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Alex Lawry

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Fun family games to play around an outdoor fire this Christmas

Posted by Alex Lawry on Dec 14, 2017 12:59:44 PM

An outdoor fireplace
 can be fun for people of all ages so why not throw a party and entertain your family and friends around the fireplace this Christmas?  With the sound of crackling wood and a starry summer night sky, what more could you want?

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Topics: outdoor fireplace

5 reasons to choose a Trendz Outdoor fireplace

Posted by Alex Lawry on Nov 7, 2017 10:36:46 AM


So you've found a Trendz Outdoor fireplace you like, don't worry you're not alone! Our fireplaces have been placed in award winning houses and grace the backyards of some pretty famous Kiwis. Whether you've fallen for the Douglas, Hudson, Burton or Mini Burton there are a couple of extra reasons why you should choose a Trendz Outdoors fireplace.

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Topics: outdoor fireplace

Gas or wood, which is the best outdoor fireplace option for you?

Posted by Alex Lawry on Oct 12, 2017 3:02:54 PM


Fans on either side will claim theirs is the best. From subjective reasoning to practical rationale you're either in the club, or you're out. Even the backyard favourite, the BBQ, isn't immune to the heat of the debate. But which is best for an outdoor fireplace?

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining

Hosting Christmas day with an outdoor fireplace

Posted by Alex Lawry on Sep 18, 2017 11:27:21 AM


Christmas in New Zealand is pretty awesome. When other countries are struggling with snow and freezing temperatures we're playing backyard cricket and grilling meat with a cold beer in hand. Just as our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are defrosting their fingers in front of the fire to restore some feeling we're getting the fireplace crackling to enjoy the balmy summer evening with friends.

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Award winning home featuring a Trendz Outdoor Fireplace

Posted by Alex Lawry on Aug 7, 2017 7:42:50 AM


We're incredibly proud to have had one of our Burton fireplaces featured in the award winning  Belfast Terrace home designed by Mason & Wales Architects and built by Trinity Developments

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Topics: custom fireplace, outdoor entertaining, Building Awards New Zealand

How good indoor outdoor flow will make you money come sale day

Posted by Alex Lawry on Jul 14, 2017 11:33:32 AM


The Kiwi culture is alive with an appreciation for the outdoors. Who hasn't judged a garden on the space available for backyard cricket? How many decks have been judged on their craftsmanship and positioning for maximum sun soaking?

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Topics: outdoor fireplace, outdoor entertaining

10 things you need to know about installing a custom outdoor fireplace

Posted by Alex Lawry on May 15, 2017 9:35:17 AM


Fireplace installation is easier than you'd think. Whether you're looking to have an intimate entertaining area or a statement outdoor piece there are a few considerations to be made when installing your fire. Check out our list of things to consider when installing an outdoor fireplace and you'll be ready in no time to enjoy your first fire.

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Topics: outdoor fireplace nz, custom outdoor fireplaces, designer outdoor fireplace

How to convince your partner you need a Pizza Oven

Posted by Alex Lawry on Apr 5, 2017 11:03:25 AM


Pizza ovens are great fun. Nothing quite gets people gathered together than creating perfect pizzas and sharing secret recipes, stories and a slice with friends.

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Topics: pizza oven, pizza oven nz, why you need a pizza oven

Outdoor fireplaces are growing in popularity in New Zealand

Posted by Alex Lawry on Mar 8, 2017 10:36:38 AM


As a manufacturer of outdoor fireplaces we've seen a steady rise in people searching for 'outdoor fireplaces' in New Zealand. This popularity has come from people who are looking to entertain in style at home, from landscapers looking to offer something different to their clients and developers creating houses with the 'wow' factor.

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace nz

Why buying an outdoor fireplace is better than building one

Posted by Alex Lawry on Feb 17, 2017 2:32:01 PM

Building an outdoor fireplace is a very Kiwi tradition. Go to almost any home with an outdoor area and you'll like see a home-built outdoor fireplace there. Many will look pretty professional too.

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