Materials


Canvas

The canvas we use  is a 12oz/m2 poycoton, FRW.

We can order 100%cotton, though we have found the polycoton to be more durable.

Weight

We use canvas of 12oz. per square yard, (407g/m²). It is possible to order a lightweight (8 oz, 270g/m²), or a heavy weight (15oz., 509g/m²) on request.

FRW

The canvas is chemically treated to E.U Standards to be Flame retardant, Rot resistant and Waterproof. Flame retardant is a legal requirement on any tents intended for public use. We have also found it prolongs the life of the canvas.

A variety of colours are available though often only in Rot and Waterproof. Please ask for more information.

Canvas will eventually deteriorate. It is impossible to predict the lifespan of our tents because it depends on the regularity and purpose of usage, conditions in which they are pitched and how well they are looked after. For these reasons we cannot offer a guarantee on the canvas, though we keep a record of the batch No. should any genuine problems arise. Defective treatment of the canvas is usually obvious within a few weeks of being outside. Otherwise we estimate that the canvas should last between 3 and 10 years. We guarantee our workmanship for a year.

PVC

The PVC we use as window plastic is a high quality UV stable marine plastic.
The plastic skirts on the tipi lining and the yurt cover are from a reinforced PVC and are available in a variety of colours to match any trim or coloured canvas on your tent.

The Wood

Where possible, the wood used in our structures is sourced locally, that is within the Ariege(09)department. We like to know our trees, and here we find a wealth of naturally regenerated, mountain-grown timber for our purposes. Whether choosing standard Douglas Fir for tipi poles, Chestnut coppice, or mature hardwoods for the frames of our yurts we like to work where possible by hand, and within the local community.

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