12 05, 2021

Tips for starting a fire without firelighters

2021-05-12T09:05:05+02:00

If you have a fire pit in your backyard, you have likely been caught off guard with last-minute plans to spend the evening next to the fire, just to realize that you have run out of firelighters; leaving you to rely on your caveman instincts to get the fire going. This is undeniably a very time consuming and frustrating experience. The question stands: How do you light a fire when life throws you a curveball? Here are a few practical ways to get your fire going quickly and efficiently when you’ve [...]

Tips for starting a fire without firelighters2021-05-12T09:05:05+02:00
28 04, 2021

Grass alternatives around the fire pit

2021-04-28T15:52:47+02:00

South African's love their backyards, but let's face it; no one really has the time to create a perfectly manicured garden. It's not exactly our idea of fun to spend valued off-time weeding, watering, fertilizing or cutting the grass. Therefore, we have decided to share some top landscaping ideas with you in today's blog. As great as it is having a backyard of luscious grass, you can always make a small exception for a decorative project – putting your own personalised feel to the area around your fire pit and doing [...]

Grass alternatives around the fire pit2021-04-28T15:52:47+02:00
14 04, 2021

Leading your guests to the campfire

2021-04-14T13:54:44+02:00

It doesn’t matter if your patio is big or small; the type of flooring you install can make or break the overall experience of your space, therefore choose wisely. The perfect flooring will lead your guests straight to where you want them to be, without having to usher them along the way. Today we are going to have a look at what you need to consider in regards to outdoor flooring and why it’s essential, not only when you are hosting a party, but every other day too. Exposure to weather [...]

Leading your guests to the campfire2021-04-14T13:54:44+02:00
31 03, 2021

How to prevent your fire from smoking

2021-03-31T08:23:35+02:00

Sometimes, there is nothing better than relaxing next to the mesmerizing ambience of your outdoor fire pit. If you are planning on spending a sunny afternoon or peaceful evening on your patio, the crackling sound of a fire is guaranteed to enhance your experience. There are few downsides to a get together around the fire pit. However, one of the most common problems is excess smoke. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to enjoy your fire when thick smoke is blowing all over the show. While there is no way of preventing this completely, [...]

How to prevent your fire from smoking2021-03-31T08:23:35+02:00
17 03, 2021

How to host the perfect games night next to the fire pit

2021-03-17T11:50:33+02:00

You don’t have to be a professional party planner to host a fabulous game night next to your fire pit -  that everyone will enjoy. All you need to do is work according to some carefully planned guidelines and find fun ways to keep your guests entertained. Oh! And don’t forget about the food. It is always a winner to have plenty of delicious snacks and drinks for your guests to choose from. Who to invite: It’s essential to write down the names of the people you want to invite to [...]

How to host the perfect games night next to the fire pit2021-03-17T11:50:33+02:00
19 02, 2021

Backyard game ideas

2021-02-19T12:51:39+02:00

Are you looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during a lovely day outside with friends around the firepit? The perfect solution is to add some DIY backyard games to play while the fire is merrily crackling away. Store-bought games simply aren’t always as fun as larger than life lawn games and here, you can really go overboard with your creativity and go for gold! In the following blog, we are going to share some classic lawn games with you. These games are perfect for getting the kids outside and [...]

Backyard game ideas2021-02-19T12:51:39+02:00
3 02, 2021

Fire wood storage tips

2021-02-03T08:28:55+02:00

Storing your firewood might seem easy enough to do, but how and where you stack your firewood is more important than you think. If you don’t pile your firewood correctly, it could lead to mould, fungus and plainly - wood that doesn’t burn well at all. While the possibility of mouldy timber will always be there, there are simple ways to prevent your wood from being mould free. In today’s blog, we share some simple tips with you on how to keep your fire wood as dry, clean and safe [...]

Fire wood storage tips2021-02-03T08:28:55+02:00
20 01, 2021

A buyer’s guide to fire glass

2021-01-20T10:12:07+02:00

Fire glass is a more contemporary take on modern decorative media to use for your fire pit. The following buyers’ guide to fire glass crystals is created to help you make an informed decision when investing in your fire pit. In the following blog, we outline how fire glass works and have a look at different types of fire glass to help you choose an option that is the best suited for your fire pit. But before we do that, let’s have [...]

A buyer’s guide to fire glass2021-01-20T10:12:07+02:00
6 01, 2021

The Age Old Debate : Charcoal VS Wood

2021-01-06T15:06:54+02:00

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many braais you have attended, I am pretty sure EVERYONE has been witness to an argument as to the pros and cons of using wood vs charcoal and which one is considered the best to braai with. Today we are diving head first into the great debate: What makes your fire burn better and adds the most flavour to your precious braaivleis and boerewors? This is the age-old question that we hope to answer for you today. [...]

The Age Old Debate : Charcoal VS Wood2021-01-06T15:06:54+02:00
2 12, 2020

Why outdoor lighting is essential

2020-12-02T11:08:41+02:00

Warmer weather, longer days, what more can we ask for? It’s the perfect time for entertaining family and friends  and planning a few outdoor parties and braais. Unfortunately, entertaining people takes more than providing good food, company and music. Something that you should keep in mind before inviting over your closest friends to enjoy an evening around the fire pit is appropriate outdoor lighting. Having proper outdoor lighting adds terrific value to your home. Here is what you need to know before installing [...]

Why outdoor lighting is essential2020-12-02T11:08:41+02:00

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