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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:31 pm 
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hey, i just got around to opening up what i thought was a false chimney breast and i am not sure exactly what i have found behind it

any chance you could take a look?

this is the false breast

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this is the plasterboard infront of it

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this is what i see when i look upwards from behind the plasterboard

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I was hoping redo the false breat to allow my tv to hang recessed along with a few recessed shelves.

thanks in advance for any advice

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That's not a false flue, what you can see is the gatherer and concrete/pumice flue liners.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:37 pm 
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cotswold builders wrote:
That's not a false flue, what you can see is the gatherer and concrete/pumice flue liners.


Damn , thanks.

Back to the drawing board


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not sure exactly what you want but off course the stack needs full supporting if you plan to encroach on the full area
if you are after not using the chiminie for the fire then you can affix the the tv to the stack and the shelves in the alcove

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big-all wrote:
not sure exactly what you want but off course the stack needs full supporting if you plan to encroach on the full area
if you are after not using the chiminie for the fire then you can affix the the tv to the stack and the shelves in the alcove


yeah i think that is what i will end up doing.

bit of a bummer


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further to the posts above, i have removed the plasterboard and had a good look around, Here are some more pictures.

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Can i just ask, If i get a builder in to quote for the removal of the 2 vertical breeze block columns what should i be asking for in terms of certificates of safety etc?

Many thanks in advance for any help offered

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what you should ask him if he removes the two block piers is, what will hold up the above masonry.


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cotswold builders wrote:
what you should ask him if he removes the two block piers is, what will hold up the above masonry.


thanks for the reply mate. He is putting in another lintel, just a longer one so that the 2 pillars are wider apart (so the wife can get her fire in)

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