The Best Patio Heaters to Create a Warm Outdoor Space
May 31, 2024

On summer evenings when the night draws in, there’s no greater disappointment than having to leave the party or your relaxing spot outside and head back indoors to avoid the chilly night air. Cue the patio heater: a must for making the most of summertime. At Robert Dyas, we can help you choose the best patio heater for your needs, whether it’s a portable, gas, electric or table top heater.

What Are the Different Types of Patio Heaters?

There are many different types of outdoor heaters, so it’s important to do your research to make sure you find the right one for your space. The main decision will be whether to go for gas or electric - and remember there are pros and cons to each, such as the cost to run, ease of use, efficiency and environmental impact. There are also many different designs, like small wall-mounted or table top models if your space is limited, and large patio heaters with living flames for the ultimate cosy, luxurious atmosphere.

The Best Patio Heaters for this Season  

Finding the best patio heater for the warmer months has never been easier with our experts’ top picks for this season. Read on to find the best outdoor space heaters for the perfect summer evenings when hosting, and get ready to soak up those summer vibes.

Pacific Lifestyle Pyramid Patio Heater

With a sleek design and caged protection from the ambient flames, this pyramid heater is great for year-round use. If you’re looking for the best gas patio heater then this stylish, elegant design will look good in any type of garden and produce a high heat output to make sure you and your guests stay warm well into the evening.

Lowry Rattan Effect Freestanding Patio Heater

The rattan design of this freestanding heater will seamlessly complement any garden furniture set-up. It has three different heat outputs, so you can save money by choosing the lowest setting when it’s just a little chilly, and crank up the heat as the evening gets colder. You can even change the setting from the comfort of your outdoor sofa thanks to the handy remote control.

Kingfisher Wall Mounted Electric Outdoor Patio Heater

This wall-mounted patio heater is perfect for those with limited space or who don’t want the hindrance of a structural base. It will attach neatly to the wall next to your seating arrangement and tilts up to a 45-degree angle so you can adjust it to suit your needs. It comes with three heat settings for tailored efficiency and heat output and comes at an affordable price, making it a great option for those on a budget.

Zanussi Table Top Patio Heater

Short on space? A table top heater like this Zanussi model is ideal. In fact, it’s more than a heater – with its stylish design, it’s a centrepiece! Offering up to 2.1kW of heat, it warms up rapidly for heat in an instant, and it comes with a weighted base and tip-over protection for peace of mind. 


La Hacienda Nerva Portable Heater

If it’s a portable patio heater you’re looking for, the La Hacienda Nerva may be the one for you. Small and compact with two heat levels, it’s highly convenient for evenings both at home and away, and has an effective rotating feature to make sure you and all your guests benefit from the warmth.

Medium Grey NOVA LED Flame Patio Heater

When creating a warming and welcoming atmosphere, you can’t beat a living flame. This NOVA patio heater offers this luxury and more, producing a real flame to keep you warm, as well as uniquely featuring LED mood lights for added ambience and an ECO burner for efficiency. No wonder it earned the award for ‘Garden Leisure Product of the Year 2021’.

With all these top picks, we hope you’ve found the best patio heater to suit your space, but if you want to browse a few more, we’re right here with our range of great value outdoor heaters. Check out the full selection to keep the party going on summer evenings, even after the sun has set.