Remove Load-bearing Wall & Structural Beam Design

Rectory Lane. Breadsall, Derby

Structural calculations and beam design for a kitchen extension

As part of a bespoke kitchen installation by The Kitchen Range an internal load-bearing wall from inside the existing property needed to be removed. The property had previously been extended and a potentially load-bearing wall to be removed this was suspected to be supporting external wall to the floors and the roof. We were asked by The Kitchen Range to carry out the structural alteration surveys associated with this home improvement project for advice on removal of a load-bearing wall and the subsequent replacement structural beam design.

We were employed to…

  • Survey of existing structure
  • Structural calculations for steelwork and padstones
  • Arrangement drawing of the proposals
  • Submit a fully compliant application to a Local Authority Building Control

Solution for Rectory Lane

  • A pair of steel beams below the original cavity wall
  • Engineering brick padstones
  • Inspection of bearings at contractors requests during the works
  • Completion and submission of a Building Notice to the Council

Results of the new structural beam put in place, before and after

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Bayliss Consulting is a multi-disciplinary civil and structural engineering consultancy based in Derby. We specialise in the provision of domestic alterations services including but not limited to: structural and building surveys for extensions, design and calculations for vaulted roofs, crack investigation and more.