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Outdoor Heating Solutions

Written by Penny Simpson

New technology is at the forefront of outdoor heating systems available at Outdoor Concepts with the speciality store embracing the latest international designs from high-end brands which re ideally suited to their Central Otago, Southern Lakes and Southland clientele.

“Superior design and function is important when you’re looking to efficiently heat a large outdoor courtyard or deck area during the depths of winter here in the South Island ,” says store manager Glenn Stalhut.

The store stocks a range of barbecue and outdoor cooking products from brands such as  Beefeater, Weber Kettle, Fisher and Paykel luxury DCS range, Traeger, Ooni, Rene Kip and Jetmaster. 

Glenn says designer fit pits are proving to be hugely popular with homeowners in Queenstown, Wānaka and Central Otago.

“ We have a dynamic range from US brand Hearthstone whose fire pit and cooking grill suits many situations. You can grill food and enjoy some outdoor fire ambience at the same time.”

Infratech Outdoor Heaters

Extend the outdoor living and entertaining season by installing an Infratech electric heating system. “You can choose from a versatile range of options, to seamlessly blend into the design of your home or commercial property,” says Glenn. ” These heaters offer a sustainable and comfortable heat source for outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Infratech electric heathers are over 90 per cent energy efficient, meaning cost effective heating, and emit a subtle, pleasing glow that will not blow away in windy conditions.”

Hearthstone Fire Pit & Cooking Grill

The perfect way to keep warm outdoors on a chilly winters day at the same time  grilling up food on one of the grill surfaces. The Hearthstone fire pit is made in the US from durable cast iron that will last for years.

A grate below the fire helps keep the logs burning, and the cast iron base lifts the fire up off the ground.

Available in two base options –  a low version which is perfect for sitting in front of or the taller version for standing around with friends.  The cooking rings mean people can grill their favourite foods as well as create that perfect outdoor fire setting.

Heatstrip Outdoor Gas Heaters

The Heatstrip Portable LPG heater incorporates world-leading design, quality, heat performance and efficiency to provide a stylish, robust and elegant solution for an outdoor area, alfresco, balcony or patio. 

“ These gas heaters are perfect for around the home or ideal for outdoor cafés, restaurants or beer gardens and make an easy solution to quickly add heat to any outdoor space,” says Glenn. “We have a range instore to order from.”

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