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    Do I need a lintel when I have existing arch (fireplace pic)

    Appears to be in pretty good shape, no loose bricks anyway. Will get a better idea once I've pulled the rest of the 'new' bricks out. Thanks again Tony. I'll speak with the firm again and see if it is absolutely necessary.
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    Do I need a lintel when I have existing arch (fireplace pic)

    Thanks for clearing that up Tony. Still slightly confused on the other matter, if it's not for a structural reason (metal strap), why do I need a concrete lintel instead of my existing arch?
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    Do I need a lintel when I have existing arch (fireplace pic)

    Hoping someone can help. Have read lots of threads that are similar but not quite found the answer I'm looking for. Getting a wood burner installed. Trying to do some of the work myself before the pro's come in on Thursday to finish. I am just about to pull the bricks out to reveal the...
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    Removing chimney breast on the ground floor, upstairs...

    Thanks dann09! What I was hoping to hear. Cheers
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    Removing chimney breast on the ground floor, upstairs...

    Hi all Slightly different to your normal chimney breat removal question I think...I have tried various threads but not found exactly what I'm after. We recently moved into a Victorian terrace flat, we are on the ground floor, and our neighbours are upstairs. In our little kitchen the...
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