2017 Brick in Architecture Awards Celebrate Outstanding Design

RESTON, Va.–The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards honor 35 winners in 19 states for outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s premier design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories. “The winners demonstrate brick’s …

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Whitacre Greer Fire Brick

Whitacre Greer is a leading manufacturer of low-duty fire brick for industrial uses and residential fireplaces

As with pavers, dry-pressing provides consistency and uniformity, resulting in accurate dimensions and a higher quality finished product.

Dimensional stability also makes for faster and easier installation. Dry-pressed fireplace brick are available in various sizes. Whitacre Greer offers two colors of brick, buff and red.

Buff Fire brick

Buff Fire Brick

Red Fire Brick

Red Fire Brick

Attractive Whitacre Greer Dry-Pressed fireplace bricks brighten up the hearth while reflecting maximum heat into the living area. This unique project is also available in cobbled, adding an old world charm.

Accurate Dimensions. Dry pressing provides consistency and uniformity for easier installation and a high quality finished product. Available in a variety of sizes. Buff or warm red cobbled fireplace bricks lend an old world look to the hearth, adding charm to any fireplace even before logs are ignited.


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PDF Downloads:

Product Data Buff Firebrick

Product Data Red Firebrick

Thermal Conductivity Test Data

Suggest Firebrick Care

Firebrick and Split Firebrick Sizes

SDS WG Firebrick

Fireclay MSDs

Brick Oven Resources

Pizza Oven Arches

ASTM c24 Pyrometric Cone Equivalent Test Results

Packaging Date for Standard Firebrick Sizes

Industry Resource Links:

Heat Stop Refractory Mortar

Rumford Fireplace and Fireplace Resources

Masonry Construction for Fireplaces, Chimneys & Ovens

New York State Concrete Masonry Association Tek Spec 4.0 Recommended Practices for Fireplace, Chimney & Bake Oven Construction

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Chimney Safety Institute of America

Masonry Heater Association

Masonry Heater & Over Professionals

Fireclay Disclaimer

Refractory Pocket Catalog Downloads

Guide to Refractory Mortar 

How to Build a Pizza Oven

Clear Skies Unlimited HearthCat Technology for Site-Built Masonry Fireplaces

HearthCAT Fireplace Technology has been successfully tested in masonry fireplaces including new construction and retro-fits. HearthCAT has also been successfully tested in Isokern Modular Masonry fireplaces and FMI factory built fireplaces. All test results are consistently below the EPA Phase II Qualification threshold of 5.1 g/kg. The HearthCAT is also approved by many of the air districts in California for retro-fitting existing wood burning fireplaces.

HearthCAT Emission Control Technology is a patented catalytic system designed especially for wood burning fireplaces. The HearthCAT is positioned directly above the fireplace grate against the back wall of the firebox. The HearthCAT Hood captures the smoke and particulates while most of the dilution air bypases the hood and travels up the primary flue system. The HearthCAT™ System provides secondary ignition for the combustibles before they leave the firebox as harmful particulate pollution. The direct flame on the catalytic surface actually cleans the combustors. The HearthCAT System creates a clean wood burning fireplace. This is the only passive technology available for emission control of wood smoke emissions from fireplaces.

Winner of the 2009 Hearth & Home Vesta Award and the 2009 Enivormental Protection Agency Clean Air Excellence Award.

HearthCAT Award Winning Fireplace Technology Literature

Clear Skies Unlimited HearthCAT Press Release

HearthCAT for Masonry Contractors

Masonry Magazine December 2010 HearthCAT Article

Green Fireplace Builders Coalition

Letter from United States Environmental Protection Agency

MFR-100 Clean Burning Site-Built Masonry Fireplace Owner’s Manual