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    Chimney breasts load bearing?


    Hi, I'm considering chimney breast removal for my home. Are chimney breasts a form of load bearing?

    Asked by minesh on 24th May 2022
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    Acorn Joinery

    "Yes, very much so. Think about what is left after a city is bombed, chimneys!.
    They can be removed altogether easily enough but if you want to remove just a section, it needs careful planning and Building control"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Dpl roofing & property services ltd

    "Well it's possible that the load bearing is off the roof end not the actual breast as the breastfeeding is normally tide into the wall and had support inside but ob the roof it's self this is free standing and cab blow from the insideand cause problems then."

    Answered on 19th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    TJ building services

    "No there not load bearing walls the floor joists are trimmed up to it"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Assured Developments Ltd

    "Yes it is, it's carrying the weight off the chimney and possibly floor, ceiling joists!.
    If your thinking of removing a section of chimney breast, you will need to support the remaining part of the chimney whilst work is being carried out, once the section has been removed You will need to support it permanently with Gallows Brackets or a steel, installing said items prior to full Demolition is recommended if possible.
    (I would recommend speaking to a Structural Engineer as he will advise you, because not all chimneys are the same)"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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