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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:14 am 
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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help, I have attached a picture of the closet. I want to increase the frame height as much as possible to make use of that space and If possible increase the width of the frame and obviously replace with the correct size doors after. It is a council flat and currently has a metal frame for the closet.
The walls seem to be brick by a simple knock knock test.

Few questions I have are listed below.

1. How would I know if the wall is a supporting wall?
2. If it is a supporting wall can the work still be carried out?
3. We are quite handy with jobs around the house would you recommend us carrying out the work or getting a builder to it.
4. How much would this job cost roughly by a builder n materials?

Thanks in advance for any input

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 am 
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The first thing you need to check is if it is load bearing. Although it would appear to be a partition wall check below to see if it is on a supporting wall below. If in any doubt call your local building control officer at the council and ask him if he could check it to see if you need building regulations approval, you probably will not, but the BCO will check it and advise accordingly. He will advise you on how to proceed. The fact you say that there is a metal frame woud suggest it is a partition but be safe.

This is not too testing a job and the biggest issue I can see is the light switch and that poorly installed socket to the right. I think I would be inclined to open up and fit a top flap above the existing frame rather than ripping it all out.

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Hi thanks for the reply, the flaps above the door was an option at the start but decided if any work was gonna be carried out it would be replacing the frame to just make it higher and wider.

I'm scared that if I called the BCO and told them what I intended to do, they might not allow me to do it then I'll be stuck with the unusable space. But I think I will have to call them and see what they say. Thanks for the info looks like I'll be calling the BCO later today


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Building Control will not stop you doing it they will tell you if you need Building Regs approval. If it is load bearing then it can still be done but it will need a steel lintel. I do not think it is load bearing from your picture. I forgot to ask is it solid or a stud wall? Let us know how you get on. :thumbright:

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i would price up doors and check availability before deciding anything
as a cheap fairly simple job can spiral out off control quite quickly :dunno:

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