Beam Calculators - Steel Beams Supporting Floor Joists


Steel beams supporting floor joists. This is a common scenario in new build houses where the walls above the first floor are quite often non load bearing timber stud partitions.

Often when you are removing internal load bearing walls at ground floor level, a steel beam is required to support the first floor joists above.

Type 1 is where a steel beam supports floors joists on both sides and type 2 is where the steel beam supports floor joists on one side only. For both calculation types you can make an allowance for non load bearing stud partitions on top of the floor joists.