Rendering an Outdoor Fireplace on the Windy Side of Bundanoon

a view to build for

This client sacrificed a protected spot to capture superb views on a hill in Bundanoon. Imagine seeing the above view every night from your lounge room window! In order to take advantage of the sunset (pictured above), they’ve created a small outdoor area on the northern side of the property that is protected by the house.

This is where they spend their glorious Summers and, with the addition of an outdoor fireplace/pizza oven, some cosy Winters as well.

This client is pretty handy and built the structure himself using besser blocks, sandstone and fire bricks. Upon completion, he asked us to come and help out with the Rockcote Marrakesh rendered finish.

base coat render with black oxide tint

In the original design, the client thought to match the colour of the outdoor kitchen to the external chimney of the home (pictured below right). In order to test the suitability of the colour, we added black oxide to the base coat to get an idea of the finished look (shown above).

In doing this, the client was able to see that this was not exactly the right colour for them and they chose¬†a lighter coloured finish which¬†matched more closely to the house colour for the final coat (below). They also asked if we could create a sandstone “effect” over the head of the fireplace to be in keeping with the sandstone tops and to add contrast to the overall finish.

the final coat of render on the outdoor oven is completedthe finished outdoor kitchen - view from the front of the house

 

 

 

 

 

With the render complete, the fireplace is ready to go. We know who we’ll be visiting for dinner this Winter!