Traditional barbecues come in all shapes and sizes from a variety of DIY stores, but if you are serious about your BBQ and enjoy a little DIY, then what could be more satisfying than building your own brick BBQ?
The materials you need are pretty cheap, and as well as making a unique 'fixed' feature it will blend seamlessly with your home and patio.
Not to mention that fact it will last much longer than metal, which tends to be a rusted mess after a year or two of the British weather and all those time we put off cleaning after use.
Firstly, think about the position of your brick BBQ. You don't want your BBQ to suddenly become the dominant feature and take over your patio.
Tucked in a corner is always your best bet, but make sure there isn't anything close by that could be damaged from the heat etc. Plus you need space to move around and cook safely.
Wherever you decide to build your BBQ, the key is to construct it on a solid foundation. Securely bedded paving slabs are ideal the ideal choice for the base.
And I'm no builder, but with a little basic DIY, you can build something fab. So to get you started, here's some great 'How To' videos I used before I tackled my own brick BBQ...
How To Build A Brick BBQ
In these detailed video, Noel Marshall runs through the process step by step.
Argentine Grill & Brick BBQ Smoker
Next up is a great time lapse video from Ralf Gomm. Here he demonstrates how to to build a stylish Argentine Grill & Brick BBQ Smoker.
And finally, I love this crazy video from Joe Davidson BBQ that shows you how to build your very own portable pit BBQ. It can be done in less than one hour, for less than $250 too.