1 September 2017

Why NZ Businesses need an NZ made Outdoor Heater

Kiwis love the outdoors. As we come out of winter into the spring months, alfresco dining becomes more popular, and hospitality businesses are able to increase their capacities. However, New Zealand’s weather is often unpredictable, meaning night-on-night a restaurant may go from a dining capacity of 200 down to 100, as a cool southerly drives […]


How bars & restaurants can maximise outdoor spaces to increase business

We kiwis love our outdoors – hence why alfresco dining on warm summers evening is a popular choice for many throughout the summer months. NZ winter however, is not quite as forgiving, and we quickly retreat indoors as the temperature drops. For bars and restaurants, this generally means a decrease in seating capacity as patrons […]


Can I use a gas heater inside?

Winter has arrived, and your work or home is getting a bit chilly. So, it’s time to think about heating. What about gas heaters – are they safe to use inside? For health reasons, we recommend against using a gas heater in an enclosed space. This is because they deplete oxygen and, surprising as it […]


What types of patio heaters are there?

Alfresco dining. Ah, that’s the life. It’s a pity about winter, though – it can get a bit chilly entertaining under the stars. Outdoor heating is the obvious solution, of course. So, what are the options? Well, for many, the first thing that comes to mind is outdoor gas heating. However, this may not be […]


Tips for installing an outdoor heater

Winter is coming. That needn’t stop you dining and socialising outdoors, though. An outdoor electric heater will keep you warm. Some facts the longer the heater, the wider the spread of heat the minimum mounting height is 2 metres; optimum height is 2.2 metres and higher with electric outdoor heaters, the wattage determines the correct […]


25 February 2016

Electric industrial heating – why it’s better than gas

Electric heating isn’t just for keeping us warm at outdoor soirées—it’s used in industry, too. In this post we explain some industrial applications for electric heating and why it is better than gas. For industry At Kelray, we’ve been supplying electric radiant heaters for industrial applications since 1992.  And our customers include Tiwai Point Aluminium […]


28 January 2016

Why outdoor gas heating costs more to run than outdoor electric heating

Evening drinks on the patio. Barbecues in the back yard — alfresco living is integral to Kiwi life. And there is no reason for cooler temperatures to spoil our fun — Kelray electric infrared heaters will keep everyone warm. Outdoors heaters are generally fuelled by gas or electricity. So, which is best? Well, there are several […]


Outdoor Heating for Bars, Scotch Bar Review

Kelray Heating has had the pleasure of providing Scotch Bar in Blenheim with heating solutions. We provided a outdoor heaters five years ago, and were able to assist in their expansion by providing another quality unit. Here’s what Dan (Managing Director) had to say:


Outdoor Heating by Kelray

New name, new generation of superior outdoor heating solutions Welcome to the warm and wonderful world of Kelray outdoor heaters- NZ designed and manufactured electric infrared heaters for the ‘great outdoors’, designed to suit NZ and Australian conditions. Who are we? Kelray Heating is owned by New Zealanders Kelvin Davis and Raymond Maddix. Kelvin and […]


10 October 2014

Outdoor / Indoor Heating for Animals

Outdoor Heating for Animals Kelray Outdoor Heating is able to provide Outdoor Heating for Animals as well as our other applications. We had the opportunity to provide heating for Mila the Elephant. Here is what Erin (Elephant Project Manager) had to say on our performance: Last week I called Kelvin at Kelray Outdoor Heaters with a […]