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Removing a wall to make open plan

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by waz83a, 21st Mar, 2016.

  1. waz83a

    waz83a Member

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    hi guys.

    you think it would be possible to remove the walls marked in red on the ground level of the below floor plan to make the bottom level more open plan??

    also anyone have a rough estimate of what would be involved & approx cost :)

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. Glorion

    Glorion Well-Known Member

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but there's No way to know if they're load bearing walls from that plan. If they are not, it's simple as knocking them down, too easy. If they are, you'll possibly need an engineer, at the very least a builder that can handle it...there are a few ways, one I know which involves a 200kg I beam ... Learnt that the hard way!
     
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  3. waz83a

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    Ok cool. So it would be about 500 before i even started hey, by getting expert advice
     
  4. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Is this for a ppr or investment?
    Looks like a nice dual occ
     
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  5. waz83a

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    Bit if both. Tidying it up to live in for a year or 2 until we get slowly da approval and financing for a duplex build
     
  6. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Why not just rent it out as is? I see two kitchens there.

    Why waste money just to live there for a year or 2?
     
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  7. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Looking at the wall locations on ground floor, I would say they are load bearing
     
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  8. waz83a

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    Need a change of scenery tbh
     
  9. Glorion

    Glorion Well-Known Member

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    Holy shoot! I thought I'd recognized that plan. Congrats for getting it for 745, they initially wanted something with an 8 in front of it. Did you negotiate for a while?
     
  10. waz83a

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    Lol yes thats right.. how could you forget that floor plan right.

    Yep they did but the time they listed it was horrible.. a mix of bad media the banks lifting rates apra changes and people on holidays didnt help.. i tried to get tid of on of my IP's at the same time and was getting terrible offers.

    I was in contact with them constantly..

    But yeah i think it has potential. Nice area.
     
  11. lewy89

    lewy89 Well-Known Member

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    I recently removed a load bearing wall to open up our Kitchen and dining area so it was all open plan. I had to get an engineer involved as the beam needed was over 6m long.

    Ended up costing me $5000 for the whole install and plastering but has well and truly added value onto the house and looks 10x better.
     
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  12. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    Builder will be able to tell u if load bearing of not and quote price for removing it
    I've come across ones in the past who say a wall is load bearing to justify a much higher quote when it actually isn't ...
    So getting a few licensed builders to quote is best option
     
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  13. gach2

    gach2 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt spend a cent more than required if i was going to be demolishing the house down in a year or 2 to build a duplex
     
  14. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    If your doing a duplex just leave it. But yes can be zone
     
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  15. waz83a

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    Yep end goal duplex but time frame could be 1 - 2 years. Still wanting to live in it until then so need to make it comfortable. Plus will add val for a refinance
     
  16. waz83a

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    Yep end goal duplex but time frame could be 1 - 2 years. Still wanting to live in it until then so need to make it comfortable. Plus will add val for a refinance
     
  17. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Where are the pics?