10 best outdoor heaters

Need some extra heat for spring evenings? We find backyard décor that can keep you snug and your home stylish

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We've tried and tested a range of chimeneas, fire pits and other patio heaters to bring you the most effective - and chic.

1. Chimenea Spanish Scroll BBQ: £62, Primrose

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If you want one-of-a-kind décor, this one is a steal with its genuine Mexican craftsmanship and rustic yet elegant look. The stone coloured chimnea is handmade with high specification, and its petite frame is suited for smaller sized gardens.
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2. Gardeco Ellipse Medium Chimenea: £81, Wayfair

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No need for roaring flames, the white clay chimenea retains warmth and radiates the heat. The round shape and glaze finish may seem peculiar at first glance, but the unique structure makes it one of the easiest chimeneas to light and the most efficient burners.
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3. Malmo Steel Chimenea and Log Store: £89, amazon

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Not everyone loves traditional chimneas. Here you get a unique pyramid design, sturdy stainless steel construction, and a storage shelf to boot. And the large open mouth of the fireplace is perfect for toasting marshmallows with your closest friends.
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4. Colorado Chimenea: £144, amazon

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Who says chimeneas cannot be practical and stylish? Bring heat and ambiance into your garden with a modern chimnea that features a contrasting silver metal topper. This polished burner will give your backyard a minimalist look.
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5. The Soleil Chimenea Bronze: £189, amazon

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The Aztec-inspired decorations with illuminating sun rays can provoke a ghost story or two by the fire. The bronze finish makes this Mexican chimenea the perfect gem for your outside gatherings.
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6. Phoenix Flower Steel Fire Pit: £219, amazon

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You will be the envy of your neighbours with this burner’s sturdy and beautiful appearance. The copper gives the fire pit an edgy twist and durability. As an added bonus, there are holes in the bottom of the copper to drain any water that gets into the pit.
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7. Copper Fire Pit: £275, amazon

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You will be the envy of your neighbours with this burner’s sturdy and beautiful appearance. The copper gives the fire pit an edgy twist and durability. As an added bonus, there are holes in the bottom of the copper to drain any water that gets into the pit.
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8. All-weather woven patio heater: £167, Wayfair

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Ok, this one is pricey, but this towering woven heater is special and can mesh well with outdoor wicker décor. Its 20-ft. circle of radiant heat provides fresh air in any season, and the double-tiered dome directs heat downward and outward.
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9. Ecosmart Mix Fire Bowl: £680, House Of Fraser

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If you are eco-conscious, this is for you. The clean-burning bioethanol fuel allows you to enjoy the warmth of this elegant fire bowl without smoke, soot, or ash. Not to mention its contemporary design and neutral palette can match with any outdoor furniture.
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10. Empire Patio Heater: £500, John Lewis

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You will be impressed by the warming performance of this patio heater engineered in Italy. The obelisk shape commands attention, and the Empire used to be reserved for Europe’s hottest clubs and cafes. But now you can get your hands on it.
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Verdict
For a super-stylish chimenea for under £200, that won't look out of place in a modern-looking garden, we like the Colorado. For something a out-of-the-ordinary that will wow your neighbours, try the Phoenix Flower fire pit.
 

 

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