Removing Load-Bearing Wall to Enlarge Kitchen Area

Postby carbar » Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 pm


Now, before I start, I know that eventually I will have to speak to a structural engineer to get it done, but I thought, before I spend a few hundred quid finding out that what I was thinking wasn't possible, I'd ask here first.

My 1930's house was originally L-shaped:


At some point, someone added a single-level extension to the kitchen:


The dotted line represents where a load-bearing wall has been removed and replaced by an RSJ.

I was wondering if it would be possible to remove another load-bearing wall to increase the kitchen further:


The dotted lines represent RSJs. Would this be possible without putting in a column?


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