About Us

Traditional Brick Ovens ‘TBO’ was established quite simply, from the love of cooking and entertaining with family and friends.

After 12 years in the Construction and Landscaping Industries, I found my past experience was totally invaluable. This is when it all started! We were hooked on the flavours and versatility of traditional wood fired cooking. After we experimented with recipes, cooking times and varieties of wood, we quickly realised the flavours were unbeatable.

Do you want the ultimate in ENTERTAINING, LIFESTYLE & FOOD? Away to enhance your space and create ambience? Then call in and see us at showroom or give us a call to make an appointment to discuss your options.

Looking back now, almost 10 years from the success of our first oven, we’ve be lucky to have created so many memories and laughs with our families and friends.

My only warning is, it’s an engaging and social passion to have. So if you don’t want guests knocking at your door, pushing themselves in to be entertained at yours.. best just keep to your BBQ!


Glen Smith – Design & Construction Manager

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Wood Ovens

Today as homeowners continue to demand a wider variety and versatility when entertaining outdoors, the woodfired oven has become a must have item incorporated in outdoor kitchens and backyards across Australia. Imagine your own artisan breads, pizza, roast meats & poultry.. even delicious desserts.

Therefore, whether you’re intrigued by the proud history, the delicious taste or the party potential of this form of
cookery, regardless of your budget, skill level or even cooking ability, Traditional Brick Ovens can help you tap into this most ancient of modern trends!

From choosing an oven to learning how to to master it, including DIY kits, tools, accessories, classes and more call in and see us at our centrally located showroom.

The Process

The initial consultation may take place with you in your home, or an appointment can be made with our Design Manager in our showroom. It’s a fantastic opportunity to sit down and discuss the perfect outdoor oven for you and your family.

In this meeting, we discuss your thoughts and visions, offer ideas and solutions on how to optimise your outdoor living area.

Hand drawn sketch designs are available. Should you require full drawings including specifications and colour selections… no problem! We’d be happy to provide you with a full design service.

Pricing for this service varies and is indicative of the work involved.

Contact us now for a no obligation appointment.


As with all construction projects, preparation and planning is key. Our ovens are durable and can be positioned undercover or fully exposed to the elements.

A solid foundation for the base of your oven is the first step in the building process. Construction of a purpose built masonry base is the next. The final finish may include one of our many stone cladding options, granite, stainless steel, tiling or a simple rendered finish.

Your custom oven will be totally hand built. Using only
A grade materials, including a superior oven floor using 50mm thick floor tiles made to our specifications, to ensure many years of use. We offer you complete peace of mind, knowing with our experience in building more than 350 ovens, we understand ovens!

Contact us and ask about our obligation free consultation today.


For advice and information on our range of commercial ovens for your restaurant, bakery, pizza shop or clubrooms..Please email us or call our resident expert Glen 

Below is a list of custom built commercial ovens by Glen and his team.

The New Ed & Castle Hotel – Currie St, Adelaide
Queens Head Hotel – Kermode St, Nth Adelaide
Pizza e Mozzarella Bar – Pirie St, Adelaide
EST – East Tce, Adelaide
Enzo’s Wood Oven Pizzeria @ Enzo’s Ristorante Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Alma Tavern – Magill Rd Stepney
BASE. The Parade, Norwood (Bath Hotel)
Salt @ Saltram Estate, Angaston
The Rez – Reservoir Hotel, Athelstone
Fire & Stone – Glynburn Road, Firle
Little Teresa’s – South Rd, Croydon Pk
Cafe Sani – Portrush Rd, Glenunga
Cathedral Hotel – North Adelaide
The Moseley Hotel– Moseley Square Glenelg
The Adelaide Sailing Club– West Beach

Commercial Process

Wood fired ovens are a favorite for restaurants that specialise in pizza, although they are not limited to pizza alone. Becoming more popular in pubs, hotels and cafes, not only are traditional ovens attractive and economical to run, they create a sense of atmosphere that is only possible with this form of cooking. The versatility and exclusivity of this cooking method is certainly worth considering.

It’s never too early to make contact with us regarding your plans for a commercial oven. Like any great build, it’s all in the planning. Oven capacity is a large consideration, positioning, extraction design and flue requirements are just as imperative.

We’d be happy to listen to your ideas, whether it be your premises or our central located showroom in Kent Town. Contact Glen to schedule a commercial consultant. You’ll be glad you did.

Commercial Specifications

Traditional Brick Ovens custom build commercial ovens are as individual as our clients, making no two ovens the same. Capacity and aesthetics are both important consideration, as is the engineering of your extraction and flue requirements.

Our commercial ovens commence at 1200mm internal up to a huge 2000mm.. Now thats a lot of oven!

Internal      External      Required foot print  
1200mm     1520mm     1600mm x 1600mm
1400mm     1720mm     1800mm x 1800mm
1600mm     1920mm     2000mm x 2000mm
1800mm     2120mm     2200mm x 2200mm
2000mm     2320mm     2400mm x 2400mm

For product information and details on how we can assist you in your next commercial venture, contact us for a no obligation consultation.

DIY Wood Oven Kits

As wood fired ovens are fast becoming a must have for those who love to cook great food. Whether you entertain all the time or just now and then, there’s an oven suitable for all requirements. Large or small, metal, masonry, mobile or fixed.

As we are spoilt for choice with the vast number of prefabricated ovens, it pays to do some research. Consider the overall support on offer, check the retailers credentials, what materials are used, what components are included in your purchase. Only then you can make an educated decision and be clear on what you are purchasing.

In our years of experience we’ve found the price point is often indicative of quality and service. If it’s too good to be true then it probably is! When comparing, ensure you’re comparing like with like (i.e. you wouldn’t compare a top brand appliance to a generic one).

Essentially the majority of WFO’s work in the same way, however fabrication, insulation properties and aesthetics can vastly differ purchase price, running costs and maintenance.

Considering a pre-made already assembled oven? Best you check the access requirements, delivery and forklift or crane hire cost. An assembled oven can weigh from 250 kg -1 tonne and can be a logistical nightmare.

Should you need advise or be undecided on what’s right for you and your family, feel free to contact us we’d be happy to share our knowledge.

Viper Wood Fired Ovens

VIPER Wood Fired Ovens Hand Made in SA by us
Designed and tested in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley
See our facebook page for images


Our premium  DIY kit  contains the following RRP  $2195.00

1 x 3 piece 60mm thick cast dome  800mm deep x 900mm wide (internal)
1 x Pre cast front arch
10 x 50 mm thick pre cut floor tiles
1 x 7.2m x 600 x 25mm Pure thermal ceramic blanket
1 x pre cut 25mm heat board
1 x High temperature mortar
1 x  stainless steel flue with spark arrester cowl as per CFS Code of Practice
1 x Stainless steel entry plate
1 x Stainless steel door and handle
Detailed assembly instructions

Call in to our showroom today to view our display oven and received an information pack.


Alfa Ovens

Since 1977 Alfa have used the wisdom of tradition and the freshness of innovation to design and develop Italy’s best pizza ovens.

Experience and perseverance lie behind the success of Alfa as a world leader in the expanding pizza oven market.  Situated in Anagni, just south east of Rome, Alfa Refrattari manufacture both residential and commercial pizza ovens,
with over 200,000 units sold over 5 continents. Now available in Australia and New Zealand through My Alfresco, a business unit of Aritist Pty Ltd.

Visit Traditional Brick Ovens, the South Australian reseller of Alfa ovens to view their expanding range.

Outdoor Kitchens

Australian living at its best….

An outdoor kitchen is the best way to enjoy the Australian way of life, entertaining family and friends in a relaxing and social way. Traditional Brick Ovens will custom design an outdoor kitchen to suit your current or new home. Because each outdoor kitchen is designed with you in mind, you will be able to select from a range of appliances, materials and colours to reflect your individual style.

Top quality products

Every outdoor kitchen designed and installed by Traditional Brick Ovens is made with high quality products to not only look fabulous for years and years, but to withstand the harsh Australian elements.

Stylish designs

Our design experts will work with you to create an outdoor kitchen to suit your home and lifestyle taking into consideration not only your budget but also the size and shape of the area. Whether you are adding an outdoor kitchen to an established home or building a new home, contact us now and you will be entertaining in style before you know it.

All your needs met

Traditional Brick Ovens can provide all your outdoor kitchen needs – tools, heating, screening, equipment and cooking classes. All in one easy location, no fuss or bother just a simple process.

Now is the perfect time to consider an outdoor kitchen at your place.

Dreaming of a kitchen outdoors at your place? A space you can use all year round to entertain family and friends in style. A place to relax, to take some time and rejuvenate. Think of your outdoor kitchen as an investment in your lifestyle, as much as an investment in your home. Because we custom build you can have the perfect kitchen with as few, or as many appliances and accessories as you like.

We can turn your dream in to a reality. Contact us now to find out how.

Design Service

The advantage of a custom built outdoor kitchen, is we can design your new kitchen to compliment your surroundings. By matching the finish of the kitchen with your home i.e. a textured finish, matching stone cladding, brick work or by using a contemporary finish.

The design process starts with an on site inspection of your area. This is a great opportunity to discuss your ideas and lifestyle needs. Then in consultation with you, we design a concept to suit your brief. If you love the outdoors and love to entertain an outdoor kitchen is the way to go!

We have built many kitchens all over SA, and are here to provide you with all the information that will assist you in making the most of your space, your budget and your lifestyle. Contact Glen Smith our Design & Construction Manager for a free no obligation measure and quote today.

What’s New?

We understand that Australians love the outdoors and spending as much time as possible outside. We love nothing more than entertaining family and friends in our own backyard.  We can now offer you an all weather outdoor kitchen system.

To complete the outdoor kitchen of your dreams we not only offer you a range of pre-designed outdoor kitchen packages or the ability to design your own, we also offer a complete range of outdoor cooking appliances.

Alucomp is a composite panel consisting of 0.30mm aluminium layers on both sides with a polyethylene core. It’s low weight sheet material can be easily fabricated making it an ideal material for creative applications both indoors and outdoors.

Applications of Alucomp vary from Indoor and Outdoor Signage  to Shopfronts and Exhibition designs.

Some of the great features of Alucomp are:
» Lightweight making it easy to handle
» Flat and even surface
» Versatile
» Weather Resistant

Outdoor Living


Looking for ways to shape your space?

With hundreds of options in privacy screening available it is important to consider which options will set you apart from the neighbours and suit your needs before making a purchase.

Privacy screens are a prerequisite on many sites now and ensuring that the screen performs it function as well as having style is important.

The Bubbalooba range by PO Box Designs is available exclusively at Traditional Brick Ovens and is sure to impress with custom design available to best suit your needs. The material options include Mild steel, Corten, Powder coated, Galv or Stainless steel.
It is important that the screen you choose not only suits your style but it also should fit the space you have available. Everyone needs are different, that’s why we believe it is important to customise to our clients needs.

Click here to contact us.

Outdoor Heating

Thermofilm is an Australian owned manufacturer and supplier of heating products since 1988.

Thermofilm products have been supplied to many markets, including residential, commercial, institutional and Government.

All products are designed based on the core values of innovation, efficiency & style. Thermofilm recognises the importance of environmentally friendly product development, and all new product releases have this basic fundamental – designing products that are sustainable with market leading operational efficiency.

Thermofilm has recently been awarded for achievements in manufacturing, product design and innovation, including the ‘Innovative Product of the Year (Consumer)’ award and a finalist in the ‘Premier Award for Manufacturing Excellence’.

Cooking Classes

Now that you have your oven, don’t you want to learn how to impress your family and friends with fabulous culinary skills? We welcome everyone and having an oven is certainly not a prerequisite.
Held in Traditional Brick Ovens’ centrally located premises, using our working kitchen, you will learn how to make delicious pizzas, irresistible tapas, impressive seafood dishes and succulent roasts.
Check our class dates



Do you need advise on the construction of your oven? Don’t know where to go for materials and components. Don’t pay too much and end up with inferior products.

Traditional Brick Ovens only stock A grade refractory materials available to the public.

A Grade Refractory bricks

230mm x 115mm x 75mm

$4.60 each


230mm x 115mm x 25mm

$2.40 each


230mm x 115mm x 65/75 taper

$4.60 each


A Grade Refractory floor tiles

305mm x 305mm x 50mm

$18.50 each


Pure ceramic fibre blanket insulation

7200mm x 610mm x 25mm

Rated @ 1000c 128kg/m3 $150 per box


Heat board 

1000mm x 500mm x 25mm

$35 per sheet


Hi Temp Refractory Mortar available in 25kg tubs

$54.00 per tub


Standard flue

900mm x 150mm stainless steel

$70 per length


Stainless steel spark arrestor


Custom flues and triple flue kits available 

South Australian CFS Code of Practice – Wood Fired Ovens

Need Wood?

Traditional Brick Ovens now stock easy to manage 20kg bags of Barossa Mallee wood. Perfect for mixing with Red Gum in your oven or fire pit.

In addition, we recommend the following suppliers who stock Red Gum all year round:

Adamis Sand & Metal
132 William St
Beverley SA 5009
P: (08) 8268 1422

Sanders Landscape & Firewood Supplies 
34 Francis Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
P: (08) 8341 0022

Keelan Grain & Fodder
291 Payneham Road
Royston Park SA 5077
P: (08) 8362 4178

Marion Sand and Metal Paving Centre 
917 Marion Road
Mitchell Park SA 5043
P: 1800 627 466

Useful Links

Firewood Association
Firewood tips and general information

Central Market Adelaide
A must for all your fresh produce

Slow Food Australia
Interesting reading

Hills Baking School
Bread making School

Laucke Flour Mills
Great source of information

Bottega Rotolo
One stop gourmet shopping

La Casa Del Formaggio
Cheese, cheese and more cheese

Australian Farmers Market
Local growers

Stirling Market
Local growers

K1 Wines
Great wines, gorgeous setting

The Black Sheep
If in Burra… you can’t go past The Black Sheep

Tony & Marks Newton
Best fruit and veg in town

Kitchenware, wine making equipment and gourmet foods

Organic Food Directory
National directory

Urban Spoon
Pizza restaurant guide

Barossa Living

Lifestyle, gardening, food

Adelaide Hills Magazine
Read about the beautiful Adelaide Hills region

Good Food Show
Coming to Adelaide Oct 12-14th

Traditional Brick ovens are proud to be distributors of the following Australian made products

Thermofilm Australia
Outdoor heating

Ethanol heating

Zesti Woodfired Ovens
DIY kit ovens

PO BOX Designs
Screens and letterboxes

Slow Food & Handforged Tools
Handmade wood oven tools


Normal Opening Hours
Tuesday-Fri 8am- 3pm
Sat-Sunday 8am-2pm
Address: 24 Magill Road Norwood 5067
Ph. 08 8362 4833
Fax. 08 8362 6866

PO BOX 440
Magill SA 5072
P: 0405 731 668

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