MASONRY AND FIREPLACE DESIGN
Masonry Contractor: Paul Walker
Trained in England, he has 24 years of experience in masonry
The first five years were in and around London, where he served working
with tradesmen who passed down their skills and knowledge acquired from
Paul has been building fireplaces in San Diego since 1992 and is a
recognized expert in fireplace refacing, fireplace repair, and relining
to prevent fire hazards.
He is trained in all areas of masonry construction focusing mainly on
the comprehensive aspects of fireplace
and chimney construction, including outdoor
cooking ovens and barbeques using real stone stonework, True stone, Rox
Pro rock, Eldorado and Cultured stone.
Masonry Contractor # 851233
Insurance $2 million/$1 million per occurance
take pride in our work and guarantee quality craftsmanship."
- Paul Walker
construction masonry fireplaces
permits from city
with brick, tile, veneer
stone, precast mantles
existing chimneys, crowns
dampers, Spark arresters, Heat
and cultured stone
specialist Truestone,Rox Pro rock
people are saying!
Residential Fireplace and Chimney Repair
and Chimney Restoration
Style fireplace restoration and
repair begins with a licensed San Diego masonry contractor, like Paul
Walker, experienced in Craftsman fireplace design, Batchelder fireplace
restoration, as well as, expertise in Rumford style fireplaces.
Meticulous attention to detailed tile work and quality restoration
techniques are the hallmarks of a Craftsman Style fireplace and chimney
Diego Masonry Contractor, Paul Walker has
specialized in creating the perfect Craftsman Style Fireplace for many
San Diego California Bungalow home owners.
Style Bungalow -A Place in San Diego History
Owen Dryden was a renowned San Diego architect best known for his
craftsman-style bungalows in the suburbs north of San Diego's Balboa
Park (today North Park), most of which were constructed from 1911
through 1919. Also known as the California Bungalow, this popular
architectural style is found in many areas of San Diego with emphasis
on the fireplace
as the focal point of the
interior living room of the home.
Many San Diego Craftsman Style home owners meticulously restore their
California Bungalows recognizing the importance and value of historical
preservation to San Diego's architectural past. Typically, Bungalow
restoration is often regarded as an excellent investment in the San
Diego housing market where many San Diego Craftsman homes have been
recognized by the San Diego Historical Society as San Diego historical
Tile Fireplace Restoration involves
a great deal of patience and expertise. Working from drawings or photos
our supplier can produce tiles in any style, pattern, or color to match
your existing Batchelder Fireplace.
- Design and Restoration
Construction and Home Remodeling
Chimney Repair - Custom Masonry
Chimney Repair in San Diego
your chimney and fireplace problems
popular are fireplaces, that the National Association of Home Builders
rates the desirability of a fireplace in a home as the third most
wanted feature in new home construction behind outdoor porches and
upscale kitchens. More than half of US homes have one or more
fireplaces. Many San Diego new home construction or home improvement
construction projects involve home owners hiring San Diego fireplace
and chimney contractors to design and build a new chimney or fireplace.
Repair and restoration is also another high priority for San Diego home
owners and the San Diego masonry contractor of choice is Paul Walker.
Have you ever wondered where
pride in wormanship and true craftmen have
Well, Paul Walker of San Diego Custom Masonry and Fireplce Design
embodies that and more. He was spot on with estimated cost, job
duration, and scheduling. He took extreme care to make an incredibly
messy job make no discernable sign that he was there. Honestly I've had
refrigerator repair guys leave more of a mess than Mr. Walker who had
to rebuild the enitre firebox of my fireplace. I highly reccommend Mr.
Walker to anyone who needs fireplace work done.
” - Sincerely,
Bryan Maltby, MD
fireplace is an architectural element consisting of a space designed to
contain a fire, generally for heating but sometimes also for cooking.
The space where the fire is contained is called a firebox or firepit; a
chimney or other flue allows gas and particulate exhaust to escape the
building. While most fireplaces are constructed in building interiors,
sometimes outdoor fireplaces are created for evening warmth, outdoor
cooking or decorative purposes.
A fireplace may consist of some or all of the following elements:
foundation, hearth, firebox, facing, ashdump door, chimney crane,
cleanout door, grate or iron bars, lintel, lintel bar, overmantle,
breast, damper, smoke chamber, throat, flue, chimney chase, crown, cap
or shroud, and spark arrestor.
(brick or stone
fireplaces and chimneys) with or without tile lined flue. Tiles are
used to line the flue to keep the corrosive combustion products from
eating away the chimney flue lining. Unreinforced masonry chimney do
not stand up to earthquakes well.
Popular during the 1970s to 1980s. Fundamental flaws (the difference in
thermal expansion rates between steel rebar and concrete which caused
the chimney flues to crack when heated) bankrupted the US manufacturers
and obsoleted the technique. This type of chimney often shows vertical
cracks on the exterior of the chimney which worsen as the internal
fireplace with sheet metal fire box and double or triple walled metal
pipe running up inside a wood framed chase with a chase cover and
cap/spark arrestor at the top to keep birds out and sparks in. Within
about one hundred meters from salt water this type of chimney is
subject to rusting. Otherwise it's competitive to the masonry chimney.
According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), a chimney
should be inspected and or cleaned once a year depending on the design
of the chimney and on usage-including amount of wood burned, type of
wood burned (seasoned or unseasoned).
Chimney cleaning is needed to remove creosote deposits and other debris
from chimneys and vents. Creosote buildup in chimneys can lead to
chimney fires or flue blockages.
AND CHIMNEY REPAIRS:
your fireplace and chimney problems
so much for repairing my chimney, yesterday. All looks great, and I'm
very grateful! Thanks, again, for doing such a good/quick/clean job!
” - Margaret
Keeping your fireplace and chimney operating at its best makes good
sense, protecting your family and home from fire and smoke damage.
Typical repairs include, damper repair, mortar crown repair, firebox
repointing and rebuilding, *chimney relining, and *chimney cap
Relining is the
most affordable way to repair a chimney that has been damaged due to
fire and long-term masonry deterioration. A variety of chimney relining
options are available including cast-in-place, stainless steel,
aluminum, and flue tiles.
Cap Replacement is
well worth the investment. A well designed chimney cap will help
protect damage to your chimney by keeping water out of your chimney,
keep debris and animals out of your chimney, keep sparks from leaving
your chimney, and help prevent downdrafts.
Fireplace accessories may include chimney caps, fireplace tool sets,
fireplace screens, fireplace grates, fireplace andirons, fireplace
dampers, firebacks, fireplace log sets, and fireplace log lighters.
and Brick Specialist
Walker is one of the leading brick and stone masonry contractors in San
Relying on his years of masonry experience in the UK and in San Diego,
Paul can give you a reliable detailed estimate and quote you a
competitive price for your masonry construction project in San Diego
county. Using quality masonry products and precision masonry
techniques, we guarantee
MASONRY AND FIREPLACE DESIGN
Paul Walker - Masonry Contractor/Owner
licensed C29 masonry contractor # 851233
Liability Insurance $2 million/$1 million per occurance
A Member Golden State Chimney Sweep Guild California