We talk to Kelda Bassett about British made geodesic domes
What do you do?
We are home-grown experts in the field of British designed, engineered and manufactured geodesic domes. We help people to create beautiful and profitable spaces… anywhere! From cosy to colossal structures – we’ve got you covered!
Why do you do it so well?
Essentially, we do it so well because we’re passionate about our products, people and the great outdoors. We have the right mix of people, superior materials (like our aircraft-grade aluminium frames and high-grade PVC covers) and on-site design and manufacturing capabilities to help businesses and individuals create truly unique and bespoke solutions to fulfil their varying requirements and needs.
Please give us a potted company history
We are proud to design and manufacture our geodesic domes here in the UK. Our parent company has been manufacturing beautiful, functional and quality products from our Midlands-based premises for over 30 years. Our team boasts that the design and manufacture of great products is so ingrained that it’s in our DNA!
We love adventure and the great outdoors, so it was a natural step for us to create beautiful structures that create space and complement any landscape. After being a few years in the making, we officially launched at the Glamping Show in September 2017.
Describe your brand proposition
Our brand and domes are dynamic, design-led and boast British made quality. We are proud to be members of MUTA (the UK’s only trade association dedicated to marquees, tents and structures) and also Made in Britain; these two accolades give our customers added reassurance regarding how serious we are about creating quality products that offer genuine longevity and value for money.
Our biggest crowd-pleaser to-date is definitely our 5.8m diameter dome. Excuse the pun, but it really is a great all-rounder. Large enough for a small family and almost decadent in proportion for a couple, it has universal appeal. Some customers even use it as a cosy outdoor classroom or an additional office or living space. In fact, the scope for its use is as broad as your imagination dictates!Any extra special people?
We are lucky enough to have an outstanding team, however our designer Dan really is ‘The Man’ when it comes to domes. We reckon that he must be one of the World’s leading experts on geodesic domes and he is the talent that turns people’s wish lists and dreams into reality.
What are you most proud of?
That has to be our launch at the Glamping Show last year. We showcased our 5.8m and 10m diameter domes and to see all of the team’s hard work come together and be so well received by the visitors there was incredible. In hindsight, I wish that we had set up a camera on the door of our 10m dome. We could’ve produced an impressive montage of, “wows” from most people that walked through the door. The sense of space and the showroom specification just blew people away. It was a joy to share.
Why should a customer get in touch?
We are proud to have a team of creative experts who are knowledgeable about geodesic domes, and passionate about people – and great customer service too. Additionally, TruDomes promises to deliver when it comes to pre-sale and after sale customer care, ensuring that we are on-hand to talk through requirements and needs. All of our sizes, colours and options are adaptable so if an off-the-shelf option isn’t for you, then we can help you to create something that is truly bespoke and unique. All of that and the added reassurance that we adhere to MUTA and Made in Britain’s best practices and guidelines.