Support of Hearth

(1)  Except as permitted in Sentence (2), the fire chamber floor and hearth shall be supported on a reinforced concrete slab not less than a 100 mm thick at its supports and, if cantilevered, not less than 50 mm thick at its unsupported edge.


(2)  A hearth for a fireplace with an opening raised not less than 200 mm from a combustible floor is permitted to be supported on that floor provided the requirements of Clauses to of CAN/CSA-A405-M, “Design and Construction of Masonry Chimneys and Fireplaces”, are followed.

Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   O. Reg. 332/12: BUILDING CODE ( © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2021