Hello all! I'm currently looking at building in under a 1901 qlder (currently on stumps) and our architect has advised that this will probably entail raising the house 300-500mm to attain the required clearance. However we have a chimney with 3 fireplaces which runs through the centre of the house and which we wish to retain We're not sure how (or even if) we might go about lifting it to keep it level with the rest of the house.
Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Are we better off just demolishing all or part of it and re-building (not our first choice as its an original chimney and would be a real shame to see it destroyed)?