Need info on building a fireplace or other Romanstone kit. Look to the information below. You can also find all this information on the footer of every page. If you think of a question while browsing our site, you can get to these same files from our footer links. Click here for our complete Kit PDF library. It contains every availble download.
Willard Planning Guide with Footprints and Dimensions
Concrete and Gravel Base Instructions
Photos of a Fremont Being Built Step-by-Step
What do I need to do if I am building on existing concrete?
If you are building on a pre-existing concrete pad, or one much larger than your fireplace footprint, be sure to form or cut expansion joints around the fireplace. This will ensure that the weight of your structure does not crack your concrete pad. You can practically hide the expansion joints if you choose. Simply lay out the first course of blocks. Tightly mark around them with a permanent marker. Remove the blocks. Use a concrete saw to cut along the lines outlining where the blocks will go. When you re-position the first course, the blocks should hide the expansion joints. This will give your fireplace its own pad to rest on. When movement or settling occurs, this pad will move independently of your main slab. This will minimize or eliminate cracking of your main pad due to the constant weight of the fireplace. Concrete slabs are typically finished with a slope for drainage. If you are going to use such a pad as a foundation, you will probably have to lay the first course of blocks in a bed of mortar. This will allow you to lay your blocks level. Our good friends at quikrete have an excellent video on laying the first course of blocks on an existing concrete slab HERE.
These are the interactive PDFs we send you after making a purchase. These PDFs are a library of helpful documents that might be needed when building your kit. You can scan the QR codes if printed, or click on the code to open the corresponding PDF. These PDFs include all instructions, planning guides, base instructions, gas log info, and more.
Fremont PDF Library
Princeton PDF Library
Rockwell PDF Library
Willard PDF Library
Latessa Fire Pit Instructions
Seat Wall Instructions
Circle Kit Pattern
We only ship within the Contiguous US. Shipping is included in the price for the contiguous United States. In marketing words, shipping is FREE*.
*We now have the dreaded asterisk. After hundreds of successful online shipments, it has come to our attention that there are some places in the contiguous US that freight companies can't (or won't) deliver to. Who knew these places still existed? Yet, the US is a huge country, and we can't possibly know all these hidden nooks in our great land. I don't want you to worry about some bait and switch. This is very rare. We are just withholding our right to not ship to certain addresses. Basically, if you are a half days drive from a trucking terminal, you are okay. If a truck can't drive to and from your address in a day, it can't be delivered by standard means. **Very Rare**
Due to the nature of our product(s), your order will be delivered curbside in a large freight truck. They will have a pallet jack to assist you in moving your delivery. Pallets are 40"x 48" and weigh up to 2000 pounds each. Most orders contain between 3-8 pallets of material, so please have ample room for your order. The pallets will be lowered and placed on the ground in the street at the end of your driveway. Adequate room should be available for a large freight truck to maneuver. You will probably want a friend or worker to help you with your delivery.
"Curbside" means what it sounds like it says. The trucks will have a lift-gate that will lower the pallets at the side of your curb. The drivers will also have a pallet jack to help move the pallets once off the truck. The pallet jacks are limited in the scope of their delivery. Pallet jacks CANNOT DELIVER ON GRAVEL. Therefore, THE DELIVERY TRUCK MUST UNLOAD ON CONCRETE OR ASPHALT. We cannot deliver to addresses on gravel roads.
Refunds will not be issued for order refusal due to delivery method.
Several factors determine your delivery time. All orders (usually) leave our facility in 7-12 working days. We contract outside carriers to ship your kit curbside with lift-gate service. Once ordered, our dispatcher will contact you and give you all the shipping info and tracking numbers and a more specific timeframe. As a rule of thumb, It takes between 5-10 additional working days to be delivered to you. These kits are tons of material delivered as freight on multiple pallets. Please note, freight delivery is not like UPS dropping a box at your front door.
Learn to build and customize with Orion blocks
Orion Block makes hardscaping simple
Orion is a unique block. It creates straight and curved features with ease. It even makes 45° corners. Orion also eliminates cuts to save time and money. That is why we use it on all our kits. If you are thinking about customizing a kit, you need to learn the ropes. We can't build it for you, but you can build it yourself! Check out the guide and video for more information.