DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Is this wall that runs parallel with joists load bearing?

Postby Arf4n » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:08 pm

So im trying to find out if this wall is load bearing, it is a full brick wall but it runs parallel to the the joist, infact under the beam is just the the plaster boad, which is dot and dab.

I've lifted the floor boards which shows the beam is around 10cm or 20cm away from the joist

Any ideas?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:59 pm


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:55 pm

Hi arf4n
It is not possible to see the issue with the photos you have posted
If is not unusual for masonry walls to be built direct on floorboards and not directly above a joist.
The fact that it is masonry indicates that it is load bearing - tread carefully if you are going to mess with it!
Regards S
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 6321
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics