How much to remove a ‘fake’ chimney

We have a fake brick chimney stack on our property which was apparently required for planning regulations when it was built twenty years ago. The pointing and flashing are now in a poor state of repair and we wondered how much it would cost to remove it as it serves no purpose. Also would we need to get planning permission to remove it?

Asked by Julie on 16th Jan 2024
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"Guessing that its a simple brick stack for up to two 9" flues, and access isn't any particular problem I think this job would cost up to £2k.

If planning stated that the stack had to be there on the original build then I suspect it still would be subject to the same rules. If you don't check for permissions you may be told to put it back again! Stranger things have been known. Might cost less to keep it going."
Answered on 16th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"I would do this Job for £1200 and that is taking the chimney down to roof level felt and batten it in and slate or tile it back in"
Answered on 21st Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"The costs could range anywhere between 2k-8k all depending on other circumstances best option is to have one of our team members to come out to inspect and gather any extra details"
Answered on 16th Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"Depends you would need a scaffolding probably that would be paid directly by you . I can recommend a good firm . Then it depends on access . Once down there would be a hole so that would have to be roofed over and repaired . But my guess is 400 for the removal and then the repair depending what the roof is . Slate or tile . Plus the brick or block would need a skip to go in to"
Answered on 16th Jan 2024 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"A lot depends on how high is house. do u need scaffolding how big is chimmney. Could start from £500"
Answered on 24th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"To remove the chimney stack felt and battery back over replace tile /slate all waste removed £1500"
Answered on 25th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"You would need planing permission if it is a listed building To give you a quote I will need to know how many courses of bricks there is how wide the chimney and what tiles we will be putting on once the chimney is below roof level"
Answered on 25th Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"£980 is the total cost of demolishing the chimney, repairing the roof covering and cleaning, working time is one day"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2024 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Hi there , depending where you are depends if you need planing but for a job like that could be anything between 1500-3000"
Answered on 19th Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"Not that expensive with a skilled and knowledgeable team, 1 day, £4-500."
Answered on 21st Jan 2024 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
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