You’ve bought your new gas fireplace or insert, chosen a custom mantel and surround, and a host of accessories for your custom cabinet. All done and ready to enjoy the fire, right?
Actually there’s one more choice that you have when installing a gas fireplace or insert, called the “chase.” When using direct vent gas fireplaces, the chase is an insulated, fireproof structure that houses the fireplace itself.
One of the beauties of a gas fireplace is that it can be placed nearly anywhere in the house. However, it still has some depth, and so you have two choices in chase build outs: have the fireplace come out into the room a foot or two, or be flush with the wall.
Mini-chase: If you want the fireplace to be “flush” with your interior wall, the chase might be deeper than your wall depth. In that case, a chase can be added externally to the house, also known as a “mini chase.” The mini chase requires some build-out accommodation to the exterior of your home, just behind where the fireplace is.
Reverse or Interior Chase: If you don’t mind the fireplace occupying a foot or two of space into the room, in this case an interior chase can be built.
Whichever chase you choose will depend on how much space is in the room, and what you’re comfortable with any extra floor space the fireplace may now occupy, or where you’d like the fireplace positioned - either flush with the wall, or into the room a few feet.
Carter Custom Construction has over 20 years of experience in planning and installing custom gas fireplaces with chase build outs. Let’s talk about your ideal fireplace position, and let’s make it a reality!
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"The staff was all very friendly and helpful! They were very informative when trying to decide which fireplace would work best for us.”
- Angie D., Plymouth MN
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