Fire Features

Fire pits, fireplaces, fire boulders -- the ways to add the sizzle and warmth of a fire feature to your patio are expanding every season.  Fire pits can be as simple as a ring of boulders creating a bed for the fire of sand on stone.  EP Henry, Techo Bloc, Belgard, and CST all offer packaged fire pits which come in a variety of colors to fit your environment and are extremely easy to install.  A custom shaped or sized fire pit can be built out of wall bloc or cinder block and lined with fire mortar and firebrick.  A cinder block fire pit can be further customized by finishing the outside and capping the top with materials of your choice. 

The manufactured fire pit kits are the easiest to install and suitable for a DIY project.  The bowl and accessories in a fire pit kit can be removed when the weather is too hot for a fire.  The remaining ring can be used for other applications such as plants, water features or even a cold beverage cooler!.

Fireplaces offer another level of customization.  The starting point may be a "kit" which includes the basic building blocks to construct the fireplace and line it with firebrick.  The kit can be customized by raising the fireplace or adding firelog boxes or decorative side extenstions.  Then you must choose the finishing touches.  Manufactured or natural stone veneer or stucco are the most popular options. 

Boulder fire pits usually require special equipment to move the boulders which make DIY more challenging but potentially possible. Custom fire pits and fireplaces require specialized skills to install and usually require a professional hardscaping contractor or even a mason.

Fire Boulders are the newest addition to our line of fire features.  The manufacturer selects large natural boulders into which they drill a hole which houses the burner and connection to a gas line or propane tank.  The burner is covered with lava rock.  Each resulting fireboulder is unique in color and shape.  Vist our showroom to see a display or the FireBoulder site for more information.    

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