Fire pits are the epitome of a perfect night spent outdoors with friends and family. They provide heat, light and a cosy atmosphere and can even be used for BBQs and cooking if they include a table or grill. However, most aren't intended for decking or other flammable surfaces, so bear that in mind when you're planning your fire pit seating ideas!
You'll find fire pits made from stone, iron or steel and fuelled by gas, coals, or as a wood burner, so to help you decipher which to go for we've been through sites like Amazon and eBay to find the best products by reliable brands. The best bit? You can have them delivered right to your garden with just a few clicks.
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Fire pits aren't just loved for their practicality – they also add to the decor of your garden to make it more homely. The design you go for may be down to your own tastes, but some will be more suitable for your intended use than others.
For instance, placing a bowl-shaped fire pit in the middle of a group of garden chairs is the perfect centrepiece for lush summer evenings. However, an enclosed basket may better suit households with children or pets. Alternatively, if you have a family who loves a BBQ dinner, you may wish to consider a fire pit table.
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Make sure that you get to enjoy the luxuries of a fire pit for as long as possible by checking the material used to make it. The best materials to look out for are stainless steel, cast iron, or a combination of concrete and fibreglass. All of these materials are long-lasting, durable in harsh weather conditions, and they don't rust easily.
In general, steel is much lighter than iron so will make for a more portable fire pit. You'll notice that very decorative or detailed concrete and fibreglass fire pits will cost a fair bit more than a standard stainless steel design.
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The fire pits on our list can be fuelled by propane gas, coal, and wood. Choose the right fuel by first checking out your surroundings, budget, and set up.
Don't forget, you may need to use firelighters to get your fire started!
Take a look out of your window and try and figure out your preferred spot for your new fire pit, as this will help you choose the appropriate size and weight. You should think about whether you'd like it to go on the floor, and if so, which, or perhaps on a table top.
If you do want to use your fire pit as a centrepiece, make sure that it weighs no more than 5 kg, and check that its size will properly fit on the surface you want to place it on. In addition, if the pit weighs over 30 kg, it's more of a semi-permanent fixture so you should make sure that it's placed somewhere it can stay throughout the whole year.
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Kennocha Extravagant Garden & Patio Heater Fire Pit
The Perfect Fire-Pit-Come-Ice-Bucket for Garden Parties and BBQs
Square Fire Pit and BBQ Grill｜GH028
A Multi-Use Fire Pit Made of Durable Steel, Complete With a Safety Lid and Accessories
Round Fire Pit Bowl
Made From Concrete Fibreglass, It’s Attractive, Multi-Functional and Has a 2 Year Warranty
A Stable and Safe Fire Pit for Families With a Practical Tray and Space for a Grill
An Affordable Lightweight and Portable Fire Pit With Storage Bag - Ideal for Camping and Garden Parties
Fire Pit Table｜HF42708AA-UK
A Luxury Choice With a Smokeless Flame and Perspex Glass Cover
Fire Pit ｜FS01
A Modern, Steel Fire Pit Complete With a Stand and Storage, Perfect for Small Gardens
An Easy to Assemble Steel Design Complete With Accessories That Creates a Long, Even Burn
Round Metal Fire Pit Bowl｜FB8100030
An Affordable and Shallow Fire Pit Ideal for Counter Tops and Small Spaces
Large Fire Bowl ｜FF44
A Small but Durable Fire Bowl in a Nostalgic Black Cast Iron Design
This chic design features a round frame with marble tiles, ideal for resting your plates, drinks, and food when barbecuing. You can choose either coal or wood for this fire pit, and its long, sturdy legs put it at a good height for almost any surface.
There's plenty of helpful extras included too: a poker tool, a grill, a safety mesh lid, and even a waterproof protective cover. But perhaps our favourite feature about this table is that it can be used as an ice bucket too! We think it'd make a fantastic addition to any garden party or outdoor gathering.
Made of a solid and durable steel construction with a painted black finish, this multi-purpose fire pit can also act as a heater or BBQ, and it includes all of the necessary extras. Plus it comes with a mesh safety lid to keep any embers from blowing around the garden.
It is also conveniently-sized and lightweight enough to move or store away when not in use. As it is so low to the ground, it is especially important that you place this far away from any flammable flooring like wooden decking!
This stylish fire pit is sure to bring joy whether you host a get together or enjoy a peaceful evening watching the sunset. Made from concrete fibreglass, it has the attractive look of a stone decorative bowl when not in use.
It is also multi-functional, doubling as a BBQ. Included with this fire pit is a grill rack, protective mesh spark- guard and poker. As well, there is a manufacturer 2 year warranty which gives you real peace of mind.
This fire pit is clean and stable with a practical tray for collecting fallen ash which will protect your lawn or tiles. Due to the bar framing (allowing plenty of aeration) you'll notice an even flame and consistent fire.
The handles on both sides can be used to move to different locations in your garden when the fire pit is cool. You can also place a grill on top so you can use it for a BBQ too, making it perfect for different occasions with family and friends.
This black steel fire bowl is handily portable with its foldable legs and carry bag / storage bag. It comes with a host of useful accessories for al fresco BBQ cooking - a mesh lid to stop flyaway sparks, a metal grate for wood, a cooking tool, grill handles and a grill rack.
However please do be aware that it will not remain black and shiny after its first use (but at least then you will look like a seasoned fire pit user) and also note that you do need to site it on a non-flammable surface before lighting.
Made from fibreglass-reinforced concrete, this fire pit screams luxury. It's easy to light, producing a clean, smokeless propane gas flame. This product also includes a 3-metre hose with a regulator, a lightweight cover and a perspex glass cover.
The gas tank is sold separately, and you'll need to position the tank externally so bear this in mind when figuring out where to site this heavy fire pit. But we think it's the perfect addition to a spacious (and glamorous) garden!
This modern design holds a steel bowl on a tall stand made from stone. The stand not only looks good, but can be used as storage for a wood stack, making it a match for smaller gardens or those low on space.
The height is suitable for seating areas as it isn't too tall, and the fire bowl is raised high enough for it to be placed on almost any surface. Just make sure that there's no risk of pets or small children knocking it over!
Add atmosphere and plenty of warmth with this durable fire pit, made from rust-proof steel. The design of this fire pit allows the air to continuously flow, ensuring the fire burns at an even pace.
It is easy to assemble and lightweight making it extremely portable. Included with this fire pit is a waterproof cover, safety mesh lid and firestick. A fantastic fire pit but it is more costly than some of the other fire pits on our list.
This simple, shallow fire pit bowl has a compact diameter of 57 cm and stands 16 cm tall, so it's ideal for smaller spaces or as a table top fixture - but do ensure that there is a heat resistant surface underneath it!
Its pleasingly simple design and plain black coating makes it a viable addition to your garden patio area, whatever style you're going for. Be warned however that the outer coating will not remain sleek for long, once in use.
This short, robust fire bowl is made from black cast iron and is great for those cool evenings in the garden. Create a nostalgic, campfire-esque atmosphere with this eye-catching fire pit, keeping the surrounding air warm for hours at a time.
Customer reviews highlight its simple and elegant finish as well as it being very easy to assemble. Although it is a very sturdy and reliable option and should last many a year, the initial investment may be a little expensive for some due to its smaller size.
No. 1: Centurion Supports｜Kennocha Extravagant Garden & Patio Heater Fire Pit
No. 2: Green Habitats｜Square Fire Pit and BBQ Grill｜GH028
No. 3: VonHaus｜Round Fire Pit Bowl
No. 4: Relaxdays｜Fire Bowl｜10026548
No. 5: La Hacienda｜Camping Firebowl｜58106
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