Monday, August 24, 2015
Fire pits, fire tables, patio hearths, and heaters allow you to enjoy your Halifax deck, and patio into the fall.
Photograph provided by Archadeck of NS
Check the city regulations for your HRM neighbourhood
In order to keep areas with fire safe, Halifax Regional Municipality has regulations that indicate how far from a building your fire pit is allowed to be. Some customers prefer a wood burning fire pit, or stone oven, but many of the projects we design and build, especially within the city are using propane. While many prefer the crackle, and smell of a wood burning fire pit for their patio, others enjoy the convenience of lighting a propane fueled fire quickly, and easily.
Photograph provided by Archadeck of Nova Scotia
Consider the function of your fire element
Do you need a spot gather, with family and friends? Will you need to provide heat so you can enjoy your time outside in the evenings or cooler? Do you plan on cooking anything, or preparing food with your new fire feature?
A spot for gathering: A fire pit, wood-burning, or propane will work nicely for this function. A fire table will also work as a gathering place, and will provide heat for cooler evenings.
Fire Tables use propane, or natural gas. They are safe to use on wooden decks, and composite decks.
The fire pit below it safe to use on your Halifax wooden deck, or composite deck. This model is manufactured by Napoleon
A fire element for cooking: If you're planning on doing some serious cooking, then we would recommend an outdoor kitchen, or a stone fireplace, or hearth. Below are some examples of projects using both woodburning, and propane fire to provide a place for the family chef to go to work!
The wood-burning fireplace with hearth below, uses stone veneer, and incorporates chimney, and built-in seating for this patio.
This Halifax project incorporates a roof for protection from the weather, a built-in custom outdoor kitchen, with stone veneer, and a composite deck, with iron railing. This project works even if there is snow, or rain.
Archadeck of Nova Scotia designs and builds custom decks, patios, screened porches, and sunrooms. We can be reached at 902-444-3325 for help, or find us online at http://novascotia.archadeck.com