame is used.  This frame is designed as a portal frame to resist not only the vertical loads, but also the horizontal loads which the building will be subject to.

Our goal post frame design also includes the design of the frame connections and the foundations.  These are an essential part of the design.

Information required for a goal post frame design

existing and proposed architectural layouts and elevations

location of the building

Design information

All design work is carried out in accordance with BS5950

The calculations provided will be suitable for Building Regulation approval.