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OUR MISSION With a core focus on high quality and British workmanship while utilising the highest performance outdoor materials available, Bond continues to design and manufacture safari tents and bespoke canvas structures for a wide range of clients and markets. OUR PHILOSOPHY At Bond, we are committed to developing strong, lasting relationships with all of our customers providing affordable solutions with quality and craftsmanship. We offer a personal, client-led service with each project to create unique, beautiful structures. OUR COMMITMENT We are proud to be a traditional Br itish manufacturer and are committed to sourcing al l mater ials here in the UK where possible. Supporting Br itish industry is just as important to us and our team as it is to our cl ients. OUR APPROACH All of our work is done in house by our skilled and experienced team. We have a practical and innovative approach to solving technical problems and the team continue to expand and develop our product range and design capabilities to meet our clients needs. www.bondfabrications.co.uk email@example.com 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1
Abou t BOND At BOND we work closely with our customers and we are very proud of the great relationships we have built over the many years, do take a look at the back of this brochure to hear some testimonials from a few of our clients. Further testimonials and case studies are also available on our website. Long associated with bespoke quality and personal service for over 30 years, Bond are a leader in British design and manufacture with a full design & supply service available from our Gloucestershire factory. We have supplied the outdoor hospitality industry for many years with beautiful canvas structures manufactured using high performance frames and fabrics for outdoor venues such as restaurants, wedding and event spaces, farm shops, shooting lodges, intimate dining venues and exclusive glamping accommodation. We are proud of our reputation in the industry and thrive on the long-lasting relationships we have with our clients. Being a true British Manufacturer has always been a focus for Bond and is increasingly important to our clients. Where possible we source all our materials here in the UK and work with many fantastic, local family-owned suppliers, even down to the lovely hand turned oak toggles and finials. We have a strong focus on the technical side of design and production, with state of the art precision cutting machinery and CAD supported client-led design. Working closely with our clients we can create unique structures offering their location or venue that all important exclusive image and brand identity required to stand out from the crowd. All our structures are of the highest quality using technical high-performance outdoor fabrics, galvanised box-section steel or specialist aluminium frames and the input of structural engineers where necessary. This means our clients have full confidence in the performance of our structures in the wildest of weathers and conditions. All of our safari tents have Structural Engineers Reports and each and every structure is made to order at our factory ... we do not import any element of our tents and so bespoke design or minor customisation is readily available, along with ongoing support and maintenance. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
The Luxury Safari Tent The largest safari tent in our steel framed range, the Luxury Safari Tent is available in widths of 5m or 6m and length is typically 11m but is available up to 13m. This tent offers clients the opportunity to create the most spacious, luxurious interior that can sleep up to 8 people comfortably dependant on how the space is orientated. As standard, all of our tents have a front porch at 2.25m—2.5m, generously extending the covered living space. Many clients chose to add a rear porch of the same size to house the bathrooms cabins. Alternatively you can add a 1.5m—2m bathroom extension to any tent allowing for a bathroom to be built within the tent. This model is a very spacious and often chosen by clients for use also as an intimate hospitality venue such as private events or shooting lodge perhaps. Each of our tents has a size-specific Structural Engineers report with proven exceptional wind-loading, premium frames are also available to give even greater wind-loading for more exposed sites. Interiors ... we are often asked if we provide fully furnished tents. The truth is that most of our clients are looking to attract the higher end of the glamping market and so the tents and interior styling need to reflect this. It is important to use the interior finish and style as part of the overall brand, differentiating each location from the crowd and offering visitors an experience that feels unique, luxurious and above all exclusive. We are happy to offer a selection of providers such as stoves and bespoke carpentry etc, and we do in fact have an Interior Designer within the team to advise on your desired aesthetic. This example floorplan demonstrates a spacious layout with bathroom cabins on the rear deck. However, clients are not restricted by pre-designed interiors, we design and manufacture all our structures to order allowing customisation to suit our clients own brief. In fact we encourage our clients to be creative with their interiors resulting in a unique style for each location and we can provide a carpenter to install beautiful wooden stud-walling built off our steel frames to divide the space. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
T h e C l a s s i c S a f a r i Te n t The Classic Safari Tent is our most popular size offering comfortable 6 berth glamping accommodation. In widths of 5m or 6m and a standard length of 9.5m, it is more than spacious enough to meet the ‘luxury glamping’ expectations of visitors. With the use of the popular cabin bed as a third bedroom the structure allows the best use of the interior space available and as standard, all of our tents have a front porch at up to 2.5m, generously extending the covered living space. Typically our clients chose to add a rear porch to house the bathrooms cabins or you can add a 1.5—2m bathroom extension to any tent allowing for a bathroom to be built within the whole structure. As with any of our safari tents the interior space can be supplied fully open for a variety of uses such as farm shops, and intimate hospitality venues or a shooting lodge perhaps. Each of our tents has a size-specific Structural Engineers report with proven exceptional wind-loading and premium frames are also available to give even greater wind-loading for more exposed sites. All structures can be customised to suit our clients specific design brief using CAD design, precision cutting and hand finished detailing by our skilled team. Whether for a luxury glamping location or outdoor hospitality use, our safari tents are meant to be in place year round and have full Structural Engineers reports meeting both UK and European codes. If your location is particularly exposed we can provide a postcode specific search to determine historic windspeeds and our engineers will advise on frame choice. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
T h e Mi n i S a f a r i Te n t Our Mini Safari Tent may be the smallest size in our range of steel framed safari tents but this is by no means the baby. In widths of 5m or 6m and a typical length of 6m it provides ample space to offer guests a comfortable 2 bedroomed glamping accommodation or perhaps a smaller more boutique-styled private hospitality space. As standard, all of our tents have a front porch at up to 2.5m, generously extending the covered living or entertaining space, with the option of an a rear porch also. For use as a glamping tent our clients chose to add a rear porch to house the bathrooms cabins or you can add a 1.5—2m bathroom extension to any tent allowing for a bathroom to be built within the structure. As with any of our safari tents, the interior space can be supplied fully open or with canvas room dividers and each of our tents has a size specific Structural Engineers report with exceptional wind-loading. Premium frames are also available to give even greater wind-loading for more exposed sites. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . b o n d f a b r i c a t i o n s . c o . u k Since we design & manufacture all of our structures, clients are not limited to the example sizes here in the brochure. If you have a specific size in mind or require a structure for use other than glamping, we will work with you to develop the right structure for you. Internal layouts, door and window size and positions are all flexible. We also regularly embark on projects requiring much larger structures using our specialist aluminium profile frames. All materials used are of the highest quality and performance specifically designed for the UK climate and year round use. The heavy duty canvas is waterproof, rot and mildew resistant. The heavy commercial grade matt, textured roof PVC is fungicide treated also. All of our structures offer proven durability and longevity. Our years of experience and the many repeat customers are testament to the trust and reputation the outdoor hospitality industry has afforded us over the years.
T h e Ma s t e r S a f a r i L o d g e An alternative and versatile shaped structure, yet still in the fabrics and style of the safari tents, our largest glamping tent is the Master Safari Lodge. At 6m x 10m and larger still, this offers a wide open airy interior suited to a four bedroomed layout offering a luxuriously comfortable 8—10 berth. Many clients add a porch onto the rear of the tent to house bathroom cabins. This structure can accommodate a wrap-around deck allowing full appreciation of the surrounding views, and many clients opt to have the front walls upgraded so they can be fully rolled up allowing the outdoors to flood into the tent. This really is the Master of the Safari range and is a great choice for either spacious high luxury or the opportunity to accommodate larger families or groups in one structure. Of course many of our clients install the Master Safari Lodge for alternative uses such as a campsite clubhouse, café, shared social space or a shooting lodge. As with any of our safari tents the interior space can be supplied fully open or with canvas room dividers and each of our tents has a size specific Structural Engineers report with exceptional wind-loading. Premium frames are also available to give even greater wind-loading for more exposed sites. Our example floorplan here shows the Master Lodge as a spacious four bedroomed layout with each of the bedrooms benefiting from dual aspect windows. This is a very flexible structure and we are always happy to work with clients who have a more specific interior layout requirement and design brief. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
B e s po ke C a nv a s S t r u c t u r e s We are often asked to create something unique and special by our clients. At Bond we have a practical and creative approach to each project and thrive on a challenge. With our in-house CAD design capabilities, automated precision cutting and a skilled team, we are known and respected throughout the industry for our bespoke design service and willingness to offer something other than standard. We use a variety of frame types to suit individual solutions and offer a wide choice of technical fabrics. From exclusive intimate dining spaces through to cafes, unique wedding venues, farm shops and shooting lodges, we pride ourselves on a personal approach to each project with the focus on client-led design. We make each structure to order and can first produce visual CAD perspectives allowing the client to fully immerse themselves in the design process with no surprises. Clients are very welcome to visit our location in Gloucestershire to discuss fabric choices, understand the manufacturing process and finalise designs. We also have a Safari Tent and a Master Safari Lodge in place nearby for clients to visit. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
Why c ho o s e BOND . . . At Bond, our history as a true British manufacturer is very important to us and has been for over 30 years. Supporting other British suppliers whilst maintaining the quality, integrity and service associated with traditional British industry is a value upheld by our whole team. We are very proud of the relationships we have with our clients and the support and service we provide both during and after sales. However, we don’t expect you to just take our word for this and so opposite are a few client testimonials from a selection of our customers ... do visit the website for more case studies and testimonials. Roof Fully waterproof premium heavy duty 650gsm Olive Green matt textured PVC (polyester coated fabric) with a fungicide coating. Tensile strength (warp/weft) N/5cm 2300/2200 DIN53354 Tear resistance (warp/weft) 230/210 N DIN53363 Meets Fire retardant codes PASS BS7837:1996 (2008) EN 13501 Walls ‘Regentex’ 407gsm blended polyester cotton plain weave canvas, rot & mildew resistant, in sand, ivory & green colours. Full water resistance – PASS BS3408, and Flame Retardant— PASS BS7837:1996 All walls have an olive green PVC weather strip along the bottom edge for protection against weather and dirt. Premium thicker clear windows eliminate creasing. Steel Frames Heavy duty box-section galvanised steel which is hidden from view behind the canvas and roof lining. Standard frames are rated to size-specific wind loads. Premium Upgraded Frames available providing even greater performance for exposed locations. Secured to a wooden deck using a variety of anchor-points including the steel footplates of the frame legs. Aluminium Frames Specialist designed heavy duty profile frames suitable in particular to outdoor hospitality venues. Span sizes 3m, 6m, 9m with bespoke widths available. Modular 3m bay sections in length allowing flexibility of size and use, with adjustable gable legs. Highly customisable allowing clients to create a unique space. 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 e nqu i r i e s@bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k
‘Mike and Michelle at Bond have been amazing to work with. From the initial no obligation advice, their patience through the planning and design phase, the bespoke adjustments to our tents, sharing of social media posts and overall general support. The tents have been fab and have withstood the worst that the Welsh weather can throw at them! We wouldn't hesitate to recommended Bond and the team.’ Ellie & Dan Canvas & Campfires, Wales. ‘Right from the beginning Bond were different from other tent suppliers in the market place. They were competitive on price but what made them stand out was the customer service - changes were made to their basic design to suit my site, the feedback on the finished product has been very positive and I would highly recommend Bond.’ Kate Tregonning - Brownscombe ‘We are delighted with our tents and confident we are investing in a quality product. We chose higher premium steel frames, for the peace of mind in the most severe of weathers. Mike was flexible on the layout of our tents and willing to make changes, making our tents unique and setting them apart from other sites. Bond’s after sales support has been excellent. Nothing is too much trouble. Always quick to respond to questions or queries. We would be happy to recommend Bond’s safari tents to anyone wishing to establish their own Glamping site.’ Nicky & Richard Morgan, Midleydown Luxury Glamping, Devon. ‘In 2019 the use of a barn for our hospitality space was suddenly not an option. We met with Mike at Bond and went through all the details of the structures available. The set up and installation was a smooth process ... the safari lodge is now a very much loved part of our business. Clients and guests are always dubious when we talk about a ‘tent’ as our hospitality space - we like to see their surprised faces when they arrive on site to such an impressive and unique hospitality space.' Clare Campbell. Hadley Game & Sporting. Tewkesbury. ‘We contacted Bond Fabrications back in 2019 and were immediately impressed with their customer service. We worked with them to create a stunning tent that is now nestled between the old barn walls. We host various events at the lodge and every time someone walks into the tent, their reaction is always the same ... ‘this is magical’! Whether we have 120 guests seated for a wedding or a small family gathering for 30, the space is absolutely the best asset for our ability to grow and develop as a business. We are absolutely thrilled with it.’ Jemma & Kevin Willis Wilde Lodge, Powys Wilde Lodge
Un i t E 1-E 3 B a t h Ro a d T r a d i n g E s t a t e S t r oud G l ou c e s t e r s h i r e G L 5 3QF 0 1 4 5 3 7 6 7 1 7 1 e nqu i r i e s@bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k www . bond f a b r i c a t i on s . c o . u k Bond would like to sincerely thank many of our clients who have given permission for us to use images from their Glamping Locations or hospitality venues, we very much appreciate their support ... Wild Luxury -Norfolk, Mount View Luxury Glamping - Cornwall, Brownscombe Luxury Camping - Devon, Wonderfully Wild - Anglesey, Borah Farm Lamorna Glamping - Cornwall, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park - Kent, Canvas & Campfires - Wales, OtterDene Safari Tents - Devon, Pagel Family Glamping - France, Midleydown Luxury Glamping - Devon, Wild With Nature - Norfolk, Meadowfield Luxury Glamping - Harborough Magna, Catchpenny - Fife, Darnells Farm Glamping - Herefordshire, Glynn Barton Luxury Glamping - Cornwall, The Nest Glamping - Lincolnshire, John Rigby - London, Longwood Shooting - Winchester, Hadley Game - Gloucestershire, Wilde Lodge - Powys, Far Peak Climbing Centre - Gloucestershire.