With masons becoming harder to find, many
builders are turning to factory-built, or prefabricated,
fireplaces and chimneys, These new technologies have
made the installation of fireplaces easy enough for even
a novice builder.
Factory-built fireplaces have been in use for over 25
years now, and most have stood the test of time. They
have been modified in recent years to improve some of
their basic components, but in general their basic
design has stayed the same. Each factory-built fireplace
consists of a fireplace unit and a chimney system.
It comes Preassembled
The fireplace unit comes complete with a firebox,
damper and smoke chamber, all preassembled. The
units come in various sizes, and some manufacturers