A Short Guide to Fireplace Construction

Installing a fireplace well in advance before the winter is surely a wise decision. A fireplace does not just add warmth to your home, but it also adds a style statement and makes your home unique. When it comes to fireplace construction for your home, you need to consider a few important factors like the type of fireplace you should install, the cost of installation, and the décor of the house. It is best to consider all these factors before calling the installation service providers.

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Choosing the right type of fireplace

Different homes have different types of fireplaces. The type you choose will definitely depend on the cost, interior decoration, and your preferences. Given below is a list of some of the commonest types of fireplace construction for your home:

  • Masonry

It is the type of fireplace that requires extensive masonry work. If your home does not have a pre-installed masonry fireplace, then it will be an expensive option to choose. However, it is attractive and looks impressive and welcoming for the guests in your home. To install such a fireplace in your home, you need to consider installing a stone firebox, a mantel, and a chimney constructed with brick or stone.

Adding a masonry fireplace, to your already constructed home, calls for a lot of hassles. You must choose the room where you want the fireplace to be built. You may need to consider framing the floors.

  • Zero clearance

As compared to masonry fireplaces, this type is lighter, easier, and is very less expensive to install. Thus, very less construction work is required for zero clearance fireplace construction for your home. Thus, there is considerably less masonry work, and so less hassle. If there is less space in a room where you need a fireplace, zero clearance fireplaces are the best options. There are different types of zero clearance fireplaces according to the fuel used. When it comes to zero clearance fireplaces, you can choose between gas, wood, or electrically powered fireplaces. You can choose any of the types based on your personal preferences.

  • Gas fireplace

If you want to avoid the soot of wood and yet enjoy the warmth of a fireplace, gas-fueled fireplaces could be a best option for you. A gas fireplace pollutes less and cause less fumes and suspended particles like in case of a wood burning one. That is the reason many homeowners are opting for it. Moreover, gas hearths do not take up a lot of space in a room. You can easily install such a fireplace in your room.

Fireplace installation for your home – a checklist

Now that you’ve decided on the type of fireplace you should construct in your home, there are also few more important things that you should consider. Knowing certain things about fireplace installation will help you accomplish the task successfully. Given below is a comprehensive checklist:

  • Get multiple quotes from the professional services. It will help you check the cost of installation of the type of fireplace you want to install. You should compare quotes by two or three installation services and choose the one that is the best fit for you.
  • You must check whether the installation service you are choosing is licensed and registered. It is also important for the company to have valid insurance policies. If you do not check these factors, you may be held responsible for any accidents in your property.
  • Check local construction regulations. You may need to get a permit from the governing authorities for installing such a structure in your home.

So, keep this guide in mind while opting for fireplace construction for your home. Click here to get few more important information about Fireplace.


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