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Kitchen extension

daythepugman
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Hi, looking to have an extension carried out. I am looking to have the kitchen and dining room extended out 3 meters. Is there any reason or problems with having the outer wall knocked through? Also do I need a specialist builder to carry out the work? 

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Topic starter Posted : 3:49 am
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Hi, Daythepugman, welcome to the forums. 

Many people choose to extend their BISF homes at the rear, with most opting to extend the dining room outward as this is by far the easiest option as it doesn't require any additional structural support such as RSJ's to strengthen the frame.

In effect, the dining room window is removed and this becomes the access point into the new space. The width of this new opening is the exact same width as the existing window.

It should be worth noting that beside each and every window and door of your house, sits a vertical steel stanchion that runs from ground floor level, right up to the eaves. These cannot be removed at lower level unless replaced by a suitable horizontal RSJ mounted on brick support columns.

If you decide to go down the route of removing the lower half of the stanchions, you must employ the services of a suitable qualified structural engineer who is familiar with BISF House construction methods.

I have attached an image below showing the position of the stanchions concerned.

365 BISF 1739 web
bisf outer wall structure
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Posted : 1:03 pm
daythepugman
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Thank you for replying. All information is useful. 

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Topic starter Posted : 11:26 am
johnny
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@daythepugman You should hire a good Cannon Hill commercial plumber in the extension of your kitchen if you are planning to add some water access.

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