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Structural engineer for load bearing wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by Gazelle1, 28 Jul 2018.

  1. Gazelle1

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    Hi,

    We have a structural engineer coming round in a couple of weeks to do calculations for us to have a single door extended to a double door in a loadbearing wall. Has anyone had this done, and can tell me what kind of access they are likely to need? i.e. are they likely to need to take up carpets to look at floorboards/look at other areas of the house or loft?

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    Yes all of that, they'll want to see the direction of floor boards at least, have a look in the loft probably to check what loads are coming down on to which walls. Don't go lifting big bits of carpet though, they'll only need to see a little smidge along the skirting to determine the board joints. And if you have 300mm of insulation in the loft that won't help so you could maybe peel a bit back, or at least be on hand to do it if they ask.
     
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    Hi,

    Thank you, good to know. Do you also know how long an inspection typically takes?

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    No more than about an hour probably I would think.
     
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