- 20 Jan 2020
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Hi all, I'm planning to have a log burner fitted but wanted to open up the fireplace height to its original 1914 arched lintel. In more recent years it has had a concrete lintel put in place much lower down possibly due to the gas fire that was previously there. My question is can I remove the lower concrete lintel and filler bricks above to bring it back to the original arched lintel? I haven't taken the plaster off my chimney breast yet to see all revealed but here are some photos of my semi-detached neighbours matching chimney breast when he was stripping it. Blurry photos I'm afraid but original arch, newer concrete lintel and filler bricks can be seen.