GB2260559A - A building aid - Google Patents

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GB2260559A
GB2260559A GB9120068A GB9120068A GB2260559A GB 2260559 A GB2260559 A GB 2260559A GB 9120068 A GB9120068 A GB 9120068A GB 9120068 A GB9120068 A GB 9120068A GB 2260559 A GB2260559 A GB 2260559A
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Peter Morgan
Susan Irene Powell-Reed
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F21/00Implements for finishing work on buildings
    • E04F21/18Implements for finishing work on buildings for setting wall or ceiling slabs or plates
    • E04F21/1805Ceiling panel lifting devices
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F21/00Implements for finishing work on buildings
    • E04F21/18Implements for finishing work on buildings for setting wall or ceiling slabs or plates
    • E04F21/1805Ceiling panel lifting devices
    • E04F21/1833Ceiling panel lifting devices spring-force actuated

Abstract

A building aid to hold plasterboards for fixing to a ceiling comprises a telescopic strut with a sprung base (5). The strut is extended to a longer length than required then first compressed and released under the plasterboard to hold it firmly in position. The strut is locked by a pin 14 and aligned hole 12, 13 arrangement. <IMAGE>

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Building Aid The present invention relates to a building aid, and in particular to a device suitable for use by craftsmen and do-it-yourself workers. An example of such a use is in aiding the plastering of ceilings.
When plastering an internal ceiling of a building, the plasterer first needs to fix a layer of plasterboard to the ceiling prior to application of the plaster. Typically the plasterboard layer comprises a number of plasterboard sheets each positioned adjacent one another so as to cover the whole ceiling, and then fixed in position with nails or tacks.
Nailing or tacking the plasterboard sheets to the ceiling typically requires two workers to be used, one to hold the sheet in place, and one to nail the boards in position. The expense of the job is therefore increased since an additional worker needs to be present to fix boards but is not necessary to continue the plastering job. Similar problems are encountered in many other situations, such as when locating other types of board.
I have now devised an improved device suitable for positioning boards, such as plasterboard, and suitable for other purposes in assisting a craftsman or do-it-yourself worker.
According to the present invention, there is provided a building aid comprising an elongate strut member and an elongate support member having their longitudinal axes arranged substantially parallel and being selectively movable longitudinally relative to one another, resilient biasing means being provided for biasing said support member in its longitudinal direction, one end of said strut member being provided with an engagement member arranged in use to abut a work article (such as a plasterboard) so as to hold said article in register with a predetermined surface (such as a ceiling).
Advantageously, securing means is provided arranged to selectively substantially inhibit relative movement of said strut member and said support member in their longitudinal direction.
It is preferred that the strut member and support member are arranged coaxially in a telescopic arrangement with the strut member being preferably received within the support member. Typically, the building aid is further provided with a base arranged in use to rest on a ground surface.
The engagement member is preferably provided with a planar engagement surface and may be in the form of a pad or the like having a planar surface of a resilient material such as rubber, foam or the like. Preferably, the engagement member is detachable and is pivotally connected to the strut member.
It is preferred that the resilient biasing means is in the form of a spring which is preferably a compression spring. The resilient biasing means is preferably contained within a sleeve and advantageously, co-operates with an adjacently located end region of the support member.
Preferably the securing means comprises a securing pin or the like arranged to pass through correspondingly alignable holes in the strut member and support member.
It is preferred that a series of holes are provided along the length of either the strut member or support member alignable with a single hole in the other member as the two move longitudinally relative to one another.
Advantageously, the device is further provided with a shelf, tray or the like, connectable to the strut member, suitable for, for example, supporting tools or items to be used by a workman (such as a pot of paint or the like). Advantageously, the position of the latter shelf, tray or the like relative to the strut member is adjustable.
The invention will now be further described in a specific embodiment by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: Figure 1 is a schematic representation of a building aid according to the invention; and Figure la is a side view of a part of the building aid of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings, the building aid generally designated 1 comprises a cylindrical metal strut 2 telescopically received within a larger diameter hollow cylindrical support post 3. The bottom end 4 of support post 3 co-operates with one end of a helical compression spring 5 with the other end of the spring 5 being connected internally to the bottom of cylindrical sleeve 5a.
A base pad 6 is connected externally to the bottom of sleeve 5a, the lower planar face of the base pad 6 being covered with a layer of rubber 7. A pivotal connection mechanism 8 enables the base pad 6 to pivot relative to sleeve Sa.
An engagement pad 9 similar in construction to the base pad 6, having its upper planar face covered with a rubber layer 11, is pivotally connected by means of pivot connection 10 to the upper end of the strut 2. Strut 2 is provided with a series of holes 12 along its length, the holes 12 aligning with a corresponding hole 13 provided near the top of the support post 3 as the strut 2 moves longitudinally in the support post 3. Pin 14 attached to chain 15 passes through hole 13 and a corresponding hole 12 to selectively fix the support post 3 and strut 2 relative to one another.A shelf 16 is connected to the strut 2 by means of engagement of fixing formations on the shelf (not shown) and holes 17 provided in the side of the strut 2 (see Figure la). The height of the shelf is adjustable by means of selection of the particular holes 17 to which the shelf is connected.
In use, the pin 14 is removed from the holes in strut 2 and support post 3 such that the strut 2 and support post 3 may be moved longitudinally relative to one another. The device is then placed with the base pad 6, in engagement with the floor of the building support post 3 is forced downwardly against the biasing spring 5. A plasterboard (not shown) is then placed on the engagement pad 9, and slowly downward pressure on spring 5 is relaxed allowing the force exerted by the biasing spring 5 to move the strut 2 upwardly until the plasterboard is held in register with the ceiling.

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CLAIMS.
1. A Building Aid comprising an elongate strut member and an elongate support member having their longitudinal axes arranged substantially parallel and being selectively movable longitudinally relative to one another, resilient biasing means being provided for biasing said support member in its longitudinal direction, one end of said strut member being provided with an engagement member arranged in use to ab u t a work article (such as a plaster board) so as to hold said article in register with a predetermined surface (such as a ceiling).
2. A Building Aid as claimed in Claim 1 wherein a securing means is provided arranged to selectively substantially inhibit relative movement of said strut member and said support member in their longitudinal direction. The strut arrangement with the strut member being received within the support member. The building aid is further provided with a base arranged in use to rest on a ground surface.
3. A Building Aid as claimed in claim 1 or claim 2 wherein the engagement member is provided with a planar engagement surface and may be in the form of a pad or the like having a planar surface of a resilient material such as rubber, foam or the like.
The engagement member is detachable.
4. A Building Aid as clamed in claim 1, 2 or 3, wherein the resilient biasing means is in the form of a spring which is a compression spring. The resilient biasing means is contained within a sleeve and advantageously, co-operates with an adjacently located end region of the support member.
5. A Building Aid as claimed in 1 - 4, wherein the securing means comprises a securing pin or the like arranged to pass through correspondingly alignable holes in the strut member and support member. A series of holes are provided along the length of either the strut member or support member alignable with a single hole in the other member as the two move longitudinally relative to one another.
6. A Building Aid substantially as described herein with reference to figures 1 - 15 of the accompanying drawing.
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WO1996001353A1 (en) * 1994-07-01 1996-01-18 Concept 2000 Pty. Ltd. A prop
DE19529989A1 (en) * 1995-08-16 1997-02-27 Rainer Glueck Support for raising panels, boards and laths up to ceiling
GB2305957A (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-04-23 Roy Geofrrey Parry Installing Plaster Boards
US5685112A (en) * 1994-09-29 1997-11-11 Fara; Mark C. Apparatus and method for removing structural parts of a building without contaminating adjacent areas
DE29615058U1 (en) * 1996-08-30 1998-01-08 Hilgarth Guenter Device for mounting ceiling panels
GB2331544A (en) * 1997-11-20 1999-05-26 James Moffatt Apparatus for fixing ceiling panels
US5979854A (en) * 1997-12-03 1999-11-09 Lundgren; Curt Strut apparatus for holding drywall panels and building materials in position
GB2345081A (en) * 1998-12-23 2000-06-28 Graham Keith Wheawall Adjustable sheet material support device
US7134810B2 (en) * 2002-02-22 2006-11-14 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop having a yield section
US7334968B2 (en) 2002-02-22 2008-02-26 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop
US7387293B2 (en) 2004-12-22 2008-06-17 Lawrence Boucher Construction Inc. Device for holding and positioning construction materials
CN102996077A (en) * 2012-12-10 2013-03-27 常熟建工建设集团有限公司苏州分公司 High punch positioning device

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GB2194977A (en) * 1986-09-10 1988-03-23 Alan Ramon Bloom A spring biased stand extending from floor to ceiling
US4733844A (en) * 1987-02-10 1988-03-29 John Molloy Sheet rock support devise
GB2200385A (en) * 1987-01-27 1988-08-03 Noel Denton Chesworth A spring loaded telescopic post suitable for abutment between floor and ceiling
GB2213189A (en) * 1987-12-05 1989-08-09 Geoffrey Reynard Apparatus for supporting a panel
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GB236327A (en) * 1924-11-05 1925-07-09 Edgar Charles Adolphus Bliault The improved strut or prop
GB242551A (en) * 1925-06-09 1925-11-12 Edgar Charles Adolphus Bliault Improvements in or relating to struts or props for display and other purposes
GB796701A (en) * 1955-10-24 1958-06-18 Levine And Son Ltd A new or improved display appliance for use in shop windows and the like
GB939623A (en) * 1961-06-21 1963-10-16 Jay Burch Frazelle A portable bracket device
US4576354A (en) * 1984-06-14 1986-03-18 Blessing Sr William R Panel overhead support apparatus
US4695028A (en) * 1986-04-14 1987-09-22 Hunter Wayne W Device for holding construction materials
GB2194977A (en) * 1986-09-10 1988-03-23 Alan Ramon Bloom A spring biased stand extending from floor to ceiling
GB2200385A (en) * 1987-01-27 1988-08-03 Noel Denton Chesworth A spring loaded telescopic post suitable for abutment between floor and ceiling
US4733844A (en) * 1987-02-10 1988-03-29 John Molloy Sheet rock support devise
GB2213189A (en) * 1987-12-05 1989-08-09 Geoffrey Reynard Apparatus for supporting a panel
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WO1996001353A1 (en) * 1994-07-01 1996-01-18 Concept 2000 Pty. Ltd. A prop
GB2304752A (en) * 1994-07-01 1997-03-26 Concept 2000 Pty Ltd A prop
GB2304752B (en) * 1994-07-01 1998-08-05 Concept 2000 Pty Ltd A prop
US5685112A (en) * 1994-09-29 1997-11-11 Fara; Mark C. Apparatus and method for removing structural parts of a building without contaminating adjacent areas
DE19529989A1 (en) * 1995-08-16 1997-02-27 Rainer Glueck Support for raising panels, boards and laths up to ceiling
DE19529989C2 (en) * 1995-08-16 1999-07-22 Rainer Glueck Support for laying panels, boards and slats on the ceiling
GB2305957A (en) * 1995-10-06 1997-04-23 Roy Geofrrey Parry Installing Plaster Boards
DE29615058U1 (en) * 1996-08-30 1998-01-08 Hilgarth Guenter Device for mounting ceiling panels
GB2331544A (en) * 1997-11-20 1999-05-26 James Moffatt Apparatus for fixing ceiling panels
US5979854A (en) * 1997-12-03 1999-11-09 Lundgren; Curt Strut apparatus for holding drywall panels and building materials in position
GB2345081A (en) * 1998-12-23 2000-06-28 Graham Keith Wheawall Adjustable sheet material support device
US7134810B2 (en) * 2002-02-22 2006-11-14 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop having a yield section
US7334968B2 (en) 2002-02-22 2008-02-26 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop
US7360971B2 (en) 2002-02-22 2008-04-22 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop
US7390147B2 (en) 2002-02-22 2008-06-24 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop having a yield section
US7445408B2 (en) 2002-02-22 2008-11-04 Jennmar Corporation Yieldable prop having a restraint arrangement
US7387293B2 (en) 2004-12-22 2008-06-17 Lawrence Boucher Construction Inc. Device for holding and positioning construction materials
CN102996077A (en) * 2012-12-10 2013-03-27 常熟建工建设集团有限公司苏州分公司 High punch positioning device

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