This involves knocking down a wall to allow me to connect two recesses and create one new room (to become my kitchen), and open a doorway in another wall to allow for access into this room.
I am in the top floor of a Victorian tenement building, and the wall to be knocked down IS NOT a supporting wall (all the plans were drawn by my architect and structural engineer), and the wall in which the doorway is to be made is, again, not a supporting wall.
My mate, who is a joiner with 15+ years experience, and who will help me with all the major joinery work has suggested that we will tackle the demolition work + installing the new doorway ourselves.
My mate is very sensible and would not have suggested this had he not thought that we were able to do this. It is just that I don't want any major problems/expenses resulting from this.
Is that a good idea in general? Anything to be concerned about? I forgot to mention that my structural engineer has specified exactly how he expects the building work to be carried out (which order, and which supports to have in place prior to starting, etc), and we intend to follow them.
Thanks in advance.
PS: all the walls + ceilings in and around the areas affected by the work are going to be plastered as soon as the work is complete.