- Constructive system: Interlocking
- Width: 3000 mm / 9’84” ft
- Depth: 3000 mm/ 9’84” ft
- Eaves Height: 2000 mm / 6’56” ft
- Ridge Height: 2500 mm / 8’20” ft
- Wood: Nordic Spruce, Kiln-dried
- 4mm thickness safety glass
- Pressure Treated Bearers
- Bearers Height: 40 mm
- Space inbetween Bearers: max. 650 mm
- Boards Thickness: 19 mm
- Tongue & Groove
- No finger joints
- Roof Beams
- Boards Thickness: 19 mm
- Tongue & Groove
- Front Overhang: 90 mm
- Side Overhang: 90 mm
- Roof Covering: Not included
Although we can install you cabin you must provide your own base - see "What you need for a log cabin base"
The cabin's assembly can usually be done by a competent DIY-er but you may wish to consider employing the services of a local builder/joiner or using a specialist team of installers, such as our 'Pro Install' team. As there are numerous variables around installation (UK location, site access, groundworks, roofing etc) you will need to contact us for options and prices. Note that the people making the delivery are NOT the same people as the installation team. Here are few examples for guide purposes only:
- Norfolk Cabin (6' x 8') in free delivery area and easy site access - £385
- Suffolk Cabin (8' x 10' in free delivery area, easy site access plus roof shingles - £449
- Dorset Studio/Office (18' x 14') in free delivery area and easy site access - £925
- Brighton luxury log cabin, (18' x 12') in free delivery area and easy site access - £1080
- Somerset Cabin - (20 x 16') in free delivery area, easy site access plus roof shingles - £1199
- Brighton luxury log cabin Heavy Duty 153mm logs (18' x 12') in free delivery area and easy site access - £2400
Before purchasing one of our garden buildings there are a few things you need to consider:
- Planning Permission (usually not applicable)
- Preparing Foundations
- Assembly (DIY or professional assembly)
This section should answer your questions but if you are uncertain on any matters, please do not hesitate to contact us.
PLANNING PERMISSION AND BUILDING REGULATIONS
Building regulations are complicated but normally defined by ‘use’ – so depending on what you want to use your garden cabin for, you may not need to worry about this.
Have a look at our guide to Planning Permission for Garden Buildings. We would also recommend you check the Government’s Planning Portal website for more details – www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations
In terms of planning permission, you should consult the Government website. In brief, you are entitled to have a log cabin in your garden up to 4m high. If that cabin is over 2.5m in height and less than 2m away from a neighbours boundary, you will probably need permission although this is now very likely to be granted. There are various concerns that a local planning officer may have, but even if a log cabin is close to a boundary, if the log cabin is 2.5m or less in height, it is exempt from planning conditions and is therefore a permitted development.
PREPARING THE FOUNDATIONS
It is essential to have a level foundation before you can begin the cabin assembly. If you fail to do this then years down the line problems can develop such as gaps appearing in the walls and doors and windows not closing correctly. There are several methods of foundation that we would recommend and in many cases using a damp-proof membrane is advisable:
Small cabins (under 4 x 4 metres)
Excavate an area about 25cm larger than the cabin to a depth of at least 15cm. Infill with coarse gravel to a depth of 10-12 cm and compress the gravel and then overlay with a finer gravel (3-4cm). Then lay paving stones with a height of at least 3cm making sure they are level – the non-rotting tanelised timbers can then be laid level and square.
Large cabins (over 4 x 4 metres)
Mark out an area about 25 cm larger than the cabin and dig to a depth of at least 20cm. Infill with approximately 10 cm of gravel, compress and overlay with 3-4 cm of finer gravel. The paving stones should be 6-8 cm deep and level when laid. The tanelised timbers can then be placed level and square on this surface.
Use timber edges and fill the base to a depth of 8 10cm - for large cabins you might want to have steel reinforcing. The main thing with the timber perimeter is that it is level so that you can fill the excavation to the level of the top of the timbers. This is not a job to do the day before the cabin arrives as the concrete may take several days to cure. The surface doesnt have to be level to the exact millimetre but the more you keep working the surface with a blank across the timber perimeters the better it will be assuming the edges were completely flat.
A quick and cost-effective method of making a base - recommend to use a plain concrete slab approx 4cm thickness
Timber frame supported by stilts
See our guide here.
For more about preparing foundations see our blog article called What you need for a log cabin base
All kits are supplied with a comprehensive, accurate and extremely easy to follow instructions for assembly. These show exactly where every component should go and are coded to match the instructions. A competent DIY-er will usually find things straightforward, but it invariably helps to have a second pair of hands available to assist!
If you are not completely confident of self-assembly then we would recommend you contact local joiners / carpenters to get quotes. As mentioned earlier, if you want to use our pro-install team you will need to get in touch with us to consider options and pricing as there are too many variables to make directly online ordering possible.
The log cabins have a 20 day delivery time (unless clearly stated otherwise in the product description) - this is a free service if you are within the free delivery area as defined in the map below. If you are outside of the designated areas you will need to contact us for further information. Note that the people making the delivery are NOT the same people as the installation team!
Every effort is made to deliver the products within the estimated time although delays due to unforeseen factors beyond our control are possible and we cannot accept liability for any delays or failure to deliver the goods within the estimated time-scales.
When the delivery arrives
Someone must be present to accept it and the delivery at the agreed time and it must be signed for. If a delivery is made and there is no one available to sign for it, the product will be returned to the distribution centre and the purchaser will have to pay for additional delivery costs.
When the delivery arrives there must be a person available who is capable of lifting items of up to 25 kg (the heaviest items are unlikely to be over 50kg which will be split between two people). If there is nobody present who can assist the driver and the goods need to be returned the purchaser will have to pay for additional delivery costs.
We cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury sustained due to incorrect unloading, usage or assembly of any of our products.
Our liability for non-delivery of the goods shall be limited to replacing the items within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata contract rate against any invoice raised for such goods.
Log Cabin Delivery Information
- Log cabins are delivered kerbside only.
- Please ensure a free space as close as possible to the kerbside and that there are no obstacles in the way (neighbours vehicles, roadworks etc). Log Cabins will be delivered on an 18 Tonne Hiab
- If there are any other possible obstacles that could impede unloading (eg over-head cables, trees and branches, please let us know
- Unless agreed prior to delivery movement of goods beyond the kerbside is the responsibility of the customer.
If something is missing or there is a problem with any of the parts please contact us and be prepared to email photographs if necessary.
Delivery and Installation
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- The driver who delivers your log cabin is not responsible for the installation
- The installation team will contact you in advance to arrange a suitable date and time
- The team must be able to move the delivered items to where the building will be located ie there needs to be unobstructed access. Failure to ensure this may require a re-visit which will incur additional charges
- There must be a firm and level base in place (details here) – failure to do this in the opinion of the expert installers will require a re-visit and re-charge. There must also be sufficient working space around all sides of the building
- You must check all the components of the log cabin before the installation team arrive as they will not have replacement parts. If you find anything is missing, please contact us at least 1 day before the install team are due to arrive
- The installers will try and complete within 10 days of the delivery
UK Delivery Areas & Exclusions