Pre-fabricated wood burning fireboxes are the budget-friendly alternative to building a masonry fireplace. The steel fireboxes are brick lined and come standard with a mesh curtain for spark protection. These fireplaces are often referred to as a "zero clearance" fireplace because of their minimal clearance required to walls and combustibles. A double-walled chimney pipe must run vertical and terminate at the top of the roof line for venting.
The fireplaces range from standard sizes 36"-42" openings up to 52" openings in more deluxe models. The basic fireplace are not intended to be efficient heat sources. The chimney damper must remain open while the fireplace is burning. These fireplaces are available smooth faced (so that your facing material can completely cover the box) or louvered (vents that allow for an optional fan). The firebox can easily be converted to gas logs at a later time. Optional glass doors are available to reduce heat loss when the fire is out.
We also offer High Efficiency wood burning fireplaces by Kozy Heat & Fireplace Xtrordinair These models are constructed to burn like wood furnaces ~ perfect for those who want the heat & efficiency of a wood stove in the look of a masonry fireplace! Heavy gauge steel boxes are insulated. A powerful blower system is standard. The high efficiency fireplaces generally come standard with a ceramic glass door front. These fireplaces may require more clearance - visit our showroom for more details.