Builiding Codes and Regulations


I’m a newbie and plan on building mattone barile next spring and was wondering about how far do you have to be from your existing home to have a pizza oven? I’ve been doing a lot of research and have come to the decision to buy from Brickwood Ovens.

All of your pizza ovens have inspired me and I can’t wait to get started!



You want to be about 5 feet away from a home, trees, bushes, etc. There really isn’t a set distance in the industry - it’s just a generally recommend distance.

I always tell our customers to check with their city &/or county requirements and HOA prior to building their ovens. I’ve had a couple of customers inquire about Natural or Propane gas kits AFTER they built their beautiful ovens - turns out, their HOA’s have rules regarding the ovens.

Also, you should check your homeowners insurance requirements. Several insurance companies have rules about “Solid fuel burning devices” anywhere near the home and what their required distance from the home, fences, beams and ceilings.