All posts by Brian Klipfel

Reading, PA: Fieldstone, Double Bell, See-Thru Masonry Stove

When our clients in Reading, Pennsylvania planned their energy efficient addition to their home, a masonry stove was in the center of their plans. A clean burning masonry heater replaced a drafty, traditional masonry fireplace. The masonry heater sits between the existing living room and new addition, diving the man living space. Their kids stand safely on the heated bench in the photo below as their project nears completion.

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Galax, VA: Brick Faced, Double Bell Masonry Heater.

Our most recent project is a double bell masonry heater installation in scenic Galax, Va. The owners of this new project in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains were determined to build an efficient home. They decided on a masonry heater for the heart of the design. With no local masons certified in heater building, the owners reached out to Fire Works Masonry. The picture below shows a small curing fire in the nearly complete fireplace.

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Hudson, Massachusetts: Custom Commercial Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Fire Works Masonry working with friends at Iron Hammer Stoneworks recently completed a large, custom wood-fired commercial pizza oven in Hudson, MA. The picture below shows the completed oven firebrick core.

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Marlboro, Maryland: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Stove Core Installation

We recently completed a Heat-Kit masonry heater core installation in eastern Maryland. Our clients wanted the clean, comfortable efficient heat of a masonry heater in their existing home’s living room. The core is a corner unit: the side heat exchange channels are at 45˚ angles to the front. The core also has a pre-cast white bake-oven. The high temperature core is completed in the photo below, ready for the final facing stone veneer.

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Basking Ridge, NJ: Outdoor 27″x36″ Vaulted Wood-Fired Oven

Fire Works Masonry recently completed an outdoor wood fired oven for a bread and cooking enthusiast. One of the first curing fires begins to warm the oven in the photo below.

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Bridgewater, NJ: Natural Thin Stone Veneer, Dry Stacked Ledgestone Entryway

Our clients in Bridgewater, NJ were looking to update their home’s entryway. Our friends, Patullo Brothers Builders in Somerville, NJ, designed and built the addition on the existing home. They also installed the custom wood door. Fire Works Masonry then set the colorful natural thin stone veneer ledge-stone veneer in a dry stack style (no visible mortar between the stones). Continue reading Bridgewater, NJ: Natural Thin Stone Veneer, Dry Stacked Ledgestone Entryway

New City, NY: Thin stone veneer, double bell masonry heater.

The owners of the new home pictured below in the Hudson Valley were interested in taking advantage of their ample wooded lot by designing their floor-plan around a clean burning, efficient wood burning masonry. The masonry heater’s chimney exit can be seen exiting the center roof line.

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Centerville, MD: Stucco Faced, Contraflow, See-Thru Masonry Heater

Our clients in Centerville, Md were building their custom, dream home. A clean burning, efficient masonry  heater was central to their desires and blueprint. The whimsical, energy efficient home was built on a scenic corner of the family’s horse farm.

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Manhatten, New York: 60″ Dome Custom Commercial Wood-Fired Brick Pizza Oven

Our latest project is the construction of a hand-built, site constructed domed wood-fried pizza oven in New York City. The Oven has a 60″ diameter floor. The oven design is based on the impeccable work of Alex Chernov of Stovemaster.

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Brooklyn, NY: Wood-Fired Montreal Style Bagel Oven

Fire Works Masonry recently completed a wood-fired commercial oven in Brooklyn, New York. The large oven will crisp Montreal-style bagels for the new B&B Empire cafe located at 200 Clinton St. in downtown Brooklyn. You can learn more on their new website, B & B Empire.com.

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