Is this lintel safe to remove bricks below?

Dale Holland
3 months ago

We moved into our house with the chimney breast bricked up and one of those electric wall mounted fireplaces installed. We want to open it up again so we have the alcove to give the room a bit more character. We have removed the plaster to see what we are working with and the lintel looks like it ends before the edge of the fireplace on the left hand side. Also, there is a gas pipe running across the middle, which we were told is capped off but we don't know where. Please help. We don't want to remove bricks only for the lintel to collapse and cause complete devastation. Also, upstairs the chimney breast has been converted to wardrobe space, I'm not sure if that makes a difference.

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United Kingdom
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