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Structural Wall

recon13
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Structural Wall

hi Everyone, new to the forum. was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to tell if a wall is structural or not WITHOUT having to get up into the ceiling manhole to have a look...

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Structural Wall

Hi @recon13,

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you as one of our latest members. I trust you will receive lots of helpful advice and inspiration for your projects from our community members. 

 

I have tagged @BIM_Engineer for you as he is likely to have some good advice about your home. What do you have planned?

 

Jason

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BIM_Engineer
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Re: Structural Wall

Hi @recon13
Firstly,  determine what type of roof structure you have
Try Using a broom to lift the manhole cover up , if its too dark to see, attach/tape mobile phone to another broom with torch and video turned on
Review Video for Roof frame type
Truss Roof Very High possibilty Internal walls are non-load bearing

pitched rafters , under purlins and struts Hgh possibility that the internal wall will support a Strut/Strutting Beam and is load bearing

Raked Rafters/Ceiling very Hgh possibility that the internal wall is load bearing

Finally, the only way to be 100% sure is to get a photo of the wall from within the roof and upload .BTW, Photos of the roof from above also sometimes helps ...try google  Google satellite Maps  hth

 

RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Re: Structural Wall

It would be good to see what you are planning @recon13. Do you have any plans or sketches you can share?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Structural Wall

Hi @recon13,

 

Hope all is well.

 

Just checking in to see whether you worked out whether it was a structural wall or not? Let us know if you need a hand with anything.

 

Jason

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