Infrastructure & Site Facilities

Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hampshire

Mercury Yacht HarbourProduct: Sanifos underground pump station and Sanibest macerators
Supplier: Saniflo, 020 8842 0033, sales@saniflo.co.uk, www.saniflo.co.uk

Details: Owned by MDL Marinas, Mercury Yacht Harbour is a stunning marina set in a sheltered woodland site where Badnam Creek meets the River Hamble. Adjacent to the site is a campsite with touring facilities and self-catering accommodation. To take advantage of the trend for glamping style accommodation in picturesque locations, the company commissioned the construction of holiday lodges set on to pontoons in the water.

The most complex element of the build of three floating lodges overlooking the river was the discharge of waste from the units that each contain a kitchen and bathroom. After contacting Saniflo’s technical team for advice, a site visit was organised to assess the waste discharge issue.

Representatives from Trojan Timber, the lodge manufacturer, and Intermarine, the pontoon supplier, met a Saniflo technician and highlighted the challenge. The solution was to install a Sanibest Pro macerator behind each WC which was also able to take waste from the shower, basin and kitchen sink. This would connect to discharge pipework from the side of the lodge which ran under the service cover along the main jetty, ultimately draining into a Sanifos 280 lifting station installed under an adjacent jetty. Waste is pumped through underwater pipes up the side of the jetty wall into the mains drains.

Mercury Yacht HarbourCustomer feedback: Colin Jefferies, holiday accommodation manager at MDL Marinas, said: “The waste solution provided is working really well and has saved us a lot of headaches on how to get the waste away from the marine lodges. At one point we considered manually emptying every couple of days. The Sanibest Pros connected to the Sanifos means that the whole waste discharge process happens automatically. The lodges are well liked by our customers and have been in constant use, even during winter.

“Quirky locations are popular, but it is important they offer excellent facilities and we have been able to do that with the solutions provided by Saniflo. We were very impressed at the service offered by the team; they could not have been more helpful”.

 


Tinywood Homes, Warwickshire

Tinywood HomesProduct: Hot tubs
Supplier: Glamp Tubs, 01926 504067, sales@glamptubs.com, www.glamptubs.com

Details: Tinywood Homes are set in beautiful rural countryside on a farm just outside Leamington Spa. Aidan Reeve, owner/builder, created his own unique genre of miniature architecture, essentially creating wendy houses for adults. Each house features a built-in woodfired hot tub, internal woodburner, outdoor timber gazebo and integrated firepit.

Tinywood Homes tried many different hot tub manufacturers during development of the holiday homes, eventually settling on WELLtubs as their chosen supplier. They loved them so much that they are now the UK supplier via the website www.glamptubs.com.

Tinywood HomesTubs come with the option of both internal and external heaters and are available in two sizes: Standard, for couples, and Family, for six to eight people. Robust LDPE moulded liners specifically designed with the busy glamping site operator in mind are easy to clean making these tubs ideal for fast and hygienic handovers.

Finished externally with durable Thermowood, these tubs have the attractive appearance of their Scandinavian ancestors but without the drawbacks of being ‘hard to clean’. Most importantly their simplicity makes these tubs the industry leader in reliability where lack of “down time” is imperative.

Customer feedback: Customer Roger Blyth said: “Glamp Tubs hot tubs are the best within the market – durable, easy to maintain and with friendly, knowledgeable staff.”

 


Fledgling Farm, Staffordshire

Fledgling FarmProduct: 750 gallon flat waste collection tank and Elsan Tipping Point
Supplier: Glampsan / Plastic Solutions Aldridge, 0800 999 6010, info@glampsan.com, www.glampsan.com

Details: When Anthony and Ruth Key researched waste solutions for their up and coming camping and caravan site in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, they visited Glampsan’s stand at the Farm Business Innovation Show. They were really impressed by the range of products and the knowledge and expertise of the friendly Glampsan team, who were able to recommend a solution.

Fledgling FarmThey soon settled for the combination of the Elsan Tipping Point and 750 gallon flat tank, which was easy to use, simple to fit and to keep clean. With the choice made, ordered and delivered, they set about creating a setting that was aesthetically pleasing, complete with easy access.

Customer feedback: Anthony Key, owner, said: “The team at Glampsan were friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Their plastic waste tank and Elsan Tipping Point are the perfect solution for our campsite.”

 


The Secret Garden Glamping, Lancashire

The Secret GardenProduct: Five hot tubs
Supplier: Woodpecker Tubs, 07435 866929, info@woodpeckertubs.co.uk, www.woodpeckertubs.co.uk

Details: The Secret Garden Glamping is an award winning site in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. It has been featured on many television programmes including Channel 4’s Four in a Bed and Celebs Go Dating.

Woodpecker Tubs supplied five hot tubs to Secret Garden Glamping from its range which includes the Elite, Prime, Octagon and Ofuro Bath. The tubs were configured to the Secret Garden’s unique requirements. As with all Woodpecker’s hot tubs and saunas, the products were specified and built with the specific customer in mind from options including different colour liners, jets, lighting and external finishes.

The Secret GardenWoodpecker Tubs prides itself on its holistic approach to the way in which it works alongside customers.

Customer feedback: Derry Green, owner of Secret Garden Glamping, said: “I have five hot tubs and the guests absolutely love them. Woodpecker is an amazing company to deal with and very fast to respond to any questions or queries with brilliant communication. I would definitely recommend them and will be ordering more hot tubs in the future.”

 


Forest & Beach, Devon

Forest and beachProduct: Fire Cage 1200
Supplier: Savage BBQ, 07715 379449, rachel@savagebbq.co.uk, www.savagebbq.co.uk

Details: Savage BBQ supplied its Fire Cage 1200 to Forest & Beach, a fantastic site for people of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities and onsite glamping/camping. It hosts many school residentials and team building days where people can access and explore ancient woodlands and stunning South Devon beaches – a chance to reconnect with nature and the environment.

Forest and beachCustomer feedback: Andrea Moore, founder and director of Forest & Beach, said: “The Fire Cage has been a fantastic addition to our school camps. The children love being able to see the food being cooked over the wood and coals and both adults and children comment on the flavours produced.

“Watching the cooking taking place makes them feel part of the process and it is much more preferable than a canteen for us. We use it for cooking a variety of meats as well as vegetarian meals and it easily caters for 70 plus children and adults.”

 


Wigwam Holidays Forcett Grange, North Yorkshire

Wigwam HolidaysProduct: Kirami woodfired hot tubs
Supplier: The Log Company, 01748 889303, kirami@thelogcompany.com, www.thelogcompany.com

Details: Set within the grounds of a historic quarry, Forcett Grange is a winner of the Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice Award 2022. Starting with six cabins in 2020, its growth has been phenomenal and another six were added just last year.

Site owner Anthony Gibbon-Hughes started exploring hot tubs for the cabins in 2019 as their addition made sense for the site’s setting and he was advised they would increase occupancy.

Having understood the client’s vision, as well as the site location, expected audience and estimated changeover times, The Log Company recommended the Kirami Family M hot tub package – perfect for four to five bathers. The shape of the LDPE plastic lining offers substantial steps down into the tub which can double up as seating for younger children whilst supporting older or less able customers safely into the tub. The heater can also be upgraded for commercial settings, reducing heating time by 30 minutes, perfect for changeovers.

Wigwam HolidaysFinland-based Kirami is Europe’s leading manufacturer of woodfired hot tubs and outdoor saunas, and The Log Company is proud to be its representative for the UK (Kirami UK) holding stock of 80–100 popular hot tub packages for immediate delivery.

Customer feedback: Anthony Gibbon-Hughes, site owner, said: “It was clear from the beginning that The Log Company team was extremely knowledgeable and professional as well as friendly and caring. We dealt mainly with Mark who was always responsive and attentive, especially when it came to selecting the hot tub size and package type, location of the tubs on-site, and advice for use of Kirami hot tubs in a commercial setting.”

 


PRODUCT SNAPSHOT

Products from Post-consumer Waste

Gladson BenchGlasdon UK
01253 600410
enquiries@glasdon-uk.co.uk
www.glasdon.com

Glasdon has over 60 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying essential products which can improve spaces, enhance site safety and help to support waste management systems. The range includes seating, litter bins, recycling bins, dog waste bins and water safety equipment.

Create inviting and sustainable outdoor spaces where you need to with seats, benches and picnic tables manufactured from recycled materials. Glasdon Enviropol material is predominantly produced from post-consumer polyethylene and polypropylene. This means the Enviropol slats on one of Glasdon’s seating products could contain as many as 102,420 recycled bottle caps!

 


New Inflatable AIRSCREEN Airtight

AirscreenThe AIRSCREEN Company
+49 251 60 90 250
info@airscreen.com
www.airscreen.com

With AIRSCREEN you can entertain your guests with romantic movie nights outdoors. Complete silence with no hassle, AIRSCREEN airtight features a sealed frame so you do not need a blower once the structure is inflated after a few minutes.

AIRSCREEN adds even more glamour to your glamping site when the stars come out above the screen. With a digital projector and a stunning sound system you’ll be the director of your own open-air cinema. We offer the complete system, so you don’t have to go anywhere else.

Try our silent cinema solution with headphones so film fans can enjoy the movie without disturbing others. Maximum safety and gigantic fun for your guests.

AIRSCREEN is proudly made in Germany.

 


Solar Heating for Hot Tubs

SolarisKit
07470 493134
hello@solariskit.com
www.solariskit.com

SolarisKit has developed an attractive, easy to install solar heating solution for hot tub owners. The kit includes everything you need to install the system, including SolarisKit’s unique prismatic solar collectors, a low power (10W) pump and solar controller, and the additional accessories needed to carry out the connections.

To help make installation as easy as possible, SolarisKit has published a step-by-step video to talk users through the installation – no professional installers are needed thus saving even more in costs.

The HT100 hot tub heating kit is the ideal solution for any owner of a hot tub that is looking to reduce heating costs and improve sustainability.

SolarisKit is proudly made in the UK and is a Certified B Corp company.

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