This is a used brick fireplace with a flush hearth and typical rectangular opening. This is a simple straightforward application with nothing unusual, so measuring and installing is a breeze. Almost any custom fireplace door will work for this fireplace, but we suggest those that can overlap the opening about 1" on the top and each side in order to cover the irregularities of the bricks and mortar joints as well as allow for the thickness of the lintel.
Fireplace opening size: 46 3/4" W x 29 1/2" H
Recommended frame size (about 1" overlap top and sides): 49" 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.
Option #1: Design Specialties Buckingham Arch in Solar Bronze. This door seems to do something special to your fireplace. The keystone really compliments the mantel, while the arch magically adds that little extra bit of charm.
As promised here are photos of the custom made fireplace doors. This fireplace was a complete rebuild. Handcrafted in 1965 it has 2 flues. Both cracked. We found a highly skilled tradesmen and then Hansen Wholesale as we needed unusually large doors.
Please note we are still waiting on the correct mesh but until it arrives we retro fitted what we received. Too long but we at least can finally use the fireplace. I love how the flames reflect off the doors.
After #1: This is the actual Buckingham door they chose after it was installed.
After #2: This is the actual Buckingham door in use. Subsequent to this the mesh curtains will be replaced so they do not drag and hang correctly.
Cottage: This is the beautiful cottage where the project was done.
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!