Custom Fireplace Design with Glass Cooling

How do you achieve both aesthetics and perfect draft control while minimizing heat transfer to surrounding surfaces in fireplace applications? A great example is this custom fireplace with glass cooling, completed recently with Acucraft, Doran Construction, and BDH + Young.

The Reserve at Arbor Lakes is a new residential development completed August of 2018 in Maple Grove, Minnesota with a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse connecting 257 apartments. Contractor Doran Construction wanted an exciting focal point for the clubhouse, which serves as a key gathering place for tenants. Doran, Acucraft, BDH + Young and ENERVEX teamed up to design a custom fireplace that is both inviting and safe.

The custom, see-through fireplace links the lounge area and dining space with an 88” wide by 59” tall viewing area. A golden oak designer log set up by Acucraft yields a natural look for the fireplace.

The fireplace uses:

The solution is built to last a lifetime, with thick steel and 100-percent commercial-grade components. With hints of natural materials and layers of unique materials and design, the fireplace design offers breath-taking beauty, quality craftsmanship, and perfect draft control with safe operation for residents with small children or pets.

Read more and view additional photos on the Acucraft blog.

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