Wooden support for chimney breast

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by TonyTiger, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. TonyTiger

    TonyTiger New Member

    I have recently moved into an old 1900s terraced house. The chimney breast in the downstairs front room has been removed (around 25 years ago) and supported with a wooden beam (roughly 7 inches by 2.5 inches), spanning across my living room (parallel with the breast) from front to back and fixed into the walls. I am planning on applying for a regularisation certificate from BC.
    Does anyone know the likelihood of BC accepting a wooden beam? Nowadays do they insist on steel?
  2. Frutbunn

    Frutbunn Member

    Can't speak for every BCO but I wouldn't accept it.
  3. TonyTiger

    TonyTiger New Member

    Thanks for your reply. That was what I was thinking too. Any idea what a SE would charge to do the calculations for a replacement in steel?
  4. DevilDamo

    DevilDamo New Member

    Prices vary up and down the country. An engineer I use would charge £100 for that and I wouldn’t expect A.N.Other to charge a lot more.
  5. TonyTiger

    TonyTiger New Member

    Ok thanks, good to have some idea of what others would pay/charge, cheers.

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