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Hearthworks Yurts from Ash Hardwood

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Standard Yurts from Ash Hardwood

In recent years we have begun to offer Ash Yurt frames with straight roof poles that are very strong and easy to install and transport. These Yurts combine modern specifications with our trademark attention to detail and rustic charm.
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Straight Roofed and Sturdy

Hearthworks Standard Yurts have the straight roof poles characterised by the Mongolian Gers.

We originally developed our straight roof Ash Yurts for our own hire range, seeing the need for a robust wooden framed Yurt that was easily and quickly erected, and able to be easily standardised.

Scalable contemporary design

We saw the practicality in having replaceable interchangeable components and utilising the best in modern manufacturing techniques, to produce Yurts inspired partially by both Mongolian Gers and the contemporary Yurts designed and pioneered over the last 40 years in the United States.

Sustainable treated Ash

The wood we use to manufacture these Yurts is sustainably sourced kiln dried Ash, which is a durable hardwood and great for construction purposes. The wood is coated with protective Protek Royal exterior finish to prolong its life.

Features of Standard Yurt Frames

  • Unlike the traditional Kyrgyz Yurts, the roof poles of the Standard Yurts are not steam-bent and are not lashed onto the trellis - rather they are fixed onto the webbing tension band.
  • The straight roof pole design means that the roof poles are less likely to twist, making the Yurt generally more stable.
  • The trellis walls of our Standard Yurts are also made from straight wood that is not steam-bent. The angle of the trellis wood is more upright, creating sharper diamond shapes in the lattice design. This makes the walls naturally taller and avoids them being concave.
  • We use high quality Birch plywood to manufacture the roof-wheel for the Standard Yurts, which is very strong and light in weight. With its coppiced hazel bracing it gives these Yurts a handcrafted rustic touch.

Quality Canvas Covers

We have refined and improved our Yurt cover design over many years. The unique design features, and use of the best materials we can find maximise practicality whilst maintaining the profound aesthetics of these beautiful structures.

Our covers are expertly produced in our Sewing room, under the supervision of our Production Manager Rico Aalst, who has been sewing tents professionally for over 20 years.

We can produce Yurt canvas covers from a tasteful pallet of colours and generally use Polycotton fabric, as we have found this to have a longer life than pure cotton canvas with the same treatment. We currently recommend the highest quality 12 oz/yd2 Polycotton which is proofed against Fire, Water and Rot, to British Standards. Bespoke canvas work, such as appliqued designs, is available by special request.

Choice of Colours

The main canvas is often natural white to allow for maximum light penetration. Tan and Olive Green are also popular colours for the main canvas as the Yurt will then blend well with the landscape and look good for longer. We offer a choice of coloured trim at no extra charge, including Orange and Forest Green, Light Tan, Imperial and Navy Blue, Chocolate Brown and Burgundy. The trim usually consists of the crown cover and the encircling valance at the bottom of the roof, though sometimes people also like to extend the colour to include either the whole wall or the whole roof.

Features of Yurt Covers

There are numerous additional features to Hearthworks Yurt covers, such as quick release point fastenings around the doorway, extra strength tension bands reinforced with webbing, additional storm loops for extra pegs, and numerous areas of double reinforced canvas eliminating any stress points. Hearthworks Yurt covers are built to last.

A standard Hearthworks Yurt cover consists of:

  • Fitted canvas roof cover with reinforced double valance around the edge in between which the walls attach. The outer valance also has a draw cord at the bottom to keep it tight against the wall.
  • Peg loops from polyester webbing with pre-stretched polyester cord and Ash pegs. (upgrade to Metal Stakes is also available)
  • Wall sections from canvas with spot fasteners on the door, and a PVC strip around the bottom section that sits on the ground.
  • Star-shaped Roof Wheel cover from double thickness canvas with clear vinyl central skylight window.
  • Double thickness canvas door with wooden lathes, velcro and ties (unless a solid wood door is chosen).

Bespoke Options

We have a range of extra options to suit your requirements including solid wood locking doors and windows in the side wall.

Standard Yurts are available with the option of insulated felt inner covers, wood burning stoves and platform floors.

Our Standard yurt can include the following options:

  • a lockable wooden door
  • an extra wide wooden lockable door
  • extra doorways
  • a woodburning stove
  • pvc windows in the wall
  • insulated felt-lined inner cover
  • a platform floor for it to stand on
  • a porch awning for over the door
  • wheelchair access, including a ramp


All of our Yurts come with a removable transparent PVC window over the crown wheel, so you always have a skylight. It is also possible to add clear PVC windows that are sewn into the wall. Our Yurt windows are rectangular in shape and come complete with a roll down canvas curtain on the exterior of the Yurt, velcro fastenings and ties.

Multiple Doorways and Extra-wide doors

All our Yurts come with one entrance way and a canvas door as standard. For additional cost, you can change to wider width doorways (for example, to accommodate wheelchair access) or add additional doorways, or change a canvas door for a lockable wooden one.

Solid Wooden Doors

Our wooden Doors are made from solid wood and are lockable. Either split vertically down the middle or in one piece, each door is handcrafted to order. Doors can also be either standard width or extra wide wheelchair width.

Hearthworks Standard Gers have the straight roof poles characterised by the Mongolian Gers. We originally developed our straight roof Ash Yurts for our own hire range, seeing the need for a robust wooden framed Yurt that was easily and quickly erected, and able to be easily standardised.

It is possible to add on an awning for over your door. This can be in the colour of your choice, and can also be added to your Yurt later. The awning makes it much more pleasant when coming or going in the rain, and adds an extra layer of weather protection to the Yurt over the door, which is the most likely area for water ingress issues to develop. Bear in mind, though, if you are in a very windy location, an awning may not be a good option for you. Similarly, it is best to take an awning down (or to remove the poles and secure it against the body of the Yurt) if you will be leaving your Yurt unattended for a length of time or if you are expecting a storm.