Can a timber floor be use to restrain a removed central chimney breast?

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CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
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You need gallow brackets and a concrete or steel lintil
17th Nov 2015
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Buildingtrades4u
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DEFINATELY NOT
20th Sep 2015
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CC Contractors
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If by restrain you mean support the stack(s) above, then absolutely not.
20th Mar 2016
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MLH Building Services
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No you wouldn't be allowed to do that when taking any load bearing wall out you would need a structural engineer in first who will tell you what size RSJ / support to use then once the work is completed by your builder you would get building control to come and pass it / make sure it's been done properly.
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Hylton Forrester
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No. The timber floor is flexable. It will be bouncing under the chimney breast and will cause some movement.
30th Sep 2015
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