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Removing a 2 storey non load bearing wall and replacing upstairs with a stud wall
I have a galley kitchen and want to make it into a kitchen dinner ,the dividing wall is non load bearing but goes straight upstairs to provide the separating wall between bedroom and bathroom can I remove this double storey wall and replace upstairs with a stud wall and if so do I require building regs
As long as the strudworkwall supprorts no structrual implimentions theres is no build control imput required. Health and safety requiremt may become apparent may have to be notified due to any repositioning of electrictal requirent such as sockets, (furespures and vents for cookers), lightfittings, appliannces, heat detectors, fireararms etc.
Elecatricala goods require pats tes testing these days to meet gov standards.
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Answered 8th Sep 2015
If it is a masonry wall you should get a structural engineer to look at wall and he can advise you accordingly.The wall could be carrying joists and it it usually better to leave the upstairs wall in place as walls provide stability to buildings.He will do a calculation on wall and give you a steel support beam size and weight,pad stone sizes etc.Then if you go ahead with removing wall building control can pass it off with your engineers report
Answered 10th Jul 2012
These types of walls are part of the overall structure of a property. A structural engineer will be able to design a solution. This will require a building regulation application.
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Answered 9th Sep 2012