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Winter Sun Inspiration

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Looking for some Winter Sun Inspiration? The Solus Decor team have been taking some inspiration from our installations around the world.

The days are shorter and the winter coats are out, winter is on the horizon if not already here and it has us dreaming of some winter sun.  Looking at the travel experts advice we have fire pits installed in some of the best winter sun destinations around the world. Here’s a few few winter sun recommendations if you are looking for some inspiration.

California

Solus Halo Firepit outdoors lit Loews - Santa Monica
Elevated Halo at Loews – Santa Monica

Looking to keep a hold on to warmer days but still enjoy a gentle breeze? Look no further than California, ideal for those looking for a more gentle climate and you won’t get bored with so many things to see and do.  This a shot of our Elevated Halo fire pit at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica with fantastic views of the famous Santa Monica Pier. More than 7 million visitors a year come to Santa Monica as one of the most famous beach cities, noted as one of National Geographic’s top ten and its close proximity to other Los Angeles attractions. Santa Monica Beach offers on average more than 300 days of sunshine a year and has some of the best sunsets on the West Coast.

 

Hawaii

A wonderful haven with a fantastic climate for those in search of winter sun. You can hop around the islands to see the vast  flora and fauna and learn about the rich culture and history of the islands.

This is an installation at a residential property for a Canadian client, who built their dream vacation home in Maui, Hawaii so they could make the most of the winter sun every year.  They have framed the house beautifully using our halo low fire pits. A wonderful oasis of calm to enjoy the winter months.

Solus halo low firepit set at a vacation home in Maui

 

For those looking for a little more excitement and entertainment with their winter sun then the famous Waikiki Beach is what you need. Waikiki beach is on the island of Oahu and is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue you will find world class shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and resorts.

With so much in the surrounding area the Hyatt Regency Hotel Waikiki is the perfect beach place to base yourself to enjoy all that Honolulu and the rest of Oahu has to offer. After a day of exploring, the hotel has created the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the views with a a drink around the fire in the evening. The hotel have used the Hemi fire pits as part of the outdoor area in the Regency club area.

 

Bahamas

Looking for all inclusive luxury without the children? Look no further than Warwick Paradise Island  An all-inclusive resort hotel in the beautiful setting of the Bahamas.  All-Inclusive takes any stresses out of your vacation, leaving you to simply enjoy yourself. You can relax on the resort’s private harbour beach or take in some of the best views of Nassau Harbour.

 

St Barths

The definition of beach side luxury, Hotel Le Toiny is a five star luxury resort on the exclusive island of St Barths.

Fire pit hotel le toiny
Hemi fire pit at Hotel Le Toiny, St Barts

Bee Osborn has created a relaxed, light and airy space using soft creams with luxurious textures in the fixtures and fittings.  Hotel Le Toiny is  a 5-Star tropical paradise overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the hills of St. Barthelemy The Resort is made up of 22 luxury one and two bedroom suites nestled in of a lush palm grove bordered by Toiny beach.  The hotel has been designed as a sanctuary for guests to relax both indoors and outdoors.

Solus Decor are thrilled to be part of this stunning resort.  They have chosen to incorporate our Hemi fire pits on their beach terrace, providing a wonderful space for guest to enjoy at night.  The Hemi provide gently warmth as the sun goes down and a soft light that adds to the ambiance of this unique setting

 

 

Get in touch with us to find out more about our fire pits at these winter sun destinations.

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Solus Decor exhibit at The Independent Hotel Show in London

royal champagne hotel fire pit

Last week Solus Decor exhibited at The Independent Hotel Show in London and had the opportunity to discuss all things hotels with hoteliers from around the country and further afield.

 

Our fire and water features are used around the world by hotels in a variety of locations; a Caribbean luxury beach resort, a boutique ski Lodge in the mountains of Wyoming, a hip roof top bar in Portland Oregon through to a luxury resort in the champagne region of France. These hotels are all completely different in style and setting but there is one common thread that runs through them all hotels. All these hotels and any hotel around the world is looking to make the most of all their space, particularly outdoor space to ensure they have a profitable business throughout the year.

Hotels, restaurants and bars all want to make the most of their outdoor space and run at full capacity all year, however for many the garden or rooftop becomes a forgotten area when the summer is over. With our fire pits this is no longer the case, when the weather starts to cool at the end of the summer these outdoor areas or outdoor venues continue to be a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy a cocktail or maybe mulled wine as we approach the festive season!

 

hemi fire bowl at royal champagne hotel and spa
Hemi fire pit at The Royal Champagne Hotel

Top questions from hoteliers at The Independent Hotel Show

What is the durability and longevity of a fire pit or water feature?

All Solus products are made from high performance concrete and are designed to withstand both extreme cold and heat that is not unusual for the Canadian climate where all our products are designed and made in our workshop in Vancouver. We have the best warranties in the business! We have been working with commercial designers for 20 years and know how important this is for any commercial project and our burners have a 25 year warranty. Click here for full details

Flexibility?

Our range of fire and water products are flexible and easy to use. Our water features are self circulating, requiring no water supply, simply plug and play! Our fire pits come with three different fuel options; bio ethanol, LPG gas and natural with the option of manual or electronic ignition. In addition to this unlike many gas fire pits our burners are designed so they can sit on any outdoor surface; grass, decking or stone, making them compatible with any style of outdoor space.

Health and Safety

Naturally in a commercial space the question of health and safety is a question. As with any gas appliance this should be installed by a registered gas engineer if you opt for the LPG or natural gas fuel option. Unlike wood burning fire pits a gas fire pit can be controlled and there is no danger of hot ash or uncontrolled smoke harming guests. We also have the option of a glass screen to surround the flame as an additional safeguard as shown here at The Hotel Eastlund in Portland.

 

Hotel Eastlund, Portland

 

Get in touch with us to find out how you can enhance the outdoor space at your hotel or commercial space this winter!

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The House That Black Built Collaboration

The house that black built garden makeover

A look at the Solus Decor collaboration with the “Home Improvement” Champion; The House That Black Built and their garden makeover.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the House That Black Built, it is an interior designer and lifestyle blog featuring Chelsea and her husband, following the renovation of their Victorian villa in the UK. Chelsea and her husband are home improvement enthusiasts with an excellent sense of style in both their home and everyday lives. They document their home improvement projects through the blog and wonderful Instagram feed, which has captured the attention of over 55 thousand followers!

Solus Decor elevated halo fire pit

One of the most recent projects that The House That Black Built have undertaken is the garden to their Victorian villa; a place they could enjoy all year round and take a rest from all the hard work inside the house.  After seeing the progress of their work and their design inspiration for the garden we knew a Solus Decor fire pit would be the perfect addition to this cool, contemporary space.  The House That Black Built have incorporated our Elevated Halo fire pit in Shiitake in their low maintenance outdoor living space. The fire pit is complimented by the Everscape Limestone tile from Topps Tiles and outdoor furniture from Maison du Monde, which brings this whole space to life! We love the finished design and how Chelsea has teamed the Elevated Halo with these elements to create a contemporary outdoor living space.

Elevated halo fire pit

Chelsea takes you step by step through the renovation process through her blog and Instagram stories; showing both the highs and lows. This warm and approachable demeanor is exactly why she has gained such a huge following and has been recognized by the Amara Interior Blog Awards. If you are thinking of undertaking a garden renovation be sure to check out The House That Black Built  and why not get in touch with us to see how we can help your create your very own outdoor haven.

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Feature Project: The Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

solus fire pit at royal champagne hotel and spa

A look at the new Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa; the height of luxury in the heart of the Champagne region in France and how they have incorporated Solus fire pits in their outdoor areas.

 

royal champagne hotel and spa terrace

 

The Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa opened its doors in the summer of 2018 and has set itself apart as the first contemporary 5 star hotel  in the Champagne region. The original 19th Century Post House where it is said that King Charles X of France stopped over before heading to Reims for his coronation has been re-imagined by architect; Giovanni Pace and interior designers; Argenta Project .  The original property was purchased by Boston-based Champagne Hospitality collection, a group of boutique luxury hotels and spas that includes the award-winning Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in St. Barths.

The Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa is the height of luxury and what one would expect for the enviable location in the middle of the vineyards in hills of Epernay, the capital of Champagne, and the historic villages of Champillon and Hautvillers of Dom Perignon fame. We are fortunate to have our Hemi fire pits to compliment this wonderful outdoor space with the breathtaking backdrop.

 

The Hemi fire bowl is a popular choice with both the commercial and residential market due to the sculptural design and the additional accessories available to customise the fire bowl.  The Hemi is available in a choice of 10 colours, 3 fuel options and the option to use a hard wood table top or metal drinks ring and metal table top, making it adaptable to all spaces and styles.

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus

 

Get in touch with us to find out more about this installation and our range of concrete fire and water features

 

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Feature Project: The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

We have had the great fortune of teaming up with The Spa Hotel to help create this wonderful outdoor space in the historic town of Tunbridge Wells.

The Spa Hotel is set in 14 acres of beautiful grounds close to the centre of historic Royal Tunbridge Wells in England, the spa town from which its name is derived. The hotel first opened in 1880 and since then has built a reputation for quintessential British style, sophistication, and fine dining.

Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells
The historic Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, UK

 

The Spa Hotel has a long-established history in the town, and with its recent refurbishment, it provides a luxurious location to stay, dine and for weddings and events. With 70 rooms, an award-winning restaurant and a new, contemporary  Bar and Brasserie, there is plenty for guests to enjoy.

 

As part of the refurbishment of the hotel, The Spa Hotel have just launched the Spa Temple and new outdoor entertainment area. The Spa Temple is a beautiful piece of design from our friends at Chilstone, providing a focal point in this picturesque outdoor setting and a wonderful place to say “I do”.

Hemi fire pit Kent hotel

 

We are thrilled to see a little bit of Canada in this picturesque British setting. The Spa Hotel has incorporated our  Hemi fire pit with metal drinks ring into this beautiful British countryside setting. The Hemi is our signature fire pit and is popular in both commercial and residential settings.  The Spa Hotel has incorporated the Hemi into the new Temple, mirroring its sculptural curves with the architecture of the building.

The Hemi is available in three sizes, ten different colours and a choice of three different fuel options; including Natural Gas, Liquid Propane, and Bioethanol making it adaptable for any outdoor setting. We also have a range of accessories to customize your fire pit including the metal drinks ring seen pictured here.

To find out more about our products get in touch with us.

 

Photo Credit: Penny Young Photography

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Thinking about specifying a fire pit?

Hemi Firebowl with Ring

Outdoor living is ever popular and products such as fire pits continue to be specified in commercial and residential designs. So what are the considerations for designers?

Hemi with Concrete Ring
Hemi with Concrete Ring
Image: Salty’s Alki Beach

Solus have put together a guide of useful questions to ask when contacting fire pit companies or as considerations when adding a fire pit feature into a design:

1. What is the difference between the fuel types?

a)  Natural Gas (NG): There is an immediate cost to set up a natural gas line to the firepit but the running costs are the least expensive. Natural gas also burns cleanly. It is the most convenient option as it is always available (no tanks to replace).

b)  Liquid Propane (LP): Like natural gas it can be hard-piped or run a hose (there is very little setup cost for a hose). Typically LPG is available in a variety of tank sizes that need to be refilled and hidden from view.

c)  Ethanol (Bio-Fuel): There is no setup cost. Typically this is the most expensive fuel type. There is less flame control with ethanol (no regulation) and it is the option chosen when either NG or LP are not an option. Ethanol burns with no off-gas or particulates.

d)  Wood: Wood can take up significant storage and require a lot of clean up. Costs of wood really depends on where you live. Wet wood, ignition issues, wood smoke, stinky clothes and neighbour complaints are the most frequent negatives one hears of wood fires. Wood sparks as it is burning and is therefore a potential fire risk. Many regions have bans on wood fires due to forest fires or clean air requirements.

2. Certification? What is it and why should you care?

a)  Certification (ANSI in the USA, CSA in Canada, and CE in Europe). This means the manufacturer (in this case Solus Decor) has paid an independent lab to test our products and certify them as safe according to the industry agreed standards. Part of the certification process is ongoing random audits to make sure that manufacturing standards remain at or above the certification standard. Ask for the certification documents and the product listing. Be wary of counterfeits or “built to the standard of CE, CSA or ANSI”.

b)  One needs to care. Having a product certified means that there is a guarantee that the product has been designed and manufactured in a way that will not be dangerous to the consumer. You wouldn’t buy a gas boiler, furnaceor a BBQ that hadn’t been certified as safe, so why not purchase a safe fire pit as well?

i)  When a product is “built to certification standard,” or “built to UL standard,” it is not actually certified. The product has not undergone the initial testing, nor does it undergo the random testing to ensure the manufacturing quality. The product must be certified and not just to the standard.

ii)  Combining a certified burner with a non-certified vessel or brick assembly may actually void the certification if installed incorrectly and the safety of the fire pit.

Certification also provides a measure of liability insurance for both home owner and commercial installations.

3. Burner / Ignition types.

a) Manual:
A standard ignition that is frequently referred to as a “match-lit burner” in the industry. This burner has an adjustable key valve on the side of the firepit that is used to regulate the gas flow from off to maximum. This burner does not require electricity, just a fuel source (LP, NG or ETH) and is common to North America.

b) Manual with Flame Supervision:
This is the same as the manual ignition, but it has an additional feature that monitors the flames. If the fire pit is blown out, the flame supervision device shuts off the gas flow. With this ignition you light a pilot light that will then warm a sensor. Once that sensor is hot enough the flame supervision system will open the gas flow and ignite the fire pit. This is required in the UK, Europe and some parts of North America. This burner does not require electricity. (only NG or LP).

c) Electronic (Auto):
It requires 110 volts (NA) or 220-240 volts (EU) to be run to the fire pit along with a light switch or timer. It is strictly an on/off burner and is ideal for commercial, common use, or public spaces. Flame supervision is included in all Solus Decor’s electronic ignitions.

d) Electronic with Adjustable Valve (Auto Adj):This burner is the same as the electronic burner but it has an adjustable valve on the side of the firepit that allows our customers to regulate the gas flow. This means if the fire is a little too warm you are able to turn it down to a more comfortable temperature. Flame supervision is available in all of Solus Decor’s electronic ignitions. The extra valve also doubles up as an emergency shut off valve – often a requirement of commercial installations (particularly in California, New York and the UK).

e) Ethanol:

Ethanol burners are a basin into which the ethanol is poured. Once it is filled to the desired level (based upon desired burn time) a long wand is used to ignite the ethanol. When finished the flames can be snuffed out with the lid. This burner does not require electricity and may be placed almost anywhere.

4. How does one determine placement? What factors are there to consider? (aside from aesthetic reasons)

Firebox 30

a)  Fuel / electricity:

i) The first factor that should be assessed is where can the fire pit be placed and where it will have access to fuel or perhaps more accurately“Where can I run a pipe or hose for the firepit.” This is most importantfor Natural Gas and Liquid Propane burners.

b)  The Material (substratum) the firepit will be placed upon:

i) Many firepits (Especially burner without structures around them) cannot be placed on wood decks, composite materials, or grass.

ii) Solus Decor’s firepits are rated to be placed on all outdoor materials (wood, composite, grass, stone, pavers, or concrete). This is because the burners are designed to throw heat up and out to those seated around the firepit.

iii) Many firepits lose heat in an inefficient manner to the bottom and sides of the vessel which means the vessel and the area around it gets hot. It is important to know if a firepit can damage the material it is placed upon. It also calls into question how many btu’s or kw’s are necessary for your fire pit. If 30 – 50 % of the heat and btu’s or kw’s are lost to the bottom of the vessel it is a waste of fuel.

c) Safety Clearances:

i)  Safety clearances are the minimum required distance a firepit needs to be from combustible materials such as overhang or furniture. This is part of the certification process and in the CSA / CE documentation.

ii)  NG and LP are “controlled flames” unlike wood which is uncontrolled.

iii)  Solus Decor’s safety clearances for our firepits are:
1) 16” or 400 mm from the side of the concrete vessel 2) 6’5” or 1.9m from the FLOOR (not the top of the vessel)

5. Warranties, and why they are important.

a) Just in case. You cannot control the weather. These are outdoor products and sometimes things happen. Warranties matter! Ask about the warranty and how long it is.

b) What is the duration of the warranty? Most warranties are 6 – 12 months – basically one season. Solus warranties are the best in the business (3, 5 and 25 years).

c) Product quality and who deals with your warranty. If a company is not willing to stand behind their product and provide a warranty then do you really want to buy that product?

The depth or breadth of what the warranty covers is also important. Solus certifies and build in-house and is therefore able to properly troubleshoot any issues.

1)  Concrete: All concrete vessels are cast in-house so providing a warranty replacement can be done in a timely fashion if necessary.

2)  Burners: We assemble all of our burners in-house and we are therefore able to troubleshoot issues as well as being able to provide replacement parts if necessary.

6. What media is best in a firepit?

There are four main categories of media for a fire pit.

fire stones

a) Lava Rock: A natural and inexpensive media that is used to reflect heat back out of the firepit. Does not contain heat for long. Solus Decor uses black lava rock as its primary mediab)

b) Fire Glass: This is a tempered glass that is then rolled so that it loses its sharp edges. The glass will get very hot and remain that way for some time after the flame is extinguished. There is the potential to trap Liquid Propane if set up improperly (explosive hazard). This is extremely important.

c) Ceramic Logs: Purely cosmetic and will not maintain heat for long.d) Concrete Media: There are specific formulations of refractory concrete that have been designed to withstand the heat of a fire pit. Solus uses these as “refractory concrete river rocks” around the burner and / or the entire fire pit.

What sort of media (stone, glass or other) can I put in my firepit? Be careful what you find on the internet – there are many inappropriate “fire pit media”. Part of the certification process is that the fire pit appliance is tested with the media. This means the certification says yes to only this media and nothing else (unless it has been certified). There are plenty of media readily available – it doesn’t mean it is all appropriate for your fire pit. Changing the media may invalidate your certification and therefore your insurance.

Heat (BTU or kW) (A BTU or kW is a unit that measures heat produced by a burner/grill/stovetop/bbq etc.)

1)  BTU or kW can be used to generalize how hot a firepit is, however it is not completely accurate.

a)  A better way of saying it might be that the BTU or kW indicates how much fuel a firepit can consume.

b)  How much heat you feel around the firepit can be influenced by the following:

i)  Wind: Strong winds can blow the heat away.

ii)  Efficiency of the burner: Is it directing heat everywhere or is it projecting heat up and out to those around the fire pit.

iii)  Height of the burner: Heat radiates up and out from its source. The lower the firepit the more heat you will feel on your body.

iv)  Fuel type: For example, propane burns a little hotter and brighter than natural gas.

2)  Many jurisdictions limit how many btu’s or kw’s the burner is allowed to produce.

a) Having a 300,000 BTU burner may or may not be acceptable to your jurisdiction and ergo your insurance company. (Even if it is certified). Additionally, is a 300,000 BTU burner necessary and how much would it cost to run?

What other functions can the fire pit perform? Will it be needed to place drinks on the side while on? Can it be used as a table when not on? Will it have a sculptural presence in the garden? Will it complement the design / furniture / planting scheme and colour?

7. Important questions to ask yourself about what firepit you wish to own.

1)  What shape would work best in your space?

a) Square shapes fill a space more completely.

b) Round shapes are easier for people to navigate around and pull up additional seating.c) Rectangular shapes can fit more people around them than square.

2)  What are you hoping to do with the firepit?

a) Is it going to be solely for sitting around and using as a firepit?
b) Would you like to use it as a coffee table during the day?
c) Would you like to leave your drink on the firetable as you relax around it?
d) Would you like to use the firepit occasionally as a cooking surface?
*NB The proper use of accessories can really expand the uses of your firepit. Solus Decor’s All Metal tabletop with removable center would allow you to use your firepit as a coffee table in the day and at night you can remove the center, so you still have a drinks ring around your flames.
Solus Elevated Halo fire pit outdoor roof top deck lit with couple
Elevated Halo fire pit

8. What to consider when ordering a firepit.

What style works best for your space? Round? Square? Rectangular? Short? Tall?
What fuel type are you going to use?NG? LP? Ethanol?
What kind of burner / ignition would you like? Manual? Manual with Flame Supervision? Electronic (auto)? Adjustable Electronic (Auto Adj)?
What colour would work best in your space? Solus offers 10 to choose from!

Are there any accessories that would make your firepit more useful? Cover? table top? drink ring?

This guide is available to download or print as a PDF.

For further information, contact Solus.

www.solusdecor.com

info@solusdecor.com

604 255 2472
TF: 1-877-255-3146

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Feature Project: Salty’s on Alki, Seattle

Solus Hemi firepit at Salty's restaurant on Alki Beach - commercial project

A look at Salty’s, the hugely popular seafood restaurant on Alki beach.

About Salty’s

Salty’s restaurant is located on Elliott Bay with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline. The restaurant has been hailed as having one of the best restaurant views by critics. Salty’s on Alki beach is part of a small chain of seafood restaurants with additional locations in Washington and Portland.  Salty’s on Alki beach was acquired by Gerry Kingen; founder of Salty’s in 1985 and from then it has gone from strength to strength. Salty’s offer a wonderful menu with a mix of charbroiled steaks and local seafood so you can be sure there is something for everyone, with a focus on local produce and sustainability.

 

 

Solus Firepits for Commercial Projects

Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.

Solus Decor at Salty’s

Salty’s have incorporated one of Hemi 48″ fire bowls on the terrace, a wonderful addition to this sensational space and the perfect place to enjoy the view with a drink on a cooler day. Salty’s have opted to accessorize their Hemi with a drinks ring; the ideal accompaniment to a restaurant setting. The drink ring allow space to rest a glass or small appetizer plate while you sit around the fire.

Salty’s have a number of spaces so they are perfect for a variety of occasions; a family dinner, happy hour after work or the perfect spot to celebrate a special family occasion in one of their three private dining spaces.

 

hemi fire bowl salty's seattle

 

The Hemi is our signature fire pit and hugely popular in both the commercial and residential setting.  The Hemi is available in three sizes with three fuel options and a variety of accessories to make it adaptable to any environment, including our hugely popular new metal table top and drinks ring.

 

Hemi Outdoor Fire Pit Solus
Hemi Fire Pit in Cinder

To find our more about the Hemi and other commercial installations get in touch with the team.

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Solus Decor at HPB Expo

fire table

Solus Decor launch new products at HPB Expo in Dallas Texas; an exciting addition to the Solus Decor range.

 

About HPB Expo

The Solus team headed to Dallas, Texas last month to be part of the HPB Expo and launch some exciting new fire and water products at the largest indoor outdoor living event. HPBExpo is owned and produced by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), which represents, and provides professional member services and industry support, for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. The HPBA is the one stop shop for any outdoor living product.

 

New product: Fire Table

Over the last year the team have mean working hard on new designs.  The result of this hard works is a new take on our existing fire table. The new table has a larger area for you to make the most of the table element of the design whilst still retaining the heat element of the product.  The social element of the fire pit has encouraged this design. The desire for outdoor entertaining and living spaces continues to grow.

To create this design we have incorporated a man made composite, which is traditionally used as exterior cladding to form the table top.  Yes we have added a new material to our traditional concrete products but we have stayed true to the Solus design principles.  The fire table is sleek, simple and functional in its design. It’s built to withstand the outdoor elements in both commercial and residential settings. These key design elements run throughout the Solus product range.

 

 

The new fire table takes on en element of the European glamour traditionally synonymous with french and Italian design.

Get in contact with the sales team to find out more about the new fire table and our other fire and water products.

 

 

 

 

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Does Philadelphia, PA allow firepits on residential properties?

Pictured here: The Solus Hemi 36 firepit overlooking the waterfront.

Does the state of Pennsylvania allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have ANSI approval in Pennsylvania.

Does the city of Philadelphia allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits are approved in Philadelphia.

Does the city require permits on residential properties?

Permits are not required on residential properties. The bulletin released in 2006 states that portable outdoor fireplaces are permitted. Some gas burning decorative fireplaces, fire pits, kilns or barbecues do not require a building or combination permit, but could require a plumbing or electrical permit. Solus firepits re available as both portable and fixed fuel connection; therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North American Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146.
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.

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Does Austin, TX allow firepits on residential properties?

Solus Hemi firepit shown with metal ring at dusk

Pictured here: The Solus Hemi 36 fire pit with metal drinks ring.

Does the state of Texas allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits have ANSI approval in Texas.

Does the city of Austin, TX allow firepits?

Yes! The Solus firepits are approved in Austin.

Do firepits require a permit on residential properties?

A permit is not required for a firepit in Austin. As the Solus firepits are ANSI approved, they are considered a “portable outdoor fireplace,” and are approved under the Austin Fire Code. Some gas burning decorative fireplaces, fire pits, kilns or barbecues do not require a building or combination permit, but could require a plumbing or electrical permit. Solus firepits re available as both portable and fixed fuel connection; therefore, the Solus firepit will make a great addition to any outdoor living space!

Contact Us

  • To see our products, please visit our catalogue page.
  • To speak to a sales representative you can contact us here, or call our North American Toll Free line: 1-877-255-3146.
  • For all other inquiries, please visit our Solus Decor website.

Solus Certifications

Resources

It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm and verify any information found on this page.