The Joshi gas fireplace safety screen was designed and built with child
safety in mind and can be custom made to fit any natural gas fireplace.
The Joshi puts a safe barrier between the very hot fireplace glass and
your young children. The Joshi is easy to install and will not detract from the look of your fireplace. The screen is made from coated wire mesh and
allows a safe clearance from the glass while making it safe to touch*
The Potential Danger
The glass of a gas
fireplace can reach a temperature of between 200-315°C in 6 minutes.
That sort of temperature gives 3rd degree burns almost instantaneously.
A gas fireplace takes an average of 12.3 minutes to cool down to 100 °C and 27 minutes to cool down to 50 °C
A complete cool down can take an hour or more.
Between 1999 and 2009 an estimated 2,000 children ages 5 and younger
have suffered injuries from gas fireplaces.
Round, screened corners so that young, curious hands do not get
A safe gap between fireplace glass and screen (we typically
recommend a 6" gap which usually provides enough airflow to keep the
Joshi screen safe to touch but we can accommodate almost any
Sturdy magnets for non-damaging yet strong adhesion to your fireplace
*Joshi doors rely on the physical properties of wire mesh to dissipate
heat and they must be built to maintain a minimum 6" gap to ensure
proper air circulation. Some installations do not have the required
clearance to create a 6" gap, in these cases the Joshi screen may
become hot to the touch but in all cases the Joshi screen offers a
protective barrier that is less dangerous and much less hot than the