What are firebrick panels for?

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Firebrick panels are fireproof panels designed for use in and around areas of high heat, such as a fireplace or wood-burning stove. Check with your local government officials to determine the amount of firebrick panels you need. Most areas have codes that require you to cover walls a specific distance from open flames with products like firebrick panels to prevent the walls from overheating or catching on fire. Make sure you're meeting at least minimum code requirements when ordering your firebrick panels.


Firebrick panels are decorative panels used on the inside and outside of fireplaces. These heat-resistant panels line the inside of the firebox when used inside the fireplace. When used outside the fireplace, they surround the firebox opening with the required heat-resistant materials to protect your walls from becoming too hot when the fireplace is being used.

Wood-Burning Stoves

Firebrick panels are also used to line the walls behind your wood-burning stove to protect the walls from damage caused by the heat given off when the stove is in use. Firebrick panels can be customised to fit the size you need regardless of whether your wood-burning stove is in a corner or centred on the wall.


Firebrick panels come in a variety of styles that can enhance your home's decor. From herringbone to stone patterns, and colours like black, white or traditional brick colours, firebrick panels can be both esthetically pleasing while protecting your home from the heat of your fireplace. Select a firebrick panel that matches your current brick appearance for replacing damaged portions of your fireplace or firebox, or opt for a completely new look when adding a fireplace or when upgrading the appearance and effectiveness of your current fireplace.


Firebrick panels are typically installed using mortar. The panels are dampened with a sponge before the mortar is applied to the fireplace. This stops the panels from leaching too much moisture from the mortar, which can weaken the mortar. The mortar is spread onto the fireplace, and the pre-cut firebrick panels are put into place and pressed into the mortar. Typically the floor panel is placed first, followed by the back panel and then the side panels. The seams are then mortared to create a tight seal so no heat, flames or soot seep through and get behind the firebrick panels.

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