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Are wooden joists enough to support a chimney breast?

Best Answer of 12 - 17th Feb 2016

builder2008
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no. Chimney breast should be supported by galow brackets or steel beam and metal plate
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Answer #2 - 20th Mar 2016

CC Contractors
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Absolutely not.
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Answer #3 - 5th Mar 2016

Not really no.
If in loft space gallows brackets are the general way to go. If first floor steel support would be advised. Generally under the remit of building control.
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Answer #4 - 1st May 2016

M'n'k property maintenance
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If the ground floor part of the chimney breast has been removed, I wouldn't trust The wooden joists! in my opinion you need Gallo brackets and maybe a structural engineer.
Hope this helps

Mark
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Answer #5 - 17th Nov 2015

CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
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Normally you will use Gallow brackets designed. Average size of brackets will be 375 x 490 x 10mm and 22mm holes. U will need to bolt to the wall.then use a lintel to suport the chimney using concrete 65 x 102 by the witdh of the chimney or steel 50mm or 10mm. Hope this helped.
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Answer #6 - 1st Feb 2016

London Central Gas
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Get a qualified builder in
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Answer #7 - 1st Jun 2016

Wooden joist will not be enough to support a weight of the chimney, steal beam needs to installed
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Answer #8 - 20th Sep 2015

Buildingtrades4u
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definately not
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Answer #9 - 15th Sep 2015

L.C.Construction
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No they are not a using a structural engineer would be advisable although a competent builder would know if a pre stressed Lintol or a RSJ could be used
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Answer #10 - 6th Dec 2016

Jmc property services
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I would say no
You may need gallow brackets
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Answer #11 - 22nd Apr 2017

D MCB Brickwork
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No, any structural engineer will tell you it has to be steel

Davie
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Answer #12 - 4th Jun 2017

MLH Building Services
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I've seen walls built on timber joists in old buildings so yes is the answer to your question but NO your not allowed to use timber to support anything load bearing what you would need is a steel RSJ you also need to get a structural engineer in before removing any load bearing wall.
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