Jump to content

Knocking down a supporting wall


Recommended Posts

Does anybody know the rough price of knocking through an internal supporting wall, installing an RSJ and making good? I'm not sure yet if it's Manx stone or brick, I imagine it would cost a bit more on labour if it is Manx stone.

 

many thanks

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Don't get O'Reilly to do it though...  

I love these TV property programmes where the likes of Sarah Beenie goes banging her fist on a wall and because it sounds hollow, declares it is not structural and can be removed. Just like that.  

Here's your man:  

Had something similar done a few years ago. You'll need a structural engineer to calculate the size of the RSJ required and the size of the padstones.

 

Is it just a door you're putting through or opening up the whole wall between 2 rooms? If the latter, the neatest way will be to have the RSJ put in the ceiling space with joist hangers in it for the floor above, rather than having it as a visible beam across.

 

Cost - don't know. Depends on size of the opening, how thick the wall is, what the side walls are like etc. I can recommend the builder that did mine a few years ago if you like via PM.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. Yes we want to open up the 2 rooms, I hadn't considered that the RSJ could be put into the ceiling, that would look better.

 

We do have a builder in mind already but yes, if you could also recommend someone so I can get a comparative quote, that would be great?

 

cheers

Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anybody know the rough price of knocking through an internal supporting wall, installing an RSJ and making good? I'm not sure yet if it's Manx stone or brick, I imagine it would cost a bit more on labour if it is Manx stone.

 

many thanks

 

 

just make sure you put support in first before you knock the wall down.....

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure that any builder has public liability insurance before you let them touch a thing. Putting an RSJ under the ceiling level and leaving slightly protruding sections from the side walls will probably be the least expensive option.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks very much for the advice. I haven't moved in yet so am unsure of exactly what needs doing. The wall is supporting the joists above, I think. It's one of the 1st things we want to do with the place. will I need to get planning permission? I didn't consider a structural engineer, I hoped just a quote from a builder would do.

 

Gaffer tape!? Probably overkill I think, I only want it to hold for a few minutes. It's not the Guggenheim.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The wall will need support ("needles")when you break through as will the ceiling joists to each of the rooms (with "acro" props). If the construction is brick it's relatively straight forward if it's random stone/ lime mortar it could be " problematic ". I've had the odd nightmare with a flint /random rubble wall .

 

It may be possible to 'lose' the wall protruding down into the room resulting in a flat ceiling throughout the two rooms but it is a tad more expensive , but I think it looks better

 

If you have no experience with this type of work I would think it prudent to take on board the advice you have been given (above) and involve the local building control officer.

 

Good luck and I wish you well

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...