Thread: Any builders in here ?
01-14-2005, 05:19 AM #1
Any builders in here ?
Just a quick question. I want to open up my stairs and basicaly wanted to know if the job is as straight forward as it looks. The wall in question has a cupboard under the stairs which could make valuble space in my front room.
The job looks easy but is there any hidden problems with this ?
01-14-2005, 05:34 AM #2
I'm a GC, question is kinda vague. Depending on construction technique, joist direction of floor above, bearing wall questions etc.etc. Kinda like a can of worms, you won't know until you open it up. I have repaired many problems associate with wall removals and poor remodeling technique. You could enlist the aid of a structural engineer to determine if it is feasible, cost around $200 here. They will let you know what to do if any additional reinforcemnets are needed. Money well spent in my opinion.SG1
01-14-2005, 05:37 AM #3
the downstairs joist run in the same direction as the stairs and the upstairs ones run the opposite way so I dont think it is a supportng wall.
01-14-2005, 05:41 AM #4
heres a quck plan of my ground floor. Now the stairs twist around at the top and the cupboard is under the twisty bit
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