Guillotine Door System

An Uplifting Change

All Renaissance fireplaces include a built-in glass door and firescreen. The door is both beautiful and functional. It combines expensive hardware, precision laser fabrication, ceramic glass, and detailed engineering. The firescreen provides a safety barrier allowing users to fully enjoy the crackle of the fire.

Door in Action

The Renaissance Rumford™ 1000 Guillotine Door

With its hideaway door, the Renaissance Rumford model is the ultimate clean-face wood-burning fireplace. The mechanical parts disappear leaving a gorgeous herringbone firebox and a clean canvas for the finishing designer.

Cuts Remaining Emissions by More Than 50%

Once the door closed, emissions plummet from their already low level.  Closing the door increases firebox temperatures which allows even more emissions to be burned off before they can exit the chimney.

Elegant Guillotine Operation

The door of the Renaissance Rumford™ lifts straight up and disappears within the facade above the fireplace.  This door-operating method is much more sophisticated than any typical fireplace.

Industrial Strength, Yet Smooth Functioning

The Renaissance Rumford™ door was designed to be the smoothest operating and most durable guillotine fireplace door ever made.  Thanks to customized hardware, detailed engineering, and precision laser fabrication, the mechanical components are durable enough that they never need to be serviced.

Premium Ceramic Glass

Ceramic glass can withstand temperatures over three times greater than tempered glass and is also much stronger. Ceramic glass also has a light-brown hue instead of the blue/green hue of tempered glass and eliminates virtually all glare from all angles.

Perfectly Counter-weighted to Prevent Slamming

Though heavy in weight, the Renaissance Rumford fireplace door is perfectly counter-weighted and can stay open at any point along its track without slamming up or down.

Built-in Locking Fire Screen

Once raised, the built-in screen locks in place. Lowering the screen is as simple as moving the locking clips and using both hands to bring it down.  Its mesh is fine enough that it won’t obstruct your view of the fire, but is strong enough to stop a rolling log.

Swings Open for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

It was important that the Renaissance Rumford™ door be easy to clean and service long after it is installed and the facing finished.  That’s why the door swings open on a hinge allowing for easy cleaning. Also, the entire door mechanism can be serviced –and even changed out completely– without damaging any of the decorative facing.