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Chimney removal - how much can I expect

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Xie, 18th Nov, 2015.

  1. Xie

    Xie Well-Known Member

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    Hi forum, can anyone give me some idea of what's involved in removing a chimney to gain a 3mtr clearance and what it might cost.
     
  2. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Oh it's already that time of year for Santa?
     
  3. The Y-man

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    Has it got a Heritage Overlay?

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  4. WestOz

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    Not sure what the 3mtr clearance is all about but What's the stack made out of?
    What's it sitting on?

    Picture tells a thousand words...
     
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  5. Ace in the Hole

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    Shouldn't cost too much, how much explosives do you think yours will need?

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  6. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy who started dismantling a brick chimney from the bottom. Had i not come over for a chat i reckon he would have been dead!
     
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  7. datto

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    I'll give this a go.

    Now, Mr X, it seems the chimney runs down the side of your house and by demolishing it you will gain your 3 metre side clearance.

    I picture two men with sledge hammers working off scaffolding. Say one days work to demolish and place rubble in a skip bin.

    Now, say your house is masonry construction, the exposed wall will need to be rebricked.

    Best then to get the bricks out of the skip bin, clean em up and get them relaid on the wall. You'll need 100 bricks for every square metre of wall.

    You also have to consider your fireplace. Keep or remove?

    I think this job would cost around $10K done properly and legally.

    Much cheaper if your house is only cladded. But then you have to consider asbestos removal costs.
     
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  8. RetireRich101

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    seems datto has done a few of these in past times,
    same time his left and right neighbours were reported missing
     
  9. datto

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    No, they disappeared when I concreted the patio area.
     
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