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Making the summer dining experience consistent

Making the summer dining experience consistent in the notoriously inconsistent NZ climate

With summer officially here, expect to see more people dining outdoors as bars and restaurants throughout the country increase their seating capacity and move outdoors.

While Kiwis embrace alfresco dining, it can be rather difficult for restaurateurs to maintain a comfortable dining experience with New Zealand’s often inconsistent weather patterns. When outdoor dining becomes too chilly, patrons are pushed indoors, minimising an establishment’s seating capacity.

The best way for businesses to ensure that they can consistently seat a larger number of patrons outdoors is with a well-planned outdoor heating solution.

“While outdoor heating is by no means a new thing, most business owners are not aware of what their heating requirements are and it can often be a difficult thing to research yourself”, says Kelvin Davis, founder of NZ owned Kelray Heating.

Kelray Heating are the only NZ based outdoor heater manufacturer and have worked with a range of different businesses throughout the country.

“Before purchasing any outdoor heater, we recommend having a chat to an expert to ensure that the product you are looking at with fulfil your needs and expectations”.

Not all outdoor heaters are created equal and with a vast range of heaters now available online, it can be difficult to separate the quality from the sub-par.

“The primary reason we founded Kelray Heating was to fill a gap in the market,” explains Davis.

“We found that the outdoors heating product available to Kiwis did not stand up well to NZ’s heavily salt-laden air, having a tendency to prematurely rust out”.

“We decided to build a heater that would give bar owners and restaurateurs’ real peace of mind. We chose to manufacturer our products, including all screws and fittings, with marine grade 316 stainless steel – the only product of its kind”.

Kelray’s products can be viewed on their website; however they recommend business owners get in touch before placing an order to ensure that they are getting the best possible heating solution for their business needs.

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