Open plan of ground floor options?
Hi all! Firstly, thanks for all the useful posts and comments on this site – we bought our BISF home last year and have found this site unbelievably useful in answering questions the estate agent wouldn’t have had a clue how to answer!
We are in the process of redoing the internal parts of the house now having had new stone cladding and a new roof done when we moved in. We are planning on taking down the whole wall between the dining room and sitting room but I seem to remember a post on here that said there are two vertical beams at intervals along the middle of the ground floor…is this correct? We will be taking out the flue in a couple of weeks so the plan had been to take the whole wall down but from ripping the start of it down today we appear to have a steel thin beam alongside the flue boxing. Can we remove this? Will post pics once all work is done!! Thank you I’m advance for any advice!
Hi and welcome! Have a look at Tom’s post about the same thing (
Basically no you cannot remove the stanchion so you will need to leave it as a pillar in the middle of the opening between the dining and sitting rooms, as you can see in the photo in that thread.
I knew I’d seen that somewhere, thank you for directing me to that post! Good to know, we are thinking of taking the wall down still and then working a shelving unit between the stanchion and the kitchen wall so we can still get plenty of light in through the house. This site is a god send! Thank you so much for your help!