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Increase Dining Room Opening and What Supporting Beam to use

Postby Fictionboy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:17 am

Hi all. I’ve got an opening between the kitchen and diner on 1970s ex council terraced and I want to open it up more so it flows better. It is a load bearing wall And I’ve taken the plaster down and measured the the beams across the top and on the sides. The current opening measures 170 and it’s support by two 186x19x4,5 beams together on top of a 4x9 in each end. I want to open it to wall to wall 261 and I was thinking of putting a green or air dried oak beam 261x200x100 supported by two 230x150x100 in each, all of it would be on show to give a bit of look. Is this doable or do I need a thicker beam or a different type? Many thanks, Lui
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Simply Build It

Postby Drfixit » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:49 pm

Umm hows that load bearing? Its a studd wall with a wooden pannel seperating your dining room... U can rip it all off no load there... Lintle beams overhang and im confused...

If u wabt a cottage style oak beam on your roof instead of an opening.. Rip it all out locate cieling beam and skrew it up...
Filler skrew holes..

There ia no load its a me wooden frame
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