We eliminated old brickwork, lowered the fireside and added customized woodworking, which was a design collaboration between Dan and the homeowner. In the course of the 60’s and 70’s, giant heavy brick or stone fireplaces, mantels, and hearth were usually utilized in dÃ©cor however are now out of vogue, so householders might look for a solution to update the look but hold their functional hearth.
Stone or precast mantels which might be noncombustible might be closer to the opening but excessively low mantel height can cause extreme heat construct-up in the wall, doubtlessly causing safety hazards and the risk of the mantel or non-combustible material becoming cracked or broken.
The completely different elements of a fireside are: (1) the fireside with built-in ash dump, (2) the firebox of proper shape for reflecting most heat, (3) the throat fitted with a damper as huge as the fireplace opening, (4) the smoke chamber with smoke shelf in again of the damper, and (5) the flue that connects to the smoke chamber and is encased in a masonry chimney of mandatory top.
If you’d like to have an present hearth redone, contemplate what material the face, fireside and mantle is fabricated from. In …