The Dome

The dome

The idea of a dome shaped instruction is to evenly cook the top of pizzas.  A dome is also an ideal construction shape to build a masonry oven chamber that holds itself up (essentially ‘falling’ into itself).  This is important as cracks normally develop in the structure over time.

In dissecting a pizza oven dome are usually four basic layers. 

  1. The inner layer
  2. The insulation layer
  3. The shaping and/or waterproofing layer
  4. The decorative layers