Beautiful fireplace! Easy kit to put together. Puts the final oomph in our oasis. Thank you for such a beautiful work of productive art!
Your Compact Fireplace Kit by Necessories looks fantastic Jennifer! We are so happy to see you've got it put together and are staying warm by a cozy fire! Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if there is ever anything else we can help you with! :-)
My wife and I were at a garden center and saw a outdoor pizza oven that we really liked... but not the price .... so I did a little research and stumbled upon this place.... ended up getting the Victorian DIY with hearth and Wood box .... and the next day we bought a Lisbon Wood fire pizza oven and stand as well ... eveything for basically what just that oven we saw cost at the outdoor store.
So the good: Price and overall look.... could not go wrong wrong with our choices, instructions were very simple and easy to follow as well.
The bad: well I’m pushing 50 and a bit beat up from 25 years active army ... it is not a simple 2 hour job ... took me a lot longer to do than I’d like to admit (granted that’s playing with it after work).
I’d also like to say the Customer Service was outstanding as well. ... and a added bonus ... the pallets make great kindling
Wow! Awesome job of assembling your outdoor paradise, Damon! The Victorian Fireplace Kit by Necessories is a stunning addition to any home and you have truly done it justice! It was a pleasure assisting you with your purchase - customers like yourself are why we do what we do! Thanks for taking the time to leave such an excellent review!
I ordered this to be shipped to my work. So I could bring it home on my trailer instead of getting dropped off at the "curb" for me that is over 500' from my house. Showed up w/o warning, luckily our shipping guy is a bud so he took care of it for me. Two pallets 2400 pounds each. That was the only glitch is the whole process.
Some hints on the build
Before you start un stack the pallets, separate the blocks in each size. Pay attention to any that may he bigger chips or ones that are very nice, this is a lot of work but will save a lot of time when you start building. Saves a lot of time when you get rolling if all you have to do is grab blocks from a stack. Also there are slip sheets between the mantel They are nice to stack blocks on your deck to protect the surface. I used more glue than sent. Two extra tubes of glue for the fire bricks and 5 extra 8 oz tubes for the block. Also I would recommend planning on a couple of days to do the build, let the glue have set up time this will stop blocks fro shifting when building layers. Very important when placing the mantel and the top caps. I did the whole thing alone over 3 days, total of about 20 hours.
The instructions at first look like They are lacking information which are, but after you get rolling they work pretty well. Make an extra copy so if one gets damaged on the job you have an extra set.
I had heard that these units do not draw well, ours is perfect. Draws so well that you can see ashes pull toward the rear during a fire.
We know this fireplace will last use for years Pizza and Patio was great to work with and offered the best price we found. This has been a great experience.
Thank you, Randall, for the wonderfully detailed review and rating, gorgeous pictures, and above all, for being such an excellent customer! The Colonial Fireplace Kit by Necessories is a stunningly beautiful fireplace and you have definitely done it justice! You have truly done a beautiful job of building your outdoor retreat and we hope you have years of enjoyment ahead! It was a pleasure to assist you in making this happen! Enjoy!
I ordered the Victorian Fireplace, Wood box and Hearth. The fireplace was delivered a week and a half later, even during Coronavirus social distancing. At first, I was not sure that we could build this fireplace, but true to the instructions, it was like putting together a 3D puzzle with step by step directions. We did get quite the workout lifting all of the stones. It turned out fantastic. We did have the wrong hearth shipped, which we did not realize until the build was almost complete. That is where the excellent customer service comes in. Both Pam and Janelle were very responsive, and made it right. Thank you for your assistance throughout the purchase.
Thank you very much for the amazing review Mary! We really appreciate it, thanks for sending picture too. That looks great!! If you need anything else in the future, just let us know. We are always happy to assist!
Really enjoyed working with Patio and Pizza Outdoor Furnishings. They answered all my questions promptly and helped with great advice. Very happy with my purchase.
Thank you for the 5-star review Doug! We are happy that you had a great experience purchasing with us!
After purchasing the grill island kit, that I love so much, I decided to purchase the matching fireplace kit. As usual the order arrived quickly and the order process was seamless. If you are looking to make improvements to your yard, Patio and Pizza has options for everyone.
Thank you so much Brian for the wonderful review and for trusting Patio&Pizza as always. We really appreciate it. If you need anything else just let us know. :)
I placed an order with this company and I even received a phone call to clarify my order and address were correct and to clarify deliver method. The delivery was fast although we received no notification of which day they were being delivered - just a phone call as they were heading toward our home, which we were not home at the time. Knowing the delivery date so we could plan would have been very helpfuly although this might be the trucking companies fault. We work for a living and they cannot expect us to be sitting around the house waiting on delivery on an unknown day. The blocks I received were not what I expected, as I expected "blue stone" to be a darker color but these look just like the "tumbled Belgium pavers" we used on the patio and I was looking for a contrasting darker color. Basically they are a concrete gray color & very rough with chipped corners, etc. As this wall set is available on other web sites, I assume the disappointment I have with these blocks were not the fault of this company but the manufacturer, "Necessories." Obviously you cannot return a 2000 lb order, therefore we used the blocks. The wall and step caps we purchased in addition to the blocks (not from the Necessaries company) are beautiful, just what we wanted.
Thank you for the review Carolyn and for letting us know the freight company didn't contact you! The delivery company should always call ahead of time to schedule the actual delivery date & time so we will follow up with them to ensure other customers don't encounter the same issue. Regarding the color, we agree it's hard to get an accurate vision when looking at colors online. We'll see if we can get the manufacturer to provide better color resolution images. With that said, we'd love to see pictures of your new entertaining area if you want to share them on social media or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for your feedback!
Do you have any kits first outdoor fireplaces that has pizza oven buikt in?
Does it draw well? I have heard that some items of this type more smoke comes out the front of the Fire box instead of up the chimney?
This is one of our most popular fireplaces and the feedback we've received for our customers is that they are very happy with it. No indication at all that it does not draw well. Thanks for asking!
is there an option to add a pizza oven on this the Colonial Fireplace Kit?
While there isn't a pizza oven addition available for the fireplace kit, you could add the Necessories Backyard Woodbox Cabinet Kit that matches the fireplace. That would allow you to add a small pizza oven like the Nonno Peppe wood fired oven. You can also purchase the blocks separately for building custom designs.
I would like to put this on our elevated deck. What is the Weight of the fireplace and do you think it would be supported on the deck?
The weight of the Colonial Fireplace is approximately 3,700 lbs while the woodbox would add an additional 1,600lbs and the hearth another 295 lbs. So, it will really depend on the size and support for your deck as to whether it can carry the weight of the Colonial Fireplace. Feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com or give us a call with any other questions!
I am planning a fireplace under a covered patio. Can the chimney be outfitted to receive solid stainless steel round pipe? Can you add additional layer for more height? What are inside dimensions of the fire chamber? I like it but "compact" isn't what I am in the market for.
Thank you for the question. There are a couple of larger fireplace options when using the Necessories kits. The Grand Fireplace is 60"W x 36"D x 102"H and has a firebox that is 33"W x 16"D x 19"H. The chimney is 4' stainless steel. You can also add the woodboxes on both sides to give you almost 12' across. You can find the different fireplace styles and sizes here: https://www.patioandpizza.com/collections/fireplaces Also, please give us a call at 888-671-242 or send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the height of your covered patio and any other questions so we can work with you to determine how you can use these kits to create the fireplace you want!
We have a stamped surface on our patio so it is not perfectly flat. Thoughts?
Rockwood recommends a base constructed of either a poured slab or compacted gravel. If your surface isn’t flat, we’d recommend building a base that would be flat and level. Depending on your surface, you may be able to put a thin layer of gravel that would level out your surface.