Since the 15th Century, the fireback has been an indispensable part of the fireplace tradition in Europe. Standing at the back of the fireplace, the fireback protects the firebrick from damage and radiates heat from the fire out into the room. Today you can still add that touch of elegance and history to your fireplace while improving its function and preserving its brickwork as you enhance the beauty of the focal part of the room.
Firebacks are hearth accessories that are functional
in a couple of ways. For starters, they direct more of
the heat from the burning fire back into the home making the
hearth more energy efficient. Also, they provide
protection for the back wall of the firebox which can become
damaged over a prolonged period. Not only functional, fireplace firebacks are
hearth accessories that can literally set a tone for your
fireplace unlike any other accessory. Past generations
would have their family coat of arms embossed onto the
fireback. Many had religious or historical themes and
figures decorating their firebacks. Hearth accessories
like firebacks allow you to add a personal element to your
fireplace in a way that no other accessory can.