Project #10826 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Hello, I would like to have you folks design a fireplace door with screens for my home. The bullets below indicate width and height of the inside dimensions brick to brick where the new doors would be installed. I believe I have sent all of the requested photos and pertinent information required to design and get me a quote. See Dimensions and Details Below.
Our Comments: We have provided mockups for fireplace doors in all levels of quality and price listed from low end to high end. The amount of frame that overlaps the opening is custom. In your case, we recommend 1/2" to 1" on the top and sides. Each door is available with a draft assembly at the bottom that can be opened and closed. The draft assemblies are relatively innocuous and do not have a mesh behind them (there is no need).
Fireplace Opening: 29 5/8" W x 27 1/2" (lintel) 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
Low End 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.
High End Hand Crafted Doors by Stone Manufacturing
Doors made by Stone Manufacturing cannot be burned with the doors closed during the main burn of a fire, although you can close the doors to start and end the fire.
Solid Brass Extrusions
These solid brass extrusions from Stone Manufacturing are used as trims for custom screens and doors and any number of unique applications you can dream up.
Solid Brass Split Tubes
These solid brass split tubes can be used as a trim by themselves or added to a screen or glass door to transform an ordinary fireplace into a modern masterpiece.
Dimensions and Details
Opening dimensions ( all from inside edge of face brick and hearth)
- Width is 29 - 5/8" inches at the closest point.
- Height is 27- 1/2" floor to steel lintel (same all the way across floor).
- From brick face of opening to the wood side rails of the mantel is 3" both L&R
- From the steel lintel to wood at the soldier bricks on top of the lintel is 8 1/2"
- Request quote for black or dark grey steel frame.
- Request 2 doors for this opening ( not a bifold door)
- Request a screened damper on the bottom of the door lower frame. Possibly slide to close.
- Need to see your plan for installation ( concerned about how to attach to brick and how close metal frame is to wood on the sides.)
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!