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Converting a single brick outhouse but are internal walls loadbearing?

Postby Jon aharvey » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:30 pm

I currently have a single brick outhouse attached to the side of my 1950s semi. It's roughly 12' x 12' and consists of 3 small rooms and a lobby. The roof is a re-enforced concrete slab. I'm looking at removing all internal walls to open it up and create a usable room. My question is are the internal walls likely to be load bearing? Atleast one neighbour has removed all walls without installing any RSJs. Does this sound feasible?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:42 pm

Hi jonaharvey
Given the age of your property and the span involved it is likely that the walls are load bearing. Even if you got a structural surveyor to have a look I doubt they would give the ok to remove internal walls.
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