Yurt sales. Yurt manufacture. Yurt overhauls and repairs. Canvas replacement.

Chris Birch Yurts
formerly Yurtshop

Beautifully handcrafted yurts - quality that speaks for itself

TEL: Chris on 07894 403 951 - Email: chrisbirchyurts@gmail.com























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Yurt covers are manufactured by our expert team using only top grade canvas. Our team have spent a lot of time evolving their yurt covers to achieve an extremely well designed, tailored cover that is unique to us.

Both practical and a perfect fit, our yurt covers have many more features than our competitors, which contribute to a safer, drier, more enjoyable yurt experience.


Our poly cotton canvas comes in a range of colours which can then be customised by adding a contrasting coloured trim. Our most popular colours are sand, khaki, burgundy, chocolate brown, natural, black and red in varying combinations!

The current preferred option is a sand base with contrasting trim. Proofed to military specification, this canvas is hardwearing and durable, blends well with the environment and does not discolour as quickly as the once popular natural. Worth considering in the British climate! Planning officers even recommend it!

When a new yurt is first sited a natural period of 'curing' or sealing the seams takes place. During this period you may experience drips in wet weather and even small puddles after the deluges we are now experiencing as part of our normal weather cycle. Some yurts may leak for longer than others, but we assure you that this is a natural process and will stop! It is for this reason that we now only fit liners after the canvas has sealed, avoiding future problems


Yurts can be lined with 4.9mm wool felt for insulation. Our felt is from natural fibres, is inherently fireproof and is light grey in colour. Customers often choose to have a cotton liner over the felt to create a lighter space. Other options are a fire retardant 2mm pure wool serge for insulation which comes in a range of colours.


Yurt Doors

Our standard yurt doors are two leaved, panelled softwood. Hardwood doors are an option and can be included during the initial planning stage. Please call to discuss options and preferences.

One standard door (90 cm wide) is supplied free with every yurt, up to an 18ft yurt, and 120cm wide for yurts of 20ft diameter and above. Additional standard or wide doors can be added - please let us know your requirements at the time of ordering.

Yurt Windows

We now supply as standard Dutch laced, removable PVC window panels, available at a width of 1 metre or a super wide 2 metre panel. The inclusion of windows adds extra light to the interior as well as enabling you to take in the view! In warmer weather the panels can be removed completely to allow a through draught, or for hotter climates we can supply mosquito net panels. With either option we can add a securable exterior canvas flap to roll down at night, or if using a mosquito panel, when it is raining.


Roof Wheels

Our roof wheels are made from scarf-jointed lengths of sawn ash which are steam bent into a continuous ring and spoked. We use a standard design to spoke the wheels but can customise the design to your requirements.


Roof Wheels


The addition of a small yurt porch helps to keep excessive rainfall away from the outer edge of the door. The porch is sewn into the roof canvas above the door and secured with poles and fittings at the base.

Wood Stoves

In our opinion a yurt isn't complete without a woodstove. As well as providing luxurious warmth on those damp, wintry days, they are invaluable when it comes to keeping your yurt damp free.

We can supply sturdy glass fronted woodstoves in a range of sizes and heat output, and stock all the necessary fittings. A stove kit includes a solid base slab and protective back plate, either 2 or 3 lengths of vitreous enamel or twin wall flue pipe depending on the size of the yurt, a silicon flashing fitted into the canvas to allow flue exit, and a chimney cowl. We now recommend the use of a carbon monoxide detector for safety when woodstoves are installed.



Groundsheets are made of tough PVC for durability and strength, with an up-stand that passes under the wall sections to interlock with the outer wall canvas. By so doing they protect the space, framework and canvas from the intrusion of wind, moisture and dirt. Suitable for yurting on the move, groundsheets are not necessary when a yurt is sited on a timber floor.


If yurts are permanently sited we recommend having a timber floor to prevent problems with damp. These are made in four sections at our workshop and are constructed on site either prior to or on the day your yurt arrives. We can supply plans if you wish to find a local carpenter, or are beyond our delivery area. Chris will happily advise on the best methods of construction.

Our yurt floors are made from a sturdy timber framework  with an 18mm exterior plywood floor as standard. This is left bare for you to either varnish, paint or carpet.
We also offer the option of  reclaimed pine floorboards  over a 12mm plywood base.
Price on request.




























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