Who doesn’t love the cozy warmth of a dancing flame on a cold, rainy evening? In days past, families used to rely on their brick or stone fireplaces for central heating, but today your hearth is more likely to be used as a stylish room accent than as a primary source of heat. In most regions, this wouldn’t be a problem. But here in Victoria where it can rain for weeks on end, and where most older masonry chimneys consist of brick or cinder block, it poses a unique challenge that not everyone considers. In days past when people used to burn wood frequently, the hot gases would vent through the chimney stack and keep the bricks and block dry. But with less frequent fireplace use, the porous bricks and block are more likely to absorb and hold moisture, speeding up the deterioration cycle.
Your entire family can enjoy the outdoors with warmth, luxury, and comfort all year round with the help of Flintstones. From concept and design, to the permit applications and material options, we help guide you through the total process.
Imagine gathering in front of a crackling flame and sharing a drink with friends. Now imagine doing that outside in the middle of winter! With an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, your imagination is the limit. Whether it’s to accentuate a scenic viewpoint, provide a comfortable spot to talk, or simply heat an enclosed deck or patio, outdoor fireplaces are becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy the backyard. Flintstones has built some of the most beautiful examples in and around Victoria – call us to set up an appointment at our showroom to learn more!