A fire pit is a great idea for any garden design. It provides a focal point within a garden where people gather and enjoy. It is also a usable feature where you can first barbecue food and then add logs to create a fire. There is something primeval about a fire instantly relaxing and enjoyable, often referred to as natures television.
The fire pit I am going to describe was built last week as part of a large garden design in Mount Merrion. It has already been used, is a great success and seems to cook food better than a barbecue, this maybe due to more air circulation, im not sure, but the food is definitely tastier. The internal diameter of the fire pit is 55.5cm, to accommodate the 54.5cm Weber circular cooking grill. The masonry and stone is protected by a metal collar measuring 55.5x30x0.4cm with four internal protrusions at one end to hold theWeber cooking grill. The collar was constructed using mild steel by a local metal fabrication company. The collar was placed 20cm above the ground with the stone built around it. Four holes were allowed for below the collar to allow for air flow. The stone used here was Dunlavin stone which measured 20cm out from the collar. When the stone work was finished we filled the central base with pea gravel and covered with 50mm layer of concrete leaving a central hole for drainage. The charcoal grill was created by cutting a circular piece from heavy duty mesh using an angle grinder. The legs for the charcoal grill were created using 3/8 inch ribar and jubilee clips. The final height of the fire pit was 50cm, this level is important as it reduces smoke inhalation and sore eyes by letting the smoke away at a height.
All in this fire pit will cost you 950.00, and can be built on any paved or lawn area. Its a great feature and can be constructed in a variety of shapes and sizes using different materials. The description above cooks and works perfectly. If interested contact Kevin at Landscaping.ie on 086 8198444.