Our Story

Delivering Quality, Handcrafted Wood Fired Pizza Ovens Since 2003

A true family business

Formerly known as Alfresco Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, the business was started by father and son Geoff and Trent Chilman and Trent’s wife Jonelle Lowe in 2003. The trio spent two years developing ideas, researching designs, and building wood fired pizza ovens until they created a product ready for market – literally.

New factory premises to meet demand

Their first wood fired pizza oven was sold from the back of a truck at the Chidlow Farmer’s Market in 2005.
Demand soon outgrew their backyard shed. In 2007, Geoff, Trent, and Jonelle moved the
business to a factory on the outskirts of Perth’s northern suburbs.

20-year journey and counting

After a ten-year journey that included Geoff’s retirement, raising a family, continuous sales fuelled by an excellent word-of-mouth reputation, and a new range of wood fired ovens, Trent and Jonelle rebranded as The Alfresco Factory in 2017. They moved to a dedicated factory and showroom in the revitalised Neerabup Industrial area.

7000+ handcrafted ovens

Trent and Jonelle are committed to delivering what they promise. And their sales back this up – more than 7000 high-quality wood fired ovens handcrafted by The Alfresco Factory team have been installed in backyards Australia-wide since 2005.

Skilled craftsmanship and quality control

The wood fired pizza ovens you see in our showroom today are Trent’s original design. Their functionality has stood the test of time, and customers love their look and ease of use. Our manufacturing processes have become more streamlined over the years. However, all ovens are still handcrafted and made to the highest standards.

Supporting local suppliers

We use local suppliers for sands, flues, and doors and we source other refractory products directly to ensure quality control and adequate supply. We design our moulds to give The Alfresco Factory wood fired pizza ovens the perfect shape for cooking your family feast at ideal temperatures.

Exceptional customer care and ongoing support

Whether you’re in the market for a wood fired oven, have recently purchased one of our ovens, or bought one years ago, we love to answer your questions and help you make the most of your investment.

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From the back of a truck to a dedicated showroom

We have a dedicated factory and showroom, so you can view our range of wood fired ovens in finished and DIY kit form.

To make your choice easier, we’ve designed two signature ranges:

Each range comes in three sizes for you to choose from:


All our ovens are available as DIY Kits or pre-assembled and ready for you to install.

When you visit us, you know that the people selling you the oven are the people who built the oven. We are available to answer any of your questions and pride ourselves on genuine customer care.

Our promise to you

Our team is like a family. Together we deliver personalised customer service, professional installation, extensive product knowledge, and quality craftsmanship.

Each team member has built one of our wood fired ovens at home. We guarantee ongoing support before, during, and after your purchase.

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