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Removing internal brick walls

Discussion in 'Building' started by Dragos-Nicolae, 22 May 2021.

  1. Dragos-Nicolae

    Dragos-Nicolae

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    Hello .
    Thinking about removing this brick wall .
    Nothing sits on it , so not load bearing , but wondering if it will affect lateral stability of other remaining walls ?
    I'm a diy-er and only had this idea after i removed kitchen ceiling for a different reason . After i seen there's nothing on top of it , i thought it would make our kitchen much better suited for our needs .
    For our peace of mind will leave a 40-50 cm return ( is that how its called ? ) on the side with cavity wall , as there's where we got our fuse board and electricity meter anyway , and thought it will give a bit of lateral stability to external walls and would not have to pay for meter to be moved either . Also i would have enogh space to have a radiator on it . ( on the kitchen side

    https://ibb.co/fxst0hG
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    Got in touch with wakefield building control ( as thats where we belong ) and been told that if its not load bearing , we don't need approval . And as long as it's internal work , as far as i read on the .gov website , i assume we dont need planning permision .

    On the first floor its all stud work . ( if there are no internal masonry walls there , to provide lateral support to external walls , i think it should be fine for ground floor to ? )


    I'm quite sure it's safe to do so , but would like a second opinion .


    And these 2 , that form some sort of cupboard in the corner .

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    What i tried to show in last 2 pics , is that the RSJ is sitting on a padstone , and obviously only remove the wall just up to padstone .

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    https://ibb.co/wgR8dXn
    This is one of the joists from flat roof that spans between external walls .


    Any thoughts please ?
    cheers .

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  2. JohnD

    JohnD

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    you can put photos into your post by "add a file" or by "copy and paste."
     
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  4. thomp1983

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    Wall that makes up utility area can just be removed, the wall with the rsj you need to make sure the padstone is at the end of the wall with the lounge window in and not in the wall you want to remove

    easiest way will be to remove 4 inches of plasterwork along the top of that wall and see what's there, inside the cupboard will probably be tidier for you, if the padstone is in the lounge wall then removing that cupboard should make no difference to the rsj albeit you may get some slight settlement once the wall is removed but nothing will fall down
     
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  5. Dragos-Nicolae

    Dragos-Nicolae

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    Great!
    Was assuming so, just wanted to ask for another opinion
    This is the inside of cupboard and padstone ends on the small half brick 'column'.

    I'll only take it off up to padstone.
    I'll get going then.

    Thank you :)
     

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