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Erm, just how do you smash a wall down?

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Orinoco Tue 05-Aug-08 22:16:23

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thingamajig Tue 05-Aug-08 22:26:46

Dont see why not on either front. Start in the middle and you will have a good idea of what to do at the edges. If you do get a pro in it shouldnt take long so prob not too expensive.

KatyMac Tue 05-Aug-08 22:29:10

Are you sure it is plasterboard? It isn't blockwork covered in plasterboard?

To do what you ask is quite easy & you could finish the top of your bar with a window ledge but the edges will probably need plastering

KatyMac Tue 05-Aug-08 22:29:46

You will need to score the plaster board round the edges so it doens't chip

Orinoco Tue 05-Aug-08 22:33:14

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farrowandball Tue 05-Aug-08 22:42:31

hey orinoco. its not quite that simple (i have a property renovation business btw). even if it is a stud partition wall, the stud may be load bearing. its ALWAYS best to get someone who knows what they are doing to check this.

after that, you will need to pull off the plasterboard (you can definitely to remove only the upper portion, though what is possible will depend on the stud behind, and then the timber.

you will need a plasterer to make good, and possibly some carpentry too if you "halve" the wall.

finally, you need to be careful of any electrics therein. even if you have a go at the rest (definitely, post struc engineer to test load bearing aspect, something a competent diy-er could do) you must not do any electrics yourself. it is serious and dangerous stuff.

oh, and i forgot to add, differences in ceiling/floor heights would make it trickier.

hope that helps.

farrowandball Tue 05-Aug-08 22:43:28

just saw your last post. v unlikely to be load bearing, but elecs etc still relevant.

Orinoco Wed 06-Aug-08 09:24:06

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