Removing Walls In A House

Something a little more practical is on the cards today to wake you up on a Monday morning!  A large percentage of the jobs that we undertake require that walls be removed – many of such walls are not original but were added (often illogically) at a later date.  Whilst it is easy to ascertain, broadly speaking, whether a wall is a ‘supporting wall’ one must still be careful not to remove it without consulting an expert first.

A non-supporting wall can, over time, assume some of the weight from the floor above – not to say it is holding the above floor up but instead has simple inherited a percentage of the stress.  If one is to remove such a wall there can be knock on effects to the floors above and below (such as the cracking of brittle finishes).  If in doubt in such a situation it is well worth getting a structural engineer involved to ensure that you have taken all the necessary steps with regard to protecting your home as well as the properties around you!

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Here’s an image of our of our most recent projects where we have removed a wall!

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