I wondered if you had any photographs showing the original steel frame of the bisf house?

I’m thinking of moving some of my interior walls around downstairs and I’ve heard that there are a few steel columns that run through some of the walls.

Obviously I don’y want to start knocking a wall down to find a lumping great piece of steel standing in front of me, and of course I wouldn’t like to accidentally damage any of the columns either.

Any pics at all would be a great help. :0)

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Hello Houseman
Here is one of our archive photographs that should help.

Just remember that there area no vertical stanchions at all in the walls of the first floor but there is framework around the flue pipe that runs from above the fireplace downstairs right up to the roof. In many houses the fire and flue are situated in the centre of the living room but in other BISF layouts the fireplace is situated on the party wall of the house and covered with a brick fireplace and chimney breast.

Downstairs there are two stanchions that are located inside the wall dividing the the living room and the kitchen, there is also a stanchion embedded into the party wall behind the door frame of the double door opening leading from the living room to the dining room.

The photograph below should give you a general idea which should help you. There are also several posts on the main site that discuss the actual positioning of the stanchions.


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