Arun County Council – 1.8mx2m – Single Clad Beach Huts
We first were appointed to design and manufacture 35 beach huts to Arun County Council in 2013. The council were interested in our unique building material as it offered an alternative to traditional timber construction, free from the common constraints and weakness of wood the newly design composite beach huts offered them a truly maintenance free solution. Past units built were plagued with defects that came to light a few years after install with doors issues, rotting and warping of timber cladding and water ingress. All of which are avoidable with our composite alternative. The new units were fitted into both a brand new site and a second location that was granted a roll out replacement scheme so it was vital that the new units were fully in keeping with existing units. We successfully created a design that emulated the look of the traditional beach hut complete with a fibreglass mock wood cladding system created in house using our specialist fibreglass workshop. The door mechanism utilised a similar design which we created on the RNLI pods and used high grade marine stainless steel to protect it from the elements. This appeared to be the area the council had the most issues with so were keen to use our previously tested knowledge within this environment to overcome a on-going problem. To date there have been no issues with the doors supplied which has saved the council a significant amount of both time and money.