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Is this downstairs wall load bearing as I want to remove it?

Postby Grace W » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:26 am

Thank you very much for reading! There is a wall in my house I'd like to remove myself. It's internal, in the front of the house and runs parallel to the thick floor joists between the upstairs and downstairs of the house. On top of those floor joists there are floorboards that run perpendicular to the joists. There is an upstairs wall above where that downstairs wall is but the upstairs wall rests on the floorboards. There is a solid brick wall in the middle of the house which goes from the stairwell to the other side of the house with one doorway in it on one side and a wider archway on the other side to open up the lounge into two connected rooms. The wall I want to remove is like all the walls in the middle of the house - two thin bits of plasterboard with cubes of cardboard holding them together. There is a bit of timber in the middle of the walls and a timber baton on top but it's less than half the thickness of timber you would expect from a cavity wall. I may be asking an obvious question but is that downstairs wall structural and load bearing? Can I take it down without worrying about structural problems? Thank you so much x
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:08 pm

Hi gracew
Sorry your question is too involved for an answer to be given to your question.
You need to get a structural engineer involved for a definitive answer.
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