Nothing beats the warmth and the sweetness of a crackling fire on a cold afternoon. There’s just something about an open fire so fiercely inviting and utterly captivating to the senses. The idea of an outdoor firepit not only serves as a place to warm up on a cold evening, it’s also a great way to entertain your guests while toasting marshmallows or sipping hot cocoa.

Upgrade your entertainment area with a fire pit installation and your guests will never want to leave. A firepit in your garden will create the perfect retreat while waiting away those evening load-shedding hours.


Before installing your firepit, start with determining the location. You will need to find the perfect place in your garden for the firepit.

Take care not to choose a spot with overhanging trees, as they can suffer heat damage over time.

You might even want to get insights from a designer to help you plan and execute your firepit idea.


How to build a firepit

Gas or wood-burning

There are a number of different options to explore if you are looking to get a firepit installed in your garden.

For example, you may be looking at a smokeless pit because you don’t want smoke sticking to your nice clothes.

Here, your best option is to invest in a gas pit as opposed to a wood-burning pit.

Gas pits produce very little smoke and are super easy to clean and maintain.


How to choose a fire pit that is good value for money


The landscape around your firepit is just as important.

You will spend more time around the firepit in a comfortable seating area surrounded by beautiful landscapes. So really take time to plan what you want your entertainment area to look and feel like.

If you are digging your own firepit ‘DIY style’, make sure you are doing so in an area without any underground cabling.


In our more modern world, the experience of huddling around a firepit with close friends invites a sense of nostalgia for the simplicity of country living.

For those who enjoy camping, a firepit brings that same outdoor feeling of being in communion with nature without having to leave your home.

While entertaining indoors has its fair share of charm, outdoor entertainment is a great way to get together even in the chilly winter months.


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