Book accommodation at Boardmasters Festival | 7th – 11th August 2024
Bookings for Tipis and Yurts are made directly with the Festival.
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We don’t provide the facilities within the area, that is provided by the event in return for their commission. What is on offer does tend to vary for each event, with some offering a food option within the area or right at the entrance, and others simply ensuring there is something nearby. With a very small event or camp, there is likely to be only a few options on site.
This varies from event to event and is, unfortunately, one of those things not within our control as we need to set up the accommodation where we are instructed to by the event in the area they have prepared for us. Generally, they do try to site accommodation in a location that’s a bit quieter, but there’s always a trade off in terms of proximity to the main action vs quietness.
In most cases, they will be able to enter the accommodation area as long as they are accompanied by a wristband holder at all times. Some events have a curfew when they ask non-residents to leave the area by, and only allow access by wristbanded residents until a set time in the morning.
Generally not, if it is a fenced off, wristbanded area. If it is a smaller event, we will probably just be located in a section of the general camping area, so you should be able to have them nearby, even if not exactly next to you.
Can I bring a windbreak or gazebo or storage tent to set up outside my accommodation?
Sorry, no. We have strict allocations given to us by the event and have to stick within the footprint they have designated for us. We can’t really allow exceptions as it is a bit of a slippery slope – if people see one gazebo up they think it is okay to put another up. If we allowed other tents to be randomly set up, there would be no way of ensuring the space allocation works.
No, but many events have a trolley hire service available sited in the car park or even bookable in advance. You can usually find this out on their website in the parking information.
This varies from event to event. In most cases it is not a long walk and the events do try to make it as brief as they can for you.
No, generally events will only let you park in their designated areas.
This varies from event to event, and they often use slightly different names for the area (eg. “Glamping”, “Luxury Camping” or “Boutique Camping” are all used.) We will let you know the name of the area for your specific event when you make your final payment.
We do not offer a lock-up service, but most events do provide this on site. You will need to check the event’s own website to find out if they offer this service.
The amount of security varies from event to event. With most larger events, there is security fencing and staff at an entry gate to the area where wristbands are checked before people can come in (though there are exceptions.) With smaller events there is not likely to be any such arrangement in place, and the accommodation will simply be located in a nice part of the camping area with good access to the hygiene facilities the event provides. You can check what the accommodation area will be like by reading the info on the specific event page on our site.
Sorry, no. Wristbands are only for those actually staying in the accommodation.
Usually you will collect your wristband from our Reception when you arrive to check in. Occasionally you’ll need to collect your wristband beforehand from a kiosk just outside of the accommodation area, but we will advise you if this is the case.
Your wristband is simply to communicate to the security staff at the entrance to the accommodation your right to access because you are staying with us. It will give you access to your accommodation and any specific facilities that are located within the accommodation area, such as toilets or showers. Sometimes there will also be a food seller there who is specifically set up to serve the area’s residents, and other facilities such as a Pamper Lounge, Massage Tents and a Spa.
Occasionally an event will also allow an extra perk, such as access to a VIP bar.
Please note that some events do not provide a separate, fenced-off accommodation area, in which case you will not be given a wristband.
They simply need to come to our Reception Point within the accommodation area, where they will be asked for the Booking Reference Number and the lead name of the booking. They will then be given their wristband and shown to the accommodation.
We usually have an electric point in our Reception at larger events, which we make available to our customers for this purpose. Please note that we can’t guarantee that it will always be available, as this is provided to us by the event and they aren’t always able to offer it. Also note that any phone left charging in the Reception area left at the owner’s own risk, and that Reception is often unsupervised.
You can stay in your accommodation up to and including the last night of the event, and must then check out the following morning, usually by midday. For most events, this means you need to check out by midday on Monday, but there are a few Festivals where you need to check out on Sunday morning. We will advise you about your events specific check out time when you make your booking.
If you arrive after our Reception has closed, there is no need to worry. We always post a contact number at Reception so you can reach one of our on-site team out of hours. If you contact our main office by phone or email to let us know you have been delayed and when you expect to arrive, we can ensure our on-site team will be expecting you.
You can check in from whenever your entry ticket allows you access to the event. Sometimes events have special early access tickets available that will let you onsite a day before the event starts, but you will need to have ordered that type of ticket. If you will be coming with an early access ticket, please let us know so we can prioritise having your accommodation ready for you, as we are usually still busy preparing things for the standard entry time guests on that day, and we want to be sure we’re ready to welcome you.
We keep the Reception open throughout the event, though it is generally only actively staffed during the first couple of days when guests are checking in. After that, we post a contact number at Reception so you can always reach one of our on-site team if you need to.
You simply need to come to our Reception Point within the accommodation area, where you will be asked for your Booking Reference Number and the lead name of your booking. You will then be given your wristband and shown to your accommodation. (Occasionally an event will vary this by having a first, central check-in place for all guests of the accommodation providers where they issue wristbands, and then they send residents over to the specific accommodation provider’s Reception to be shown to their accommodation. You will be advised of your event’s specific check in procedure.)
This varies from event to event. Usually it is simply Toilets and Showers for use by the area residents. Some events will provide a Cafe, a Pamper Lounge, Massage Tents and even a Spa.
Not usually. In a fenced off area that is wristband access only, the event will supply toilets for the use of all guests staying with the various suppliers in the area. In a smaller event where the accommodation isn’t in a wristband access only location, the Toilets and Showers will be simply be shared with all the others staying within the general campsite.
Both of these are generally available close to hand. Facilities like toilets and showers are supplied by the event to our area in exchange for their commission. With most larger events these are usually on trailer units and use mains water.
Smaller events and camps often do not have a separate fenced off accommodation area and may provide very simple facilities due to their limited budget and informal nature. You can check what the accommodation area will be like by reading the info on the specific event page on our site.
We only have a limited stock of Luxury furnishings, and sometimes they are already committed elsewhere.
No, you will need to purchase your event entry ticket separately. Please ensure you have got your entry ticket before you book your accommodation with us.
Yes, we offer a 5% discount on bookings of 5 or more structures that are made as one booking.
The transport costs for us can be very high, especially with things like ferries. The ex-UK transport charge just helps us cover that.
There may be 2 reasons:
We cannot place structures on Hold within our webshop, unfortunately. Until a structure is booked and receives at least a deposit payment, it remains available for another person to book.
This is a very personal thing, and also depends on what you’ve included in your booking: if you haven’t ordered beds and furnishings you’ll need to bring a bit more with you. As a general rule of thumb, bring just what you need to be comfortable, and try to pack as light as you can as you’ll need to carry it on and off with you. So, consider what you need to be comfortable in terms of:
Sleeping (such as sleeping bag and mat if you haven’t ordered our beds. If you are a chilly person and worried about being cold, you might also bring a blanket from home and then use it to sit on the grass or wrap yourself up in it during the evening.)
Keeping clean (such as towel, toiletries, toothbrush. Don’t forget the loo roll and baby wipes, too, for emergencies.)
Dressing warm and dry (bring a spare jumper and waterproofs gear like wellies, plus at least one more pair of socks than you think you’ll need.)
Keeping fed and hydrated (Will you eat and drink out, in which case make sure you have a means of buying it, or do you want to prepare some of your own food, or snacks? It’s also really helpful to have your own refillable water bottle.)
Keeping in contact with people (mobile phone, and a list of the most important numbers in case you lose it.)
Keeping healthy (any medication you need, plus basic first aid items like pain killers and plasters. Blister plasters are often invaluable.)
And always make sure you have a working Torch, for those inevitable late night trips to the loo.
What not to bring is just as important: don’t bring anything you’d be heartbroken to lose.
You can either pay the full amount at the time you book, or you can set up a payment arrangement and just pay the first instalment when you place your order. You will be given the option to choose as you are guided through the booking process on our website.
Yes, subject to our availability at the time of your request to change. You cannot do this via our website, though, so you will need to call or email our office so we can arrange it for you.
Yes, subject to our availability at the time of your request to add things. If you cannot do this via our website, you will need to call or email our office so we can arrange it for you.
All the details of our Cancellation policy can be found here……where?
No. They are made of canvas, which dampens noise a little more than a nylon tent would, but not by much. At Festivals, we do try to allow lots of space between the accommodation units to reduce the inhibition of overhearing your neighbours, but occasionally we must revert to the minimum safety spacing if the footprint allocated to us by the event is a bit tight or if uneven ground means we can’t make use of a part of the area that we’ve been allotted.
Yes. Even if you’ve booked furnishings, we suggest each occupant has their own torch.
Yes, all of our structures will allow you enough standing height, though the larger the structure the greater the amount of headroom.
We do not consider our accommodation as being ideal for disabled use, but always try to make things as accessible as we can. Disability covers a very wide spectrum, so it’s probably best for you to ring us up or email to discuss your needs to see if we can adapt things for you. At a Festival it is sometimes possible for us to set up our accommodation within an event’s Disabled Camping Area. Or, if you retain some physical mobility but suffer more from fatigue issues, you may not mind a few steps to the loo as long as there is a handrail.
Tipis are generally a little less easy if you have mobility issues than Yurts are, as there is a canvas threshold to step into with a Tipi whereas a Yurt has a more conventional doorway. Not all of our Yurts have doors quite wide enough for wheelchairs but some do: if you contact us in advance about your needs, we can do our best to help.
Yes, this is usually fine. Just give us a call or email with the lead name of your booking and your friend’s lead booker, and we can make a note for our on-site team at set-up time. Please do be aware that occasionally we aren’t able to set accommodation up next to each other for unforeseen reasons, so it’s not something we can guarantee.
We use canvas that has been treated with Fire retardant to current British Standards and are insured to allow the use of open flames in our accommodation. However, at a Festival the event’s regulations take precedence, and they do vary. In most cases, you are welcome to bring a small camp stove for your personal use. It is requested that these be used outside the accommodation whenever weather permits, or with the door open to allow lots of ventilation. Camp stoves should not be used for heating or left burning unattended. Please also be careful not to damage your accommodation with any scorch marks on the canvas or flooring, as you will be liable for replacement costs.
You will be provided with a bag of wood, kindling and firelighters as part of the package if you book a Firedish or Woodburner. You are also welcome to bring your own extra wood and you may be able to purchase more as you need.
For general private hire and at some events we are able to offer Woodburners inside our Yurts, but in most cases we cannot due to the event’s health and safety regulations. If we are able to offer Woodburners, it will be there as an option when you are selecting the items you want to go in your accommodation. If you include a Woodburner, bear in mind that it will affect the capacity of your accommodation and you need to think of it as occupying the place of a person.
Please also be aware that we have limited numbers of woodburners available, and only a small number of our Yurts have been adapted to accommodate a flue pipe. This is why a Woodburner may be available in one size of Yurt but not necessarily in another size.
Although we use canvas that has been treated with Fire retardant to current British Standards and are insured to allow the use of Woodburners in our Yurts, please note that we do not offer them in DUO Yurts due to safety considerations about the limited amount of space.
For general private hire and at some events we are able to offer Firedishes inside our Tipis, but in many cases we cannot due to the event or campsite’s health and safety regulations. If we are able to offer Firedishes, it will be there as an option when you are selecting the items you want to go in your accommodation. If you include a Firedish, bear in mind that it will affect the capacity of your accommodation, and you need to think of it as occupying the place of a person.
Please also be aware that we have limited numbers of Firedishes available. Although we use canvas that has been treated with Fire retardant to current British Standards and are insured to allow the use of Firedishes in our Tipis, please note that we do not offer them in DUO Tipis due to safety considerations about the limited amount of space. We cannot provide fires in TriLodges or TipiTents as there is no outlet for the smoke.
A canvas tent, whether Tipi, Yurt, or TipiTent cannot be guaranteed to be completely weatherproof, especially in the event of extreme weather conditions and bearing in mind the risk of things like flooding within the event site. Having said that, Hearthworks works hard to ensure the accommodation is as water resistant as it can be. For example, all our accommodation includes a groundsheet under the floor covering and we make our canvas covers using fabric that has been specially treated for resistance to water. Yurts, Trilodges and TipiTents do tend to perform better than Tipis in really bad weather, because they are not made to facilitate airflow for an open fire in the way traditional Tipis are.
Some of our Yurts do have solid doors that are lockable. Please contact us by phone or email before you book to check availability if you are interested, as this isn’t always something we can specify with our stock on the website.
Not generally. A canvas tent can’t usually be considered a secure place for your valuables. If anything is so precious that you’d be devastated to lose it, we always recommend that it’s better to leave it at home, or at the on-site lock up.
We don’t provide toiletries, you need to bring these from home. We do provide towels with our Luxury Furnishings package.
A charger table is a small table (about the size of a bedside table) that had been modified by us to include a 12v battery pack and a couple of car lighter sockets. It also includes a strip of led lights around the edge that can be switched on by pushing a button. They are designed to recharge small items that have their own onboard battery, like smart phones, cameras or tablets. You should get over 100 phone recharges, for example, when using a Charger table. They are not designed to directly power small appliances, such as those intended to be used in caravans on a 12v system, as they will deplete the battery very quickly.
We do not recommend this, as it’s not what they were designed for and such appliances will deplete the table’s on-board battery very quickly.
Sometimes we are able to include an electric point within our Luxury furnishings package, but they are not available to book separately.
Yes, that’s not a problem.
Yes, you certainly can.
These normally consist of a futon-style mattress with a sheet, a 13.5 tog duvet with a duvet cover, a pillow with a pillowcase and a woollen blanket. We prioritise the use of Futon mattresses with bedding, but at some busy events we have to use canvas air beds. This is reflected in the price. We’ll also have a team ready to help around the clock if you have any problems with deflating airbeds.
At events where we offer Luxury furnishings, if you order Luxury furnishings as well as beds, we’ll include a wooden bed base for under any futon mattresses with bedding that you order.
No. Sometimes people want just beds or just furnishings, so we include these as separate items. At some festivals where the event is handling the bookings we will offer set packages that include beds.
At some events and for most private hire, we can offer our “Luxury” furnishings package, which includes a higher standard of soft furnishings plus things like Mirrors, Clothes Hangers, Towels, Electric Lamp, Folding table & chairs for outdoor use, Wooden bed bases to go under any futon mattresses you have ordered and a Phone charging facility inside your structure (which will be either a 12v charger table or an electrical socket depending on what the site facilities are at the event. You’ll need to bring your own phone charger.)
Unfurnished accommodation consists of the structure itself plus a groundsheet, a floor covering over that (either carpet or coir matting, depending on the structure) as well as a doormat and a waste bin.
No, we always include a groundsheet and a floor covering over that: either carpet or coir matting, depending on the structure.
No, you are welcome to book just the structure itself and bring all your own bits to go inside. Unfurnished accommodation always still comes with a groundsheet, a floor covering over that (either carpet or coir matting, depending on the structure) plus a doormat and a waste bin.
Our Classic Furnishings package for events contains handwoven rugs, large floor cushions, sheepskins, a low rosewood table, backjack chairs (in small and medium) or bolsters (in larger structures), decorative hanging lanterns and a table lanterns.
At some events we also offer variations like a Simple package (which is just rugs, low table and lanterns) or a Luxury option which includes a higher standard of soft furnishings plus things like a Mirror, Clothes Hangers, Towels, Electric Lamp, Folding table & chairs for outdoor use, Wooden bed bases to go under any futon mattresses you have ordered and a Phone charging facility inside your structure (which will be either a 12v charger table or a mains electrical socket, depending on what the site facilities are at the event. You’ll need to bring your own phone charger.)
Yurts take longer for us to set up and they cost more to manufacture as they have more complex components such as the wooden frame.
No, we will do that for you.
We ask for either payment in full or a 50% deposit before we commence work on any order. This may be paid via our website, or by Cheque, Bank Transfer, or Credit /Debit Card over the phone. If you need us to complete any forms to allow us to be registered with your organisation as a supplier, please forward them to us as soon as possible to facilitate the process. The remainder is due upon completion of your Tipi or Yurt at our workshop, and needs to be received before your order is collected or sent for installation. All goods remain property of Hearthworks until payment in full is received.
You are welcome to collect the Tipi or Yurt from our premises, or we can deliver it for you. The cost for delivery is calculated at 90p + VAT per mile travelled (that is, round trip.) You can set it up yourself and we are happy to provide instructions for you, though most people prefer to have us deliver and install their Tipi or Yurt for them. The cost for that depends on a number variables such as the size of the Tipi or Yurt, the complexity of the installation, and how many people we need to send to get the installation completed in one day, allowing for the travel time. If you are very far from us, we may need you to cover costs for overnight food and lodgings. We will provide you with projected costs for installation and delivery before you confirm the order.
The order to delivery time on our Tipis and TriLodges is 2 – 4 weeks, and on our Yurts is generally 6 – 10 weeks. Please bear in mind that our completion time-frames are subject to change, depending on what confirmed orders we have in hand at any given time. We do tend to get very busy in the Spring and Summer seasons.
We have delivered overseas. The cheapest option might be to send the Yurt or Tipi via courier and then an experienced team member would fly up to oversee the installation. If we do the transport ourselves we would charge £0.90 + VAT per mile plus any ferry costs and possibly an amount for food and accommodation en route.
We are able to carry out annual maintenance for you, but most of our customers find it more cost effective and within their own abilities to do this themselves. To clean areas of very dirty or mouldy canvas you can use a sailcloth cleaner like IOSSO Mould and Mildew Stain Remover. You can also give it a general clean all over the outside of the canvas using the same sort of product at the end of your season to remove any cast of greenish algae that may have accumulated. If the Tipi or Yurt is only upo for the summer season, let it dry out thoroughly before taking it down and storing it away in a dry place over the winter.
After a while, you might find that you need a bit more refurbishment: if you have damage due to vandalism, for example. We are always available to do repair work and offer replacement components for our Tipis. We can provide you with prices for individual components.
Repairs are assessed on an individual basis, and you’d also need to factor in the costs of getting the item to be repaired to our workshop. So we’d have a conversation with you at the time and probably get you to send a few photos across, and then we’d do a Quotation so you could look at the feasibility.
Sometimes a replacement is better value than a repair, and sometimes it’s simpler than you think to do a repair yourself, so we find it best to do an assessment before committing to any course of action.
The Polycotton Canvas should last 7 to 10 years in constant use, and much longer with occassional use. Even then it might just be that after some time a component part need replacing rather than the whole canvas cover. The wooden frame or poles should last 20 years or longer if well cared for.
Given the nature of Tipis and Yurts, in that they are nomadic temporary structures and not solid buildings, it’s quite likely you will have occasion to make adjustments to the positioning of the canvas, and tighten the ropes and pegs over time. The wooden framework does not usually require much maintennace, but the canvas cover will need cleaning from time to time. This may involve clearing off any falling leaves and debris from over-hanging trees. The canvas can be spot cleaned if there are any mud and stains (but not jet washed as this will wash out the proofing). It is sometimes better to take the Tipi or Yurt down periodically to carry out maintenance and cleaning tasks.
If the Tipi or Yurt can be supplied with electrics then it would be possible to use any type of lamp or lighting you prefer. What works well is to have soft white fairy lights around the wall. There are also lots of options without mains electrics ranging from candles and tea light lanterns, to battery or solar powered LED lights.
The flaps at the top are designed to funnel smoke and air out of the Tipi, and as well as ventilation they enable you to have an open fire in the centre of the Tipi. Each flap has a pole going into a pole pocket at the top of the flap, and the poles are adjusted from outside the Tipi depending on which way the wind is blowing.
The Steel backing plate is just a barrier to put between the trellis and the stove as a safety measure, and you will likely find that sort of thing readily available in a country so used to wood-stoves (eg a vermiculite board. You could even use a fire extinguishing blanket like you use to put out a fire on a cooker, or something like a welder’s blanket in a pinch.) Just remember to allow a minimum of 18″ between the back of the stove and your fireproof surface. If you don’t have a fireproof barrier, the safety distance increases to 3′ which is a bit more of an invasion in terms of space in the room!
We always recommend that people use single walled flue inside the Yurt as it radiates the most heat, but have twin-walled flue from the point where the flue exits the Yurt roof. The twin-walled flue adds an extra safety measure, but also has the benefit of improving the stove’s functioning as it will keep the temperature inside the flue more stable, which improves how well it draws and reduces blow back. This arrangement is a bit more expensive as you need to have a single-to-twin walled flue connector and the Twin-walled section is also more expensive than the single-walled portion, but it really does make a difference.
We always use include an access door in the flue to assist in keeping the flue clean.
We mount a heat-proof silicone flue collar on the canvas roof for safety.
The Wood Stove itself is about £400 to £800, but the extras all add up. With twin walled flue, a silicone and stainless steel roof plate, a rain cap on top of the flue, paving slabs for the stove to rest on, a stainless steel back plate to protect the trellis – the full cost can come to over a thousand pounds.
The fire is the heart and hearth of the Tipi. On a temporary site the fire can be contained in a simple hearth on the earth, with or without a stone surround. The flooring covering obviously needes to allow for this with a gap in the centre of the groundsheet and matting. Another option is to contain the fire in a firedish, over a solid groundsheet and Coir matting. We generally use paving slabs to create an internal hearth over the flooring. With a solid deck flooring on a permanent site, a customised hearth in the centre of the deck creates the most spectacular option. The performance of the fire depends primarily on the quality of the wood used, obviously dry hardwood logs being preferable.
Yurts and Tipis can be made suitable for heavy weather. They are very aerodynamic for strong winds, although it is sensible to have extra long stakes and to use all the fixing points to withstand extreme gales. It will depend a bit on the site location ie. how exposed and windswept it is. Generally it is better not to face the door of the Tipi or Yurt into the prevailing wind and to make sure the door stays firmly lashed down in extreme weather.
Tipis and Yurts can stay up permanently. If a Yurt is equipped with felt insulation and a wood stove or heater it will be suitable for all year round use. With a Tipi it is recommended to have an inner lining and a large central hearth if it is to be used throughout the winter in the UK. If the Yurt or Tipi is only being used in the summer season, it will prolong its lifespan if it is taken down and put in dry storage for the winter months.
It is good to try to avoid overhanging trees and branches, which can shed leaves and sap on the canvas and over a long period can reduce its lifespan. Tipis and Yurts are free-standing structures that are best sited in an open, grassy area not too overhung by trees or too subject to heavy winds, so do consider this in terms of your proposed location.
For a Tipi or Yurt sited on the earth without a solid floor all that is really needed is a relatively flat site with reasonable soil drainage. It does make sense to have prepared the site to some degree to ensure the area is free from uneven areas (although you can pretty much pitch a Tipi anywhere, even on slightly sloping ground). With a sloping site it is advisable to dig a trench around the back to divert the ground water run off in heavy rain. Importantly, with a Tipi, there should be enough free space around the Tipi for the manoevering of the smoke flap poles, ideally 2 metres.
Our wooden flooring system uses a system of concrete deck blocks that can allow the deck to be sited on uneven ground, however compensating for gradient can take more materials and also take more time during construction. As long as we know about this in advance, it causes little problem, extra groundwork will have to charged for. For the simplest and most cost effective installation of a decking or chipboard flooring it is best to ensure the area is flat. We would usually recommend that 10 cm of top soil is removed and ideally then covered in gravel or compacted hardcore, with weed suppressant membrane to prevent the growth of foilage under the deck. Be sure to specify any considerations for access to the site, as this can also effect the associated costs.
The type of flooring depends on the use of your Tipi and its time in. In general we recommend ordering a heavy duty PVC fitted ground sheet. These are made to measure and come in a wide variety of colours. This is then covered with fitted and hemmed natural Coir (coconut fibre) matting, for a neat and aesthetic finish. On more permanent siting, exterior decking and raised platform floors can work well.
That entirely depends on the use of the Tipi or Yurt, and how many people are intended to fit inside. As Tipis are a conical shape they have more space at floor level and less standing room. A Yurt has vertical walls so there is a similar amount of floor space as standing space. For this reason we would usually say that a Yurt can have a slightly smaller diameter to be the equivalent size to a Tipi of a slightly larger diameter. For example, we recommend an 18 ft diameter Tipi for sleeping up to 6 adults comfortably, or allowing a seated circle of 14 people. Whereas with a Yurt we would recommend a 16 ft diameter size as having the same capacity.
Please see the specifications on the individual product page for more details. It is also worth bearing in mind when deciding on size that the smaller structures are easier to put up and take down than the larger ones, and larger Tipis and Yurts often require more people to safely install them.
The Kyrgyz Willow Yurts are traditionally made frames we import from Kyrgyzstan.
The main differences with the Ash Yurts are as follows:
Yes we can carry out customised canvas design work if required, as well as commissioned artwork. Related costs depend on the complexity of the design and the time it would take. Please enquire for more details.
Coloured trim is available at no extra cost. The options include Olive Green, Forest Green, Imperial Blue, Navy Blue, Burgundy, Dark Brown, Orange, Sand and Light Sand. Other vibrant colours of cotton canvas are also available if required.
Usually the main body of the canvas structure is in natural White or Sand colour, which is increasingly popular as it shows less marks over time and ages better cosmetically, especially when the Tipi or Yurt is on a permanent pitch or sited in a shaded spot for long periods. There is however a reduction in the amount of light penetration with Sand and darker colours, so the interior will not be as bright in the daytime as with white canvas.
Our Tipis and Yurts are manufactured from the finest quality Polycotton canvas: Regentex plain weave 12 oz/yd2, treated against Fire, Water and Rot. All this is to Britsh standards BS 7837: 1996, BS 2087 and BS 3408. This is manufactured in the UK by British Milleraine – probably the most established and well recognised canvas manufacturers in the UK. Much of the Polycotton canvas we use is manufactured to even higher MOD specifications, which effectively triples the specifications of water repellency.
The Tipi Poles are made from hand-finished Spruce or Douglas fir sourced from sustainably managed woodland in Devon and Wales.
All Hearthworks Tipis come with their own fitted canvas bag. We supply our Tipis with 12 “ handmade Ash pegs as well as a full set of lacing pins for the front section. A rope also comes with your Tipi, appropriate for the size, as well as metal pegs for the Inner Liner and Polyester cord. The main rope is from attractive and durable PolyHemp.