New chimney


Postby russellfl » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:54 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me if it's possible to install a brick fireplace and chimney in a 1970's bungalow. There's no fireplace at the moment and the living room lacks a focal point. I wood like to have a wood burning stove in the fireplace. I'm not bothered if I have a chimney stack or just the flue poking out the roof (not sure what building inspector would want.

Can anyone also give me a rough guide on price as well? I will be using a builder as my brickwork skills are fairly basic.

Cheers!!
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Postby rosebery » Thu May 01, 2008 5:45 pm

"Hi, can anyone tell me if it's possible to install a brick fireplace and chimney in a 1970's bungalow."

Everything is possible.


"not sure what building inspector would want."

and you won't be until you ask him.


"Can anyone also give me a rough guide on price as well? I will be using a builder as my brickwork skills are fairly basic."

Oh boy - real minefield area! The length of a piece of string is 2 x the distance from the middle to one end. Impossible to tell - especially site unseen. Get a couple or three in to quote you. They shouldn't charge to quote. Then you'll find out.

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Postby Perry525 » Thu May 08, 2008 7:20 pm

Yes you can fit fireplace and chimney. Since 2002 this needs council permission and it needs to be done properly.
One thing to keep in mind is the effect on your future selling price.
Gas is still the cheapest fuel and most people prefer it, being clean and easy to use, and yes it produces less pollution.
Most people do not want the hassle of buying in wood, storing it and feeding the fire, its so much simpler to turn on a gas fire.
If you must do it, sort out a dedicated air supply for the fire, this will avoid drafts and make sure that the fire lights quickly and burns slowly, when required to.
Make sure the chimney is inside the insulated fabric of the house, a warm chimney is so mush easier to live with.
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Postby russellfl » Fri May 09, 2008 4:29 pm

Thanks perry, since I posted this query I have now had a builder and fireplace specialist down and it looks quite straightforward to them. Where I live there is no gas supply, I would have preferred gas.

Thanks both for your guidence
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