Contact Alex Chernov,
Certified Heater Mason
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Tel. (519) 938-9166
Cell (416) 708-8139
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Types of Stoves and Ovens | Fireplace Conversion | Pizza and Bread Ovens | Special Projects
Due to limits of other stove design systems, conversion of a fireplace into a masonry heater was considered a very difficult and often impossible task. Many people interested in replacing their conventional fireplaces and metal wood stoves with masonry heaters were refused in the past. Now, we have good news for you!

Our incredibly flexible Design System turns conversion of the fireplace into a doable task. Now, you can replace your drafty fireplaces and smouldering metal wood stoves with a highly efficient beautiful masonry heater! Take a look at two projects shown below to see what can be done, and contact us to discuss your situation. We'll be happy to help!

Conversion of a double-opening fireplace into a masonry heater in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
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Existing fireplace faced living room on one side and office on another. The clients wanted to view the fire from the living room, but they wanted to have most of the heat in the office. They also wanted to keep the look of the existing fireplace at the living room. Our solution was to build the heater's firebox inside former fireplace with the glass door facing the living room, placing the main heat exchanging body in the office. Existing stonework was continued around the heater's door to keep the same look. The stove's body in the office was faced used reclaimed brick from 1890s.

Conversion of a wood stove connected to an outside chimney into a masonry heater in Toronto, Ontario.
Click on the image to enlargeThe heater was built in place of a wood stove and connected into an existing exterior masonry chimney. The chimney was extended to meet the draft requirements. The heater features "black" bake oven, heated bench and wood storage. Faced with brick and natural limestone.