29 Mar 15

Swimming Pool Cabin

Author : Log Cabin Kits

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


11 Jun 14

Log Homes : A Customised Serenity

Author : Log Cabin Kits

Log Home Living praises the bait and legend of log homes. It empowers the longing for living in a log home to make that dream feasible. Log Home Living is the most established, biggest and most generally conveyed source for log home lovers, showing the log home lifestyle through striking article, photographic characteristics and useful assets.

In spite of the fact that you dream about how your log or timber home will look when you first stroll through the entryway, expense is still a vital thing for most individuals looking to assemble a custom home. On the off chance that you are not acquainted with the log cabin architect, your initial decision making might become puzzling.

When you first consider assembling a log or timber home, log cabin, garden log cabins, wooden buildings, wooden garages, garden office or anything else out of logs, the costing may not be something you consider until later on. You need it to stand the test of time, so realizing that there are decisions to be made now, not forgetting to have enough information helping to ensure your home for the rest of the time.


17 May 14

Jamey and His Log Cabin

Author : Log Cabin Kits

Jamey and His Log Cabin

Finally, Jamey makes his dream house atop a corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Undeniably he says that his house is a dream come true as he had waited for a decade to see himself living inside this personalized little home. After a lot of planning, a lot of cancellations and yes a lot of patience; now Jamey lives here. His Log house is somewhat like a small mansion although- Spiral Staircases, Handcrafted doors and little standing blocks on the exterior walls for his cat- Scooh!

Along with the cabin, he built a garden log cabin too on the western side of his home. It’s small in size but it’s his favorite sneak peak because his pinned paintings which were made in sleepless late nights during his terrible days rest here in silence. He built it with no “personal” intelligence and has just kept it simple and attractive through the approach. He had used dried logs and careful interlocking tactics to keep the entrance very stable and confirmed about its grip. But when it’s time to snow, his steel roofed cabin, in fact what he calls a Garden Office, becomes his place to run to and watch the snow falling while he pens down his luring imaginations. He, indeed has made quite a countable number of wooden structures and building to demonstrate to any visitor how he thinks a solitary life could be the happiest.

A happy life could be carved out of any idea, plan or sometimes dreams. Jamey has made his loneliness a better place to live and count his privacy, but many set up their log houses, log cabins, garden buildings, wooden garages on a serious note of belonging. They design it by themselves or just share their plans with the providers who are into these log cabin sales or construction. Rather, some make it look more comprehensive to aristocracy displaying articulate variations, bringing up a personal corner of serenity from the concrete. Modern Log cabins are water resistant and fire-proof and are built with the most modern technologies providing it a secured longevity and endurance. Cheap log cabins are affordable through certain stores who provide the best logs and safe erection techniques in very reasonable ranges.

Jamey and His Log Cabin


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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.

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