Can someone explain for a simpleton.
Asking on behalf of my mum who is in the process of buying a new house. She has someone doing a load of work on it but he's a plumber by trade and has picked up other skills trhough his career. Anyway, the house is c. 1930s terrace and has a chimney in both front and rear rooms which then merges in the loft space. It starts arching to the join through the upstairs bedroom. He is saying that he can take out the chimney breast from the kitchen, using an rsj to support it, but can't take it out in the upstairs bedroom without removing the chimney from the front of the house as well. Does this sound plausible? I don't see why you can't take it out in the upstairs bedroom as well and use rsj to support the remaining side, as you would do if it was removed in the kitchen. I can appreciate the loads are quite possibly different but is it a no no?