Tuesday, 6 June 2017

New vehicle arc design for wide vehicles

Forget ugly tractor sheds and vehicle ports, look at this stunning vehicle shelter. No planning permission required, a truly mobile vehicle shelter.

The problem with wide vehicles is that once you have backed the vehicle into the Arc, how do you get out? Mark got around this problem by building an 'Arc Wing' on the side. This allows the driver to exit the vehicle arc at the back. Simple, effective, beautiful.

The customer says...
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how FABULOUS I think the Arc is! It is truly beyond my expectations! I think it looks perfect and Mark has done a smashing job. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to him. I can sleep soundly now that the tractor is cosy in her Arc - and just in time too, what with all this wintry weather!"
Jodi, Weybridge, London.

Do you need an Arc? We can build around your needs.
Call Kelly on 07935 008 420 or Mark 07860 250 212  or email kelly@alfrescoarch.com

Friday, 6 January 2017

Ex Display Touring Arc For Sale - Perfect glamping or guest accommodation

We have an Ex Display Touring Arc for sale worth £9,872 at the bargain price of £6,000 including VAT.

4.8m L x 2.5m W (RRP £6,180 inc vat)

Fully mobile with road going chassis
Fully insulated

Includes all standard fittings:
1 Ceiling storage net
2 Remote control LED strip lights
6 Plug sockets
1 500kw Panel heater
1 Roll up lockable French doors with insulated blind and insect proof vent screen
PVC Air cushioned flooring
2 Adjustable air vents
1 Rear window with adjustable insulated blind and insect proof vent screen
TV Fixing points

Plus this model includes the optional extras worth £3,692 :
1 x bunk bed (small doubles) sleeps 4 people
Front porch cover
2 x Horizontal windows with insulated blinds
6 x curved vertical windows with insulated blinds
1 x Loft net
2 x RCD with 3 x 13 AMP 3 pin sockets
2 x Overhead LED Lights
1 x 500kw Panel Heater
Road going chassis worth £1,500!
Total retail price of these extras: £3,872

SAVE £3,872! 
Only one model available
so be quick!
Call Kelly t: 07935 008 420 or e: kelly@alfrescoarch.com
See our website for more pics and info.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Aid Arc success at Aidex 2016

The Aid Arc provides a strong, rigid shelter, to keep families warm, dry and safe in the most inhospitable environments. Quick and easy to build, the Aid Arc empowers people to build their own shelter and progressively transform it into their long term home.

The Aid Arc is the latest innovation by UK company, Alfresco Arch. Their established range of arc shaped structures include animal shelters, vehicle arcs and classroom arcs dotted throughout the UK and beyond. Mark Panton, Design Director at Alfresco Arch said, “It was a natural progression for us to develop a structure for the aid sector. Our structures are strong, mobile and easy to build and we knew we could help those who needed shelter.”

The company's patented tensile arches provide a strong frame for the structure. The arc shape itself allows rain and snow to run off rather than build up. The wind rolls over the Arc rather than hitting it flat on and the structure has extreme seismic resilience.

The Aid Arc is designed to be a multi-purpose, transformational structure. Families can take pride in building their own Aid Arc using locally sourced materials and then over time, easily improve their Arc. Mark Panton said, “I look forward to training aid workers face to face so that they in turn can train communities to build their own Arcs. Most materials can be sourced locally while the other vital components will be quickly transported to sites.” The Aid Arc takes 30 man hours to build and, it's 100% waterproof membrane, means that it can sit on varied terrain without the need for foundations.

The Aid Arc was unveiled at Aidex, Brussels 2016, receiving a huge amount of interest from delegates at the expo. Mark continues, "We are now working on supplying various charities and organisations who need a stronger, more permanent shelter for those in need.Tents are temporary, the Aid Arc provides a long term solution"

Monday, 16 May 2016

National Trust Install Classroom Arc for Outdoor Learning

The National Trust, New Forest site have now completed the installation of their first Classroom Arc.

The Arc provides the only permanent shelter in an otherwise exposed heathland site. It will be used for class room study, be decorated with Foxbury interpretation (wildlife, management work etc.) shelter during wet/windy weather for our events programme and a place for our volunteers/staff to have a break in the winter months.

Why an Arc?

The team chose the Classroom Arc because of its rustic and attractive appearance, which complemented the
surrounding woodland it sits in at the Foxbury site. Jacob White, Community Range for the National Trust said: “We chose the Arc for three main reasons: Firstly, the aesthetics of the building fit perfectly into the
surrounding woodland, with wooden facing and a natural looking shape to the building – the Arc also mimics the shape of the dens children can build nearby. Secondly, the bespoke nature of the build means that the Arc could be made to meet our requirements easily, including electrics, lighting, branded window covers and secure walls. Lastly, we chose the Arc due to the fact that the National Trust, and other conservation charities, have used Alfresco Arch on numerous occasions with great success, so we knew we were in safe hands!"

The spec.

The Classroom Arc measures  6m long x 3.3m wide x 3m high from ground level. 20mm thick pine cladding provides beauty and strength, while the aerated foil insulation helps to provide a cosy environment in the arc. Ten curved roof windows flood the arc with natural light providing an ideal learning environment and workspace. The National Trust leaf emblem is featured on every insulated window blind, which can be branded as required.

Inside the arc there sits ten wooden benches, providing ample seating space. For the winter months the arc comes equipped with efficient LED light strips which easily run off a solar panel or car battery.  A panel heater can also be run via a generator or hook up to the mains.

The verdict

Jacob continues: “ Now the Arc is up, myself, my team and our conservation volunteers could not be happier with the finished result, it will get its first use in June when a school group visit Foxbury to undertake some fieldwork. Thank you to Mark and his team for a great product!”

If you need a beautiful and hassle free work space outdoors, call Mark Panton on 07860 250 212 or find more details on the Classroom Arc on our website.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New - Easy Move Glamping Arc for Savvy Land Owners

Land owners have the potential to make a healthy profit during the summer months with the new 'Easy Move Glamping Arc'. 

Easy come easy go

It has the same look and functionality of the Touring Arc but without the chassis. But don't concern yourself with planning permission headaches, it should be a breeze due to the fact that this model can be disassembled and stored quickly and easily at the end of the season. With a maximum weight of 100 kilos per component, it is an easy, two man job at the end of the season.
1 - Remove the cladding
2 - Detach living area (shell) and carry away
3 - The deck is in two halves so can be carried away.
If you want to leave it up all winter, then that's not a problem. The Arc is insulated and wind resistant, with its attractive Arc allowing the wind to roll over it rather than hit it.

Outdoor Space

The Easy Move offers the biggest covered porch out of the Alfresco range. Measuring 1.8m long and 2.4 m wide, plenty of space for muddy boots, pets, Alfresco dining or just enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Low Investment- Easy Return

So we all know that to make money you need to spend it. But it is nice when you can keep this to a minimum to lower the risk. This is why the Easy Move is priced at just £3,700 +vat including build on your site. You can easily charge around £60 per night, which means that if you get the word out about your glamping accommodation you should break even after your first season. 

For more information call Mark on 07860 250 212 or Kelly on 07935 008420 or visit www.AlfrescoArch.com

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A place to play, peek and learn

Watch the world go by

The lucky children at Red Hen Nursery, Lincolnshire enjoy a range of outdoor activities to stimulate the senses and encourage learning. The latest addition to this award winning nursery is the Alfresco Arch Bird Hide.
 The Bird Hide sits proudly on the grounds at Red Hen Nursery, providing a sheltered hideaway for the children to watch the variety of birds and wildlife. Lucy Cooper, Deputy Manager at Red Hen said; “The Bird Hide has become a favourite place for our children at Red Hen. A place to watch the world go by, to sit and have a picnic or sing and tell stories with our friends”.

The Red Hen children aren't the only ones benefiting from our Bird Hides; Woodton Primary School in Norfolk are the proud owners of 'Hush Hides' for the children to enjoy at two of their school sites.

These Arc shaped Bird Hides cost £1,800 inc. vat and do not require planning permission as they are so mobile. Find out more.

Play time

Our bespoke Play Houses also provide fun places for children to call their own, that is until they are in bed and the parents sneak in.

Call Mark Panton to discuss your requirements and get a quote fr your play house. t: 07860 250 212 or email: enquiries@alfrescoarch.com

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Glamping Fun in the Sun

The hot weather this summer has seen UK holidaymakers enjoy the great outdoors. The savvy campers choose to Glamp, no putting up and taking down tents! The Glamping Arc has had positive feedback from holiday makers, who appreciate the size and luxury feel that comes with a Glamping Arc.

"Lots of space and a real luxury feel without the price  tag"

You can find Glamping Arcs at:
Oak Hill Leisure Park, Lincolnshire
Anita's Caravan Park, Oxfordshire