Marble fireplace surrounds are heavy and need to be installed by professionals. If you choose stone, there should not be any seams in the wall where it is being set. It needs to also have a fireproof backing behind it so that no sparks or embers can catch on anything combustible. The surround needs to follow all building codes for proper installation of gas lines, wood stoves, pellet stoves, etc., which must meet local requirements as well as National Fire Prevention Association standards (NFPA). Marble fireplace surrounds are becoming more popular because they add elegance while adding functionality at the same time.
– Fireplaces should be a minimum of three feet from combustibles.
For example: drapes, chairs and sofas. The flue lining material must also meet local code requirements as well as NFPA standards for proper installation. It may need to follow wall studs or other framing members that are required in order to provide stability and support for the weight of the chimney walls above it. If not designed properly, fire could spread between rooms quickly through these openings which has been proven by several fires over recent years where this occurred! Verify with your building department if you have any concerns about what they will allow before finalizing plans on an insert design since there might be restrictions regarding certain designs depending upon factors such as whether a roof is being used or not.
Fireplaces can be very beautiful and add character to a home but it’s important that the proper steps are taken during installation to protect against fire hazards!
– The hearth should extend at least three inches beyond where any part of the fireplace opening will come in contact with combustible surfaces
For example: wood, drywall, brick veneer, etc., for increased stability
– Hearth extensions must meet building code requirements as well as NFPA standards
– Building inspectors may require an approved concrete pad under all exterior gas appliances if there is no masonry foundation below them–prepare accordingly when designing your new insert/mantel! Fireplace surrounds are heavy so make sure you have a professional installer to ensure the safety of your home and family.