Chesneys Apolo 4 Series fire brick set
The set contains 1 Right Side, 1 Left Side, 1 Baffle, 1 Base, and 1 Back Vermiculite Fire Brick.
Left and right hand side fire brick measures 290mm x 200mm x 20mm, baffle fire brick 315mm x 180mm x 20mm, base fire brick 295mm x 157mm x 20mm and back fire brick 325mm x 167mm x 20mm.
Chesneys Apolo 4 Series fire brick set – What is Vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral formed into a pressed piece of board and then cut into shapes. Vermiculite fire bricks are non-combustible. A fire resistant product which is light and easy to cut with a wood saw, unlike the old heavy clay fire bricks which used to be used in a lot of stoves.
Vermiculite fire bricks have excellent thermal insulation properties and have minimal shrinkage at high temperatures. They are Fire Resistant, which make them an ideal product to use in your wood burning or multi-fuel stove, providing fire protection exactly where it is needed.
Over the past 25 years Chesneys has established itself as Britain’s leading supplier of luxury fireplaces and wood burning stoves. The company’s success has been based on a passionate commitment to intelligent engineering, craftsmanship, innovation and outstanding service.
They believe in the fusion of traditional and modern designs, and manufacturing techniques. Everything Chesneys make, be it their period and contemporary fireplaces, or their climate-friendly stoves and outdoor heaters, Chesneys are passionate about great design.
Why do we need Vermiculite fire bricks ?
They are fitted to your wood burning for insulation purposes, allowing your stove to burn efficiently but also acting as a heat barrier to prevent the flames from reaching the walls of the fire causing damage to the stove itself.
Tips to make your fire bricks last longer
- Do not use oversized logs in your stove which may cause damage
- Do not overfill your stove
- Ensure you only burn seasoned wood
- Where possible, place the logs into the stove rather than throwing or dropping them.
- If cleaning your stove internally do not use water or water based cleaning agents, vermiculite will weaken if it absorbs moisture
- Avoid over-firing your stove. The fire bricks will have at pink colour if this is occuring.
Available thicknesses of Vermiculite Fire Bricks.
The standard thickness of our fire bricks on our website is 25mm unless otherwise stated.
15mm, 20mm and 30mm thicknesses are also available upon request.
Please telephone us if you need fire bricks with alternative thicknesses to those stated on this page.