Ortal fireplaces are one of the industry's most elite brands. They offer both catalog models and the ability to fully customize a fireplace. They are interior designer's and architect's preferred fireplace manufacturer for commercial and large residential projects.
As of January 2015, new safety guidelines were announced for all direct vent gas fireplaces that require a safety barrier be installed in front of all glass viewing areas. Ortal was one of the first manufacturers to create a double glass enclosure that met these new guidelines. Ortal utilizes a series of blowers inside their fireplaces that move air between the double glass panels. This cools the outer glass temperature to meet the new requirements. This heat barrier solution also allows to hang a TV or artwork within one foot above the fireplace opening.
Tunnel (see-through) fireplaces are visible from both sides while encased in walls or columns. They can be used as a design feature to divide a living area inside a home.
Front facing fireplaces can be integrated into walls and used with various architectural elements. Ortal primarily offers the contemporary linear style fireplace but, does offer a traditional 75x65 Double Brick fireplace. All Ortal fireplaces offer both glass media and traditional log options.
The Space Creator is a unique way to separate living spaces. The Space Creator frequently utilizes Ortal's modern power venting system to create unique designs within the home. This provides the freedom to place the fireplace in areas that would otherwise be prohibited with traditional venting systems.
Big or small, Ortal's built-in three-sided fireplaces are architecturally stunning and are enjoyed from multiple vantage points. These fireplaces differ from the three-sided space creator as they are normally installed against a continuous wall.