I just put in an order for an Avalon Ranier 45 insert and I'm going to need a heat shield for the mantle but want to avoid the need to use the surround panels. The guy at the shop said I could go to a sheet metal fabrication place and have a custom shield created that would be more attractive and doesn't require use of surround panels. I've searched this site for pics of this kind of thing but didn't find much. (though I love this site!) I'm trying to visualize how a custom shield would be attached to the face of the fireplace (or mantle) so if anyone has any pics of this sort of thing, I'd appreciate seeing what you've got. Thanks!