The Al Forno range of Wood-fired Ovens come in a clever modular kit set form, enabling them to be constructed almost anywhere - where ever you can get a wheel barrow to - and even into your home. There is no need for large cranes or expensive hiabs and dangerous lifting over houses, etc.
This modular system does not mean compromising quality. In fact our domestic wood ovens are of a better quality than many other competitors commercial wood ovens. Great quality Wood Ovens correctly use modern refractory materials and insulation along with correct design and aesthetics - our wood ovens tick all these boxes.
Our Wood-fired ovens come in a range of dome (and door) sizes to suit all requirements including your available space, your family size, all your entertainment aspirations and whatever you want to cook in your wood oven.
We also offer a complete design and installation service.
DIY - If you are relatively handy you can easily complete the build of these wood-fired ovens yourself. We have a complete set of photos and instructions to support you with installing your own wood-fired oven.
Here is a brief outline of the installation sequence;
The platform, that is to support the wood oven, has been completed (using concrete block, stone, steel - we don't recommend wood) to the correct dimensions and the completed weight of the wood oven considered in it's design. The platform bench top is usually around 950-1050mm above ground level.
Firstly, the modular refractory components of the wood oven are placed tightly together and floor tiles bedded in place. In the case of the smaller ovens the floor is laid in place first and the walls and roof of the dome are placed around it. All the joints are then mortared over with a heat mortar or a mix of vermiculite and cement. Then the ceramic blanket is draped over the entire dome - layers depending on the level of insulation required. Followed by the wire mesh snugly fitted over all this.
Next, a mixture of vermiculite and concrete is layered all over the dome to hold it all together (also adds another layer of insulation) – generally we follow the round shape of the dome with flexible form work.
The stainless steel flue system is fixed into the chimney section.
The finish the Wood Oven dome can then be customised to pretty much whatever you like. Maybe cover with mosaic tiles, apply a coloured wash, leave as the raw concrete look. If you intend to paint the outer surface, do so after curing and use a concrete paint system
The completed wood-fired oven then requires 4-6 days of atmospheric drying & then curing over 4 days. Instructions for the curing process are also supplied.
Fired Pizza Company, our Mobile Catering business, uses a Calabrian, a Sicilian and a Neopolitan making 100s of wood-fired pizza a day in some cases. No New Zealand made wood ovens can compare with this design, performance, quality and aesthetics. We know our Wood fired Ovens work !