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Knocked an interior wall down.

Discussion in 'Building' started by Mattsp1, 23 Nov 2020.

  1. Mattsp1

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    Hi all,

    we live in a 1920s Victorian house, we have already knocked down the wall between the kitchen and the old dining room. The wall we removed was sat between two joists, but it went up and touched the joists, it simply sat between them. so my old man said it would be okay to knock down, nothing has happened and we did put an extra joist up there to support(for my piece of mind)

    is my house safe?!
    Sensible answers only.
     
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  3. HERTS P&D

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    Should you of asked the questions before you knocked it down?

    Andy
     
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    Damn and blast. I'm out.

    That narrows it down to one member. Someone who has seen this one bazillion times before, at 500 councils he has worked at and would approve it if he was inspecting.

    He'll be along shortly with his sensible words of Dalai Lama-like wisdom (or just lama like).
     
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    Do you mean Fruit Burn?

    Andy
     
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    Yes it's safe - has tel un nerved you ? in your other post.
     
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    sssshhhhh.

    He's still after me for not quoting all the building regulations since 1963. :cautious:

    I'm off
     
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  10. Mattsp1

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    I did, I just worry as we are having a fair bit of work done upstairs in the bathroom so was concerned about it falling through our ceiling lol
     
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    Not on this thread.

    Andy
     
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    General rule of thumb, if the wall runs parallel with the joists, its not supporting. If it runs at right angles to the joists, it's likely to be holding them up.

    You can fall though the ceiling if there's a supporting wall there or not. I know. I've done it.... :whistle:
     
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    No I know, I’ve only just discovered this forum really, and can I just say thank you all very much. You’ve put my worries at bay.
     
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