When designing and gaining planning permission for an orangery to form an enlarged rear kitchen the use of structural wind posts was needed. These simple steel posts and base plates fit neatly in the corners of the extension. They are built into the proposed wall fabric and once in place cannot be seen. Their purpose is to strengthen the corner so less external brickwork is required and more glass can be used. These steel posts are fixed to a timber ring beam at the top and a steel base plate at the base.
JCP Engineers work with C.P. Architectural to design these additions and they are now being used on most of our highly glazed orangeries. Although this may sound like a complicated and costly addition if designed well it is a simple fabrication and the builders have no problems with this simple addition.