Fully customizable, luxury fireplaces and fire features expand the versatility of where hearths can be located, whether in residential or commercial projects. They add a personalized, experiential element to a space, and are increasingly being used in commercial facilities to provide ambience, a focal point, and even marketing, as logos and company names can be incorporated into fireplace designs.

This course will help you understand the technologies and design options available with made-to-order gas fireplaces, as well as how to work with a manufacturer to see a custom fireplace project through from predesign to installation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between made-to-order custom gas fireplaces and prefabricated or “off-the rack” fireplace models, and identify which clients and program types warrant leveraging a custom fire feature.
  • Examine the difference between gas fireplaces and fire features, as well as technologies that are available for each.
  • Learn how to create a custom fireplace or fire feature, including predesign, creation of custom CAD drawings and elevations, specification writing, and installation requirements.
  • Explore applications for custom fireplaces, including several examples where custom fireplaces were installed in both residential and commercial properties.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of fireplace benefits and features.