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.
Anything to do with load bearing call a structural engineer don't just take advise from builder even if they say it's okay
No it doesn't seem like it is a load bearing wall from what you have said
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.
check before you demolish anything wether its stud wall or any wall always check from the top
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.
don't be so sure always best to check in the attic if anything is resting on the stud wall mabey a purling
Id have two piers and put a rsj steel in to support load above
Hi its look like your wall support your floor above from your description, in this case you will need a steel beam installed, which will support your floor above if you want to remove that wall
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.
Is there any wall above it shouldn't b a load bearing wall but might go through the joists then the upper wall would need supporting with steel
This is not our area of expertise, however, Based on this question we would always advise our clients to speak with a structural engineer or relevant professional that specialises in this type of work so as not to compromise the integrity of the property.
With any old building nothing seems as it ment to ..with this my advice is get a building control in to confirm your consept
Or before removal off the wall surport the cieling with a new rsj which will support your house as well as give you the freedom but with any alterations please check with local authorities that you can proceed..all check if listed