Monday, April 14, 2014

Vertical wood poles


Hey All,
I hope you are all enjoying your Monday. We have been getting a lot of questions regarding our framing options recently so I decided to write this weeks blog surrounding that topic. More specifically the benefits of using vertical wood poles instead of a stainless steel frame. I have listed some pros and cons of both below.
Generally our tents are composed of a steel framed structure. We have a few different options to choose from including mild steel, 304 S/s and 316 S/s. You definitely want to go with a S/s option in any area that is prone to higher humidity or where rusting may be an issue. Another Benefit of choosing to go with the steel frame is that there is much more play room during the set up of the tent than if you were to use wooden poles. The steel poles get bolted into the floor and can be adjusted slightly to properly accommodate the tent and have much more room for error once placed than the wooden poles.
If local timber is available near the location of your tent site, you may want to consider going with a vertical wood pole setup. The benefits of having vertical wood poles are not only that it is very esthetically pleasing to ones eyes, it also increases the overall structural integrity of the tents. It is important to note that even when choosing to go with the vertical wood poles the roof framing will still be a steel framed structure. We also suggest choosing to go with the vertical wood poles in areas that are prone to harsher wind conditions. One of the down sides to wooden poles are that it is necessary to have a proper and confident carpenter on hand and in the area. Once the poles are in there and bolted down through the decking for maximum performance they are a lot harder to adjust than the steel poles. So it is important to make sure that the measurements are correct prior to setting the wooden beams into place. We are able to supply the vertical wood poles for you, but it generally benefits the client to obtain the wood locally. We will be able to provide you with the dimensions needed for the poles.
Go ahead and take a look at the pics below which show the difference between the vertical wood poles and the steel frame options.
Also don't forget to check out our web site (www.exclusivetents.com) to help answer any questions that you may have.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend
Cheers,
- ET


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!

Another Segment in which we will answer questions directly from clients of ours, in order to "shed some light" on matters which may be unclear to those who are in the beginning phases of creating a tented paradise.

Dear Exclusive Tents,

We will use all LED lights in the rooms and facility. Do you have any good examples showing how other clients have installed lights in the ceiling or upper reaches of their tents?

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your valued inquiry. I do see that you have questions geared towards the lighting fixtures and process involved when you are considering establishing your own tented structure. So below I have provided some helpful tips to effectively mount lighting fixtures to the interior of the tents.

Lighting the interior of the tents can be tricky and must be done strategically. Generally most clients run wiring through the tent's framing (steel poles), and run it to the apex of the frame and then down through the body where you would then be able to mount lighting (recessed lights works great). LED lighting seems to be a perfect match when done properly for the inside of the tent and definitely touches home with the overall ambiance. This can be done well by running LED ribbon lighting between the canvas roof and the inner liner along where they meet the tent walls. ANOTHER idea that goes hand in hand with the ribbon lighting is to actually mount recessed lights on the floor in corners. The recessed lighting should be pointed strategically with the most desired locations hidden behind furniture, with the lighting pointed towards the wall to help accentuate the flow of the canvas.

These tips should help you bring proper lighting to the interior of your tent in a way that adds to the "living under canvas" feel instead of the more conventional methods.

Don't forget to check out our web site for any other questions you may have or simply to view pictures of past clients projects.
 (www.exclusivetents.com)

- ET




Friday, March 21, 2014

Hey All

Hey All,

For those who celebrate, we hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday to start the week off, and are looking forward to the weekend that lay ahead.

This weeks blog will be geared more towards properly blending the tent site and surrounding environment with the exterior of the tent.
Specifically highlighting how to choose the best canvas color option for your tent.

Don't forget to check out our web site for: updates on recent projects, pictures, and answers to frequently asked questions that will help you make your tented resort project a reality. (www.exclusivetents.com)

When it comes to selecting the right color option's for your tent, it may not seem like a tough decision that requires lots of thought. However it should not be taken lightly. Choosing the right color option can either help merge the tent with the surroundings. Or it can accentuate and really enable the tents to stand out and "pop" from rest of the property. The choice is yours.
The lighter more "earthy" options (sand,coconut) would most definitely blend in best with the coastal / desert environments. This would be ideal for clients who would prefer to have there tents seamlessly merge with the surroundings. Enabling yourself to become virtually incognito to the untrained eye if one wishes. Or if you were to choose one of the brighter more prominent colors (olive, jungle green) to be placed in the same environment, It would really allow for the tent to "stand out" from the rest of the area. This has been useful to clients who are surrounded by conventional structures with no other means of standing out aside from the tent itself. It can offer a totally different feel and appeal to those who may not have noticed or been paticularily interested in the property if it had blended in with the rest of the surroundings.

We offer a few different canvas color options to choose from ranging between: olive, jungle green, sand, or coconut. We also offer specialty colors ranging from navy blue to grey with larger orders.

There you have it. Another reason why every little detail that goes into your tent is just as important as the envisioned overall project.
A tent brings us closer to our primordial selves in a way that no other structure can do and ultimately enhances the experience of living in luxury at the same time.

Life Is Better Under Canvas,

- Exclusive Tents



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sinya

Enjoy the beautiful Exclusive Tent accommodations @ Sinya on Lone Man Creek, Just southwest of Austin in Texas Hill Country.

http://www.hillcountrysinya.com/welcome_to_sinya.html


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Serengeti Tent

Whether you in-vision a safari style tent hidden deep with in the heart of Africa, or a lake house overlooking the rolling green hills of New Zealand. The Serengeti Tent design comes with many unique features that allow for it to merge perfectly with any environment.

The Serengeti tent is unique because it has a bunch of different options enabling you to determine how big or small you would like it to be. Say you would like a porched area, we can do that. Or if you want a bathroom in there, we can do that too. With the different sizes available we can accommodate and build something that will fit anyones needs. 

The smallest version of the Serengeti is the 4 Leg. The overall footprint of the tent is 16.7' x 20.7', or 6.3m x 5.1m. Within that frame, you can put different sized canvas bodies inside of them. Below I have included what bodies work best with the 4 Leg Serengeti:

11 feet 6 inches x 15 feet (4.6m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 17 feet (5.2m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 19 feet 4 inches (5.9m x 3.5m)

Next in line is the 5 Leg Serengeti. The overall footprint of the tent is 16.7' x 27.5', or 8.4m x 5.1m. Below I have included the body sizes that will work within the 5 Leg Serengeti frame.

11 feet 6 inches x 15 feet (4.6m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 17 feet (5.2m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 19 feet 4 inches (5.9m x 3.5m)
11 feet 6 inches x 21 feet 7 inches (6.6m x 3.5m)

The 6 Leg Serengeti is the largest design that we offer for this style. The overall footprint of the 6 Leg Serengeti is 16.7' x 34.4', 10.5m x 5.1m. Below I have listed the possible body sizes for this design:

11 feet 6 inches x 15 feet (4.6m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 17 feet (5.2m x 3.5m) 
11 feet 6 inches x 19 feet 4 inches (5.9m x 3.5m)
11 feet 6 inches x 21 feet 7 inches (6.6m x 3.5m)

If you leave enough space, we can add 2 meters, roughly 6.6 ft, to the back of the Serengeti for a bathroom. However, if you take up too much space, you'll lose out on your veranda area. 

The Serengeti option is the most customizable design that we offer. With all of possible outcomes, this design is one of our most unique!

Don't forget to check out our website(www.exclusivetents.com) for any other questions you may have regarding our top designs, as well as many other frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.


Cheers,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy February!

Happy February!

We hope that each of you enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to the week that lay ahead.

Recently we have been asked some questions that seem to be a great topic for discussion when one is thinking of pursuing a life under canvas and becoming submersed in the beauty of nature. Please keep in mind that we are more than happy to answer any and all questions that each and every one of you may have. Simply send us a message via Facebook or from our website directly (www.exclusivetents.com) and we will get back to you right away.

Many clients in the past have asked what the best way to go about "insect proofing" the tents and decking would be. As with any type of outdoor dwelling it is wise to learn what wild animals, reptiles, amphibians or insects may be present on the property. This will also help determine how to keep the tents, as well as guests safe. It is better to have the knowledge of these creatures than to not have it. Not only is it a way of knowing the existence of such creatures, but can also be a great asset and incorporated into planning. This will also give you an idea on how high the decking will need to be off of the ground to avoid any interference with guests. With the design of our tents, the canvas walls each have a PVC sleeve located at the bottom. You then take the square tubing, which is provided, and fill all of the PVC sleeves. You then drill through the square tubing into the your foundation, which is built on site. This then creates a seal that keeps out the insects and etc. For extra protection you can also then go over the seal with caulking all along the sides of the tent if necessary. Another great solution was shown in a recent trip to one of our tents. The client has raised the tent onto a 12' wooden base where the wall then meets the floor creating an additional seal and some extra precaution against water and insects as such. ( see picture below). Generic insect sprays are also another great simple solution for the perimeter of the tent and decking area.

There are some easy solutions to merging your tent with the environment and helping protect keep out unwanted visitors.

Happy Monday!

Cheers,

-ET