How to Remove a Chimney Breast Diy?

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To remove the chimney breast yourself, start by cutting the chimney breast outline with the masonry saw and then remove the breast bricks from the wall. Next, screw an MS steel plate and then support the remaining chimney stack using steel gallows. After that, screw two brackets into the wall and then fill in the hole between the plate and the chimney stack using cement. Then, using bricks and mortar fill in the flue gap behind the chimney breast. Lastly, brick up the bottom of the chimney stack.
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You need a structural engineer to look at this - the stiffness and stability of your wall may depend on this so you can't necessarily remove it just like that - you also need to support
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its not an easy job and the best advice is to get a qualified builder in. i work as an insurance assesor and have seen this job done by home owners with a crow bar and sledge hammers
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Don't forget to tell the council about taking them out as it will come under building control for the size of the steels etc and possibly may be under the party wall act. Some councils
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The flues are often removed by home owners as part of enlargement alterations. Older houses were constructed with fireplaces in every room to provide heat. These days central heating
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