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Beating the winter chill – outside


Effective outdoor fireplaces and heating solutions are no longer limited to high-end luxury homes


Glen Dimplex Escea

Escea’s EF5000 is an outdoor gas fire with a sleek design. External areas will be transformed with these wide-aspect, open-fronted fires, providing warmth and sophistication outdoors. Created from high-grade stainless steel to ensure that it will maintain its immaculate appearance for a long time, the EF5000 consists of carefully conceived fuel dynamics that provide natural-looking flames and effective outdoor heating.

It doesn’t matter what your outside area looks like, the EF5000 can easily be fitted into any timber-framed external wall or masonry cavity, with a ready-to-build kit-set wall unit available to make installation effortless. A specially made weather shield slides over the fuel bed to protect gas burners from the elements when not in use. Rounding out the eye-pleasing features is the choice of elegant fuel-effect options. Choose either black or white coals, each accompanied by a decorative front panel filled with polished black or white stones, according to the colour of the coals.,

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EcoSmart Fire’s XL burner range can be used in myriad ways. The linear features and absolute versatility of the burners ensure they can be easily integrated into a horizontal piece of architecture. A diverse range of materials can be used in construction. For example, burners have been incorporated into concrete and hard timber benches, set into marble recesses, into stacked stone walls, stainless steel and even metal barrels cut in half. The burners are now a principal design tool; part of the overall outdoor environment. XL stainless-steel burners are available in three different sizes – the XL900, XL700 and XL500. The outdoor range offers weather-resistant alfresco designer models.

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Designer Fire

Designer Fire’s Amsterdam uses bioethanol, has a burner capacity of 1.5 litres and burns for four hours on the highest heat setting, heating 20m2.


Coastal Design co

Coastal Design Co’s Heatscope infrared electric outdoor heaters are made of corrosion-resistant aluminium materials and weather-resistant components. The heaters are designed for use in covered outdoor areas, in coastal regions and even in swimming pool areas. HEATSCOPE™ heaters are imported from Germany and available accessories are certified protection class 4 (IP-X4). Perfect for creating that indoor heat feel outdoors,  they are available in several sizes in black, white or ceramic.  

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Standing 1.37m high, EcoSmart Fire’s FLARE outdoor fire commands attention with its elevated, luminous flame. Housed in a toughened, mouth-blown glass cylinder and featuring a textured, powder-coated black finish, FLARE produces a warm, ambient and inviting flame. Powered by environmentally friendly bioethanol, the flame originates from the efficient AB3 burner and delivers up to eight hours’ use, with no flues or chimneys required. Use as a solitary centrepiece, or group together for impact.


Originally from Winter Warmth Volume 5