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 wasn’t enough to accommodate the log burner that we wanted.
Simple job I thought just a bit of general building work and i’m sorted, not the case as you can see from the photo I’m now faced with these 9 inch concrete rings that go up to the roof, a gather that I’m told is holding everything up thus I can’t take out any bricks/blocks from the side as it supports all above including the gather and concrete ring pipes .
Can anyone advise me or direct me on how I can do this - I’m quite happy to get a builder in if needs be.
Few photos below of where I’m at or not at as the case may be
Any thoughts ideas comments- please please please get back to me