Guide to Buying an Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace

Adding an outdoor bio-ethanol fireplace or gel burner to your garden or patio is a great way to create a dynamic outdoor living space.  Included in this range are small table top designs up to full size fire tables and fire pits which will generate some heat on a cool summer evening.

Guide to Buying an Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace

There are many styles of Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace on the market and choosing the correct model is critical to ensure that the fire gives you what you want. Factors to consider when buying include the cosmetic look, the safety aspects, portability, the heat output, running costs, fuel type and burn time.

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What to consider when buying an Outdoor Bio-Ethanol Fireplace

Before buying an outdoor bio-ethanol fireplace ask yourself these questions and make a list of your requirements:

  • Portable? Do you want to use the fire in different locations? If yes the weight and size needs to be considered. The supplier will quote dimensions and weight.
  • Heat Output? Do you need the heat or is it decorative? The supplier will quote a heat output as part of the sales literature. The heat generated by this type of fire, when used in an open outdoor space will be negligible and for that reason it will be mainly decorative. There are some large fire table available that may quote some heat benefit however the running costs of these will be restrictive to most users. The bigger the burner the more fuel that will be used, with an average cost of £4/liter, if heat is not an issue choosing a smaller burner will reduce the running costs.
  • Safety? The area where the fire will be used needs careful consideration to ensure safe clearances to combustible materials and the fire cannot be knocked over. The unit should also include some method to protect the flame from being touched or being blown by air movement, like glass panels. Outdoors there may be people moving around or children playing therefore the positioning should take this into account.

Read our technical guides listed below for more help choosing an Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace.

A list of Suppliers of Bio-Ethanol Fireplaces

Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Technical Pages

More Styles of Bio-Ethanol Fireplace