is this chimney stack supported?

9 Mar 2014
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United Kingdom
Hi all

We recently bought a Victorian mid-terrace in London and the single-storey kitchen extension has an old chimney stack, below which the chimney breasts have been removed.

So have taken pictures (below) of what's left of the chimney stack, above the ceiling. It has what looks like an upside-down V made of timber, supporting where the chimney splits - and then some sort of (steel?) beam at the bottom, as you can see below:

Does this look properly supported to you, or is there work to do?

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The victorians did not use RSJ's (the steel beam) I don't think you have anything to worry about.
If you recently purchased to property what did the survey say?

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