Small Fireplace Renovation

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by George Wilkins, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. George Wilkins

    George Wilkins New Member

    I have just bought my first property, it is a ground floor flat. When I bought the property the fireplace was covered with a board. I have now taken off the board and there is a half attempted hole behind it. I would ideally like to open up the hole and create a nice open space to perhaps tile. The space will just be for show, we do not want to put in a working fireplace.

    As you can see from the pictures, there is a ton of soot inside and the brick work will need work. There are bricks in the front corners of the fireplace, I am assuming they are there for support so I am not sure how we would open this up and make it square.

    As a first time buyer I do not know which type of tradesmen would be suitable for this job, the potential cost and whether the job is feasible? Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Someone has blocked it up previously using celcon/thermalite blocks.If you knock these and the new plaster away, you will come to the original square brickwork opening.
    You will also need to make sure the lintel is still there or if not a piece of metal under an arch which is supporting the breast.

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