Hello, I've recently uncovered this old range fireplace (pic attached). Hoping to renovate it. Wondering what you would recommend as the my best next steps? I've removed several bags of soot there that was mildly damp. Should I be able to take out the later infill bricks now or do I need structural assessment for this type of thing anyway before proceeding just to check nothing else has changed since the (now defunct) gas one was added? Thinking depending on costs and how much I can do, I'll set it up for either a log burner, just vent it for airflow and use it for deep shelves or if it's massively expensive then I may have to just make the front level and re-cover for now. Hoping not to do that last one if I can manage some of the work myself or a mix of experts and then me for any jobs I can do. Cheers again for any help!