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Replace stair balustrade and newel post

Postby Martin23 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Hi,
I want to update my stair balustrade and newel post. The newel post goes from floor to ceiling. Are these load bearing, can they be remove and replaced with short posts? Was looking at buying a kit.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi martin23.
I would guess that the ground floor post is part of the stair structure so no it should not be removed. The first floor section may not be structural - go in the loft and see if the top is attached to anything.
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Postby Martin23 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:41 am

Thanks I will check in loft.
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