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Column Plates

Column plates are your choice of securing a column to a beam and the floor. In order to achieve this, every column requires a top and base plate. Each Portland Stone Ware plate has a different way of connecting a column to a beam and the floor for full support.

All of our columns and plates are shipped separately. One end of a column may be cut by the installer in the field to fit the length of space between a beam and the floor.

Use: Top & Base
Description: The Standard Plate is 5” x 5” with small tabs for the top or base of columns. The steel is 10 Gauge.
Use: Top & Base
Description: The Secure Plate is 6” x 6” with 1 ¼” tabs that have holes for optional screws. This plate can be used on both ends of a column to prevent the column and beam from separating.
Use: Top & Base
Description: The Springfield Plate with Tabs is 6" x 8" x 5/16" thick. The diameter of the holes around the tabs are 7/16". The large tabs securely grab the top or the base of a column.
Use: Top & Base
Description: The Springfield Plate is 6" x 8" x 5/16" thick. It has a welded ring that encompasses the top or base of a 3 ½” or 4” column. There are 7/16" diameter holes around the welded ring that allow screws to secure the plate to the beam.
Use: Top & Base
Description: The 6” Springfield Plate has a welded ring that encompasses the top or the base of a 6” column.
Use: Top
Description: The U Cap saddles larger support beams to a column.
Length: 8" or 10"
Inside width of saddle:
3 ⅝", 5 ⅜ ", or 7 ⅛"
Ring: 3 ½” or 4”
Use: Top
Description: The Double U Cap securely saddles larger support beams to two columns for unique circumstances.
Length: 10"
Inside width of saddle:
3 ⅝", 5 ⅜ ", or 7 ⅛"
Ring: 3 ½” or 4”
Use: Top
Description: The T-Lock Plate has a T on the center of the plate that gets inserted into a special column which has a hole designed to lock with a simple counterclockwise twist.
Use: Base
Description: The E-Z Adjustable Plate allows you to twist a special column up to a snug fit.

Portland Column Components

Portland Column

Portland Columns are used as structural members to transfer axial compressive loads, from steel or wood beams, to footings.

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Column Plates

Plates are your choice of securing a column to the beam.

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Testing

Portland Columns comply with ICC and BOCA regulations and are tested regularly by third party agencies.

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Bollards

Bollards are used to protect and take impact.

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Custom Columns

PSW offers the ability to customize any column required for a project.

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Portland Columns are fabricated and distributed by Portland Stone Ware Co.