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Build a Perfect BBQ Garden

Realistically, the UK only enjoys about a month of BBQ weather per year, so we need to make the most of it. This is when Britons get the most enjoyment out of their gardens and beautiful lawns – enjoying good (possibly burnt) food with family and friends while soaking in the sun. A well-designed BBQ garden gives you space to cook on, eat on, and socialise, without turning the entire area into a patio. It’s surprisingly easy to design a garden that helps you make the most of summer while cutting down on maintenance throughout the rest of the year.

Build the Right Decking

Decking is the perfect way to make your garden more usable and turn it into a social space. Even if it rained 10 minutes before your BBQ, you can still sit out and enjoy the sun when it comes out. Create a deck that takes up no more than 1/3 to ½ of your garden so that you can still enjoy a lawn and vegetation, while creating enough room for the grill and a generous seating area for yourself, family, and guests.

Add Garden Walls and Rails

Putting your drinks and food down on the floor is quite unappealing and spills are inevitable. Creating thick garden walls or even decking with a balustrade offers places to rest drinks, plates, and sunglasses while you chat and mingle with guests. It’s incredibly easy to add these details to your garden, especially when Lawsons’ bricks start from just £0.68 each. You can use walls to create barriers, separate flowers from vegetables, or just define different areas in your garden while giving guests additional spaces to sit and put down drinks.

Create a Built-In BBQ

If you’re serious about grilling, a permanent BBQ is a must-have for your garden. You can build most of it with bricks and cement, but will need to add the metal grills and possibly a coal/log store to start the fire. No more fighting to get the BBQ out of the back of your shed, worrying it might be broken, or cursing yourself for not buying the bigger model – you can create a custom BBQ space over a single weekend. 

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