Many home extensions require the back wall of the home to be altered – especially if the plan is to have a contemporary, open-plan living space. In this instance the brick wall is replaced with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors or bi-fold windows. And, if the extension is added on to the home in an open-plan format then, again, the wall will have to be removed to allow free movement from the existing property into the extension. The back wall is a load-bearing wall ie it supports the roof so approval will need to be sought with the local authority Building Control team. Sovereign has its own structural engineer who will calculate all the steels ready for our team to install.