If you love to cook, a DIY pizza oven may be the perfect addition to your backyard. These types of ovens have a stable base (usually rectangular in shape) with a dome oven on top. They have been used in many cultures for thousands of years to create delicious food. If fact, the concept of the outdoor pizza oven has not changed much since ancient Rome. Modern Italian restaurants still use them to bake pizzas and other bread products like foccacia.
This is the perfect addition to any cooking enthusiast’s backyard. If you’ve experimented with making your own pizza in the past, you will immediately notice a huge difference in the quality of your results with a brick oven. The design of the brick oven cooks pizza much more evenly than a modern oven, so you’ll get a perfectly crisp crust, every time. They heat up very fast and work very efficiently to retain heat, so you will also be able to make pizza more quickly. Finally, they are much easier to clean than a modern indoor oven. Building a brick pizza oven in your backyard is actually fairly easy, and it’s also a great way to add extra value to your home.
How to make a DIY pizza oven
There are many DIY pizza oven plans and kits available online that will help you build your own pizza oven. Many companies sell kits containing all of the materials as well as instructions to make the process as simple as possible. If you are feeling extra crafty, you can also download plans for a pizza oven for free. These are free to access online. The type and quantity of materials that you will need can vary depending on the type of plan that you use, but generally you will need firebricks, mortar, concrete, plywood, insulation, nails, and wire mesh. You will also need a variety of tools, such as saws, grinders, hammers, and more. Check the complete ingredients list provided to you in the kit before starting on the project. Our friends at Bricks Blocks and Pavers have a full range of fire bricks and fire clay available to purchase online. Otherwise, you can come and see us in store at our Arundel warehouse and talk to one of our friendly, professional staff.
You will build the pizza oven from the ground up. To start, you’ll need to build a concrete foundation that is large enough for your oven. Then, you will build a block stand to support your oven, as well as an insulating hearth, which consists of a concrete slab poured over the stand to keep the heat in. Finally, you’ll create the baking surface of the oven as well as the domed top from bricks and mortar. Although it sounds complicated, this project is actually fairly easy and inexpensive when planned properly. Building a DIY pizza oven in your backyard is a great way to add functionality and charm to your home, and you’ll have a great excuse to make delicious pizza all the time.