Chimney removal

Hi there,

I have a house from 1930 , and in the kitchen there is a chimney, I am trying to see if I can convert the chimney in a space that I can add a hob, or a range cooker. Will this be possible? Do I need a building permission to do that? What it's the price?

Any information will be much appreciated.


Asked by Izabela on 2nd May 2024
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"Hello Izabela,

Yes, it is possible to convert the chimney into a space so as to add a hob or a range cooker. Depending on your borough, check to confirm if you need a building permission to undertake this project. Also dependent on the extent of work and if inclusive of materials, it could cost anything from £3,500 to £8,000. Hope this helps. All the best - Anchor Green Limited."
Answered on 4th May 2024 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Without further inspection we can one hundred perfect be accurate
But I can not see why can’t install a lintel or steel make good for the opening

My recommendations are to seek advice from structural engineers"
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"I would imagine (without seeing it) that it is possible. You would not require planning permission but you would require a structural engineer to calculate your design and then approval from building control.
Hope this helps."
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Hi Izabela

My advice would be to first contact a structural engineer, then a builder and the building Control.
Building Control will sign the work off so when you sell there will be no complications.

The price of the work would vary wildly depending on the scope and extent of work.

It would be near the 10k mark I would think."
Answered on 7th May 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"While it's not a listed building you will not need planning permission to change your chimney into Hob"
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"It depends where you live, with some councils - if you're removing a chimney you need to add rsj beam and with some councils you can get away with gallows brackets. Speak to your council first before you do anything.

I hope this helps."
Answered on 9th May 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Yes the job is. Possible and no you don't need planning permission. If you are only removing the bottom part of the chimney the remaining stack needs to be structully supportsd"
Answered on 2nd May 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Hi it’s a job you could definitely do convert the space and don’t need permission, I would quote £900. That’s for the removal of any waste from the chimney as well as forming the opening.

Kind regards Thomas"
Answered on 3rd May 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Hi you will need to contact building at your local council control and they will advices you in what is required"
Answered on 4th May 2024 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
"Hi Izabela!

Converting your chimney into a space for a hob or range cooker can be possible, but it would depend on various factors like the condition of the chimney, local building codes, and structural considerations. As for the cost, it can vary widely based on the extent of the work needed."
Answered on 4th May 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
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