Although based near Bath, you’ll find us not only locally in Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall but regularly making trips to London and the South East to install ovens or give advice to budding restaurateurs, pizzerias and bakeries.
If you would like to contact us with regard to anything you have seen on the site, would like to discuss a project, or book a consultation, please contact us below.
Wood is the cheapest form of combustible material.
With its parabolic shape and exterior insulation a Grand Mere oven uses very little wood. Wood consumption is reduced by 30% compared to a classic design oven.In a Campagnard F800 oven, 10 Kgs of dry wood are enough to obtain a uniform temperature of 300 °C.
Thanks to the 2 baking methods (open or closed door), the possibility to bake bread, pizza, fish, pastries, to stew or to grill, or to cook on the plancha, you can discover with our Grand Mere oven what the French cherish the most : “Le temps du bon”!
Our manufacturing method brings together tradition and innovation...
Brick: for aesthetic reasons and because of its resistance to thermal shock.
Chamotte: refractory rock mixed with alumina-fortified cement and reinforced with metal fibres is the base of our refractory concrete.The concrete withstands the temperature of over 1250°C and the metal fibers prevent the oven from cracking and fissuring. Each material is tested to make sure it is not harmful and fully operational for baking.
Your oven will last for generations.
Thanks to the particular shape, our wood-fired ovens are internationally renowned as the most energy efficient.
Round and low, the Four Grand-Mere oven guarantees perfect harmony of the cooking process, efficient heat radiation and ease of use.
For domestic users, the sizes available are 700, 800 and 950mm internal diameter and will cook 1, 2 and 3-4 pizzas respectively. Our best selling all round traditional oven is the Campagnard F800, available in brick or chamotte but if you are inexperienced the chances are you will only be able to cook one pizza at a time so drop down a size to the Marmiton F700 in brick or chamotte or Le Flamme available in chamotte.
For professional and commercial users, we have a huge range of sizes ranging from 1030mm right up to 3700mm for bakeries. With ovens either circular, long and narrow or wide and narrow, there will be an oven that will suit your kitchen or restaurant.
The best way to contact us is by email email@example.com giving as much information as possible about your project, lead in time and location.
For those wanting to buy an oven and install yourself we’ll get back to you promptly with delivered prices followed by an invoice with bank details or you can buy through our online shop.
If you want us to install or if the project is more complex, we usually come and meet you and survey the site before a quotation is sent out. If you have scale plans please send them in pdf format first so we can assess your project fully before arranging a site visit.
Yes, all our ovens are in modular form and come with full installation instructions. Oven sections are heavy however, and normally require two strong people to lift the dome into place. Whilst the F800 and F950 come in two halves, the Marmiton F700 dome arrives in one piece and will need four strong people to lift to a working height of 1200mm ( 4 ft). If you are unsure of anything, please call in advance of installation and we’ll try to help.
The hearth normally sits at around 1200mm ( 4ft) high for ease of use so some form of base is needed for the oven to sit on. We can supply a steel table that can be assembled in minutes and is proportioned to each oven size otherwise a masonry base will have to be built to take the weight.
If you are building yourself, we supply you with a tech sheet for the oven showing all the dimensions so you can build the base to the correct size. Have a look through some of our projects or go online and find inspiration for a style that suits your site.
You can buy just an oven shell and source everything else yourself or you can buy the ‘with equipment’ package that includes everything you need except the flue.
Our standard package includes- the oven, a rigid vermicrete insulated slab for installation under the hearth, two layers of ceramic fibre insulation for the dome, a cast iron flue connector, a hinged cast iron outer door, a removable refractory insulated door for keeping the heat in overnight and a dome thermometer.
The flue will need to be 150mm/180mm/200mm depending on oven size and needs to be about one metre long with a suitable adapter to join to the flue connector supplied.
Yes, we are experts in all forms of brick oven construction and most types of building. We will give you a quotation for the construction and hand over of your project, large or small, and can design the whole package using SketchUp and cgi software so you get a true feeling for what the project will look like when finished. Bear in mind that if you are a long way from our base in Wiltshire, we may have to stay over and will charge for all out of pocket expenses like travelling and food at cost.