A lot of people love to gather near a fire place and enjoy the warmth and company. Modern times have evolved the use of the common fire pit. It is no longer for cooking, unless you are roasting marshmallows and hotdogs, but more of a leisure area or an additional room of attraction of the backyard. We always look for more stylish and sustainable products. If you are a sociable person who likes to invite family or friends over, a custom outdoor fire pit and a custom BBQ pit is the perfect choice for you. With everything happening today, the pandemic has prohibited us from simply travelling to our local park to unwind and have fun as a family but with a custom outdoor fire pit, a simple get together in the backyard would be a great activity for the kids and the adults. Drinking beer and wine accompanied with the warmth and light of the fire place while the children play on the grass and a simple delicious meal where everyone can be involve in preparing with your custom BBQ pit.
BENEFITS OF A CUSTOM OUTDOOR FIRE PIT
SOCIAL HOT SPOT
A simple gathering around the fire pit with beer and wine and some music is a great conversational function area for sophisticated parties and gatherings.
A YEAR ROUNDER
A great space for leisure on the warm days but provide warmth on chilly nights.
Whether you intend it for general sense of calmness or serenity or provide both depending on what you feel.
LITTLE TO NONE MAINTANCE
This doesn’t require an everyday thorough cleaning. A broom, some power washing and you’re all set for the next party.
With the right budget and plan, you won’t spend more than what you think. It is an affordable investment.
Before diving into planning on creating a custom fire pit there are questions first you need to address: 1. Is the fire pit part of the overall renovation project or just an added feature to an existing area? 2. What kind of fire pit would I like? 3. What is the fuel source? 4. Is the fire pit going to be permanently installed or not? If you already have an answer to all those questions then you can continue on planning and creating your own custom fire pit and custom BBQ pit.
Here are some professional tips on how to create your custom outdoor fire pit:
- CONSIDER THE MATERIALS YOU WANT TO USE.
You need to plan on what materials you are going to use in your custom fire pit and custom BBQ pit. If you go for a metal bowl you need to consider that the bowl will get hot from the fire and if you are thinking about adding safer material then a layer of fire bricks would do the job, just be mindful not to use sedimentary rocks as they could explode due to the air bubbles they contain. Try to gather more information on the best rocks to use for this type of work.
- WHAT FUEL SOURCE AM I GOING TO USE?
It is vital that you make sure you know what type of fuel you are going to use for your pit. If you are considering to burn natural gas then you should install your pit where a gas line can be installed and if you are considering a wood-burning pit then you should make sure to put a screen over it to prevent sparks coming out and causing fire and burns and make sure that is not situated under a flammable area.
- DECIDE WHETHER PERMANENT OR PORTABLE.
If you’re contemplating on a portable custom outdoor fire pit or BBQ pit then it is important for you to buy a stand for the fire pit bowl. If you’re considering a permanent installation then a wood-burning or natural gas type of fuel pit would be the best fit for the job. As mentioned above you need to use heat-resistant materials to construct the fire pit’s external structure to prevent cracking and crumble that would lead to expensive repairs.
- MAKE SURE IF A PERMIT IS NECESSARY OR NOT.
A building permit is needed for any renovation projects but this depends on which residential area you live in. the best thing to do is try to contact the necessary departments to make sure we are not breaking any laws.
- INSPECT THE AREA WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO PLACE YOUR PIT.
It is the most important thing to make sure before doing anything. This will prevent any fire accidents and causing damage to your property or the neighbours. Make sure that you remove all dry bushes and leaves when installing and always keeping it away from any highly flammable materials as possible. Always be attentive when dealing with fire as this can cause burns and even endangering human life.
If you need the professional help and advice, Ferrum is the best company to do so. With years of experience they now more about custom outdoor fire pits and the like better than anybody. Always keep in mind on what is important and never take short cuts for this will only result in more expensive repairs and addition the following years. Always seek advice from the professionals who know how to deal with this kind of projects. It is better to pay a few hundred more on consultation and construction than paying more for the repairs or other bills.