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Enjoy the outdoors this winter

Enjoying a cuppa out on the balcony while you watch the sunrise, Sunday arvo BBQs with the family, garden parties with your friends — these are just some of the things we miss out on during the winter months, because it’s too damn cold to go outside!

During the colder months, the patio, balcony and backyard pretty much go unused, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Centenary Landscaping Supplies believe winter is the best time of year to use your outdoor area, and they’ve given us their tops tips on how to create an outdoor area you can use all year round.

Steel Fire Pits and Heaters

Fire pits and heaters allow you to extend your living space and enjoy the great outdoors, all year round. Making your outdoor space functional in all weather conditions is an asset to your home and can increase property prices.

For steel fire pits, we recommend products like the Pittsburgh Fire Pit or the uber cool Moho option, which looks great and is functional featuring a large fire bowl and wood storage. All the steel fire pits are made from weathering steel which is a dress steel designed to surface rust, creating a beautiful patina

Where to put them

So, where is the best and safest place to put your outdoor heating? Well, it depends on what kind you have. The best place to put a traditional wood fire pit is in an unused and open area of the backyard. Make sure there is plenty of clear space around the pit and it is clear of overhead structures and tree branches. If you have a brazier, brazier-style fire box or chimenea, they can usually be set up a little closer to the home, particularly when using brazier coal or eco logs rather than wood.

Standard upright gas heaters can be set up right in close with a minimum of 600mm clearance usually required around the heater in an open, well-ventilated area. Centenary Landscaping Supplies don’t just do fire pits. They can also help set up your outdoor space for year-round use with a great range of pavers, retaining wall blocks, feature pots and plants. You will be certain to find a style that suits your design, there is no excuse to be stuck inside this winter!

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