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Fancy an outdoor pizza KITCHEN for less than £100? We reveal how to build your own with the help of The TV Carpenter Wayne Perrey

  • We show you how to build an outdoor pizza kitchen that costs less than £100
  • This outdoor pizza kitchen was designed by The TV Carpenter Wayne Perrey
  • The pizza kitchen provides a place for a pizza oven and a tiled worktop 

If you’re looking for an outdoor kitchen for your garden, you may find your online searches lead you to some rather expensive options that can run into thousands of pounds.

So what can you do if you are on a much more restricted budget, even one as low as around £100 or less?

We found a budget way of creating an outdoor kitchen space, ideal if you have a love of making your own pizzas, or want to ditch the pizza oven and use it alongside a barbecue as a cooking spot in the garden.

The option is relatively inexpensive as it requires you to build it yourself, but the creator of this outdoor pizza kitchen Wayne Perrey insists that the design is simple enough that anyone with basic carpentry skills can build it – and he has provided a worksheet and a YouTube video to guide people through the build process.

We reveal how to build this outdoor pizza kitchen that can cost less than £100 if you can find some free pallet wood

We reveal how to build this outdoor pizza kitchen that can cost less than £100 if you can find some free pallet wood

Obviously, the pizza oven is not included in the £100 build cost, so you will have to budget for that separately. An Ooni Karu oven, like that pictured, costs from around £299.

Wayne is know is at The TV Carpenter and is the DIY expert on ITV’s ‘Love Your Weekend’ with Alan Titchmarsh.

He said: ‘You need everything close at hand with an outdoor pizza kitchen, such as fuel for the pizza oven and toppings for the pizza.

‘Hopefully you’ll have the confidence to have a go with my worksheet that explains how it is done.’

‘It doesn’t matter if you go off-piste a bit and develop it in a way that fits your needs.’

The pizza kitchen has been created by Wayne Perry who is known as The TV Carpenter

The pizza kitchen has been created by Wayne Perry who is known as The TV Carpenter

Wayne designed the pizza kitchen around a 60cm square tile. A marble-effect tile can be bought from a high street store for around £15. Unlike real marble, it will not need sealing before it can be used in the pizza kitchen build.

The design also includes some free pallet wood, which comes in maximum lengths of around 120cm. Wayne cut each plank in half to get double use out of it.

You would need to find somewhere to source some free pallets from for the build, try local businesses that get plenty of deliveries, or look online, for them. 

Wayne included 35mm copper piping and threaded it through some Munsen rings to use as a tea towel and oven glove rail.

He explained: ‘Most of the timber is pallet wood, but there are some extra pieces of cheap wood used for the framing.’ 

The extra bits and pieces cost around £20 and so it means that the pizza kitchen could be made it for less than £50 if you had free pallets. This cost does not include the price of the pizza oven itself.

Wayne breaks down the build of the pizza kitchen into easy and digestible steps to follow

Wayne breaks down the build of the pizza kitchen into easy and digestible steps to follow

If you can’t find any free pallet boards, it is possible to buy the required pallets that have been sanded for around £100 from companies such as palletboards.co.uk. They sand them and it is cheaper than buying new wood.

Wayne used 24 pallet lengths for this pizza kitchen in total and cut them in half so they were 60cm each. This would equate to about four pallets worth of wood, depending on pallet size.

Wayne used 35mm copper piping and threaded it through some Munsen rings to use as a tea towel and oven glove rail

Wayne used 35mm copper piping and threaded it through some Munsen rings to use as a tea towel and oven glove rail 

Wayne designed the outdoor kitchen for its height and to use to prepare food. Flour can be used on the tile to make the pizzas, and there is the space to store condiments, so that they are easily at hand. 

He explained: ‘You can add bits and pieces of your own to create a variation on a theme, such as by adding shelves, a cupboard at the base, so any mess is hidden away, or even a sunken sink in the worktop.’

Wayne designed the outdoor kitchen for its height and to use to prepare food.

Wayne designed the outdoor kitchen for its height and to use to prepare food.

Wayne added some shelves so that the pizza toppings could be held close at hand

Wayne added some shelves so that the pizza toppings could be held close at hand

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Fraser to attend Oireachtas committee on Zappone controversy

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The State’s highest ranking civil servant will appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain the circumstances around the now-scrapped appointment of Katherine Zappone as special envoy.

The secretary general of the Department of Taoiseach Martin Fraser will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs next week.

Members of the committee are expected to ask Mr Fraser to explain in detail when precisely Ms Zappone’s name was communicated to the Department of the Taoiseach.

Controversy erupted in late July over an attempt by Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to appoint Ms Zappone as a special envoy for freedom of expression and LGBTQ+ rights.

On Monday, former minister Zappone turned down an invitation to appear before the committee to discuss the matter.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin was not aware of plans to appoint her before they came before Cabinet just before the summer recess.

Moreover, Fianna Fáil has disputed a claim from Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s that Ms Zappone was named as a UN special envoy in a memo sent to the Taoiseach’s office the day before the Cabinet discussed the proposed appointment.

“The memo with the name of Katherine Zappone was in the Taoiseach’s office, the day before the Cabinet meeting,” Mr Varadkar said earlier this month.

“Notwithstanding that, Simon Coveney and I had a responsibility to flag that to him as a Minister, me as a leader in Government, there should be good faith and no surprises, and I’ve spoken the Taoiseach about that, and apologised.”

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath disputed this and said that an “under the arm memo” sent to the office of the Taoiseach the day before the Cabinet meeting on July 27th did not mention Ms Zappone.

Mr Fraser’s decision to appear before the committee means the controversy will continue into another week.

Mr Fraser, who has been secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach for a decade, is to move from Government Buildings late next year to become the Irish ambassador in London.

In mid-September, the Dáil voted confidence in Mr Coveney by 92 votes to 59.

Separately, Mr Varadkar has now sought to downplay reports of a “sting” operation arising from the Zappone affair, whereby a junior minister reportedly gave false information to a senior minister during a phone call, which then made its way to a journalist.

The Tánaiste said he had spoken with Patrick O’Donovan, reportedly the junior minister involved, but said he had not been shown text messages arising from the “sting” and that “there have been no confrontations” about it.

“He’s shown me no text messages or anything like that. This is an internal matter that will be dealt with within Fine Gael,” Mr Varadkar said. “I’m aware of what’s been reported and I’ve spoken to all the Fine Gael cabinet Ministers about this.”

Asked whether Ms Zappone should attend or otherwise respond to written questions from the Oireachtas committee, Mr Varadkar said it was a matter for her and the committee, arguing the Government had “moved on”.

Speaking in New York on Monday, the Taoiseach also sought to draw a line under the controversy, saying Ms Zappone was a “private citizen”. Mr Martin said: “As far as I’m concerned we’ve had enough debate about it now.”

“This was in effect, an under the arm memo which means it is brought to Cabinet on the morning of the Cabinet meeting itself and that was the first time that the name Katherine Zappone was with the Taoiseach and with all of the other Cabinet colleagues so that is certainly the case.”

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How much it costs to buy near new Nine Elms and Battersea tube stations

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Two new Underground stations opened this week – Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

But while the areas feature lots of new housing for London, people looking to move to there and jump on the Tube’s extended Northern Line will pay a hefty price tag.

The average price of a house in Nine Elms is £726,131, according to Zoopla, but they have got cheaper. This is a drop of more than 6 per cent on a year ago, the equivalent of £50,000. 

But that average price doubles to £1,501,091 once you narrow a buyer’s search area from the wider Nine Elms area to just the Nine Elms development site, which is the new housing just south of the River Thames. 

And there’s the opportunity to spend much more – among the three homes we found below in the location was a flat in Battersea Power Station for £16million.

A luxury penthouse high up on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station is for sale for £16million with estate agent Copperstones - see more details below

A luxury penthouse high up on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station is for sale for £16million with estate agent Copperstones – see more details below

Two new Underground stations have opened this week: One at Nine Elms and the other at Battersea Power Station

Two new Underground stations have opened this week: One at Nine Elms and the other at Battersea Power Station

Buyers looking at the Nine Elms development will need a typical budget of £1.5m, according to property website Zoopla

Buyers looking at the Nine Elms development will need a typical budget of £1.5m, according to property website Zoopla

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

The decommissioned coal-fired power station is now luxury flats and penthouses – while there has also been the building of a new US Embassy in Nine Elms.

Despite the recent falls in average house prices near the stations, property experts suggest that values will rise, at least in the surrounding areas.

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the Nine Elms area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

Billions of pounds of investment have been pumped into the Nine Elms area in recent years, including through the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

Buying agent Henry Pryor said: ‘While some might expect the new stations to be full of people fleeing the Nightmare on Nine Elms Street, these new infrastructure nodes are really going to give the area a genuine lift.

‘Lower Chelsea and the area around Battersea Park may well see prices bumped up by as much as 10 per cent, even if many buyers in SW11 thought that they were high enough.’

We take a look at three properties for sale at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms 

1. Two-bed flat, Battersea Power Station, £1.15m

This luxury flat is close to the Battersea Power Station Underground station, which opened this week in London

This luxury flat is close to the Battersea Power Station Underground station, which opened this week in London

The modern property is on the market for £1.15million and is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co

The modern property is on the market for £1.15million and is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co

Inside, there is an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen, while outside there is a covered and tiled private balcony

Inside, there is an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen, while outside there is a covered and tiled private balcony

There are two bedrooms, including the main one boasting an en-suite shower room and room for a baby's cot

There are two bedrooms, including the main one boasting an en-suite shower room and room for a baby’s cot

There is also a smaller balcony at the rear of the flat that overlooks the railway tracks that carries commuters in and out of central London

There is also a smaller balcony at the rear of the flat that overlooks the railway tracks that carries commuters in and out of central London

This luxury two-bedroom flat is in the redeveloped Battersea Power Station and has an asking price of £1.15m.

It has an open-plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen and a large private balcony.

Residents have access to a library, private cinema, communal gardens, a gym, swimming pool and a concierge service. The flat is being sold via estate agents Martin & Co.

2. Six-bed penthouse, Battersea Power Station, £16m

The modern interiors include designer crittall-style doors and walls, which are made from many panes of glass

The modern interiors include designer crittall-style doors and walls, which are made from many panes of glass

The property has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms - including this one with a cooper bath -, a roof terrace and two parking spaces

The property has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms – including this one with a cooper bath -, a roof terrace and two parking spaces

The penthouse boasts far-reaching views from the private balcony across the River Thames and towards the city

The penthouse boasts far-reaching views from the private balcony across the River Thames and towards the city

The London penthouse has a hefty price tag and is being sold via estate agents Copperstones for £16million

The London penthouse has a hefty price tag and is being sold via estate agents Copperstones for £16million

This luxury penthouse is on the eleventh and twelfth floors of Battersea Power Station, with views across the River Thames and the capital.

It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a roof terrace and two parking spaces.

You’ll need deep pockets to buy it due to its £16million price tag. It is being sold by estate agents Copperstones.

3. Three-bedroom flat, Nine Elms, £3.95m

The three-bedroom flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms and has a light interior with walnut parquet flooring

The three-bedroom flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms and has a light interior with walnut parquet flooring

The luxury home has floor to ceiling windows and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co with an asking price of £3.95m

The luxury home has floor to ceiling windows and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co with an asking price of £3.95m 

The famous Sky Pool floats 10 storeys up between two skyscrapers at the Embassy Gardens development in London

The famous Sky Pool floats 10 storeys up between two skyscrapers at the Embassy Gardens development in London

This flat is in the Ambassador Building in Nine Elms at the Embassy Gardens development – home to the Sky Pool.

It is three bedrooms, walnut parquet flooring, marble work surfaces and floor to ceiling windows.

It has an asking price of £3.95m and is being sold via estate agents Johns & Co.

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What to expect in Budget 2022? Small tax cuts and modest welfare increases

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Public spending may have rocketed over the past 20 months due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic but it appears that tax cuts and welfare increases will be on the table nonetheless when the Government sets out its budget on October 12th.

As Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently said, there will be tax measures aimed at “middle-income people in particular”, as well as a welfare package to offset the impact of the rising cost of living.

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