Infrastructure

Waggoners Campsite at Hampton Estate, Surrey

Waggoners CampsiteSupplier: Reworkshop Off Grid & Camping, 07714 719441, reworkshopwales@gmail.com, www.reworkshopwales.co.uk
Product: Composting toilets and firepits

Details: A dose of nature 60 minutes from the hustle and bustle of London, Waggoners Campsite is 100% environmentally friendly. Its owners have gone to every effort to make sure this campsite has zero environmental footprint, including specifying bespoke compostable toilets from Reworkshop.

Reworkshops’ range of portable composting outhouses offer the perfect eco-friendly portable toilet solution for nearly every off-grid situation, from long drops to urinals and composting toilets. Handmade sustainably with care and attention to detail in Wales, the outhouses were perfect for this pop-up site, being easily movable. They were first delivered to a different part of the estate where they were utilised at an open farm event before being transported to the campsite.

Reworkshop also supplied Frontier Fireplaces, which were initially designed for use in campsites, parks and public spaces to help prevent damage and grass fires caused by disposable BBQs and mis-managed campfires. Equally at home in a garden or outside space, they are designed and built to be virtually indestructible. Using thick gauge steel, these fireplaces/firepits will last many years and are pretty much vandal proof, especially when secured to a surface.

Waggoners CampsiteThe Frontier Fireplace can be securely fixed to any flat surface, or left freestanding, and is also available with carry handles. They can be rented to campers to make a return on your investment or installed on/offered with pitches to protect your site. Combined with firewood sales, a healthy additional income can be achieved.

Customer feedback: Bridget Biddell, manager at Waggoners Campsite, said: “Finding Reworkshop Wales and Joe Scott has proved to be invaluable to Waggoners Campsite. The compost loos provided by Joe, with all the finishes, are very special and enjoyed and admired by all our campers. They work brilliantly and look so attractive, fitting in with the eco credentials of our campsite.

“The fire pits are in huge demand and are very effective in creating an atmospheric campsite and are perfect for cooking Hampton burgers and Hampton herby sausages. It was a real pleasure to commission Joe who delivered everything as required and was amazingly helpful with advice on what Waggoners Campsite would require”.

 


Fledgling Farm Campsite, Staffordshire

Fledgling FarmProduct: 750 gallon waste tank and Elsan Tipping Point
Supplier: Glampsan / Plastic Solutions Aldridge, 01922 687545, jon@glampsan.com, www.glampsan.com

Details: Ilexlignum Herd is a farming business owned by Anthony and Ruth Key in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. They breed and rear Boer goat and grow cereals such as wheat and oats. They have been successfully farming for several years and felt the time had come to diversify for a more secure future. They are located in a beautiful part of Staffordshire, where people like to visit, so they decided to use a pretty and secluded field for staycations.

The field is off-grid and they needed to supply facilities for their camping and caravanning visitors including safe disposal facilities for chemical toilets and running water to clean the disposal facilities in order to gain certification by the Camping and Caravanning Club.

Fledgling FarmThey soon settled for Glampsan’s combination of the Elsan Tipping Point and 750-gallon flat tank, which was easy to use and simple to fit and keep clean. With the choice made, ordered and delivered, they set about creating a setting that was aesthetically pleasing and easy to access. They decided to build a picket fence around it and have since added a chain and a stand for the lid whilst the Elsan Tipping Point is in use.

Feedback: Owners Antony and Ruth Key started their research at the Glamping Show where they met the Glampsan team who were exhibiting. The couple was not only impressed by the company’s range of products but also the knowledge and expertise of the friendly staff who were able to recommend a solution for their situation.

 


New Campsite, Warwickshire

New Campsite Product: FuturEnergy Airforce1 1kW Wind Turbine System and 8m Guyed Tower Kit (Made in Britain Manufacturer)
Supplier: FuturEnergy, 01789 450280, sales@futurenergy.co.uk, www.futurenergy.co.uk

Details: Les and Steph Marsden live on eight acres of land by the edge of an airfield just outside of Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire. They are presently awaiting certification for private camping as they wish to offer a secure and friendly place for ladies to camp.

They have lived on the site since 2015 and are totally off grid. In 2018 they installed a 900m water supply pipe along with a septic tank system. Their electricity was supplied by two generators, one of which failed miserably on their wedding anniversary. It was then they decided more back up power was required. They bought 10 x 380W solar panels, with a 4.8kW Inverter kit with two US2000 lithium batteries from Pylontech in 2019. They would still use the gennies on cloudy days to top up the batteries.

The winter months proved to Les and Steph they needed to utilise the wind power that was available at the airfield site during this time of the year. Their search led them to FuturEnergy who were practically down the road and subsequently manufactured and supplied their 48v 1kW Airforce1 wind turbine system and tower kit. The Airforce Control looks after the wind turbine and monitors the battery levels keeping the power supply topped up. The Airforce Control App can also be used to monitor the turbine.

Les incorporated a winch system onto the FuturEnergy tower rigging pole system, so one man can drop the system for safety checks and potentially in very damaging windstorms.

New Campsite Previously, the Marsdens would isolate their mobile home when they went to bed to save energy so they could run a freezer 24/7, lights, fridge, microwave, and TV etc. but now, with the power produced by the turbine and the purchase of two additional batteries to store the energy, they no longer need to do this and have surplus power for potential campers.

They have now installed a water supply and a sluice in preparation for their camping permission.

Customer feedback: Les Marsden said: “The Airforce1 Wind Turbine System is just the ticket. The technical support was first class and FuturEnergy very approachable”.

 


PRODUCT SNAP SHOT

Smokeless Solo Stove

Solo stove Lyon Equipment
01539 624040
outdoor.marketing@lyon.co.uk
www.lyon.co.uk

Lyon Equipment is proud to present the world’s most unique firepit, the Solo Stove. With minimal smoke and ash leftovers, guests can enjoy all the best bits about sitting around a campfire with family and friends. Made of stainless steel, and with its signature 360 Airflow Design, the Solo Stove achieves an efficient burn that give mesmerizing flames but without making your eyes water from the smoke! There are so many different sizes to choose from and each stove has a lifetime warranty. Solo Stoves also come with a whole range of accessories allowing you to cook on them as well.

 


Matting Options for Every Occasion

Matting options Marquee Floors by William Armes
01787 372988
info@marqueefloors.co.uk
www.marqueefloors.co.uk

DandyDura from Marquee Floors by William Armes has a long-standing reputation as the UK’s bestselling polypropylene matting for the marquee, tent and tipi hire sectors. The matting is very easy to maintain, extremely durable, fully reversible, lightweight and weatherproof as well as being aesthetically pleasing for all sorts of events. Available in a range of colours, DandyDura is fully bespoke, with all shapes and sizes considered. Bound edges and eyelets are also available on request.

Marquee Floors also supplies DandyCoco, a sturdy and reliable unbacked natural woven coconut matting which can be used in all types of structures. Extremely durable, eco-friendly and easy to clean, DandyCoco has many excellent practicalities and is also available in circles and half-moon shapes with binding and eyelets perfect for bell tents, yurts, geo domes and tipis. Whatever the event or occasion, our matting is sure to meet your expectations.

 


Branded Self-Catering Accommodation

VRC Homes accommodationVRC Homes
01223 459931
mgp@vrcmodular.co.uk
www.vrcmodular.co.uk

The SleepNeat Crofters Cabin is designed to cater for the three and four night break market. Following the lead so successfully delivered by Warner Hotels in the residential stay sector, this branded self-catering accommodation is just the ideal product for the post-retirement guest. Affordable short stays are in high demand throughout the year, giving operators a consistent income stream. Branded SleepNeat, the fit out from bed to kitchen will be the same, giving guests assurance of familiarity with their surroundings.

 


Tubs for Fast, Hygienic Handovers

Tubs for fastGlamptubs
01926 504067
sales@glamptubs.com
www.glamptubs.com

Glamptubs.com supplies robust LDPE plastic lined hot tubs specifically designed with the busy glamping site in mind. Easy to clean, and requiring minimal maintenance, these tubs are ideal for fast and hygienic handovers.

Very popular with customers due to generous water depth and unhindered bathing space, Glamptubs perform fantastically in the challenging environment encountered in the glamping/leisure industry.

Available in two sizes – standard (4-6 people for couples and small groups), and family (6-8 people, ideal for families and larger groups), tubs have both internal and external log-fired heater options available. Finished externally with durable Thermowood, these tubs have the appearance of their Scandinavian ancestors but without the drawbacks of being hard to maintain.

 


Cactus Jack Chuckwagon Smokers

ProSmoke BBQ
ProSmoke BBQ

01295 981580
sales@prosmokebbq.co.uk
www.prosmokebbq.co.uk

Wood-fired offset smokers are one of the oldest forms of outdoor cooking. Our BBQs provide a unique ambience as well as imparting food with a light smoky flavour. This type of cooking is considered the gold standard in barbequing and is still used in exclusive restaurants around the world.

Our Cactus Jack chuckwagon smokers have large cooking areas and can cater for small to very large groups of people with ease. They can be used for long, low and slow cooks or quick grilling events, depending on the experience you want to offer at your glamping site or restaurant.

Once the food is cooked you can hot hold it until required, or serve right away.
We have smokers of all sizes to suit your site or restaurant, along with a team of specialists that can provide training prior to delivery. Just let us know your vision for your business and we can assist.

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