Many people have a small outdoor fireplace in their back yards. Some of these are used for grilling, while others are only for warmth while sitting on a back patio. There are several materials that you use to build an outdoor fireplace. However, the toughest thing about designing and building a new outdoor fireplace is the money we have to pay in order to do it. The materials are not inexpensive and trying to hire a professional to be sure that it is done correctly just adds to the insurmountable cost of it all. One of the best ways to avoid these expensive costs is to build a faux stone fireplace. Your faux stone fireplace will look like it was built in this century without the expense of refacing it with a more contemporary surface.
A faux stone fireplace costs about 25 per cent less than natural stone in terms of both material and labour. It requires no cure time (the time required for a material to dry or set), which means all the faux stone can be attached to your fireplace in one day. In addition, faux stone won’t warp under high heat, and it’s lightweight and easy to handle. Popular faux stone designs for fireplaces include manufactured or cast stone, concrete and gypsum.