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Bricking Up Fireplace but Do I Need to Prop With Acrows?

Postby samnunn92 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi all - mid way through a fireplace removal and would really appreciate some advice.

I've taken the old tile/concrete fireplace out in our kitchen to reveal the cavity and what looks like a concrete flue lining. I'll try and attach some photos here:

My plan was to just brick up the cavity underneath (with an air brick too) and hide the protruding concrete bit with a shelf but I'm a bit worried that if I knock the ragged pile of bricks out on the left hand side of the opening the concrete piece will fall. I can't find a lintel above so as a precaution I was going to use trench props to hold while I lay the bricks below - is this overkill or is there a better way to do it?

Would really appreciate any advice on this as want to crack on with it but don't want the chimney coming down on top of me!

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