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Jim Thorpe, PA: Double Bell Masonry Stove

Our latest project is an energy efficient, wood burning, masonry fireplace in Jim Thorpe, PA.  The fireplace has a heated limestone bench, mantel, and capping stones. A natural thin veneer stone will face the simple block shell. A small curing fire warms the home for the first time in the photo below. Continue reading Jim Thorpe, PA: Double Bell Masonry Stove

Glen Mills, PA: Stucco Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

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

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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Florham Park, New Jersey: Fieldstone Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater

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Hampton, New Jersey: Swedish Five Channel Masonry Heater

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Milford, Connecticut: Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater.

The homeowners warm the downstairs construction project.
The fireplace is finished before the rest of the ambitious home improvement project.
The fireplace is finished before the rest of the ambitious home improvement project.

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