Depending on where you live, this could be required. Check with your local building department to see if any permits are needed for installing an outdoor fireplace or not. If so, they will help walk you through the steps of getting one in place before creating it yourself rather than being fined later because you didn’t get the go-ahead first (which is pretty much common sense anyway). What tools do I need? Tools like shovels and digging forks may come in handy when starting out since using these can make preparing ground easier while also preventing injuries from possible scrapes or cuts that would occur otherwise due to using other types of equipment such as spades instead.