Chimney wall problem


Postby bradsheff » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:04 pm

I have just removed the wood cladding from our kitchen with the intention of fitting a new kitchen. there was what i assumed to be a false wooden chimney where the cooker sat inside with an extractor above. upon removing the cladding i discovered that the right hand side of the chimney was actually still intact, with the front face of the chimney still having bricks up to the false cladded ceiling, being supported by 2x1 timber, the left hand side has been completley removed through to the attic.
my problem is that i wish to remove the right hand side wall in the kitchen, but keep it intact on the next floor, as this forms part of the wall for the bathroom.

any advice would be greatly appreciated
bradsheff
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:45 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:16 pm

bradsheff,
Do NOT remove any more of the chimney without seeking specialist advice.
end
stoneyboy
Posts: 2708
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm


Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:45 pm

i think you'll find that this type of work requires building control approval these days.

if you want to take it out you will most likely have to take it out all the way up to the roof space and ensure the chimney is appropriately supported.

there is the real risk of the bathroom chimney breast landing in your kitchen if done in the way that you propose.

i'd suggest that you consult a local structural engineer.
chris_on_tour2002
Posts: 1023
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:14 pm


Postby TheDoctor4 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:02 pm

Let DIY Doctor help you to find quotes from vetted and trusted tradesman local to your area. Visit our Find a Tradesman page: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find_tradesmen/
TheDoctor4
Posts: 16777215
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:12 am
Location: Somerset in the UK in Shepton mallet


Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by


 


  • Related Topics

cron