Alum Chine Beach Huts: Case study

Ground Preparations

Delivery of beach huts

Getting the new huts in place



Fitting out

New huts in use


Bournemouth Beach Huts

To produce 24 high specification beach huts for Bournemouth Council, a regeneration project at Alum Chines beach on a grass slop in-between the beach and car park. The beach huts did not have any amenities but were to be designed to give a modern feel to the area with the popular demand of beach huts.


  • Internally lined with 12mm WBP ply
  • 75mm x 50mm  Tanalised Framework with Tyvek breather membrane
  • Clad in ex 25 x 125 mm Tongue and Grove Shiplap
  • Treated in Sadolin Superdec


  • 100 x 50mm Tanalised “Cut and pitched” Roof
  • Tyveck breather membrane
  • 50 X 25mm Tanalised battens
  • Covered with Metrotile Tiles (metal tile roof system)

There were two sets of doors, externally 2 solid doors (Framed, ledged and Braced) and internally a pair of glazed doors.

All of the fixtures and fitting are 316 marine grade stainless steel to stand up to the best and worst of the British weather

Due to the proximity of the general public when the Huts were to be installed, Health and Safety was a key issue. Equally, the Land Train turning circle was very close to the site, making it hard to park vehicles. It was therefore decided to manufacture the Huts as whole units in Shaftesbury and then transport them to the site where they could be craned into position at 6am in the morning before the general public was at large.


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