Is building regs approval required before removing a chimney breast from the 1st floor of a semi-detached house? Your help is appreciated :-)
If you want to remove a chimney breast in a ground or first floor room you must first support the chimney adequately. A structural engineer should be contacted to give advice on the correct design for your building. It is not enough to corbel the brickwork below the remaining chimney stack. The remaining stack must be properly supported.
One method of support, is by the use of brackets, commonly referred to as gallows brackets. The details below show this
method. Where this is not possible steel beams can be used instead of brackets provided that they are supported on suitable load bearing walls. If you still in doubt consult your local building and planning department at the Council.
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Not unless you are in a conservation area or a listed building
You will need to contact you local council as you are going to work on the structure of the house.
Yes you need building regs approval before removing.
If you like to remove a chimney breast you not required approval for it from building regs
Yes due to structual issues and ajoining property drawings or building method to show future structual finish and support
A structural enginers report will be required as well as building regs approval .you will properly need a party wall agreement as well
No there is no building regs approval needed for that
Yes because you will need to involve a structural engineer who will calculate loadings and design apropriate support system ie steel beams/columns
Yes, as you need to adequately support the remaining stack above and/or below.
Building regs always depend on the council for that area , all councils are different and have there own set rules/regs basics are the same but it really can vary . Contact your local council before any major works are undertaken hope this helps