What's going on with this fireplace/chimney

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Northumbrian, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Northumbrian

    Northumbrian New Member

    I'm in the process of re-tiling a disused fireplace in my Victorian terraced house. I noticed that the 'ceiling' of the fireplace was sealed up with a piece of plasterboard. Upon removing part of this a number of bricks and some mortar have fallen out. It looks as though the chimney opening has somehow been bricked up horizontally at about lintel level.

    The remaining bricks look very loose - is it safe to remove these?

    Photos here: http://imgur.com/a/e8fWQuj
     
  2. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    Don't think anyone on here can say yeh or nah from just a picture, nobody knows what the original works was about. If it was me I would try taking out the bricks whilst keeping out the way but I am bit of a gambler
     
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  3. jameswills

    jameswills Member

    Likely it was enclosed with the plasterboard to hide the rot/wear of the brocks and removing it exposed it and caused more damage. Just a guess.
     

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