Structural Engineer calculation mistake
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Currently in the middle of a home renovation project and have plans to knock through the wall between the living room and diner.
I had a structural engineer come round in order to have a look and provide calculations for the steel beam which he has done. However, since removing the skirting from the wall that sits directly above the one to be knocked through, we have realised that it is in fact not a load bearing wall. My question is, shouldn’t he have known that? I can understand why he may have assumed it was load bearing, but surly there should have been more done on his side to ensure that was the case.
I’ve paid £500 for calculations that are not needed - is there anyway to get this money back?
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Maybe you should have done these before he arrived?
As FB said what is holding the joists up ?
The only exception is when a trimmer joist is put in parallel to the wall.
This is usually done on something like a chimney structure.