Is there any construction engineers, building designers out there?

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Found 10th Feb 2010
Im currently in the process of getting an extension done on my home, My home is a Trusteel Mark 2 type house and has steel girders running through it.
I could do with knowing where the girders are as im in the middle of planning my kitchen and need to know how much wall I can cut out before I hit steel.
Anyone know of somewhere where you can view plans to find out?
I know its a long shot, I had a quick google but didnt find anything.
cheers.

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Surely your local Building Control would have a copy of the plans.

They would have needed to approve the construction method.

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rizla01;7805652

Surely your local Building Control would have a copy of the plans.They … Surely your local Building Control would have a copy of the plans.They would have needed to approve the construction method.



not sure the house is 60 years old, just thought they might have them online somewhere?

rizla01;7805652

Surely your local Building Control would have a copy of the plans.They … Surely your local Building Control would have a copy of the plans.They would have needed to approve the construction method.




It's possible that the local council or housing authority have structural plans as these type of houses were nearly all built for them in the late 60s if I remember correctly from when I was at uni. They may have even inspected them more recently given the rust problems that some of this type of building can suffer from. They are certainly worth contacting anyway.

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barneydog;7805788

It's possible that the local council or housing authority have structural … It's possible that the local council or housing authority have structural plans as these type of houses were nearly all built for them in the late 60s if I remember correctly from when I was at uni. They may have even inspected them more recently given the rust problems that some of this type of building can suffer from. They are certainly worth contacting anyway.



what rust problems? :?

rockerfella20;7805905

what rust problems? :?




Again I'm doing this from memory but some of these type of houses that had been badly built had problems with water corroding the frames at the base of the structure.

It seems the system is a lot older than I originally thought as the ones i've found are from the 50s
ryley.co.uk/new…=16

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barneydog;7806131

Again I'm doing this from memory but some of these type of houses that … Again I'm doing this from memory but some of these type of houses that had been badly built had problems with water corroding the frames at the base of the structure.It seems the system is a lot older than I originally thought as the ones i've found are from the 50shttp://www.ryley.co.uk/news_details.php?id=16



oh, do you know the purpose of these frames? how structually significant are they? I have allready removed all of the ones that were running within the window openings. :whistling:

rockerfella20;7806226

oh, do you know the purpose of these frames? how structually significant … oh, do you know the purpose of these frames? how structually significant are they? I have allready removed all of the ones that were running within the window openings. :whistling:




TBH I'm not sure, it's not my area of expertise, I'm a civil engineer not an architect.

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barneydog;7806282

TBH I'm not sure, it's not my area of expertise, I'm a civil engineer not … TBH I'm not sure, it's not my area of expertise, I'm a civil engineer not an architect.



ok no problem, thanks for the info anyway, just had a brief look, found a few bits of info I never knew about the house, cheers rep added!
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