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Removing Whole Chimney Stack

Discussion in 'Building' started by DeludedAussie, 15 May 2013.

  1. DeludedAussie

    DeludedAussie

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    I live in a detached house - There is a chimney which runs from top to bottom

    I am thinking or removing the chimney to add a bit more space.

    Does this need building control involved and will they ask for SE calcs?

    I intend to remove the whole chimney from top to bottom and then add a few tiles to the roof where the chimney used to be - How long can I expect this to take two people?

    Is two days labour to remove about right?

    Finally are chimneys part of the structual stability of the house? I do not think they are but I remember hearing they provide lateral support
     
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    Also can I ask a frank question - Is this sort of job a DIY job? If it is not whey is that the case?

    Does it not just involve smashing the chimney bricks from a ladder all the way down?
     
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    [​IMG] You got it

    Yes, you can DIY, two days for two men - one is only footing the ladder
     
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    Woody - Are you being serious or are you winding us up again?

    If it is a two day job why am I reading builders asking for 6K to remove a chimney stack??
     
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    Because they are filthy robbing scamming builders. Don't trust them. It's got nothing to do with training, insurance, skill, equipment, buisness costs or having a business to run, its pure greed

    DIY and save!
     
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    Sure no problem. Kango out the base and then fit timber struts in as you go.
    Then lite a bon fire and wait outside. :LOL:
     
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    You've been watching too much Fred Dibnah :LOL:
     
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    Two days work, hmm?

    Does this cover the roof repair, ceiling repair, wall repair, floor repair, g.f ceiling repair, g.f. wall repair and g.f. floor repair?

    6K sounds a lot unless it is a behemoth of a chimney then I could see it costing this much, particularly if there are structural masonry repairs to carry out, chimney scaffold, skips, plant etc.
     
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    Seems a reasonable price to me . A little on the tops side- but -if it includes all reinstatement -- , guarantee, lots of skips, roof work, plastering , making good, etc etc .

    You and your buddy will still be scratching your heads after 2 days- and wishing you never started the job. -GUARANTEED.
     
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    A good week's worth I would say. And don't forget the scaffolding for the bit on top, clearing the rubble into 3 skips or more!
     
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