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    • First_Time_Buyer_No_Idea
    • By First_Time_Buyer_No_Idea 11th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    Likely cost of removing Structural Chimney breast and wall?
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    • 11th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
    Likely cost of removing Structural Chimney breast and wall? 11th Mar 17 at 8:59 PM
    Q to builders and structural engineer types on anyone who has done similar.

    We are looking to buy a house with a slightly unusual layout. It's a 1950s ex council and dividing the lounge and dining room is a Chimney breast plus structural wall. It's open at both ends so you can walk between the rooms. The chimney is basically slap bang in the middle of the house and still functional. We were wondering potential ballpark costs to remove this and put in place some other form of steel support. Doing so would open up the room.

    Approx width of the room is 5.8M but wall to wall inc under stairs probably about 7.5M

    Layout a bit like:

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    | .......Dining |
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    | gap --Chim+wall- gap-|
    | |
    | .......Lounge........................ |Stairs
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    |
    |---------------------- FDoor|

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    • phill99
    • By phill99 12th Mar 17, 10:27 AM
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    You will need Calculations from a Structural Engineer (£400) as well as building regulations (£200). Anything between £3000 and £6000. Remember its not just the chimney. Its new ceilings, flooring etc.
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    • First_Time_Buyer_No_Idea
    • By First_Time_Buyer_No_Idea 12th Mar 17, 8:28 PM
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    Thanks Phill99, I wasn't sure what route they would go down, removal of whole chimney stack or just removal of the ground floor and blocking up/supporting steels.
    • missprice
    • By missprice 12th Mar 17, 9:02 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:02 PM
    Thanks Phill99, I wasn't sure what route they would go down, removal of whole chimney stack or just removal of the ground floor and blocking up/supporting steels.
    Originally posted by First_Time_Buyer_No_Idea

    If you can afford it, take out the whole thing upstairs and downstairs. I had a downstairs chimney removed in the kitchen and so wish we had done upstairs too. It's not even very big upstairs but it irks me everytime i see it.

    Yet to remove the other chimney and stack in other side of house. So much mess.
    94 mortgage payments to go.

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