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    How to build a corner stud wall

    Builders

    I want to construct a corner stud wall. What does this involve? Can I actually do it myself? How about planning permission, building regulations, etc.?

    Asked by Robert on 5th Jan 2021
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    HJ Construction

    "Stud walls are easy to erect, and shouldn't need planning permission or building regs. Take your time, measure twice and cut once. Hope this helped"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Chesterfield Construction

    "There are generally no building regs on a non loading hearing internal wall. Stud walls are fairly simple to install main issue people have is getting materials to their house, i.e 2.4x1.2m plasterboard. I would suggest using a tradesman unless you are confident with creating timber frames."

    Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    John Saunders Solutions Ltd

    "There are many questions to answer before I can confirm if you can construct this stud wall

    1) Is this and internal stud wall that you constructing that is part of an existing room. What is the floor construction type that you intend to build on
    2) What is the height between floor and ceiling
    3) Have you had experience in building stud walls
    4) How to you intend to finish the surface of the wall
    a) plasterboard taped and jointed then decorated
    b) plasterboard then plastered then decorated
    5) You should install insulation within uprights to achieve soundproofing and to limit heat loss
    6) If you are not skilled in carpentry, plastering etc please consider using a professional"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Building Blueprints

    "Building regulations or planning will depend on the type of property you have. A flat as leasehold means you may need to seek approval from the freeholder.The construction itself ifs quite straight forward. You need just a few basic tools to ensure it's put together strong and sturdy."

    Answered on 5th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Tom's Team Ltd

    "Easy - use either 3"x2" CLS timber with a top and bottom rail. Then fix uprights at 400mm centres and noggins horizontally to brace it. Planning and building regs should not be needed unless it's for a kitchen or bathroom."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    JCPLUMB365 Ltd

    "You can do anything you put your mind to and as long as you dont live in a listed building you should be fine regarding planning permission."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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