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  • Cost of Removing Partition Walls

    This guide covers everything you need to know about the cost of removing partition walls.

    AVERAGE COST OF REMOVING PARTITION WALLS

    DEPENDING ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE JOB, IT USUALLY TAKES 1-3 DAYS

    £1750

    Many home owners are removing partition walls in their homes to create one large room. Not only does removing a partition wall in your home create the illusion of more space in your home, it will also save a lot of money on having an extension.

    By removing an internal wall in your home, you can separate two rooms to make one large room, creating an open and new space. If you want a larger kitchen but can’t afford to splash out on an extension, removing a partition wall in between the kitchen and other room, you can achieve your new big kitchen without the price tag.

    You can remove a partition wall yourself, but we recommended to get a professional in to avoid any mistakes and safety hazards. If you remove a partition wall that is load-bearing, you will cause major damage. A professional will have many years of experience in removing partition walls and will save you a lot of stress along the way. This article will highlight removing partition walls cost as well as some things to consider.

    Removing a partition wall can cost anywhere up to £1750 for removing a large area wall and builder’s day rates will vary from £100-£300.

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    Cost of Hiring Partition Wall Specialist

    Job Description Duration Material Cost Labour Cost
    Remove Partition Wall of Single doorway – around 1m 1-2 days £1250 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer’s rate
    Remove Partition Wall of Double doorway – around 2m 1-2 days £1500 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer’s rate
    Remove Partition Wall of Large open plan – around 4m 1-3 days £1750 £100-£250 per day depending on labourer’s rate

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    Things to Consider When Removing Partition Wall

    There are many things to consider with removing a partition wall. You must first figure out if the wall you want to remove is load-bearing or non-load bearing wall. A load-bearing wall will be supporting the weight of other elements of the house, such as the roof or a wall above. If you remove a load bearing wall without hiring a professional, it could end badly.

    The cost of removing partition walls will be a lot cheaper than paying for an extension to create space that removing an internal wall can also create. You will have to consider the builder day rates when removing a partition wall.

    It will typically take 1-3 days to remove the partition wall, depending on your requirements, it could take longer. Removing a partition wall can cost anywhere up to £1750 for removing a large area wall and builder’s day rates will vary from £100-£300.

    You should hire a professional to remove your partition walls to avoid any damage to your walls.

    Doing it Yourself

    We don’t recommend removing an internal wall yourself as there could be many complications. You would have to work out if the wall is load-bearing or non-load bearing. To find this out you should note if the wall is hollow or creates a thud when you tap on it, if the wall is hollow, it shouldn’t be load-bearing.

    If the internal wall you plan to remove is load-bearing, you will need a reinforced steel joist (RSJ) to support the other walls that are relying on the wall you plan to remove. You should hire a professional, experienced and qualified builder to remove your partition wall to avoid making permanent structural damage to your house.

    We recommend getting up to 3 quotes from professionals so you can receive the best price for removing partition walls. A professional will have years of experience of removing partition walls, giving you peace of mind that you’ll receive a high-quality service from them.

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    Hiring a Partition Wall Specialist Checklist

    • Removing a partition wall in your home creates the illusion of more space, as well as saving you a lot of money on having an extension.
    • If you remove a partition wall that is load-bearing, you will cause major damage. A professional will have many years of experience in removing partition walls.
    • You would have to work out if the wall is load-bearing or non-load bearing to avoid causing major damage if you attempted it yourself.
    • We recommend getting up to 3 quotes from professionals so you can receive the best price for removing partition walls.
    • Removing a partition wall can cost anywhere up to £1750 for removing a large area wall and builder’s day rates will vary from £100-£300.
    • If your house is a listed building, you will need to apply for listed building planning permission consent to have a partition wall removed.

    Hiring a Tradesman Checklist

    • Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
    • Never pay the full amount upfront.
    • Get the quote in writing.
    • For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
    • On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
    • Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
    • Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.

    FAQ's

    How long does it take to remove a wall?
    The time it takes to remove a partition wall depends on the size of the wall and the material the wall is made out of. If the wall is brick then it might take long to get through. On average it will take 1-2 days to take down the wall and make it look tidy.
    How do you know if a wall is load bearing?
    When checking if a wall is load bearing you should try and look for joists. You can go to the floor above and have a look to see if you can see the direction of the joists. If you are unsure I would contact a local builder.
    What types of partition walls are there?
    There are a few main materials partition walls are made of. Here is a list of the most common, brick, glass, clay, plaster slab.
    Can you remove the wall yourself?
    Yes, you can remove a partition wall if you wanted to do so. It is a straight forward job but you need to make sure that the wall is not load bearing before trying to knock it down.

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