could it be a load bearing wall (50mm stud wall)?

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Hi all,

I'm keen to make my kitchen in our 1999 semi a little larger, we are considering taking out a nuisance corner wall, about 1800mm long on one edge and a door on the other. The door gives access to the hallway then the downstairs wc...i understand you no longer need 2 doors between kitchen and wc...which is probably why it was put there.

The wall is paper thin 50mm so i'm doubting it's load bearing however I cannot see how else the joist are supported unless there's some hidden timber/steel work further along.

I'm reluctant to get engineers/architects involved for such a piddling bit of wall.

Any pointers would be gratefully received
 
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The wall is paper thin 50mm so i'm doubting it's load bearing however I cannot see how else the joist are supported unless there's some hidden timber/steel work further along.

The joists are probably either "built-in" to the masonry or supported in joist hangers. Go into the room above the wall and lift the floor boards if you can, to confirm the joists are not supported by the wall in question (highly unlikely). If lifting floor boards in the room above is not possible remove a section of the plasterboard from the wall in question and have a looksee.
 
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lovely job..actually I was going to have a go this arvo...but wasn't sure what i'd be looking for...would i see overlapped joists or some form of heavy duty binding?
 
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