Composite Applications For Braai & Fire Pit Areas

Braais & Fire Pits

The spirit of South Africa is found in braais and campfires. Whether you’ve escaped to the bush for the weekend or are unwinding after your commute home from the office, there’s no better way to end the day than enjoying a braai and a fire with family and friends. Incorporating a composite decking feature around your braai and or fire pit can add a touch of functionality, class, and value to any property.

Benefits of Eva-Last Composite

Eva-Last bamboo composite products are an ideal material to use as decking, seating, or storage around your braai or fire pit area. The durable, and weather resistant nature of composite ensures fading, moisture, staining, scratching, and maintenance are a thing of the past. With the added benefit of composite materials having a natural wood-look, this ensures a beautiful aesthetic finish as well.

Choosing the best composite

All of the Eva-Last composite decking ranges would be suitable for around the braai or fire pit, dependent on your personal needs and wants, as each brand offers different features and benefits.

However, our recommendation around the braai area would be Infinity. Its highly resilient protective cap makes it the most practical choice, where there could be fats and oils that drop onto the deck. The polymer capping on Infinity means it is easier to clean and wipe up spills and splatters.

The cleaning and maintenance regime differs slightly by brand, and can be found as guides by brand on the website. It is, however, always advisable to mop up spills and splashes with warm soapy water when they occur.

In terms of fire pits, as well as Weber or hot coal braais, it should be noted that hot embers that fall onto any composite decking can damage the surface of the deck, leaving irreparable pocked burn marks. If you do prefer an open flame braai, we recommend braaiing off the deck or opting for a concrete, paved or tiled area below the braai, finishing off with composite decking around the area. There are also protective mats on the market, which could be used while braaiing.

The key to the perfect fire pit area is seating. The low maintenance, splinter free nature of Eva-Last decking make them all excellent choices for creating a comfortable seating area around your fire pit. If it’s a flip-top bench storage solution you would also like to incorporate, the lightweight nature of Apex would be the best choice.

When designing your fire pit, it is always advisable for your seating area to be at least 1-2 meters away from the fire pit, as this would ensure any flying hot embers do not land on the composite material.

Whether it’s a braai area, a fire pit, or both, using any of the Eva-last composite decking brands offers highly practical, durable, and beautiful choices that will last for years to come and add incredible aesthetic and financial value to your home, outdoor venue, lodge, or hotel.