Outdoor Fireplace as an outdoor heater
A terrace heater is designed to heat a large area quickly and, to do this, they must either burn a fuel such as gas or propane or heat an element by converting electricity into heat.
The generated heat is then emitted into the surrounding area. Outdoor patio radiators use
radiant heat rather than fan assisted heat, which you will usually find with indoor radiators.
A standard patio heater will warm the air in all directions. When you buy the outdoor patio
heater, it will usually tell you how far the heat radius will be as well as the heat output in BTUs or watts.
It is necessary to position the heater in a place where it will be most useful. There is no point in placing a portable heater near a wall, for example, if you have room in the center of your deck.
Most outdoor heaters are designed to work outdoors, but if you want to heat a closed patio or patio with a roof or awning, you should pay attention to the heaters to know the kind of heating most suitable for your space.
Many wall-mounted patio heaters are electrically powered and are top-quality boilers if you want to keep the air free of harmful gases.
An outdoor fireplace is a very common and meaningful trend in the world today. They are often used to give an outdoor project a good looking when developing it. And with reason,
because they allow extending evenings in the courtyard by providing light and heat. They also allow extending the seasons in the garden. We will be tempted to spend time outdoors
in the spring and later in the fall thanks to this heat source that brings us together.
The possibilities for the development of an outdoor fireplace are multiple. The design will
be made according to the type of fire you want (wood or gas), the space that is available and the municipal regulations in force. The latter varies according to the municipality where
you are. But generally, it will be required that the fireplace is equipped with a spark arrester. A minimum distance from flammable elements, which is often 3 meters (9.84 feet), must be maintained.
Here are some examples of outdoor fireplaces
We often find this type of stone landscaping among pretty groves of colorful flowers, but they can also be used for the construction of an outdoor fireplace!
Go to the nearest nursery and get some field stones of good size, then place them in a closed circle. Fill the center with small gravel.
Simple, classic and timeless, this fireplace made of painted bricks will become the star of your yard!
To achieve it, you will need bricks, grout, some tools (trowel, level, spatula, paint, roller ..) and a little patience, but the result will be worth it and will be extremely durable.
The concrete still has the dimension in decor, even for outdoor fireplaces! Believe it or not, you can mold your own “bowl of fire” by following these simple steps. A big plus of this project: the concrete is easy to work and is very inexpensive!
Delineate your firebox area using small pebbles and a wooden planks structure. The longer your planks look worn, the more your rest area will look rustic!
Fill your frame with small rocks, then mark a circular space in the center to put the wood. Great result, is not it?
You’re the type to grill sausages, marshmallows and bread on the fire? Make a grill that you can hang over your home!
You can suspend it with a metal support, much like those used to hang planters. You only have to feast!
Circular and Classic
The paved fireplace, a classic! If you have a yard with paving stones, this fireplace model will fit perfectly.
Get some stone in a home improvement center and follow these steps: simple and effective!
For a home that costs almost nothing, choose the cinder blocks! Simple to make, you will need only a few stones and a little gravel to achieve a result with a modern and sleek look.
Beautiful, good, cheap!
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES
Wood fireplaces will be built on the ground with a stone or concrete materials often arranged on the site, or simply with prefabricated metal fireplaces that are placed in place and are generally not expensive.
Gas fireplaces can take many forms. There are larger models that can significantly increase the amount of the project when considering the infrastructure required for their installation.
They can be fed either by a tank (propane) or directly by the entry of
(natural) gas of the property. In both cases, the necessary connections and piping (often buried in the ground), as well as an installation by certified specialists, must be provided.
Gas Fireplace – Linear
Sometimes a more linear-shaped natural gas flame is introduced much better in smaller landscaping or linear gardens, which are more common in urban areas.
It is easy to vary the styles using different materials and to create a very personal look at your relaxation area harmonizing with the layout of your garden.
Small ethanol fireplaces, for their part, are often combined with a table or integrated into a decorative structure and are rather considered as an aesthetic element than a real source
of heat. They have the advantage of being portable most of the time and can therefore easily be moved in the used space, even inside the house.
Ethanol – on the Table
This product gives a trendy retro design to people with less space or who wish to move their home. The use of bio-ethanol makes the use eco-responsible, a product without odor
or smoke. This one is a Cocoon Fire design, but look at your local retailer to find the one that suits you best!
REGULATION AND SECURITY
Before obtaining an outdoor fireplace, you must also know the municipal by-laws and the safety standards. In the city and in several municipalities (such as Montreal, Outremont and Beaconsfield), all fireplaces are completely banned. In municipalities where they are
tolerated, regulations must be followed and some cities require that a permit is requested before use.
It must also be known that the burning of wood can be considered as polluting. They often pollute the air with particles that come out of it.