Written by Hayley Gilbert

7 of the best garden heaters

Stay cosy after the sun goes down with our pick of the latest garden heaters and firepits

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Outdoor Summer Firepit Lifestyle, Lights4Fun | Good Homes Magazine

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This week, lockdown measures have been further eased to allow us to spend time with our loved ones, both indoors and out with hugs permitted too!

As barbecue season approaches, we’ll want to spend more time in our gardens and exterior spaces alfresco dining and making up for lost time. However, despite our good intentions, the unpredictable British weather can offer up gusty winds and cooler temperatures this time of year, often leaving us to fetch a blanket to keep our guests warm outside.

With that said, multifunctional gas and electric heaters are here to help. No longer a bulky wired appliance that requires plugging in once dragged out from the shed, garden heaters and firepits have been given a glow up this season. Read on for our hot picks…

Montana high fire bowl, £259, Van Hage
Montana high firebowl, £259, Van Hage | Good Homes Magazine

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Whether used as a heat source or portable grill, the practical Montana high fire bowl from Dobbie’s comes with a handy shelf below for log storage.  Having the flames not too low down when lit also makes it feel safer to be around with young children. What’s more, its concave shape prevents wind from blowing embers out of the bowl.

Isokern fireplace, £1,108, Schiedel

Isokern garden fireplace, £1,108, Schiedel | Good Homes Magazine

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This garden fireplace is lined with natural volcanic pumice, allowing the fire to heat up quickly with less fuel.

Reclaimed firepit, from £220, Indigenous

Reclaimed and recycled oil drum firepit, £220, Indigenous

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Made from a recycled oil drum, this reclaimed firepit is ideal for a stylish, cosy barbecue.

Cast iron wood fired Jiko, £99, Morsø

Cast iron wood fired Jiko design, £99, Morso | Good Homes Magazine

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Planning a camping trip? Morsø’s cast iron wood fired Jiko design is a compact firepit and cooking top combined.

Fire Ball pit kit, £129, Charnwood
DIY fire Ball pit kit, £129, Charnwood | Good Homes Magazine

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DIYers will love Charnwood’s structural style Fire Ball pit kit, which oxidises to a rich auburn for a contemporary look.

Rusty Brazier, £80, Cox and Cox

 Rusty Brazier, £80, Cox and Cox | Good Homes Magazine

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Lit or unlit, Cox & Cox’s lightweight Rusty Brazier has a sandblasted copper finish that creates a modern focal point. A stunning centrepiece for a stellar price.

Le Feu ground wood bio-ethanol fireplace, Cuckooland, £1,499
Le Feu ground wood bio-ethanol fireplace, £1,499, Cuckooland | Good Homes Magazine

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Looking for a fireplace with good eco-credibility? Choose this  ground wood bio-ethanol fireplace for a smokeless flame with no harmful emissions.

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