Another fireplace opening

4 Jul 2016
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United Kingdom

Wanted to open up our old gas fireplace to accommodate the log burner that is currently in the other room.

Removed the gas-fire.
Gas supply cut off.
Knocked back the plaster.

Cant see a brick arch or lintel. Just a wonky bricked up rectangle that isnt tied in. The current opening appears to be supported by flat bar.

I wish to opening it but leave some of the newer brick in situ. If I put a lintel in will it have to reach into the original brick or can it sit on some of the non tied in brick?


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