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I'm hoping somebody will be able to advise me on this. I'm hoping to be able to remove the bricks above the doorway pictured, and add a window above the door. As far as I can see, with nothing resting on the portion of the wall above the doorway I would like to remove, it should be straight forward. But I'd like a second opinion as I'm not sure if making the wall mon continuous will affect it's strength. I'm hoping somebody can advise.


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From the photo you have submitted, I see no reason why you can not take down
the brick work above the doorway.

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i'd be cautios about taking anything down. whats the layout of walls and partitions that come off from what we can see in the photo?

the righthand side of the opening seems to be free standing and bearing a lintel or trimmer of some kind.
i dont think the brickwok and weird split lintel above the opening are doing much but they might be steadying the partition.
the left hand side has a trimmer resting on it. the trimmer is supporting joists.



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wes56 wrote:
i'd be cautios about taking anything down. whats the layout of walls and partitions that come off from what we can see in the photo?

the righthand side of the opening seems to be free standing and bearing a lintel or trimmer of some kind.
i dont think the brickwok and weird split lintel above the opening are doing much but they might be steadying the partition.
the left hand side has a trimmer resting on it. the trimmer is supporting joists.

On the right hand side, the wall is double brick thickness, supporting a steel beam running perpendicular to the wall you can see, and on the visible side, has the wooden beam that seems to be supporting the floor above. The wall continues on to the right as a single brick wall.


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does the brick sit on the floorboard or does go into a foundation ?



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Bob225 wrote:
does the brick sit on the floorboard or does go into a foundation ?

As far as I can tell it's part of the foundation.


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im not much wiser.
you shouldnt have isolated columns of brick supporting possible heavy loads. esp where the brick column is only a panel of bricks cut free from previous walls and not a purpose built column, which as bob225 said should go down to a foundation and not be a partition siting on a suspended floor



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