Monthly Archives: October 2015

Should I use sand, gravel or pumice / lava stones in a clay chiminea?

  A very common question that we get asked is whether you should use pumice stones (aka lava stones), gravel or sand in the bottom of a clay chiminea. So for those new to chimineas you need to add a layer of insulating material in the belly of your traditional clay chiminea (there are modern […]

Chimalin AFC Chimineas – A Brief History

Continuing the theme of getting more background information about new chimineas we now move on to the most exciting innovation of all – Chimalin AFC (Advanced Fire Clay). These chimineas are guaranteed against cracking from heat (not from being dropped!) and even come with a 5 year guarantee from Gardeco the manufacturer. We spoke with Isabelle […]

Helios Chiminea – A Rough Guide

As the Helios cast iron chiminea range has arrived at Chiminea Shop we thought we’d take some time to learn more about these magnificent beasts. We spoke with Isabelle Harris, the MD of Gardeco, to find out what inspired them, and why the Helios chiminea range offers something new to the cast iron chiminea market. What inspired […]

Impossible? A clay chiminea which won’t crack

guaranteed for 5 years… and no curing either.   There’s no denying it, clay chimineas look great.   But not everyone wants the faff of curing it, then forever worrying about it cracking?   It may have actually put you off buying one. But not anymore …   Gardeco have launched a clay chiminea which doesn’t […]