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Getting a Custom Surround requires:

  • Photos of the area it's to be installed in  
  • And ideally a cardboard mock-up of what you want the surround to look like 

Keep in the Mind While Constructing The Cardboard-Mock up the Following:

  • How Thick or Thin do you want the frame to be?
  • Do you want some form of glass within the interior frame of the surround?
  • What type of metal? Steel. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper?
  • And lastly what sort of finish do you want the metal to have?

Average cost for 48" wide simple standard surround:

  • Aluminum $950
  • Stainless Steel $1900
  • Pricing:

    Aluminum up to 48" wide = $950.00

    From 48" to 60" wide = 1350.00

    Stainless Steel up to 48" wide = $1900.00, over 48" = $2700.00

    90 degree surrounds up to 30” x 48” x 36” tall = 1350.00

    Stainless steel 90 degree surrounds up to 30” x 48” x 36” tall = 2700.00, depending on the actual required detail.

  • Free Form Surrounds to your imagination!

  • Plus shipping and crating. Your surround pricing will depend on what is needed to be built.

  • We typically use Aluminum because stainless steel is susceptible to heat and will and can  warp.

A custom Fireplace Surround can really complete the transformation process.  All of our surrounds are hand made from Aluminum or Stainless Steel. There are small imperfections, but thats because they are hand made; not machine manufactured. The hand brushing uses manyu different techniques. We try to make each and everyone look as nice as possible for each customer.

Example #1 Of a Corner Fireplaces With A Custom Fireplace Surround

These pictures were sent to us from a customer in Long beach CA, who ordered a custom corner fireplace surround. This is how it originally looked, dirty with ugly fake logs and absolutely no beauty.

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Here is the custom Fireplace Surround being built.

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So here is one last picture of the "Before"

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And here is the "After"

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Much better, cleaner, and way more Modern than before!

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And now we add the Burner and fireglass to complete the job.

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Example #2 Of A Custom Stainless Steel Fireplace Surround

Here are some pictures from another customer  who ordered a Corner fireplace Surround.  Here's the fireplace without the surround.

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And here is the Stain-less Steel Surround installed. 

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Example #3 Of another Custom Fireplace Surround.

The fireplace below has an aluminum surround and Starfire in Palm Springs.

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Example #4 Of a Custom Rust-Copper Fireplace Surround


This large and beautiful fireplace surround was built for Stacey in Laguna Niguel, CA. The fireplace surround looked great against the faux painted walls. The glass that was used was Bronze Rust Copper.

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She requested a distressed copper with a  textured unfinished look.  You can see here the interior rough edges being welded and polished to achieve that  antique distress finish.

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And here are a few more pictures of the completed job in her beautiful room

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Example #5 Of a Custom Brushed Aluminum Fireplace Surround

These pictures were sent to use from a customer in Palm Springs California.  Its typical of what we see when customers remove there old glass doors, which are not necessary with fireglass fireplaces.  

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custom fireplace surround was designed specifically to our customers measurements and desired look.  In this case our customer requested a brushed surround with clear glass edging. 


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And here is the surround installed.  And in case your curious the fireglass installed was Starfire and the interior was painted with ivory white stove paint.

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This custom fireplace surround has 4" sides and 3" top and bottom. Every fireplace is a little bit different as we recommend a cardboard template so you can get a preview of what it will look like before hand.


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It just looked so good, we had to post all of the pictures!

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Amazing flame by night.

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Example #6 Of a Custom Fireplace Surround

These pictures were sent to us by Martha Heatherwick from Shreveport Louisiana. We first sold the Clear base glass to her contractor and then she contacted us to have a custom fireplace surround built.   Here is what the fireplace looked like before we started.


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Step one is to make a template to replicate how it will look when its finished.

  1. How much of the opening do you want to still show?
  2. Do you want the frosted glass interior edge or no glass at all?
  3. How large or small do you want the frame?

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Each surround is made to fit your requirements.  Thats why we typically start with a card board template to replicate the size and shape of the fireplace surround. This is a preview of your surround as this eliminates any surprises!

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The fireplace looked very nice but as you can see the surround added the finishing touch.

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This surround has 3" of aluminum and 2" of non frosted glass on the interior border.

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Example #7 A Floor to Ceiling Brushed Aluminum Custom Fireplace Surround

The next few pictures were sent to us by Marsha Dashefsky from Palm Springs, California.  Marsha wanted us to build a custom floor-to-ceiling brushed aluminum fireplace surround. 

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Well, she got it!

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The fireplace has 1/4" Clear and then we added 1/2" Clear and 1/2" Starfire

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The next several pictures are of and with the blinds open and with the lights of. The aluminum can take on may soft or brilliant looks depending on the lighting. Take a lookAbove and below is what we started with.

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Different lighting, different looks.

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Having a problem making your dreams come true?  Call Us.

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Example #8 A Custom 3-sided Fireplace Surround

We built the following 3 sided surround fireplace surround with a 2" frame and 2" of glass. 

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Here are a few photos of the surround in the warehouse before we installed it.

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Here are a few more pictures sent to us by our customer.  The completed fireplace used Clear base fireglass.

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Example #9 A Custom Surround On a Brick Fireplace

The following pictures of this old brick fireplace show how to do a 3" install (all fireglass), with a fireplace surround painted black and a triple burner with Ice and Starfire fireglass.  The first few pictures show what a typical fireplace looks like when we begin. (yuk!)

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After some dry steel brush cleaning and a little bit of stove paint, a triple burner has been added.

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Now we instal the aluminum fireplace surround painted black. With only Starfire fireglass is installed for now.

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It's kinda hard to see but we did install Ice on top of the Starfire fireglass. If you noticed we had to pile a small mound in the front to cover the massive pipe connection. Did you even notice it in the first few pictures?

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With the fireplace surround it make the room. We are proud of our inventions and ideas because our customers are always so pleased.

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This is a new home with logs and a screen, average at best. Has anyone ever come over to your house and said" Nice Logs"? No and we are going to show you how to create a masterpiece!

Example #10 A Custom Surround On A  Direct Vent Fireplace With Glassfire.  

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This is a typical direct vent burner.

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This is a picture of the automatic starter and thermo coupler.

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After you have closed off the bottom of the fireplace and attached the adapter, your ready for glass!

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Here we are testing the burn pattern of the double burners. Our burners have 2 rows of holes in each pipe to give you 4 rows of flames.

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After pouring the fireglass make sure the automatic starter is just above the glass, so it can work properly. You can hide it with fireglass all around the element. (It helps if it's in a hole).

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Here is the same fireplace installed with an aluminum surround that has been painted black.

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Example #11 A Custom Surround with A Pan Ribbon Burner

The first 3 pictures are of the fireplace before we made it worthwhile. The wall was built out 8" for the flat screen above the fireplace.

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Here is the pan being built in the warehouse with our ribbon burner.  This is actually one of our smaller 18" ribbon burners.

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But as you can see our ribbon burners  pack a bunch!

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Now we pour on Starfire to help conceal the burner.

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Here is the stainless steel pan and ribbon burner are installed.  The front legs of the pan are 4" round brushed legs with our standard legs in the back.

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Now we light it and make it come to life.

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Finally we add the brushed aluminum surround to finish the fireplace off!
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We light it again to see the complete picture.
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What we do is very simple, we listen to the customers needs and build from their imagination.

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Example #12 A Custom Surround On A 2-sided Fireplace

These fireplace pictures come to us from a customer in Pasadena, California. This fireplace is a two sided fireplace with a remote control, two stainless steel surrounds, quad "H" burner, custom 2" stand off quick release brackets on the surrounds, 2" install with crushed lava rock filler, Black Reflective and it looks awesome!

These 2 pictures show the bracket system being installed.

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As you can see these have been hinged.

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The base connection and remote control are being installed.

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After the burner is connected we always test burn. Make sure there are no LEAKS!

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For those of you who want remote controls, you can see there are a few items to hide. Once you get the glass in over the pipes and connections, it's not too bad. For this type of remote control there has to be a safety pilot light and thermo coupler with the valving system.

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The flames are low at this point because the meter has to be turned up by the gas company as there is not enough pressure for this type of burner.

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The crushed lava goes in now and the burners are pulled to the surface before we pour the glass over the lava and glass. Do not pour the lava up to the edges but keep it back about 3" to 4" from the edges.

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If you look at the front lower right of the fireplace you can see the electronic eye of the remote control.

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This surround had a front base plate with 2 pins standing up to receive the surround which had 2 holes in the same place. Then the 2 brackets lifted up to attach and hold the surrounds in place. The customer wanted this child proof, so we invented a way to do this and it turned out great.

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If you will notice this surround was 2" away from the fireplace as this is the design the customer wanted. Pretty cool idea! The bracket system we created is child proof and easy to remove the surrounds as well.

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Example #13 A Custom Surround On Remote Control Fireplace

The fireplace below has a Starfire base and several fireglass Toppers for color:





The toppers in this fireplace include Pink, Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, Hyacinth, Amethyst Purple, Pale Cobalt Blue, Aquamarine, Lilac, Steel Blue and Purple Toppers.



Now we added a surround to finish it off. If you look on the lower right there is a remote control which is hidden by the surround.







Example #14 A Custom Surround On Propane Fireplace

These fireplace pictures below come to us from John Addison in Lakeland, Florida. As you can see the fireplace was not much to look at until we added  our touch. 

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Its a propane fireplace that utilized one of our propane pan burners with a remote control.

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We built a brushed aluminum surround with out the inner glass per the customer request. The fireglass installed was Gray base fireglass with Black and Copper Ruby Red on top.

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Here is the completed job, we think it turned out wonderful! But you can be the Judge.

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Example #15 Custom Surround On Corner  Fireplace

This corner fireplace was going through big transformation.   As you can see it really needs a face lift.

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Now with the glass-doors gone, we can clean up the fireplace and apply a fresh coat of stove paint.

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There was about 2" of crushed lava under the Starfire fireglass

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And lastly we added the fireplace surround.  We also added up some more Starfire until it topped-off at the base of the metal of the surround. This is another reason we use fillers, to keep the costs down.

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And even  though its incomplete, we think it looks pretty good at night and lit up.

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