Bonfire Night: Step-by-Step Guide
How to Build Your Own Firepit
Bonfire night: an evening of sparklers, hot chocolate (or something a bit stronger), whilst ooohing and ahhhing watching the fireworks.
If you want to celebrate at home, you can create your own bonfire night in your garden by building a fire pit. Not only are they a gorgeous focal point and party starter, but they are also an inviting space within your garden, which you can use all year round.
Use Global Stone natural stone or porcelain paving or pavers that are cut to size to create a beautiful outer lining of your fire pit. If you already use our products, you can either match with what you have or choose the opposite colour for a contrast of colours.
For safety reasons, only use fire bricks inside the fire pit. Do not use Global Stone products inside the fire pit.
Simple 13 step by step guide on how to create a fire pit using Global Stone products.
Gather your tools. You will need:
- Ground stake
- Piece of wood (bamboo would work)
- Sand and gravel in a bucket
- Wheel barrow
- Fire bricks
- Your choice of Global Stone product to line the edges
- Wood and a lighter!
Hammer the ground stake where you’d like the centre of the fire pit to be.
Attach string to the stake and bamboo and use the stick to score a circle in your cobbles or turf.
Dig out the area using a shovel, deep enough to fit your fire bricks. To keep your area tidy and for easy disposal, put the dugout soil in a wheelbarrow.
Lightly fill the bottom of the fire pit with sand and gravel using a scoop.
Use the iron stake, string and bamboo stick to score a smaller circle, in order to mark where the fire bricks will be placed.
Place the fire bricks on the inner side of the circle, leaving a gap between the brick and the outer rim of the pit. Use your hammer to fix them into place.
Fill the gap with sand to the top of the pit, covering the bricks and the area you will place your Global Stone product.
Take your chosen Global Stone product (we’ve used Old Rectory Victorian Pavers) and place them on top of the fire bricks.
Fill the gaps in between the stone with your choice of soil or cobbles.
Gather your wood and place inside the fire pit.
Set the fire pit alight and decorate the area with seating, cushions and plenty of blankets!
Gather your friends, roast some marshmallows and get the bonfire night party started before the big finale of fireworks!
Inspired? Check out other Global Stone products that would look great as an outer lining of a fire pit…