Choosing the right outdoor heating solution for you
We love spending time entertaining outdoors, but often with our unpredictable weather, it can sometimes feel like 4 seasons in one day and that the opportunities to sit outside in the warmth are few and far between.
If you’re trying to maximise your outdoor space, and make it a warm and inviting sanctuary all year round, then heating is an important addition. When choosing how to stay warm during those beautiful evenings, there are many options open to you. Yes, a blanket will keep you warm but there’s nothing quite like the ambience of a roaring flame. Below we discuss our three wood-fired heating options which can also act as a cooking facility to really spice up your evenings when hosting friends and family. Be the centre of everyone’s conversations with one of our outdoor fireplaces, pizza ovens, or fire pit.
An outdoor fireplace oozes sophistication. It’s a commanding feature in your outdoor entertaining area and invites people to pull up a chair, grab a glass and unwind. Our specially-designed steel firebox draws people inwards with its warmth, while the endless customisation options enable you to make your fireplace unique to your style. All of our fireplaces are wood-burning so you can enjoy unparalleled ambience each and every time.
The chimney flue increases smoke draw, which ensures no one has to experience an encroaching billow of smoke. The swinging cooking grill means flame-kissed entrees can be prepped while your friends and family bask in the golden glow of the logs crackling away.
An outdoor fireplace isn’t just a feature in winter. Ever had one of those long summer nights that you wished would never end? With an outdoor fireplace, those nights can go on and on - just make sure the wine doesn’t run out too quickly!
Wood-fired pizza ovens
Wood-fired pizza ovens are one of the best investments you can make, especially if you’re an avid fan of authentic pizza. Nothing beats a pizza that has just come out of a wood-fired pizza oven - some even say they create pizza perfection.
The oven, which reaches extremely high cooking temperatures, cooks the bottom of the crust with a slightly “charred” exterior, yet the top and centre remain chewy and buoyant. This is unlike a conventional kitchen oven, where the crust will require more time to cook and can become dry and dense. The good news is that pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven take a matter of only a couple of minutes to be ready once the oven is up to temperature.
Pizza ovens are perfectly capable of cooking more than just pizzas. Just like with your regular oven in your kitchen, you can pretty much cook anything you like, all you need is the right tools and to find the right temperature.
Is your mouth watering yet? Same. Another good thing about a wood-fired pizza oven is that even when they’re not lit they are a nice feature for your outdoor living space, not to mention a great conversation starter.
Pizza ovens have a single opening so it’s often the case that anyone not lucky enough to be near the opening will struggle to feel the warmth. Pizza ovens are designed for cooking and things don’t cook so well if the heat escapes very quickly, which means that for those colder nights a pizza oven won’t necessarily give you the warmth you need. Often many of our customers combine a pizza oven with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit!
The fire pit
A fire pit is a practical addition to any outdoor area, and smaller designs can easily be put away or relocated when not in use. It’s often easier for a group to sit around a fire pit when enjoying long conversations in the crackle of the open flames than sitting before an outdoor fireplace. Our fire pit comes with an all-weather cover in case it’s not practical to put it away each time and the sturdy steel structure means it can last no matter the conditions.
You can roast marshmallows over the fire with the kids or settle down with more mature company and simply watch the flames dance in the night. The circular cooking plate, with an innovative drip catcher, means anything can be cooked around the outside. The 360-degree hotplate means everyone can be in on the action, a firm favourite of everyone that gets to enjoy one.
So the much-loved fire pit is an absolute winner. If you're looking for a fire pit with built-in wood storage that kicks out a bit of heat, then this social centrepiece is just for you. For an experience where guests can cook food and enjoy something worth talking about, then our outdoor fire pit is worth discovering.
For fires that can improve your existing outdoor area and elevate your entertaining space to an entirely new level, download our full Trendz Outdoors product catalogue via the link below. Whether you’re looking for fires that will keep your friends and family hunting for excuses to come over time and time again or something for those peaceful nights relaxing, have a look at our extensive range of great outdoor fireplaces.