I'm new to the forum so a big hello, it's been a wealth of information so far and I'm hoping to gain a little more advice. I'd like to convert a horse trailer to hold my wood fired oven. It would hold just the oven and no preparation would take place inside the trailer. However, I'm struggling to find the relevant legislation in terms of fire regs.
Is anybody in a position to advise what I need to do to comply with both fire regs and food hygiene laws. Would I be able just to use the horse trailer as a case so to speak with very little work carried out on the inside of it in terms of food hygiene (it will after all only be used to hold the oven) or do I still need to comply with the fire grade walls etc.
Finally, I would be planning on placing the oven on a strong wooden stand - is wood in a kitchen a no no or can I get away with it rather than a steel construction
No idea about fire regulations, but regarding using a trailer to hold your oven - what type of oven are you looking at? Prefab, cast, clay/cob, brick&mortar?
Reason I ask is that your largest "enemy" will be weight and vibrations. No idea what a horse trailer can carry (nor what a car can tow), but my oven has been estimated at 2000-3000kg based on the materials I've used. I presume you would be looking at something much lighter? Vibrations, unless dampened, will lead to cracking. I remember seeing someone with a secondary shock absorption system, and another with silicone dampening... but no real experience from me in that area!
That said, I know a fair few people here have mobile ovens, so will give way to their considerable expertise in the area
Thanks for the welcome and reply. I have considered the cracking implications - thanks to prior reading of this forum. I have in mind one of these from www.bernitopizzaovens.co.uk/ I did consider attaching the oven permanently to the trailer but as you've pointed out, the dangers of cracking etc are too great. It's my intention to transport it on foam in the back and then place it on the stand when in situ so to speak.
Although any further advice on this would be of great help.
I'm sure there is a way to transport and use it in the trailer - I've seen several setups with ovens permanently placed in the trailer... just not entirely sure how it's done! I reckon most of those who have found a solution will keep it closely guarded - it's a trade secret after all