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Open Air Business February 2018

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


ADVERTISING FEATURE Spot light A roundup of products for the outdoor hospitality industry COMMERCIAL BUILD QUALITY FROM BROSTERFIELD SHEPHERD HUTS Brosterfield Shepherd Huts 01433 747777 Brosterfield specialises in the design and manufacture of luxury, commercial quality shepherd huts for the glamping industry. Constructed on our heavy duty steel chassis with a solid timber frame, the walls, floor, and ceiling are fully insulated with 100mm foil faced rigid insulation boards ensuring huts are warm, dry and durable all year round. Our clients can rest assured their huts will withstand the letting market for many years. If you are considering starting or expanding a glampsite, come and speak with us first for professional advice. We have a wealth of knowledge in engineering, construction and property. More importantly, we also own a glamping business! POWERPACK 100+ FOR POWERING GLAMPING UNITS Portable Power Technology 01474 761051 Our compact, lightweight and efficient Powerpack 100+ is a rugged, versatile system that will prove itself to be a vital part of your site! The Powerpack 100+ can power and charge a variety of small devices including phones, radios and laptops, and is the ideal product to power lighting in glamping pods. Consisting of a 100w inverter and efficient Li-ion battery, this unit can be charged by grid, solar or a car’s 12v socket. PPT offer a wide range of off grid power solutions so use our expertise to customise a system to suit you! Call us now on 01474 761051. LOW COST GLAMPING UNIT FOR A QUICK, EASY NIGHT’S SLEEP The HikerBiker Pod Company 07970 968433 The HikerBiker pod has been designed as a low capital cost camping unit for landowners that want to offer their clients something a little different. Perfect near to hiking and biking trails for guests to grab a quick and easy night’s sleep, and also great for that fun few days secluded away in the woods or down beside the river. Pods are big enough for two adults to sleep comfortably and come with a fully sprung waterproof mattress and built in luggage storage area. Solar powered lighting and USB charging points are a useful option. GLAMPING TREEHOUSES FOR £15,000! New Leaf Tree House Company 07947 341400 New Leaf designs and builds glamping treehouses for installation on most trees. The 042 (pictured) costs £15,000 and offers 21m2 of usable space split between a tent and a spacious deck. It needs very little site preparation and uses an attachment system that ‘hugs’ the tree securely and safely with no damage. The 042 is classed as a temporary structure so does not require planning permission in most cases. Constructed from local, sustainably grown chestnut, oak and Douglas fir, it has FSC cedar shingles and high quality, Campshield canvas. The price includes installation in usually under two days, weather and access permitting. 62 WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM

LUXURY POP-UP GLAMPING Portobello Tents 020 7993 8018 Portobello Tents was founded from a love of the English countryside, a good party, and the desire to sleep in luxury once those dancing shoes come off! Our team has pulled together its skills, providing stylish and luxurious, ethically sourced canvas camps at festivals, weddings and events across the UK and beyond. There is something undeniably magical about sleeping outside under canvas. We offer a perfect balance of fresh country air combined with luxury; all our Bell and Lotus Belle tents have memory foam mattresses, 200 thread count fresh linen and atmospheric lighting. Work with us and offer your clients something unique and refreshing. PERFO GROUND REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM S2T Group 01992 522797 S2T Group’s PERFO range of ground protection products comprises a system of interlocking, self-anchoring permeable plastic tiles which are embedded into an existing surface, eg. a mature grass area or prepared base consisting of a layer of crushed stone chippings, depending on the application. A number of light to heavy duty solutions are available to suit varied ground conditions, traffic profiles and loading requirements. Unlike other geogrid systems, PERFO tiles are usually installed without the need for excavation, being compacted directly into the existing surface using rollers or compactor plates. Installation is therefore rapid and planning issues less problematic. DESIGN YOUR OWN DELUXE DOME F.Domes 020 8133 2588 A leading global manufacturer and supplier of DIY geodesic dome kits, F.Domes offers deluxe outdoor lodging at an upscale and ritzy standard. Portable, en-suite and attractively priced, they are a phenomenal choice for landowners, estate managers, holiday park, resort, campsite and hotel owners to diversify and boost their business. Custom-design your dome using pioneering 3D software to free your creativity and choose from dozens of colour combinations for membrane, insulation, curtains and bathroom module coverings. All-year, all-climate and all-weather, F.Domes Glamping Domes are remarkably stable and exceptionally durable; they can be safely used in harsh weather conditions, even in heavy snowfall and high wind areas. SHEPHERD'S HUT KITS Plain Huts 07903 313922 Now is the time to prepare for the next season and if you plan to extend your range of accommodation a shepherd’s hut is a great option. Plain Huts offers kits that are a cost effective way of building your own hut. The kits are made to suit your site with the door and window apertures made to the size you specify and placed according to your requirements (please note, the kit does not include the door and window). The kit arrives with the rolling chassis fully assembled and the walls ready to erect. Also supplied are the rafters and the tin for the roof. The kit can be three dimensional and watertight within a weekend leaving you to complete it and add your personal touch. The basic kit starts at £4,180 ex VAT. WWW.OPENAIRBUSINESS.COM 63