Glass Doors for Hole In The Wall ZC Fireplace - Project #11343
Customer Comments: Hi there. Looking for a recommendation on a modern (simple, clean), probably black, insert (glass) for our hole in the wall fireplace.
Our Comments: We can treat this fireplace with doors that overlap the opening or fit inside. Fireplace doors generally have a subframe that extends back inside the fireplace, so the firebrick inside that tapers presents some limitations. We have selected doors that we believe will not have an issue with the subframe, but we will require some additional measurements (see below) to confirm how they must be made. Please read the details about each door beneath the pictures.
Important Note: Prefab fireplaces like this require that the doors be made in such a manner that they allow air to flow freely into the fireplace. You doors must remain open when you are burning a fire.
Fireplace Opening: 43" W x 30 1/2" H
Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.
Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes | Hearth Creations Finishes
Affordable Aluminum Doors
Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust and can handle high temperatures when treated with powder coated finishes. It is also the most affordable.
Medium Range Steel Doors
Steel doors are more substantial than the less expensive aluminum doors. They are heavy duty and rugged and are more customizable because the frames are laser cut.
Measuring Diagram and Instructions
H1: Height of plaster opening
H2: Height of metal opening
W1: Width of plaster opening
W2: Width of metal opening
W3: Width between firebricks (at front edge)
W4: Width between firebricks measured 2" back from the plaster face
D1: Thickness of Plaster
D2: Depth from front of plaster opening to black metal
D3: Depth from front of plaster opening to fire brick
Mesh & Insulation Options
The Mesh options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.
This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!