Can I use a chiminea on a wooden deck?

can i put a chiminea on a wooden deck?

Decking is marvellous stuff, giving you a flat, safe surface to sit, lounge, eat, drink, and socialise. So can you use a chiminea on a wooden deck? Yes, you can place a metal or clay chiminea on decking but, as you can imagine, there are some fire safety issues to bear in mind. Here’s how […]

4 modern chiminea designs you’ll love

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The traditional Mexican clay chimenea look is always popular. It goes with every style of outdoor space and the design, with its extra wide mouth, is designed to burn bright, clean and hot. But what if you’d prefer something more modern-looking? Here are four modern chiminea designs to inspire you. The large Botella Mexican chiminea […]

Great reasons to buy a chiminea cover

We sell two types of chiminea cover, one designed to keep clay and metal chimeneas dry and looking good, the other to protect clay chimineas from frost damage. Why bother? Here’s a load of sensible reasons why a chiminea cover is a jolly good idea, whether you’re going for clay or metal. Why you need […]

How to mend a clay chiminea

If your clay chiminea is cracked, not completely broken into bits, there’s a reasonably easy way to repair it. This post explores how to mend a clay chiminea when it has cracked through heat stress, in the frost, or through being hit or dropped. Can I mend a totally broken clay chimenea? Despite being designed […]

Quality chiminea accessories… unpacked!

Are you searching for the best quality chiminea accessories? We sent one of our customers a big pack of fun stuff to get them going, the accessories needed to create fire and cook in their large clay chiminea. Here’s what happened when they unpacked the Gardeco BBQ Grill, Poker, Cook Stick, Toast Fork, Tongs, Thermal […]

Chimenea answers to get you on the right track

Chimenea questions answered

Looking for chimenea answers? You’ve arrived! We sell chimineas. Some are clay, made in Mexico by local craftspeople who’ve been doing it for years. Some are plain, some feature fabulous decoration, but they all work beautifully to warm an outdoor space, keep people cosy outside, and cook luscious BBQ food. Others are metal, designed for […]

Alfresco Living – Plants to Keep the Wind off

alfresco living - garden plants to keep wind off

You can spend time outdoors in comfort all year round when you own a chiminea. But even on a warm summer’s night, a stiff breeze or sneaky wind can soon make you feel less than perfectly comfortable. Luckily there are many ways to create a sheltered spot in your garden for alfresco entertainment, one of […]

What Climate Change Means to Alfresco Living

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Alfresco living. Or, as some spell it, ‘al fresco’. It’s an Italian word, and we don’t really have an English alternative. How come? Because, until recently, the opportunities for enjoying lots of time outdoors with friends and family were fewer in the UK. Global warming is changing things. Climate change is underway and while it […]