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Our 5 favourite outdoor fireplace projects from 2021

This year has come with many highlights for our team and as it draws to a close we wanted to share a few of our favourite projects to help you see just what a year it has been. As so many projects were standouts, narrowing the selection down was not an easy task, but a few did stand out as particularly memorable.

The biggest highlight of the year was, of course, the launch of our Twin Peak outdoor fireplace, which was warmly welcomed by many and installed in a number of new homes throughout New Zealand. As one of the largest precast fireplaces in New Zealand, this new fireplace has taken backyard luxury to a whole new level and we can’t wait to see more customers enjoy this spectacular centrepiece in their backyard settings.

Like last year, we were again met with lockdowns, but as more people took the opportunity to invest in their homes, we have been able to manufacture and deliver another record number of outdoor fireplaces to houses all across New Zealand. It hasn’t just been Kiwis that have enjoyed a growing number of our outdoor fireplaces, Australia has also received several shipments. Our Australian suppliers have been working very hard and have been busy delivering to households over the ditch throughout the year.

With the year’s end creeping closer, let’s check out our top 5 outdoor fireplace projects from 2021.

Expedition Earth | Twin Peak outdoor fireplace

Trendz Outdoors at Faraway Cove

Since it is our newest outdoor fireplace, it should come as no surprise that the Twin Peak begins our list of the top 5 outdoor projects from 2021. This particular project saw our new fireplace used in collaboration with a couple whose vision was unique. The installation of this outdoor fireplace, for Topher and Bridget from Expedition Earth, has to be one of our absolute favourite projects in 2021. The fireplace was installed at their clifftop tiny home called Faraway Cove.

The location of this delivery proved to be a real challenge due to the size of the fireplace and the remote location. However, it wasn't a challenge the team at Trendz Outdoors couldn't handle! The fireplace will no doubt be a favourite for anyone who visits this wonderful location. To discover more about this luxury hideaway, you can read about the project here

Westwood properties

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Westwood Property Group is a well-respected property development company led by Steve Pilbrow based in Masterton, in the Wairarapa. For their latest show home at ‘The Barracks’, the Burton fireplace was chosen to give the outdoor area the prestigious feel that it deserved, to complement the rest of the build.

The classic black finish with complementing concrete woodboxes meant that the fireplace didn’t overwhelm the space, yet enhanced the stunning landscape perfectly. A seamless indoor/outdoor flow was also achieved by bringing the black accents found inside the house, to the outside.

Graveyard Road

Outdoor fireplace - Graveyard Road

The outdoor fireplace at Graveyard Road is a great looking feature that blends perfectly with the Central Otago scenery and the natural schist cladding. This home was designed with entertaining in mind and for this project, Dave and Suzanne, the owners of Alexandra Stone, chose the Burton fireplace. Because of the simplicity of installing a precast concrete structure into a large schist wall without having to worry, a Trendz Outdoor fireplace was a natural choice. Confident that the fireplace was going to perform to the level an outdoor fireplace is expected even when built into the large feature wall, the pair are over the moon with the result. With the black chimney and steel box being the only part of the fireplace seen, we think the Burton outdoor fireplace enhances this space perfectly. 

Marino Downs

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Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Mackenzie Basin region, the Merino downs development is made up of 35 generously sized sections. In order to give the project the vast feeling that this magnificent region is so well known for, and so buyers could enjoy the views, an outdoor fireplace was deemed essential. The extreme climate called for an outdoor fireplace for their first home (the show home), to be built on the land. The Burton fireplace was chosen because the design fitted in well with the house and the ability for them to be able to lift it into place and finish it the way the developer wanted were key considerations.

The developers chose to add a concrete hearth and custom wood boxes with stone cladding to amplify the natural look of the outdoor area. The added louvre roof enables this outdoor space to be enjoyed all year round, no matter the weather conditions.

South Pacific

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The Burton fireplace with concrete chimney, 600mm wood boxes and full-width concrete hearth resulted in this popular set-up for Julian Peach from South Pacific Landscapes. The fireplace is situated in a stunning poolside location giving a welcoming option for warmth after a summer evening swim. No doubt this area was one of the great influencing features that earned Julian and his team the well deserved 2021 Gold award for Residential Landscape Construction at the Registered Master Landscapes awards.

There were still many more projects that should have made the list, despite only a few being selected for 2021. If you would like to view more Trendz Outdoor Fireplace projects then we suggest visiting our gallery or downloading our free style guide. Both are full to the brim with a large selection of fireplaces sure to get you inspired and excited for the new year ahead.

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