Product / Published on February 10, 2023
Built-in fireplace, zero-clearance fireplace and stove: what are the differences?
Would you like to beautify your home by adding a fireplace or stove? Do you want to replace the fireplace or stove you already have with a more modern and efficient unit? Here are some valuable tips to help you make the right choice.
First, it’s important to understand the difference between your options: built-in fireplace, zero-clearance fireplace and stove.
The built-in fireplace
The built-in fireplace is a box that is inserted into a masonry fireplace in order to modify an existing wood-burning installation to make it more efficient. This operation transforms your old, polluting and energy inefficient fireplace into a clean and efficient appliance.
The built-in fireplace looks just like any other fireplace. With the evolution of the industry and the many options available, you’ll be spoiled for choice with beautiful fireplaces that will enhance your room and customize your decor.
The zero-clearance fireplace
Do you dream of a beautiful fireplace, but your home has no chimney? A zero-clearance fireplace will allow you to realize your project.
In fact, these units can be used in homes that have no existing fireplace installation. All you need is a wall facing the exterior of your home or an interior wall facing another room.
A zero-clearance installation does not require space between the fireplace and the wall. This means that the appliance can be placed near combustible material such as drywall. Depending on the location of the appliance in the house, the vent pipe will exit directly through the wall or up through the roof, depending on the fuel used.
These zero-clearance fireplaces, available in wood or gas, allow excellent flexibility in installation. Our qualified professionals will be able to find the ideal place to install it. All you have to do is finalize the decoration, according to your tastes, and enjoy your new ambiance.
The stove is often associated with the traditional wood stove that used to be in the basement for heating. This is really not the case anymore! The stove has many advantages.
First of all, it often costs less to install than a fireplace, since it does not require finishing work. In addition, there is a wide range of styles that make them a popular high-end decorating accessory for professional designers.
For a safe installation
You now know more about the different options available to you. For a safe installation of a fireplace or stove, we recommend that you always use the services of a professional, who will make sure to follow all the manufacturer’s instructions.
And to find the fireplace or stove that best suits your project, don’t hesitate to talk to a Noréa professional to be properly guided in your approach.