Southwest Kiva®'s pre
fabricated fireplaces are tested by
Laboratories to UL 127 standards. They are
available in 4 basic styles. The hand laid firebrick in the firebox
highlights the authentic styling and will burn wood or gas logs.
To enhance the look of the Southwest Kiva®, bancos can be added to either
side as well as nichos on the top portion of the fireplace. The frames
may be extended or lowered to accommodate various ceiling heights.
The Southwest Kiva® firebox is made up of 3 separate parts: top, center,
and base. It is cast of concrete and vermiculite and the interior of the
firebox is lined with actual firebrick. The firebrick creates a real
masonry look while reducing heat transfer as well. The system uses UL
approved 8" air-cooled chimney for easy, inexpensive, and lightweight
venting. The chimney may be purchased from local fireplace dealers.
(All frames use the same firebox)
The frame creates the style and shape of the fireplace. The frame is
constructed of lightweight 1/2" EMT conduit, which make the fireplace
safe and non-combustible. It can easily be cut for lower ceiling heights
or extended to adjust for a higher ceiling. The frame is placed over the
firebox and is finished with plaster. Various plaster finishes may be
added to create the desired look.