Once you’ve created your outdoor living space with a BBQ, some comfy resin weave furniture you just need a source of heating and then your family entertaining space is complete. If you have a cottage style garden we have designs from Chesneys which would be ideal and are not only a heat source but they also incorporate a cooking facility so are perfect for a small space where you don’t have the room for both a heater and a barbecue. For a contemporary, clean, minimalist patio we have heaters to suit from quality European manufacturers such as Morso and Happy Cocooning.
If you don’t like the mess of wood or charcoal the Happy Cocooning fireplaces run off gas. Chesneys stoves take wood but you can use charcoal if cooking, logs tend to flare up and can burn food. Utilising your outdoor space need not just be confined to summer, with an outdoor fireplace and a cosy wrap you can also enjoy the lovely crisp autumn evenings.