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Timber frame house

  • 19-04-2021 12:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 153 ✭✭ Jackben75


    Hi,

    We are thinking of redesigning our house, we think it is big enough but the layout/design of it is poor, so the question is, is it possible to knock the internal ground floor stud walls? It is a timber frame semi d, i know a somewhat vague question but any opinions appreciated. Would this kind of information be in the deed plans? thanks


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,924 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Jackben75 wrote: »
    Hi,

    We are thinking of redesigning our house, we think it is big enough but the layout/design of it is poor, so the question is, is it possible to knock the internal ground floor stud walls? It is a timber frame semi d, i know a somewhat vague question but any opinions appreciated. Would this kind of information be in the deed plans? thanks

    Yes possible with strict engineering input, supervision and sign off.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 10,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BryanF


    We can’t offer structural advice here, but in short everything is possible. Suggest you try to get a designer in to Mark up the design you want, and then with structural engineer do some test holes in the walls to figure out where the structural walls are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,864 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    Yes you can redesign to a degree but do not allow a random builder in - some would be stupid enough even in a timber frame house to see timber stud and assume its non load bearing.
    Original drawings from timber frame company would be a good start but may not be available.


  • Registered Users Posts: 153 ✭✭ Jackben75


    Thanks, just looking for an opinion, of course we would get the necessary tradesmen, engineers etc, just sussing it out for now. Thank you for the replies


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