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How to Improve Support for Retained Chimney Stack?

Postby Andybambi » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:24 am


I've had a survey carried out on a house I'm buying and it states 'improved support required for retained chimney stack in roof space above middle bedroom'.

Can someone advise how this can be achieved?

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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:10 pm

you will need to install a steel beam from one wall to another and fit smaller beams off that, into the gable brickwork to support the stack,Or fit what they call gallow brackets its really not a diy project and the beam needs to be calculated to support the weight, a structural engineer can do that for you.
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Postby philipam » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:53 pm

Failing that, just remove the rest of the chimney.
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