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Load Bearing Wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by padstar, 3 Aug 2021.

  1. padstar

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    I know no one can answer 100% correctly without seeing it and i should get a SE to check BUT if a 1st floor wall is built off floorboards and there is no wall plate/joists sat on the wall is it fair to assume that it can be removed without the need for propping and replaced with a studwork wall?
     
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  3. stuart45

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    Is it a block wall?
     
  4. padstar

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    Blockwork yes
     
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    It sounds like it's not a load bearing wall. You are replacing it with a stud wall anyway. There are some load bearing stud walls that have no walls under them, but are quite rare in standards houses.
    Trussed Partitions (chestofbooks.com)
     
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    Thanks. Fairly confident it is non structural and the studwork will go straight in after it's removed.
     
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    If the door casings upstairs measure about 4” in width, it usually means you have partition block walls upstairs.
     
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    Just checked and the measure just under 3"
     
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    Extruded hollow clay block? Or brick-on-edge? (depending on the age of the house)
     
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    early 1900's house. Will find out at the weekend when i start removing it.
     
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    I was going to say 2 inch blocks, but as it's early 1900's it could be a stud wall with a brick on edge infill between the studs.
     
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