Removing a chimney stack

Hello. Can anyone talk me through removing a brick chimney stack? The one I want to take out is on the first floor of a Victorian terrace. What is involved in putting in any RSJs to support load, and what happens with the floor? A step by step guide would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers, Ian Nutt
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Ian Nutt wrote:

Friend of mine had his removed by a builder. It was a major job, cost over 2k. They had to move out of the house for a couple of days... One major problem wass the cast in hearth on the 1st floor. Getting it out was major hassle and the floor joists had rebuilt afterwards where it had been.
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You do not say if you are a mid terrace and whether the stack is shared by 2 houses. If that is the case you may not be able to remove it or if you do you will certainly need a party wall agreement and permission from your neighbour. The best advice is to get the services of a surveyor who will advise further after looking at the problem and also advise on structural supports and a method of safe working along with a structural engineer
Mike
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Ian Nutt wrote:

This is one I would defintely leave to a builder with insurance.
If you have to ask, you probably should not attempt it.
the cheapest source of sound advice would be a firm of structural engineers. They will tell yiu waht you need to do in that particular situation.
I am not even for once even going to offer an opinion beyond that ...
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