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The client is thrilled with the finished look and functionality of the heater, and enjoys using the oven in her gourmet kitchen. Who says masonry is a lost art?
Gene Padgitt is our senior designer and builder.
The cost of a masonry heater depends on several factors- including the location, the size of the heater, the type of materials used in construction and finishing work, and options such as a heated bench or bake oven. Prices generally start at around $20,000 and can go as high as $60,000. We suggest scheduling a consultation with our senior builder, who will help you decide what type of heater to purchase.
Masonry Heater Project:
This project was challenging, yet worth the effort. The client wanted a two-sided masonry heater with a heated bench and a bake oven with a rustic look for a new home she was building. Gene Padgitt designed the exterior finish and a chimney that gradually got narrower until it exited the structure.
Masonry heaters are site built with firebrick, or a pre-cast core, or pre-made kit. These appliances use less wood than a high-efficiency wood stove to heat. The right size, location, and style are crucial to optimal performance. Masonry heaters have a large mass of masonry which retains heat and distributes it over many hours. Wood is loaded only once every 12 hours for most heaters, which means that much less wood is used in a masonry heater than in a wood stove.
Masonry heaters can be added to an existing home, or optimally, planned in advance for new home construction. There are many factors involved in planning and building a masonry heater.
Gene Padgitt is our MHA Certified Heater Mason. He has over 30 years of masonry experience and has been building masonry heaters since 1996. Gene is a real artist, and will work with you and your architect or builder to create a unique masonry heater that is not only functional but beautiful as well. Gene's expertise is not only the interior core but the exterior finish work in stone, brick, tile, or stucco.
Serving the Midwest region -will travel. Please call us for a consultation at our office or at the build site: 816-461-3665