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Hi i have removed an old 1930s tiled fire surround, and fire box, i am now left with infill ?
Hi I have removed an old 1930s tiled fire surround, and fire box, I am now left with what looks like infill to narrow the original gap, (this is made up of rough brickwork and is not tied to the Walls and has a very small metal lintel in it)
My question is I can't seam to see another lintel of any type up the chimney ?
So how safe is it to remove what looks like infill as I want to widen the fire place ?
The lintel is holding a single skin of bricks
Thanks for any help
2 Answers from MyBuilder Chimney & Fireplace Specialists
Hi you can take out all infill back to rear wall and back to side cheeks of chimney breast , but you must then build opening to desired size supported with a concrete lintel at desired height and well packed at sides to support existing flue cheeks .
Answered 30th Jul 2011
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