The Government’s energy efficient, home improvement loan scheme, the Green Deal, has just been relaunched – but this time it is being funded by the private sector. The first 3 loans have been issued according to Kilian Pender, the new Green Deal Finance Company chief executive. What is the Green Deal? The Green Deal was a Government scheme […]
Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers
BISF Houses Are Not Defective Under Part XV1 of the Housing Act 1985 Of all the e-mails that we receive here at BISF House, by far the most common relate to home buyers receiving surveys whereby the Survyor has wrongly labelled a BISF house as “Defective under Prt XV1 of the Housing Act 1985. Before […]
The BL8 Bungalow is an aluminium framed system constructed between 1948 and 1950 and are semi-detached and detached units. Manufacturer: A W Hawksley Ltd – Bristol Aeroplane Co. Forms: Detached, semi-detached and terraced bungalows Built between 1948 -1950 AKA: Permanent Aluminium Bungalow, BL8D Aluminium Bungalow, Blackburn, Hawksley Aluminium Bungalow BL8 , BL8D Total Built Appx 55,000 Constructed almost entirely of aluminium, the […]
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!