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how much to remove this fireplace and plaster wall where it was

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hilbil21 Tue 08-Dec-15 02:00:34

Any ideas folks? I've got someone coming to look at it and don't have a clue what a reasonable quote would be!

wowfudge Tue 08-Dec-15 06:08:22

I can't answer your questions,but it looks like a 1930s fireplace in perfect condition. You might be able to get an architectural salvage place to remove it as they'll be able to sell it.

Madelinehatter Tue 08-Dec-15 17:57:17

That's a definite 1930s original fireplace. Why remove it?????.

donajimena Tue 08-Dec-15 17:59:10

I like it <helpful>

BettyOctopus Tue 08-Dec-15 18:02:31

That is a fantastic fire place <also helpful>

VulcanWoman Tue 08-Dec-15 18:08:55

Doubt it would come out in one piece, it's not to everyone's taste, can't say I'm too keen.
Could you get it out yourself, then get it plastered, save you a bit.

Madelinehatter Tue 08-Dec-15 18:10:49

They are much sought after. Try to get a salvage company to do it.

SoupDragon Tue 08-Dec-15 18:24:15

I agree - ask a salvage yard.

I think it's hideous but people do like that sort of thing and they can't be replaced smile

hilbil21 Tue 08-Dec-15 18:41:56

It couldn't be less to my taste!! My mum passed away recently and we are moving into her house. Even she detested the fireplace and she was 75!! Lol. I've looked for salvage type places but there's only one "nearby" which is in Glasgow and not interested xx

VulcanWoman Tue 08-Dec-15 18:46:23

In fact, are you replacing it with another fireplace, depending on the size, you could board it up, then put your new fireplace over it.

hilbil21 Tue 08-Dec-15 18:55:15

Not decided yet whether to get rid of fireplace altogether or put another one there. Removal quote is £100 so I'm happy with that I think lol x

LeaLeander Tue 08-Dec-15 19:03:35

It looks rather art deco. Are you sure it must go... ??

hilbil21 Tue 08-Dec-15 21:58:30

Yes I would go as far as to say looking at it makes me feel depressed lol x

timeforabrewnow Tue 08-Dec-15 22:15:25

It is hideous. Get one of these keen mums netters to buy it off you!

hilbil21 Tue 08-Dec-15 23:09:59

I was starting to wonder if I was the only one that hated it! It's vile lol x

howtorebuild Tue 08-Dec-15 23:18:15

It's not my cup of tea, I wouldn't remove it as it's an original feature. I would leave it alone and cover it up.

PrimalLass Wed 09-Dec-15 00:03:53

It is horrible. Original doesn't always mean nice.

SoupDragon Wed 09-Dec-15 07:35:45

Oh, I agree that original doesnt mean it's nice but it does mean that an attempt should be made to save it for someone who loves it - in this case the salvage yard wasn't interested so all is good. I might have had a look on EBay to see if anyone is selling something similar and whether it was worth my while to try to flog it myself but I think my conscience would be clear!

I put my neighbour's beautiful 1930s leaded lights on Freecycle in order to save them when they had double glazing put in. (I did ask first!!).

PrimalLass Wed 09-Dec-15 07:49:30

The tiled ones don't seem to sell on ebay so you might get 99p! I would replace it with a nicer 1930s one like this

SoupDragon Wed 09-Dec-15 09:50:44

Thankfully my 30s semi is devoid of original fireplaces. Admittedly they have been replaced with different fugly fire surrounds but at least I can rip them out with no qualms when I find the right replacement!

wowfudge Wed 09-Dec-15 13:11:05

I do agree it's bloody hideous OP, but there is a market for them!

PrimalLass Wed 09-Dec-15 13:20:57

But is there really if they go for 99p on Ebay and the salvage yard didn't want it?

SoupDragon Wed 09-Dec-15 13:42:22

There is But I think it is fairly small. I remember watching a house renovation programme where they tried to source one and they struggled. Probably because everyone has deemed them hideous and taken a sledgehammer to them!

VulcanWoman Wed 09-Dec-15 13:44:10

That's the thing, some of the 1930's fireplaces are great but I honestly don't think this style is in though, in the future it'll probably be a different matter though, who knows, most things seem to come back eventually.

howtorebuild Wed 09-Dec-15 13:47:10

It will come back in fashion.

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