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I am going to be re-doing my garden at some point, and I love the idea of having an outdoor fireplace built like in the picture here. What do I need to consider? Is it hard to build, maintain etc? Would it be expensive to build? I was thinking it could be rendered blocks or something.

Does anyone else have an outside fireplace?

Cheers Nicola

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  • Posted: Fri. 13th March 2009 10:18

Outdoor Fireplace

Reply from Jason Lock

Hi Nicola, the best garden design/landscaping advice I can offer for this question is set out below.

1. You need to consider if there are any planning restrictions or any potential nuisance issues that you may need to over come.
2. Will it be safe ie not being buit right next to a shed or any other potentially flammable area of the garden.
3. Also consider its aesthetics, although a well designed structure should be designed to look good all year round. How will it look in the dreary days of winter!
4.There are several options some off the shelfbut many bespoke built, as probably the one you show in your picture above. Thet are not difficult to build particularly if concrete block and then rendered.
If you go for a fire bowl check quality of the product - be wary of clay as these can shatter without warning after a period of time which naturally could be dangerous.

Best option would be to contact your local Association of Professional landscaper member at www.landscaper.org.uk

Jason Lock MSGD

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:30

Thanks Jason

Reply from Nicola

All great advice. Yes I wonder how it will look year round - good point. Nicola

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:42