Timber 1st floor extension over outer leaf?

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  1. stb654

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    Hi all,
    Is it possible to build a 1st floor wall of timber where the sole plate is positioned over the external leaf of brickwork, rather than inner leaf, in a cavity wall? What would go underneath to spread this load? (if possible).

    Essentially to make more room internally and also have the cladding positioned further outward.
    Thanks.
     
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    Yes as long as it detailed properly to allow the frame to be strapped down.

    The frame sits on a sole plate
     
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    Cheers Woody!
     
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    We did this but only had a single leaf on the ground floor to start with. It hasn't fallen down yet.
     
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