How to Build a Sealed Fireplace in Your Home Step by Step
A fireplace in the living room creates a unique atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy. And building one, which you can freely adapt to your room’s design, isn’t so difficult. Here’s how to build a sealed fireplace, the safest and most efficient type.
For building this model, you’ll need the following material:
- Chamotte bricks
- Two reinforcing concrete iron bars, 1 meter long and 10 mm in diameter
- A 12,5 mm thick plasterboard
- Mounting bars for the plasterboard
- A chimney to fit the firebox in diameter
- Putty to seal the chimney that can stand 1,500 – 1,850 degrees Fahrenheit
- Two oak boards, 4 cm thick
- Two oak grills to fit the hood’s clefts
- 3-4 square meters mineral wool with aluminium foil
How to build a sealed fireplace
1. Build the legs
You can choose brick, as well as AAC, covered in plaster.
2. Cast the plaque at the base
The plaque is cast using spacers to have room for introducing the wood.
3. Cast the top plaque
Mount bricks up to the level where you want the firebox. This plaque has to be reinforced.
4. Place the firebox
5. Wall up from the top
6. Cast the top belt
7. Install the chimney
Seal it with mastic. Install the mounting bars for the plasterboard as well and add the mineral wool insulation for the neighbouring walls.
8. Build up the hood
9. Final touches
Point up the bricks, install the oak boards and grills and paint the hood.
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