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Moving stud wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by mark206000, 20 Apr 2017.

  1. mark206000

    mark206000

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    Hi,

    We are hoping to enlarge the kitchen. Plan is to remove the current stud wall and build another about 2m into the living room. Had a structural eng out to confirm that the existing wall wasn't supporting anything.

    Where the new stud is to go tho it'll need to run parallel to the floor joists. There's a slight bit of movement in the floor if you bounce on it, he suggested double joisting it. It's a bungalow also so no problem adding extra noggins up top.

    Is it really necessary to double joist the floor ? Was hoping to build it myself as it's just a wall no doors etc. Will it cause problems, cracking plaster on the ceiling if it's pulling on there or along the edges ? Or am I worrying too much ?!

    Cheers !
    Mark
     
  2. Ian H

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    I'd run noggings between the 2 joists the wall will sit on.
     
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    Well the SE knows the permissible deflections and has been on site, so he will be giving a better opinion than anyone here. No one else knows how much is a bit of bounce. But if you're not worried about movement or can hang the wall from above with a movement joint below, maybe the wall will stay put! But is it that hard to pull up the floor boards?
     
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    If you fix it properly to the floor and ceiling, it will act to reduce the bounce of the floor, rather than pull the ceiling
     
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