Bert's Pop-up Suite
Our innovative and stylish Pop-up Suite is thoughtfully designed, reflecting the Bert & May ethos that pre-fab no longer signifies compromise on any level. Combining functionality with aesthetics, Bert's Boxes feature the latest in ultra-thin-framed Crittall-style windows and building technology with eco-friendly insulation.
Designed with hoteliers and publicans in mind, our Pop-up Suite is a generous space with a fully fitted Bert & May wet room and optional kitchenette. It can serve as an instant addition for hotels at capacity or boasting a destination dining experience. The terrace creates a wonderful space for al fresco dining and living.
External dimensions: 4.2m wide x 10m long x 3.4m high (excl terrace)
Floor space: 42 sq m / 138 sq ft
Pop-Up Suite: from £130,000 (or contact us for leasing options)
All of our Boxes come with structural guarantees.
We do exactly that. We consider your design. Bert & May create spaces to suit individual needs and that’s what sets Bert’s Boxes apart. Exteriors are clad with our characterful reclaimed timber, whilst the interiors feature our very own handmade encaustic tiles, reclaimed timber floors, underfloor heating throughout. They are topped off with an exclusive Bert & May/Red Deer kitchen. The space has been carefully designed to ensure that storage and heating solutions are seamlessly incorporated, whilst the doors and windows have been specially selected to allow for maximum light, airflow and style.
“Adding a Bert’s Box to our inventory was a great decision. The installation was a very smooth process and the levels of support and aftercare from Bert & May were reassuring. Our Bert’s Box is now the most coveted room by guests and, naturally the return on investment has worked out well since it has already essentially paid for itself.”
The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst
Our 4-step process makes it easy & simple:
1) Pick your Box
We are designers, but practical ones. From the moment you have chosen your Box we are working towards a smooth delivery day. Our desktop survey - assessing access - is the first step. Some customers require a site visit from our technical team and we will be glad to discuss services, infrastructure & connectivity to the Box.
2) Pick your materials
The quality of our materials is what makes our Boxes unique. Select your cladding, tiles, flooring, kitchen and paints from the full range of materials from www.bertandmay.com
3) Place your deposit
With a 50% deposit, we will begin the manufacture of your Box. We will agree a delivery date with you before any monies are exchanged.
4) Take delivery
Your Box will be constructed and delivered ready for almost immediate use. We aim to deliver 12 - 14 weeks after an order is placed.
Please contact sales@bert&may.com or call us on 0203 744 0776 to create your Box.
Bert & May are specialists in unique and original materials. Our Pop-up Suite is designed from a range of unique reclaimed tiles and wood sourced by Bert & May, including Alalpardo black and white encaustic tiles and weathered barn oak. We have a beautiful range of paints to suit all projects and design-visions.
Bert's Boxes boast the latest in insulation systems, as well as green living roofs planted with wild flowers to encourage biodiversity, absorb rainwater; promotong warmth in the winter and cooling in the summer. They also look great.
Bert & May work with specialist consultants Enhabit, who can recommend a variety of renewables packages to maximise the energy saving and generating potential of your site.
The Green Solution
This package includes a 2 kWp solar photovoltaic system from SunEdison’s high performing Silvantis range of panels, with an industry-leading Solar Edge inverter and a single panel solar thermal system from Viridian. The panels of each of these systems are aesthetically pleasing (all black) and will integrate into any location. The SunEdison photovoltaic system will generate up to a quarter of the Boxes’ electricity and hot water consumption (depending on usage) using carbon-friendly solar energy without compromise on aesthetics or load. The systems each qualify for the Government subsidies, which should, in addition to the carbon savings, which you make, provide an index-linked return on investment of up to 8% per annum.
The Greener Solution
This package includes a 3.8 kWp solar photovoltaic system from SunEdison’s high performing Silvantis range of panels, with an industry-leading Solar Edge inverter and a single panel solar thermal system from Viridian. The panels of each of these systems are aesthetically pleasing (all black) and will integrate into any location. The SunEdison photovoltaic system will generate up to a half of the Boxes’ electricity and hot water consumption (depending on usage) using carbon-friendly solar energy without compromise on aesthetics or load. The system also includes a battery that stores the clean energy, which has been generated but not used. Uniquely, this will allow the occupants to use the electricity at night, even when there’s no light, self-containing the Box even more. The systems each qualify for the Government subsidies, which should, in addition to the carbon savings that you make, will provide an index-linked return on investment of up to 8% per annum.
We can even provide you with on-going carbon saving data.
DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION
Each Box is wired and fitted for plumbing and electrics. They are decorated and should you wish, even furnished.
Bert's Boxes have the structural integrity of a conventional building. By completing them in the factory, the time we need on-site is usually reduced to mere hours - possibly a day or so depending on conditions. Our turn-key solution is easy, swift and saves you the pain of coordinating and managing subcontractors. It generates hardly any noise or mess, and no waste.
Our Boxes require minimal groundwork and foundations, and we can suggest a number of options for your groundworkers. We deliver to your site, arranging transport and craneage for you. Once the Box is on site it is simply unwrapped and craned into position, with our installation team present to oversee siting, connection and commissioning.
Whether you are looking for additional keys, a woodland lodge, a spare room in the garden or a floating home we will help you realise your vision.
Please contact us on 020 3673 3673 or email@example.com for further information. Our dedicated Spaces team will be happy to assist you.
Bert's Boxes can be defined as mobile homes or caravans. The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 states that no site licence is required if a caravan is within the curtilage of a dwelling house and the use of the land use remains 'incidental to the enjoyment as such of the dwelling house'.
Subject to their location, caravans and mobile homes can be placed without the need for full planning permission. Rules may differ eg. in conservation areas.
Every planning situation is different and Bert & May cannot offer an authoritative statement of the law.
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IN COLLABORATION WITH LOU DAVIES OF BOX 9 DESIGN
Box 9 Design Ltd was founded in 2007 by Lou Davies following a 10 year career as a director at a top west London practice. Lou runs the studio, offering a highly dedicated and personal service to a select few clients. Box 9 aim to collaborate with innovative and creative makers and designers from across the globe to form unique teams inspired to deliver beautiful things. Projects range from handcrafted products and furniture to award-winning restaurants and private homes.