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How to Create the Ultimate Fire Pit at Home

As we move away from Summer and look towards the colder months approaching, installing a fire pit in your outdoor area is a great way to breathe new life into your space and ensure you can continue entertaining guests year-round.
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28.04.2022

If you’re looking to create a space for entertaining guests, or simply searching for your next weekend project, a fire pit could be exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve curated a list of our top tips on all things fire pits to get you started on the path to reinvigorate your entertaining area. 

Consider your entertaining style

Fire pits cater to every kind of entertainer, effortlessly bringing people together to energise conversation and inspire memories. However, fire pits are not exclusively for the born host or hostess – they are also a great way to extend the scope of hours you can spend outside. Whether it’s as a housewarming party-starter, a relaxed area for a Sunday afternoon catch-up with friends or a cosy weeknight-in roasting marshmallows with the family, the versatility of a fire pit ensures you can spend more time outdoors, year-round.    

Gather inspiration

Before you start any project within your homes interior or exterior, it’s important to start with a mood board. Browse home magazines, scroll through Pinterest, or do a simple Google search to collate inspiration for your new fire pit. Brickwork’s iVisualise is an interactive design tool which enables you to select various colour and material combinations and find a look that will blend seamlessly into your space. 

Decide on the layout of your outdoor area

Consider the layout and flow of your current outdoor space to find the most suitable positioning for your fire pit. Ensure there is adequate distance between the planned fire pit location and any established walkways, as well as plants or trees. Also take into account the existing seating in your outdoor area and assess how you will use your fire pit, to decide how your space can be maximised. Brickworks have a variety of fire pit designs to cater to your outdoor configuration, including both square and circular options which make use of their Austral Masonry range.

Check the local council building codes

With your inspiration in mind, confirm with your local council that your plans will comply with all local Building Codes, and check that you have any required permits.  

Make sure you have the right tools

To avoid stress, take stock and ensure you have the right tools and supplies available before installing your fire pit. A quick checklist of tools to keep on-hand include a string line, a tape measure, and a compaction tool, as well as a shovel, spirit level and wheelbarrow. You’ll also need some pegs or stakes, To avoid stress, take stock and ensure you have the right tools and supplies available before installing your fire pit. A quick checklist of tools to keep on-hand include a string line, a tape measure, and a compaction tool if you are installing on a compacted gravel base, as well as a shovel, spirit level and wheelbarrow. You’ll also need some pegs or stakes, a broom, a saw (in case you need to cut blocks) and importantly gloves and eye protection. In terms of supplies for building the fire pit you will require wall blocks, a metal insert for the centre of your fire pit, as well as crushed stone and bedding sand for the base of the fire pit.  

Watch DIY installation videos and review installation guides

Brickworks has simplified the fire pit installation process by providing you with easy-to-follow installation videos and downloadable installation guides that teach you how to build quickly and professionally so you can start enjoying quality time around your new fire pit in next-to-no time. To check them out, visit https://australmasonry.com.au/technical-information/installation-guide/

“Fire pits cater to every kind of entertainer, effortlessly bringing people together to energise conversation and inspire memories. ”

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“Fire pits cater to every kind of entertainer, effortlessly bringing people together to energise conversation and inspire memories. ”

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