20 May 15

Another Cambourne Cabin Sold

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Cambourne 5x3 Log Cabin

Without doubt, our best selling cabin this spring has been the awesome value Cambourne 5×3.

Cambourne 5x3 Log Cabin

Cambourne 5×3 Log Cabin

And it’s not surprising, it has a great spec. at an exceptionally favourable price point :

  • 5×3 Cabin
  • 44mm Wall Logs
  • Double Glazing
  • 2.45m Ridge Height
  • Shed Felt
  • Price – £2190.00 (plus delivery *)

* Note – Delivery for most is FREE, but for more remote locations, delivery charges start at £44.00, still great value !

Although the cabin comes with shed felt as standard, we would recommend giving consideration to purchasing our optional felt shingles. Not only are they much easier on the eye, with various colours and styles to choose from, they will provide extended protection for your cabin, way beyond the lifespan of shed felt.

We recently installed a Cambourne for a customer, as per the above picture. To the right of the cabin you can see there is a good storage space between the cabin and the fence  – to make best use of this, we extended the roof line and now the storage area is protected from the elements – cool !

The Cambourne has many uses, we know of it being used as a summer house, garden office and even a kids den, but the list is not endless – what will you use your cabin for ?

 


5 Apr 15

44mm Log Wall Cabins

Author : Log Cabin Kits
44mm Wall Logs

So why are our 44mm log cabins our most popular ?

  • Best value
  • Great levels of insulation
  • Sturdy

Just some of the reasons why our 44mm log wall cabins are our customers preferred choice.

44mm Wall Logs

44mm Wall Logs

Without doubt, the most popular wall thickness is the 44mm. Best value, you get more for your money. More wood, more strength, more insulation. It’s a win win situation. Cabins wider than 4.0m start to become a little unstable in the wall when using 28mm logs, 34 is better but 44 (or thicker !) is best.

If thinking of using your cabin beyond the warmer months of the summer, then you will need levels of insulation that will hold any additional heating provided. Not only does the 44mm wall logs provide excellent insulation, all our cabins manufactured in these wall logs are supplied with double glazing as standard (except the garage and carports) Note – my basic physics knowledge suggests that heat rises, therefore you should give serious consideration to insulating the roof by some means. A minimum of 50mm celotex or similar is recommended.

And because we sell mostly cabins with 44mm logs, our carried stock of these cabins is greater than others so delivery can be quicker than waiting for a less popular cabin to be manufactured.

View our full range of 44mm wall log cabins using our search facility, choosing 44mm as a search option:

http://logcabinkits.co.uk/Search/Building-Search-Facility.php


29 Mar 15

Swimming Pool Cabin

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Grande 5x3 Log Cabin

Our customised Grande 5×4 log cabin (reduced in size to 5×3) is now in situ for our customer on Hayling Island.

As our previous post suggested, the 5×4 version, although perfect in looks, required some tweaking to ensure it worked for the purpose it would be supplied for. The changes we made were as follows :

  • Size. We reduced the 5×4 to a smaller 5×3, this pretty much replicated the original building size, any larger and it would encroach too near the pool.
  • Internal Partition. An internal partition was added to screen the pool plant away from the main usage area.
Grande 5x3 Log Cabin

Grande 5×3 Log Cabin

The result was for a building that fitted the specification laid down by the customer for a swimming pool cabin capable of being used as a changing facility, storage and housing the pool plant. At the same time, the ascetics were also a contributing factor. The design of the Grande provided those looks with its fully glazed double doors and tall, double glazed windows.

Our design team can assist with advise on what can and what cannot be achieved – if you are in n eed of a swimming pool cabin but cannot find anything to suit, please call the office to see where we can help.

If you cannot find the size of building you require or as in this case, require some internal partitioning, please call the office to discuss your requirements. Bespoke cabins are more expensive than the “off the shelf” versions, but you might be surprised how much we can produce prefect cabins for.

Call now on 01342 477774 to speak with the experts.


27 Feb 15

Custom Grande Cabin for Swimming Pool

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Custom Grande 5x3

Custom Grande Cabin for Swimming Pool

This is a classic case of, “we love the Grande cabin, but it doesn’t quite suit our needs”

The situation was simple – an aging cabin that was installed at the same time as the swimming pool some 30 years ago – time has not been kind and it was due for a change and replaced with a newer version. The building was used pool side to provide a changing facility but also to house the plant that ran the pool and kept it clean from debris and the water in good shape.

The style of the Grande was ideal, the size options were also ideal and the 5×3 would sit straight onto the existing concrete base, but this is where we needed to customise. The original pool plant was located in a submerged pit. The owner wanted this to be re-homed on ground level, but did not want it to be on view. We agreed that a simple floor to ceiling screen would do the trick hiding the rather unsightly pump and filter whilst maintaining a nice feel to the remainder of the cabin.

Custom Grande 5x3

Custom Grande 5×3

So, should you have a requirement that you cannot find an “off the shelf” solution to, please contact the office to further discuss what would be your ideal log cabin, I’m sure our design office will be able to find a sensible solution in a bespoke cabin at a sensible price.

Call the office now !


21 Feb 15

UKs Leading Agent for Eurovudas Log Cabins

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Eurovudas Log Cabins

For the third year running, Garden Adventure have been promoted as the UK’s leading agent selling the full range of Eurovudas log cabins. With such a strong relationship between supplier and manufacturer, the benefits to the end user, ie our customers, are many fold.

As Garden Adventure, we have excellent channels of communication and systems in place to ensure every question or eventuality is handled in a speedy and professional manner. For Eurovudas, they know they have a reliable, honest and caring retailer in the UK that will provide customers with a service that is second to none, ensuring their competitive pricing is passed on and their quality cabins are sold as such.

Eurovudas Log Cabins

Eurovudas Log Cabins

We are pleased to be associated with Eurovudas and to represent them in the UK. We have no need to showcase any other manufacturer, all our needs are met both in terms of the range of products, value for money and quality.

Even if you cannot find a cabin that suits your needs from within the “off the shelf”  range we can supply either :

  • Stretch / pull an existing design to different sizes or
  • Price completely bespoke designs as per your requirements

Eurovudas can turn round requests generally within a couple of days. Should our quote prove competitive (rarely are we beaten on price) and within budget, the next stage is for the Eurovudas drawing office to complete scale illustrations which are shared with the customer for their approval.

All in all, the team of Garden Adventure and Eurovudas will serve you well in your quest to purchase a garden building – call us now for a competitive quote.

 

Eurovudas and Garden Adventure Make a Great Team

Eurovudas and Garden Adventure Make a Great Team


10 Feb 15

Another Bespoke Cabin Ordered

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Douglas 3.0x2.5 34mm Log Cabin

Bespoke Log Cabin

Not all custom build cabins are complicated large affairs. Our most recent confirmed order was for a customer who liked the look of the Douglas, but required an alteration to the size and a style change for the doors.

Douglas 3.0x2.5 34mm Log Cabin

Douglas 3.0×2.5 34mm Log Cabin

The standard size Douglas is 3.0×2.5m. Our customer required a cabin with log lengths of 3700x3700mm. In addition, the Douglas has half glazed double doors as standard, customer required solid (no glazing, double doors) : Not a problem – we pass this through the drawing office and amend prices according.

The resultant cabin fell within customers budget and he ends up with a building exactly to his specification. A “win – win” scenario.

Here are the plans that have been drawn up for the customer to approve the design of his new cabin :

Plans for Custom Douglas 3.7 x 3.7

Plans for Custom Douglas 3.7 x 3.7

Wall Plans

Wall Plans

Plans for Custom Douglas 3.7m x 3.7m

Plans for Custom Douglas 3.7m x 3.7m

 

If you have a cabin project that requires a bespoke or custom build, give the office a call or email your requirements. You may be surprised at how cost affective our service is.


7 Feb 15

Bespoke Cabin for Montessori Nursery

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Bespoke Cabin Service

This week we supplied and installed a bespoke cabin for Lavendale Montessori Nursery in North London.

Bespoke Cabin Service

Bespoke Cabin Service

The Nursery required a two room building for storage and additional work space – none of our “off the shelf” options worked for them so between us we designed a cabin to their exact requirements.

On this occasion we also provided a comprehensive installation service which included :

  • Full structure installation
  • Insulation to under floor and roof
  • External wood treatment
  • External flame retardant

Building installation ensures a professional and exact finish utilising our years of experience working with buildings constructed from interlocking wall logs.

Insulation was a necessity so that the building could be used 12 months of the year. The walls are 44mm thick and the glass is double glazed as standard across our 44mm range, but any additional heat would quickly dissipate if insulation was not increased, particularly to the roof (heat rises, accordingly to my O Level physics teacher) We applied 50mm celotex boards to the roof and under floor – with the additional heating the cabin will quickly get cosy and maintain the temperature for the comfort of all users.

External treatment in the form of Rystix Exterior Armadek was applied (three coats) which will provide excellent protective qualities to the timbers for a long and trouble free life. Additional applications will be required in time to maintain the protection levels.

Due to the cabins location, it was also agreed that a flame retardant was applied to prevent any “accidents”.

Snow didn't deter the installation

Snow didn’t deter the installation


If you have a project that is not catered for by our standard range of cabins, please contact Garden Adventure and we can discuss your requirements and like Lavendale, provide you with a full bespoke service.


9 Jul 14

A Solid Timber Garage for Under £3000

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Perfect for your car, bike or workshop !

You can’t help but be impressed with the 4×6 garage, its list of features include :

  • 44mm wall logs
  • 20mm roof boards
  • Pressure treated bearers
  • Solid (and I mean solid) wooden doors
  • x1 double window to the side wall
  • x1 half glazed single door to the side wall
  • Fixings kit

All this for under £3000 and if you’re lucky you may even find it better priced during one of our promotion weeks !

Perfect for your car, bike or workshop !

Perfect for your car, bike or workshop !

Very solid timber doors

Very solid timber doors

Keep your car or bike snug !

Keep your car or bike snug !

See our full range of timber garages here

 


17 Jun 14

Another Liverpool 5×6 Log Cabin Installation

Author : Log Cabin Kits
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Another Liverpool 5×6 Log Cabin Installation

This season has seen a marked increase in the number of larger, single room cabins being sold. The most recent sale was for Mr P in Fleet, Hampshire. He chose the Liverpool 5×6 due to its comparative price for the space it provided. The 5.0m width still allowed good access to the very bottom of the garden whilst the 6.0m depth ensured the internal space was large enough to provide space to play table tennis !
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Here you can see the cabin being prepped for treatment – a less than steady hand required the door and window glass to be masked with newspaper and tape !

It is essential your cabin is given a wood treatment to protect it from the elements and insect attack. We like to use Cuprinol Shed and Fence Preserver which is oil based. We believe it provides better protection than the water based options. There is  definitely  a case of “you pays ya money and takes ya choice” . The more money you spend on a product, generally the better it is giving you better protection and longevity.

The Liverpool range of cabins remains our most popular. Its key features are :

  • 44mm double tongue and groove wall boards
  • Double glazing
  • Double french doors, fully glazed
  • x2 double opening windows. One to the front and one to the side wall
  • 19mm floor and roof boards
  • Full  installation  kit with fixings and instructions

It is available in sizes from 3x3m through to 6x6m, you can see the full range here

 


11 Jun 14

Profits of constructing a Log Home:

Author : Log Cabin Kits
Log Cabin Co

Logs need effort to cut and assemble a log home with entire log dividers with assembling 8×4 sheets, protection and drywall. They are always a renewable asset.

Logs are superb encasings with regular air pockets that hold hotness and frosty to keep up predictable temperatures.

Utilising eco or water-based stains in conjunction with common log dividers gives a solid nature’s turf.

R-worth is a measure of warm safety through a building component. The R-quality of a log is something like 1.0 for every inches thick, so a 6″ log has a R-worth of 6, while 12″-16″ logs have R-qualities of 12-16.

Where R-quality registers safety, U-factor measures the home’s general hotness conduction. In a cold weather, wood is always colder than metal or concrete and it’s because of the U-factor. The benefits of log dividers are just equivalent to the development techniques that transform them. You can overcome them unless you have tight associations, low-e windows, and a decently-protected roof.


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Once your cabin is ordered it will be scheduled into production with the factory. Each Friday, we despatch an articulated lorry from Vilnius, Lithuania across Europe to our UK warehouse in Colchester, Essex. The road trip leaving on a Friday usually arrives into the UK the following Wednesday. From here, our hauliers arrange their delivery schedule around the UK, which can sometimes be up to a further 10 days depending on your location.

Current production lead time is 3-4 weeks as at Saturday 01 August

If you have a particular target delivery date, please advise this at point of order so that we can do our best to achieve your delivery aspirations

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