My advice would be to make one out of planks, I have some built out of gravel boards which are 6" x 1", 1m3 is a good size for the amount of material you would be putting in. Instead of putting a wire mesh front, I would advise making a slot in the front and cut boards to size that you can take out to access the compost. If compost heaps are exposed to the weather, they can dry out quite badly. When you add material, give a bit of a watering and then cover over with something like an old bit of carpet to keep the moisture in. If you add grass mowings, it's a good idea to put in layers of mowings about 6" thick and then put in something like crumpled newspaper, eggboxes, shredded letters etc., water the layers, if you lump in a load of mowings you end up with green goo outside and inside a dry grey coloured mould and nothing has broken down. Kitchen waste is great, t bags, coffee grounds, fruit skins (orange and lemon peels if you score them they will break down better), eggs shells, crush them well as they come out again intact, tough stalks chop them up (I used to use one of the half moon lawn edgers to chop that kind of stuff up, but then I bought a Lescher shredder that could take soft waste). I compost all the household bills, egg boxes, used kitchen roll and other low grade paper. The temperature should not prove too much of a problem if you keep the heap protected from the wind and sun in the way described. When you really get going, if you want to make compost quickly, build another box next to the first one and turn the contents from box one into box 2, mixing in grass mowings, stinging nettles, diluted urine, chicken droppings and other small animal bedding if you have it, adding water and letting it cook again, turning the heat gets the aerobic bacteria excited and helps break down the heap, the more you turn it the faster it will turn into useable compost which is really handy to have instead of importing in animal manures or commercial composts. The only place where I have seen compost fail is in really dark corners and under leylandii trees.
Dead autumn leaves should be dealt with seperately. They break down by the action of fungi whereas the compost heap is broken down by bacteria. Bang four posts into the ground and surround with chicken wire or similar, pick the leaves up with a mower if you want to accelerate to process. Leaves need to get wet in order for the fungi to work, so again wet them if they are dry. They may take several years to break down depending on the sort of leaves. If your leaves are green, they can go into the compost heap, but brown ones won't break down in there.
There, told you I was an anorak.
Happy composting, Lyn