Using A Wood Burning Stove Outside | Burning Inspirations
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Yes – you can put them anywhere in your garden. Wood burning stoves can be placed on patio or decking outside. You can install a wood burning stove absolutely anywhere in your garden, whether that be in your shed, garage, summerhouse, or cabin.

Wood burning stoves are a great addition to any outdoor space. As long as you have the correct fittings and a sound chimney, your stove can be placed anywhere. Just don’t forget to also fit a carbon monoxide alarm too!

In one of our previous blogs, we discussed the ‘burning’ question (excuse the pun): do you want an outdoor wood burning stove? Where we explored the different types of outdoor stoves, alongside the advantages and disadvantages of wood burning stoves. However, in today’s blog, we would like to explore the practicalities of having an outdoor wood burning stove.

Outdoor wood burning stove

The options for where you can place your stove are numerous, from putting it out on your patio, garden or decking to inside a garden building such as a shed, summerhouse, or cabin.

All you need is a good supply of wood, and it’s a stylish way to keep your garden building cosy in the cooler months of the year. Wood burning stoves have the added benefit of guaranteeing year-round enjoyment from any outdoor space. The words ‘but, it’s too cold to go outside’ will no longer be uttered in your household, as you can enjoy many a relaxing evening on your patio, in your shed, summerhouse or cabin, no matter the season.

Stove safety

Like with any wood burning fireplace or stove placed in your home, the one in your garden or outdoor space is no different – stoves need fresh air to burn safely. Always make sure there is an open vent, and that your chimney is clean and not faulty.

If your outdoor wood burning stove is in a garden building, make sure it is well away from combustibles. This includes: wood, fuel, gas containers, oil, candles, cushions, clothing, books and furnishings – basically anything that could create a fire hazard.

Outdoor wood burners from burning inspirations

At Burning Inspirations we have an extensive range of high quality suppliers and brands, including: Handol, Contura, Hotul, Scan, Stovax, Town & Country and Astro Flamm. We are huge fans of outdoor wood burning stoves, and cannot recommend them highly enough.


Our wood burning stoves cater for both traditional and contemporary interior design tastes. Unsure which stove design to go for? Come and take a look at all of our range of wood burning stoves in our Milton Keynes showroom. Alternatively, you can call us on 01908 507 027 or fill out our online contact form and one of our team will be in touch.