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1st Teignmouth Beach Hut Raising 4/May/13. During the event, a young design practice will construct a bespoke feature beach hut
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The Project:

To build a center piece for the first Teignmouth beach hut raising. The structure has been designed by a young multicultural London design practice with a history in initiating social/community projects.

Design process
Design process

The installation will be manufactured while the design team are in residence in the town of Teignmouth and then will be constructed on site by the design team. It will remain for 6 months then be taken down for the winter season and stored to be reassembled for future summer seasons.

Design process 2
Design process 2

The practice are giving their time for free but they need money for materials from local suppliers to build the hut.

Design process 3
Design process 3

The Site:

During the first few weeks of every May 50 or so families and friends descend on ‘The Point’ in Teignmouth, to construct their beach hut.

While beach huts of many types are a popular image of the south coast, particularly Devon, this scenario of seasonally rented plots and self-build huts is entirely unique to ‘The Point’. This threshold between the sea and the river is a unique part of the aesthetic and cultural identity of Teignmouth.

The ‘Teignmouth Beach Hut Raising’ an event to celebrate this unique cultural phenomenon of temporary beach huts. Where all the tenants and friends are invited to construct their beach huts in unison over the duration of one day.

Where does the money go ?

Whatever funds we receive, will go towards:

- Timber for the frame structure ( ~ 70 £ )

- Sheet materials ( ~ 360 £ )

- Cladding ( ~ 70 £ )

- Fixings ( ~ 80 £ )

Risks and challenges

There will be a beach hut structure what ever happens, but not having the quality of material will be problematic to the project and the finished aesthetic we want to achieve.

The design team have become accustomed to working with reclaimed materials on a number of past projects, and have developed the capabilities to overcome the difficulties this sometimes presents.
The design of the beach hut has tolerance to alteration to match the materials available.

Working on an extremely tight schedule, time delays on material could also be a problem so we will be relying on help from volunteers to help fetch additional materials during the week of manufacturing.

We are also manufacturing using some donated or borrowed tools that may not be specifically designed for the desired out come. which could add time to the manufacturing process.

We have allowed two days more on the itinerary then has been previously estimated as a buffer for delays.

Regarding the T-shirts and stickers, production is already complete.
For the booklets, the team is used to producing such documents and has already established contact with several printing shops.

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    Your Name on the donation page of unit plus website. - The PDF Version of the booklet describing the preparation, the construction steps, the technical drawings and illustrations of the beach hut, and the final event.

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    Name on the donation page of Unit plus website. - The PDF Version of the booklet describing the preparation, the construction steps, the technical drawings and illustrations of the beach hut, and the final event. - A personal thank you letter. - and sticker of the event logo

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    Name on the donation page of Unit plus website. - The PDF Version of the booklet describing the preparation, the construction steps, the technical drawings and illustrations of the beach hut, and the final event. - A personal thank you letter. - 1 sticker of the event logo. - A tee-shirt of the event

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    Name on the donation page of Unit plus website. - A PRINTED version of the booklet describing the preparation, the construction steps, the technical drawings and illustrations of the beach hut, and the final event. - A personal thank you letter. - 2 sticker of the event logo. - 1 tee-shirts of the event

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    Name on the donation page of Unit plus website. - A PRINTED version of the booklet describing the preparation, the construction steps, the technical drawings and illustrations of the beach hut, and the final event. - A personal thank you letter. - and sticker of the event logo. - 1 tee-shirt of the event - Up to 3 hours of design consultation with members of UNIT PLUS (Skype conversation and email support ).

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