Cost to Install a Fireplace Unit

Updated: March 2018

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Fireplace Unit Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Slimline linear electric fireplace. Wall mounted. Fire glass or stone bed. Glass front. 5000 BTU output. Connects to existing 120V electrical.
1 unit$810.74$996.57
Fireplace Unit Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install fireplace unit with favorable site conditions. Frame envelope for zero clearance fireplace unit. Level and secure unit to frame. Install weather tight venting fixture. Connect and route exhaust ducting and if needed, electrical supply (available at unit). Inspect and secure permit. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 unit$810.74$996.57
Fireplace Unit Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install fireplace unit including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 unit$810.74$996.57
Fireplace Unit Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Pneumatic framing nailer, 12" miter saw and 3 1/4" electric planer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
1 unit$810.74$996.57
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Fireplace Unit   
Average Cost per Unit  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 unit, the cost to Install a Fireplace Unit starts at $1,431 - $1,752 per unit. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Unlike sites which blend pricing from dissimilar jobs, homewyse estimates are based on the Unit Cost method. This method uses job specific detail for superior pricing accuracy and transparency - and has become an industry standard through publications and guidance of leading trade associations, including: PHCCA, the NKBA, the NECA, the AIA, and the ASPE.


Cost to Install a Fireplace Unit - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of bathroom fireplace new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Fireplace Unit Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Fireplace Unit Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Fireplace Unit Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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