Load bearing wall?

I own a 1920’s 3 bed semi. There is a solid internal wall on the ground floor I want to demolish part of between the dining area and kitchen. There is a stud wall slightly to the left of this wall on the 1st floor. From this am I right in thinking it’s non load bearing? The 1st floor joists run in the same direction as this wall (I.e. don’t appear to be supported by it.

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Anything to do with load bearing call a structural engineer don't just take advise from builder even if they say it's okay
6th Aug 2019
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NK Builders
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Hiya! Before take any internal walls out, the best course of action is to call a structural engineer. Some people make mistake of taking the internal walls out if they are stud walls . Which is quite dangerous even though they are stud walls they might be holding some weight. In form building inspector once received structural engineer report. Not informing building is against the law and the work has to be sign off by building control otherwise you might have problem when you decided to sell the house . You should have all relevant paper work for the job. God forbid if any accident happens to the person or the property during or after the work of you don't have paper work insurance company won't entertain as every one know . How lovely insurance companies are . So please dont cut corners. At the end of the day it's your house you have live in it so keep it safe for you and for your love ones.
6th Aug 2019
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No it doesn't seem like it is a load bearing wall from what you have said
18th Aug 2019
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Beenrecommended
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should get it checked but its not load baring in my experience but may be sharing the load at some point so get it checked better safe than sorry.
31st Aug 2019
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M.KIRK.PLUMBING AND BUILDING
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don't be so sure always best to check in the attic if anything is resting on the stud wall mabey a purling
13th Sep 2019
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AAA BUILDERS
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check before you demolish anything wether its stud wall or any wall always check from the top
15th Sep 2019
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if the walls not holding anything ie joists or walls then its not supporting your right. but make sure the full lenth your taking out as joists change direction for many reasons.
15th Sep 2019
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