Load Bearing Wall ? Supporting the Ceiling Joist of Truss


Postby scoup » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:55 pm

I have an internal bedroom wall sitting on a double joist across the top of the kitchen. There is no wall underneath the bedroom wall in the kitchen.
The internal bedroom wall is lightweight breeze block plastered both sides.
I want to take the wall down to make the bedroom bigger.
The blockwork extends up into the loft by about 50mm and is notched where the ceiling joists of the 'Fink' Truss cross them at right angles.

Is this a load bearing wall? Two people (a quantity surveyor and a house builder) do not think this is load bearing. Any thoughts any one?
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:00 pm

scoup,
Do the bracing rafters of the trusses come down to meet above the wall you are intending to remove. If yes you need to get a structural engineer to pronounce. It may be worth doing this anyway.
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