I am opening up the area under a staircase. My problem is that I don't know whether it is safe to remove the timber studs at the side of the stairs.
I think the studs are there just to hold the drywall (plasterboard) and are not supporting the stairs themselves. The timber studs are approx 3"x2".
Do studs generally support the staircase? Is it safe to remove them? Is there some way of telling?