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    Moving Internal Walls


    I wonder if you can help me. We're looking to buy a house, where I can see an improvement could be made, dividing a bedroom. but would need to create the access to the 2nd bedroom by recreating the landing. There seems to be the space to do this by moving walls of a 3rd bedroom. I'm just wondering how easy this all is. Looks like its move 4 internal walls, 3 new doorways, but are there watch outs in terms of lighting, carpets. If one wall is load bearing (not sure if it is) is that simple to get around or an issue etc, just really looking for advice on complexity and cost ? Thank you

    Asked by Mark on 12th Jul 2021
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    Yourspacebuilders ltd

    "Depends, if the walls are studs or main House walls as maybe need Rsj steel beams to support load above, best is to have an on site visit"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    B.j.parkin building contractors

    "If an RSJ is required building's regulations are required.
    Wall then removed
    Build other walls in stud and plasterboard don't forget soundproofing in the stud
    I'm doing a bungalow at the moment and 3 steels joist have been specified to remove 3 walls.
    Sort of cost if similar around 5k.hope this helps"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2021 - Member since Aug 2015 - report
    jtn property ltd

    "The simple answer to this is yes it’s all possible but the cost will depend on several answers and a builder would need to take a look, some houses of certain eras only have stud walls upstairs so can easily knock the whole lot down and rebuild in stud work with doorways in appropriate places, some houses it’s brick walls with supports that go up to the purlins in roof and these would need to be replaced, also bare in mind their are regulations around size of landing and doors opening on to landings and distance from stairs so worth just checking with local building control"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Hats off

    "You would be looking at around £10,000 for the full job to be carried out."

    Answered on 26th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "Supporting a load-bearing wall always involve much more time and cost. If it is not a load-bearing wall then you are looking at 3 to 4 days work! But if it is a load-bearing wall then more like 6 to 7 days! My time also includes organising the work and removing the waste material !!"

    Answered on 18th Nov 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    A.F. Complete Building

    "Depends on roof look in loft to see if any walls are supporting roof plus look if walls are timber or brick and yes this is a costly job and safety must be taken in to account thanks"

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

    "I would always recommend a structural engineer to look first"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report

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