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Single Panel Screen with Latch Mechanism - Project #11363

Customer Comments: Hello! I'm interested in getting a quote for a custom fireplace screen. I've attached three photos, as you request on your website. The dimensions of the opening are 18"H x 36 1/4"W. The marble lip is 1 3/8" thick. I'm looking for a simple matte black metal-framed screen that inserts directly into the opening of the fireplace. No stand. Doesn't need to be fancy: it's a modern city apartment with black iron railings and no ornamentation. I want the screen to rest flush with the marble. I'm thinking all I need is some metal clips on the inside, or perhaps along the edges, that applies a little force against the marble stone lip to keep the screen in place. The screen needs to be easily removable to access the fireplace from time to time, so I do need some way to grab the screen and pull it out. What do you think? Thanks!

Our Comments: Although we do not have a clip mount type of screen, we can devise something that uses the latching mechanism we use with some of our high end fireplace doors. Below are some mockups that should clarify how this might work.

Fireplace Opening: 36 1/4" W x 18" 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

Important Note:
About Finishes!


Single Panel Screen with Latching System

We would provide 4 ball bearing type of latches that you would attach inside the fireplace. The screen would have pins on the back. The trick to making this work is the precision in which you attach the latches to the fireplace. The measurements need to be accurate within 1/16" when orderig this so the latches will line up properly. We can attach the latches to an angle iron so they are properaly spaced, or you can attach them manually.

Latch Mount Screen
1P30M Latch Mount Screen Option #1: Stone Manufacturing 1P30M Latch Mount Screen with Square Handles and 1" Wide Frame in Matte Black.
1P30M Latch Fig. 1: Shows latches attached to the fireplace. These can be painted black, but we left then showing in brass so they are easier to see in the mockup.
1P30M Latch Fig. 2: Example of latch shown on a fireplace door. The latch is solid brass ball bearings that have adjustable tension springs.
1P30M Latch Pin Fig. 3: Example of the latch pin that would be attached to the backside of the screen. When the latches are attached to the fireplace, they must be lined up within 1/16" of these pins.

Other Pictures

Fig #4 - Closeup
Fig #5 - Room Setting

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.

Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.

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!