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Littlehampton have been making a range of fire bricks for over 120 years.

These firebricks are used in

  • Pizza ovens
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas ovens and Wood ovens
  • Combustion heaters
  • Forges
  • Fireboxes
  • Combustion zones
  • Wherever high temperatures are experienced

Available in 3 sizes

  • 230mm x 115mm x 35mm ($8.00 each)
  • 230mm x 115mm x 50mm ($7.00 each)
  • 230mm x 115mm x 76mm ($6.00 each)



Oven Brick

Whether you’re building a wood oven for an outside entertaining area or renovating a fire place, we have three different gauges of fire bricks (same name for refractory brick or heat brick) to suit your needs – 76mm, 50mm and 35mm.

Our bricks are made in house using only premium fire clay (high in silica and alumina) and following the highest standards to withstand extreme temperatures and last for a very long time.

We also supply Fire Clay to create fireproof mortar.

Benefits of our Fire Clay Include:

  • High refraction
  • Resistance to high temperature
  • Energy efficiency
  • Ideal for fire Mansory

3 Fire Clay bag sizes available:

  • 20kg bag ($121.00)
  • 10kg bag ($66.00)
  • 5kg bag ($38.50)

Fireclay Mix (Recommendation)

  • 4 parts foundry sand
  • 1 part lime
  • 1 part fireclay
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between fire brick and regular brick?

Fire bricks are made with specially selected clays which are able to withstand higher temperatures from fire etc than normal clays which would be used to make clay bricks.

How to plan the construction of an outdoor brick oven?

Assuming you have the space for a brick oven in your property, a couple other factors to consider are location of the oven and practicality.

The actual physical space a pizza oven takes up including the base etc varies, but is around 1.5m X 1.5 depending on the size/style you build.

You should also plan for the weather in your climate, eg: do you want an undercover oven?

And if you plan to build more things around the oven like a fire pit, benches, fireplace etc then account for that space needed aswell.

What kind of bricks should you use for a pizza oven?

In a best case scenario, you would use a few different types of ‘bricks’ for different uses.

The Base/ Stand – This should be made from Clay Bricks or you can also use concrete blocks if desired.

The Oven base and internal wall – The best thing to use for this are Fire Bricks. Fire bricks are a solid brick and made from a special clay which has a much better tolerance for fire etc.

Outer Dome, chimney etc – A solid Clay Paver or Solid Clay Brick is best for any dome areas that will be receiving direct exposure to the elements. Any of the Littlehampton Clay Pavers work great for this purpose.

How many fire bricks do I need for a pizza oven?

The amount will vary based on the size of the dome and size of fire bricks you use. In our How to Build a Pizza Oven Guide you would use approximately 168 fire bricks.

How much heat can a red brick withstand?

This can vary between manufacturers. Generally we would recommend sing our Old Red 70mm Paver instead of a brick because the pavers are a solid product (no holes).

Our Bricks and Pavers are all hard fired in our Kiln at over 1100 degrees Celsius, so would be fine for the temperatures of a pizza oven which would be much lower.

Can you make your own fire bricks?

Not really.. it would be incredibly expensive to buy all the machinery needed to do so and then fire them!

Why is brick oven pizza better?

A Wood Fired Brick Oven is capable of creating much higher temperatures than a normal oven.

The fuel source is wood which adds a distinct flavour and cooking characteristics to your pizza which cannot be replicated with artificial sources.

There is also the way which a brick oven keeps heat in the base and walls which cook your pizza very evenly and very fast.

The lovely charred characteristics and smokey flavour cannot be replicated in normal ovens!

How much is a fire brick?

Prices for our fire bricks vary based on Thickness from $6-$8.

Littlehampton Bricks, have been making and selling fire bricks, and fire clay for over 100 years and our products have been used in hundreds of pizza ovens across Australia .

You too can build your very own wood fired pizza oven, just as some of our customers recently did!