Solid cast iron firebowl. 22" Diameter
Modern style firebasket / firepit
Stainless steel firebowl with mesh cover
Round Outdoor, foldable, charcoal fire-pit (black)
Square firepit and BBQ
Portable firepit - Oxbox
The fire pit is the ultimate stylish patio heater, open flames and clean black steel lines will create a look of sophisticated socialisation during your next night out on your patio with friends. The fire pit can offer a lot of heat and the best way for everyone to enjoy this to its full potential is to sit around the fire pit as if sitting around a modern campfire! You could even roast some marshmallows to take you back to your childhood days!
Fire pits tend to be exceptionally portable; the lightweight design is usually accompanied by wheels and a handle to move around or place in the shed or garage when the fire pit is not in use.
There are a huge range of potential fire pit designs available so it should be easy to find what you want fire bowls for example are pits which look like a large bowl on legs with a mesh safety cover compared to other trend led styles which look like boxes on contemporary steel legs. On the other end of the scale there are a selection of more traditional rustic themed fit pits which consist of a decorative clay bow on iron legs.
Fire pit Fuel
Typically fire pits can burn a range of materials such as wood, garden waste, briquettes and coal however there are some varieties which are made to only burn firelogs. Fire logs can be bought in most supermarkets or hardware stores for around £3 per log with a 2-3 hour burning time which is usually just what you need. This is a convenient way of using your fire pit without having to buy large bags of wood and coal.
How much does a firepit cost?
The price range of the fire pit is quite varied, you can pick up a basic structure which does the basics for around £30, the more advanced, stylish fire pits with the additional safety features and accessories can be found at around the £150-200 mark.
Most fire pits can be enhanced through the range of accessories available; a popular example is a barbecue grill. Placed on the top of the fire pit this grill transforms your fire into a handy barbecue, perfect for those summer evenings! There are also a variety of products which help you take care of your fire pit such as weather-proof covers and safety barriers.
For those with young children and pets a chiminea would generally be unsafe due the amount of heat that is produced, the fire pit is a viable alternative to those looking for an outdoor heater using real fire. Many of the modern fire pits come with safety covers and the outer surface does not conduct heat, staying cool and preventing many accidental burns from brushing past the fire.
Although some fire pits will look similar to the various open indoor fires you can purchase for your home these are not to be used indoors.