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I read through the answers provided here. I thought it would be good to provide some actual engineering information from an engineer on the topic. He references a chart that gives test info regarding a few nails and screws as an example. There is not much difference in sheer strength and a huge difference in tensile strength. Quality screws at local ...


Seeing as you're in the UK (lots of well-enforced building regulations) and you're wanting to remove at least one load-bearing wall (the old external wall), you absolutely need to bring in the pros and start dealing with all the hassles of permitted renovation. I'm not sure if you'll be allowed to do any of the work yourself, but if you are, it will ...

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