Our latest project is a Finnish Contraflow masonry stove in Delaware County, PA. Our clients were building a unique addition onto their existing home. The large masonry heater is both the primary heat as well as the visual focal point for the new space. The owner’s designed the heater inspired by our King of Prussia masonry heater installation. The fireplace has long sandstone heated benches, stone mantel and shelves, a white bake-oven, and a large wood-box for wood storage. Continue reading Glen Mills, PA: Stucco Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater
Our latest project is a large backyard wood-fired oven. The hand-built dome oven is constructed entirely of long lasting, high duty firebricks. The oven floor has a 36″ diameter, plenty of room for a large pizza party or an entire Thanksgiving meal. The photo below shows one of the first hot fires rolling over the top of the oven as it heats the firebrick dome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.