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How to design a hut and get what you want!

How to design a hut and get what you want!

How to design a hut and get what you want!

The fun of building bespoke is in fulfilling someone’s vision and getting it right!

Hut No. 16 was especially fun.

The initial email mentioned a birch ply interior and corrugated iron exterior: “Yes,” I replied, “we can do that!” Next came a request for steel window frames and an entirely glazed wall at one end of the hut. “Just give me a minute and I will make some enquiries,” I said.  Luckily for me, the founder of the company that does our glazing has years of experience and began his career working with steel windows and was able to source a supplier.

Now that the customer knew that we could make a hut in the materials she wanted, it was time to get designing! An element of trust is needed in order to get the feel of a hut right. I suggested that she send me some pictures of the sort of thing she was thinking of. In response there were a variety of inputs:

A model of the layout — just lovely! A sketch of the window. And, inspirational ‘mood’ pictures.

With these and some chats on the phone and email, I was able to get a good idea of what was wanted. I drew up some plans; put together a quote and we were away!

Next week, I will show you the hut in the making.