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Happy Holidays From Acucraft Custom Fireplaces

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Merry Christmas from Acucraft
Acucraft Custom Fireplaces – www.acucraft.com – Happy Holidays
 
We would like to thank all of our customers for helping us make 2014 a record-breaking year for Acucraft Custom Fireplaces, we could not have done it without you! 
 
We truly care about our customers and after receiving your feedback we launched two new product lines in 2014 to help meet your needs:
  1. The Unity Wood-Burning Fireplace Series
  2. The Outdoor Fire Series
Acucraft Unity Clean Face Wood Fireplace
Acucraft Custom Fireplaces – Unity Wood Burning Series
 

Our Unity series gives you the enjoyment of a wood-burning fireplace but captures a more modern and contemporary feel. The minimal design is clean and flexible, creating unity with the surrounding space. In addition to adding character to your room, our Unity fireplaces can produce heat that can be directed to almost any part of your space giving you a controllable heat output.

For more information on our Unity series or to request a brochure, click here.

People on Patio with Wine and Gas Fire Pit
Acucraft Fireplaces – Custom Outdoor Fire – Custom Fire Pits
 

Our Custom Outdoor Fire product line gives you the opportunity to customize your outdoor living experience through fire pits, fireplaces, and burners. From Custom Outdoor Fire Pits to linear see-through outdoor fireplaces, the sky is the limit!  Our Outdoor Fireplaces are available in wood or gas with glass, no glass, or operable door viewing areas. If you’re looking for more of a statement piece then our Outdoor Burners are the perfect option for you, with custom designed shapes and lengths to fit any vision!

For more information on our Outdoor Fire Series, click here.

Thank you again to all of our loyal customers, we are grateful for each & every one of you!
Here’s to a very happy & prosperous 2015!
 
Happy Burning,
The Acucraft Family
 
(763) 263-3156
info@acucraft.com

Custom Peninsula Gas Fireplace at Davidoff Cigar Lounge

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Custom 3-Sided Peninsula Gas Fireplace for Commercial Setting
Acucraft Custom Peninsula Gas Fireplace
 
You Can’t Have Cigars Without Fire.
 
Acucraft Fireplaces created this gorgeous Custom Peninsula Gas Fireplace for the new Davidoff Cigar lounge in Ridgewood, NJ.
This fireplace was designed with side viewing of 78″ wide x 30″ tall, the front viewing area is 28″ wide x 30″ tall.

It is fully customized with the following options:

  1. 72″ Long Burner which creates a Tall Lazy Flame 
  2. Designed and fabricated to be dropped through a small skylight by disassembling the fireplace into three pieces (top, left & bottom) upon delivery:
    3D Rendering of 3-Sided Gas Fireplace
    Acucraft 3D Rendering – Fireplace fabricated to be dropped through skylight in 3 pieces
  3. Acucraft’s patent-pending glass cooling system (additional information below)
  4. Custom Heat Relief System which was designed to provide heat to the room when the thermostat called for heat, and expelled the heat outside when the room did not need additional heat. This was done by an auto damper wired directly to the Honeywell thermostat. The space was equipped with heavy ventilation by the customer to ensure up to 20 guests could enjoy their cigars without lingering smoke and enjoy a comfortable temperature.
  5. Porcelain reflective panels were placed on the back and around the burner
  6. Bronze & copper glass media
 
This fireplace’s output is up to 85,000 BTU depending on the desired height of the flame, and is easily controlled through an on/off wall switch.
 
 
Rendering of Davidoff Cigar Lounge Peninsula Gas Fireplace
Client Rendering for Acucraft Custom Fireplace
 
 
 
 
 
To the left is the initial rendering provided by Sia Saint-Pierre, Davidoff of Geneva – Norwalk, CT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acucraft Gas Fireplace with 72 inch burner - side view
Acucraft Fireplaces – Custom 72″ Burner

 

The photos below & to the right showcase one of the testing phases done by Acucraft with all of our fireplaces to ensure we capture the type of flame requested by the client. You can see how the burner produces tall lazy flames.
Acucraft Gas Fireplace with 72 inch burner
Acucraft Custom Fireplaces – 72″ Burner – Tall Lazy Flame
 

 
GLASS COOLING SYSTEM

Acucraft’s patent-pending glass cooling system is the go-to option for many of our clients. This system forces cooler air from outside into the air channel between glass panes to keep the average glass temperature to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 
The image below diagrams how our glass cooling system works.
 
Diagram of Acucraft Fireplace Cooling System
Acucraft’s Patent-Pending Glass Cooling System
 
The blue arrows represent the glass cooling intake air which is taken from outside, passes between the glass panes keeping them at a touchable temperature but warming that cool air up which can then be transferred back into the space or vented outside (orange arrows).
 
The yellow arrows represent the combustion air intake which takes air from outside, flows through the fireplace, heats up, and creates a draft which pushes the vented gas to the outside (red arrows).
 
These two systems work together to maintain a safer, cooler glass temperature as well as providing you with optional additional heat to your space.

 
 
Acucraft Custom Peninsula Gas Fireplace - The Davidoff Lounge
Acucraft Custom Peninsula Gas Fireplace – The Davidoff Lounge
To find out more about Acucraft’s Custom Fireplaces visit us at:
 
Phone: (763) 263-3156
 
Email: info@acucraft.com 
 
 

Custom 4 Sided Open Gas Fireplace

Friday, December 5th, 2014

 
Custom Gas Fireplace - 4-Sided No Glass
Custom 4-Sided Open Gas Fireplace by Acucraft – Atlas Holdings LLC Corporate Office – Greenwich, CT

 

Acucraft Fireplaces partnered with Pavarini North East Construction Co., Inc. and HLW International to create this beautiful Custom 4- Sided Open Gas Fireplace for Atlas Holdings LLC in Greenwich, CT. The customer wanted a custom fireplace with a tall, yellow, lazy flame that would be warm & inviting and fit in a more modern space within their corporate office.

 

Client Rendering of Open Gas Fireplace
Client Rendering      
 
 
 
 
The client did an amazing job with the rendering they provided Acucraft (pictured left). Renderings are a great place to start bringing your vision to life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After reviewing the client’s initial rendering Acucraft presented different 
options and landed on the final drawing of the hood & based displayed below:
 
Acucraft Rendering of Open Gas Fireplace
Acucraft Drawing 1
 
 
Automated Damper Control System Diagram
Acucraft Drawing 2
 
Based on the specifications from the client, Acucraft engineered the base, hood and flue to this fireplace by including a:

  • Fully suspended hood, wrapped in black clad, from the ceiling & supported entirely by the roof of the building
  • Dual Flue System, due to the open area between the base & the hood, to ensure complete frontal velocity
  •  2 power vents & 2 dampers connected to an automated damper control system

(pictured right)

 
 
 
This custom fireplace was designed to be placed in cement and surrounded by seating. The picture below also showcases the openness and height as well as the brilliance of the flame created.
 
Custom Open Gas Fireplace with No Glass
Acucraft Custom Fireplace – Atlas Holdings LLC
 
 
 
 
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Chris Dold & Sean Mulligan
 with Pavarini Northeast Construction Company, and Babak Ghezelayagh with HLW International for helping design this gorgeous Custom 4-Sided Open Gas Fireplace; we hope to partner again in the future!

CONTACT US TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CUSTOM GAS BROCHURE!

Phone: (763) 263-3156

Click Here to request Your copy of Our Custom Gas Brochure.

www.acucraft.com

Custom Gas Photo Gallery

Revolutionary Clean Face Wood Fireplace

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

 Acucraft Fireplaces is proud to announce our newest wood fireplace series, The Unity! The Unity is a clean face wood burning fireplace that unifies modern aesthetic or more rustic settings with the benefits of high-tech wood burning fireplaces. The clean and flexible fireplace series is revolutionary in the wood burning industry, combining top performance with a minimal, no-nonsense design.

With the introduction of The Unity Series, Acucraft Fireplaces is giving architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners a clean face fireplace with controllable heat output. Air is pulled from a room of your choice, circulated around the firebox, and pushed to almost any room in your home. If you are not looking for heat beyond the radiant heat produced by the fireplace, the air can be released outside instead.
 
The Unity Wood Burning Series is available in the following sizes: 36, 44, 48. All sizes are available single-sided or see-through and with rectangular or arched fronts. Single door or double door options available. See-through models can be configured for Indoor/Outdoor applications.
 
Contact Acucraft today to receive your “Unity Clean Face Wood Burning Brochure” PDF
 
 
Phone: (888) 317-649 or (763) 263-3156
Unity Clean Face Wood Fireplace by Acucraft
Brochure Cover – Contact Acucraft for complete brochure, including pricing and specifications
 

Learn more about The Unity Series on our website

 
 
 

Custom Outdoor Gas Fire Pit for TGI Friday’s

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Acucraft partnered with the Architecture + Design, Carlson Restaurants team to develop a gas fire pit for their TGIF restaurant chain. Acucraft enjoys working with customers to co-design unique fire features.
 
The architects came to us asking for a 4′ long custom burner, assuming they would need to provide everything else. Their initial plans, as well as their TGIF concept store, can be seen below.
 
Gas Fire Pit for TGI Fridays by Acucraft
Initial drawings from TGIF
TGI Fridays
Inspiration photo provided by TGIF

We shared with the architects that we could provide the custom burner with ignition system or we could provide them with a complete gas fire pit. Rather than having 5-6 different groups working on small parts, Acucraft Fireplaces was able to design, manufacture, and deliver a complete fire pit. Carlson selected Acucraft to provide the complete gas fire pit to achieve a consistent look worldwide and to greatly reduce the number of trades involved. This decision simplified the process, sped up delivery time, and decreased cost significantly.

 
After reviewing the architects’ initial drawings and concept store, Acucraft presented multiple design options. 

 
Acucraft Drawing 1
Acucraft Drawing 2

At Acucraft Fireplaces, we work directly with the customer. We take the time to understand your concept and initial idea, a critical step in any design project. Our design process is one of discussion, a conversation with our customers, that takes your initial idea and evolves it into a unique, safe, and beautiful fire feature. 

 
The fire pit Acucraft has developed for TGI Friday’s is being installed in restaurants around the country, where store managers are already seeing “50% more walk-in traffic when the fire pits are burning”.
 
Acucraft test burns every fire pit and fireplace before being shipped to the customer. The two fire pits below (right) just entered testing today and will then be on their way to Texas.
 
Test Fire – TGIF Orlando
Test Fire – TGIF Texas
 
Contact Acucraft today if you would like to learn more about our Outdoor Fire products.
 
Special thanks to the Architecture + Design, Carlson Restaurants Team.
 
Happy Burning,
 
 
Acucraft Fireplaces

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