Extending at least 16 inches from the fireplace opening and at least 8 inches beyond.
Fireplace above floor level.
The hearth of the fireplace begins with the floor of the fireplace and extends into the living area in front of the fireplace itself plus the fireplace surround.
Refer to figure 10 1 5 b.
If you have a hearth that is raised above the natural level of the room s flooring the sudden change in elevation can cause.
Simple but with a very long flue this fireplace proves that a built in fireplace does not necessarily need to be incorporated into a room of this size.
And that is the danger of tripping and falling.
The hearth is flush with the floor of the raised level this being somewhat of a sunken living room.
Your fireplace may fit this dimension or it might be on the shorter or taller end of the spectrum when it comes to mantel height above fireplace.
Hearth extensions of approved factory built fireplaces shall be installed in accordance with the listing of the fireplace.
Here a raised platform just above floor level provides an adequate display area while keeping the space above the fireplace clean and spare.
Again proper height is relatively subjective to your fireplace but average or standard fireplace mantel height construction is around 54 above the hearth s floor.
The hearth extension shall be readily distinguishable from the surrounding floor area ours is gas fireplace.
Least 200 mm 8 above the floor level the hearth extension may rest on the combustible floor framing.
The other category of fireplace was called factory built and the code said r1004 2 hearth extensions.
We are putting a gas fireplace into our family room and my first instinct is to have the fireplace hearth level with the floor as we have small children and the corners of a raised stone hearth just add another safety hazard in addition to having the actual fireplace to worry about.
The least visually intrusive type of hearth is built flush with the floor level of the room.
A free standing fireplace stove completes the charm of this log cabin.