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Chimney Breast Removal - Stack Already Removed!


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#1 Coyney

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:09 AM

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and will hopefully soon be exchanging contracts and moving into a 4 bedroom 1950's detached house.

The chimney stack has been completely removed from the roof. The roof itself was rebuilt approximately 10/15 years ago with new tiles and felt. Inside the loft space the chimney breast has had the top several courses removed so it is no longer in contact with the roof itself but is still intact within the house.

My solicitor has confirmed that there was no building approvals or regulations followed for this, but it could have been done before this was required.
  • Do I need planning or building regulations to carefully remove the chimney breast from the top down?
  • Is it likely the chimney breast will be tied in to the walls within the house or does the chimney breast simply butt up to the internal walls?
Your help and advice will be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Coyney

#2 tonyshouse

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:41 AM

Tied in, easy to remove, no planning or building regsvneeded

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

BUT given that it's been out of action for so long check that no other work has been done using the stack structurally e.g. Removal of internal wall & steel bearing onto stack.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:34 AM

View Postbrickie, on 13 March 2016 - 10:04 AM, said:

BUT given that it's been out of action for so long check that no other work has been done using the stack structurally e.g. Removal of internal wall & steel bearing onto stack.
+1.
Lift the first floor floorboards and see if the joists go around the stack or into it. Quite rare that they'd go in tbh, but it does get done. ;)
Regards, Nick.