Lynne Van Dyk

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Name: Lynne
Surname: Van Dyk
Location: Germiston, Gauteng
Entry Date: July 1, 2024
Category: DIY
Project: Outdoor Areas

About the Project:

My husband Victor is a passionate cook and also loves to braai. He always dreamed of building a pizza oven and so ordered the plans from the U.S. and after adapting them to suit the size of South African materials, he set off on his solo journey. It was a labour of love, from digging…

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My husband Victor is a passionate cook and also loves to braai. He always dreamed of building a pizza oven and so ordered the plans from the U.S. and after adapting them to suit the size of South African materials, he set off on his solo journey. It was a labour of love, from digging the foundations to laying the last tile on the roof. Everyone who has seen it says it is magnificent and resembles a piece of art. I am immensely proud of my husband as he had basic building skills and after much blood, sweat and tears completed the most gorgeous pizza oven for the whole family to enjoy. The project didn’t end there. He subsequently built a braai with a rotisserie, a potjiekos table and a preparation area. This area is our happy place, a place to create the most incredible food and have joyous family gatherings. Food definitely brings family and friends together.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Cement
5000
Bricks and refractory bricks
8000
Plans
500
Wood and tiles for roof
500
Rotisserie
7000
Paving
3000
Latte
2000
26000

Contractors:

Paving
2000
Sundry finishes and fittings
4000
6000
Grand Total
R32000