Prefabricated fireplaces (essentially a metal fireplace and chimney) are common in popular ski destinations like Warren, Stowe, and Stratton, VT.

After inspecting this fireplace, we found that the flue pipe had warped, the firebrick panels were cracked and broken, and the chimney was in general disrepair. After discussing our findings with the homeowner, we agreed that the only safe option was to replace the entire system.

For this project, we had to reconfigure the interior chase to meet current fire codes, remove the damaged fireplace and chimney and install new ones.

After the fireplace is tiled the end product will be beautiful and functional, and now the homeowners are able to enjoy weekends in Vermont a little bit more, thanks to the sight and warmth of their wood-burning fireplace.

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