A Windpost is a structural product used in the construction of masonry walls to increase lateral stability and protect masonry panelling against horizontal forces such as wind, crowd or handrail loads.
What are Windposts Used For?
Windposts are normally constructed from mild steel, supported at the head and the foot between floor slab levels. In cavity walls, the Windpost will typically be fixed into the inner and outer leaves of the wall using specialist wall ties, fixed at specified intervals as calculated by an engineer.
Windposts can be installed to sit within the inner leaf of blockwork or within the cavity, which would leave the blockwork undisturbed and is popular due to it being hidden within the structure.
Article originally published on 30th October 2018