There is a 1040x1040mm cast iron fireplace with 500mm wide fuel holder suspended 150mm off the hearth, above an ash box. I want to remove all this part. It all seems to be in a single piece of ironwork but there are no visible fasteners, unless they are hidden by the handful of Victorian tiles that decorate the sides. This ironwork is surrounded by a 1740x1260mm marble mantle with pillars each side which I want to leave as is.
I am wary of starting the job with a big hammer because I would like to salvage the original fireplace and I don't want to take the risk that some critical part is holding up a part of the chimney stack There's a lot of house above me to fall down..
Any suggestions for me?