Brick Ovens Construction Methods Italian Style


Brick Ovens Construction Methods. Welcome To Gappsi, My Name is Giuseppe Abbrancati and I will give you a demonstration  of our brick ovens construction and models. We carry 5 different styles  and  we have them displayed at the Gappsi showroom for you to view them in person. Gappsi brick ovens are by far the best on the market,

As far as construction, material used to build them, designs, finishes and functionality. They all come with a standard finish. Which includes stucco, pebble rocks, random cut stones and tiles? We also offer custom finishes to your specifications such as  personalized engraving  of your favorite pictures hand painted by our artists on the exterior of the

As part of our Brick Ovens Construction Methods We can also cast your desired words on the oven metal door. If you are in the market for a brick oven, and do enough researches you will learn about the Biscotto di Sorrento, many companies that use something similar as the biscotto di Sorrento will make a big deal about it, and also will charge you more money as an upgrade of the ovens floor. Many of you would ask? What is the biscotto di Sorrento? The biscotto di Sorrento is a terracotta brick manufactured from clay that is only found in Italy in the region of Campania in the Sorrento area on the Amalfi coast. This clay is rich in natural minerals that will absorb, retain and release   the heat uniformly; making your cooking process the most natural cooking experience you can get using a brick oven. The difference between a Gappsi biscotto di Sorrento and the competition is that many companies that claim to use the  only use to make the base on the oven,

Gappsi builds the entire oven, floor, walls and dome with the same material. The Gappsi method of building brick ovens, is a tradition that dates back over 300 years From one of the first producers of the biscotto di Sorrento still in business in Italy today after many generations.

The process of building Gappsi brick ovens starts with the collection of the clay and stored to dry. When it’s time to manufacture the bricks it gets mixed, the clay is then made in to a consistent paste and then molded in to specific sizes  and let to dry. The drying process continues for several weeks, smaller bricks are stacked and also let to dry naturally. The dried clay bricks are then stacked into a chamber and then a wood burning fire is used in the furnace below to cook the clay bricks into their final stage of manufacturing. These are the complete terracotta biscotto di Sorrento for the ovens floor and bricks that will be used to build the Gappsi brick ovens.

This is how we build Gappsi ovens starting with a metal frame base that works as the foundation for the oven; we apply insulation under the concrete base to keep the very bottom of the oven insulated, then we install wire mesh before the concrete is poured. As we pour the cement into the form we preset the hole for a future gas burner to be installed. Then we start with the assembling of the floor, we set up the biscotto di Sorrento bricks and start building the walls around , and after we complete the first 2 rows we ten remove the floor and fill the void with volcanic sand, mixed with rock salt, this combination acts as a subfloor that provides insulation and heat retention under the ovens terracotta floor.

Then the clay brick biscotto di Sorrento is installed above the volcanic sand. In this particular oven we drilled the hole completely through the ovens floor because this oven will have a gas burner and will work with both gas and wood fire. Here we are starting to build the walls, starting with erecting the door frame and cutting the bricks to match the door angles. The first row of biscotto di Sorrento bricks is installed vertically as a soldier course around the perimeter of the oven the bricks are installed in a wage position that minimizes the cement exposure on the inside of the oven in between brick joints. Bricks are plumbed and installed to perfection by artisans installers as the base wall is complete a top row of bricks is installed as a bond beam and the shape of the dome is created with a temporary dome made out of volcanic sand.

The dome is then built over using the same technique of waged bricks to create the cupola inside the oven. This process is used till the completion of the brick dome then the exterior of the brick dome is covered with a wire mesh  reinforced layer of a mix of cement , sand and expanded clay pebbles further insulating the ovens exterior crust. This is the ovens structure completed with the best clay bricks.

Every Gappsi oven is built the same way up to this point then it depends on the finish and style the oven will take the shape of the desired model. The interior of every Gappsi oven is a site of craftsmanship, Beauty, and History of a tradition that has been unchanged for more than 300 years and the exterior of every Gappsi oven comes standard with a large useful mentality, made out of volcanic black marble, which is beautiful and also heat resistant. Using the traditional oven shell,

Here we are building the vesuvio style oven a combination of brick accent, to face the front of the oven, the dome for the smokestack is being built over a metal frame and insulated all Gappsi ovens domes are insulated with a high quality fiberglass blanket, a second frame is built on the outside of the oven. all rebar reinforced and wrapped with galvanized wireleath. A volcano shape is accomplished and a cavity is also created between the oven and the outside shell.

True craftsmanship and precise execution goes into every Gappsi brick oven construction. A layer of cement is then applied over the wireleath; the air chamber created serves two purposes this provides more insulation for the oven and makes the exterior surface of the oven safe and cool to the touch, the final installation of the top cupola the smoke stack And the vesuvio model is Complete.

This is our Napolitano model veneered standard with river rocks. These are our craftsmen’s posing with the Sorrento model oven, Standard veneered with random sized natural stones and brick accents, And to complete our line of custom brick ovens is  the Amalfi Style finished with custom hand painted tiles from our artists of Your favorite memories with friends  and family and can also get your favorite name engraved into the oven metal door.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our brick ovens and construction process. Please visit the Gappsi showroom to view our brick ovens and all 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 Gappsi ovens are the best quality brick ovens on the market.

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Christmas holiday lighting installation | Long Island NY

Christmas holiday lighting installation | Long Island NYGappsi services the following territories on Long island NY. for both Suffolk County and Nassau County, Glen Cove, Hempstead, North-Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Brookhaven,  Southampton, Riverhead, East Hampton, Southold, Eastern Long-Island and Western long-Island

Christmas holiday lighting installation company servicing both Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island NY. We offer free estimates and design ideas for your holiday lighting and garden ornaments, we supply the best quality Reefs, we offer them with lights and bows, and they also come in many different sizes that can be installed on below peaks of roofs and on windows. We include garlands to install on pillars, railings, doors and columns. Bows can be installed on reindeer reefs and trees, and we include them in many other parts of the holiday lighting designs. Are you looking for a Christmas holiday lighting installation company near you? Gappsi is the company that can offer you all types of lighting and decorations. We only use the highest quality C7 socket string lights, icicle lights and 5mm string lights. You can choose from a variety of colors and brightnesses. They are available in all colors, multi, white, warm white, green, blue, red, and many more. As a well-experienced Christmas holiday lighting installation and designer company, we care about functionality and making your property tastefully decorated, but we also care about your safety. This is the reason why we use male and female adapters for safe connections of wires to avoid any problems, and we also make sure your Christmas holiday lighting works perfectly throughout the holiday season. All Gappsi Christmas holiday lighting installation on Long Island NY include timers that are installed to control the lights to go on and off at a desired time. Gutter and shingle clips are used for clean and secure installation of lights and decorations, we use zip ties and electric tape for extra precaution on heavy wire and long span to protect light strings from getting taken apart from heavy winds a snow loads. We use outdoor-rated extension cords if needed and electrical spool are used for connections. Gappsi provides Christmas holiday lighting installations and also Christmas lawn decorations/inflatables including pop ups, snowmen, reindeer, Santa and more. After the holiday season is over, Gappsi will come back and remove all lights and decorations, neatly put them in storage bins, and mark them to be ready for re installation the following season.

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Backyard And Pool Designer | Mount-Sinai NY 11766

Backyard And Pool Designer | Mount-Sinai NY 11766Backyard And Pool Designer in Mount-Sinai NY, please contact Gappsi. This large free-form vinyl lined swimming pool was built by Gappsi in Mount Sinai, Long Island NY. This very unique layout incorporates a wooden bridge going across the narrow part of the swimming pool. A basketball hoop was installed on the side of the bridge facing the shallow area creating a perfect play area for grown ups and kids to enjoy. In the shallow area, a curved sundeck was built to accommodate lounge chairs, and to enter the pool, five steps were installed leading down to a 48 inch shallow pool area. Three LED jet bubblers were installed on the second step creating a very elegant water feature and accent. If you need a Backyard And Pool Designer in Mount-Sinai NY please contact gappsi at 631-543-1177.

The swimming pool was equipped with Pentair LED lighting, a saltwater-chlorine system, a gas heater, a DE filter system, and full automation. As a Backyard And Pool Designer in Mount-Sinai NY we are professional and take in consideration all aspect of functionality and decoration. A custom three-tier water feature and custom slide combination was built with elevated natural moss rocks contained within a tight footprint. Natural granite step risers were used to reach the slide, and a diving rock was installed next to the waterfall in the deep end of the swimming pool. A custom rail system ornate the steps to the slides and also makes it safe while in use. A custom-shaped gunite spa was built following the pool shape with 3 spillovers into the swimming pool, the finish of the inside of the spa was made with stonescapes pebble, the outside spa walls were veneered with quartzite ledgestone, and the spa coping was made out of polished granite and custom cut to follow the hot tub shape. A Timbertech deck is built next 2 the house with a large cooking island. The pool coping and patio were paved with Cambridge Toffee Onyx XL ledge stone. The backyard was built into a sloped and very wooded private background of trees and nature.

Gappsi  provides Backyard And Pool Designer Services in Mount-Sinai NY 1-3177. Feel free to visit our website also at

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Masonry Designer Contractor West Islip NY

Masonry Design by Gappsi in West Islip, Long Island NY

The back and front yard masonry design of this private residence in West Islip, NY provides functionality and accommodates all elements in its layout. This includes a U-shaped cooking island built with Nicolock adobe blend terra wall. It is covered with a PVC pergola for shade, a granite counter top, a wood burning oven, a gas grill refrigerator, an ice maker, a sink, and many storage cabinets.

Backyard Masonry

The patio is built raised two steps up from the grass area. The perimeter walls are built with Nicolock oyster blend mini-colonial walls and capped with granite city colonial caps. In many places, the walls are built up to create accent columns to hold the light fixtures and sitting walls. The fire pit area is built in a circular shape with a comfortable bench built within the walls. The patio is built with XL stone ridge adobe blend pavers and a double border design with granite city roma pavers. This patio area is large enough to accommodate many table.

Frontyard Masonry

Walkways on both side of the house are built to connect to the circular driveway Adobe blend stone ridge pavers are installed over 1 inch of sand and 8 inches of state approved grade recycled concrete base. The layout includes a double border design with circle fan inlays in the driveway aprons, 2 light piers installed on each side of the driveway, and aprons veneered with Boral cultured stone matching the house exterior walls. Bluestone caps and treads were used for the cumulus, front door steps, and porch.

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