Hi all hopefully someone can help.
My living room used to have a very large fireplace which was 'slimmed' down by the previous owner. I wish to enlarge the hole to take a woodburner stove.
Images are available [url=http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll7/Hepath/Fireplace/]here[/url] showing the existing fireplace and the proposed/tentative design.
The idea is to cut off the existing fireplace and build a facade around it, using the new walls to carry a new lintel to support the existing fireplace brickwork above it.
With the existing breast being 36"(w) x 14"(d), would the depth need supporting with additional lintels?
Is plastered breeze block ok (internal to the fire as well)?
Hoping for some replies