Nothing better than to provide images of outdoor BBQ layouts already out there.
This is one of my favourites. A timber structure (needs fire retardant stain) in the form of a wall. But when you open up the front panel it exposes the BBQ grill and worktop – Best of all, the front panel than provides a shelter from the rain – so no risk of your beer becoming diluted.
Personally I would change the interior wall surfaces to a smooth easy to clean board / laminate – otherwise the interior will become very greasy. Another addition would be an extractor, again to help keep the unit clean.
With charcoal grills the heat can be intense. I the image below, the timber slats to the side wall will allow airflow, but provide screening. The roof structure needs to be covered with a non flammable material above and to the front of the grill. Timbers can be finished in fire retardant stain or paint. Note to the right hand side of the roof, this structure uses a chain to help discharge rainwater into a planter, rather than a plastic downpipe. It is just a fact of life that in the UK you need to be prepared for inclement weather.
You could insert a masonry BBQ into such a structure. something like the Buschbeck Venedig. You can use both wood and charcoal on this unit – check before you buy, as some masonry BBQ’s will only take charcoal, as wood burns at a higher temperature and they will crack.
Looking for something a little more extravagant? How about this outdoor Grill and seating area. Ideally situated to gain the afternoon sun and with open front and side, this is a lovely entertaining area.
Probably the best BBQ unit to use in such a layout would be the Beefeater Artisan with Grill, side burner, sink, double fridge and base cupboards
How impressive would that look!