Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common questions about Hypedomes.
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Hypedomes are engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions, including violent winds, intense snowfalls, torrential rains and long-term sun exposure. They are also hail proof. They work in all temperature ranges and can be built in spaces exposed to strong sustained winds, as long as they are properly anchored to the ground (we offer multiple ways of anchoring the dome, including heavy-duty anchoring for extra windy locations).
Yes, Hypedomes are designed for a year-round exposure to the elements. All polycarbonate elements are both sides UV-protected, meaning that they will not change their appearance due to long-term sun exposure. As long as it is properly anchored to the ground, there’s no need to take the Hypedome down when not in use.
We offer various ways of anchoring that can be selected on each Hypedome’s product page.
In standard, Hypedome comes with a set of deck screws to anchor the dome to wooden or composite decking. It can also be ordered with steel stakes for anchoring directly to the ground like soil, grass, gravel, or sand. It’s also possible to secure the dome to a hard surface. Additionally, we also offer a Heavy Duty Anchoring Kit – recommended if you plan to use a Hypedome in the area exposed to frequent strong winds.
We currently offer 3 dome sizes:
Hypedome Mini (⌀ 3m / 9.85 ft), Hypedome S (⌀ 3.5m / 11.5 ft), Hypedome M (⌀ 4.6m / 15 ft).
Here are the five most important factors worth considering, when deciding on the dome size:
- What’s the purpose of the dome?
- How many people will use the dome?
- What furnishings/equipment will go inside?
- Size of your outdoor space
- Budget and add-ons availability
Hypedome Mini can be a perfect indoor-outdoor space for a couple. It’s best suited for 2 – 4 people seated on sofas and armchairs or for 2 – 4 people seated at the round or rectangular table. Learn more about what fits inside the Hypedome Mini
Hypedome S is a versatile choice, offering enough space to invite friends and family. Can comfortably take 6 – 8 people seated on sofas and armchairs, depending on the furniture layout. It can also accommodate 6 to 8 people seated at the round or rectangular table. Learn more about what fits inside the Hypedome S
Hypedome M is a great choice for the creation of larger lounge spaces. It can comfortably accommodate 10 – 12 people seated on sofas and armchairs, depending on the furniture layout. It can also comfortably take 12 to 14 people seated at the round or rectangular tables. Learn more about what fits inside the Hypedome M
Yes, Hypedome Mini and Hypedome S come in standard with rollable, transparent membrane doors with two industrial-grade zips on the sides. You can easily roll it up / down to open and close the door. You can also upgrade the door of Hypedome S or Hypedome M to one of the hinged door options: Port Door and Nest Door (not available with Hypedome Mini). You can either get them together with your new dome or as a retrofit that you can install later. Both come with easy to follow installation manual.
We currently offer the Hypedome S in the following colour variants:
Hypedome S • Clear
100% crystal-clear panels, the most versatile choice
Hypedome S • Black
All black, bold look, reduces glare, offers complete privacy
Hypedome S • Mirror + Clear
60% of the panels with a mirror-like finish and 40% of the panels are crystal-clear, creating a panoramic front window. It perfectly blends with surroundings, reduces solar heat and offers great privacy. Recommended choice for Office / Glamping applications. Also available in 100% Mirror version
Hypedome S • Opal + Clear
60% of the panels with a translucent, satin-like finish and 40% of the panels are crystal-clear, creating a front panoramic window. Allows stunning backlighting effects. Great choice if you require privacy, yet want to keep the interior as bright as possible. Recommended for Office / Glamping / Gym purposes. Also available in 100% Opal version
Yes, Hypedomes can be heated or air-conditioned, especially when paired with our bespoke climate control add-ons such as window panels, insulated decking, insulated wall panels, porthole vent panels and others.
Many of our customers use electric fan heaters or electric radiators inside their Hypedomes to warm them up quickly on cold days. With a porthole vent panel add-on, Hypedomes can be also equipped with a stand-alone A/C unit to cool down the interior on hot days. For more recommendations on climate control solutions, please contact our expert.
Yes, up to 4x optional window panels can be added to your Hypedome, greatly improving air circulation inside the dome. They can be ordered together with the dome or easily retrofitted at a later stage.
Yes, we offer our bespoke Insulated Modular Base as an add-on option.
It’s the easiest way to create a solid, weather-proof base for your Hypedome, however many of our customers build their own wooden or composite deckings. If that’s what you plan to do, then you may be interested in our Soft Floor add-on, that protects the dome’s interior from moisture. We also offer various floor covering options: carpets and coconut coir mats.
Yes, we offer a range of bespoke accessories protecting the dome from a direct sun and offering privacy to those inside. Planning to use Hypedome as Garden Office or Glamping Pod? Consider getting our Hype.Wall Panels accessory, turning the dome’s interior into a very cosy, private and insulated space.
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Yes, all our add-ons are designed for easy retrofitting.
Yes, building a Hypedome is quite straightforward with our friendly, step-by-step assembly manual and short instructional videos.
Assembly of the Hypedome S and Hypedome Mini requires two people and takes 5 – 6 hours to complete. All tools and manuals are provided together with the kit. We recommend using a step stool or a small A-shaped ladder to install the very top panels. Hypedome M takes about 8 – 10 hours to build.
Yes, Hypedome can be easily dismantled, stored in provided boxes and built again in the future. We recommend cleaning the dome and letting it dry before dismantling it. And it’s worth to know that Hypedomes can stay up all year round for many years – there’s usually no need to take them down.
Planning permission or other building permits are generally not required to build a Hypedome for individual purposes. Hypedome’s limited footprint, lack of permanent foundation, height below 2.5m (< 8.2 ft) and the overall design that blends with the surroundings, usually qualify it as a temporary structure, not requiring planning permission.
Different rules may apply in different countries and regions. For example, in the UK Hypedomes may be considered as outbuildings, same as other small structures such as greenhouses or garden sheds. Outbuildings are permitted development which means they, in general, do not require an application for planning permission.
Again, different rules may apply if you plan to use your Hypedome as commercial temporary accommodation space. If you’re in doubt about specific regulations in your area, we advise you to refer to your local building regulations resources or contact local authorities for clarification. All the information contained on this website should be treated as a guideline and not legal advice.
Hypedomes can be easily cleaned with water or a mild detergent. In most cases using hose water is enough. For dirt difficult to remove or bird droppings you can use the cleaning kit provided. It’s also possible to powerwash Hypedome’s polycarbonate elements and it’s often the quickest way to remove stubborn dirt.
Hypedomes require minimum maintenance to keep them in a great shape for many years to come. Our guidelines on how to care for your dome are part of the User Guide that comes with every Hypedome.
All Hypedomes are covered with a 2-year warranty against any manufacturing defects. The expected lifespan of the Hypedome is at least 15 years. Additionally, warranty on polycarbonate panels of the dome can be extended to the total of 3-years upon registering your dome with us after it is assembled.
Yes, if required we offer spare parts such as individual panels or accessories at affordable prices. However, because Hypedomes are very durable, spare parts are rarely needed.
We offer a 30 days satisfaction guarantee – meaning that if you’re not happy with your Hypedome and decide to return it within 30 days of delivery, we will give you a full refund of your purchase.
If you aren’t happy with our products or customer service please contact us by e-mail: [email protected] or by calling us: +44 20 3868 9269. We will do all that is necessary actions to resolve your issue.
Please remember that you are subject to your local consumer laws.
If you are a UK resident, visit the following page to learn about them. You will also find the necessary contact details if you wish to make a complaint to your local Trading Standards Officers: https://www.gov.uk/consumer-protection-rights
Our standard delivery times for Hypedome S, Hypedome Mini (Clear) and popular add-ons are:
- 7 – 10 days for deliveries in the UK
- 7 – 10 days for deliveries in the EU, Norway and Switzerland
- 7 – 10 days for deliveries across the US and Canada
- 10 – 14 days for deliveries to the Middle East
- 10 – 14 days for deliveries to Australia and New Zealand
- 14 – 21 days for deliveries to other World Regions
We keep stock of these products and expedited shipping options are usually available – inquire for details if you need your Hypedome to be delivered quicker. Delivery of other colour styles (Mirror / Black), Hypedome M and certain accessories may be longer – depending on current availability. Please inquire for details.
We accept payments with major Credit and Debit cards, including: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Discover, JCB. We also accept payments via Apple Pay and Google Pay. Alternatively, we also accept direct bank transfers in EUR, GBP, USD and CAD.
There are no extra taxes or customs duties applied for customers located in the UK, European Union, US and Canada. Local customs duties may apply in other world regions – if in doubt please inquire with us for details.
You can order via this website like in any other online shop. Add to cart desired products and finalize your order by filling out your details in the checkout step. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our sales team via chat, email or phone and we will be more than happy to process your order.
A single Hypedome S is delivered to your doorstep by a courier service in several boxes that are easy to lift by one person. It’s securely packaged in our bespoke, hexagonal cardboard boxes that can be used to safely store the dome if you would ever need to dismantle it. Hypedome takes very little storage space: approx. 100 cm x 80 cm x 60 cm.
Multiple Hypedomes are delivered to your door-step on a standard-size wooden pallet. They can be then easily split into several, separate boxes that are easy to handle by one person.
Yes, we design and manufacture all Hypedomes products and accessories to have minimum impact on the environment.
• Our main raw material, solid polycarbonate, is very long-lasting. This means that Hypedome’s life expectancy is at least 15 years, thus, minimising the need to replace it with another product and minimising waste.
• Hypedomes are modular, built from several compact pieces, which makes it easy to repair or replace damaged parts (although rarely needed as Hypedome is really durable). This modular approach means that we can further reduce unnecessary waste.
• Polycarbonate is also fully recyclable and on top of that, we also start our own upcycling program where some used Hypedomes will get their second life as community gardens greenhouses.