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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The Turkmen standard yurt is a high quality professionally finished yurt made from top quality, sustainably sourced air dried English Ash.

We work closely with small, local suppliers to ensure we get the cleanest (knot free) straight grained, highest quality timber available.

Each ash board is ripped into individual components which are then moulded, planed, thicknessed, steam bent, drilled, sanded, oiled and finally assembled as a frame. Every framework undergoes weeks of preparation before it is assembled, ensuring that the finished product is of the highest possible standard.

Wall sections are 5ft high as standard and interlock correctly with each other to evenly distribute weight and pressures.

Connecting to the top of the wall sections are steam bent roof poles, which when attached to the walls give an internal wall height of 6ft.

The Turkmen Standard Yurt is finished with oiled softwood doors and a three piece interconnecting canvas cover. One standard door is supplied free with every yurt. Upgrades to a wide door or additional doors are optional.

We only use high quality poly cotton canvas as standard on all our covers. Our canvas covers are fire retardant and water and rot proof to British Standards. Tensile strength: BS2576, Tear: BS4303, Cone: BS3408, Rot: BS2087, Flame: BS7837.


As well as the Standard Yurt, we also offer custom fittings, accessories and upgrades to personalise, add comfort and for practicality. These include:

Cosy woodstoves and all fittings including base slab and back plate
Removable 1 or 2 metre wide PVC window panels
4.9mm wool felt insulation
Coloured Wool serge insulation
Natural cotton or calico liners
Yurt porches
Timber yurt base
Wide door upgrades/additional doors
For more information please see our ACCESSORIES page

Whatever your vision, our aim is to work closely with you,
enabling us to deliver a product that is perfect for your requirements


Buying a yurt needs careful consideration as they are quite an investment. If you are thinking of buying a yurt, we always recommend that you visit the manufacturers and view the product and materials before making a purchase. Not all yurts are the same!

Yurts like to be used, they like to be kept warm, dry and aired, essential in the damp British climate.

We recommend the use of woodstoves as these will help dry out any moisture in the air and materials. Ideally, if a sited yurt is only for occasional use, the stove should be lit at least a couple of times a week to prevent excessive damp.It is our professional opinion that under no circumstances should a yurt be left up through the winter months if it is not used. This will only lead to problems with, damp, mould and rot issues.

If a stove is not fitted, any form of dry heat is good. i.e. electric convector heaters. We do not recommend gas heaters as they create humidity. We do now recommend that carbon monoxide detectors are fitted for safety if a woodstove is installed.

Any build up of damp may create mildew on the canvas which will eventually spread to the poles. We recommend re-oiling your yurt poles once a year. This will increase their longevity by resisting moisture penetration.

During any snowy periods it is essential that you do not allow snow to build up on the roof.

Yurt covers will need cleaning and re-proofing from time to time. This varies depending on the canvas colour and position of the yurt.

Consideration should be given regarding the area the yurt is to be sited. Things to think about are; prevailing wind, surrounding trees, damp ground.

With proper care and treatment, your yurt will give you many, many years of use and pleasure!


Yurt frameworks are guaranteed for 6 years from the date of purchase. Exemptions are: Neglect, Poor care, Breakage due to excessive strain during transit, Fire.

Please get in touch with us should you find a problem with the framework or cover. If your yurt has been damaged, we offer a repair service which will be charged at the current rate.

For all advice, if you are thinking of buying a yurt or if you have any questions please contact Chris on 07894 403951 or Email: chrisbirchyurts@gmail.com or to arrange an appointment to view at our workshop in Battle, East Sussex.



























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