With its long days and balmy nights, summer is the perfect time to get out in the garden and spend time with friends and family with an ice cold drink, and preferably, a flaming barbecue! That said, there’s a distinct chill when the sun goes down now, and if you want to stay out in the garden once it’s gone dark an outdoor heater can help you do so comfortably. Here’s our pick of the best outdoor heaters around…
The Karoo Bio-Ethanol Fireplace (£34.99, alfresia.co.uk) is an eco-friendly and attractive outdoor heater which looks a lot more expensive than its price tag suggests. This contemporary fire burns fuel cleanly, so there’s no smoke and no odour, plus, it can be used indoors as well as outdoors.
The Plain Jane Mosaic Band Firepit (from £185, firepitsuk.com) is a good old-fashioned, log burning fire pit with a sturdy but stylish design which looks great in any garden. The fire bowl is a generous 3mm thick compared to 0.6mm for the average barbecue or steel fire pit, and this design comes in a choice of three sizes.
If you love the traditional style of a Mexican chimenea, but want something a little more stylish for the garden, look no further than the curved Maca Steel Chimenea. With a modern design and unique curved shape, this is more of a sculpture than a chimenea! It makes a stunning addition to any garden, and will kick out some serious heat.