different from the ger with steam bent roof poles and
crown. The overall appearance is dome-shaped.
Bentwood yurts are used throughout Central Asia, from
Eastern Turkey to China and from Siberia to Iran. Many
of our customers have lived in their bentwood yurts
for years in the UK and abroad. I studied bentwood yurt
making in Kyrgyzstan and have made a few adaptations
to make them better suited to our climate. The curved
roof poles raise the effective wall height. Wall pole
spacing is twelve inches. Only the very best straight-grained,
knot-free English green ash or chestnut is used. Seasoned,
knotty, or twisted timber will not bend. We make bentwood
yurts in Kyrgyz or Kazakh styles.
|Fourteen foot Kyrgyz style yurt
||Kyrgyz yurt quicktime movie (click to start)
|Twelve foot Kyrgyz style yurt
||Thirteen foot Kazakh style frame
Kyrgyz Yurt. Based
on the Buz-oy of Kyrgyzstan. The tall steep roof sheds
rain easily and gives a very spacious feeling inside.
The frames are made from English ash, or coppiced chestnut.
Ash is sawn, planed, sanded and oiled to give a beautiful
finish. Chestnut poles are cut by hand from woodlands
in Southern England, peeled by hand and oiled to give
a rustic yet beautiful finish.
Kazakh Yurt. Based on the Kazakh yurts
of Western Mongolia. The roof is fairly low, to retain
heat and shed high winds. In ash or coppice chestnut.
|Kyrgyz style tunduk
||Fourteen foot ash yurt
|Kazakh style crown
||Turkmen style crown
Bentwood Crowns. We make three different
styles of Bentwood crown, Kyrgyz, Kazakh or Turkmen. The Turkmen style is the most popular so we fit it as standard to our bentwood yurts. If you prefer the Kyrgyz or Turkmen style we can provide these at no extra charge.
The Kyrgyz centre consists of six
slats with four braces.
The Kazakh crown centre consists of
six raised ash slats.
TheTurkmen style crown centre is made
using ten coppice rods to give a more rustic look.