Reopening chimney

(4 Posts)
Nyancat Mon 21-Nov-16 09:48:37

Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to reopen chimney so I can have an open fire or get a stove installed. The previous owners seem to have filled the chimney pots with concrete and they had old electric fires in the fireplaces

Tropezienne Mon 21-Nov-16 10:29:12

They would have to partly knock it down, install a concrete lintel and make good. It depends on the size of your chimney breast though.

I had that done a few years ago. Mine was about 1.5 metre wide, It cost me about £500.

specialsubject Mon 21-Nov-16 12:11:26

It may also need lining.

Open fires are a big two fingers to the planet, please go for a stove.

Nyancat Mon 21-Nov-16 12:47:13

That doesn't sound too bad, bit of a pain but it's an old house and can be fairly cold. Would prefer a stove but the fireplaces are fairly small and would need to see how much space is there once we remove tiles and existing surround.

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