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Buying a wood-fired pizza oven: What you need to know.

Posted by Charlie Lawry on May 4, 2020 10:20:14 AM

There is nothing better than making pizza from scratch, using your own fresh ingredients and cooking it in the comfort of your home. So how can you get that ultimate extra cheesy, crisp base pizza that your traditional kitchen oven can not seem to produce? The answer is simple, by using a wood-fired pizza oven.

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Topics: pizza oven, wood-fired pizza oven

Should I buy a second-hand outdoor fireplace?

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Apr 2, 2020 9:42:33 AM

During these unprecedented times, people are looking at ways to save a few dollars where they can. If you're handy, then a DIY project may be the perfect way to save money without compromising on those luxury 'must-have items', it may also be a good way to pass the time if you're on extended leave. Others may find that buying second hand can be a great way to get something without having to pay full price. Of course, buying new is always the safest way to go and in many cases can help you save money in the long-term.

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace

The different types of pizza ovens explained

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Mar 11, 2020 12:58:36 PM


It is almost impossible to find someone that doesn’t love pizza! It isn’t one of the world’s favourite fast food for nothing. Whether you’re a Hawaiian lover, vegetarian, pepperoni or a classic meat lover there isn’t a pizza flavour out there that doesn’t get your mouth watering. If you are a true foodie then you know when you eat a great slice of pizza. 

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Topics: pizza oven, wood-fired pizza oven

Top 6 outdoor fire pit designs on the market

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Feb 11, 2020 9:52:28 AM


If you are looking to build a new home one thing is for sure, indoor-outdoor flow is key when it comes to deciding on the final layout and design. Take a look at any building company and their new build options.

Functional and well utilised outdoor spaces are now a must-have no matter if you are located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the town or a quiet rural oasis. Everyone wants their own outdoor haven. Throw in a Fire Pit and you’ve got yourself a spot you can enjoy all year round.

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Topics: fire pit, steel fire pit, steel fire pits

How to create new summer memories in the backyard

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jan 14, 2020 1:50:00 PM


Sunshine, bbq's, backyard cricket, ice-cream melting down your hand, a garden full of wildflowers and quality time spent with family and friends are only a few ways to describe a good old Kiwi summer.

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Topics: pizza oven, fire pit, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining

Top outdoor fireplace trends for 2020

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Dec 13, 2019 12:06:41 PM

2019 brought many changes in outdoor style trends and an increased focus on improving the value of properties. As places like Auckland and Queenstown rocketed in price it became challenging to give one premium property an edge over others in the eyes of buyers.

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace nz, outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends

Choosing the right fire pit

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Oct 21, 2019 7:56:30 AM


Fire Pits are a great centrepiece to any outdoor space. Portable, easy to dismantle and ideal for smaller entertaining areas; they provide heat but a new generation of Fire Pits also offer some form of cooking feature too. This added functionality means you're no longer relegated to roasting marshmallows as your edible entertainment and can, instead, cook entire meals while sitting around enjoying the warmth.

With cheap Fire Pits readily available and more luxurious options entering the market we want to share a few things you should consider before buying a Fire Pit. After all, spending a few hundred dollars on a cheap one may not seem like a lot but it's gone up in smoke if you never use your Fire Pit because it's not fit for purpose.

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Topics: fire pit, steel fire pit

What to expect when buying a pizza oven kit

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Sep 17, 2019 1:04:17 PM

Pizza ovens come in many shapes and sizes but a pizza oven kit is commonly made up of only 4 simple elements: 
Chimney, Oven dome, Oven floor and Base. 

These elements are often made from different materials, and should be as they each play a different role in creating the perfect pizza oven.

There are several kits on the market for building your own pizza oven and they range in complexity and quality. In this article we'll compare two different kits, and explain what you can expect to do when buying each type of kit.

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Topics: pizza oven, pizza oven kit, wood-fired pizza oven

New Zealand's top home & outdoor shows

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Aug 14, 2019 10:47:00 AM


Outdoor living is interwoven into the fabric of kiwi culture. Did a summer even happen if there wasn't some backyard cricket (BYC to those in the know), an epic roadie or an absolute earwig of a summer song released by Six60 or Drax Project?

Many of these memories centre around hanging out with friends and the backyard is the perfect spot to create a memorable summer. Chances are you've wanted to make some upgrades to your outdoor area but you either struggle to find the inspiration or lack the motivation, and this is where going to one of New Zealand's home and outdoor shows can help.

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Topics: outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends, adding value to your investment

Why an outdoor fireplace gives a development the edge

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jul 15, 2019 11:44:48 AM


With the increasingly competitive nature of the residential property market, being conscious of which trends can help increase show home appeal is an important aspect of the art of attracting new home buyers. 

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace, custom outdoor fireplaces, designer outdoor fireplace, adding value to your investment