Installing Your BBQ – Where to Place the Unit in Your Backyard


Barbeques can be used all year round and they are great for outdoor parties, family occasions, and more. If you plan on transforming your backyard and a new grill is set to be the main focus, you must think about where you are going to put it. Aside from needing a good cook, a barbeque needs to be installed in the right location.


Most of the time you will be using your barbeque in the summer, so make sure you place it in an area that offers shade. When cooking food at the barbeque it gets hot and the smoke can also make things even more uncomfortable. Once you have chosen a shaded area, also consider installing BBQ rangehoods. There are many advantages to fitting a rangehood.

  • Filter air
  • Remove excess heat (high powered suction system)
  • Visually appealing
  • Improves cleanliness (filtration & exhaust system)

Reasonable Distance

If you are planning on adding a grill to your backyard and you have been looking at different models, make sure you find a place that allows a reasonable distance from your home and the BBQ. You must remember that a barbeque is an open fire, so always be mindful of your surroundings. Do not set the grill up directly outside your back door, make sure it is away from everything, especially walkways and entrances.


When positioning your BBQ, remember that it is important not to tuck it away in some far corner of the garden where the chef is facing a fence or wall. It should be visible from all angles and the chef should be able to see everything around them. People inside the house should be able to see the barbeque through windows and doors.

Consider the Wind

Many people forget about the wind when installing their barbeque only to find out that they have placed it in the wrong location and the wind is blowing smoke all over the garden and the guests. As much as we enjoy the aroma of burgers on the grill, we do not want our lungs filled with harmful chemicals. This is another good reason to fit a BBQ rangehood to help remove smoke from grilling.

There are many things to consider when installing a barbeque in your backyard, it is not just a case of buying a unit and placing it anywhere. You must consider important factors such as its distance from your home and the way the wind blows into your garden.