Asked on Jan 11, 2019

What is the normal height & width for a fireplace hearth?

2dogalBobby DRebecca Taylor
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  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Hi there, Basic Hearth Dimensions. To keep fire, ashes and embers a safe distance from the floor in front of a fireplace that has an opening 6 square feet or smaller, the hearth should extend at least 16 inches in front of the fireplace opening. The hearth also needs to extend 8 inches to each side of the opening.

  • 2dogal
    on Jan 11, 2019

    What is it that you want to know about a fireplace hearth? Please elaborate so we can assist you.

    • Bobby D
      on Jan 11, 2019

      We are building a new home, what’s the standard height from the floor, width across the front, and depth or seating area of a fireplace hearth?

  • Bobby D
    on Jan 11, 2019

    We are building a new home, what is the standard height from floor, width across front left to right, & depth (seating area) of a fireplace hearth?

  • 2dogal
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Contact your County as they will have building codes that you will have to follow to get an approval.

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