San Diego Fireplace
If you have a fireplace
remodeling please call us today at 619 287-6464.
We can transform your old fireplace into a
beautiful showcase for your
Fireplace Refacing - Remodeling Project in San Diego
reface of a
fireplace - by
photo for larger view
this project, using Eldorado stone and
hearthstones, we created a rustic and beautiful warm fireplace this
family will enjoy for many years to come.
two-day project we took down
the old face, rebuild it back up, and covered it with Eldorado Stone.
(Mantle was installed at a later date.)
will show a series of photos from a typical reface of a fireplace.
If you have any questions please call me at 619-287-6464.
started with a typical brick fireplace and hearth. Next, we isolated
the working area with a protective screen and began removing brick from
the old face.
carefully removed the old brick we checked the structural integrity of
the wall and looked for any signs of deterioration.
the old hearth
This was an illegal
hearth, where the wood was too
close to the firebox, so we removed the wood and prepared to build a
new hearth foundation to code.
the Hearth and Face
stage in the process it is important to build a safe and sturdy
foundation in preparation for the masonry face. Our
masonry face provides a suitible surface to apply our stone. Before we
begin a refacing project we have to determine how we will bond the
stone to the surface. If the surface were brick or block we could apply
stone straight over the existing material as long as the surface has no
sealer, as the sealed masonry would not provide a strong enough bond to
the surface and would eventually fall off.
problem with fireplaces in the home tends to be that at some point the
face has been painted ,this once again would prevent the stone from
bonding properly .When presented with this problem, it is generally
quickest and easiest to take down the existing face and rebuild back
with block and brick and apply stone over the new surface.
with Eldorado stone
begin laying the first course of Eldorado stone to the face of our
fireplace, spaced above the hearth foundation to accomodate the
thickness of our hearth stones which will be layed down later.
the installation process we moisten the surface and using type s mortar
we apply the stone. Depending on the color of stone would determine if
we would apply any color to our mortar.
install the stone, we usually use a cakemix type bag called a blow bag
to fill any joints that need more mortar and then we use small trowels
to finish off joints, making them uniform and continuous. Finally we
would use a wisp broom to clean off the face.
down the hearth stones
refacing's we tend to use the hearthstones supplied by Eldorado or
Cultured stone. These stones are twenty inches square, about two inches
thick and come in a variety of colors. They are also layed with the
type s mortar. We also have the option of using a real stone here to
compliment whatever stone we would use on face.
also layed with the type s mortar.We also have the option of using a
real stone here to compliment whatever stone we would use on face.
the last course of facing stone is applied below the hearth stones as
our refacing project comes to completion.
finished fireplace refacing project was completed in two
days...ontime...and on budget. Photos: courtesy of the happy
homeowners! Thankyou - Paul
licensed C29 masonry contractor
Fireplace - Design and Construction
warmth of a brick fireplace
homes, a brick fireplace can
provide charm and old-fashioned elegance. When you're building a fireplace or
chimney for your home, there's simply no substitute for genuine, clay brick.
Brick is naturally beautiful. It has warmth and human scale. Put into place by
hand, one by one, only brick gives that touch of craftsmanship, authenticity,
and timeless elegance you want for your home.
comes in a wide range of colors,
tones, and textures,
from the soft, historic look of a classic handmade, to the clean,
precise lines of a wire-cut. And when you consider all the different
colored mortars that are available, your design possibilities become
"A heritage of "hearth and home" that goes back thousands of years.
Strength, durability and richness that will make your fireplace the
centerpiece of your home. That's the beauty of genuine clay brick."
Stone / Eldorado Face
unforgettable look of a stone fireplace
Whatever your style, chances are there’s a stone veneer to
match. Create an environment that emits warmth. A place that is perfect
for get-togethers with family and friends—or simply for
enjoying the peacefulness of solitude. These are times spent near the
from hundreds of varieties of Cultured
manufactured stone veneers to begin your fireplace or chimney project.
perfect fireplace - inside and outdoors
Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design are experts in building a variety
of inside and outside fireplaces made of stucco and plaster. Whether
it's a custom stucco fireplace in a southwest motif nestled in a cozy
corner of your home or on full display in your backyard intertainment
center, we have a "custom" "one-of-kind" design for you.
By incorporating various stone, tile, and brick elements within your
outdoor fireplace, we can build the perfect outdoor retreat for you and
your family. Warm yourself by the fire, barbecue, and entertain your
fireplaces in tile....the
possibilities are endless.
With millions of styles, types, and textures, tile is a very popular
building material to complement any fireplace design.
Custom Masonry and Fireplace design will work with you to create the
perfect tile fireplace surround that fits the needs of your home. We
will work with your design expert or offer our services to make your
fireplace custom and unique.
We guarantee quality workmanship from every piece of tile we set until
the finished product is completed.
Marble is found in the mountainous regions of Canada, Italy, Germany,
Spain, the U.S., and other countries worldwide. Marble adds a
sophisticated element to your home, and its wonderful appearance,
beauty, elegance, superior engineering characteristics, and ease of
maintenance makes it a natural choice for floors, countertops, floors,
foyers, windowsills, and of course fireplace facings and hearths.
Because marble comes in hundreds of different styles
and is readily available from local suppliers in the San Diego area,
Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design can build you a custom marble
fireplace to your exact specifications.
Mantels and Surrounds
At Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design we work
together with local San
Diego carpenters and furniture builders to produce custom handmade wood
fireplace mantels and fireplace surrounds to fit your specific
A fireplace mantel designed for you for your living room, study or
family room will reflect your personal taste and character.
our custom fireplace mantels or fireplace surrounds
in bookcases or other fine cabinetry.
are committed to the highest quality for our fireplace mantels and