Can i remove load bearing wall that already has an RSJ

30 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom

Hope someone can help.

I have an internal load bearing wall between my kitchen and my dining room. similar to this.

There is an RSJ in place already and the brickwork protrudes from each end like in the photo. There is currently a door way in the way also.

I am trying to work out what i need to do to proceede.

  • As there is an RSJ in place is it ok to take out this wall?
  • Do i need a structural engineer as they just seem to calc the beam size and I already have one.
  • Do i need a bigger beam if taking out the wall/
  • do i need to get building control to inspect it before/after as if the RSJ is taking the load is it no longer load bearing?
  • Once the wall is out it will need fireproof cladding and so do i still need building regs for that?

Any help would be great here as im not really sure what to do next? I think i can just knock the wall out as the RSJ is taking the weight, although there is some hallow timber stud work behind but i cant see that doing much with the RSJ in place...
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I dont understand. The image does not show a wall, but just an opening with what could be a beam above.

I can't understand what you are referring to.

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