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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    Yes, that is probably the sensible way to go !! :)
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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    Okay, that is really helpful, thanks. I would imagine there is over a ton of bricks in the chimney, not to mention the weight from the walls either side which the existing ground level walls are supporting. What about 2 rsj's, supported by pillars either end - would that solve the problem, or...
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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    Sorry, I’m not sure whether I would need the tenants permission I think he would need knowledge of a party wall and for me to get his agreement to the works? Access so forth. Interesting point a solicitor would have to advise me on the legalities.
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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    No, not yet. I do not want to go to him without a plan, hence why I am asking if anyone knows what kind of impact this might have on him. I will need to support the remaining stack with an rsj. But I don’t know if I would need to access his flat to complete the works. The red dotted line on...
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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    It is a set of two maisonette flats. The lease is brand new, 125 years, Orbit housing are the landlords. It might be over complicated things but I hope to try and get the freehold. I need to put an offer in first though, just going through ideas atm.
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    chimney breast party wall ground floor flat

    Hi there, I am considering buying an ex council gf maisonette (you know the type) and am thinking about removing the chimney breast on the ground floor between the kitchen and the lounge. It is not attached to any of the four outside walls, just goes straight through the middle of the ground...
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    Cracks and gaps and flaky patches

    Q. Why don't people like lining paper? Is it true that it's a big no no with estate agents?
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    Cracks and gaps and flaky patches

    Have been thinking about lining paper, and it might be the best option. I understand it's used for this kind of job. And i'll give the vinyl matt a go too. Its all a bit trial and error at the moment! I'll no doubt be back Thanks :)
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    Cracks and gaps and flaky patches

    Hi Zampa, Thanks for the advice. I may change my mind about the papering, because of the quality of finish I would get as compared to paint. It is an old wall - don't want to discover that the paint just shows up imperfections. Still undecided. Also you mentioned a base coat on the...
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    Cracks and gaps and flaky patches

    Hi, I'm some way into a decorating project that a good diyer could turn around in days - sadly this is not me! Having stripped lounge and hall of wallpaper i have now moved into the bedroom - the worst because of the state of the walls. The roof was replaced and as a result these ugly...
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