Fireplaces that have been built in a factory are a good option as they can be stored in a warehouse until needed. This means that they can be used for most pre-existing homes as well as new construction. They are generally comprised of a firebox that is enclosed in a steel cabinet and attached to a steel chimney or flue. Factory-built fireplaces are also lightweight, efficient and safe to use. Although it depends on the manufacturer, they usually have small safe-clearance requirements and are even safe to install close to wooden framing. The advantage of this is that you can install this kind of fireplace on any level of your home.
Factory-built fireplaces do enjoy an excellent safety record but there is still a need to take all the safety measures that you would if you had a traditional fireplace, this should include checking the chimney once a month to make sure creosote has not started to buildup. As we mentioned, different manufacturers will have different requirements so you must be aware of these before you begin the installation of your fireplace.
Yes, your home could also enjoy the advantages of a cozy fireplace with the installation of a factory-built model.