FREE WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN PLANS
If you’re keen on building your own brick oven, but would prefer a kit where all the hard work has been done for you, check out our Brick Oven Kits or our PreCast Oven Kits. They come with all of the bricks cut to size, with custom made tools, formwork and much more, as well as step-by-step plans to follow.
Want to build your own design? Great! Use our free plans as a guide to help you with your build. There's quite a lot of information available for building Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, and while we're sure they're well-meaning, some of those plans aren't great. Any instructions that don't advise you to use refractory insulation over the oven dome and under the oven floor should be avoided.
Our plans have been developed over the past seven years by the company owner, Ben Guilford. Ben graduated from Monash University in 2008 with Honours in a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering.
He won an internship with GKN Aerospace who specialise in the design of aircraft structures. He then won an internship with BAE Systems, developing a tool that they still use to this day to accurately analyse the thermal handling characteristics of UAV control systems. Graduating in the midst of the GFC he took on a role as a Civil Site Engineer, beginning with Fulton Hogan where he developed gained valuable experience in structural concrete before moving to Abigroup, where he managed production of the Precast and Prestressed concrete elements for all of the bridges in the multi-billion dollar Peninsula Link Freeway Project.
Why tell you this? So that you know our plans have been developed by someone who knows what they're talking about.
We hope they're helpful to you in your oven building journey.
BUILDING A STAND
The first step in building a Wood Fired Oven is to construct a solid stand. While there are several ways you could go about this, we recommend building the stand on reinforced concrete foundations, using bricks or core-filled cinder blocks for the walls.
To help you build a stand suitable to support a Brick Oven, we've put together a detailed guide to walk you through the process. Our method is to build stand walls using mortarless interlocking concrete blocks or cinder blocks, which are filled with concrete and reinforcing steel. A suspended slab of reinforced concrete is then formed up and poured to create the benchtop to support the oven. The stand must be built on reinforced concrete foundations - if you're building on soft or sandy ground you may need to consult a builder to ensure your foundations are adequate for the weight of the oven and stand.
We have put together detailed instructions showing you our suggested process for building your Wood Fired Pizza Oven Stand, please see the link below.
OUR OVEN PLANS
Like the look of our ovens but want to do the hard work yourself? Click on the links below to access the free PDF plans we have available for all of our oven sizes. The videos below were produced to compliment these written instructions, check them out too.
BRICK OVEN CONSTRUCTION VIDEO SERIES
In the videos below we walk you through the process of building our PreCut Brick Oven Kit, from start to finish. Even if you're not planning to build our kit, the techniques and basic principles that you'll learn from these videos will help you tremendously as you design your own oven.
PRECAST OVEN CONSTRUCTION VIDEO SERIES
If you're thinking of building a PreCast Pizza Oven, or maybe you're planning to cast your own, watch this series. We take you through the entire build process, you'll learn about thermal mass, types of refractory insulation, construction techniques and a lot more.
Got questions about building your Pizza Oven? Contact Us and we'll be happy to help you.