Electric fireplaces are great because they don’t require as much installation effort as natural gas and propane options. They can also be mounted to walls, giving you more freedom when it comes to placement in your home. One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that the wall on which you mount an electric fireplace must be adequately supported, or else there’s a risk of injury or damage occurring. However, thanks to advances in technology, building a strong wall for your fireplace insert is easier than ever before
Start by choosing a good location.
The first step to building a wall for fireplace insert is choosing a good location. You want to choose an area that is safe and convenient for you, but you also need to select a location where the firebox will not be damaged by water or other elements. If you live in an area with frequent rainstorms, build your wall up against the back of your house so it can withstand heavy downpours without getting washed away by floodwaters. Also avoid constructing your fireplace near areas where there is a lot of traffic—this way, guests can easily move around while they are visiting.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your new fireplace insert, it’s time to prepare the area before you begin construction on its support system (or “wall”). Clear out all objects from around where you plan on building the wall; remove any furniture or other objects that could get in the way or even cause someone injury if they stumble into them while walking through this space.
Build a fireproof wall with a minimum thickness of 4 inches.
The fireproof wall for the fireplace insert must be at least 4 inches thick. It should be constructed of fireproof materials and mortar, bricks, or stone.
You can build it of any material that is approved for use in building codes in your area, including concrete blocks and steel studs. If there are wooden supports in the wall (for example, beams or joists), they must be protected with a fire-resistant material such as plasterboard or gypsum board.
Use brick or stone in the construction of the wall.
You can use brick or stone in the construction of your fireplace insert wall. Brick is a fireproof material which makes it durable and easy to work with. It also won’t stain easily, so you don’t have to worry about stains on your hearth or mantel when using brick or stone as your hearth surround. You’ll need some knowledge of masonry skills before you begin building this type of wall, but once you’ve mastered them it will be easy for you to build beautiful stone walls that add character and warmth to any room they’re installed in
Allow enough room for insert to fit and vent properly.
- Allow enough room for insert to fit and vent properly.
- Measure the width and height of your fireplace insert, then add about an inch on each side for space.
- Measure the size of your flue pipe, which should be roughly 4 inches in diameter. The pipe should come out of the top center of your fireplace wall and run horizontally out of sight at least 2 feet above ground level, so make sure you allow enough room for it as well
- Make sure everything is level before proceeding with construction!
Cut out area for fireplace chimney.
Cut out the area for the fireplace chimney.
Use a saw to cut the opening. Make sure you cut it in the right place and make sure it is square and deep enough for your fireplace insert to fit into it. Also, make sure that you cut it straight across so that you won’t have any gaps between your wall and insert when finished.
Match existing decor of the room to maintain consistent style.
- Use the same materials and colors as the rest of the room. If you want your fireplace insert to match other parts of your home, make sure it’s made from similar materials. The same goes for colors.
- Use the same style of fireplace as the rest of the room. In addition to matching colors and materials, try to use a similar type of fireplace for your insert as what’s already there in your house (for example, if you have an old stone hearth that’s been there since before electricity was invented, don’t buy a new electric insert).
- Use the same style of mantel as the rest of the room. If there are no other fireplaces in sight when guests come over, they may not notice that yours has been replaced with a modern-day electric version! So keep everything looking consistent so people won’t know what’s changed since last time they visited
- Make sure chimney is properly vented through exterior wall or roof . If you need help doing this step correctly please ask us about it at our next meeting
With a few basic tools and materials, you can build your own fireplace insert wall.
Building a fireplace insert wall is a great way to add style and architectural interest to your home. To do this, you will need to build a wooden frame that will hold the brick or stone in place. You’ll also need mortar and drywall to finish off the front of your fireplace insert wall once it’s been installed.
Here are some tools you should have on hand before getting started:
- Framing square (a special ruler used by builders)
- Level (to make sure things are level)
- Tape measure (for measuring everything)
The above article is intended to provide you with the proper steps required to construct a wall for your fireplace insert. With these DIY tips, you should be able to save money on installation and still get a professional looking result that will last for many years if properly maintained. To learn more about how install your insert yourself, visit our online library of articles here at The Fireplace Inserts Directory where we provide step-by-step instructions along with pictures and videos showing each step so no matter what level knowledge you have on this subject there’s something here for everyone.