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How do i find out if there is an rsj present?

I am buying a house but not exchanged contracts yet. The surveyor has said need to check building regs for an RSJ after a wall was removed. However the owner says wall was removed over 30 years ago before they moved in. Owner seems honest enough,and if that's true, and no cracks, should i just go ahead? Ideally I want someone to drill into the wall and find steel though, or use a metal detector!

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If a rsj was put in it would be boxed out to take new plaster board so if you give it tap and you hear a hollow sound chances are it is a rsj or you hack some plaster off just for piece of mind.


Answered 5th Nov 2012

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