Structural Report on wall removal in houses and flats

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At Structures-Made-Easy we have been involved in possibly thousands of wall removals in houses and flats.

They are a popular way to remodel our homes and they do need input from a qualified, experienced engineer such as ourselves.

This is where Structures-Made-Easy can help.  As structural engineers with a wealth of experience of buildings from Tudor to modern day, we are the expert specialists who can give reliable guidance on such matters.  Other professionals in the construction industry such as surveyors, builders or architects may give initial guidance but reliable specialist advice can only come from a structural engineer.

The key issue for wall removals is to determine whether or not the wall is load-bearing.  To do this, we will visit the property to gather evidence on the house, including taking measurements.   We will need to establish the floor construction and determine through our experience the location and nature of the load-bearing elements in the house or flat.

In a house, we will need to inspect floors above and below to help develop our understanding of the floor construction, which walls are load-bearing wall and so forth. The information obtained from the structure above and below and on the floor structure between the two is often absolutely invaluable.   

In a flat converted from a house or in a purpose-built block, though, this access is not always readily available with the corresponding impact on our inspection.  If possible, it is extremely beneficial if you can gain access for us to the properties above and below.  This will help us compare the wall layout of the properties and hopefully deduce the floor construction. Even then, we will ideally need to see the floorboards or slab on those floors but it may be concealed behind, say hardwood flooring. 

If you are looking to establish the feasibility of moving a wall but the floor structure  surrounding floors is not visible or access is not possible, then intrusive exploratory works would be needed to gather definitive information on the existing structure.  This would typically involve removing the ceiling finishes in your property to enable Structures-Made-Easy to inspect the existing structure of the floor above from underneath.

We will then produce a detailed written report describing our findings and confirming the structural feasibility of removing the wall.  If this wall is load-bearing and if preferred, we can also provide drawings and calculations for any new structure required to enable the removal of the wall.  

If you would like to discuss further please feel free to contact us using our email support@structures-made-easy.co.uk or call us on 0207 965 7376

Case studies

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Acton 02 Ealing West London W3

Domestic conversion and extension.

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Chiswick 01 Hounslow West London W3

Domestic conversion, extension and loft conversion.

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Acton 01 Ealing West London W3

Domestic refurbishment and extension with internal alterations including Chimney removal

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Brent 01 London NW10

Domestic ground floor side extension to outrigger of a terrace house.

 

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