Restoration & Refurbishment Question

I am refurbishing a basement apartment in a large house of 8 flats. i have removed a stud partition from under the ceiling. was i too hasty?

The partition wall was put up AFTER the ceiling was plasterboarded and painted. The partition follows the line of a small landing area upstairs and a 3 stair step down. The partition creates a hallway by separating the kitchen from the lounge area. I have since replaced supports incase I acted in error. I have some pics available. I woud also be grateful for a builder visit the property to see the problem and assess.

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Answered 1st Dec 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

If as you say the stud wall was put up after the ceiling was plasterboarded skimed and painted then it is not a supporting wall and removing it would not cause any problems as supporting walls normally are built up of concrete or brick and would be done whilst the property was being bulit and before the ceiling was plasterboarded and skimmed so you have no worries there in removing it.

Answered 2nd Dec 2011


Member since 29 Nov 2011

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