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Question DetailsAsked on 5/15/2018

what is the cost to remove supporting between living and dining rom and adding a beam

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Iann M

Answered 2 years ago by Member Services


Depends a lot on length of wall, how the existing framing bears on that wall and the loads it carries, underlying support, etc - exposed beam likely to run $1500-2500 minimum for a short one (including design cost), most concealed beams like this probably run $2000-4000 range for "normal" situations (including drywall and painting to conceal it) - but can run into the $10,000 range in houses with unusual framing, cantilevered houses, very long spans (over about 10-14 feet), etc.

You definitely need a design for the beam from a Structural Engineer - some remodeling contractors will get that as part of their scope of work, but be sure a STAMPED design is provided and that the contractor gets a building permit. Most areas will not issue a building permit without the stamped drawing from engineer - or in some areas Architect.


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