Choosing the right location for your outdoor fire pit will enable you to get maximum enjoyment, as well as ensuring it is situated in a safe place away from potential fire hazards.
Here are our top tips to find the best place in your garden for an outdoor fire pit:
- Make sure the fire pit is situated at least 10 feet away from any structure.
- It is best to place the fire pit on a natural surface such as concrete, stone, gravel, brick or slate or on a fire-resistant composite.
- Be careful placing it on wooden surfaces such as decking, as sparks and flying embers can ignite nearby surfaces.
- Place the fire pit on a flat level surface where the ground is not sloping.
- Consider the prevailing wind direction. You may even need to move the location from time to time as the wind direction changes; which is why a portable fire pit is the best option.
- Fire pits are meant to be enjoyed from all sides, so be sure that there is space enough for chairs all the way around the pit.
- If you do not have a patio, build a brick surface to protect your lawn from being damaged from the heat of the flame.
- Avoid placing the fire pit under a covered porch or where there are low hanging tree branches.
- Having a built-in seating area will keep everyone a safe distance from the flames.
- Always keep an eye on children whenever a fire pit is being used and don’t allow them to get too close to the blaze.
- Remember that ceramic fire pits retain heat – even long after the fire has gone out. Allow the bowl to cool thoroughly before attempting to touch or move it
Whichever location you decide for your outdoor fire pit, Grenadier has a portable, high quality fire pit to suit every situation.