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Structural Engineer calculation mistake



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    Kakes88 said:
    FreeBear said:
    Have you looked under the floorboards yet ?
    The wall you are wanting to remove could (and probably does) support the joists above as well as provide lateral support for the main walls either side.
    Thanks for your reply. Had a look under the floorboards and you are correct! 
    And don't forget, just because a wall is a lightweight stud & plasterboard (or lath & plaster) construction, it doesn't mean that it isn't structural either - I'm guessing that the upstairs wall you looked at is studwork - It could very well be supporting the ceiling joists and transferring the load to the wall below.
    Trust your structural engineer - He/She has probably seen the same type of house elsewhere and is familiar with the design and quirks.

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