Fuego handmade wood fired pizza ovens are built to last, by artisans, in the traditional way using unique fire clay. What this does mean is that they are considerably more substantial and heavier than cheaper entry level ovens. So how do you get a 700–1,000kg Fuego pizza oven from kerbside, where it’s delivered, to sitting in pride of place in your rear garden, on a terrace or even under a pergola? Our highly professional bespoke installation service partner ‘Hook-up Solutions’ has it covered at preferential rates for our customers.
Wherever you are in the country, our bespoke installers can quickly, economically and efficiently lift, transport and carefully place your Fuego wood fired pizza oven to precisely where you need it. The secret to how they can do this is their special British designed and built pick, lift and carry mini tracked crawler crane called a ‘Hooka’. Transport mileage charges do apply to get the machine to your property.
The Hooka has many unique features which make it perfectly suited to moving large heavy objects through routes where there is restricted access. Firstly, when the Hooka and its operator lift your Fuego oven from kerbside, instead of it swinging around dangerously like a pendulum, risking toppling over with the crane, the Hooka lifts then safely sits the oven on the bed of the machine itself. A special ‘load lock’ system then locks the oven in place ensuring it is stable and unable to swing.
Once locked on to the Hooka, its rubber tracks come into play. These spread the weight and exert much lower ground pressure whilst providing complete stability, compared to wheels. The tracks also enable the Hooka and your precious oven to safely tackle slopes, traverse uneven terrain and even cope with most flights of steps, using aluminium ramps that come with the machine. Special plywood sheeting also ensures that paving and steps are not cracked or marked by rubber. In fact, the Hooka leaves virtually no trace of ever having been there.
The rubber tracks also have another advantage. They mean that the Hooka can turn on a sixpence and navigate awkward corners, even on the narrowest of paths. Plus, being an ultra-manoeuvrable, compact and low machine when loaded, it can pass under arches, lift ovens over walls and even take them through garages, subject to 2.1 metres of height clearance.
So, what happens once you’ve customised and ordered your Fuego wood fired pizza oven? Well, we advise that you contact Hook-up Solutions via their Head Office on 01462 499 642 and they will allocate the nearest machine to you. They will take into account the distance they need to travel to you, the size of your Fuego wood fired pizza oven and also where you would like it installing on your property.
They will also ask you to record a short video on your phone which you then send via WhatsApp to them on their ‘video viewer’ on 07731 892 881. The video will need to show the route from kerbside to where the oven is going to be installed, highlighting any ‘pinch points’ or challenging obstacles there may be on the way. Then they will be able to provide a cast-iron quote for their bespoke fitting service and reassurance that they can overcome the installation challenge you have set them.
As a Fuego customer, you will receive a preferential rate. What’s more, as a trusted partner of ours, they will handle your pizza oven with tremendous care and not leave your premises until you are absolutely 100% happy that the installation is millimetre perfect. Everything has to be right.
“Our Fuego wood oven has transformed our restaurant! As a piece of kit, it is extremely versatile and controllable, allowing us to roast all of our meats and vegetables in the wood burning oven as well as using it as a charcoal grill during service. The flavour of everything coming out of the Fuego clay pizza oven is incredible due to the amazing smoky, charred tones added to the smell and taste of everything that’s cooked in it. It is not expensive to run as all the kiln-dried wood we use heats the wood fired pizza oven pretty quickly and it retains its temperature really well, only needing to add logs to the fire a few times over the course of service.”
“We wanted a traditional wood oven that ticked lots of boxes, for us it had to be made of brick for the authentic feel, have amazing functionality and great quality. Our Fuego clay pizza oven ticks them all. Our pizza nights are such a fantastic feature for the guests that stay in our holiday cottages and it’s a great way of bringing friends and family together for making those special memories. Highly recommended”
“The traditional methods used within its construction and the unrivalled ability to retain heat have thoroughly impressed us. It has been a welcome addition to our BBQ and live music events. We cannot recommend the Fuego brand enough and it has been extremely popular with our chefs and customers alike.”