Garden Log Cabins - Why You Should Have One

Building an extension to your home is expensive and too much for a lot of people's budgets. David Coton explains that's one of several reasons why log cabins have grown in popularity over recent years.

Created by David Coton on Tuesday, 21st of October, 2014.
Updated on Tuesday, 4th of November, 2014.


Forest Nevis Log Cabin

Another is their versatility, they are ideal for a variety of activities. If you need an office away from domestic interference, a hobby room, gym or even a sauna, then log cabins are the ideal choice.

Starting from under £1000, and there's an impressive range from major manufacturers including Finnlife, Rowlinson, Forest and Lugard.

Top Quality Timber

Sustainably sourced and mostly constructed using top quality softwood from Scandanavia, size and specification ranges from single door, one window structures to much larger models that can be used for both personal and commercial purposes.

Some have enough floor space for several rooms, others have a loft area for storage. Verandahs and patios make entertaining very enjoyable on summer evenings, while during the winter the cabins can be cosy hideaways.

If the log cabin isn't residential, it shouldn't need planning permission, but it's always wise to check with the local authority.

Easy To Construct

As far as construction is concerned, it's probably easier than you imagined. There's a firm base required, probably concrete, slabs or gravel, a minimum amount of tools and the ability to read easy to follow comprehensive instructions.

If you don't fancy that, check whether construction is offered as an optional extra. If it's not, we may well be able to put you in touch with someone locally who is qualified to do the job.

Fast Delivery Times

You shouldn't have to wait long for delivery, Finnlife cabins are usually in stock and can be with you in a fortnight, most others are made to order and take a month to six weeks. Check first if the delivery time is crucial.

Log cabins are cost effective and very adaptable, if you are interesting in purchasing one go to the Log Cabins section on Gardensite or call our specialist advisors on 0121 355 7701.

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