Unlike our Snug and Cabin options, our huts can be developed by taking vernacular design leads such as the local use of materials, a roof pitch or door styles. It is lovely to take a local industry or craft as the basis of a Custom Made project; a good example is the Ferryman’s Hut for Elmley National Nature Reserve.
Please see the three examples of previous projects and do get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Your project team is made up of the country’s finest and most experienced hut-craftsmen and furniture makers, CAD designer, painters and is lead by Master Hutmaker, Richard Lee. Trained at John Makepeace’s Hooke Park College and proud maker of over 500 huts to date, Richard can help create your perfect hut.
Prices typically start from £55,000.
Elmley National Nature Reserve
Designed and built for Elmley National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey, the example shown is 20’ / 6.1m by 9’ / 2.7m - one of several custom designs developed with the owners which make the best of the stunning views on the reserve. Elmley has become a much admired successful holiday business in a short space of time. The layout features a characterful double bed, glazed end wall, kitchen, bathroom and bunk beds. A cast iron radiator provides the heating.
This Roundhouse was the result of a brief from one of the pioneers of the glamping world, Swallowtail Hill in East Sussex. Inspired by the woodland location to create a round house structure with bolt on shower room, we referenced the charcoal burner’s hut in Swallowdale, the second Swallows and Amazons novel. This hut was clad in corrugated iron, with a cedar shingle roof and some reclaimed timber on the interior.
The Pig Hotel
Award winning hotel group The Pig have commissioned several huts from Plankbridge. The example shown is one of four for the new Pig Hotel in Cornwall. At 22’ / 6.7m by 9’6 / 2.9m this large hut is very much designed and built to the Pig’s specification, clad and lined in reclaimed timber. This is a good example of a unique design to a customer’s brief. It features a cast iron bath and large indoor, and outdoor, shower.
Find out more about some of our custom huts.
The Pig Hotel GroupThe wonderful Pig Hotel group is expanding, with venues in the New Forest, Dorset, Devon, Bath, Somerset and soon Kent and Sussex. We were asked by Robin and Judy Hutson to supply a 12’ spa shepherd’s hut for the Pig in the Forest, and two spa huts, ...
Elmley National Nature ReserveElmley National Nature Reserve is on The Isle of Sheppey on the Thames estuary, just an hour from London. It is a remarkable place; 3,200 acres of wilderness surrounded by the sea. Owners Georgina and Gareth Fulton asked us to design with them...
The Swallowtail Hill RoundhouseWho said glamping is just for summer? Our love affair with the humble shepherd’s hut is far from seasonal, as many of us have been wooed by their rustic charm and versatility......
Custom huts for business
We’re proud to have made the finest of huts for Highgrove gardens, Hampton Court Palace gardens, The National Trust, Humble by Nature, Daylesford, Elmley Nature Reserve and The Pig Hotel. Every year we exhibit our flagship huts at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Simply detail your requirements below and we will arrange a time to talk through your brief in more detail.