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 Fire Pits, Wood Burners, Patio Heaters & Braziers Placement & Maintenance

Our burners and fire pits have been made using the highest quality iron and steel both new and, in some cases, genuinely used and recycled as with our Kadai Indian Fire Bowls. All of our iron and steel products are supplied untreated, unless otherwise stated, in a primer or base coat only.  Due to the nature of the metalwork, all metal items will corrode and age over time. 

Unlike indoor burners, outdoor burners will inevitably develop a surface rust due to their exposure to moisture in the air and other outdoor elements.   This is especially the case once the burners have been used, as in most cases the intense heat will remove any protective paint applied.  This oxidation process, in most cases, does not generally affect the durability of the log burners themselves.  The burners will develop an “aged” patina which many people find attractive, choosing to leave their burner untreated to age naturally in a burnished orange colour. The below picture details the unique, authentic burnished patina that can be achieved.

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The rate at which the burner rusts will depend on the conditions that it is kept in. It is important to note that burners stored near the coast will corrode faster due to the high salt content in the air.  If desired, you can paint your burner using a heat resistant or anti-corrosion paint, but we wouldn’t recommend this as no paint will be able to withstand the high heat and will deteriorate over time, ultimately losing their non-corrosive properties. However, there are other special measures that you can take to slow down the oxidation process and maintain your burner in the best condition possible. Please see 'Extra Tips' below for more information.

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Additional Tips

  • Rust, if required, can be easily removed by cleaning with warm water (no soap) and applying a thin a thin layer of vegetable oil. Alternatively, a metal-based paint could be applied regularly.
  • Cover or move your burner into a closed area, such as a shed or garage, when not in use to keep the metal away from harsh outdoor elements and most importantly, rain. Waterproof covers can also be purchased from most good DIY or hardware stores.
  • Don’t leave your burner sat on wet ground, particularly wet grass, as this will only accelerate the natural corrosion process.
  • Remove ashes after use. This is very important as the acidic nature of the ash can be destructive to the burner’s metalwork.
  • Do not use large amounts of cold water to put out any fires as the sudden drop in temperature could cause the metal to crack.
  • We would not recommend using anything other than wood in your burners, especially not house coal.
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