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Creating Year-Round Outdoor Spaces with Solus Decor

5 friends standing around the Solus Decor Hemi Fire Bowl in the snow

Transforming your garden or patio into a year-round retreat can be both exciting and rewarding. With the right elements, your outdoor space can become a welcoming haven regardless of the season. Solus Decor UK offers a range of high-quality products designed to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor living area. In this blog, we’ll explore how to create year-round outdoor spaces with the help of Solus Decor’s stunning fire features, water features, and accessories.

The Foundation of Year-Round Comfort: Fire Features

Fire Pits: The Heart of Your Outdoor Space

Nothing says warmth and comfort like a fire feature. Solus Decor’s range of fire features not only provides heat but also adds a stylish focal point to your garden. Whether you choose a gas or wood-burning option, a fire feature can extend your outdoor season well into the colder months. Here are some of our top choices for a gas fire feature:

  • Hemi Fire Bowl: With its sleek, modern design, the Hemi Fire Bowl is perfect for contemporary spaces.
  • Elevated Halo: This fire table combines functionality with elegance, ideal for dining and socializing.
  • Linear Fire Pit: A great option for larger spaces, providing both warmth and an impressive visual element.
Solus Decor Linear outdoor gas fire pit
Linear Fire Feature

Serenity Through All Seasons: Water Features

Water Features for a Calming Ambience

Adding a water feature to your garden can create a serene atmosphere, perfect for relaxation. Solus Decor’s water features are designed to operate year-round in non-freezing temperatures, making them a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. Consider these options:

  • Dome Water Feature: A self-contained unit that’s easy to install and maintain, offering the soothing sound of flowing water.
  • Scupper Water Feature: Perfect for walls or standalone installations, adding a sophisticated touch to your garden.

Solus scupper water feature

Complementing Elements: Furniture and Accessories

Stylish Furniture and Accessories to Complete Your Space

To fully enjoy your outdoor space year-round, investing in quality furniture and accessories is essential. Solus Decor offers a variety of products that can withstand the elements while providing comfort and style. Consider the following:

  • Outdoor Seating: Choose weather-resistant materials like teak or rattan, combined with cozy cushions for added comfort.
  • Outdoor Rugs: Add warmth and texture to your space with durable, all-weather rugs.
  • Planters and Lighting: Enhance the ambiance with strategically placed planters and soft, ambient lighting.

Practical Tips for Year-Round Enjoyment

Maintaining Your Outdoor Space Through the Seasons

Creating a year-round outdoor space involves some maintenance and planning. Here are practical tips to keep your garden looking great:

  • Winter Care for Fire Pits: Ensure your fire pit is protected from the elements with a durable cover.
  • Water Feature Maintenance: Regularly check water levels and clean filters to keep your water features in top condition.
  • Seasonal Planting: Choose plants that thrive in different seasons to keep your garden vibrant all year.
Solus hemi gas fire pit
Hemi Cover

Enhance Enjoyment with Covered Outdoor Spaces

Covered Spaces: Maximizing Use of Your Fire Features

To fully enjoy your fire features in any weather, consider adding a covered outdoor space. Pergolas, gazebos, or retractable awnings provide protection from rain and snow while still allowing ventilation for your fire pit. A covered area extends your living space and makes your garden a comfortable retreat year-round.

 

Conclusion

By incorporating Solus Decor’s high-quality fire pits, water features, and accessories, you can create an inviting outdoor space that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to host cozy winter gatherings or serene summer evenings, Solus Decor has everything you need to make a sanctuary out of your year-round outdoor spaces.

 

 

For more information on our fire pits, tables and bowls
info@solusdecor.co.uk | 020 8819 1495

Visit our UK showroom
Cedar Nursery, Horsley Road, East Horlsey,
Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3JX

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Which is Right for You? Gas Fire Pits vs. Wood Burning Fire Pits

Solus Decor's Chelsea Flower Show 2024 display, featuring a lit Tavolo Fire Table

Choosing the right fire pit for your outdoor space involves weighing various factors to determine which type best fits your needs and lifestyle. Let’s delve into a detailed comparison between Gas Fire Pits vs. Wood Burning Fire Pits, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Quick Guide: Choosing Between Gas and Wood Fire Pits

  1. Ease of Use:
    • Gas: Instant ignition, no hassle.
    • Wood: Requires kindling and skill to start.
  2. Health and Maintenance:
    • Gas: Minimal maintenance, no ash or smoke.
    • Wood: Regular cleaning needed, produces smoke.
  3. Cost:
    • Gas: Higher upfront, complex installation.
    • Wood: Lower cost, straightforward setup.
  4. Environmental Impact:
    • Gas: Cleaner, fewer emissions.
    • Wood: More pollutants, traditional fuel.
  5. Ambiance:
    • Gas: Controlled flame, lacks traditional feel.
    • Wood: Authentic crackling and smell.
  6. Safety:
    • Gas: Lower risk, cools quickly.
    • Wood: Requires constant supervision, stays hot.
Solus Decor Linear outdoor gas fire pit
Linear Fire Feature

Convenience and Ease of Use

One of the most significant advantages of gas fire pits is their ease of use. With our automatic ignitions, a simple push of the button will have a fire ready in seconds. This convenience is unmatched, especially for those who want a quick and easy way to enjoy an evening outdoors without the hassle of starting a fire from scratch.

On the other hand, wood-burning fire pits require more effort to get going. Starting a fire involves gathering kindling, lighting it, and tending to it until it catches. While this process can be enjoyable for some, it can be cumbersome for others who prefer a more straightforward approach.

Cleanliness and Maintenance

Gas fire pits produce minimal smoke and no ash, making them a cleaner option. There’s no need to clean out ash after each use, and you won’t have to worry about smoke irritating your eyes or lungs. This makes gas fire pits a better choice for those with respiratory issues or allergies.

In contrast, wood-burning fire pits produce smoke and ash, which means more maintenance. You’ll need to regularly clean out the ash and ensure the fire is completely extinguished after each use. The smoke can also linger on clothes and in hair, which many of our customers say is an important factor when deciding to purchase a gas fire feature.

Solus Decor Hemi outdoor gas fire pit
Hemi Fire Feature

Cost and Installation

Typically, wood-burning fire pits are more affordable upfront. The cost of firewood is also generally lower than gas, making it a more economical option in the long run. Installation is straightforward, often requiring just a simple setup. Gas fire pits generally have a higher initial cost. If you opt for a natural gas model, installation can be more complex and expensive, requiring professional help to connect it to your gas line. Propane models are easier to install but still involve the cost of fuel tanks and refills.

Environmental Impact

In terms of overall environmental friendliness, a gas fire pit is generally considered to have a lower immediate environmental impact in terms of air quality due to its cleaner burning properties. They produce fewer emissions compared to burning wood and can be fueled by natural gas or propane, both of which burn cleaner than wood.

While using sustainably sourced wood can be more environmentally friendly in the long term, burning wood releases more carbon dioxide and particulate matter into the atmosphere, contributing to air pollution. Although wood is a renewable resource, the environmental impact of wood smoke can be significant, especially in areas with poor air quality.

Aesthetic and Ambiance

For those who cherish the traditional fire experience, wood-burning fire pits are the way to go. The crackling of the logs and the smell of wood smoke create an ambiance that gas fire pits cannot replicate. While gas fire pits provide a clean, controlled flame, they might lack the traditional ambiance that some people seek. The flame is steady and can be adjusted for height and intensity, but it doesn’t produce the same crackling sound or smell of burning wood.

Safety Considerations

Safety is another area where gas fire pits excel. With a controlled flame and no flying embers, they pose a lower risk of starting unintended fires. They also cool down quickly after being turned off, reducing the risk of accidental burns.

Wood-burning fire pits require more caution. Flying embers and the potential for the fire to spread necessitate constant supervision. They also stay hot long after the fire has gone out, posing a burn risk if not adequately managed.

Solus Decor's Chelsea Flower Show 2024 display, featuring a lit Tavolo Fire Table
Tavolo Fire Table

Conclusion

In the debate between Gas Fire Pits vs. Wood Burning Fire Pits, the best choice depends on your specific needs and preferences. Gas fire pits offer convenience, cleanliness, and safety, making them an excellent choice for those seeking a low-maintenance, secure option. Wood-burning fire pits provide a traditional fire experience with a lower upfront cost and the nostalgic ambiance of a crackling fire.

By carefully considering these factors, you can choose the fire pit that best suits your needs and enhances your outdoor living experience. Whether you opt for the modern convenience of a gas fire pit or the traditional charm of a wood-burning one, a fire pit is sure to bring warmth and enjoyment to your outdoor space.

 

For more information on our fire pits, tables and bowls
info@solusdecor.co.uk | 020 8819 1495

Visit our UK showroom
Cedar Nursery, Horsley Road, East Horlsey,
Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3JX

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Industry-Leading 25-Year Warranty on our Gas Fire Pit Burners

Roof top terrace with four white chairs and the Solus Decor Halo fire feature

At Solus Decor UK, we are proud to offer an industry-leading 25-year warranty on our gas fire pit burners. This extensive warranty is a testament to our commitment to quality, durability, and customer satisfaction. In this blog, we explore why we provide such a comprehensive warranty, how we craft our products to stand the test of time, and what this means for our valued customers.

Why We Offer a 25-Year Warranty

Commitment to Quality

At Solus Decor UK, quality is not just a buzzword; it’s the cornerstone of our business. Our 25-year warranty on the burner is designed to give our customers peace of mind, knowing that their investment is protected for decades. This warranty is a reflection of our confidence in the superior craftsmanship and materials used in our products.

5 friends standing around the Solus Decor Hemi Fire Bowl in the snow

Customer Satisfaction

We understand that purchasing a fire pit is a significant investment. By offering a 25-year warranty, we aim to provide our customers with the assurance that they are buying a product that will not only enhance their outdoor space but also offer long-term reliability and enjoyment.

Proper Installation and Maintenance

It’s important to note that our 25-year warranty covers the burner, provided it is installed and maintained properly. We emphasize the importance of following our installation guidelines and regular maintenance schedules to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of our products.

Built to Last: Our Manufacturing Process

In-House Production

One of the key reasons we can offer such a robust warranty is that we manufacture all our products in-house. This allows us to maintain stringent quality control throughout the entire production process. From the initial design to the final product, every step is carefully monitored to ensure it meets our high standards.

Solus Decor warehouse employee hand making Hemi fire bowl

Premium Materials

We use only the finest materials to construct our fire pits. Our products are made from Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), which is renowned for its durability and resistance to the elements. This ensures that our fire pits can withstand the harshest weather conditions without compromising their aesthetic appeal or functionality.

Rigorous Testing

Before any of our fire pits leave the factory, they undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet our exacting standards. This includes testing for durability, safety, and performance. By the time a Solus Decor fire pit reaches our customers, we are confident that it will perform flawlessly for many years to come.

Benefits of Our Warranty

Peace of Mind

Our 25-year warranty on the burner provides unparalleled peace of mind. Customers can enjoy their fire pits without worrying about potential defects or performance issues. In the unlikely event that something does go wrong, our warranty ensures that the problem will be promptly addressed.

Increased Property Value

High-quality outdoor features like our fire pits can significantly enhance the value of a property. A long-term warranty adds even more value, making our fire pits an attractive feature for potential buyers.

Sustainability

Investing in a product that is built to last is a sustainable choice. Our durable fire pits reduce the need for frequent replacements, which not only saves money in the long run but also reduces waste and the environmental impact associated with manufacturing new products.

Roof top terrace with four white chairs and the Solus Decor Halo fire feature

Conclusion

At Solus Decor UK, our industry-leading 25-year warranty on our gas fire pit burners is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction. By manufacturing our products in-house, using premium materials, and adhering to rigorous testing protocols, we ensure that our fire pits are built to last. This extensive warranty provides our customers with the assurance they need to enjoy their outdoor spaces for many years to come.

 

For more information on our fire pits, tables and bowls
info@solusdecor.co.uk | 020 8819 1495

Visit our UK showroom
Cedar Nursery, Horsley Road, East Horlsey,
Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3JX