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Bbq how close to the fence?

AHRAHR Posts: 361

good morning 

im planning on building a masonry bbq that will be H 210cm x W 110cm x D 65cm with a cooking area of 54cm x 34cm. 

my question is how close can the back of the bbq be to a fence? 

And can I line the fence with some kind of heat/fire proof sheeting?

I have a space of 120cm between my pergola and fence and was wondering if I could fit in a masonry bbq   

Many thanks 

have have a good day


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Hi giddy. There was a brick BBQ here when we first moved in, built by the previous owners, roughly 50cm from a hedge image

    "Great" says hubby, "I love a good BBQ", sparks it up and.......?we have a big black, burnt hedge image.   We knocked it down, have had portable ones since then.

    Think about the rising heat too if you have climbers on your pergola.

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    Thanks for your reply Kitty. That's what I don't want to happen. 

    The chimney of the bbq will be higher than the pergola. The pergola doesn't have anything growing up it but does have a roof and is used as a shelter. 

    There are no bushes / trees growing in the area. It's just the pergola and fence that I am worried about. 

    I have tried looking for some guidlines on how close it should be but I can't find any. 

    Does anyone on here have a masonry bbq? And can you tell me how hot the back gets? 

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    imageThe bbq

    along the back will be a fence and at the front will be the pergola. 

    Thw space between is 120cm and the bbq is 65cm 

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    So there won't be a naked flame near the fence or pergola but may be heat. 

  • Hi Giddy -

    Just wondered if you ever built your barbecue - I'm in the same quandary now - only using 'normal' close is too close? I was hoping to have a climber up the back with a gap between barbecue and fence but now thinking that could be disastrous!
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,853
    edited April 2018
    We had one of those and had to move it - not easy - as it was originally against the back wall of the house - so I couldn't see it from the windows as pretty ugly - but all the smoke entered thru the open windows.  We used cylindrical logs to lift and roll it onto the terrace and it cooked the nearby stems of a large climbing rose on a trellis 3' away so yet another adjustment and much tying in of said rose.

    If you plan to use it a lot, keep it well away form combustible wood and also living plants.  Round the base level they're OK but not so good at fire level and chimney sides cos heat rises and sparks fly.........
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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