We are a full-service general contractor. We are experts at fireplaces refacing, remodels, installations, etc. During a reface, we can add wiring for plasma/LCD tv above your fireplace, or outlets for your Christmas do-dads, or a beautiful gas log set to make your fireplace just perfect. We also offer custom tile work for that special project in your home (entryways, bathrooms, etc.).
But it doesn't stop there! Over the past 28 years, we have grown to do most all tasks.
We have very high standards when it comes to quality, and as the old saying goes,
"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."
Because of our high standands, we won't stop at the fireplace, we want our work at the fireplace to shine and be surrounded by other beautiful work. With that in mind, we can remodel the whole room: texturing the walls, removing popcorn ceilings, install wood or stone flooring, add baseboards, crown moulding, add can lights, replace old windows and just about anything else! We also do kitchen remodeling, from floor to ceiling.
We have many customers and references that are delighted to share their experience with Oakland. And many are gracious enough to share their homes in showing off our work. Please give us a call, we're always happy to share our references.
When it comes to quality, knowledge and service, trust Oakland to treat you right!
Oakland Custom Built Gas Log Sets
Below are a few of the gas log sets that Oakland can install in your fireplace for just the right touch!
Ash dump - Some fireplaces have an enclosed system, called the ash dump, for conveniently clearing ash from the hearth so that you don't have to carry it through the living areas.
Chimney - The chimney, which is sometimes called 'the stack' is the part of the system that carries smoke and other byproducts of the burning fire (such as hot air, gases, and minute, unburned particles) upward, through the roof of your house, and out into the atmosphere. A chimney may be made of various materials, including brick, clay, concrete, and insulated stainless steel.
Damper - The damper, which often resembles a plate, is actually a movable device that spans the lower end of the smoke chamber to open or close the flue.
Firebox - The firebox holds the burning fuel and fire. Sometimes called the fire chamber.
Flue - A passageway called the flue carries the byproducts of burning fuel - heat, smoke, gases and unburned particles - to the outside air. A chimney flue is the shaft within a chimney.
Hearth - Technically, the hearth is the term that refers the floor of the firebox, although many people refer to the fireplace itself as 'the hearth'. Maybe that's because the hearth can extend beyond the firebox and into the room just in front of the fireplace.
Lintel - The lintel is a horizontal support that spans the top opening at the front of the firebox.
Mantel - A mantel is a shelf or other facing ornamentation that is mounted above and across the fireplace. Also referred to as the 'surround'. Mantels are made from a variety of materials, usually wood, but often from natural stone, cast stone or other materials.
Mantel cap - A mantel cap is a facing ornamentation that is just a shelf, with no 'legs' or 'surround'.
Mantel legs - Mantel legs are the pieces of a mantel that 'surround' or go vertically on both sides of the fireplace, connected to the mantel cap.
Smoke chamber - This is the area between the damper and the beginning of the flue.
Throat - A narrow opening located over the firebox, the throat aids the flow of smoke, gases and flames into the smoke chamber, and eventually out through the chimney.
Smoke shelf - The floor at the back of the smoke chamber is called the smoke shelf.
Surround - Surround is the word that refers to the facing ornamentation mounted at the sides and top of the fireplace opening.
Click on picture to see a graphic of a masonary fireplace
Click on picture above to see a graphic of a modern 'zero clearance' fireplace.