Most older houses were designed and constructed with fireplaces and chimneys as a means of providing heat. These days however, central heating has replaced the need for fireplaces and the chimney breast is now seen as wasted floor space in the room.
Many people now see the removal of a chimney breast as an opportunity to improve and extend their living space. Especially in the city where accommodation can be small and additional space is essential, removing a chimney breast can be a means or acquiring extra essential space.
Removing a chimney breast and fireplace however can be quite a big job and should only be undertaken by those with the experience and the correct knowledge.
Upper floors, walls and sometimes the roof of a house are supported partly by the ground floor internal walls and so removing these walls often requires the installation of beams to support the structure.
If not done properly, the removal of these walls could lead to structural distress or damage or even collapse of the building.
The work must comply with the Building Regulations 2010 regarding Chimney breast removal. A submission is required.
We at Bradley Chimneys have carried out chimney breast removals for over 35 years and so our expertise and experience in the field is second to none.
We also have a nationwide coverage of chimney breast removal experts and can therefore undertake work anywhere in mainland United Kingdom.
Call us now on 0207 266 5052 we can talk you through what will be involved in removing your chimney breast leaving you with significantly more space in your property.
you can also find us our website Bradley Chimneys