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 Post subject: Do I need and RSJ
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:44 am 
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Hi, A friend wants to make the kitchen bigger and wants to take the door frames out. Will it be ok to just remove them or will he need to install an RSJ to support the ceiling? Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Do I need and RSJ
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Knock a bit of the ceiling out and see what is there. I suspect there is a joist there but you need to check. If it needs a steel Building Control will need to give approval and you will need load calculations.

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Ok, thanks


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do you want to take out that whole wall with the 2 openings?
how is the outside stair stringer supported at the top?is there a tenon or is it just a few screw fixings?
how come no stair rails?


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wes56 wrote:
how come no stair rails?


Good point. well made.

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wine~o wrote:
wes56 wrote:
how come no stair rails?


Good point. well made.


Or risers,totally illegal as well.


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Hmm, I had assumed a new staircase was going in after the kitchen wall was shifted forward to enlarge the kitchen. Hmmm............

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yes wont comply with regs now and 40% off the tread strength now remove

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