Remove Page Header View

I'm building a theme for Elgg 1.8.3 that doesnt require the page header view, that in the default Elgg theme contains the site name, site menu and search bar. All my navigation, logo and search are located in the topbar and as the page header view is no longer needed I dont want to render it. I just dont see how to remove it from the view files. I realise I could use css and set the header view to display:none but i was after a cleaner solution, like un-extending it or something. Please help.