Christchurch Council: Case Study

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Brief

 11 Beach Huts
Specification

45 x 45mm red wood pine studs

25mm x 125mm tongue and groove shiplap

Marine ply on roofs, floors and shutters

A folding deck to the front

Painted finish

Erected on a Sub Frame Base

Mineral Felt roofing

Christchurch County Council were given planning permission for 11 new Beach Huts at Friars Cliff, to satisfy the ever increasing demand for Huts at this location.

Following a successful tender, Poultons received the order to manufacture the Huts.  The Huts are of a traditional construction with pastel colours. The huts took about a week to make and a week to paint, but the buildings were erected in two days, the huts were sold within two days.

The following year the opportunity arose again and Poultons won the contract for the second year running for another 11 beach huts, just across the beach from the others.

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