Waterside Kitchen and Bar, Cotswolds Waterpark
Product: Unidome 12s with gull wing door and integrated flooring
Supplier: Unidome, 07776 263163, email@example.com, www.unidome.co.uk
Details: Situated on the peaceful banks of Walters Lake at Cotswolds Waterpark, the Waterside Kitchen & Bar is attracts friends and family for relaxed dining. Operated by Relish Group, owner Phillipa Sawyer wanted a solution for outdoor dining that was eye-catching and functional. Unidome was able to install over a couple of days and create a space for people to dine in, in all weathers.
Customer feedback: Phillipa Sawyer, owner of Relish, said: “The domes have been enjoyed by many families and friends. Thank you to Unidome for making that unique dining experience possible during this time”.
Kew Gardens at Wakehurst
Product: Temp-A-Path and Hex Road
Supplier: EFS Europe, 01509 768252, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.efseurope.co.uk
Details: EFS Europe was commissioned to install 1,150m2 of Hex Road as an extra car park for Glow Wild, a winter illumination event at Kew’s Royal Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst, West Sussex. Taking place from 10 December 2020, 72,500 visitors enjoyed the beauty of Kew’s wild botanic garden in the dark.
EFS’s Hex Road is a heavy duty, hexagonal roadway system ideal for instant access and car parking at events and exhibitions. A versatile non-metal interlocking system, it is suitable for all types of ground and usage, protecting land from long-term damage.
Alongside the Hex Road, 800m2 of Temp-A-Path was installed with geomembrane to allow visitors to safely navigate the enchanting lantern trails. Temp-A-Path, designed, manufactured and installed by EFS Europe, is a lightweight, interlocking modular flooring solution. It is ideal for creating instant temporary flooring for marquees, warehouses, pedestrian walkways and emergency access. The system is quick and easy to install and is perfect for any indoor or outdoor event.
Feedback: Speaking about the event, Jeremy Simpson, EFS’s managing director, said: “With Temp-A-Path already in use at Kew Gardens in 2019 and again in 2020, the product had proven itself to the event organisers who knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall. We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful gardens. We were delighted to be asked to supply Glow Wild, which was another knock out success with three brand-new artists creating stunning installations.”
The Oaklands Hotel, Norfolk
Product: Outdoor dining sets and six seat outdoor round rattan bar sets with ice buckets and parasols
Supplier: Gardenman, 0330 021 0171, email@example.com, www.gardenman.co.uk
Details: Gardenman is one of the UK’s fastest growing outdoor furniture retailers, helping families and businesses find the garden furniture sets that meet their needs and aesthetics. This is exactly what they did with The Oaklands Hotel in Norwich, a local business needing to adapt their outside space throughout the pandemic, catering to the ever changing restrictions.
Gardenman provided a range of garden furnishings to incorporate into the bar and decking areas, including lounge and bar sets. These were particularly successful due to the impressive ice bucket feature that each bar set includes in the centre of their tables, reducing contact between staff and customers.
The hotel’s newly renovated outside seating and bar area became so popular that it decided to keep it as a permanent fixture for outdoor dining, weddings and other events.
Gardenman can provide a range of garden furnishings for businesses, organisations and events for a multitude of occasions. Whether you’re looking to furnish your outside garden, decking or patio areas for a wedding, fundraiser or party function, Gardenman can help you find the perfect sets to fit the particular styles, seating arrangements and sizes that you’re looking for. The company stocks garden furniture including sofa sets, dining corner groups, fire pit sets, daybeds and much more.
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Stradey Castle, South Wales
Product: PERFO-AK Anchor Tiles
Supplier: PERFO Ground Reinforcement (S2T Group), 01992 522797, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.perfo.co.uk
Details: To increase the viability of Stradey Castle as a venue for weddings, events and filming additional parking space was required. However, due to the sensitive historic and rural setting, a tarmac or concrete car park was not desirable. Instead a solution was required which was permeable, would blend in with the surroundings and that met with strict requirements of CADW, the Welsh government body responsible for the protection of historic sites.
The area selected for the car park was overgrown, uneven and poorly drained, but the best location option due to space constraints. This area needed to be cleared and levelled and a sub-base prepared. Prior to installation of the selected PERFO-AK Anchor Tiles, a project meeting took place, with S2T Group’s expert advising on the most appropriate installation method. A 100mm bedding layer of 5-10mm crushed stone with added seeded soil for greening of the parking spaces was prepared, into which the PERFO-AK Anchor Tiles were embedded using appropriate compaction equipment. Finally, the surface was dressed with additional stone to enhance the overall appearance.
Feedback: The car park has met with the customer’s expectations in terms of functionality and appearance, and blends in well with the castle and its beautiful surroundings.
The Perfect Alternative to Concrete
MUDCONTROL slabs can solve a wide range of mud related problems. If you need instant, DIY, porous, removable and reusable hardstanding for anything from a path to a car park, or in any other high traffic areas, these slabs are the answer.
With minimal to no ground preparation, they are the sub-base and base in one, can be applied straight onto the mud/soil/grass, and you can drive vehicles and machinery of up to 60 tonnes over them. Made from ecologically sound, playground certified recycled material with a 20 year manufacturer’s warranty, they are the perfect alternative to concrete.
Strong, Lightweight Marquee Flooring
Marquee Floors by William Armes
Marquee Floors by William Armes is a market leader, supplying marquee matting to the hospitality and outdoor event industry for more than 50 years. Its best selling DandyDura matting offers the perfect all-weather flooring for marquees, tipis and outdoor structures.
Made from durable polypropylene, the matting is immensely strong yet lightweight – easy for storage and transportation. Properties include being UV, water and bacteria resistant so matting can be re-used time and again. DandyDura is proving very popular in the hospitality sector in pubs and restaurants offering outdoor socialising and dining.
The FoldTable for Hire or Purchase
The FoldTable from GT Trax is a heavy duty, picnic style table that seats eight people and can be unfolded and made ready for use within eight seconds. Each table is manufactured from 18mm WBP birch marine plywood with a polyethylene structure. The plastic can be easily recycled and no harmful substances are released if burnt. The wood top is waterproof and exceedingly strong; it rarely splinters and it is moisture resistant. Up to 10 tables can be transported on just one stillage.
One event organiser said: “The FoldTable is easily handled and installed by inexperienced volunteer staff. Similarly, the gloss-finish to the seat and table-top allows the unit to be cleaned easily and effectively”.
The FoldTable is distributed in the UK by event hire specialists, GT Trax. They offer a nationwide hire, sales and installation service for all types, styles and sizes of outside events.