Gable anchors

1850-1890



Exterior walls are connected to joists in the storey partitions with wall anchors.

In the facade these anchors are usually placed at every third beam and in gable/end walls to the nearest beam at intervals corresponding to those in the facade.

The figure shows the commonly used “offset anchor”, consisting of a flat bar bent around a round bar (offset) in the wall.

When anchoring to the facades, the anchor is placed on the side of the beam and is therefore not twisted at the 90-degree angle shown. Wall anchors are predominantly enclosed and thus invisible.

Recommended literature in Danish:
Herholdt: Vejledning i Husbygningskunst (1877)
Danskbyggeskik.dk: Bygningsdel/Etageadskillelser/træbjælkelag

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