Fundamentals of pillar construction with KLB masonry
Pillars are considered to be all wall pieces, whose cross section consists of fewer than 2 undivided blocks and whose cross section areas are ≤ 1000 cm². Built cross sections, whose area is ≤ 400 cm², are not permitted as load-bearing pillars. According to DIN 1053-1, bearing pillars must display minimum dimensions of
- 11,5 cm × 36,5 cm oder
- 17,5 cm × 24 cm.
When using KLB-blocks with hollow chambers or slots the pillar width must be at least 24 cm and in the cross section consist of at least one undivided block.
In accordance with the following illustrations pillars and short wall sections can be built out of KLB wall building materials in different pillar lengths of 0.24 m to 1.00 m depending on the wall thickness. The illustrations show only some select examples, not all combination options.