With a few changes to the design to make it practical and possible with our system, it worked out well, however a lot of time was spent on site by the installers to get everything perfect as our client was very particular about certain things.
The initial concept was to bolt the posts onto the concrete pad, after which the deck could be built around the posts. However, he went ahead with a deck over the concrete pad, which made life more complicated for us attaching the posts.
This design required large base plates for stability, but the customer was concerned about aesthetics. Fortunately, he decided to build a brick plinth to support the new outdoor fire (also not part of the initial plan), which we were able to fix to. We avoided using external base plates, by creating internal base plates, which are not standard, and we have never done before.
The next issue was as the client insisted on minimum framing, we had to redesign the supporting arches for the chimney, a deviation from our normal design.
Positioning of framing had to be very exact due to the plate which the customer insisted on, and supplied. Sealing the boot on the chimney was hard because of the square boot meeting the round arch.
The canopy was square, and he added curtains, which meant more supporting posts, and we were able to get arch fixings to the weather boards – we now had a semi attached design.