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Reinstalling a flue/chimney

Hi
I am thinking of buying a 1950s house that has has the chimney stack removed from the loft space upwards - it is still in place on the ground and first floor although the fireplaces themselves are blocked off. Is it reasonable to consider puttoing a flue through the lost space and out of the roof and openign up a fireplace in the living room for a log burner? Would I need planning -permission and any idea of a rough sort of cost..(Leeds)? Thanks in advance.
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2 Answers from MyBuilder Chimney & Fireplace Specialists

I would suggest, rebuild the stack back to original by a builder, plus fit a liner, you should have this done by a Hetas registered installer.
You should contact bco at your local council, as you may require permission to reinstate chimney, or if fitting the stove and liner yourself.

2011-11-06T11:35:02+00:00

Answered 6th Nov 2011

Three ways this could be done. Either do what BJD building says and re-build the stack above the roof - either 600mm above ridge or 2300mm horizontally to roof pitch. Have a HETAS engineer drop a liner down and fit your stove.

Alternatively you could line what is already there with flex and use a twin wall conversion adaptor to get through the roof with a twin wall insulated system. Will be cheaper but not as aesthetically pleasing.

Company called Poujelat also do a pre-fab chimney stack with twin wall installed inside. Visually looks like a chimney stack but from the research i have done quite expensive for what it is - similar costs to rebuilding in brick.

2011-11-08T10:55:01+00:00

Answered 8th Nov 2011

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