British summers are a bit of a mixed bag; warm one minute and cold the next. It can also get a bit chilly when the sun goes down, making you go inside to warm up or wishing you’d brought your jacket. However patio heaters let you enjoy your garden space for longer and they’re perfect for keeping you warm and cosy well into the night or on a cooler day.
So if you’ve invited friends over for a barbecue and the weather turns cold, or if you don’t get much sunshine in the summer evenings, simply switch on your patio heater to warm up and relax.
Whether you’re enjoying an outdoor movie night, cooking up a few burgers on the barbecue, or enjoying a few drinks with friends on a chilly summer evening, a patio heater makes a stylish and practical addition to your garden space. In our roundup ahead, you’ll be sure to find a patio heater to fit your budget.
Olsen and Smith
This affordable patio heater by Olsen and Smith is a number one Amazon bestseller. Normally £89.99, it’s currently reduced down to £59.99, saving you £30. There’s also an option on Amazon to have it expertly assembled for an additional £60- making it a still reasonable price of £119.99. The electric patio heater features three heat settings and you can also adjust the height and head angle to your liking. For extra peace of mind, it also has a tip-over switch to turn it off automatically if it falls over.
It’s waterproof when turned off, meaning it can withstand light showers or rain when not in use. If you prefer to cover it, this patio heater cover has been designed to protect it.
This pyramid-shaped patio heater by Gasdepot is perfect for warming up on a chilly summer evening. It’s designed with a sturdy-looking black frame and grey rattan material at the base for added style. Whether you want to use the gas patio heater for warmth or to enjoy the glow of a real fire, this patio heater is ideal for many settings, all year-round. Its circular distribution makes it a great focal point when relaxing with friends and family.
It’s easy and hassle-free to light up in any type of weather, so you don’t have to worry about trying to light it with matches or lighters.
Bring some added warmth to your British summer with this freestanding outdoor patio heater by GardenCo. It features wheels at the base for easy transportation, and a handy height-adjustable table to place drinks on – perfect when entertaining friends. The smart-looking gas heater is can be placed on a variety of outdoor surfaces including patios and decking. It also comes with a handy cover to protect it when not in use.
It provides a generous heat output of up to heat to 13.5kW, keeping you warm and relaxed without the need to gather too close. And for added safety, the anti-tilt switch will make the heater cut out if it ever fell over.
More of the best patio heaters
- Outsunny ceiling mounted patio heater for £59.49 from Amazon
- Donyer electric mounted patio heater for £59.59 from Amazon
- Set of 2 Heatlab patio heaters for £129.99 from Amazon
- Devola Wall Mounted patio heater for £129.99 from Amazon
- Pamapic Patio Heater with Cover for £169.99 from Amazon
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