Need for Support

Building Regulations require that buildings remain structurally stable after alterations have been carried out on them. In most instances the removal of part of a chimney stack will require Building Regulation approval and work will need to be done to ensure the remaining part of the stack is properly supported. Below are some examples of possible solutions. If in doubt as to which is most appropriate, check with Building Control. Tel: 01223 457118 or 457122.

NOTE: Some chimneys act as a buttress and provide support to long walls. Please check with Building Control or a structural engineer, before

proceeding, to determine if this is the case.