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Removing Load-Bearing Wall to Enlarge Kitchen Area

Postby carbar » Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 pm


Now, before I start, I know that eventually I will have to speak to a structural engineer to get it done, but I thought, before I spend a few hundred quid finding out that what I was thinking wasn't possible, I'd ask here first.

My 1930's house was originally L-shaped:


At some point, someone added a single-level extension to the kitchen:


The dotted line represents where a load-bearing wall has been removed and replaced by an RSJ.

I was wondering if it would be possible to remove another load-bearing wall to increase the kitchen further:


The dotted lines represent RSJs. Would this be possible without putting in a column?


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Postby michaelscad » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:59 pm

befre you do anything do you really want a pillar in the middle of your kitchen
and end up with a shudda wudda cudda Deleted right before you start
you shoild download IG lintles price list they do box100 lintles up to 4000mm
no need for structural engineers they are made for the spans at about 700£ each
they have to be installed as a pair bolted together with spacing
so they support the full width of the wall the end bearings are the same as norm
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