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Removing Internal external wall!!!

Discussion in 'Building' started by Jonnydt, 11 Feb 2015.

  1. Jonnydt

    Jonnydt

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    does anyone have a idea of how much the following would cost?

    The house has a double floor extension and we are looking to remove the former outside wall from the downstairs as the layout dosnt work. We'd like to remove wall front to back approx 9.5m. My questions are is this possible? Would it be easier to knock the whole wall down from loft to ground floor rather than installing rsj's. And how much would it cost to do the work then install stud walls for the new layout?

    Any ideas would've much appreciated thanks😄
     
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    Anything is possible.

    The wall above will have to remain as it is probably supporting the roof and the floors.

    You may need a masonry column mid-span on the steel.

    You may need return piers at each end of the steel.

    £12k ish?
     
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    I would get addvice from a structural engineer and get him to specify the RSJ needed. Ask him about how much the beam can be expected to deflect once the RSJ is carrying the load above.

    He will also be able to check that the foundations will take the additional loads which will be concentrated at the base of whatever is going to support the ends of the RSJ.

    Atttention needs to be paid to achieveing proper transference of the load from the temporary supports to the RSJ, otherwise there may be settlement of the supported wall.
     
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