chimeny breast removal

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    Removing lintel to brick arch

    Hello I have just moved into a 1902 terrace. I’ve removed the old gas fire and exposed a couple of bodged lintels and found the original arch. Can anyone advise if they think it would be okay to remove these two lintels and new bricks back to the original arch and bricks at the side. If so...
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    Claim of damage by neighbour due to part chimney removal

    Hi We removed the part of the chimney in our bathroom last year. (Did inform the neighbours) and the reminder was supported by the gallows brackets etc... neighbour was happy for us to remove the part of the chimney and all hunky dory. Build control passed the inspection and got the Completion...
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    Repairing random rubble wall after chimney breast removal

    I have recently removed loads of chimney breast from the ground and first floor in my property. On the first floor and in the loft, the breast wasn't tied into the party wall so it was very easy to remove. Downstairs the breast was tied in to the random rubble wall and removing it was a...
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    Knocking though wall below chimney

    We have a disused space in our kitchen where the original oil boiler used to be situated. Its essentially a cupboard space made up of 4 brickwork walls, 2 of those a shared with the 2 internal load bearing walls of the property. Above is a concrete pad, below ceiling level with the remaining...
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    Chimney Breast Removal

    Hi, New to this forum so apologies if posting a question straight away. We are in the process of buying a new semi detached house. The wife has got her brain fixed on getting the chimney breasts in the living room as well as upstairs removed. I am wanting to know + Whether I need to make...
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    Which trades are required for a loft conversion + chimney breast removal?

    Hi there, I am doing a loft conversion on a terraced house. Both neighbours have already done loft conversions (unfortunately). I say unfortunately as I believe this just makes my loft conversion slightly more complicated with regards to waterproofing and joining to their structures. Nither...
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    Expanding my fireplace opening

    Hi all - newbie on here and would like some help So I’m living in a Taylor Wimpey house built in the year 2000 - it had a gas fire in the living room and chimney on the roof. I decided this year that I’d like to install a log burner- however after taking out the fire I found that the clearance...
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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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    Alcove chimney breast

    I am confused to what this is on top of the alcove, I am planning to expose the bricks and open up the chimney breast. Does anyone know what that is if I can make it redundant. Thanks in advance
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    First floor chimney breast removal

    I would like to know where the bracket or RSJ goes in this case. There are two floors plus a loft room. I own first floor and converted loft room. Downstairs has had breasts removed before they lived there. I would like to remove one. I need to get a structural engineer to look & do a drawing...