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Moving a door in a steel framed stud wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by hanzads, 11 Dec 2014.

  1. hanzads

    hanzads

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to move an internal door a couple of foot and it was all pretty straight forward with no electrics or plumbing involved. However, having pulled away the plasterboard, I can see that the wall itself has a steel frame, and as far as I can tell the steel goes all the way up to the floor above (I live in a block of flats).

    The steel itself is pretty flimsy, and the wall is definitely not a supporting wall, but since I've never worked with steel I have no idea if I can cut through it to move the door or if I need some sort of special support put in.

    Can anyone tell me if I can just work with it as it were wood, or do I need to get someone in to take a look? Any help would be really appreciated!

    Thanks

     
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    theprinceofdarkness

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    Treat the metal as wood. Most difficult bit will be fixing the foot of the framing as the steel sections might have been nailed in with a shot gun before the plasterboard was fitted. You might also need a screwdriver with a 2' reach!
    Frank
     
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