What does chimney breast removal cost? A price guide

grey chimney breast with log storage
High chimney breast removal costs might make it prohibitive for your project (Image credit: Lifestyle Floors)

Although chimney breast removal costs will vary depending on the overall complexity of this job, our guide is here to explain which factors can push prices up and how you can reduce what you spend.

Although proud owners of roaring open fires and log burning stoves may well be left scratching their heads as to why anyone might consider removing a chimney breast, there are some very valid reasons why homeowners tackle this task.  

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.