As the UK’s leading Beach Hut manufacturer, we are able to offer a fully bespoke service to meet your exact specification. As the No.1 choice of County Councils across the country our unique huts are like nothing else in the industry. Created from your choice of materials we can incorporate traditional Timber frame with our Revolutionary composite panel to provide unrivalled benefits whilst suiting your budget. Choose a full timber hut, Mix timber / composit together or opt for a fully composite building for a zero maintenance option that will outlive and out perform any other hut on the coastline. Our factories are perfectly suited to high volume orders with your own dedicated build team to meet even the strictest deadlines without compromising on quality.
Our composite panel offers unique benefits not seen before in the industry. The built in insulation & sound proofing combined with zero maintenance, extreme longevity and full portability offers an exciting alternative never seen before. We have recently created our new range of “FibreClad” a fully composite wood effect cladding to provide the traditional look of timber but with zero maintainence and full colour fastness no matter how many hours of sun exposure. We are able to build full residential single and multi-storey Beach Huts with an endless list of optional extras to create stunning luxurious builds like no other. From a single hut to an order or 250, each and every Beach hut build is underpinned by the highest levels of lasting quality and unrivalled customer care that iForm are renowned for.
We offer bespoke beachfront buildings in a choice of three build types depending on your needs, budget and site requirements – a choice and flexibility you won’t find elsewhere …
Industry leading timber buildings, designed using heavy-duty timber frame and high-quality, pressure treated, tanalised timbers.
Combine the reduced outlay of timber frame with the added performance benefits that our unique composite panel technology offers in elements such as the roof.
Our composite panel technology is a high-performance building system, offering superior insulation, structural strength and durability over traditional construction methods or systems.
Our industry-leading timber designed beachfront buildings are hand built to perfection. They provide a more economical option without compromising on quality. We use the highest quality 3x2in 4×2 tanalised timber sourced from FSC accredited forests to construct the heavy-duty timber frame. The timber cladding is available in a range of profiles, unlimited colours, and we can design a custom profile or match existing/previous designs. All timber is pressure-treated to protect against fungal decay, mould and insect infestation – these are as durable as a timber build can be.
For a more luxurious offering where guests would stay overnight or longer, we provide timber frame buildings to full residential standard; exceeding UK building regulations. These buildings can feature log burners or other heating systems to be enjoyed all year round, dramatically extending the rental season.
Timber frame builds are a good solution for sites with restricted access where dropping in completed prefabricated units is unfeasible. In this instance we can design and manufacture buildings in specialist timber frame flat pack fit form for a quick assembly in-situ.
Timber / Composite Mix
Combine the reduced outlay of timber with the added performance benefits that our unique composite panel technology brings. By incorporating composite elements with unreachable levels of durability, insulation and waterproofing, all completely maintenance free. The most popular element to upgrade is the roof. Our composite grp (fibreglass)- faced panels are produced in large sections without joins for ultimate reliability; the roofs can be mono-pitch, dual-pitch or shaped. – Like our curved Wave Roof design.
The 150 new beach huts we designed and installed at Bude are of a heavy-duty timber frame construction with timber shiplap cladding to a specific profile, treated with a colour-free stain and painted various colours. All feature composite GRP (fibreglass) roofs, which are completely maintenance-free. The doors were specifically manufactured for this project with galvanised and stainless steel fixtures and fittings, plus high impact-resistant polycarbonate windows.
Revolutionary Composite Technology
Our revolutionary composite panel technology is unique to us worldwide. It enables us to offer a range of portable beachfront buildings designed to last 20 or more years in a coastal environment, maintenance-free.
Composite is a high-performance building system, offering superior insulation, structural strength and durability over traditional construction methods or systems. Manufactured up to 10m x 3m without joins, each panel is bonded for rigidity, impact resistance and water tightness. There’s no warping, shrinking, rotting or colour fading, with interesting shape creations like our Wave Roof design.
We first introduced our revolutionary composite panel technology more than 30 years ago. It offers maximum durability in coastal locations, and is totally unique to us. The majority of buildings we supply to the RNLI under contract are composite, so you can be rest-assured interms of the quality and level of service we provide. We manufacture the panels in various thicknesses and layups depending on the intended application. Whole panels are bonded together to form the floors, walls and roofs. This creates a super strong, lightweight, self-supporting structure.
The outer surfaces of our bonded composite panel consist of layers of smooth, highly-durable, wipe-clean GRP(fibreglass). These surfaces are white as standard, and we offer a range of RAL colour options. The colour runs through the GRP and won’t fade with sun exposure. The smooth exterior can also be wrapped in vinyl graphics for branding or marketing purposes, or if you’re looking for that traditional timber aesthetic, we’ve developed an effective composite cladding system.
Standard Beach Hut or Full Residential Beach Chalet …
We have the skills and experience to match whatever needs and aspirations you have for your beachfront buildings. From simple timber frame beach huts, to larger, unique composite buildings, up to full residential builds that meet buildings regulations for overnight or holiday stays, and everything in-between.
iForm designed and built modular accommodation units for our sailing school in Poole, Dorset. The design, service and build quality was first-rate. In fact, we were so impressed that we have placed another order.
After a lengthy tender process we were awarded a four-year contract with Cornwall Council to design and install beach huts and other beachfront buildings. Having gone up against many other companies, we’re very proud to have been awarded this contract. We’ve built and installed 150 new beach huts and 55 refurbishment huts as part of a regeneration programme in Bude, with another 250 to follow.
Modular Beach Huts
This unique composite panel technology offers design flexibility not available with traditional construction methods. Complex shapes and angles can be created without the need for additional supports or frames. The materials modular size and spanning capabilities can be exploited at concept stage to provide a bespoke design that maximises usable space.
We can offer individual huts or a modular design where two or more clever buildings share a roof panel with dividing walls. The number of gaps between beach huts is greatly reduced, making the most of the available plot size while maximising internal space. Less material is required, so cost is reduced too. It’s a very effective way to build.
The roofs are formed from single composite panels covering one or more huts, which mean no joins and no leaks. There are many roof shape options, including our Wave Roof design – perfect by the sea.
Our timber frame residential builds meet or exceed UK building regulations and can be single-storey, mezzanine or two storey. Fully insulated with double or triple glazing for all year round enjoyment, they feature beautiful Siberian larch cladding on the exterior and a plasterboard finish, inline with modern houses on the interior. The outside of the frame can also be cladded in brick, block and render, stone, tiles, etc to suit.
- No shrinking, warping, rotting or rusting.
- Non-flammable materials, no vulnerable gaps
- Windows can withstand a hammer blow
- Graffiti can be removed from the GRP surface
- Composite cladding for a timber aesthetic
Here’s a handful of optional extras, although the possibilities are endless…