Clydesdale fireplace insert installed into a masonry fireplace Before - Copy
Clydesdale fireplace insert installed into a masonry fireplace After

Here is a Clydesdale fireplace insert installed into a masonry fireplace

Here are a series of photos that could give you some
ideas of what can be done to change an existing fireplace.

A complete renovation with one, easy-to-install step… Every Stoll ReFace™ is unique; engineered to completely cover your wood or gas manufactured fireplace by custom-sizing the frame and the louvers to fit perfectly. You can design your own unique ReFace from our selection of styles, colors, finishes and options. The result will be a complete make-over that suits your taste and fits your fireplace perfectly.

Stoll Door ReFace Before and After

Buck 18 Insert put into prefab fireplace
Boost the efficiency of your old prefab with an insert

England Bayfront Pellet Stove Installed on Fireplace Hearth
This stove sits on the extended fireplace hearth and is vented up thru the existing fireplace flue with a liner.

Old Vermont Castings Wood Stove replaced with a Jotul Firelight Gas Stove
The direct vent gas stove uses the wood burning flue retrofitted with a flue liner

Montecito Estate high efficiency fireplace replaces a plain prefab fireplace
Wow what a change, tearing out a dull out of date decorative fireplace and replacing it with a true heating fireplace. This fireplace can heat over 2000 Sq. Ft.

Enerzone Destination 2.3 Fireplace Insert Before and After
This fireplace was originally a brick fireplace that was remodeled with an overlay of drywall and ceramic tile with a new mantel. Here is the fireplace after remodeling and the Enerzone Destination 2.3 Insert was installed.

Direct Vent Gas Insert in a factory built fireplace
Here is a before and after photo of a Kozy Heat Chaska direct vent gas insert put into a prefab fireplace

Fireplace Makeover with a Direct Vent Gas Insert
This was a Heatilator wood burning fireplace with a gas log, the mantel was painted, the floor of the fireplace was modified for a Kozy Heat direct vent gas insert to be put in the opening. Great job Ashley Umphrey!

Kozy Heat Z-42 Hi Efficiency Fireplace in a Chalet in Insbrook Missouri

Kozy Heat Z-42 Hi Efficiency Fireplace in a Chalet in Insbrook Missouri
See Thru Arched Fireplace with new Stoll Blacksmith Doors on each side. The doors were manufactured to be inside the opening fit doors. First a template was made of the arched opening and then a frame was manufactured for the doors to bolt to.

Arched Fireplace with a Fireplace Insert
Yes, you can put a wood burning insert in an arch fireplace. I think it looks pretty good.

Tear out a Prefab Fireplace and Replace with a Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
This job was all done from the backside without disturbing the brick façade inside. The Kozy Heat gas fireplace was a close fit to the original opening and only some small filler panels were needed.

Zero Clearance Fireplace Reface Doors
A complete fireplace renovation in one, easy-to-install step.

Pictured here is a direct vent gas fireplace in our showroom. We have taken a simple inexpensive gas fireplace like you may have in your own home and upgraded the appearance reface door that is simple to install with a magnetic mounting system.

The reface door shown here has a arch window pane design and the finish is Bronzed Iron. These doors can be custom made in any size and finish to match your existing fireplace. Every reface door is unique: specially made for each fireplace by custom-sizing the frame and louvers to fit perfectly. The rare earth magnets allow the frame to attach firmly and easily. Transform your “black box” into a showpiece!

Buck 18 Fireplace Insert in a 42” prefab fireplace


Typical 42” prefab fireplace with factory glass doors. This fireplace commonly found in the St. Louis Missouri area is a good candidate for a Buck 18 fireplace insert from Hechler’s Hearth & Home.


This shows a Buck 18 fireplace insert put into the same fireplace. The glass doors were removed, insert put into the opening and connected to a stainless steel flex liner run up the existing flue all the way to the top. New trim panels were made for the top and bottom of the fireplace.

Typical 36”prefab builder grade fireplace updated with a high efficiency Buck Model 18 Fireplace Insert with nickel plated door. Now this fireplace can heat up to 1200 sq ft of living space.

Stoll Heat Champion installed in a full masonry fireplace

Stoll Heat Champion installed in full masonry fireplace. This “hybrid” combines a custom glass door and a heat exchanger with a blower creating a fireplace of beauty and efficiency. This unit requires no modification to the fireplace and no liner for the chimney!

Here is a typical 1970’s-1980’s inefficient prefab fireplace with and antique brass door. The customer considered removing the glass door and putting a modern fireplace insert into the existing opening.

After weighing the options, the decision was made to totally remove the entire fireplace, flue pipe, brick and mantel and replace it with a new modern design in the same opening. Shown here is the completed project, with a new Lennox
Montecito high efficiency fireplace, a new Pearl Classique Mantel and new tile.


Old style antique brass fireplace
door on full masonry fireplace


The first photo shows a new Stoll Heat Champion Door with built in blower and heat exchanger. The second shows a New Stoll Heat Champion with door open showing cooking grate and swing arm cooking pot.

Gas Contemporary Vent Free Fireplace

Hot tub removed, floor lowered and seating created around a new Empire Vent Free Loft series gas fireplace

Kozy Heat Chaska direct vent gas insert put into existing wood burning prefab fireplace opening. This gas conversion allows greater heating efficiency, the addition of a blower and convenience of a thermostatic remote control. Direct Vent technology is a sealed system that does not allow the heat from the home to escape up the flue.

Regency Hampton H1200 insert in prefab fireplace

36” Factory Built fireplace with brick facing and old style antique brass door, replaced with Regency Hampton H1200 with cast front installed in fireplace with new stainless liner pipe