BISF House Flue Frame Removal Question
Hi, Im new to the forum. We have recently bought a bisf house and are currently Fitting a log burner, we just wondered if there is any way of removing the support frame for the flu leaving just the Flu itself exposed?
Any suggestions would be well appreciated
Hoping on this post as I was hoping for some advice. I have this style fireplace. With brick around the base and metal going up with board around it. The part that would be in the bedroom is removed and boarded up so the whole of the old pipe has been removed too. So the chimney breast is a waste of space. I was hoping to remove the whole lot. Will this be a structural issue? My neighbour has done it and says it isn’t. But I’m nervous.
Hi Dan, I hope you are well.
It's been a while since you posted your logburner thread on the site, but it would be great to see some of your photographs outlining your project as we have a few people lookin to undertake a similar upgrade at the moment.
If you could share some of your images or if you have rather a lot of them, you could always send them to us via email and we can upload them for you into a gallery?
Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org
We used the same heat paint used to refurb old log burners, used a wire brush attachment and wet/dry paper to clean it off, very messy but we'll worth the hassle. Been in just over 2 years now and still as good as the day it was painted.
Hi there, I'm new here, just about to purchase a BISF house and will want to remove the breast. Having see your picture, keeping the flue looks great when painted. What did you do to clean it up?
Hi, the steel frame around the flue only supports the boxing-in around the flue itself, so that can safely be removed together with the flue pipe. However there are three steel elements in the downstairs walls that cannot be removed. Right across the middle of the house in the top of the wall that separates the living room from the dining room and the kitchen from the hallway there is a large steel I-beam that supports the framework of the floor above. This in turn is supported by two stanchions (vertical steel elements). One is in the corner between the living room/hall/kitchen and the other is roughly half way between the flue and the doorway between the living room and dining room.
Marc has posted a photo of a house where the wall between the living room and dining room has been removed that shows the stanchion left as a pillar but unfortunately I can't find it.
Hi, 2 years back i bought my first home which is the bisf construction. We thinking of taking down all thewalls downstairs and removing the fireplace so that it can be a nice big open plan room. By looking at the pictures above, there is a lot of steel supports around the chimney. Can one remove this or is it a structural support that cant be removed?