Everything you need to build a complete 4.8m diameter hazel dome; a great base for a fruit or brassica cage.
Shelter cover and two additional long sticks to create a nice open-sided shelter:
Great for creating a shaded area in a garden, a shelter for outdoor activities, eg. Forest Schools and Cubs / Scouts, and also creates a really nice 'stand' for promotional events.
Comes with the ball connectors already screwed on, so you can start building your dome straight away.
Introductory offer: 30% off!
4.8m hazel dome: 6x 5-way hubs and metal work 20x 6-way hubs and metal work 30x Short sticks with ball connectors screwed on 35x Long sticks with ball connectors screwed on 10x stainless steel base feet 20x 10" galvanised nails / ground pegs
Shelter pack: 1x cover 25x hanging eyelets (provide attachment points for the cover) 2x long sticks to create opening adaptation
Creating the shelter:
Creating the open side in the dome:
Build the full 4.8m dome as you would normally.
Try to get the base ring as circular as you can, to help with the fit of the cover.
Secure the base hubs that will still be retained after the open section is removed - the structure will be weak with the base being secured!
Remove the hubs and sticks whilst supporting the horizontal stick at the top of the opening.
Insert the two long sticks at either side of the opening.
Orientating and attaching the cover:
Open the cover out and find the obvious 'corners'.
Attach these to the hubs at the bottom left and right of the opening.
Another good check is that the hooks in the base are attached with elastic rather than woven (non stretchy) webbing.
Next connect the topmost hook, then the next pentagon out.
Then connect the hooks to the base ring.
Finally connect the remaining hooks.
At some points you'll need one person to push from the inside, whilst someone on the outside connects the hook into the eyelet.
250gsm Polycotton (65% Polyester, 35% Cotton).
PU2000mm waterproof coating.
Seams stitched using expanding thread to help reduce leaks.
Teflon coating; anti-rot, anti-corrosion, anti-fouling, oil-proofing, water repellant.
Fire-retardancy; part of manufacturing process, not applied as a coating.
Maintenance and care: We'd recommend taking the cover down over autumn / winter, or if there is going to be a prolonged period of rain / dampness.
Brush off dirt when dry.
Use a damp cloth and lukewarm water to clean more stubborn stains.
The teflon coating will help to make dirt and marks easier to remove.
Re-proofing; consider spray-on treatments, note that some options may affect flammability.
If packing away, ensure the cover is dry before putting it back in the bag.