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    Default Covering existiing internal doorway with plasterboard?

    Hi

    Anyone please tell me if I need a building permit to remove an internal door (one of two) from the hallway into our lounge and then cover both sides of the doorway with plasterboard to make it a smooth wall both sides?

    The internal wall the door is in is load bearing but I won't be touching any structural elements - just removing the door itself so I can cover the opening.

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    no issues. Door areas are non load bearing, if there is a load a lintle would accomodate the load above anyway. Depending on the area to be filled in is it worth replacing the gyprock section to allow for a horizontal join. It could be messy patching the old doorway, consider this as gyprock is cheap.

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    Have just done this to two doors. I built a small stud wall out of treated pine to fill the gap and provide support to secure the gyprock. Then gyprocked over the top. Easy job, good result!

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    The council might be interested in terms of fire safety and escape routes

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    What they dont know wont hurt em'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringtail View Post
    What they dont know wont hurt em'
    Might hurt those who can't get out though . . .
    Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

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    2 doorways from the hall into the lounge ? I dont have any so surely 2 is overkill

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    Agreed, how many doors does one room need? I'm sure it has windows too!

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    OK, thanks for all of the replies.

    Tim


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