Can you still use gallows brackets?
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In respect to this, do I need planning permission to take down a chimney?
Planning permission is only required for removal of chimneys if the property is a protected structure. You will need to review how floor joists at first-floor level are supported as these may be partly supported on the large chimney breast you propose to remove.
One may also ask, can I remove the chimney from my house? An external chimney stack can be removed from outside the building and, if done with care, need not cause disruption to internal decoration. Removing an internal chimney breast, however, will create lots of dust and debris, so the room should be cleared and sealed off from the rest of the property as best as possible.
Moreover, how much does it cost to take down a chimney?
Average Cost of Chimney Removal The cost to remove a chimney averages between $2,000 and $4,000 for a full removal; however, chimney removal costs vary from one chimney to the next for a number of reasons.
Do I need a structural engineer to remove a chimney breast?
If you discover that the chimney breast you want to remove is real, then you will almost certainly need to contact a structural engineer. Actual chimney breasts form part of the structure of a house – once removed, the addition of support beams may need to be incorporated to support any masonry above.