The last year has made us all acutely aware of the importance of outdoor space in both commercial and residential spaces. As we approach the winter months we need to create real outdoor spaces with heating and protection from wind and rain.
We’ve put together a guide on how you can create the perfect outdoor living spaces to get you through the winter months. We’ve taken inspiration from our outdoor living space created for Chelsea Flower show in 2019. Whilst we were lucky with the weather last year, this is not guaranteed so any design needs to allow for protection from the rain. We’ve put together a shopping list for you to create this space at home this winter.
The Quick Fix
A combination of high street finds with quick delivery combined with the our sustainable and durable fire pits.
This is a luxury space at Cedar Nursery that has dining and relaxing all in one space with the all important protection from wind and rain. This space includes investment pieces for outdoor living for the future, a bigger price tag with longer lead times but made to last just like our fire and water features.
Are fire pits legal? Are they safe to use? Do they require permits in Vancouver? These are some common question we get asked so we’d like to take a moment to clarify.
First and foremost, fire pits are absolutely legal in Canada and United States. We also ship worldwide. If you live outside of North America and would like to order a fire pit, first check with your municipality/city but we would be surprised if it wasn’t.
As for whether or not Solus fire pits require permits in Vancouver, unlike wood-burning fire pits which are banned by most municipalities, Solus fire pits adhere to municipal bylaws because they are generally fueled by natural gas or propane. Also, because no materials or substances are burned in the fire pit (i.e. waste, paper, plant material, wood or vegetation) you do not require a permit in Vancouver. And if that’s not great news, some burners fueled by ethanol can even be used inside landscape structures such as gazebos. Think of the décor possibilities!
Social benefits of having a fire pit:
Fire has always been a natural draw for those spending time outside. Today’s fire features are more than just focal points; they’re also social magnets. People are just naturally attracted to fire. Most people tell us after they’ve installed a fire bowl, that it becomes a gathering place, a natural conversation pit.
How to choose a fire pit:
Once you have chosen the fuel type (natural gas, propane or ethanol), deciding between a fire pit, fire table or fire bowl comes down to personal preference, functionality and style. The fire table is quite popular because it allows you to place a small plate or a glass on the surface, although we now also offer this ability on our 48″ Hemi firebowl thanks to the new Orbital ring we just launched. Fire bowls on the other hand tend to kick out more warmth and inspire more conversation. Of the Solus product line, the Hemi 36″ firebowl is a big seller.
If you’d like to see for yourself which model you’d prefer, feel free to drop by our showroom or give us a call 1(877) 255 3146 so we can answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Solus is pleased to announce that we will be at Buildex Vancouver this year; Feb 19-20 2014. We will be demonstrating our products available to commercial and trade markets.
Did you know that many of our fire pits come with a timer making them easier to turn on or off without you even being there? This adds an element of safety, convenience and energy efficiency. The timer is the perfect addition for fire pits in condominium common areas, commercial estates, office buildings, patio rooftop decks, poolside areas and hard-to-access landscaped areas. The electronic start is available on our Hemi 36″ and 38″ Firebowls, the Firebox 30, the Elevated Halo series, the Firetable and the Firetrough. We can even fit one in our new Spire fire pit which will make it even easier to light when used in hard to reach areas that can be found around decorative water features or high wall placements. The electronic command functions also allow these burners to be controlled by smart home systems.
In addition, our electronic starter has been certified by governing bodies in many jurisdictions that most gas fitters will recognize so you can be sure it is safe.
Solus will be at booth #552. Tickets to Buildex are free if you register before February 5. After that, contact us for a limited number of passes that we may have. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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