ALFRED oven-a distinctive installation
Meet the ALFRED oven!
Late May 2020 and the COVID 19 lockdown was in full effect. We were still working but in pairs so we were able to help Gerry and his family get on the pizza oven journey with an installation in Hoxne near Eye on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.
Gerry had asked about several of our ovens but on further discussion about his needs, we finally pinned down the ALFRED as the perfect oven to suit his and his family. He didn’t want a big fixed installation with masonry but something lighter looking that could sit happily next to the back door of a new extension to his old house.
ALFRED oven with its white epoxy shell and Douglas Fir legs is modern looking but still retains many features associated with old ovens- stability, heat retention, low dome for efficiency and charm.
We arrived on site in late June on what would turn out to be one of the hottest days of the year. The oven, still in its wooden crate on the driveway was soon unpacked and carted round the house onto the back garden terrace by the rear doors. We hadn’t been quite prepared for an extended lunch prepared by Gerry’s wife and was a pleasant surprise after our 4.5 hour drive from our base.
Refuelled and refreshed by home made Elderflower cordial, we got stuck into the assembly. Four hours later, the oven was in place and immediately adopted by the cat who had taken an interest in it as a new thing in the garden. Shortly later we were met by an elderly pet tortoise who didn’t want to miss out on the action and then surrounded by three corgis who felt left out!
ALFRED oven- a new member of the family
Alfred is a great little oven, funky, modern and really suited the property. Gerry and family were all extremely happy with the look of the thing and couldn’t wait to get cooking once they had gone through the short but necessary curing and drying process to ensure a stable structure for years to come.
As with ALF, it is a member of a three part tribe- ALF, FRED and ALFRED all variations on a basic theme, spec to be found on our domestic ovens page here . The kit includes not only the oven but also a nice cast iron door with Vitram glass, a beech wood shelf and an infra red gun thermometer. Steel flue and rain cap included as standard. Expect to pay about £3075+VAT including delivery for the complete kit plus our installation charge if you want us to come and assemble it for you. Please see our other installation, Funky ‘ALF’ wood-fired oven in BA2
Meet the ALFRED oven! Late May 2020 and the COVID 19 lockdown was in full effect. We were still working but in pairs so we were able to help Gerry and his family get on the pizza oven journey with an installation in Hoxne near Eye on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Gerry had asked about several […]