Outdoor Bio-Ethanol Fires (Garden Fireplace)

Outdoor Bio-Ethanol Fires or Garden Fireplaces can add a nice feature to an outside living area like a patio or terrace. In some ways this replaces the old wood burning fire pit style that was popular in the past. Unlike a wood burning outdoor fireplace, with a outdoor bioethanol fire there is no smoke or mess. An outdoor bio-fire will also supply some heat on a cool summer night.  There are many styles of outdoor bioethanol fire to choose from and the products available on the market cover a wide range of design styles (we have shown examples below) from small table top ethanol burners to vertical bio ethanol freestanding fires, there is also one company, Bio Blaze, that makes a set of chrome pipes which can look good in the right setting.

Outdoor Bio-Ethanol Fires (Garden Fireplace)

As the burner is outside, where people can easily move about, the most important safety consideration is to ensure the bioethanol burner cannot be knocked over or touched. This will involve securing the burner down and also choosing a model with a built in glass screen. Choosing a model that also has bioethanol burner ceramic sponge added is also a good safety consideration. The ceramic wool sponge helps to prevent spillages and also stabilises the flame. If you choose a cheap model without the ceramic wool then you can buy this online to go with your burner. Choosing a model with a glass screen will ensure someone cannot directly touch the flame and it will stop the flame being blown around by the wind, this is also improved by using the ceramic wool. The bioethanol fireplace should be supplied with a user manual showing important safety and installation instructions and these will guide you through the installation process.


A very popular model with customers is the Chantico Tabletop Bioethanol fire (shown in the image above). The Chantico is made by Planika Fireplaces in Europe and is made to a higher quality than a lot of the bioethanol fires that are on the market. It is the same as all aspects of life, there are some very cheap models that may function well but will not have any extra features, and high quality models like the Chantico. Below we have selected a number of outdoor bio-ethanol fireplaces. Click on the Buy Now button to be taken to a page where you can read the full technical specification, check the delivery costs and place your order. In a matter of days you will be enjoying a nice outdoor garden fireplace.

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More types of Bio-Ethanol Fireplaces

We have collected together all of the different types of bioethanol fireplace and listed these below. They styles are based on how the bioethanol fireplace will be used, how it is installed or on a specific design style. Also check out some of the most popular bioethanol fireplaces from our order history.

Technical Pages

We have created a number of pages with Technical Information and to answer the numerous questions. Click here to visit our bio ethanol fireplaces explained pages.

Choosing the Right Bio-Ethanol Fireplace

When choosing a bioethanol fireplace for your home it is best to draw up a list of the criteria that you want to achieve once the fireplace is installed, typical criteria are :

  • Brand : As with all things the cheaper something is the less technology and cost that has been invested in the manufacture. This may mean that a cheap product with a cheap bioethanol fireplace insert does not last very long. Buying a well known bioethanol fireplace brand with a good online reputation, review what people have said about them online, will possibly save money in the long run. A lot of bio-ethanol fireplaces are now made in vast quantities in China.
  • Heat Output : The bigger the slot in the bioethanol burner insert the larger the flame and heat that will be given off – a typical bio ethanol fireplace insert that has a 300mm wide by 20mm deep slot will give off around 2Kw to 3Kw which is similar to adding a small radiator in to the room. Choosing a much wider burner will increase this heat output for instance a 1m wide bioethanol fire insert burner could give out anything up to 10Kw which may be too much heat for the room. A good quality manufacturer of ethanol fireplace insert burner trays should be able to quote the heat output figure for their product when you inquire.
  • Design Style : There are many styles of bio ethanol fire insert to choose from small to large. Have a clear idea of the style you want eg freestanding models can be portable and used in different places in the home. Fixed, built-in or wall mounted fires are part of a room design or style and may have a clean letterbox style or have a metal fascia. Some smaller models have a backing plate and glass screen giving a contemporary style while others have a fascia which can be in various finishes.
  • Fuel : Bio-ethanol Fuel is different to Gel Fuel, bioethanol fuel tends to be clear and will be easily spilled like water, gel fuel, is mostly supplied in cans and has a very thick appearance, sometimes yellow or green in colour. It is my personal opinion that gel fuel should only be used outside in an outdoor fireplace. This is due to the emissions, or smoke, that can be given off when the gel burner begins to run out of fuel. Read our guide to bioethanol fuel.
  • Accessories : Some models are offered with a glass screen which gives some level of protection from the flame. You can also choose models with stones and pebbles as decoration however if choosing this option the decoration must be used as instructed by the manufacturer. For more information read our guide to adding pebbles to a bio ethanol fire.
  • Safety : There are safety considerations like storage of the bioethanol fuel, protection from the flame and handling of the fuel to consider if you have never used this style of fireplace before. Always read the manufacturers instructions supplied with the fireplace before using the fire.
  • Ventilation : When the bio-ethanol fuel is burned there is moisture given off, the bigger the burner and flame the more moisture. This will crate condensation on walls and windows unless proper ventilation is used. This can be in the form of a fixed free air vent or simply opening a window. Read our Guide to Fireplace Ventilation
Why Change to a BioEthanol Fireplace?

There are number of positives to look at when considering your next fireplace purchase. Buying a Gas, Electric or Wood Burning fireplace from a retailer may involve complicated installation work that can be costly and, especially in the case of wood there are issues over storage of the fuel and the mess caused by the ash. Also, apart from the electric fire, a gas or wood burning fire will need a chimney, something that a lot of modern houses do not have. Did you know that bioethanol flueless fire designs do not need a chimney or flue system to be used? This means they are perfect for new, modern homes. They are also a great solution for older homes that have a faulty chimney that needs to be repaired. Or you may be looking to block up or remove an existing chimney to reduce your heating bills. Either way, flueless bioethanol fireplaces are a great, cost effective heating solution for a room where secondary heat is required. They are also good for the environment, unlike burning gas or coal. That is why it is best to look at the options and guides that are shown on the website before making a decision on your next fireplace purchase. Choose a flueless fire, or if you like a, no chimney fire, that uses clean burning bioethanol fuel.