Bring some warmth to your summer evenings in the garden and reduce your carbon footprint with eco-friendly, log-fuelled garden warmth.
There’s a wealth of styles and looks — from Gardeco's jaunty iron chimenea, to Novo's simple and modern fire basket — and we found the best and most affordable on the market.
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8 best outdoor wood burners
8 best outdoor wood burners
1/8 Gardeco Billie Small Cast Iron Chimenea in Bronze
This bronze, cast iron wood burner is the ideal size for a patio, and it has a swivel-round BBQ grill as an additional perk for outdoor cooking enthusiasts. The small-ish (38cm) bowl makes it mobile and easy to store when the weather gets colder. £59.50, http://vigano.co.uk/
2/8 La Hacienda Seattle Outdoor Fire Basket
At 50cm wide, this is a sturdy burner with a pleasing steel bronze finish giving it a weathered look. It radiates heat around its circumference and is still small enough to keep in a pocket of your garden. £68.99, amazon.co.uk
3/8 Landmann firepit with weatherproof cover
Not all wood burners generate a lot of heat, but this one with a relatively wide 66cm base, will warm up a group on a patio. The heavy-duty spark guard makes it easy to keep the fire under control. It comes with a poker and waterproof cover but take note, it needs sand in the base. £104.89, amazon.co.uk
4/8 Novo Fire Basket
If you’ve got a crowd in the garden, this fairly small fire basket has breathe-holes on every side making it great for groups to circle around. Sold flat-packed, it’s easy to assemble and the basket is simple to clear out when you’re done. £19.99, amazon.co.uk
5/8 Steel Fire Bowl
The simplicity of this fairly wide (62cm) outdoor steel fire pit is what makes it so inviting; just light a small fire in its base, place the logs on (carefully!) and you’re good to go. Cleaning it out’s easy too. £34.99, waitrosegarden.com
6/8 Direct Designs Square Firepit Brazier
On the larger size, this double-grilled square fire pit and BBQ is less rustic-looking than a lot of burners. With no side-hatches and a heavy-duty spark guard, it’s an ideal choice for those with children or animals around. £90, amazon.co.uk
7/8 Argos Steel wood burner
For £20, this little burner with an attractive basket design, is a bit of a bargain. At 40cm at the widest point, it’s not huge, but it’s simple to assemble and use and it will do the job of injecting some heat into your outside space. £19.99, argos.co.uk
8/8 Tortuga clay chiminea
Not keen on the look of a metal burner? Then this clay chiminea is a pretty alternative and as it’s handmade no two are identical. It comes with a stand and a lid to protect it from the elements. Available in two sizes. £39.99, primrose.co.uk
The steel wood burner is a prime choice with its easy-to-use appeal and simplicity. While the Tortuga clay chiminea has a traditional aesthetic that’s hard to beat, with its homely design.
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