Ensure you have downloaded the most current Architectural and Framing Guide from the Architect Resource Center.

Construct your metal framing base and top. Ensure to maintain ½” clearance to the sides, back and top of firebox. All framing must be cantilevered, ceiling suspended or self-supporting. See example below:


Flare Fireplaces are NOT load bearing and should not be used to support any framing or finishing material. To cover metal framing and protect surrounding room from exposure, enclose fireplace with Non-Combustible board meeting or exceeding standard ASTM E 136. See Below: