If you examine my pictures, you will see that if I brick up the old fireplace (by effectively constructing a pillar - which you see in (C) at the bottom of my drawing) I will end up with a corner structure. And if and when I put up an "I" beam, it will sit on a corner point.
Someone said, fill that hole with hardcore then lay 300mm of concrete and that will be okay.
Now, I have no doubts that if I do that the footing would take the weight no problem, but would the regulations be satisfied?
I think I have to fill that hole with concrete, so that it would satisfy inspection. What do you think?
The hole is 560mm x 560mm a 750mm deep. At bottom is the original concrete footings.
Last edited by richard6655; 09-20-2012 at 05:57 AM.