Articles by John

John is our go to person for outdoor products, it doesn't stop there though, John also covers our cooking and stoves departments; a real all-rounder!
Mounting Your TV Above a Media Wall Fireplace
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Mounting Your TV Above a Media Wall Fireplace

Creating a stylish and cosy living space with a media wall electric fire is an exciting journey, but before you dash for the toolbox and mount your TV there are best practices and size guides that will help keep your media wall set up both functional and safe. TVs are getting bigger and living spaces can become cramped so mounting your TV on a will is a great option if you don't have space for a hefty media unit like a TV stand. Keep reading if you want more information on this popular media wall trend, we’ll help you combine your fire and TV in the best way possible to create a seamless media wall design.

Blackstone Grills What's the Hype
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Blackstone Grills What's the Hype

Blackstone. Blackstone has recently seen a record number of sales in the UK and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after flat top grills in the market. These heavy duty griddles are a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy grilled food without the risk of sacrificing half of your cook between the grill grates of a conventional barbecue. Blackstone specialises in superior griddles that provide value and versatility so keep reading to learn more about Blackstone barbecues and what you should know before buying one.

Which are the Best Fire Pits to Buy?
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Which are the Best Fire Pits to Buy?

When it comes to finding the perfect fire pit, there is a lot to consider! You should look for something that will look visually attractive in your garden but you should prioritise functionally and think about how you plan to use it. For example, if you’re envisioning summer evenings on the beach in the glow of the firelight, a lightweight and portable option will be the best choice for you. For foodies who plan on doing outdoor cooking with their fire pit, models with handy outdoor features such as BBQ racks are a must. Size is another key factor when it comes to choosing a fire pit. Larger fire pits tend to give off more heat, but smaller ones can be a handy option when it comes to moving it around the garden. It’s best to choose a model which complements the dimensions of your outdoor space without overwhelming it.

Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?
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Grillstream Barbecues, What’s the Hype?

With brand new Grillstream hybrid barbecues and outdoor kitchens now available we couldn’t resist updating this edit. Here we’ll explain why Grillstream has become one of the most sought-after brands in the barbecue market; their industry-leading hybrid technology makes it easy to see why they are so popular! The story of Grillstream began in 2009 following the acceptance of the patents relating to the invention of a unique open-bar grill system. By preventing fat and oil from dripping down into the barbecue but allowing for direct heat, the open bar grill system makes their barbecues virtually flare-free, clean and healthy to grill upon. The brand has gone from strength to strength and has received various awards along the way, Grillstream has also made appearances on shows like the Dragons Den, BBC News & outdoor living magazines such as The BBQ Mag.

Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?
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Is Kettler Garden Furniture Worth Buying?

Scrolling online through the endless options for furniture for your patio, decking area or even conservatory can be hard work and time-consuming. In this edit, we’ll help steer you in the right direction so you can find the right piece of Kettler furniture for your outdoor living area. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of the different furniture materials that include wood, rope & metal and we’ll cover the types of furniture sets available that will best suit your outdoor area. So whether you’re looking for a cosy corner sofa, intimate bistro set or grand dining piece we’ll guide you to the best piece of Kettler outdoor furniture you can buy.

9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up
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9 Ways to Create a Cosy Garden Set Up

With the arrival of warmer weather on the horizon and longer days that fill us with joy, the garden becomes an extension of our home where we love to entertain both day and night. To create the ultimate outdoor getaway, it’s important to include some cosy features to recreate the comfort of your indoor living space, outdoors. From warming fires and outdoor heaters to effective lighting, in this edit, we’ll share our top suggestions to create a dreamy garden set-up this season.

Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?
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Where is the Best Place for a Patio Heater?

There is nothing more important than keeping your garden a safe place for your family, so in this edit, we’ll give you insights on where is best to place your al fresco patio heater. To keep you toasty and to help you make the most of your outside space in the evening we’ll also discuss the different types of outdoor heaters and the benefits they’ll bring to your outside area. From electric infrared heaters to gas patio heaters and solid fuel options, we’ll put forward great outdoor heaters that do more than simply warm up the air around them.

The Benefits of Dual Fuel BBQs and Why You Should Consider One
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The Benefits of Dual Fuel BBQs and Why You Should Consider One

Are you torn between choosing between a gas or charcoal barbecue for this years summer cookouts? Why not opt for the best of both with a dual-fuel hybrid BBQ? These versatile grills offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of gas and the smoky flavour of charcoal. In this edit, discover all the great reasons to buy a duel fuel barbecue this spring.

Best Authentic Charcoal Barbecues to Buy
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Best Authentic Charcoal Barbecues to Buy

Is it ever too early to start thinking about those mouthwatering summer cookouts? A BBQ fuelled by charcoal is the key ingredient when it comes to authentic outback barbecuing, especially if you’re looking to produce food with a smoky flavour and a beautifully charred texture. Keep reading if you want to cook on a high-quality stainless steel or ceramic grill this summer, we’ll recommend the best charcoal grills with specialist features or premium smoker barbecues that pack your food with flavour and cook to perfection.

Meet the Gozney Arc Pizza Oven
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Meet the Gozney Arc Pizza Oven

Introducing the world’s most advanced compact outdoor pizza oven by Gozney. The Arc blends a perfectly constructed oven into a sleek form that is relatively compact on the outside yet features a big cooking space internally. Arc & Arc XL are available in a neutral bone colour with a limited edition off-black model currently available on the XL model. The intuitive flame control makes it easy to create restaurant-quality 14” pizza within 60 seconds or even less, making it the go-to pizza oven for beginners and professional chefs. With an Arc or Arc XL, you can create epic pizza, in your perfect outdoor living space, easier than ever before. Plus, the innovative lateral rolling flame of the revolutionary gas burner replicates the flame of a traditional wood fired oven, this distributes heat evenly and consistently meaning less turning of pizza whilst it is cooking.

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