Knocking Down Internal Walls: How to, Plus Costs and Considerations

an internal wall being removed
Our expert surveyor Ian Rock is here to take you through the basics of removing walls in your home (Image credit: Getty Images/Alexander Kirch/EyeEm Eye Em)

Knocking down internal walls is often top of the wishlist for a renovation project, but for those lack experience on this sort of project, it can seem a scary prospect. 

Ian Rock

Chartered surveyor Ian Rock MRICS is a director is and the author of eight popular Haynes House Manuals, including the Home Extension Manual, the Self Build Manual and Period Property Manual.

Ian is also the founder of Zennor Consultants. In addition to providing house surveys, Zennor Consultants provide professional guidance on property refurbishment and maintenance as well as advising on the design and construction of home extensions and loft conversions, including planning and Building Regulations compliance.

Ian has recently added a 100m2 extension to his home; he designed and project managed the build and completed much of the interior fit-out on a DIY basis.