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Approved Document A, gives standard details which are deemed to meet the structural requirements of the Building Regulations, the details are just one way of achieving compliance and other equally valid methods may be used. The previous 1992 edition has some useful timber span/load tables which have been omitted from the 2004 edition. www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/parta/documenta

Northern Ireland's Technical Booklet D, which is similar to our approved Document A, lots of useful information. www.buildingcontrol-ni.com/regulations/technical-booklets

Free Padstone Calculator; www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk/freepadstonecalculator

Free Standard Beam to Beam Connection Details and Beam Splice Connection Details; www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk/beamconnections

US Document showing how loads are applied to beams www.beamchek.com/AcrobatFiles/IntroLoadPath.pdf