Site Facilities

Wallace Lane Farm, Cumbria

Wallace Lane Septic TankCompany: The Septic Tank Store
Telephone: 01295 236101
Website: www.theseptictankstore.co.uk

Glampsite: Wallace Lane Farm, Cumbria
Description: A 23 acre site set in the magnificent Northern Lakes offering glamping safari tents, lodges and cabins plus pitches for camping/caravans and holiday cottages
Product supplied: A 90 person wastewater treatment system servicing the whole site including the cottages

Details: The Septic Tank Store was contacted by John Stanyer who wanted to replace his two existing septic tanks for a cleaner, more eco-friendly system. Discussing the requirements during a visit, a treatment system was sized that serviced the entire site while taking into account John’s environmental concerns.

Wallace Lane PathwayThe month of the installation was unseasonably wet. To protect the existing site the Septic Tank Store team laid boards and, due to the tight access, had to use smaller equipment – an 8 tonne excavator rather than a 14 tonne machine.

When the tank was concreted in, the land was levelled for future seeding. The team installed all the electrics and set up the system so that the clean effluent from the tank could discharge safely into the nearby watercourse.

Feedback: John said: “A top class firm, just what I needed. They did a difficult install of a big tank with poor access and left little disturbance. Importantly, they were pleasant to have on site and were tidy workers considering the weather. The treatment plant looks very good and has worked well for over a year.”

 


Echo Living at St Andrew’s University

Echo LivingCompany: Glampsan (a division of Plastic Solutions Aldridge)
Telephone: 0800 999 6010
Website: www.glampsan.com

Glampsite: Echo Living at St Andrew’s University
Description: A completely off-grid office, meeting space and accommodation unit for four researchers at the Eden Campus, St Andrew’s University

Products used: A 160-gallon Mini Tuff Tank in the loft space for non-potable water to supply the kitchenette and shower room. A 500-gallon Flat Tuff Tank installed beneath the decking area for waste collection. Two level alarms installed to monitor the liquid levels in each tank

Details: As a slight contrast to Echo Living’s normal small building solution for glampsites and alternative living, this small but fully functioning office and meeting space sits on an exposed site, its size contrasting with the impressively scaled warehouses on the side of the Eden Estuary, five miles west of St Andrews. Completely off-grid, the wooden structure has no connection to mains services, either water or waste, and is similar in design to many glamping units.

Echo LivingEden Campus Energy Centre is central to the University’s aim to be the UK’s first carbon neutral university and a low carbon exemplar. The office acts as a hub for the campus as it develops and accommodates four researchers at adjustable standing desks, a kitchenette, meeting space, external patio, shower room, store cupboard, entrance foyer and covered entrance porch.

Glampsan provided the Mini Tuff Tank for non-potable water and the Tuff Tank for the collection of waste. Each storage tank is filled and emptied by tankers currently servicing other areas of the site.

Feedback: Sam Booth of Echo Living said: “Glampsan is a great company to deal with. We explained the nature of the project and found them extremely knowledgeable and quick to r
espond. They gave us great advice and offered a perfect and reasonably priced solution. We really appreciated their help and highly recommend them to others”.

 


Product Snapshots

BBQ Cabins

BBQ CabinsScotia Cabins
01738 850203
www.scotiacabins.co.uk

BBQ cabins are becoming a popular addition to glampsites. Great for cosy cooking and as a communal space, they can be booked by guests as an added extra or included as part of their nightly rate. If you are looking for UK-made, head to Scotia Cabins who supply the only range to be made here. They are also unique in their design, featuring sloping walls.

A CO monitor and fire extinguisher are supplied as standard and cabins can be easily adapted to suit custom requirements. Give the friendly team at Scotia Cabins a call to discuss your requirements and how to create a structure that will work for your site.

 


Energy Efficient Outdoor Saunas

Heartwood SaunasHeartwood Saunas
07903 116673
www.heartwoodsaunas.com

These handmade outdoor saunas are made to order in Machynlleth, Wales, and are considered the most energy efficient on the market. Electric or wood fired, they feature cedar cladding which blends naturally into rural surroundings. Inside is knotless Western red cedar with thick natural sheep wool insulation and a unique vapour barrier for maximum energy efficiency. A glass wall gives views of the world outside.

These saunas are built to last and the majority of the timber used is felled, milled and processed from a local private woodland. Saunas can be made to bespoke requirements and also available to hire.

 


Hot Water Wind Turbine

Hot Water Wind TurbineFuturEnergy
01789 450280
www.futurenergy.co.uk

FuturEnergy’s new water heating micro wind turbine package is now available, the first focussed on heating water. The Airforce Controller can extract more energy from the wind than a typical off-grid battery charging system by precisely controlling the rotor speed of the turbine to match wind speeds at any given time.

The package includes an AirForce1 Wind Turbine, an Airforce Controller V4 and an anemometer. Additionally, up to three temperature sensors can be connected to the controller which can be used to stop heating should a required temperature be reached. All this for £2,100 (inc. VAT).

 


Dining / Glamping Tent

Dining Glamping TentIgloo Structures
07966 842877
www.theiglootent.co.uk

Seating up to 40 people comfortably, the Igloo Tent was originally developed for the hire market and is now available to buy. With removable walls featuring windows for added light, the structure is a flexible addition to glampsites wanting a unique undercover dining or communal chill out area.

Made from Regentex canvas, a stove can be fitted for warmth and a ground sheet makes it perfect for glamping accommodation too – it easily houses a king size bed, two singles and a kitchen/lounge area.

Ask about the different colour combinations and any bespoke sizing requirements.

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