Outdoor kitchen Brimpton-a modern minimalist scheme
Outdoor kitchen Brimpton
With Autumn approaching in 2018, the Brimpton, near Newbury Berkshire based clients wanted to get this outdoor kitchen project underway to coincide with the new terrace being built by landscaper Philip Porter.
After a site meeting with the clients and garden designer, we came up with an outdoor kitchen scheme based on the dark Japanese inspired ‘yakasugi’ embered Millboard being used for the decking and overall grey colour palette, incorporating a Four Grand-mere F950C+ wood-fired oven and Beefeater new low profile ‘Proline’ BBQ and side burner.
Together with a smart leather finish grey granite worktop and under-mount sink and tap, we realised a project that ticked all the boxes for restrained contemporary style and handed over ready for warmer Spring cooking outside.
After starting work in late Autumn, we had a torrid time as the temperatures plummetted in Brimpton to -5C overnight whilst we were trying to finish the render coats on the oven dome. Even with protection the frost got into the damp render meaning we had to knock it off and do again during a warmer spell. Fortunately it is now ok and holding up to the vagaries of british weather.
Like some of our other projects, we used a mixture of masonry to support the oven and timber to frame the wings of the worktops. The LPG bottles and plumbing were cleverly hid away in cupboards, all built on site to the agreed design.
As the season progresses, we will add more photos of the outdoor kitchen Brimpton, especially of the appliances being used so you can get an idea of the space in the oven and on the BBQ.
A note on Millboard
Millboard is a fairly recent development in the decking world and is based on a composite material imprinted from timber originals. It is much floppier than timber over its length and while it will last indefinitely with its protective stain, the sections do need adequate support especially using long lengths. We used the thinner section used for cladding rather than the heavy thick deck section and needed support every 40cm when used in complete lengths round the back of the units. Even though they are machine made, the widths do vary slightly so we make sure we use spacers to get the boards looking evenly spaced.
Outdoor kitchen Brimpton With Autumn approaching in 2018, the Brimpton, near Newbury Berkshire based clients wanted to get this outdoor kitchen project underway to coincide with the new terrace being built by landscaper Philip Porter. After a site meeting with the clients and garden designer, we came up with an outdoor kitchen scheme based on […]