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BUILD YOUR OWN OUTDOOR OVEN

Building Your Own Pizza Oven

Having an oven in your garden makes a great talking point and a good reason to invite friends around. If you want to join in with the experience, you can buy complete ovens, build one from scratch or opt for the best of both worlds by incorporating specialist parts into your own design. Using purpose made firebricks and other refractory materials from Vitcas that are designed to withstand high temperatures will result in a more efficient and long lasting oven than using ordinary masonry products.

Best Pizza / Bread Oven - The base

Depending on the location, you may need to start by laying a concrete foundation. Supports for your oven can be made of concrete, breeze blocks, house bricks, or even old railway sleepers, but they must be strong and level, as the oven is going to be heavy. Many designs utilise the space within the supports to create a log store. On top of this, a layer of fire bricks make up the base of the oven. The bricks should be laid flush to each other on a thin layer of sand to make the smooth and level surface you need for cooking or baking.

Materials required to build a pizza / bread oven

Vitcas provides all the materials that you might need when building your own oven.

The Arch

For the arch which forms the opening of the oven, it is possible to buy a ready made one, or specially tapered firebricks which make the job easier than using rectangular bricks for the less experienced DIYer. Always use outdoor oven cement between the bricks or heat proof screed for larger gaps.

The Dome

The simplest shape for the main dome of the oven is a circle. This can be constructed by placing rings of bricks one on top of another without any need for support. If you want a barrel shaped dome, you need to construct a supporting structure for the brickwork or clay. This can be as straightforward as building up wet sand to create what will be the interior, or making a wooden support.

The Door and Flue

Bread bakes in the residual heat of the oven after the fire has died. To keep the heat in, it is vital that your oven has a door. Ovens designed specifically for pizzas do not always have a door, because pizzas cook so quickly. But without sealing the oven and minimizing the heat loss, your bread won't cook properly. If you already have a pizza oven, you can buy cast iron doors separately or have one made to fit, and create a tight seal with fire rope and an appropriate adhesive. Equally it’s important that the flue has an internal damper so you can close off the flue and keep the heat in.

Insulation

Good insulation is the key to obtaining an even temperature throughout the cooking area and not wasting heat to the outside. This starts at the top of your support structure. You can buy readymade insulation concrete plinths or insulate under the base of the oven with a ceramic fibre board. Insulate the dome further with a layer of exterior cladding. This can be a fire insulation blanket made of ceramic fibre attached with a suitable adhesive, then chicken wire or another similar material to create a key for a thin (~10mm) covering of outdoor oven cement.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Vitcas Outdoor Oven Cement for Pizza Ovens,BBQs,Bread Ovens & Fire Pits
OVEN CEMENT FOR EXTERIOR USE WITH FIRE BRICKS IN PIZZA OVENS, BBQs, BREAD OVENS, FIRE PITS etc.
£14.99
£19.99
Bio Soluble Fibre Insulation Blanket 25mm-Vitcas
Bio soluble Fibre Insulation Blanket is of the highest quality in its class and is 128KG/m³ density. VITCAS BIO blanket can withstand temperatures of up to 1200ºC/ 2192ºF
£9.99
£15.99
Ceramic Fibre Blanket 25mm-Vitcas Ceramic Insulation
Ceramic Fibre Insulation Blanket is of the highest quality in its class and is 128KG/m³ density. VITCAS ceramic blanket can withstand temperatures of upto 1260ºC/ 2300ºF
£7.99
£13.99
VITCAS Ceramic Fibre Adhesive 310ml
VITCAS Ceramic Fibre Adhesive is used with all types of ceramic fibre products; blankets, boards, modules and other insulation products to adhere them to bricks, cement or metalwork. Examples include lining the sides of a forge and insulating an wood fired oven.
£9.99
£19.99
Chicken Wire/Mesh for Pizza Oven-Vitcas
Hexagonal chicken wire netting size 5m length x 0.6m high x 13mm small hexagonal wire mesh spacing. Ideal for holding ceramic fibre blanket in position while building a outdoor pizza oven - keeps the ceramic fibre blanket tight to the fire bricks and provides a structure for the next layer / course of material.
£14.99
£24.99
Firebricks 230x114x64mm
VITCAS Refractory Fire Clay Bricks are specially made high temperature bricks for use in domestic applications like fireplaces, circulators, stoves, barbecue grills, indoor and outdoor pizza ovens, furnaces and inserts.
£2.00
£3.99
Fire Bricks Arch Set of 17 bricks
Vitcas Arch Fire Bricks can be used to form the arch around the doorway of Wood Fired Pizza Oven
£42.50
£60.00
Wood Fired Oven Cast Arch Section-Vitcas
WOOD FIRED OVEN HEAT RESISTANT CONCRETE ARCH SECTION
£59.99
£100.00
Pizza & Bread Oven Door with Heat Resistant Glass & Thermometer 500 C
Vitcas Luxurious Cast Iron Pizza/ Bread Oven Door with Heat Resistant Glass & Thermometer 500 C
£150.00
£299.00
VITCAS Vermiculite Insulating Cement
Vermiculite Insulating Cement. It is especially useful for filling the space between firebacks and fireplaces or behind Victorian Type cast-iron fireplaces. It can also be used underneath and over the top of outdoor pizza ovens and bread ovens.
£19.99
£29.99
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Brown
VITCAS BROWN FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Red
VITCAS RED FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc..
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-White
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Yellow
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Fire Bricks-Black
VITCAS BLACK FIRE BRICKS 220x110x30mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Brown-End
VITCAS BROWN FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Brown-L
VITCAS BROWN FIRE BRICKS 220x55x50mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Red-End
VITCAS RED FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc..
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Red-L
VITCAS RED FIRE BRICKS 220x55x50mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc..
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-White-End
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-White-L
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x50mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Yellow-End
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x40mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
Vitcas-Fire Bricks-Yellow-L
VITCAS WHITE FIRE BRICKS 220x55x50mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Fire Bricks-Brown
VITCAS BLACK FIRE BRICKS 220x110x30mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Acid Resistant Bricks
Acid proof bricks. Size :230x114x64mm Temperature resistant to 400 C
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Fire Bricks-Red
VITCAS BLACK FIRE BRICKS 220x110x30mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Fire Bricks-White
VITCAS BLACK FIRE BRICKS 220x110x30mm. Decorative fire bricks with smooth surfaces for use in indoor & outdoor wood fired bread/ pizza ovens, barbeques & fireplaces etc.
£2.50
£4.00
VITCAS Heatproof SCREED
Fireproof Screed Resistant to 1400°C. Interior & Exterior use for Screeding Masonry and making replacement fire bricks for Fireplaces, Barbeques and Kilns.
£19.99
£29.99
Wood Fired Oven Cast Arch DOOR Section-Vitcas
WOOD FIRED OVEN HEAT RESISTANT CONCRETE ARCH SECTION
£59.99
£100.00
Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit
£842.83
£1,000.00