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Block Built BBQ

Discussion in 'Building' started by karlitob1983, 25 Jun 2021.

  1. karlitob1983

    karlitob1983

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    Hi all

    I’d like to build a block built barbecue.

    I’ve worked up some plans but I would be really grateful if someone could throw their expert eye over it.

    For example,
    - is there a better way to build it to optimise the use of blocks?
    - is the space I’ve allowed for the bbq reasonable (I’ve looked up a few Weber’s and it seems like a fully open bbq should fit with a little overhang). I’ve never owed a bbq - they all seem to have stands. I presume it detaches. Are all bbqs the same dimensions?
    - I have an upstand included. I think it looks nice. Does it do anything to take the heat?
    - I plan to render it. Not sure what the counter should be.
    - the long counter to the right is to have plenty of space for other food etx.
    - I’ll need to put a cupboard in for a gas canister.


    Anything I’ve seen online is either ‘brick built’ charcoal bbq or esle it’s this mad expensive outdoor kitchen type thing.

    Anyway - thanks everyone. Appreciate all views.
     

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    If painting the render it won't last long with heat and fat, might be better off with a stainless steel splash back for behind the BBQ.

    As for the BBQ bit, it would probably be worthwhile to buy a gas BBQ and use the bits you want from it. Just because it has legs doesn't mean you have to use it.

    You also don't want a BBQ with a hinged lid with that design of outdoor kitchen. Maybe something like this https://www.caterkwik.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_ZENITH4 but you'll have to make your own lid for it
     
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  4. karlitob1983

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    Nice.

    Unfortunately I am unable to advise on block layout, though I presume normal blocks and blockwork would be sufficient.

    You'd want it standard kitchen height, the biggest thing is insulating the heat from the block work, as you don't want the block work to take and retain any of the heat, and you don't want it heating up cupboard space underneath it.

    So I would assume that standard block work would be used for the main area, but around the BBQ you would want to use fire bricks so as not to transfer heat.
     
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    Thank you for response. Could you explain it a little more if you wouldn’t mind. This sounds like advanced level stuff for me.
     
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