5 reasons to choose an
outdoor concrete fire pit
Lightweight concrete is a durable and easy-to-maintain material,
ideal for designing outdoor concrete fire pits to suit your lifestyle and space.
There’s nothing better than gathering around a fire with friends or family while relaxing to the sound of a crackling fire at the end of a long day.
Outdoor fire pits are a stylish and functional addition to any backyard, deck or patio. Coupled with being a source of warmth in cooler temperatures, they also enhance your outdoor living space and furniture.
A fire pit can be constructed from various building materials, so long as they are fireproof and heat-resistant to prevent flames and embers from spreading outside the fire pit.
Concrete is favoured in fire pit design as it is less expensive than stone, glass or marble, and offers low maintenance, easy installation and durability.
To help guide you through the selection and purchase process, here are the 5 reasons to choose an outdoor concrete fire pit:
A VERSATILE MATERIAL
Since concrete is easy to work with, it allows you to pick the shape and size of your fireplace. Get inspired by browsing online and perusing landscaping magazines to discover which fire pit appeals to you.
If you have a large deck, a rectangular fire pit like the one pictured below can serve as the piece de resistance. Both imposing and minimalist, it invites you to gather around it, and you can even rest your wine glass on it.
If you’re looking for a smaller option or softer lines, a cylindrical or bowl-shaped fire pit might be the way to go.
A round outdoor concrete fire pit typically takes up less space and can be used as an accent piece instead of a centrepiece.
Versatility in design, size and shape means you can easily adapt your fireplace to your lifestyle and living space.
EASY TO MOVE AND INSTALL
People choose concrete because of its durability and neutral tones. However, while concrete is a durable material, it is heavier than brick or metal.
A traditional outdoor concrete fire pit weighs a lot and can crack patio slabs. Therefore, certain types of decks require additional reinforcement prior to installation.
Fire pit manufacturers now offer an alternative solution: lightweight concrete. For example, Dekko offers concrete that is 60% lighter than traditional concrete, which means you can safely use it on your deck without reinforcement. With just a little help, you can even move your outdoor concrete fire pit if you feel like changing your outdoor decor.
Lightweight concrete also makes delivery and installation faster and safer. For example, traditional concrete fire pits often require a forklift or special installation procedures, which is not the case with lightweight concrete.
SEVERAL FUEL TYPES TO CHOOSE FROM
While some concrete fire pits are designed to burn wood, increasingly they require other fuel sources such as natural gas and propane.
These options allow you to light your fireplace instantly with a lighter, manage the height of the flame, and safely extinguish the fire when you are finished. There’s no need to wait for the coals to burn like you would with a wood fire.
Between the two, natural gas is generally considered the more practical fuel type, especially when integrating an outdoor concrete fire pit into an existing deck or yard. While it does have to be plugged in, you don’t need a tank for the life of the fire pit.
In comparison, propane offers an easier initial start-up. Simply obtain a tank, just as you would for a barbecue, and light the fire. You can connect your outdoor concrete fire pit to the permanent tank via a wire if you already have an indoor propane fireplace. You can then hire a company to come and fill the propane tank once a year or as needed depending on usage.
A RANGE OF ACCESSORIESWho knew that an outdoor concrete fire pit needed accessories? Whether for aesthetics, safety, or simply to get the most out of your fire pit, several accessories are available.
Here are some available options:
Want to learn more about outdoor concrete fire pits?
If you’re thinking of designing a new outdoor living space or enhancing your current one with a touch of elegance, consider incorporating a lightweight outdoor concrete fire pit. Its neutral tones and clean, modern style suits almost any decor.
When it comes to outdoor concrete fire pits, the experts at Noblio can advise you on the shape, size, fuel type and location that best suits your needs and space.
Noblio will not only help you find inspiration, but also collaborate with you to design a contemporary and functional living space that reflects your image.
Contact our team today to learn more.