Brick Pizza Oven Construction


The process of building Gappsi Brick Pizza Oven Construction starts with the collection of clay and storing the bricks to dry and cure.  The drying process continues for several weeks.

The Artisan starts to mix the clay for the bricks at the time the manufacturer places the order. We mix the clay constantly in order for the molding process to take place and so it reaches a thick paste.  Gappsi measures and sizes the bricks for each oven.

At the time of the request, the manufacturer starts making the clay bricks to use. For several weeks the drying process continues. Smaller bricks dry naturally stacked. Stacked into a chamber with a wood-burning fire the clay bricks complete the drying process.

Gappsi Brick Pizza Oven Construction

  • Our brick ovens start with a metal frame base which is the foundation for the oven.
  • Gappsi applies insulation under the concrete base to keep the bottom of the oven insulated.
  • Wire mesh added.
  • Concrete poured.
  • Assembling the floor of the oven is next.
  • The Biscotto of Sorrento bricks are set up and used to start building the walls around the floor.
  • This combination acts as a subfloor that provides insulation as well as heat retention under the oven’s terracotta floor.
  • Volcanic sand is the base the Biscotto Di Sorrento clay bricks sit on. In this particular oven we build, we drill the hole completely through the oven floor.
  • Installed in each Gappsi Brick Oven is a gas burner.  In addition to using a gas burner to heat the oven, you may also use wood.

There Is Nothing Like The Taste and Smell Of Brick Oven Pizza


Gappsi is starting to build the walls by erecting the door frame and cutting the bricks to match the door angle.

  • Vertically installed Biscotto Di Sorrento clay bricks create the soldier course around the perimeter of the oven.
  • Italian artisans install the bricks to perfection.
  • The top row forms the bond beam with the brick’s base wall.
  • The dome shape is created by using a temporary dome made out of volcanic sand.

The cupola inside the oven was also created using the same techniques to build the dome. We use this process until the brick dome is complete too. The exterior of the brick dome is covered with a wire mesh as well as a reinforced layer of a mix of cement is added.  Sand in addition to expanded clay pebbles is added to further insulate the oven exterior process.


The picture above is a completed oven structure using the best clay bricks for an oven.  Built the same way each oven.  Up to this point, each model is constructed the same way.  From this point, it depends on the finishing style the oven would take shape of the desired model. The interior of every Gappsi oven is a site of craftsmanship, beauty, as well as history. For more than 300 years this tradition has not changed. The exterior of every Gappsi oven comes standard with a large useful mantle made out of volcanic black marble. This is beautiful and also heat resistant.


Using the traditional oven shell we are building the Vesuvio-style oven using a combination of brick accent to face the front of the oven.

Built over a metal frame and insulated is the smoke stacks dome. A high-quality fiberglass blankets the Gappsi oven dome for insulation. Built on the outside of the oven is also a second frame. Galvanized wire lath wraps the reinforced rebars for additional support.

True Brick Oven Italian Artistry & Craftsmanship

True craftsmanship and precise execution go into every Gappsi Brick Oven Construction. Over the wire, we apply a layer of cement.  The air chamber created services for two purposes. This provides all the insulation for the oven and makes the exterior surface of the oven safe as well as cool to the touch. The final installation of the top cupola is smoke style and the Vesuvio model is complete.

This is our Napolitano model veneered with the river rocks. These are our craftsmen posing with the Sorrento model oven. Standard veneered with random sizes, natural stones, and brick accents. And to complete our line of custom brick ovens is the Amalfi style. Finished with custom hand-painted tiles of your favorite memories with friends and family. You can also have your family name engraved into the door on the oven. Thank you for taking your time to learn more about our brick ovens and construction process. Please visit the Gappsi showroom to view our brick ovens and all of our unique products. If you are in the market for a brick pizza oven. Please do all your research and come to us last. We are very confident that we will prove to you and that you will agree that the Gappsi ovens are the best quality ovens on the market.

The Napolitano Oven3



Our showroom display includes the most beautiful as well as unique imported natural stones for patios, walkways, and driveways.

We provide services in Nassau and Suffolk County.  Glen Cove, Hempstead, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip. Commack, Kings Park, Quoque, Commack, and Smithtown. Brookhaven, Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Old Brookville, Old Westbury. and Mill Neck, Nissequogue, Lloyd Harbor, Muttontown, Coldspring Harbor, and East Norwich.  Gappsi’s knowledgeable and experienced personnel can help you create the yard of your dreams!

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