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Advice wanted on removing studs from wall but maybe structural

Postby Heskey123 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:59 pm

hi all. We are thinking of removing part of one vertical stud beam in a wall, then placing a large horizontal piece of wood attached to the bottom of the stud and attached to the studs either side. This is so we can create an opening in the wall. Some photos are attached to try and make it easier to see. Thing is I'm not sure if this wall is supporting the whole landing above. If it is would ig still be OK to do this? Thanks. Also how do I know what walls are supporting, all our internal walls are stud walls. Any advice greatly recieved
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This is the wall, the landing above it. We wang to make s hole in the wall that is under the stairs
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Next stud in wall is where this black line is
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Removal of part of the length of this stud, and placing s larger noggin in the gap attached to the other studs either side
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:31 pm

Hi heskey123
There should not be a problem even if a butt joint has been done in the landing trimmer. Do make sure you are not removing plasterboard coated with Artex with asbestos in it.
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