Pavilions with an Outdoor Fireplace Bring a spark of magic enjoyment to your outdoors.
Everyone adores outdoor fireplaces. Fireplaces draw out of us warm feelings of comfort and romance, and they entrance us with their continuous glowing sparks and elicit stronger bonds with family and friends. Most of us are used to indoor fireplaces, but outdoor fireplaces are spreading rapidly in popularity. Outdoor fireplaces allow for increased enjoyment of year-round outdoor happiness and experiences. It is a delightful moment when you are roasting marshmallows or mountain pies over a flaming fire in a beautifully designed fireplace surrounded by friends or loved ones. The best moments in life come from the perfect combination of beauty, nature, food, and camaraderie. An outdoor pavilion with a fireplace exudes these very moments.
At Lancaster County Backyard, we believe there is no better match for an outdoor fireplace than a pavilion. They are a hand in glove combo, one perfectly accenting the other in irrepressible outdoor beauty.
How an Outdoor Fireplace and a Pavilion Work Together
Chimney and Fireplace Placement
An outdoor fireplace with a chimney can be incorporated with a pavilion by either installing it outside the beam, inside the beam, or, in special scenarios, in place of the beam (essentially meaning a portion of the beam is removed). Our most popular choice is the first scenario presented, with the chimney being built outside of the beam. Because of its immense popularity, we will focus on elaborating primarily on this scenario only.
Pavilions with a Fireplace Gallery
Types of Outdoor Fireplaces Partnered with Our Pavilions
There are typically three types of fireplaces commonly built into our pavilions.
Ventless Gas or LP (also referred to as Vent Free or Unvented)
These fireplaces do not require a working chimney and the chimney does not need to break through the roof.
Vented Gas or LP
Vented Gas or LP fireplaces require a full chimney with roof breakthrough for optimal ventilation.
This fireplace obviously requires a full chimney and roof breakthrough to channel the smoke and heat efficiently and provide proper ventilation.
Ideal Fireplace Dimensions
What are the fireplace dimensions we typically work with or prefer? Below is the list of dimensions commonly chosen by our previous customers.
Width – typically 6’
Depth – this varies based on the type of fireplace. For example, a wood burning fireplace typically has the greatest depth which is around 5’ including the hearth.
For the peak, A- frame, or Gable breakthrough, the top of the chimney must extend at least 3’ out of the roof.
For the eave and hip roof breakthrough, the top of the chimney must be at least 2’ above anything within 10’ of the chimney.
Special Note: If you already have, or plan to install a wood burning fireplace just outside the pavilion, your fireplace must either be located more than 10’ from the pavilion, or you must use the following rule: the top of the chimney must be at least 2’ above anything within 10’ chimney.
Outdoor Fireplace Details
Details are as important to the scope of your outdoor fireplace project as the main construction items. One important detail to note is whether your fireplace will be constructed with thin stone veneer or full-dimension stone veneer.
Thin Veneer – This option is 1-3” thick and includes any of the following: Manufactured Stone, Cultured Stone, Veneer Stone, or Natural Thin Stone Veneer.
Full-dimension Stone Veneer – The full-dimension Stone Veneer comes 4-8” thick and is sometimes called Real Stone Veneer
Additional Fireplace Detail
A Wooden Mantel- A wooden mantel is a pretty accent atop your fireplace and Doug Fir is a popular choice, but there are more options available.
A. Typically no. We often work with landscapers, contractors, or homeowners who are installing a pavilion and incorporated fireplace as part of a larger backyard project. However, if your project is simpler, such as installing a pavilion and incorporated fireplace on an existing patio, and is within approximately 2 hours from our facility, we can hire a mason contractor to install the fireplace.
Beautiful 16×16 pavillion. Built in one day! Professional and strongly built. Kevin kept me informed of every detail. Could not be happier and price was lower than every competitor.
north wales. Pa
May 30, 2019
I recently had a pavilion built as part of a back yard project. From beginning to end, my experience with the Lancaster County Backyard staff and their craftsman was exemplary. They were all very knowledgeable, professional, courteous and wonderful to deal with.
I was also building an attached stone fireplace to the pavilion by another contractor. Kevin (of LCB) was very knowledgeable at such a detailed level, I knew he was very experienced. When we reviewed the project, I truly felt like he was helping build a family member’s Pavilion.
I would recommend LCB without any reservations and they can use me as a reference anytime.
Thank you Kevin and LCB.
January 29, 2019
These guys FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. From Elmer coming out and helping with the design/ quote to the team that raised my roof in a day, I couldn’t be more pleased.
It’s rare you come across a contractor now a days that is courteous throughout the process, shows up when they say they will, and gives you more than you could have hoped for!
Well done Lancaster County Backyard!
June 22, 2018
From start to finish we received excellent service. We were shown a picture of what we purchased and it was a 100% match. The Pavilion is beautiful. The men Installed it in one day and that in it self was impressive.
I highly recommend them to complete your project.
Barb & Dave
January 30, 2018
I selected Lancaster County Backyards primarily for their ability to provide the product and services that I was looking for within the geographic radius of where I live. I was also impressed with Elmer’s level of knowledge and that he took time to answer my questions and provide details on how the pergola would be designed. He was also very response to my emails and calls which is important to me and very thorough in the information provided back.
October 17, 2017
I just had a pavilion installed from Kevin and his crew. They arrived early on Tuesday morning and working tirelessly throughout the day. I had many questions as the work progressed, Kevin patiently answered.
Kevin is respectful, hands on, and oversees all of the installation. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with the entire process. We would highly recommend Kevin and his crew to anyone.