Remove brick boiler flue - london, w4 - Bricklaying job in Chiswick, West London

Job description

Work needs to be completed by 24 March (need the site clean so that I can start running some pipes).


1890's Victorian house with boiler flue (constructed from standard brick and lime mortar). Flue has been partially removed from the ground floor. Flue was boxed in on the 1st floor. Flue has been capped with lead at 1st floor roof line (chimney removed 20 years ago). The flue is made of brick and is approximately 30cm wide x 25cm deep.

Brick flue is built into an internal brick wall.

Brick flue needs to removed and new brick work installed (integrated with existing internal brick walls.

New internal brickwork will support the 8 remaining bricks (literally 8) that have become part of the first floor roof line and covered in lead.

Activities (not exhaustive) *************************** Remove brick boiler flue (only 3m x 30cm remaining as I started the job last weekend)

Lay new bricks to close the flue (in downstairs utility room and first floor WC) integrated with exisiting internal brick wall.

No finsihing work required - the wall will be plastered and the ceiling repaired at a later date - do not quote for this.

Resources ********* You will supply rubble bags and put waste our side return.

Salvaged bricks can be used to close the flue, but please assume that you will supply new bricks (approximately 60). The area to be closed is about 5 meters x 30 cm. Note that bricks need to be integrated with existing internal wall and therefore breeze block is probably not an option.

Please supply mortar.

Dust protection. If you do the work, you need to seal the room with masking tape, supply dust sheets and clean up afterward. We have a small baby and need the house left clean and tidy. I apprecaite that this is a messy job though!

  • The following information was added Tuesday, 17th March, 2009 : Additional information (from a site visit with Dan on 17 March) ********************************************************

Concrete lintel or steel support to be fitted to support remaining chimney (about 8 bricks) that protude through 1st floor roof. Roof line, and lead flashing that has been used to cap the chimney will not be altered.

Client will run pipes and a ring main in the cavity before it is bricked in (this work to be done on Thursday / Friday this week).

Brick work to be 'teethed' into existing internal walls.

Work to be undertaken on Saturday 21 March 2009 starting around 07:30.


Feedback for King of Herts Construction

Absolutely fantastic. Dan is a credit to MyBuilder and I have no hesitation in giving him a glowing reference. Dan is extremely hard working, punctual and totally customer focused.

Dan came to my home at a time that suited me and reviewed the job – at my request.

I added some small changes to the specification of the work which Dan confidently implemented without question or complaint. Dan honoured his quote.

Taking down a chimney is a messy job. Dan arrived with rubble bags and dust sheets which demonstrated that he cares and respects client’s homes. Dan and Jake also vacuumed the upstairs and downstairs of our home leaving it as clean as possible.

Dan’s brick work was faultless.

Dan has some very impressive tools which enable him to finish work to a highly professional finish.

I have every confidence in Dan's ability to deliver. Thank you Dan, and I wish you every success for the future.