Made To Order

Our workshop is well equipped for working with Wood, Metal and Fabric..

Your Idea - A collaboration

With a dedicated sewing room we can do projects from the small to the very large. Our industrial machines allow us to work with most material types.

We often model a project first in order to work elements out but also means we can show digital mock ups of ideas as required.

We have been making and working with all sorts of Nomadic and bespoke structures for over a decade. Having made Yurts, Tipis and Geodesic domes for individuals and Glamping business’ we should be able to assist with your own requirements.

Our mission is to exceed expectations in all aspects of our work, from the first point of contact to the handing over of your commission.

Either check out our shop for items that might peak your curiosity or contact us if you have something specific in mind..

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After something different..?

We hope that you find our approach to work, customer service and the subsequent results will make you happy to came to the CiS Workshop

Contact us to find out how we might be able to help..

Yurts are a combination of Pi and Pythagorean maths – making a beautiful, aesthetically round structure – which has made it a favourite of the glamping industry and for many centuries across the Asian continent to those who call it ‘home’. Designed as a nomadic structure, is a combination of sturdiness with portability, coupled with the nature materials and the space it creates – is a design icon.

We use locally sourced Oak and Ash for our yurts predominantly but have used hazel, bamboo and willow upon request.. Steam bent elements giving the classic yurt shape.
Yurts are available in all sizes from 9ft – the smallest size we do to the larger event space yurts which are designed to accommodate large numbers of people..

Alongside yurts we can provide flooring – wooden (which can be insulated) / mat or plastic ground sheet, insulation and liners for the yurt itself and a variety of other relevant items.

Steam bent oak yurt with 4 metres of wooden windows Multiple Steam bent wooden windows for yurts Steam bent oak wooden yurt window Oak wood in Cumbria

King poles in a large yurt 8m Wedding yurt all lit up Alex in a very large yurt crown Large yurt in Scotland

Yurts without their clothes on joined together as a glamping unit Yurt bedroom attached to a larger living room yurt Indoor yurt - used for story time in a nursery A yurt we recovered with a new door in 2020

On demand we can create opening windows which can include mosquito mesh Iranian styled yurt without the trellis wall Yurt skylight Yurts in the woods

Hazel yurt just the structure Bamboo yurt inside as a glamping unit with windows Bamboo yurt inside as a glamping unit Green and White yurts in the woods near Ambleside

Tipis are traditionally of the native Indian design and what they lack in space they gain in history, lore and must be a contender for the most portable nomadic structure around – like a yurt, it is also round and therefore Aesthetically pleasing.

However this design has been modernised to give the structure a new lease of life and make event spaces that are scale-able and beautiful in equal measure.. with the ability to link them together in a number of different configurations and with the many accessories available – you can create venues that are versatile and unique.

Alongside Tipis, we can provide flooring – wooden or mat, furniture, fire-pits etc and a variety of other relevant items.

2 Tips together as a perfect wedding venue Tipis linked together for event spaces 2 Wedding Tipis together with festoon lights for Covered in Style

3 Wedding Tipis together for Covered in Style Tipi for use as a bar at the Windermere boat show

Tipis can also be used on hard standing Tipi as a Tipi as a witches hat made for Covered in Stylehat made for Covered in Style Midi Tipi structre as a ceremony space

We have access to many different types of hard and soft wood from local wood mills including interesting pieces that ooze character – which whilst being quite difficult to work with are for the same reason quirky and interesting. Having made shelving units/ tables / benches / chairs amongst other things please feel free to contact us to see if we can help..


Firepit Bioethanol firepit with Lichtenberg detailing Tables and chairs etc made by us

Stained and finshed larch seat with black steel legs Pallet chair Funky table for Aiper

A few different styles of chairs Metal table with wooden top Twisted by steam oak legs ski bench

Steam bent table decoration High table Resin work


We can also provide trailer conversions – we have put a Pizza oven on a hand cart, converted a horse box to a Pizza Box, a cattle trailer to a mobile coffee bar and also a shed on wheels.. all these are by their very nature completely bespoke and based on individual needs – so please contact us for further information..

Horse box conversion into a mobile wood fired pizza oven Joeys cafe cattle trailer coffee bar 6 Horse box conversion into a mobile wood fired pizza oven at night Mobile Bar Shed

Pizza oven on hand cart Mobile Bar with large canopy skylight in the top of a trailer conversion

Horse box conversion into a mobile wood fired pizza oven Joeys cafe cattle trailer coffee bar 5 Joeys cafe cattle trailer coffee bar 4 Joeys cafe cattle trailer coffee bar 3 Mobile Bar Shed workshop space

Joeys cafe cattle trailer coffee bar 2

We do have quite a versatile skill set so please feel free to contact us with your idea – we do a lot of sun shades and canopies, either free standing or to come of structures and vehicles..

Hot Rod softtop Hot Rod softtop 2 Hot rod soft top 3

Wake boarding boat to be covered Boat cover using Contender Weathermax 80 Fitted boat covers are no problems with CIS Workshop

Great Northern Pie company sail shade Sail shade in Ambleside Sail shade over a hot tub Sun shade perfect for waterproofing an area or just as a cover

Kendal Mountain Festival basecamp Ballustrade bespoke reailings Lichtenberg wood art Vardo Wagon Gypsy caravan

Generally with most of the items made that include fabrics – this is the most perishable item – we can retrofit covers as required and so please contact us with your needs..

Our Knowledge..

Steam bending wood, industrial sewing, welding, working a forge – our dedicated workshop makes for a versatile and interesting space for the many projects we receive.

Our Experience..

With over 10 years experience in making yurts and other structures, which includes making the canvas covers.  We have been able to turn our hand to all sorts of covered ideas from sun shades / sails to wind breaks, van awnings and catering canopies.

Alex and his team have also recently taken over the Kendal Mountain Festival Basecamp and Shakleton tent internal setup.. this alongside Covered in Style – an Event rental business means that they can work to a deadline with customer service at the centre.

Why We Are Different..

We are passionate about our service to you and our products – all of which has been designed and made without compromise.

Within our team we have years of experience in making event structures, furniture and other interesting items.

We also have relationships with many quirky and reliable artists, artisans and experts in their field – allowing us to cover some of the most obscure requests.

Contact us to see how we can help.. c