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What is the height of a built-in braai?
approximately 750mm – 950mm
Planning your built-in braai 3: Work out the height of the base of the braai. The base should be loadbearing and level and not too low; approximately 750mm – 950mm from the floor.
Can you build a braai with paving bricks?
You can use a 1 x 0,6m paving slab, or a 0,6 x 0,6m slab like this one. To get the brickwork bond correct, it is necessary to cut half bricks. Cut these on a soft surface with a bolster chisel and club hammer.
Can a built-in braai be used as a fireplace?
Their braai units can also be used as indoor fireplaces and therefore serves a dual purpose. Most of the units have an upper and lower door and the lower doors serve as a convenient worktop whilst braaiing.
What bricks do you use to build a braai?
Any clay face brick or semi-face (fired) brick can be used for a braai. Facebricks are fired to around 1000 – 1250’C to stabilise their structure, and they have a high thermal mass which helps them insulate for heat.
Can you build a braai with blocks?
Home décor and DIY expert Janice Anderssen shows how to replace that wobbly braai with a built-in bench. The bench is built from special concrete blocks, which can easily be substituted with clay or cement bricks.
Can I build a lean to without planning permission?
You can add a lean-to conservatory without planning permission to your home, as long as it is within the boundaries of your property and doesn’t cover over 50% of the total area.
How do you clean a built-in braai?
For built-in braais, first disconnect the unit’s compartments and move it to a sufficient area to clean it. Prevent metal from rusting. If you choose to clean your grill with soapy water after cooking, then thoroughly rinse and dry it straight away as this will prevent it from developing any rust.
How many bricks do I need for a BBQ?
To build a brick barbecue you will need at least 100 bricks but you may need as many as 150 bricks if you want to build it taller or with a prep table. You will of course need a Barbecue grilling set, with a tray for coals as well as at least one grill, potentially two if you also want a warming rack.
What size braai do I need for 12 people?
Although there are mid-ranges in between like the 750 and 850 series, we are going to stick to the more prevalent sizes. The 800 series is slightly bigger than the 700 braai, with cooking space for up to 12 people. Size does not always determine cost.
Which built-in braai range should I buy?
If you’re an average family of four that entertains regularly, it wouldn’t be practical to invest in the smaller built-in braai range. This is the 700 series suitable if cooking for 4-10 people. HomeFires and Jetmaster have popular products in this range with varying dimensions and features (and price).
Can You Turn Your Backyard braai spot into a social space?
Even better if it’s a party you organised and braaied for. With Megamaster’s range of built-in braais, you can transform your backyard braai spot into the go-to hangout for your social circle. If you’re planning on upgrading your braai area, there are some considerations. First, is the placement and design of your built-in braai structure.
Are there any build-in braai’s that work on one chimney?
We have a special range of Combo build-in braai’s which houses both a wood and a gas section which all works on one chimney and can be used individually or as a unit. Cnr. Frans Conradie & Brackenfell Blvd