Open pit masonry fireplaces, also known as Conventional Fireplaces, have a long history of beauty and realism that only a real masonry fireplace and true wood burning fire can create. There is no substitute for the charm and atmosphere created by an open fire which is why masonry fireplaces offer a fireside experience that is like no other. These types of fireplaces are intended only for fire viewing and do not include the features needed to convert the fuel to useful heat.
Masonry fireplaces are beautifully sculpted out of mortar materials such as concrete blocks, bricks, stone and other materials that will stand the test of time and offer a lifetime of beauty and service. Worldwide, wood burning in a masonry fireplace has become a tradition. Masonry fireplaces are not just seen in old homes but are also built in newer homes and the tradition of the masonry fireplace is still carried on today.
That being said, conventional masonry fireplaces also pollute the indoor and outdoor air more than advanced wood heating appliances.