Adding a wall

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-19-13, 09:55 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Adding a wall

Can I put up a wall in front of an existing exterior wall with a window. It is a commercial building with stucco and I want to remove the window. I thought it would be easier to insulate the window opening and then frame out a new wall in front of the window, basically like a finished basement.

My questions are:
1. Is there a code issue with doing his?
2. Does the new wall attach to the existing wall or is there a space left between them. I thought a space would be a fire code issue.

Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-19-13, 07:22 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Welcome to the forums! If you remove the window, why not just build a wall in the cavity left by the window?? How deep is the opening with the window? Not seeing what you see, it would seem framing inside the window opening, putting up exterior OSB, insulation, electrical, and interior covering (sheetrock, etc.) would be the answer. Post pictures if you can.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: