What to do With Loose Bricks Found in Chimney Breast


Postby roberth » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:56 am

I've just started removing the plaster from my chimney breast to expose the bricks and have found a number of cracked and, more worryingly, completely loose bricks (photo attached).

Can I just mortar these back in place, or is this indicative of the something more serious? I'm worried about the whole chimney breast collapsing (along with the chimney stack) if I do too much to it.

Thanks!
Rob

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