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Old 11-14-2022, 06:39 AM   #1
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Hi there,

A friend of mine imported a yurt over lockdown, and only recently have I taken it out of it's box and looked at it, and attempted to build it. I believe it is a 9 metre circumference Yurt.

He imported it from China, and there are very few instructions on how to build it, just a short YouTube video. Immediately I can see that the first thing to go down is a kind of wooden track that the lattice walls sit in to create the bottom structure/walls. That ring-like wooden track is not with the kit, and I don't want to build the lattice work straight onto the ground as it seems to me it wouldn't last long in English conditions.

His idea was for it to be part of the equipment of an events company he is yet to set up, and for it to go up and down as required, not to be a permanent fixture.

Does anyone know if there is somewhere/someone in the UK who could build him a track to fit rather than sourcing and shipping one from China?

I have spoken to the company he originally purchased from and they don't make the tracks - something was lost in translation a few years ago when it was purchased.

Many thanks in advance for any help,

Ashby

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Old 11-14-2022, 08:54 AM   #2
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My yurt has no such track, rather a skirting made of bent plywood that goes around the entire platform, that is raised up an inch or two above the floor.

Here are some pics I have dug up from other posts to illustrate it:








The lattice sits up against that lip.
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Many thanks for your reply, much obliged. Forgive my ignorance but is that platform and your Yurt intended as a long-lasting solid structure or as a moveable one?
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Yes, long lasting.
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Old 11-14-2022, 12:08 PM   #5
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Good photos. Ill add that the skirt projects above the platform by no less than an inch. The skirt keeps the yurt lath on the deck. A good carpenter can handle that skirting.


In a standard yurt on deck build, the cover extends down the outside of the skirt, below deck height, and gets secured there. That prevents rain entering the yurt around the perimeter.

Good luck.

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Old 11-15-2022, 04:13 AM   #6
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Thank you both very much - I guess we need to make our own base and skirt, perhaps in quarters that can be relatively easily taken apart, store, moved and put together as required and only after a few tries will it become apparent what we need to add or tweak to make things as easy as possible.
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"...and only after a few tries will it become apparent what we need to add or tweak to make things as easy as possible" Yup. Thumb up on that.

Me, I'd use exterior rated plywood rips for skirt, and install with torx head screws.
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