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

Do NOT remove any more of the chimney without seeking specialist advice.
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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.
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