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Nagano, Japan: Stucco Contraflow Masonry Stove

Fire Works Masonry’s latest job was an outstanding opportunity to build a masonry stove for our friend and Masonry Heater Association colleague Aki Yoshimizu in his lake cottage in Nagano, Japan. Aki is a builder in Japan and is the owner of Peak Home Builders. The photo below shows the functioning, almost complete heater. Continue reading Nagano, Japan: Stucco Contraflow Masonry Stove

Bath, Pennsylvania: Fieldstone Double Bell Masonry Stove, Energy Efficient Fireplace

Fire Works Masonry’s latest clients are building a low energy home in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. While researching energy efficient fireplaces, they discovered the clean burning masonry stove. They contacted Fire Works Masonry for a custom, field stone faced masonry heater. The fireplace is a double bell layout, designed for great efficiency.

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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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A client’s great masonry heater testimonial

Fire Works Masonry’s client in Rock Hill, NY recently posted some great praise for his masonry heater on his blog:

“Artic Air/ Nordic Heat

The weather has been pretty cold of late. Below zero for the past 4 nights. The masonry heater keeps the place around 60+ degrees with 2 good sized fires per day. This morning it was a 70 degree temperature difference between inside (60) and outside (-10)… and that was 12 hours after last night’s fire had burned out. I’m beyond impressed”.

Thanks, John! Check out his blog and custom home project, WatchTheHouseGrow.Blogspot.Com.

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King Of Prussia, PA: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

Our clients in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania have worked for years to retrofit their older home into a modern, zero net energy design. The ambitious plan began with a small addition, improved insulation, and active solar photo-voltaic panels. With these stages complete, it was time to install the clean burning masonry heater into the center of the home. Continue reading King Of Prussia, PA: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

Tunkhannock, PA: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

This old farmhouse in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania has been in our client’s family for over two hundred years. Updating the home to modern standards has been a work in progress for several years. The family improved the insulation, windows, and building envelope. They also added a small addition to fit their growing family. To update the fireplace, the family decided on an efficient masonry heater in the center of their new primary living space.

The Finnish fireplace core was faced with 4″ masonry blocks. The photo below shows the completed rough shell. The blocks will be faced with a plaster coat then the client will apply natural thin stone veneer produced by  a nearby local quarry.

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Tannersville, NY: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater Core Installation

The owners of this new timber frame home high in the Catskill mountains wanted to build a super energy efficient design to stay comfortable in the hard winters. The timber frame, structural insulated panels, and masonry heater allow them to achieve their energy goals while still building a beautiful home. Once the owner completed the timber frame, SIPs, and as well as the roof the masonry heater core is installed.
Tannersville, NY Masonry heater

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Pottsville, PA: See-Thru Brick Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

Pottsville PA Brick Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

The owners of this new home discovered the warmth and beauty of a masonry heater while visiting a completed project of their prospective timber framer, Aaron King. They visited Fire Works Masonry’s clients near Kutztown, PA. The new owners wanted a fireplace in their home design and were excited by the prospect of installing a clean burning and efficient masonry heater. Continue reading Pottsville, PA: See-Thru Brick Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

Carlisle, PA: Natural Thin Stone Veneer Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

The owners of this new home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania have dreamed and planned for years about building a net zero energy home. The design includes structural insulated panels for very high “R” value walls and ceilings, passive solar home alignment and window design, an active solar system on the roof to generate electricity, geothermal heat exchangers to lower the heating/cooling load on the active system, and a clean burning masonry heater as the warm centerpiece of their home.

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Allentown, PA: Fieldstone Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

Allentown, PA Fieldstone Finnish Contraflow Masonry HeaterAllentown, PA Fieldstone Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

The owners of this new home in Allentown, PA designed the house to accommodate their growing family, reduce their energy bills, as well as include a fireplace as the centerpiece of the main living area. After researching clean burning, efficient fireplaces they decided on a masonry heater. Continue reading Allentown, PA: Fieldstone Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater