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Load bearing wall advice

Discussion in 'Building' started by A_electrical, 6 Oct 2019.

  1. A_electrical

    A_electrical

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    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 ceiling joists there is a beam running between the two external walls and is perpendicular to the wall.

    What is this beam doing? Is it to limit deflection of the joists? Or is it a hanging beam? How can I know if this wall is supporting this beam?

    Please see image below.

    Regards
     

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  3. Not sure from the photos but you need a structural engineer's proposals for building regs approval for removing a loadbearing wall or structural alterations.
     
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    Yes I’m aware. I want to establish if it is first.
    The wall doesn’t support joists and isn’t supporting the struts either.

    I just want to establish if the beam in the picture is considered a point load or not.
     
  5. I can't tell what's what from the photo but that large timber looks a bit manky.
     
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    Added some more if you fancy a look.
    In The second image, the wall sits underneath the 2 joists.

    The timber sits on top of the roof joists.
     

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    That beam is a binder, and it suports the ceiling joists.

    It wont be loading that wall unless it is actually sitting on it or if those two joists are sitting on the wall.
     
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