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ross 06-30-2007 05:18 AM

Bricks - UK Source????
Hi All

Im based in the UK and am having troucble sourcing firebricks at less than 2.45 per brick - I can only find one supplier..

Could anyone please advise whats best to do RE what bricks to use??

Ive been told by a brick specialist that a Jacobean brick will do the job
( Very dense )

I realise the Firebricks will keep the heat in better and cut down on insulation
but that seems very expensive to me

Can anyone help please

dmun 06-30-2007 07:51 AM

Re: Bricks - UK Source????
You are in luck - today, 150 used fire bricks in lancashire up on eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace 50p each.

That link didn't work: try this: FIRE BRICKS (item 140132222664 end time 01-Jul-07 12:49:09 BST)

No connection, etc.

There's a huge market for used building materials in the UK that just doesn't exist in the states. Keep looking if these aren't the stuff you want.

ross 06-30-2007 08:06 AM

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just seen them fantastic........

Shhhhhhh.tell no -one

Wlodek 08-11-2007 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ross (Post 12146)
I am having trouble sourcing firebricks at less than 2.45 per brick - I can only find one supplier..

Ross, Have you seen my other posts? Google for "refractory" and limit search to the UK. Several suppliers come up.
Best of luck,

ross 08-24-2007 01:39 AM

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Thanks for that - Sorry been away on Hols

I ended up getting the ones off ebay they are fantastic

Looks like its bricks for a potters kiln that was never built
varying degrees of angle on the bricks as it domes

Wlodek 08-24-2007 01:54 AM

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No, you should have not told me this! I could not find a smilie saying "envious" either ... And they were within a quick drive too ...

I'll probably turn up for a pizza sometime.


ross 08-24-2007 02:06 AM

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I know mate I was stupidly lucky...

I think Im short on flat ones though for the base...

Where are you based? the lake district? - Got my vermuiculite cheap from a garden centre up there ( again on Ebay) the guy is building a big commercial oven there although Ive not spoke to him about it yet...hes buying it from orchard ovens..

He says hes going to do herb flavoured harwood for burning which sounds good?

Have you built your oven yet how is it??

Wlodek 08-24-2007 02:29 AM

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Yes, I am lucky enough to based in the South Lakes.

No, it is far from ready. I decided to build a sort of slate covered gazebo/bakeroom/playroom (no walls - fence on one side) over the patio - this is too big for my carpentry/joinery skills, so while I am getting quotes for this, I am collecting materials for what looks like a substantial Pompeii oven with an enclosed bbq next to it, sharing the chimney stack.
I feel it makes a lot of sense in this climate. Both during the construction and later.

Which garden centre was that? Hayes in Ambleside? Flavoured hardwood? Sounds like smoking not baking? I put some fresh thyme or oregano even in a barbecue, and obviously when I smoke-cook things.

How is yours?


ross 08-24-2007 03:12 AM

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Went to Brockwoodhall near the lakes in a big log cabin earlier in he year it was lovely - 8 of the family my first time up there....gorgeous Brockwood Hall | Lake District Self Catering Lodge Holidays and Breaks

The Nursery was

Cumbria Gardens and Pets Direct gardening and pet supplies

Find enclosed pic of where Im upto..To say id never laid a brick before Im really pleased..Its very sturdy ( ive filled it all with breeze blocks ) and very level..I started out doing a small base for a clay cob oven but after researching Ive got right in to the idea of the brick oven 2 months on I has what mum called a war memorial in my

The diameter is only 40ins so im going to put paving slabs on the top ( that overhang) and then put a 2 ins vermiculite foundation for the oven build ontop
Im going to do a small pompeii oven...Plans i got from seems simple enough to do if you ask peoples advice..

Ive just asked the question of whats the best vermiculitet foundation mix?
Is it 4 - 1 cement?

Wlodek 08-24-2007 04:34 AM

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Great price for Vermiculite - less than £8 for 100 litres delivered. Thanks. You get that on eBay for closer to £20. Goes on my list of suppliers ...

And the oven base looks fantastic! Where did you get these stones from?


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