Support wall under main staircase?


Postby max_174 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:37 am

Hello everyone totally inspired with all the projects on here it has to be said currently redesigning my large hallway and 1 project I would love to do is convert under my stiarcase. As it is there is a large open space underneath then next to this a decent sized cupboard both areas seperated by I would a 4 inch wall which doesnt sound very solid but how do I know if this is supporting my staircase or not? I basically want to remove this section and create 1 large free open space under the staircase without my house falling down! Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:50 pm

max_174,
There's a good chance the wall is supporting the stairs. Get someone in who can investigate and if necessary suggest alternative support methods.
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Postby max_174 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:41 pm

Ok so who am I looking to bring in then? And/or Any recommendations for the Glasgow area? Thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:58 pm

max_174,
Structural surveyor - best option but expensive
Architectural technician - less costly
Builder - use one recommended by friends, make clear its advice only
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