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Chimney stack and breast removal from a Gable End wall

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  1. Kevin Adams

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    Victorian end of terrace house - is it possible to remove the chimney stack and breasts from the gable end wall, or will it weaken it too much?

    I haven't bought the house yet, so apologies for limited pics.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  3. noseall

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    Probably yes.
     
  4. Kevin Adams

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    Thanks for your reply
     
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    Agreed with noseall, even if it's an essential structural part of your house like one of ours was you can still remove at a cost.
     
  6. Kevin Adams

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    Thanks for your reply John D, when you say 'at a cost' does that mean additional work was needed to to then reinforce the wall, if so could you expand.
     
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    Presumably you want to remove it to increase the room size by a few measly square feet? Is it worth the money and effort? Might be easier just to spend a few extra k on a very, very slightly bigger house...
     
  9. Kevin Adams

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    Haha, if only it was that easy. The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and has quite a bit of land to the side, and it's more about room layout than trying to gain a few measly feet.
     
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    Eh? Well if you just want perfectly rectangular rooms it would be quicker to fill in the alcoves! :D
     
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    Unfortunately I've never opted for the cheap and easy solution - another thing to add to my list of DNA complaints :ROFLMAO:
     
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