Chimney breast

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Chimney breast

A projection into a room of the fireplace walls that form the front portion of the chimney stack.
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chimney breast, chimney piece

A projection into a room of fireplace walls forming the front portion of the chimney stack.

parrel, chimney breast

A chimneypiece or the ornaments of a chimneypiece collectively.
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Offers There's a brickwork fireplace with full height chimney breast
The property has an attached garage The exposed chimney breast
Frank said: "We listened at the chimney breast but we couldn't hear anything."
A charming entrance to the property features a snug with high reach ceilings and exposed original beams to the cottage with the roof centering around a cast iron log burner style living flame effect gas fire set into a chimney breast with exposed brick and quarry tile hearth.
One of the most eye-catching features of the home is the chimney breast in the living room, where Brian has added Welsh slate to the chimney breast while keeping the original Victorian fireplace, beautifully blending the old with the new.
Exposed roof beams, an original fireplace and stone chimney breast are just some of the attractive features in the recently modernised home.
For me, I have to make a personal pilgrimage to see my favourite painting in the Gallery - 'The Birmingham Ratcatcher' - I would love it on my chimney breast but I am not sure the wife would!
A good-sized study features a full height brick chimney breast with fitted cast iron wood burning stove.
Also, due to the construction of some buildings, usually pre-Edwardian ones, dampness can be drawn up from the ground below into the chimney breast and reveal walls.
If you have plaster to chisel off, or a bricked-up chimney breast to open up, there's no better drill for the job.
"The living room was the obvious place for it as it features a big chimney breast that warms up and then acts as a massive radiator to the whole house.
Instead of covering the whole room just do one area, such as a chimney breast or one of the walls.