Fire Breast or Chimney Removal

Structural Consultants

It has become more popular to remove old fire breasts or chimneys as they are no longer required, or to create a larger living space. The latter is the more common. A fire breast is a major structural element of a property. To remove a brick fire breast needs thoughtful planning and design. It is also compulsory to Notify and involve Building Control to see the procedure is done correctly. The ground floor fire breast will support the fire breast in the room above, and then in turn support the chimney or brick flue in the attic and again the chimney projecting through the roof that is finished with a chimney pot. Where fire breasts are removed, a structure of steel will be required to support the remaining breasts/brick flues above.

Call us on 07922 148 701 or 0203 294 9477 or email us support@onlinebeam.co.uk for a quote. Or complete our customer quote form below.

We provide a full Structural Engineering Service to design and calculate steel beams to support your fire breast removal project. In some cases, you may be able to support the chimney with gallow brackets rather than a steel beam. We provide both designs. Visit steel beam design or gallow bracket design for futher information and to order. We provide all calculations for the steel beams, steel connections, and padstones for Building Control. We can visit your site if required, we cover London, Surrey and South East for site visits. We also provide an online service at extremely competitive prices. We require drawings, dimensions, joist direction and photographs, we can then design a steel beam or beams for you.

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Call us on 07922 148 701 or 0203 294 9477 or email us support@onlinebeam.co.uk

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