partition wall

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    Can I fix the top of a partition wall into plasterboard or do I need to fix it to joists?

    Hi all, My missus wants the living room separated from the stairs to help keep heat in (and save on ridiculous energy bills in the winter) so I want to build an internal partition wall with a door in it. It's a concrete floor so I'm happy fixing the bottom part of the partition wall to the...
  2. T

    Structural partition?

    We recently bought a circa 1870 semi and have noticed something that seems unusual to me. The horizontal internal walls in the below picture appear to be stud. There appears to be a beam and brick columns about 200mm below the wall to the left of the middle door but none to the wall on the right...
  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...
  4. S

    Internal soil stack - box in, or put within stud wall?

    First time poster with limited plumbing experience - go easy on me :) We're doing a loft extension, and will have an internal soil stack serving a ground floor, first floor, and loft toilet - the 3 toilets are pretty well aligned. The soil stack will be 'boxed in' on the ground floor and first...
  5. L

    External timber partition within existing opening

    I have got planning permission to divide one larger room into two with a timber partition wall ending in the external large existing sliding doors opening (with concrete lintel above). I am struggling to find any construction details for an external timber pier for this dividing wall between...
  6. D

    Best technique to channel paramount partition (honeycomb plasterboard)?

    Hi all, I have pipework mounted on top of paramount partition board and want to hide this pipework inside the partition. I'm thinking of drilling access holes at each end, and feed through speedfit. What's the best technique for creating the channel internally between the two holes, cutting...
  7. OuluChris

    Damp on demise wall

    Hi, I live in an apartment building constructed in the late 1980's in London. My bedroom wall is also the demising wall. On the other side is my neighbour's apartment. There are three floors of apartments above me. Recently a small patch of the wall has been looking damp, growing black mould...
  8. S

    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...
  9. F

    Removal of toilet/bathroom wall

    Hi all, after a bit of advice... I've just removed a breeze block wall in our 1930s semi that separated the toilet and main bathroom. The idea now is to remove the second door (pictured to the right below) and put a stud wall in it's place. The question I have is what is the best way to...
  10. T

    Can you frame a partition wall on an uneven concrete floor?

    Hi All, I have a concrete floor which is pretty uneven, full of steep local dips and rises of more than 12mm, and far from level. I will be levelling it with latex or something, as it needs to be approaching SR1 for the floor covering. Some of the floor is newly laid (replacing excavated bit)...
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