Day Hut Design & Build at Calshot

Calshot Beach Hut Design

A high-end, highly durable beach hut

Calshot sits at the entrance to Southampton waters, which is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. The views here are spectacular and have been important to Derek and Joyce Hooper, who have owned a beach hut here for many years.

Having admired the work we'd carried out to a neighbouring beach hut in Calshot, and having seen our work whilst holidaying with their grandchildren in Mudeford, the Hoopers approached us in late 2013 to design and rebuild their day hut at Calshot.

Derek and Joyce wanted something more high-end than what the other hut builders had to offer and were looking for a highly durable, long-lasting, but low maintenance structure that their family could enjoy for years to come. To this effect, we were able to employ Marley Cedral cladding which has an impressive 25-year guarantee on both the paint finish and material.

Modern improvements to maximise views

Having only previously completed one Calshot hut, we started to look at how existing designs of the common day hut could be improved upon. We were able to install a top hung shutter that, when opened, tucks neatly under the gable overhang. The shutter was lift assisted using marine grade stainless steel gas struts, which improved both the usability and appearance of the hut.

By employing this overhead shutter the hut user is able to maintain a wider panoramic view than with traditional side hung shutter doors and it allows the Hoopers to take in more of that stunning Calshot seascape.

The hut was built at our workshop in the New Forest and delivered ready-built and ready for immediate use. This makes the build process much more efficient as we work in a controlled environment sheltered from the natural elements. This also ensures that structures never leave our workshop until they are completely weather-tight.

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Beach Hut Design at Calshot

Pete and his team at Ecologic Developments rebuilt our day beach hut at Calshot - what a good decision that was! The finished project was of great quality and workmanship, we could not fault their professionalism. Built as requested and on time, so delighted. Now fitted out and admired by all. Thank you.

Derek & Joyce Hooper, Calshot