About us and our design philosophy
wood-fired oven started in 2008 after Amrit Row, a fine artist, garden designer and amateur baker had been asked by a couple of clients to build a wood-fired oven in the gardens he had designed for them.
He felt that there was room in the market to develop a creative design-led business and bring the traditional wood-fired bread and pizza oven up to date with new ideas, new materials and a more experimental approach.
It has slowly grown over the last 10 years to become the first port of call for enquiries from customers, both private and commercial, seeking both quality and high-end design.
Amrit is a highly skilled builder and uses a number of specialist skilled craftsmen and manufacturers to make all installations of the highest quality, be it masonry, carpentry or metal work.
Our skills are informed by a culture of creativity, sustainability and conservation, with a philosophy of reducing waste and using low impact, low carbon construction wherever possible- using Lime mortars and renders instead of cement, FSC timber with verifiable chain of custody, reclaimed or locally sourced materials and if we use high embodied energy materials like stainless steel, that they are designed to last with low maintenance and end of use recycling.
The brick and chamotte (heat stable concrete) ovens we use are manufactured in the Vosges region of NE France and are the best we have come across in terms of build quality, breadth of range and speed of delivery. Amrit has a close working relationship with Four Grand-Mere and is proud to distribute their ovens to the UK market.
In addition to our range of wood-fired and gas pizza ovens, Amrit has designed and built many outdoor kitchens for private clients and developers who understand his ability to get projects finished to a high standard within the design and time constraints common with large new builds.
We have ventured into a number of very successful collaborations with commercial outlets both large and small, such as our beautiful hand-made neapolitan style brick oven at Eco a foodie landmark on Clapham High street, London. By contrast, we have installed a small wood-fired oven in a local cafe, The Old Fire Station in Warminster, who have gone from strength to strength over the last four years and make excellent pizza.
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