Our DIY PreCut Brick Oven Kits have been designed to make the process of building your own brick oven as easy as possible. They come with a set of detailed written instructions to follow, as well as a series of videos to watch in which we walk you through the process of building the oven from start to finish.
You really don't need to be a skilled bricklayer to put this kit together - we have done all of the difficult work for you, leaving you with the fun part of assembling it. We've made 3D CAD models of each of our Brick Oven Kits in order to determine the size and shape of each brick, to give us the tightest possible mortar joints on the inside face of the oven.
The Kit comes with high temperature Calcium Silicate (CalSil) Insulation board and templates for cutting and positioning it. CalSil stops the heat in the thermal mass of the floor of your oven from escaping into the supporting structure beneath, keeping the heat in the floor where you need it
To increase the thermal mass in the floor of the oven we include enough Refractory Castable and the required formwork to create a 25mm thick slab on top of the insulation board. This layer will store extra heat, and gives you a smooth, flat surface to bed your floor bricks down onto
Precut Floor Tile Bricks
The kit includes precision-cut refractory bricks to make up the floor of your oven which are 50mm thick. These bricks are made with a 38% Alumina Fireclay, with incredible surface hardness and density. You'll bed these bricks down into a layer of refractory mortar to get your floor perfectly flat and level
CNC Machined Formwork
The Brick Oven Kits come with CNC Machined formwork for the inner and outer arches. The formwork comes with the mortar joints marked to make sure the brickwork that makes up the front of your oven is laid neat and tidily
A key element of the PreCut Kit is our Trammel Tool. Bricklayers have been using this concept to build wood fired ovens for hundreds of years; we've just taken it to another level. The Trammel will lay each brick in the dome for you, all you need to do is clamp the brick into the Trammel and it will help you place it in the perfect position
Entry Arch Bricks
The Entry Arch bricks in our PreCut Kits are carefully cut to size, and the curve of the dome is hand-ground into the back edge of them so that the Entry Arch merges beautifully into the dome of the oven
Vent Arch Bricks
The Vent Arch bricks in the PreCut Kit are cut to fit perfectly across the face of the oven, and are numbered to make them easy to place. There's a separate set of CNC machined formwork for the Vent Arch to make laying these bricks a breeze
Mortar & Castable
We include plenty of Refractory Mortar so that you can assemble your brickwork, with Refractory Castable included to allow you to fill in bigger sections, such as the dome keystone
Precut Dome Bricks
This is where our PreCut Brick Oven kits shine - the refractory fire bricks for the dome of the oven are carefully cut to size so that all of the internal joints are as close to brick-on-brick as possible
Fibreglass Dome Form
To finish the brickwork at the top of the dome, you'll put in your Fibreglass Dome Formwork and raise it into place using a car jack. Each of our PreCut Brick Oven Kits comes with a hand-made fibreglass dome designed to match the exact curvature of the dome you're building. Lay the last few rows of bricks on this formwork, and pour the dome keystone using the Refractory Castable provided. Once the keystone has set, the fibreglass dome formwork can be removed through the oven mouth
When you reach the final row in the dome you have a choice; you can cut special keystones using the extra bricks provided in the kit, or you can simply pour the keystone using the high strength refractory castable provided. We recommend pouring the dome keystone, as the refractory castable is just as strong and durable as the firebrick. With the fibreglass dome in place you can pour the castable and know that it will fill the entire void, making the perfect keystone
Precast Flue Gallery
The PreCast Flue Gallery is a critical part of our kit, made from high grade refractory castable, reinforced with stainless steel fibres. It comes fitted with a stainless steel flue stub with an expansion joint around it to allow for the expansion of the flue when it heats up. The PreCut Kit comes standard with a single length of flue and a cowling; if you need to run the flue through a ceiling or up the side of a structure we recommend contacting a local plumber to supply and fit a suitable system for you
Ceramic Fibre Blanket
Ceramic Fibre Blanket is an incredibly efficient high temperature insulation material, preventing heat escaping from the oven dome. The combination of the CalSil board under the floor and the Ceramic Fibre Blanket over the dome means the thermal mass of the oven is cocooned in high temperature insulation. This is why a D105 Oven heated to 350°C can take 72 hours to cool to 70°C
To cover the Ceramic Fibre Blanket, the kit comes with enough LiteFill Perlite for a 50mm thick shell of strong, lightweight render. This layer is in essence a structural basecoat, ready for finishing. Once the oven is cured and dry, you can cover this render layer with a coat of roll-on render to give it a waterproof membrane, and colour.
Finishing Your Oven
Once the perlite render layer is complete and your oven has been fully cured, you apply the white acrylic base coat on the dome to water proof the dome of the oven
Customise Your Oven
On top of the white base coat you can customize the look of your oven in many ways. You could paint your favorite colour using a Roll on Render or quality exterior house paint such as Dulux Acratex. Another option may be to cover the dome in mosaic tiles or pebbles, let imagination run wild.
Stainless Steel Oven Door
We include a Stainless Steel Oven door in the PreCut Kit, finished in a satin-black powdercoat. The door comes with a temperature gauge, and is fitted with beautiful oiled hardwood handles.