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We are intending to box in a chimney at the first floor (not in the loft). it is a 1930s semi detached house. let me know your thoughts and things to watch out for. the intention is to gain space.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Bricklayers

By boxing it in you mean bricking up the hole or just boarding over the hole? whichever way you do it you need to have a vent at the bottom about 2" above skirting height/central..a 9" x 3" should be adequate.


Answered 25th Mar 2012

Hi, if you are going to box in fire place,you will need to fit air vent , only ? ive got is i dont see how this gives you more space. thanks col.


Answered 11th Apr 2012

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