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Julie Hardy says...These "strengthening bits" are necessary in the early No 50s because the walls are only hardboard. Owing to post-WWII shortages, plywood wasn't available to be used in these houses until sometime after 1955. Houses produced from 1959 onwards all have plywood walls.
I think in this case, I would do as Rosemary did in her Butter House, and build up the floor, so that it's level. I would find it frustrating not to be able to put furniture flush to the wall! Nothing need be fixed permanently, just loose laid and slotted in.
Rosemary says...I HATE it when houses have those "strengthening" bits. They should be on all the corners of my 1961 Triang bungalow, but I omitted them on purpose which has made it a more fragile structure. In Butter House, a home made house of the 1920s, I built fake floors OVER the struts and it improved it greatly.
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