About Black Knight Direct

Brick barbecue kits have been in our blood for over 35 years. In fact we invented them - and 35 years on we still set the standard for quality and have the best designs in the industry.

In 1977, Eric Hopper designed the first ever brick BBQ kit. He packed and stored the kits in his cousin's barn in Kent and sold them through Garden Centres and Department stores. The kits became a hit all over the UK and the range of kits and accessories on offer grew and grew every year.

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Why Buy Black Knight

Black Knight invented the brick barbecue kit back in 1977 and are still the only barbecue kit specialists in the UK - at the forefront of design and innovation.

In 2015 we took the unusual step of having our brick barbecue kits tested by The British Standards Institute to ratify the quality of our materials and the safety of our design in accordance with the safety standard BS EN 1860-2013:1 and we are currently the only manufacturer offering a kit that has passed that safety test.

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