Fireplace Replacement

Fireplace replacements are becoming more necessary as time progresses.  The factory built fireplaces installed in the 70's and 80's are reaching the end of their useful lives.  In addition, parts being no longer available for these systems necessitate replacement for safe operation.   Many homeowners take the opportunity to update the visual appearance of their fireplace at the time of replacement OR uprade to a fireplace designed to heat significant spaces efficiently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Factory Built Fireplace Replacement
 
This fireplace (bottom) had age related failures as well as some original installation issues.  The fireplace and chimney were replaced and a new stone facade with limestone hearth and mantel were installed (top) 
 
 
Factory Built Fireplace Replacement



This factory built fireplace (bottom) was improperly altered with a wood burning insert.  This installation is NOT approved for factory built fireplaces AND the installer damaged the fireplace to make the installation.  The fireplace was removed, replaced and new surround and hearth material installed (top). The mantel and legs were able to be re-used for this project.

High Efficiency Fireplace Replacement



This was a replacement of  a normal factory built fireplace (pre-fab or "zero clearance") with a high efficient EPA certified fireplace designed to heat 2500 square feet.  The finish is a stacked bucks county ledgestone.  The area above the mantel was finished by the homeowner.

Foster BIS finished picture

BIS fp installation

Bojcik Waldwick rebuild

Rebuild

Becker Hopatcong exterior rebuild with stucco

Exterior rebuild with stucco finish

finished new granite  no doors

Prefabricated fireplace replacement with granite surround

after

Prefabricated fireplace replacement with stone facade

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Gas insert installation

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BIS High efficiency fireplace with stone facade (opening left to hang a flat screen TV)

interior

New prefabricated fireplace with stone facade

Werner Columbia fp replacement and brick facing

Prefabricated FP replacement and brick facade

Before and after

Wood Insert Replacement and refacing

 

Foster BIS finished picture

BIS fp installation