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There’s nothing like an outdoor fireplace when you’re entertaining on the patio. Ideal for roasting hot dogs, marshmallows or just huddling around on a cool night, they are beautiful and functional tools for making the most of your outdoor space.
Three types prevail on the market – wood burning stoves, gas or propane fire pits, or gel / ethanol pits which create a smokeless flame. A wooden model will be cheaper than a propane model, and designer brands can reach over £1000 in price.
Regardless of brand however, a great fire pit will enhance the look of your block paved or pattern imprinted concrete patio no end.
Good models to choose include the wood burning outdoor fire pit range from Weber. The lighting store Lumens carries some modern styles, including Blomus gel fire pits which offer polished stainless steel finishes and frost-proof ceramics.
For hammered copper versions, try the Woodstream range, for a particularly attractive finish and great cooking potential. The Well Travelled Living range boasts urban and minimalist features, and the Asia range offers world influenced and traditional styles. Try Australian company Ecosmart for vent-less fire pits powered by bio-ethanol, but expect to pay for them. Unica Home is popular for high-end designer fires, with top brands including Extremis and Ore.
Don’t rule out stores such as Argos and B&Q or Homebase either, which tend to offer their own branded ranges at excellent prices. Pop a lovely little fire pit at the end of your driveway or patio, huddle around and enjoy the evening in comfort!
In case you missed our earlier post on Fire Pits, here are some of our favourites:
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24th July 2011