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Installing brackets on metal clad buildings
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Most of this page is courtesy of Bill Wright.
First thing is to check with the building owner about warranties re breaching the fabric.
It’s horses for courses. But if the outer skin is reasonably rigid it can be done by the use of ordinary wall brackets, widely spaced, and fixed using any of the various gadgets sold for blind fixing to sheet materials.
Pop rivets, used in large numbers (implies a special bracket set) to spread the load. I used 3/16 steel rivets, of a length suitable for the bracket and the panel thickness.
Blind nuts are very good. Lots of makes available. Also self-
If the wall panel is very flexible and you can’t fix to the steel members behind
it for some reason one possibility is to fix a large flat panel to the wall. This
spreads the load and it works well. Try to span two adjacent wall panels with it.
Your panel can be ¾” marine ply, well painted and sealed (use paint to match the
wall panels). Pre-
For low buildings, huts, statics, site cabins, consider running the mast right down to the ground so the bottom bracket is in fact a lump of buried concrete.
Bill Wright November 2018
Bill`s son Paul at Don Valley Aerials does this kind of work
On the corner of a masonry structure
On the corner of a steel structure
Also see mounting an install on a chimney.
On a (slightly) pitched metal roof
On a flat roof.
On a tiled roof
(only a small antenna on a short pole)