Myself and Jon (jotta112233) attended a meeting on 29th April 2010 with Mr. Gareth Owens of the Newport branch of Jewson's. A list was given to him as a general list of items that may be needed in a wood-oven build.( taken from the members who have posted on this site)
There is no commercial gain in this for myself but Mr Owens was asked if he could give our members favourable prices in any branch of the UK.
He came up with a general discount of......
-74% off list price for timber and plywood -50% off....Fire-bricks and fire-clay -40% off....Building materials -30% off....tool hire -10% off....hand tools
These are only the main categories and hundreds of items fall into any of these 5 categories.
Even with the % discounts it doesn't guarantee the cheapest prices so please shop around.
These discounts are available at any Jewson outlet in the UK....only to members of our forum.
To use the forum account quote "Wood and pizza oven UK forum" and the account number.......WOOP 248 .............................................................................................
The above has been copied from the old forum. The account is still open and since it's creation has been used by many people in all corners of the UK.
The general feedback from members using this facility has been very positive. A written quote with the discounted prices on it will be given upon request (you can then check the prices with other builders merchants) The only negative feedback is from people who have experienced unhelpful staff at their local branch....
Our Jewsons in Fleet have been great, not only have the supplied the Hollow bricks for my base far cheaper than any where else did, they have even delivered 2 stacks of pallets for fuel (ok I know it helps them as well but they still didnt charge me for my delivery as they were making space in there yard ) they may not always be the cheapest (but not far from it) but they certainly go that extra mile for you. thank you Canny and Jon for setting this up
As far as I know the account can be used in any branch within the UK. Apart from the acc. no. take with you a full list of the materials needed and they will give you a printed quotation. Check these prices with other local merchants as even with the discounts they may not be the cheapest (fire-brick and refractory are usually cheaper elsewhere).
We've had a good feedback from this account from forum members. The only negative comments have been from people who have encountered rude staff. It depends on your local branch how helpful they want to be.
If you are building an oven (you don't have to be to use the account)...please share your build with us.
Many thanks - I shall certainly share the build, but first I need to source some clay, some bricks, a place in the garden to build it, and lastly some spare time to build it! (2yr old son and 2wk old son, 2 allotments, other projects and, oh yes, a job ). At least I shall have a reasonable supply of wood (other hobby is woodworking) to fire it once it is built.... Cheers, Adam
another update on the code I have just been told that it will work in Grahams Plumbing Merchants in Camberly for those of you that have the odd boiler die on you and have a great brother in law that can replace it for you :-) i'll report back later with the discounts I get.
I tried to order fireclay through my local Jewson in Cornwall but they said it was not available. If any forum user has a catalogue/order number from previuos jewson dealings could you please post any details so I can see if it would be a special order item.