Steve Covington, Chief Building Off
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 04:40 pm: |
Combustible trim and mantels may be placed directly on a masonry fireplace front surrounding a fireplace opening providing the combustible materials are not placed within six inches of the fireplace opening. Combustible trim within twelve inches fo the opening may not project more than 1/8" for each one inch distance from the opening. (International Residential Code R1001.11.4)
This would also apply to factory built fireplaces unless the manufacturer's recommendations provide other criteria. Please feel free to call 972 292-5330 if this needs clarification.