We remove chimney breasts when property owners no longer use or need them. You can increase your indoor space and improve the layout of your room. If you are considering removing yours, get in touch with us to see how we can help with your Chimney Breast Removal project.
Our recent work
This is a picture of one of our completed projects which involved propping, stitching and demolition of the existing chimney. We also installed Gallow Brackets to hold the chimney stack above the roof.
Chimney Breast Removal Requirements & Things to Consider
- Do you need planning permission – it’s not likely unless your property is ‘Listed’ or in a conservation area. It is worth finding out though.
- Building Regulation Compliance – to ensure structural strength, fire safety, sound insulation, ventilation and maintenance to a neighbouring chimney.
- If your house is not detached: Party Wall Act – When removing a chimney breast from a party wall, you must have the written consent from the owners of the neighbouring property before any work is started.
- Is your house leasehold? You need to consider the Landlords Licence.
- Gas Safety – gas appliances that uses a party walls flue in a neighbours or your own property must be checked for safety from a Gas Safe Engineer. It’s worth getting anything in writting.