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10 best patio heaters

Whether you’re after a rustic-looking wood burner, an efficient electric heater or a firepit that doubles-up as a barbecue, we find the contraptions to keep your outdoor space cosy

English summer days can be fantastic. But fear not if it all gets a bit chilly as the world of patio heaters is expanding all the time, enabling you to stay outdoors longer.

Not sure which one to choose? Whether it’s gas, electric or good old fashioned fire, our round-up has it covered. And whether you’re after a tabletop model, such as Fishpools Tabletop Electric Patio Heater, or a chimenea, like La Hacienda’s small clay one that doubles up as a barbecue, we have them all.

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For traditional fire heaters, you can’t go wrong with the Dancook Fireplace. Yes, it’s pricey for a fire pit, but it looks amazing and is built to last. For an electric heater, our vote goes to La Hacienda Carbon Fibre Freestanding Patio Heater. And for a bargain heater, we’d recommend the IKEA Broko.

Buy now

1. Dancook Fireplace, £189.99

2. Fishpools Tabletop Electric Patio Heater, £189

3. Weber Fireplace, £99

4. IKEA Broko, £25

5. La Hacienda Small Clay Barbecue Chimenea with Cooking Grill Yellow, £69

6. Landmann Garden Patio Heater, £74.20

7. La Hacienda Carbon Fibre Freestanding Patio Heater, £149

8. Colorado Chimenea, £105

9. Blooma Silene Mosaic Fireplace Table, £99

10. Sealey Infared Quartz Patio Heater, £80.73