Never did expect to do any structural work with my place until my contractor looked out the window of one of the 2 common bedrooms upstairs and pointed out something interesting.
Firstly, the ledge is ‘dead’ space, not that we really need more but doesn’t hurt to have a bit more I guess. Quite a bit more in fact.
More importantly, do you have any idea how hard it is to clean an aircon ledge? I don’t either actually, but I imagine it’s pretty troublesome. So why not get rid of it?
Since it only affects the rear of the house, and will not alter the facade of the house, I don’t suppose anyone will find trouble with it. Even from the rear, it is so subtle that even though I had been looking at my neighbours’ houses, both front and back for ideas for quite a while, I never even noticed anything different until my contractor pointed it out.
Update: Not proceeding as of 15 Feb, extra space hardly seems essential, I guess it really won’t hurt to put the aircon compressors where they are intended, and we’re looking to complete renovation asap, so doing less wouldn’t hurt at all.