Frequently Asked Questions

General

We are a Scotland-based social enterprise. Our Bothies are built at our workshop in Fife, Scotland.

No, we don’t have a showroom but if you are interested in seeing a Bothy up close, please get in touch with us via email.

Yes, you can download our brochure here.

Outline prices of our Bothies can be found on the individual Bothy webpages. We provide a full price list, which includes the costs of optional extras and upgrades, on receipt of your enquiry form.

We recommend looking on woodlands.co.uk, uklandandfarms.co.uk, John Clegg & Co, Future Property Auctions, and other auction and property websites.

We also recommend 1000 Huts which is an excellent resource on hutting and provides other suggestions for accessing land.

The Bothy has been meticulously researched and designed to comply with permitted development (Planning) and to be exempt from requiring a building warrant (Building Standards) in most cases.* However, as every site has different characteristics, and local authorities follow different guidelines, the responsibility for ensuring relevant permissions are in place must remain with the owner.

If you have any concerns regarding this, in the first instance contact your local authority or email Bothy Stores to discuss your proposed location and establish what action, if any, should be taken. 

*Planning permission is required for sites within conservation areas and nature designated sites, and for Bothies that are intended for hospitality use or contain a bathroom.

Delivery

We deliver to sites across the UK. Please note, your site must have suitable access for prefabricated delivery.

Our Bothies are delivered as prefabricated units by HIAB truck. Upon arrival, the Bothy is lifted clear of the truck using the HIAB crane arm and positioned onto pre-installed foundations.

Prefabricated Bothies are assembled off-site in our workshop, ready for delivery to site by HIAB truck. Upon arrival, the Bothy is lifted clear of the truck using the HIAB crane arm and positioned onto pre-installed foundations.

Installation of a prefabricated Bothy can be completed in as little as a day, minimising the risk of weather delays, on-site disruption and labour costs. Please note that for prefabricated delivery, the delivery truck must be able to access and pull alongside the site.

For prefabricated delivery, full access for a HIAB truck to pull alongside the site is required. To ascertain whether this is feasible, when filling out your enquiry form please ensure that you include the what3words coordinates for your intended site, a satellite image that outlines your site's access route and photographs of the site.

Low bridges, weak bridges, low overhanging trees, overhead cables, narrow gates posts and railings should be taken into consideration when determining whether prefabricated delivery is suitable for your site.

In some instances, the haulage company may conduct a site visit to confirm access is possible.

Installation

Our Bothies are installed by our team of specialists. 

Installation of a prefabricated Bothy can take as little as a day. 

The turnkey solution is the fastest, most convenient way to get your Bothy move-in ready; it comes fully clad, internally lined and with all electrics pre-installed. Delivered as a prefabricated unit, your Bothy can simply be hoisted into position and hooked up to on-site services. 

Included: Thermopine® cladding on gable ends, engineered oak flooring, light fixtures, electricity points, white washed birch-ply internal lining.

Not included: delivery, accessories, groundworks, foundations, connection to services.

A middle ground between a self-build and a turnkey project, the shell-only option provides you with a water-tight Bothy ready to receive your choice of internal finishes, installed either by yourself or your preferred tradesmen in a timeframe to suit your budget.

Included: building envelope wind and watertight, including structure, cladding, insulation, windows and door. 

Not included: electrical fit out and fixtures, internal lining, hardwood floor, delivery, accessories, groundworks, foundations, connection to services.

We are working with a leading ground screw company to specify and install foundations for the Bothy. The ground screws can be installed in a matter of hours, creating a cost effective, low carbon foundation system that removes the mess created by digging and concrete work. The installation can take place year round and is an ideal system for sites with restricted access.

The ground screw company can undertake site visits to complete pre-installation ground tests, ensuring the correct ground screws are specified for the soil conditions to meet compression and uplift requirements specific to the project.

 

Turnkey Bothies have provision for water and power supply and are fully wired with lighting and socket points. Water, waste and electrical connections will need to be implemented on site. You will need to instruct a local electrician, plumber and groundworks contractor to connect the services, we can liaise with third parties to insure clear communication of details and timelines. The Bothy has integral surface water drainage with concealed downpipes. These can be routed to a collection point, soakaway, or to existing drainage, depending on the services and ground conditions at the proposed site. 

Enquire & Order

The ordering process begins with the enquiry form.

The enquiry form captures key information about your project and helps us to understand your needs. After filling out the enquiry form, a member of our team will be in touch by email to arrange a telephone consultation.

Each Bothy is made to order. Lead times typically range from 12-20 weeks but can vary according to demand and level of customisation requested.