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Re: Supporting wall or not?
Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2017, 3:27pm
 
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It might not be load bearing but it might be acting as a buttress to the rear wall. Building regs require buttressing on long walls.  I can't remember the max spacing but it might be that removing the remaining bit makes the rear wall one long run that exceeds the maximum.
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Re: Supporting wall or not?
Reply #1 - Mar 27th, 2017, 11:02pm
 
From what you say it sounds like it isn't load bearing but it is a concern that they left this section in place when they removed the rest of the wall. I would get a structural engineer out to have a look just in case it's been left for a reason.
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Supporting wall or not?
Mar 27th, 2017, 4:16pm
 
Hi all,

Busy planning a new kitchen. In the centre of the exterior wall (between windows) there is 1m of remaining wall protruding on which current units are fitted (suspect most of that wall has previously been removed).
I had a poke into the ceiling and there is a joist sitting on top running along  it. All the joists run the same way, horizontally from exterior wall.
There's nothing above the joist except upstairs floor.
Is this small piece of wall load bearing - or is it likely to have been left in only so units could be fitted to it?
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