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Converting disused fireplace to wardrobe

Postby Gary Mellor » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi everyone, I have a blocked up disused fireplace in a 1960s ex LA house and wondered if it's possible to open up the back to create a built in wardrobe in the bedroom behind. I realise I will need lintels to support the load but wondered how to insert temporary supports when I have access to one side of the wall only (the other side being inside the fireplace itself). Once the brickwork is supported I would then plan to line the interior with studs/panels so I could leave ventilation in place from the old fireplace opening vent. By fitting a suitable vent cowl can I assume this would provide a weatherproof seal ? Any suggestions/ideas/comments welcome with thanks.
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:45 pm

you will need"strongboys" basically a steel plate that fits on top of acroprops the plate can be inserted into the mortar joint and screwed into position.
the metal cowel fitted on the chimney flue should create enough airflow and prevent moisture so you should be ok.
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