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Posted on 28/03/2015 by Joni Beal

Siting BBQs under shelters

Having a BBQ under shelter gives you fantastic flexibility regarding all year round usage, not just from rain or wind, but also protection from strong sun.
We often get asked the best way to site your BBQ under a shelter so we hope the below is of help!

Ventilation ventilation ventilation

Whether charcoal or gas you want to ensure you have decent ventilation. For charcoal bbqs this is advisable due to the smoke, for gas it is imperative that you meet ventilation requirements (see your BBQ instructions as to advised ventilation requirements directly around your BBQ, and in the surrounding area).
How do you do manage this under shelter? The priority is to keep a through flow of air, you can either keep areas partially open, such as within an open-sided thatched gazebo, you could choose a partially open roof such as a pergola, put in mechanical ventilation via a chimney such as an extractor fan, or keep an open area just under the main roof - as pictured above.

BBQ or Outdoor Kitchen?

When you're considering the type of shelter to site your bbq underneath, you should also consider how expansive you want your cooking area to be. A simple cover or canvased area might suit a single bbq, but if you enjoy cooking a variety of foods or would like to entertain regularly, a larger outdoor kitchen space with items such as a side-burner, sink or fridge might be more suitable - in which case a more permanent structure might suit you such as a thatched gazebo, brick based shelter or Lapa

Location location location

Remember to consider the angle of the sun, the likely times you will use your bbq, and whether you would like your bbq to be part of your entertaining space or alongside it when selecting your shelter. For those who like to interact whilst BBQ'ing, a front facing BBQ, as shown here situated within a premium gazebo, is ideal for chatting with your friends and family whilst turning the sausages!

 

 

If you'd like further help on how to situate your BBQ don't hesitate to call us on 01732 884030 or find out more about Outdoor Kitchen Design here.

*Images courtesy of Urban Fires and The Lapa Company, BBQ from Fire Magic and BeefEater

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