Outdoor Fireplaces - A Style for Every Deck, Patio & Garden
Options for outdoor warmth
Outdoor fireplaces come in a huge variety of styles to suite every patio, deck or garden. One of the most popular of these is the chimenea. Chimenea can come in many different sizes and designs and are made from cast iron, metal or clay. The next most popular choice is the fire pit. Other options include grill islands and patio fireplaces with surrounds.
The fire pit is an outdoor fireplace that is made to resemble a campfire. These are almost like metal or cast iron 'bowls' made to hold fire wood. Some also come on wheels making them easy to move meaning they can be taken just about anywhere, even on camping trips. Most will have a grate included which helps air to circulate between the logs providing oxygen for combustion.
The grates are also removable so that ash can easily be cleaned out. Fire pits are durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures and the weather. They are ideal for toasting marshmallows or cooking hotdogs and a grill can be added for an authentic outdoor cooking experience. Outdoor gas fire pits are also available. Once the burner is set up it can be surrounded by brick or stone to create an authentic look but with the convenience of a gas fireplace.
Outdoor fireplaces can also be built in the style of an indoor fireplace just by adding a surround. These surrounds are normally made from brick and include a direct vent chimney. The most common of these are wood burning fireplaces made with a raised hearth for easy access. Popular equipment includes grills and spits for outdoor cooking.