Create A Cabin's creative duo, with a background in manufacturing and design, have been instrumental in launching multiple ways to use existing buildings. Our whole ethos is based on offering farmers a new direction. With this in mind, a local fruit farmer contacted us wanting to make better use of his outbuildings. We agreed on a simple design of two offices, a store room and some restrooms. Built over three days with our construction assistance and the farm team helping. After the build, our client clad the whole building in wood to blend in to the natural surroundings. The building is now let out to provide a consistent income stream helping to ensure long-term business viability. A Kentish success story!
We are sometimes asked if our buildings can be camouflaged to fit into their surroundings. The answer is "YES!". Above are two examples where our clients have attached batons to the buildings and simply added the wooden cladding on top. This is particularly useful for planning consent in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Contact the team to discuss further on 01227 389895.
Earlier in 2018 we helped West Country Water Buffalo install a milk processing room near Yeovil. Now fully installed with equipment, plumbing, power and flooring, the unit measures 5m15 x 8m50. The building was built within an existing farm barn so planning permission was not required. The client supplied his own exterior glass doors and we installed a ceiling hatch to access the power in the roof. The building is used to make ice cream and transform the buffalo milk into mozzarella. The on site farm shop sells these and many other delicious foods - we can personally verify that the coffee ice cream is the best we have ever tasted!
Working closely with a local fruit farm, we installed 15 double bedrooms and 6 bathrooms to replace old caravans. The whole project was finished in 10 days with construction assistance from the future occupants of the building. Measuring 26m x 7m45 this new build carries a B class fire certificate, and was painted green to blend in with the surrounding apple trees. Thank you for the delicious barbeque on completion day! Contact us to find out more - 01227 389 895.
In Hampshire a new client designed an internal office measuring 11m x 6m x 2m80 high. The feedback reads as follows "The cabin was very quick and easy to erect, two days for two of us. The office is such a pleasant environment to work in and the staff like it. The temperature is stable, if it's hot in the barn, it's nice and cool inside, ideal! The added suspended ceiling creates a great office feel. We are really pleased with the end result, you have a great and very diverse product, I'm happy I found you". Smiles all round!
This large project in Cheshire was built in Autumn 2017 inside an empty cow barn. The client was a goat meat producer who needed an office, kitchen, abattoir, cold room and farm shop. With the family's help this build took 4 days to complete. The cold room is used to store goat carcasses and the farmer supplied self supporting hanging joists to support the weight of them. The cafe and farm shop opened in Spring 2018 and is a great success.
The project was 216 m² £195 per square meter with grant funding.
A recent project used a fruit farm's existing building and transformed it into 5 bedrooms ready for harvest. The farmer used the option of construction assistance ensuring the rooms and corridor were completed in 3 days, with members of staff helping the build. Afterwards, power, plumbing and flooring were installed by local contractors.
By building inside the barn, planning permission was not required and the flat-pack kit was delivered in 4 weeks of order. It was a great benefit to be able to quickly transform a redundant agricultural building into an asset which the farm can use.
Create A Cabin aim to make diversification simple for farmers. Working to their specific requirements, the buildings range in size from 20m² - 120m² and compare favourably with other ready made structures. Made from polyurethane with a pre-painted galvanised steel shell, the horizontal panels are stacked on top of each other with an overhang to ensure the walls are washable and food grade compliant. All joints are edged in pvc corner pieces to keep the buildings clean and vermin free.