Conversions - General Question

Do you need a structural surveyor involved to remove chimney breasts?

1930's end of terrace, 3 Bed, two chimney breasts running from ground floor to converge into one central stack in the loft. Party wall.

4 Answers

Best Answer

If you want to leave sections in ,Yes , I am going through this at the moment , there are lots of conflicting arguments

it depends on cercumstances ,size ,and location , an engineer is required to

calculate the beam /gallows bracket (including fixings) that will hold the weight of the any remaining chimney

please call me and i can explain

kind regards

David Price

Answered 14th Jun 2011

North Birmingham Loft Conversions & Construction Ltd.

Member since 12 Jan 2009

Its wise to use a s/e, plus inform your local building control, as it is structural alterations, especially if you are leaving the stack (above roof) as you will need steels etc calculated.
Gallow brackets are a no with our b/c

Answered 14th Jun 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

The quick answer is yes you will need calculations done these calculate the load & will also provide you with the most suitable system of supporting the load you also need them done as a legal requirement , local building control will also require a copy
Acorn joinery & building

Answered 16th Jun 2011

acorn joinery & building

Member since 23 Sep 2009

Yes you do as building regs will require you to. Id recommend Richard Money Associates if your in the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire area.

Answered 16th Jun 2011

T & M Painters and Decorators

Member since 14 Jun 2011

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