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3 Tips for Creating an Undercover BBQ Area

3 Tips for Creating an Undercover BBQ Area

Are you a lover of outdoor cooking? Are you thinking about creating your own dedicated outdoor kitchen or outdoor BBQ space?

Well, for starters, you’ll want to ensure that you have an undercover BBQ area so that you don’t have to worry about the elements when you just want to use your outdoor grill for some pizzas, juicy steak, or grilled veggies!

If you are ready to upgrade your BBQ area, keep reading about how to do it and why you should do it if you are still on the fence.

When it comes to creating an undercover BBQ area, there are a few things to think about. To make sure you have everything covered, here are a few tips.


When you create the outdoor BBQ area, you will want to ensure that you have proper ventilation. The last thing you would want is the smoke to go back into your house or get trapped in the area.

Adding in a vent into your outdoor kitchen area will help with the ventilation.

Equally choosing the right style of enclosure and wind flow will mitigate smoke build up!

With a loeuvered roof on a metal pergola you can control the wind and ultimately smoke flow which is in part what makes them so popular for UK outdoor kitchens.

This loeuvered roof and deluxe screens meant that whether cooking on the parilla or the wood fired oven the client could control the elements and the smoke! 

The project was an Argentinian style outdoor kitchen in Bristol.

Watch Out for Fire Hazards

Your outdoor BBQ area needs to be clear of fire hazards. Possible fire hazards could include a lack of ventilation, or having a grill too close to furniture or greenery.

The heat generated from a grill is easily enough to crack double glazing (we’ve done it ourselves!) so you’ll need to think about the area, whats in it and what is susceptible to intense heat and flame.

Loss of Sun on Sunny Days

You’ll want to take into account where the sun shines when creating the undercover area. You don’t want to block part of your home from the sun if you love the natural light you get inside on a sunny day.

Often in the UK we are so fixated on keeping the bad weather out we don’t think about how we want to let the good weather in!

UK Weather Won’t Dictate Your Cooking Schedule

How awful is it that the weather can sometimes dictate how and where you cook? With an undercover BBQ area, you won’t have to worry about what happens on a rainy day – you’re covered! Whether it’s extremely sunny or dumping rain, you can still BBQ.When your kitchen area is covered, you don’t need to worry about your food or leaving something outside for a second when you go inside.

If it started raining or the sun started blazing in the sky, you’d be fine since you are underneath a covered area.


Ready to start your outdoor kitchen area project? Contact us so we can help you!

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