Hi, I have a house with an internal load bearing wall that I want to
make some modifications to...
Imagine a square with a line going through the middle. This middle
line in the internal wall which is a half brick thick wall that
supports upstairs floor joists the ends of which rest on it. The
wall at one end already has a door and in the middle there is a
chimney breast that protudes by a brick length and a brick's width so
I want to remove the chimney breast and open up the existing door way
to double doors but I wonder if the chimney is adding any structural
support to the wall and whether it'd be ok to remove it. It's keyed
in on some courses and not on others. There are no brick walls
upstairs so the only load ont he middle wall is the floor and the
Here's an ASCII drawing...
| door |
| '--' | 7m
| chimney |
| | 7m
Anyone think I'll have any problems?
- posted 12 years ago