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Question about steel beam

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by L.denel, 14 Feb 2018.

  1. L.denel

    L.denel

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    Our builder is on site for our loft conversion. He has laid a heavy long beam but one support is on the edge of the brick wall of the garden elevation and the metal spreader under the beam extends to the top of our first floor small bathroom window. The builder reckons its okay but I am unsure - is this safe to do?

    Also, I have a removed chimney breast about 1/2 metre above loft level floor with 2 brackets under 2 flues. Now that I am converting my loft, the builder has supported the top beam and 2 floor beams on the chimney breast party wall. Would I be able to remove the chimney breast a bit higher up to 1 metre below the ridge of the house? Would the party wall structure be safe?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    what does the engineers drawing show
     
  4. Post some pictures please; that'll give us a much better idea. As to the chimneys, have chat with your neighbour, and see how they'd feel about removing the chimney completely. If you go too high up, then you've got a danger that it'll be top heavy towards you. You might be better off leaving as is, and facing off the wall so it's straight across, but the BCO will tell you what he'll allow.
     
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