Load bearing Wall Removals
If you are wanting to build an extension, remove an unsightly structure or modify your home to have a large open floor plan you may need to remove load bearing walls.
Load bearing Wall Removals and Internal Alterations.
Load bearing walls are an active part of your properties structural integrity and need to be assessed by a structural engineer before being removed. These walls help support the weight of the building through what may be other walls, floors or roofing elements that can be essential to the properties stability.
Exterior property walls are load bearing and if an extension has been built onto the building already, what may appear to be an internal wall could still be load bearing.
One of our qualified structural engineers would analyze the wall and determine whether or not the wall is load bearing. If the wall needs to be removed the necessary calculations would be conducted and the correct size replacement beam would be designed to ensure the safety and stability of the property.
Step BY Step Process
Local free estimates are available in your local area – book a 15 mins consultation to review the next steps
Small jobs such as a single storey or double storey extension for residential jobs can be delivered in 7 days.
Medium to large size projects which may include basement designs, new builds or jobs that require significant structural input can be completed in 1-4 weeks
Onsite changes for jobs that are in construction will take 1-3 days
Do I need a Structural Engineer to Remove a Load Bearing Wall?
Removing a load-bearing wall requires a structural engineer to design an alternative way to offer support and maintain the buildings integrity. To ensure the weight being carried by the wall is safely re-distributed, the engineer may specify a timber or steel beam, an RSJ or concrete lintel.
Building Control will usually require you to have a structural engineer specify a suitable RSJ, beam or lintel. This should be done before getting quotes from builders to avoid any additional costs later on.
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