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Vague idea on how much to get rid a wall?

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flownthecoopkiwi Thu 19-Jan-17 16:56:32

Our kitchen and utility room are in the back of a single storey bit with double garage in front. We would like to possibly knock out the wall in between the two rooms to get a bigger kitchen. Only supports the roof perhaps?

Wall is 3.5 long. Redoing kitchen anyway. Picture attached.

Testificateman Thu 19-Jan-17 17:54:30

Do you know which way your beams run in your ceiling? Most likely front to back but, you can never be too sure.

flownthecoopkiwi Thu 19-Jan-17 18:23:30

They're front to back in the garage bit at least

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 19-Jan-17 18:26:42

I'd have thought it isn't load bearing. What age is the house? If it's relatively new then it will most likely be a stud wall if not load bearing and if you knock on it it will sound different to your main walls.

Testificateman Thu 19-Jan-17 18:37:26

It isn't a supporting wall then. As overthehill said, it could just be a studded wall. Just knock on it to see if it sounds hollow or hard brick.

flownthecoopkiwi Thu 19-Jan-17 18:37:31

Built 1970

FlossieFrog Thu 19-Jan-17 18:44:45

We're paying less than £7k for knocking down 2 small walls, bricking up a doorway, inserting a supporting beam and plastering over both sides of that wall. In the south east if that makes a difference.

whatsthecomingoverthehill Thu 19-Jan-17 18:56:09

1970 it could be stud or could be block so might sound like a solid wall when it's not really doing anything. If there's a loft hatch you could stick your head up there to see what's going on.

Assuming it's not load bearing then the cost shouldn't be much for the removal itself, a few hundred quid or so. It's more whether you include making good with the ceiling, replastering etc.

sippingginandlemon Thu 19-Jan-17 19:33:28

If it's a supporting wall £3k, to include buildings regs and structural engineers calculations a new beam put in by a builder and a plasterer to finish.

We did this a couple of years ago but did it by getting each person in ourselves that her than getting someone in to do it all.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 19-Jan-17 19:36:16

We live in an ancient house, so all our internal walls are tongue and groove. We did it ourselves with a sledgehammer. Unhelpful grin

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 19-Jan-17 19:36:18

We live in an ancient house, so all our internal walls are tongue and groove. We did it ourselves with a sledgehammer. Unhelpful grin

Testificateman Thu 19-Jan-17 19:41:35

It won't be a supporting wall so, if it's breeze block, sledgehammer and skip or, if plasterboard, hammer and trip to the tip.
You'll just need a plasterer to come in and make good.

flownthecoopkiwi Thu 19-Jan-17 21:52:43

Do you need building regs if non supporting?

Testificateman Thu 19-Jan-17 22:07:11

No. You're not altering the structure of your house or extending.

FlossieFrog Fri 20-Jan-17 10:22:44

I would get an expert's advice irl to be sure it isn't supporting before you take a sledgehammer to it confused!

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