I just moved in with my girlfriend to our new home (built in 1970's) in the UK and we are fitting a new kitchen. My question is, can we remove both these walls, or at least one of them? It would make the kitchen much bigger and more comfortable.
The 2 walls are sitting in the middle of the ~6m wide property about a meter apart. They are 8-9cm wide, with the thin but tall grey bricks (sorry, I don't know the appropriate name). The beams are sitting on both of them, but the joints are only on the left handside one. There are no walls sitting right above them, only the cross beams. The cross beams are ~40cm apart and are joint from the 2 sides on the middle-left wall. I didn't have the time to ask an architecture to take a look at it yet, but a friend of mine who worked in construction assumes that only this wall is load bearing.
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