How to build a brick BBQ for less than £150

Close up of food being cooked on a brick barbeque
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If you love a barbeque, then learning how to build a brick BBQ can be a great way to recreate that succulent smoky flavour that you can only get from cooking on an open fire. You can take a trip to your local DIY store to splash out on a budget barbeque. However, if you want a sturdy, long-lasting barbeque, brick could be the way forward. 

Before you start you need to find the right spot to place your barbeque. Look to stay away from windy areas, shrubs, bushes and wooden fences. A secure base is essential and a well designed patio can provide the perfect platform.

Here we guide you through the process of building a brick barbeque and how much you can expect to pay. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.