load bearing wall

  1. N

    Thermalite 3.6n blocks for steel - Help needed

    Hi All, Can somebody help me? I am doing an extension rear single storey, side double storey 7.6X3.5m front single storey on a semi. My question is about a double-storey wall. On left side I got an old wall (existing) backside steel sitting on the goalpost, first floor wall I can build on...
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    Potential disaster in the making or not?

    So our first floor maisonette flat had two windows and a doorway into our living room from the entrance way. They were very dated, so we removed the windows and door but kept the frame, thinking we would do something with it at a later date as we had other renovations to focus on. Today I got...
  3. SpaceWorm

    Removing Internal Walls - Is this a Structural Wall

    Right lads, belt up, I am renovating a 1957 brick cavity wall-built bungalow an am planning to remove the wall between the kitchen and lounge as one of my first jobs. I had designed a beam to span the opening on the basis that the ceiling joists coloured pink in the attached plan would be...
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    Placing a RSJ on a 3.6N AERATED CONCRETE BLOCK (Thermalite)

    Hi, I am taking a corner out of the kitchen on the ground floor which will be supported by a 'T' RSJ section. The largest RSJ (203 x 203 x52) has a span of 5m. One end will be on the original 9inch brick pier and the other will be on a new 300mm wall (inner leaf - 100mm). The builder has built...
  5. T

    I think my downstairs neighbour has removed a load bearing wall

    Hi all, Hoping to get some advice please. I live in a block of flats that was originally an old Victorian building. It was converted into 5 flats decades ago. My downstairs neighbour has started to do some serious build works. I was in helping her carry something in and I noticed a number of...
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    Do I need a lintel?

    We're looking to open up a cupboard space in the kitchen. Made up for 4 brick walls, which used to house the original heating system. Concrete pad sitting on top of the brickwork below ceiling level. (Just above the vent for reference) Chimney sits on the concrete and continues through rest...
  7. T

    Block & Beam, on outer skin?

    Hi I’m about to commence on a rear extension. The block and beam layout has to be drawn up and sizes spec’d by the beam supplier, and then sent through to our BCO. my question is, where the beams key into the existing wall, can they simply rest on the outer brick skin? (On a DPC) or do they...
  8. Jdv13

    Cowboy builder removes load bearing wall

    Hi, I am after some advise. I have had a builder doing a single story extension for me. We have had nothing but problems with him from the start. Him turning up for a couple hours a day and sometimes only twice a week. (This we could deal with) the real problem started when he took out the...
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    Load bearing wall advice

    Hi Everyone I would like to remove a wall on the first floor. The house is a typical 1930s terraced house. Attached is the wall in question. The wall is a brick wall, but I have checked the loft and the joists are parallel to the wall except one joist that sits on it. However on top of the...
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    Load bearing wall advice

    Hi Everyone I would like to remove a wall on the first floor. The house is a typical 1930s terraced house. The wall is a brick wall, but I have checked the loft and the joists are parallel to the wall except one joist that sits on it. However on top of the ceiling joist there is a beam...
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    Knocking out load-bearing wall (in USA)

    Hi all, I am new to DIY and am looking for advice for knocking out a bricked up wall that is part of a poured basement foundation to put in a small 6x7' garage door. My main concern is what to do regarding a beam since this is a load bearing wall to the exterior. Am I safe to create an 8" wide...
  12. T

    Shoddy RSJJ installation problems

    Hi guys, was wondering whether anyone could offer some advise regarding RSJs that our builder has installed. The job was done at breakneck speed and as a result the RSJs weren't level which I challenged builder over. Subsequently, they've decided to try lowering them by 10mm to get them level...
  13. M

    Load bearing internal wall - Correct construction?

    Hi all, I’ll try to explain the situation. I have a rectangular ground floor room which currently has the joists above it for the first floor removed. I need to add in an internal staircase and so I am in the process of working out how best to construct a wall to section off the stairs and...
  14. K

    RSJ Padstone - HELP

    I’m creating an opening (Proposed 1700mm wide) in my rear external ex solid wall (it has been rebuilt using cavity with a width to match existing, 230mm, just in ground floor and half length of the wall). There is a small window and a 900mm door in that wall panel I want the opening in for the...
  15. Billy Matthews

    Can this wall be load bearing? (Loft Conversion)

    Hello everyone! First time posting as I just wanted to get a few opinions on something. OK, so I have started a loft conversion, all done properly, with architect, structural engineer and building control. Without boring you all with the small details of the build I have some internal walls...
  16. Adas

    No header found in 7ft opening into family room.

    I am redoing my kitchen and have a colonial that had attached breezeway/garage on side house. A prior owner closed the breezeway and made it into a sunken family room. The opening in the kitchen to this room is a little over 7ft wide. this opening is parrelle with joist and hasbeen their...
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    Lintel on breeze blocks

    I am to open the wall between the kitchen and dining room. The wall is bearing the load of joist of a bedroom above it. There is no other wall above it nor stud wall just the joists. I am looking at installing 2700x100x65 lintel. My question is what is the minimum length on the breeze block...
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