Outdoor Fireplaces Ottawa
The Outdoor Fireplaces, either wood burning, natural gas, propane, or electric is a place for home owners to relax, entertain or cook in their backyard living space. The outdoor fireplaces come in various prefabricated built models such as fire tables, fire pits, burners, inserts and see-through style. Similar in construction to an indoor fireplace an outdoor fireplace is usually placed on a stone or concrete patio, deck or poolside. It often consists of a firebox and in some cases a chimney is installed. As with indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fireplace requires cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking and working at its best.
While indoor fireplaces are traditionally designed for heating, an outdoor fireplace is usually used for entertainment, relaxation and sometimes cooking.Sometimes the outdoor fireplaces are custom designed in such a way in which the entire outdoor kitchens can evolve from the fireplace.
An outdoor fireplace can simply be a decorative element, which allows home owners to enjoy a crackling fire while entertaining in the backyard.
At Impressive Climate Control, we carry many different types of outdoor fire tables, fire pits, portable BBQ’s, built in BBQ’s, grill smokers and much more to add to your outdoor living oasis. Visit our showroom today to find the right product for your home.
Ottawa Backyard Fire Regulations
The City of Ottawa allows the use of outdoor fireplaces and specifically designed firepits fuelled by Ethanol, Propane and Natural Gas, but has strict regulations on open air wood fires. See regulations for deatails… City of Ottawa open air fire regulations
Pick a style. Fire pits comes in various styles. Popular pits include ones that feature a fire bowl and square versions that resemble low fire tables. If you want a fire pit that can be moved around easily, try a bowl version. If you have a roomy backyard and want a warm gathering spot, consider a more stationary firetable.
Know The Dimensions. Generally, fire pits range in size from 20″-45″ in diameter. Small ones are usually 20″-25″ while the largest pits are about 40″-45″ in diameter (about the size of an outdoor table). For the most part, smaller fire pits are usually ones that consist of a bowl, which make them perfect for compact decks and patios.
Decide on fuel. Most fire pits are either wood-burning or use gas/propane, and it’s important to decide on which type you want. One of the biggest cons of having a wood fire pit is that there are the stringiest rules and fire codes to have one in your backyard, as city bylaws an regulations outlined. That’s why we recommend a portable outdoor fire pit in propane for the added convenience. Our pick: Bola by Marquis Fireplaces.
Keep Materials In Mind. For fire pits, materials can range from stone and tile to stainless steel and copper. Because stone is heavy, it’s best used with larger, square pits that will not be moved around. The same goes for stainless steel fire pits, which can be pricey but it’s rain- and rust-resistant and also easy to clean. Thus, if you’re looking to invest in a good fire pit, stainless steel is a great option. If you’re looking for something that’s standard, consider a Fire-Table as it offers a gathering place for dinning and conversing.
Our pick: Regency Plateau Firetable.
Precautions & Extra Accessories. Never use a fire pit or fire table too close to a wall or your home and remember to be careful if you’re using a fire pit on a wooden deck. Generally, the best surfaces to place a fire pit on are hard stone, cement or tile, which are fireproof. Also, many fire tables come with accessories such as a vinyl cover that can protect it from the elements when not in use. You can also get wheels for portability offered as extra accessories.
Flip through the slideshow below to see some of our picks for outdoor fireplaces. And, let us help you choose the best option for your outdoor living by visiting our showroom today.
The search for your new outdoor fireplace, fire pit or fire-table & BBQ starts at Impressive Fireplace Centre. With over a decade of experience outfitting homes for warmth and ambiance, we can guide you in the right direction and make sure you get the bang for the buck.
Our Fireplace Specialists will help you select the right size and style of natural gas or propane outdoor fireplace most suited to your style & tastes. If you need your outdoor gas fireplace or BBQ installed we offer full assembly and installation for added convenience.
Bring in your outdoor plans and layout of your backyard when you are visiting our showroom and we will gladly assist you to the right direction.
Come visit our beautiful showroom so we can get started today.