Load Bearing Wall


Postby grimmy » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:36 am

I want to open up a load bearing wall in my ground floor flat (built 1930's). I can do this on one side of the existing central door, but to the left is a angled wall about 800mm connecting this wall to the perpendicular wall. This angled wall then stops short of the ceiling? does anyone know what this is. There is a fire place on the perpendicular wall and i think next doors fireplace is behind the corner wall but i'm pretty sure it is not inside this wall[/list][/list]
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Postby loomo » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:21 pm

hard to work out what you mean from the information you give. how far does it stop from the ceiling? possibly it's just a wall to add stability to the main wall. more info would help to solve your problem.
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Postby grimmy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:27 pm

it stops about 700mm short of the ceiling. It is solid as far as i can tell and has floorboards on top which are fixed under the 2 perpendicular walls??
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Postby canny » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:49 pm

You need to call in a building inspector for this. It will need building regs. call yout local council
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