The Best BBQ Cooking Shelters (DIY Kits)

  • By: Brian Comstock
  • Date: November 7, 2021
  • Time to read: 14 min.

Come rain or shine, BBQ Gazebo Shelters are a must-have commodity for ensuring you enjoy your garden… regardless of the weather!

Depending on size and structure, not only can they offer a place to cook your favourite BBQ cuisine but can also provide a personalised chill-out area.

Decor to your taste, and you will have created your ideal outdoor space which can be used all year round, adding that extra special touch and relaxation to your garden areas.

Best BBQ Gazebo Kit Choices

Sunjoy Soft Top BBQ Gazebo

This simple but stylish gazebo offers a sturdy and safe shelter for all weather conditions, including protection from harmful UV rays.

The Sunjoy Patio Soft Top is durable and rust-resistant, designed with a powder-coated finish to make it last.

Sunjoy Patio BBQ Gazebo

The good news is that you wouldn’t need to add any serving tables for utensils and crockery as this gazebo comes with two built-in shelves and a set of hooks on either side.

The Sunjoy Soft Top Gazebo is a vented two-tiered gazebo that comes in the colour brown and weighs 20kg.  It is easy to assemble and can take as little as 5 mins to set up using the manual provided.

As the Sunjoy comes with a 4-piece set of built-in LED lights you are ready, day or night, to host a BBQ safely and securely.

Pros & Cons


  • Quick and easy to erect
  • Handy built-in shelves
  • Built-in LED lights
  • Offers UV protection
  • Durable
  • Cost-effective


  • Only comes in one colour
  • Cannot adjust the size


Built-in LED lights

As the lights are already built-in, the gazebo is ready to be used without having to make an extra purchase or fitting. It is good to know that after a quick assemble, you can switch the lights on without any further ado.

The LED light choice is a good environmental alternative and can give up to 100,000 of light usage without running the risk of burning out. The light is enough to provide outdoor BBQ’s in the evening at your leisure.

UV Protection and Weather Resistant

As well as offering weather resistance, the canopy offers UV protection, creating a safe place to cook under the shade.

In the summer this gives the opportunity to create a cool and comfortable environment, without that extra worry.

This weather-resistant gazebo can also be used in the cooler and wetter seasons, creating an all-year-round shelter.

Built-in Shelving

The Sunjoy Patio Soft Top comes with built-in shelving, adding much-needed storage space for utensils and food equipment on a very basic, if not sturdy, frame.

It also comes with a set of hooks on both sides, making this working area a little more productive and resourceful.


With a powder-coated finish and a steel/aluminium construction, this stylish gazebo has been designed to be simple, yet effective. The Sunjoy Patio Soft Top is low maintenance and is quick to assemble, requiring very little effort.

Outsunny Steel BBQ Shelter

This gazebo by Outsunny is plain but practical that offers a flame retardant shelter to anyone looking to cover their garden BBQ activities.

It comes with a black frame with a beige canopy and hosts quite a modern-looking style, even if it does appear quite basic.

Outsunny bbq flame retardant gazebo

Whilst the gazebo itself takes a little time to assemble, so it is something to bear in mind if you intend on using it periodically as it will also need tying down with the equipment supplied.

The frame is made from steel and is powder-coated black for durability. This robust shelter comes with handy hooks to hang barbeque utensils and has a removable canopy to wash when required.

On top is a 180 gsm polyester canopy that is water-resistant and offers protection from UV rays and antioxidation, so you can use this gazebo in all weather conditions.

Pros & Cons


  • 180gsm Weatherproof canopy
  • Handy Hooks
  • Washable canopy


  • Only available in beige


Construction and Design

The Outsunny certainly looks the part with its modern design and sloping canopy. Being constructed out of steel and powder-coated in black certainly provides not only a look of stability but the assurance of durability.

The top of the canopy is reinforced with 8 extra pegs to make it more stable and secure.

Weather Protection

This canopy comes in 180gsm polyester and provides a PA coating to protect from harmful UV rays and antioxidation.

It also meets cpai-84 flame retardant standard so you can rest assured that you are covered for all the elements can throw at you!

Removable Canopy

The good news with this gazebo is that the canopy can be easily removed to wash and clean as required.

Handy hooks

On the side of the top frame, you can use the supplied hooks to add all your utensils when cooking. These handy hooks can help provide some organisation and assistance.

Good size

The Outsunny is a decent size and shape ( 215 (L) x 150 (W) x 220 (H) cm) and with the tall frame and open sides, it does provide a clear opening so you can easily walk through without disruption.

You could use the gazebo as a place to use a decent-sized BBQ or you could create a temporary shelter for a bike or mobility scooter.

Another idea could be to present a shelter over a back door to act as an awning. Because of its size and structure, this gazebo could provide shelter in a variety of settings.

This basic gazebo can offer a variety of solutions for outdoor shelter.


Tepro BBQ Shelter

The Tepro Garden Shelter would look good in any garden.  With its tall square structure, dark grey frame and light beige canopy, it would stand out as a striking focal point.

This gazebo is capable of hosting a decent-sized BBQ in its 246 x 154cm frame and would assist any food preparation with its granite glass shelving.

tepro 3109 bbq shelter

The roof construction has been created using double polyester fabric and is both water repellent and fire retardant, ensuring safe shading or shelter for your garden.

As the assembly is extremely quick and easy to do, you could be preparing a feast in no time!

Pros & Cons


  • Weather-resistant and fire retardent
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Built-in Shelving
  • Attractive design
  • 300 x 300D polyester fabric


  • Only comes in one colour
  • Cannot adjust the size


Walkthrough height

At the lowest point, the height is 183cm, which means that even someone at 6ft tall can comfortably stand in the shelter.

Great for creating a comfortable environment to cook and shelter from the elements.

Twin roof design

The roof has been created out of double polyester fabric and not only does the design look stunning, but it also creates a safe environment.

The material is 300 x 300D polyester fabric, fire retardant and water repellent. You can feel at ease knowing that the shelter has been designed to protect you and your guests from the elements.

Built-in shelves

This eye-catching garden shelter comes with two built-in granite glass shelves that attach to the frame on both sides. This shelving comes in handy when you need space to place condiments, utensils and drinks.

Although this product would look great as a BBQ shelter, it would also serve well as a chill-out zone with some nice rattan furniture and tasteful décor.

Guy ropes and pegs

Essential guy ropes and pegs are included to secure the Tepro 3109 garden shelter effectively to the ground.

Once secured, there is no need to dismantle it, the shelter can stay there for as long as you like!

Durable steel frame

The Tepro 3109 garden shelter has a powder-coat finish with steel construction and has been designed to be long-lasting and a garden focal point.

The robust shelter has legs that are 72mm thick, creating a solid frame.

The Tepro 3109 is low maintenance and is quick to assemble, requiring very little effort.

Once secured to the ground, this stunning commodity can be left so that you can enjoy the shade and shelter all year round.

Suntime BBQ Gazebo Canopy

This attractive and stylish gazebo is an all-year-round shelter, designed specifically to protect you and your guests from all the elements.

With its light grey canopy made from 180 gsm of polyester and its grey powder-coated frame, it not only looks the part but is made to stand the test of time.

The SunTime comes with adjustable eves, so you have even more space to shelter from the rain or shine.

SunTime BBQ Garden Patio Gazebo with Adjustable Eaves

You could always relax the eves to cover some side coverings too! In terms of space, this is perfect for a medium-sized BBQ, a chill-out area or maybe even a small hot tub, adding a great focal point to your garden.

To add a little more luxury it hosts two stunning water wave glass shelves – a great place to sit a well-deserved beverage after a hard day at work.

Pros & Cons


  • Adjustable Eves
  • 180gsm Weatherproof canopy
  • Attractive glass shelves
  • Durable and will last for years


  • Only comes in one colour
  • Cannot adjust the size


Adjustable eves

Not only does this gazebo come with a large weatherproof canopy but it also opens out with adjustable eves to create a more shaded area where you can prepare more food or relax.

Alternatively, you can adjust the eves on the side to add more shading internally. Either way, it’s an extra way of offering shelter or shade.

Durable frame & canopy

The gazebo comes with a powder-coated grey frame, offering protection against the elements.

Not only does it compliment the colour of the canopy but it also offers durability for long-lasting performance.

The canopy also comes in 180gsm polyester, offering good protection from all the elements.

With its weatherproof assurance, you can rest assured that you can relax comfortably knowing you are protected from the rain or shine.

Glass shelving

The SunTime BBQ Garden Patio Gazebo looks very stylish with its added water weave glass shelving, giving it that extra special touch and extra room needed to assist in cooking and relaxing.

They could also come in handy if you opted for a hot tub or seating area instead, placing a favourite beverage on the side whilst you kick back and relax.

Good size

This gazebo is the perfect size (240 x 150 x 230cm- approx 8 x 5 x 7.5 ft) for a medium-sized BBQ with an added benefit of adjustable eves.

Although not designed specifically for hot tubs, there is no reason why this could not suit that purpose either, leaving you to relax whenever you like … whatever the weather!

This could also apply to seated areas. Just make sure you measure up and before you know it, you could have created your own little garden haven!

Anchor Fast Wooden BBQ Shelter

Stunning, yet quaint, the Anchor Fast Exmouth can provide all year round cover for barbeques and chill out areas.

Whether you are looking to cook up a cuisine or create a little garden haven, this sturdy and robust shelter can give you’re your outdoor area a touch of luxury.

anchor fast exmouth bbq shelter

It is weatherproof and easy to assemble, using the pre-drilled holes and following the instruction manual couldn’t be easier.

But that’s not all,  if you are handy with DIY, you could easily add some shelving and hooks to make it more personalised!

This shelter is made from pine and is anodised and pressure treated, ready for you to paint and décor to your taste!

At 100kg it is heavy-duty, creating a robust commodity for safe and relaxing outdoor entertainment.

Pros & Cons


  • Heavy duty and weather-resistant
  • Permanent fixture
  • Easy to assemble
  • Can add on and personalise


  • There are no side coverings


Heavy duty and weather-resistant

The good news with this shelter is that you do not have to do anything with it as it is made from strong, heavy-duty pine and is anodised and pressure treated for years of outdoor use.

Of course, you can paint and décor as you see fit, but you do not have to worry about its durability.

At 100kg, you do not need to be concerned about movement during strong winds, although of course, you would need to secure as you see fit.

It is easy to adapt

Made from pine and build to last, there is also room for adaptions … if you are handy with DIY.

With a wooden bar across the centre of each side that could potentially be used as a slim shelf, it would be a good consideration to create something more substantial.

Also, there is potential to add side coverings and add hooks for utensils. With the shelter coming in natural wood, it is also great for decorating to your taste without a great deal of preparation!

Decent Size

This quaint shelter does not only look good but is a great size for a medium-sized BBQ or seating area … your choice of course!

With the dimensions H: 236cm D:124 W: 200, it is large enough to create the perfect entertainment area but cosy enough to appreciate its quaint style.

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