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Structural question: Can I remove the central post?
September 29, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hello, we are building a summer house in Greece. We have asked the contractor to build a pergola over a patio by the barbecue. We are planning to plant some kind of vine over it for shade. The pergola is 6 meters in length, and the other dimension is semicircular, with the biggest dimension also 6 meters. The posts are made of aluminum. The builder put a central post, right in the middle of the patio, and he says it cannot be removed structurally. Any ideas how the rest of the structure can be reinforced, so that we remove the central post?