Product in Focus: Infrastructure

The Pulpit Rock, Norway

The Pulpit RockProduct: AIRSCREEN classic 12m x 6m (40ft x 20ft)
Supplier: The AIRSCREEN Company GmbH & Co. KG, +49 2516 090250, info@airscreen.com, www.airscreen.com

Details: Preikestolen, or “The Pulpit Rock”, is a tourist attraction in Norway. The steep cliff rises 604m (1,982ft) above Lysefjorden. At the top of the cliff is an almost flat area of approximately 25x25m (82×82ft) where the movie premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallou took place.

The Pulpit RockCinema whereever you can imagine, AIRSCREEN makes it easy to set up giant movie screens in extreme or delicate locations. Here, 2,000 spectators had to walk for four hours to reach this extreme point close to the sky and high above the water.

AIRSCREEN is an inflatable frame with an attached projection screen. It uses a system of tensioning tethers and ratchets to secure against wind and typically only takes 30-60 minutes to install. Being lightweight and easily transported, AIRSCREEN is suitable for all locations: heritage sites, the middle of a desert or, like here, high on a mountain top.

Customer feedback: Actor Tom Cruise said: “2,000 feet, 2,000 people, four hours of hiking. The most impossible screening of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Thank you all for coming!”

 


East Mersea Hall, Essex

Fire CageProduct: Fire Cage 1800
Supplier: Savage BBQ, 01158 990323, rachel@savagebbq.co.uk, www.savagebbq.co.uk

Details: East Mersea Hall in Colchester, Essex, is an award winning wedding and special events venue owned by Chris and Kirsty Lowry.

The couple wanted something for their outdoor space that would make them stand out from the crowd and offer guests a ‘live fire cooking’ experience.

Fire cageThey chose Savage BBQ’s Fire Cage 1800, the largest in the range, and their chef has never been happier. He is creating some incredible food cooked and served outside and which looks amazing in photos!

Customer feedback: Venue owner Kirsty Lowry said: “Our fire cage is absolutely incredible. It undoubtedly gives the ‘wow’ factor to all of our events. We are all about the theatre when it comes to our food and this certainly plays the ultimate part. Every guest is always amazed.”

 


Stradey Castle, Llanelli

Stradey CastleProduct: PERFO-AK Anchor Tiles – Ground Reinforcement System
Supplier: PERFO – S2T Group, 01992 522797, info@perfo.co.uk, www.perfo.co.uk

Details: The family owners of the Grade 1 listed Stradey Castle had a requirement to significantly increase parking provision at the property in order to facilitate expansion of its use as a venue for weddings and functions, as well as a filming location.

Access to a grassed area used for marquees and as an outside space also needed to be reinforced to prevent damage being caused by the vehicles of caterers and other suppliers.

Due to the sensitive nature of the location, tarmac or concrete was not desired. For both applications, S2T Group’s PERFO-AK Anchor Tile ground reinforcement system of interlocking, self-anchoring tiles was selected. The car park was created on an area of scrubland which was cleared and levelled, a sub-base prepared at the PERFO-AK tiles embedded into a layer of fine crushed stone. Seeded soil was added to the parking bays so that they would green over to differentiate them from the manoeuvring areas. The resulting self-draining, durable car park blends in with the natural surroundings while providing parking for approximately 50 cars.

Stradey CastleAccess to a grass tennis court, which is used as an open space and for the siting of marquees, was also reinforced with PERFO-AK Anchor Tiles to prevent rutting of the ground during events. In this case the tiles were compacted directly into the existing grass surface. A few months after installation the grass had grown back through the tiles so that they were not visible, restoring the natural appearance.

Customer feedback: The Mansel-Lewis Family said: “Five years after installation both the car park and access track continue to perform excellently, enabling us to provide guests and suppliers with dry, stable, self-draining parking and access while maintaining the attractive appearance of this beautiful location”.

 


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Adjustable Casual Dining Set

Casual Dining Set

Gardenman
03332 008333
sales@gardenman.co.uk
www.gardenman.co.uk

Perfect for outdoor drinks in a more relaxed manner, the Chapelfield Adjustable Casual Dining Set is constructed using a full aluminium structure wrapped with hand-woven flat and round grey weave. The rising table comes with a glass top and is easy to use. Plenty of room to fit family and friends, the chairs are complemented with comfortable showerproof cushions.

This complete range is backed with a five year structural and UV guarantee ensuring peace of mind and years of relaxation. Visit Gardenman for more details and other products in the range.

 


Off-grid Compost Toilets

Off Grid ToiletSheep Shed Creations
07980 802149
hello@sheepshed.co.uk
www.sheepshed.co.uk

Complement your off-grid accommodation with these stylish and customisable composting toilets. The waterless toilets arrive pre-assembled and ready for action. Choose from a range of colours and options and even add your own branding. Delivery is quick and easy via the UK pallet network. Sheep Shed Creations also makes a larger accessible composting toilet for users with disabilities.

 


Sunnybrae Estate, Adelaide, Australia

Sunnybrae EstateProduct: Röder HTS Premium Large Marquee 20m x 30m with a curved roof
Supplier: HTS TENTIQ, 01276 462600, salesUK@hts-tentiq.com, www.hts-tentiq.com

Details: HTS TENTIQ was approached by the Sunnybrae Estate, just outside of Adelaide, Australia. The venue had previously hired numerous marquees for its attractive garden estate and decided to invest in one of its own.

Sunnybrae EstateSunnybrae opted for a Röder HTS Premium Large Marquee with fixed glass walling which gives the structure an elegant appearance. The client purchased both white opaque and transparent roof covers in order to maintain a comfortable temperature, even during the hot summer months. Transparent roof covers also showcase the striking white powder-coated frame.

The 20m x 30m marquee was installed on a large, paved area and features a white curved roof with herringbone flooring and comfortably accommodates up to 480 guests. It stands proud amongst the other more traditional buildings on the estate and provides the perfect setting for weddings and events.

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