Masonry fireplaces are made of bricks or stones and are known for their durability and stability. Building one outdoors is a good investment, so the designs must be decided before. If you plan to build one, select the right location. You can install it in your existing backyard with little reconstruction.
Installing a brick one is a cumbersome task, and it is strongly recommended that you hire a professional for installing it. The initial cost of installation is high, but these fireplaces last for a lifetime. Maintenance is very easy and involves cleaning the ashes in and around the fireplace and the chimney. The chimney must be cleaned from time to time.
Besides stone and bricks, cultured stones are also used for building fireplaces. Installing a cultured stone one is much easier than installing a traditional one made of brick or stone. The other add-ons to the outdoor fireplace are the hearth and mantel shelves, which can be made as per your design.