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Interesting stump in the middle of a downstairs room

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by wylie, 25th Jun, 2016.

  1. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I was looking at a house local to me that had been built under and was curious to see the level of finish under the house. It is fairly basic, but it is a room that could be at least be used. Shame about the stump through the floor...

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  2. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Looks to be a support column. Unfortunately necessary to support the upper floor. A beam could have been used instead but these can be costly.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Use it as a koala enclosure
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree, and we have these types of houses (not built under). I just thought it looked funny. The house was highest at the front, and it is clear this is a very "make do" room. I guess it works until such time as someone lifts the whole house and makes a proper lower level.
     
  5. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Is it less than legal height? Hard to tell from the photo.
     
  6. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    Might not be a legal 'habitable room' as in 'with permits'. But if those doors are 2040mm then could be the correct height ceiling.
     
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