Builder Mike Guertin outlines fire-safety code requirements and suggests acceptable fireblocking and draftstopping methods and materials.
Modern accents surround this traditional hearth and make it a commanding centerpiece in the FHB House great room.
Use these tips to design and create a long-lasting, heat-throwing firebox based on the traditional Rumford fireplace.
Get an overview of the process of creating a traditional-style fireplace that burns well and meets current building codes from experienced mason Mike Mehaffey.
The FHB crew recaps details of a job-site video shoot they just wrapped up, and then address some listener questions about a variety of construction and remodeling projects.
How to keep a rarely-used flue from wasting energy and making your home drafty and uncomfortable.
Indoor fireplaces don't work well in superinsulated houses, so these California homeowners decided to meet their nostalgic need for a wood burner by putting it on the covered patio.
A dated lake cottage inspires a hardworking house rich in sentimental charm.
This work of art is more than just a mantel
This fireplace is nestled in a large white marble mantel. It feels like an abstract notion of a fire. The living room in this home has a wonderfully muted color…
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