Have you been planning to have custom made fire pits in your backyard? Well, you came to the right place because here at Ferrum, we custom build outdoor fireplaces, outdoor steel fire pits, and fire pit ember screens.
The presence of a fire pit in the backyard becomes a desirable element in the home not only because of its purpose but also because of the influence it has on the overall atmosphere of the entire surroundings. Sitting around the fire is a ritual that has been around for a long time and is considered to be one of the finest ways to relax in the winter. As a result, custom made fire pits became popular as a replacement for traditional bonfires.
By having a fire pit, we can spend our outside evenings socializing with our families and friends. The warmth of a fire pit ignites our soul, fosters creativity and discussion, and can be captivating and relaxing while sitting and staring at it during get-togethers. Beyond the warmth and illumination it brings, it can also create a dramatic and romantic mood, which is something that we all appreciate.
Moving forward, to learn about the things to consider when having custom made fire pits, continue reading on!
1. Create a budget and take into consideration the costs.
The first step in any home improvement project, including installing a custom made fire pit, is determining how much money you want to spend on the job. The cost will vary depending on a variety of factors. The materials that you use to construct the fire pit, such as brick, stone, or a high-end stone such as granite, will have an impact on the cost. Firepit bowls, as well as pre-assembled kits, will be an additional expense. Wood-powered kits cost far less than gas-powered models.
2. Be familiar with the local laws and regulations.
Before buying a fire pit, check with your city's building codes and municipal authorities to discover if wood usage is restricted or if outdoor fire pits are prohibited. Firepit placement is often limited by safety restrictions, such as a 10-foot distance from buildings and fences. Some counties may require that your planned location be evaluated by local fire officials for fire safety. If your country has fuel restrictions due to environmental concerns, avoid wood-burning models and instead for smoke-free models powered by propane or natural gas.
Sizes range from small portable to large built-in fire pits. Choose a size and design that fits your budget and location. Built-in units can be 36-58 inches wide and tall. Variable heights allow models to be near to the ground or higher. Choose a model that is either the same height as or slightly lower than a conventional seat height (see table below) (typically 18 inches). The distance between the fire pit and the seats also affects the reflected heat.
4. Positioning and Location
A fire pit cannot be placed almost anywhere. The location must be chosen carefully. To avoid disasters, keep it away from anything that could catch fire. To avoid flame spread, the fire pit should be situated in an open location away from structures, plants, and other flammable materials. The wind direction must also be considered. Ideally, a bespoke fire pit should be located near outdoor kitchens, pools, and patios, where people spend most of the year.
5. Consider the Design
Custom made fire pits are available in a variety of styles and designs. Following the selection of a site and a size, the next step is to consider function. You want a fire pit that is recessed into the earth so that you can enjoy s'mores and other informal gatherings. Were you thinking of incorporating this into a more formal outdoor kitchen setup? Ideally, you'd like a broader ledge for guests to lay their food and beverages on. Does your aesthetic trend toward the modern and sleek or the rustic and earthy?
Acceptable building materials include stone, tile, stainless steel, and copper. Stone is a heavy material, making it ideal for stationary fire pits. Stainless steel is easy to clean, weather-resistant, and rust-resistant, but it is more expensive. Tiles are also great for décor because they are fire-resistant. Copper fire pits are also beautiful. They are safe and look good in your yard because they are powder-coated.
7. Permanent or Portable
Another factor to consider when purchasing a fire pit is whether you like the portability of a portable model or whether you prefer to make an investment in a fire pit that will become a permanent feature in your backyard. Moving around and lighting up different areas of the backyard using portable fire pits is a terrific alternative for renters because they are so lightweight.
8. Determine the Type of Fuel to be Used.
Fuel for a fire pit could be made from wood, natural gas, propane, or gel. Wood is a popular choice, especially for individuals who enjoy the smell of the great outdoors. However, if you choose to utilize wood, make certain that you have a sufficient supply of fuel. Wood-burning fire pits are also more cost-effective than other sources of fuel, such as propane gas or charcoal.
9. Review Safety Concerns
In addition to making certain that your outdoor fire pit is not in the way of any existing structures, making certain that it is positioned or constructed on level ground is critical. To maintain control over sparks and ash when utilizing a wood-burning fire pit, it is necessary to install a metal screen. As previously stated, make sure it is free of overhanging trees or bushes, and keep it away from important sidewalks and paths so that it does not become a nuisance.
10. Coordinate the Design of Your Fire Pit with the Surrounding Landscaping and Architecture.
It is more important to match the style of your bespoke fire pit to the existing environment and architecture. Also, while it is required for portable fire pits, they are usually less expensive and easier to replace. This will result in a spectacular piece that will merge smoothly into your home entertainment environment.
Have Your Custom Made Fire Pits Made from Ferrum Engineering!
That's all there is to it! A list of factors to consider while selecting a custom made fire pit has been provided for your convenience.
Creating high-quality Australian-made fire pits is something we take great delight in. So, give us a call at 0414999646 if you would like us to assist you in designing and building the custom outdoor fire pits of your dreams!