Our first Featured Builder is from the State of Maryland. The design has a raised hearth from the ground level below the deck on the back of the house. The homeowner wanted to be able to enjoy the fireplace from the deck surface and this was possible by altering the deck and raising the entire fireplace to that height.
The raised deck was cut out for the hearth of the fireplace to rise to the height of the elevated deck. As you can see, the ground was prepped for the footings and the concrete slab. The plan is for the fireplace to be the focal point of the deck.
The first row has gone down and the project is underway. Can't wait to see how it looks as it approaches the deck height. Good job!
Day two brought about some great progress.
Day 3 was the final push of the rough build to almost complete the chimney. This Pima design was altered a bit by the homeowner to have a slightly wider chimney than the standard plan.
Once construction commenced again, the firebrick was installed, the slate was cut to fit on the seating area and the shelf, and the scratch coat was finished for the veneer.
The final look is spectacular with the stacked stone veneer. This fireplace will surely bring warmth to the deck. What a great look with the beautiful lawn and white fence rail.
And finally, a fire shot!!! Good job Maryland.
Years ago I looked at my bare backyard and thought I should add something. I had a lot of unused space but felt trees and plants weren't what the space needed. I had seen outdoor kitchens and fireplaces in magazines and on TV and thought I would inquire with a contractor about having them built. I provided the contractors with example pictures of barbeques and fireplaces I liked and received quotes as high as $7,800 to build just the fireplace. more...