A chimney breast forms part of the structure of a house and needs to be removed, both with the right planning and preparation in place. Furthermore, unless the entire chimney is being removed, from the fireplace to the roof stack, suitable support beams will need to be incorporated, to support any masonry above and avoid either structural distress or damage. In addition, special attention needs to be used when the chimney breast is either on a party wall with a neighbouring property or where the chimney breast of an upper floor is going to be removed whilst leaving a working fire in the room below – in the latter case, partial removal is possible; however, a smaller chimney breast for the fire below must be left in place.
The floor will need to be ‘made good’ once the chimney breast has been removed. This could mean matching in floorboards (which we can also do) or changing the flooring completely if you have carpet or tiles and so on. Our Chimney Breast Removal team will complete all work to the highest standard and finish.