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Open Air Business February 2018

The UK's outdoor hospitality business magazine for function venues, glamping, festivals and outdoor events


GLAMPSITES OAB LOVES… LANDSCAPING AND EXTERIORS Products to help maintain and enhance your glampsite’s surroundings WE LOVE… The range of groundcare machinery from Stiga WHY? One thing all glampsite owners have in common is the need to maintain their landscapes. From the tiny to the expansive, there will be grass to cut and probably leaves to clear, hedges to trim and trees to chop. This Swedish range has it covered; from leaf blowers to garden tractors, Stiga has been manufacturing equipment for over 80 years. Check out the quiet but powerful battery operated Multiclip Pro 50 S AE with a 1,000m2 working area. FROM Stiga 0800 669 6326 WE LOVE… Natural playscapes and more from Nick Sneller WHY? If you have a vision for a unique and tailored outdoor space for your guests to reconnect with nature then you need to talk to Nick Sneller from The Classic Pod Company. His love of nature, combined with 25 years of woodworking experience, saw him as master craftsman on the triple award winning Zoflora & Caudwell Children’s Wild Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show last year. Nick is the perfect partner with whom to co-design and be creative. Check out his work creating natural, sustainable playscapes and more for glampsites and gardens. FROM The Classic Pod Company 07971 869058 46 WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM

WE LOVE… Perfo interlocking ground reinforcement from S2T Group WHY? Keep your glampsite’s access areas in tip top condition and guest’s vehicles from getting stuck should the weather turn with the PERFO system of interlocking ground reinforcement tiles. They can be directly installed onto grass without excavation and don’t need planning permission in most cases. Grass will grow back through the holes in the product and natural drainage is maintained; they can also be removed at a later date if required. These tiles have many uses, including vehicle parking, access tracks, driveways and for areas with livestock. FROM S2T Group 01992 522797 WE LOVE… The range of robust outdoor furniture from Benchmark UK WHY? Almost every glampsite needs outdoor furniture, and the range of picnic tables and benches from Benchmark UK has something to suit pretty much any style. Made from non-toxic, pressure treated timber with a 15 year guarantee against rot or fungal attack, the products feature heavy duty fixings for rigidity. The company also has some huge discount events throughout the year, and free delivery and installation on most orders, so keep an eye on its website! FROM Benchmark UK 01675 481155