Solid Fuel Specific Fireplaces
Solid fuel fireplaces are different from your average gas or electric fireplace. They need to withstand much higher temperatures. Nothing is guaranteed when using a solid fuel appliance. So great care is taken to ensure that there is far less likelihood that your fireplace will be damaged when using solid fuel. Main areas to consider are around the hearth and backpanel area. This is where the fireplace is hottest and subsequently these areas are normally split into three pieces to allow for expansion. If you are thinking of converting your existing fireplace make sure that it is suitable to take a solid fuel fire or stove.