FAQs

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How much do the ovens cost?

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The oven kits are $1,450. This includes a 2 piece oven body, 50mm hearth tiles, 25mm Calcium silicate hearth insulation board, 25mm Bio soluble insulation blanket, wire to fit over blanket, aluminium tape, front shaped profile board for render, 316 Stainless steel door, Stainless steel flue and cowl. The kit does not come with Fine washed concrete sand and cement or the finish render paint.

Fully assembled ovens are $2,550. It comes assembled on one of our concrete tops in the colour of your choice. For all our completed oven orders, we now complete the first fire for you so it is ready to cook in straight away.  Note: If you decide to purchase a fully assembled oven you will need a way of lifting it onto a stand or brick base. The weight of the assembled oven on the concrete top is 500kg

We can also build our oven for you at your place on your stand and base or our stand and base. Ask us for a price.

Optional additions

Concrete Top - 50mm Stylish curved front reinforced base (as pictured gallery 1) $300

Galvanised Stand - Fabricated from 50mm galvanised RHS (as pictured gallery 1) $395

The addition of 316 Brushed stainless steel gives the oven fine lines (as pictured in gallery). The 3mm Stainless steel façade $150 and the Stainless steel sill $150

NEW - 316 Brushed stainless steel full façade with exposed button heads. These hold the stainless steel anchors into the render (as pictured gallery 36 - 37) $200

Choice of 2 types of Temperature gauges :

Gauge fitted into door $60

0 - 600 degrees C. gauge which slides in and out of a copper tube on the front side of the oven. Reads constant air temperature. These gauges are excellent quality and can be re-calibrated $140

Pizza Peel - Hand turned Tasmanian Oak handle with a Stainless steel slide $150

Pizza Peel - Hand turned Spotted gum with stainless steel slide $200

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What type of insulation is used in your ovens?

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We only use a bio soluble blanket over our ovens for reasons in the following link.

http://www.unifrax.com.au/prodsheets/Insulfrax%20Blanket.pdf

We use a Calcium silicate board under our hearth tile.

We do not recommend using a blanket under the floor tiles as this has the potential for fibres to migrate onto the cooking surface when heated

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Why do you use a bio soluble blanket as opposed to the more common ceramic fibre blanket?

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We do not use a ceramic blanket because of the risks around the safe handling of refractory ceramic fibres as explained in the following link by Safe Work Australia. Reference Table of Contents 1.2 & 1.3

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/814/Guide-Handling-Refactory-Ceramic-Fibres.pdf

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Why do you use an insulation board under your floor tiles as opposed to an insulation blanket?

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We do not recommend using a blanket under the floor tiles as this has the potential for fibres to migrate onto the cooking surface when heated

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Why is it important to have at least a 50mm floor tile?

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When you heat your oven, it is important for the floor and oven body to heat through its thickness. This thickness allows the oven to maintain an even temperature, it allows the oven to stay hotter for longer and it also saves having to fuel the oven more often

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What questions should I ask when buying an oven?

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What type of Insulation blanket do you use?

Do you use an insulation blanket directly under the floor tile?

How thick are your floor tiles?

Where are the ovens made?

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Do you install?

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Yes we do installations. A quote can be provided on application. The installation does not include the application of the final render paint but it does include the supply of the render paint in the colour of your choice. Final render paint needs to be applied following the initial controlled fire. This is when all the moisture is removed from the oven. The initial controlled fire should take place  4- 5 days following the completion of the final sand and cement render coat.

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How long does it take for the oven to reach cooking temperature?

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Typically our Wood Fired Ovens will take 60 - 90 minutes to heat up to an even cooking temperature as the oven body is cast using a dense weight material as most good ovens should be using. Don't be mislead by people telling you their ovens will heat up in 20 - 30 minutes. This is only possible if the oven body is less than 25mm in thickness or the oven body is cast using an inferior light weight material, this will result in having to refuel these ovens more often. 20 - 30 minutes will only result in elevated air temperatures which you can cook in but it will not be an even temperature and it will fluctuate. You need your oven walls and floor to heat through to allow the air temperature in your oven to be constant.

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Do you send your ovens interstate?

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Yes we can arrange shipping to the nearest depot from your postcode. Price is available on application

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Do you deliver locally?

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Yes we do deliver locally. We deliver to your driveway. If there is solid ground we can position your oven into your garage if access allows. Our price varies depending on your location. Within a road distance of 50 kilometres from Leopold we charge $80. Over and above this we charge $1.60 per kilometre from Leopold to your location. You can calculate the cost for local delivery on our "Contact Us" page using - google maps - directions. You can also pick your oven kit up from Leopold. The kits will fit into a 6 x 4 trailer or Utility

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What are my options for the oven to sit on?

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We do not recommend sitting a wood fired oven on a timber top. Concrete or steel is the recommended material to sit our ovens on. We sell a stylish concrete top with a curved front and we also sell a galvanised stand. Refer to Gallery.

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Why are your prices so low?

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I believe you should be able to buy a quality oven for a realistic price without all the "mark ups".

We have very low overheads. (You are not paying for a shop front)

There is no "middle man". (You are not paying for someone to buy from a manufacturer then sell it to you). We cut out the middle man by selling direct from the “Us” the manufacturer to you.

We are able to purchase most of our materials at wholesale prices. (You are not paying cost plus 10%) Our savings are your savings. Our oven material selection is equal too and in most cases better than other more expensive ovens

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Where are the ovens made?

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Our ovens are hand crafted on the Bellarine Peninsula in Leopold, Victoria. We heavily promote the Australian made and owned logo on our products because it is inherent that if a product has been made in Australia, you can expect quality, safety, consistency and longer lifecycles. Our licensed Australian Made and owned logo helps to distinguish our products from imported goods in the online environment, and gives our customers confidence that they are buying from a reputable supplier.

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Will cracking appear in the oven?

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The type of cracking that you are likely to see in your oven is common and quite normal. With the high temperatures that can be reached and the intensity of a natural heat source such as fire, your oven goes through a “settling in stage” where some expansion will take place. During this ‘settling in stage’ it is not uncommon for these expansion cracks to appear. These cracks are under no circumstance structural defects and will not affect the performance or durability of the oven.

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Do the ovens come assembled or require assembling?

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You have the option to purchase a DIY kit oven, an oven pre assembled or an oven assembled in situ by us at your home