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Four Room Apex Log Cabin 817 - Double Glazed
- All timber used in the construction of these log cabins originates from sustainable forests
- Interlocking 70mm thick tongued and grooved wall logs
- All logs double grooved for superior draughtproofing
- Strong 18mm thick tongued and grooved roof boards
- Strong 26mm thick tongued and grooved floor boards
- Pressure treated floor joists (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Pressure treated floor joists and foundation beams (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Substantial ex 3" thick floor joists and foundation beams, finished size 60x70mm
- Substantial ex 9" thick roof purlins, finished size 70x230mm
- Morticed and tenoned joinery doors and windows
- Superior quality laminated timber doors and windows - less likely to twist or warp, more attractive than finger jointed timber
- Mortice locks with handles and keys
- Single hinged main external door 0.89m wide x 2.09m high (2'11" x 6'10")
- 3 fully boarded single hinged internal doors 0.89m wide x 2.09m high (2'11" x 6'10")
- 4 side hinged tilt and turn double opening windows 1.53m wide x 0.99m high (5'0" x 3'3")
- 2 side hinged tilt and turn opening windows 0.77m wide x 0.99m high (2'6" x 3'3")
- 1 side hinged opening window 0.53m wide x 0.53m high (1'9" x 1'9")
- Optional Georgian glazing beads, which can be removed or left out if you prefer contemporary plain glazing
- Double glazed doors and windows
- Premium double glazed windows with 24mm thick double glazing units, 16mm air gaps, weatherstripped sash openings and profiled aluminium cills for durability
- Stainless steel door threshold
- Internal skirting boards
- Chamferred top wall logs
- Pre assembled gables
- Metal storm bars
- Ridge height 3.98m (13'1")
- Eaves height 2.50m (8'2")
- Front roof canopy projection approximately 1.3m (4'3")
- External cabin size 8.7m wide x 5.95m deep (28'7" x 19'6")
- Minimum base size 8.5m wide x 5.75m deep (27'11" x 18'10")
- Combined internal floor area 46.3 square metres
- Verandah size approximately 8.5m wide x 1.2m deep (27'11" x 3'11")
- Room 1 is approximate internal size 4.16m wide x 3.47m deep (13'8" x 11'5") and 2.65m wide x 2.10m deep (8'8" x 6'11")
- Room 2 is approximate internal size 4.16m wide x 3.21m deep (13'8" x 10'6")
- Room 3 is approximate internal size 4.16m wide x 2.37m deep (13'8" x 7'9")
- Room 4 is approximate internal size 1.45m wide x 2.10m deep (4'9" x 6'11")
LOG CABINS - THE BENEFITS: Log cabins are popular for many reasons, especially as a comfortable garden room to sit and relax in but also as a workshop or heavy duty storage shed. On the outside cabins have a chunky look and feel. On the inside, with no internal framework, the clean lines look smarter than the inside of a traditional shed or summerhouse. In addition, the wall logs are thicker than the shiplap cladding used in traditional sheds and summerhouses, which provides better insulation. If you want the option of winter use we recommend floor and roof insulation, which is difficult to fit retrospectively so it needs to be fitted with the cabin. We offer low price insulation packs complete with fixings and instructions. Where available, double glazing also improves the insulation especially if the cabin has a large glazed area. Another significant benefit of log cabins is that you get more wood for your money when compared with a traditional shed or summerhouse or garden office. With no prefabricated wall panels a log cabin requires less production time.
NORDIC SPRUCE: This log cabin is manufactured from 100% Nordic Spruce, the best quality timber used in log cabin construction. Nordic Spruce is grown primarily in the well managed forests of Scandinavia, Siberia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than trees grown in warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a dense grain pattern. These forests are expertly managed on a sustainable basis so Nordic Spruce is an enviromentally friendly choice.
NATURAL WOOD: First, high grade timber is dried in kilns until it reaches the optimum moisture content, then it is planed smooth and machined into tongued and grooved logs and boards. Next the logs are precisely machined at the ends to ensure a precise fit. Finally, each cabin is carefully packed and wrapped. When you unwrap it the wood is untreated. We recommend treating it only after the cabin has been successfully installed and ideally within a week or two. Treating the logs before fitting may cause the wood to swell up and the logs may not fit together correctly. If you are fitting your cabin in a restricted space where future access will be difficult you can stain the logs during installation by reaching down a few logs at a time as you fit them.
FULLY INTERLOCKING LOG CORNERS: These traditionally made log cabins feature interlocking corner logs. Each wall log is precisely machined and notched out to ensure a strong and weatherproof joint. The first log is laid at the bottom and the rest slot into each other, working upwards one log at a time. No screws or nails are required which makes installation easier and also allows for timber movement. The finished corner assembly is not only immensely strong but also weatherproof and draughtproof. If possible cabins with interlocking logs should be treated after assembly. Treating the logs on site before fitting requires considerable care. If swollen the precision milled joints may not slot together.
WEATHERPROOF DOUBLE GROOVED LOGS: Thinner wall logs feature a single tongue and groove but thicker logs feature a double tongue and groove. The double tongue and groove provides a stronger and more weatherproof joint. Thicker logs also provide improved insulation.
CHAMFERRED TOP WALL LOGS: This high specification apex roof log cabin features a subtle quality feature. The top log in each side wall is chamferred to the same angle as the roof slope. This little detail provides much improved insulation and draughtproofing. It also provides a much neater internal appearance and the roof boards are easier to fix. This simple design feature eliminates an obvious cold spot. The benefits of this feature are magnified if roof insulation is specified.
HEAVY DUTY TONGUED AND GROOVED FLOOR: This cabin includes a heavy duty timber floor with tongued and grooved floor boards and substantial floor joists. Skirting boards are also included to ensure a neat internal finish. The floor joists and tongued and grooved boards are supplied loose for fast assembly on site. Unlike many log cabin floor kits, all timber is cut to size which saves time during installation. It also ensures that there are no visible joins in the finished floor. The floor is assembled quickly with no visible joints. With some cheaper cabins the boards must be cut to fit on site. This takes much longer and many of the joins are visible afterwards.
PRESSURE TREATED FLOOR JOISTS: The floor joists are the only timber in direct contact with the ground and they are pressure treated for durability. The joists are laid down on the base first and then the first wall logs are placed on top of the joists. The floor boards are often fitted at the end, after the cabin has been completed. This design ensures that the wall logs and the floor boards are not in contact with the ground. It also allows for ventilation and drainage below the floor and the walls. Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently fixed in the wood. Tanalith E is the most popular preservative used so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised.
METAL STORM BARS: Storm bars are an important quality feature. One obvious benefit is that storm bars help to protect your log cabin from wind damage. In addition, by clamping the logs together storm bars make the joints more weatherproof and reduce any bowing or twisting of the logs. The storm bars are fitted at each corner to hold the individual logs together tight. This counters the impact of strong winds. This feature is especially useful if the cabin has a large roof overhang which is exposed to the wind. Many log cabins do not include any storm bars at all and those that do normally include timber storm battens. These metal storm bars are much stronger and neater, being almost completely invisible. Substantial full height threaded steel rods are passed through every log at each corner and bolted at the top and bottom. The bottom of the rods are easily accessible after installation so they can be tightened or loosened as required to allow for any timber movement. It is only possible to fit threaded rods in cabins with thicker logs, because drilling holes in thinner logs reduces their structural integrity.
JOINERY DOORS & WINDOWS: These log cabins feature joinery made door leaves and window sashes with morticed and tenoned joints throughout. This traditional jointing process is commonly used in the housebuilding industry when timber windows and doors are specified. A rebate or mortice is cut out in one piece of wood which precisely matches a tongue or tenon cut in the other piece of wood. Morticed and tenoned joints are the strongest type of joint used in the construction of wooden windows and doors. High quality handles, locks and hinges are also included.
HIGH PERFORMANCE DOORS AND WINDOWS WITH WEATHERSTRIPS: Our high performance premium window and door frames feature weatherstrips to reduce draughts. Weatherstrips are rubber gaskets which are fitted to the door and window frames. The weatherstrips are fitted in the rebates between the fixed outer frames and the hinged parts i.e. the window sashes and door leaves. As the doors and windows are closed the weatherstrips are compressed to form a seal. Heat loss is significantly lower through windows and doors which are fitted with weatherstrips.
DOUBLE GLAZING: Our double glazed doors and windows ensure that your log cabin is warmer and cheaper to heat. We recommend double glazing if you want to use your cabin all year round. Double glazing also provides additional sound insulation. If you expect to use your cabin frequently and often for prolonged periods we also recommend floor and roof insulation. Insulation ensures a more comfortable environment on the hottest days in the summer and the coldest days in winter.
ALUMINIUM WINDOW CILLS: Our high performance premium windows feature profiled aluminium external cills for durability. The modern profile design also allows rainwater to drain away from within the window which prolongs the life of the window and the double glazed units.
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR THRESHOLD: A weatherproof stainless steel threshold is included to provide sustained access for heavy items such as ride on mowers and motorbikes. Without a metal threshold the wooden frame is vulnerable to wear and the elements. Over time a metal threshold will extend the effective lifespan of the door.
LAMINATED DOORS AND WINDOWS: Laminated wood is an engineered structural timber. Precisely machined small sections of wood are glued together under high pressure with strong waterproof adhesive. After extensive machining the finished piece of timber is barely distinguishable from real wood - it is real wood, but it is stronger and less likely to warp or twist. Doors and windows made with laminated timber are less prone to distortion. This is because one piece of wood can move erratically while many pieces of wood counteract each other. It is rare to find laminated doors and windows specified in a log cabin due to the high production cost. This is an important quality feature because in a log cabin the doors and windows are a vital component which is particularly exposed to the elements. Laminated timber is also kind to the environment because it uses offcuts and creates less waste.
NO FINGER JOINTS: Finger-jointed timber is widely used in log cabin construction. The principle of finger jointed timber is the same as laminated timber, with small pieces of wood joined together. However, finger jointed timber features jagged comb shaped joints which are clearly visible. In addition, the individual pieces of finger jointed wood are free to move independently from each other. Over time gaps may form at the finger joints as the individual pieces of wood separate. Laminated timber is much rarer in log cabin construction and superior in performance and appearance.
BUILDING REGULATIONS: This log cabin features an internal floor area of more than 30 square metres and less than 50 square metres. It therefore requires limited structural approval under Building Regulations in England and Wales. It is exempt from the insulation requirements if it is built as an additional room in the garden of a domestic dwelling. The structure of this log cabin is strong enough to obtain approval without modification. The specifications of our roofing options also comply with Building Regulations. The prices for mineral felt tiles include underfelt. The prices for granular steel tiles and cedar shingles include underfelt and battens. The prices for roof insulation include a layer of decking on top.
SIZES - DEPTH AND WIDTH: The sizes are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the width and the second dimension is the depth. The width refers to the angled gable walls at the front and rear including the door wall. The depth refers to the side walls. The sizes listed are the external wall sizes. These sizes do not include the roof overhang. Many other suppliers quote the overall roof size which is much larger.
- Choice of the standard design or you can change the sizes, room layout, doors or windows
- The main room can be positioned to the left or right side and does not need to be specified when ordering
- Additional single or double opening windows
- Additional single or double opening doors
- A choice of Georgian or contemporary plain glazing at the same price - this does not need to be specified when ordering
- A choice of roof coverings and insulation at exceptionally low prices and all supplied with fixings and detailed instructions
- Decorative mineral felt tiles
- Cedar shingle roof with genuine individual cedar tiles traditionally made using only the finest Western Red Cedar
- Granular steel roof tiles with a maintenance free mineral surface which looks and lasts like clay tiles
- Floor insulation
- Roof insulation
- Recycled plastic base kits
- A choice of composite decking kits
- A selection of microporous wood preservatives in a wide choice of colours
QUALITY ACCESSORIES AT LOWER PRICES: Since we were established in 1981 we have developed a unique expertise which is reflected in our superb range of great value accessories. We offer a wide choice of durable roof coverings and high performance floor and roof insulation. Each kit includes suitable materials and fixings in sufficient quantities with detailed instructions. We offer quality components at very competitive prices. This service is only available to customers who buy one of our buildings and our accessories are not available separately.
CUSTOMISATION CHARGE: This fully bespoke log cabin can be customised to suit your individual requirements. You can change the overall size, the room sizes, the room layout, the doors and the windows. A customisation charge is payable for any change which covers the additional design work.
ADDITIONAL WINDOWS: Additional windows are an inexpensive way to provide more natural daylight and improved ventilation. You can customize the window layout to ensure the best view.
ADDITIONAL DOORS: Additional doors are an inexpensive way to provide better access and improved use of space. You can customize the door position to suit your site.
CUSTOMISED DOOR AND WINDOW LAYOUT: These log cabins are individually made to order so we can make the door and window openings in the factory with pre-cut wall logs for quicker and easier assembly. If you choose this option a customisation charge is payable which covers the additional design work and we will need to agree the exact position of the openings with you before your cabin is made. If you prefer we can supply the additional doors and windows with no pre-cut openings for you to decide during installation. If you choose this option no customisation charge is payable and you do not need to specify in advance where you want to site the additional doors or windows. Instead you will need to cut the logs during assembly. This is a straightforward task with simple 90 degree cuts and all cut edges are concealed by cover trims.
OPTIONAL GEORGIAN OR CONTEMPORARY GLAZING: The Georgian style glazing beads are purely decorative and entirely optional. You can fit them if you prefer Georgian glazing or you can leave them out if you prefer a contemporary glazing style with large panes of glass. You can also add or remove the Georgian glazing beads at any time, even months or years after the original installation. For this reason there is no need to state your preference when you order.
GRANULAR STEEL ROOF TILES: These lightweight granular steel roof tiles are guaranteed for 40 years. The tiles have been tried and tested in every climate throughout the world from hurricanes and hailstones to heatwaves. Uses include homes, flats, schools, offices and all types of buildings. The tiles are pressed from galvanized steel with two further protective layers of weather resistant acrylic and a coverage of natural stone chips. The natural stone chips are bonded to the tiles to give a weatherproof surface with an attractive textured appearance similar to clay tiles. Colours are as accurate as reproductive techniques allow.
CEDAR ROOF SHINGLES: Attractive and durable, cedar shingles make the ideal roof for high specification log cabins. These genuine cedar roof shingles are traditionally made from Western Red Cedar. The individual cedar shingles are laid over a felted solid pine inner roof. Each individual cedar tile is a known as a shingle. Cedar shingles have long been a popular roofing material for domestic and public buildings in large parts of North America where cedar shingles have a reputation for warmth and longevity. Cedar has an unrivalled reputation for durability and cedar shingles often last for many decades. We use only the highest grade of shingles which are 100% heartwood, 100% free from defects and 100% edge grain. Heartwood edge grain is the densest possible cut which ensures maximum durability. All fixings are covered by the next row of felt tiles, partly to ensure a neat appearance with concealed fixings but mainly to protect the fixing holes from any possible moisture.
DECORATIVE FELT TILES: Mineral coated bitumen felt tiles are an attractive and durable roofing material which is far more hardwearing than standard roofing felt. Traditionally used for small buildings only in the UK, felt tiles are used much more in Scandinavia and North America where they are used widely in general housebuilding. The sophisticated design features a strip of almost dry bitumen adhesive. Over time each tile sticks to the tile below for improved waterproofing and windproofing. All fixings are covered by the next row of felt tiles, partly to ensure a neat appearance with concealed fixings but mainly to protect the fixing holes from any possible moisture. Mineral felt tiles are made using asphalt with a bitumen binder and an external covering of durable and attractive natural stone chips. Mineral felt tiles are often described as felt shingles because the design resembles traditional cedar shingles.
UNDERFLOOR INSULATION: The underfloor insulation is designed to suit our timber floor. The rigid insulation boards are suspended between the floor joists and above the ground. The top face of the insulation is just below the floorboards. The solidity of the floor is unaffected by this design. The internal appearance is also unchanged with attractive and durable tongued and grooved boards. Detailed instructions are supplied. The floor insulation used is 25mm thick polystyrene which is certified by the British Board of Agrement.
ROOF INSULATION: The roof insulation is laid over the roof boards and below the roofing felt. This ensures that the internal appearance is unchanged with attractive tongued and grooved boards visible inside. No internal lining boards are required. The roof insulation kit includes rigid foam boards which are lightweight and easy to install. Longer felt nails are included for fixing the roofing felt or felt tiles through the insulation. Detailed instructions are supplied. The roof insulation is 50mm thick polyurethane foam with reflective silver alloy laminate facings on both sides. It is certified by the British Board of Agrement. The roof insulation increases the ridge height by approximately 50mm which may be of critical importance if you need to keep the overall height below 2.5m for planning purposes.
WPC COMPOSITE DECKING KITS: This superb quality WPC wood plastic composite decking closely resembles real wood, with the same look and feel. However, it is virtually maintenance free and it will never rot. At a glance it is difficult to tell the difference between this composite material and real timber decking with a stained finish. Furthermore, the similarities are not skin deep like a thin veneer. The realistic finish has a fibrous surface which looks similar to the grain of real wood. This synthetic composite is also heavier and stronger than real wood. The strength, durability and lack of maintenance make this superb decking a popular choice with pensioners and discerning commercial buyers such as care homes. Occasional cleaning with soapy water normally restores the original appearance. If any dirt or stains become ingrained after prolonged neglect even the most stubborn marks can be cleaned with a pressure washer.
Our WPC composite decking is a revolutionary material which provides all the benefits of real wood without the maintenance. It can be left outside uncovered all year round. Unlike real wood this synthetic wood is a weatherproof material with no knots, splinters, machining marks or other imperfections. It will never develop splits or shakes and no sap will ever ooze out of it. Our wood plastic composite is an equal mixture of real wood and recycled plastic. Even the wood is a mixture of sawdust and unusable offcuts, so it is the ultimate environmentally friendly alternative to wood. The colour pigments are mixed in before the powdered composite is moulded into shape, so the colour runs all the way through the finished product. The boards are completely impervious to water. The boards can be sawn, drilled and screwed, just like real wood. You can fix it with standard woodscrews. Being heavier and denser than real wood, screw fixings are actually stronger in composite boards.
- Delivery is normally between 15 and 20 weeks after order.
- Our log cabin prices include all delivery charges - unlike others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process.
- Delivery is by appointment with advance notice by phone a day or two before.
- It is normally possible to deliver this log cabin even if access is restricted. The wall logs can be carried one or two at a time and all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
FREE CRANE OFFLOAD: The delivery lorry normally includes a crane to unload your log cabin quickly and easily without assistance. There is normally one pack which is unloaded on the drive or verge at the front of your property. Larger cabins may be two or three packs which may be stackable. Pack sizes vary from around 3.0m long for a small cabin up to 6.5m long for a larger cabin. The packs are polythene wrapped and securely strapped while in transit but after the pack is opened the individual components are easy to carry. The wall logs can be carried one or two at a time and all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
RESTRICTED ACCESS: The delivery vehicle is a large lorry at least 33' or 10m long and 8'6" or 2.6m wide, which is unloaded from the side. If there is no suitable unloading area at your property please contact us. With advance warning we can normally overcome most access restrictions, often at no extra cost. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the access at your site.
- All log cabin prices include VAT.
- Pay only 50% deposit when you order this log cabin by phone or online.
ORDER ONLINE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. We also accept password protected online payments using Verified by VISA or Mastercard SecureCode. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 50% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
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- Pay separately on completion
THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS: Since we were established in 1981 we have connected thousands of customers to our unique network of independent fitters and baselayers. Specialist teams have offered to install our buildings or lay bases in many areas at low fixed rates in return for recurring work. The prices are offered within a specific area and subject to conditions. You deal direct with the fitter or baselayer which keeps the prices low and you pay them separately on completion. We make no commission except for a small upfront referral fee. The fitters and baselayers pay us nothing and we pay them nothing. Although we do not manage or supervise the work directly we listen carefully to feedback and any team who provides a poor service is removed from our network. For decades this effective system has provided a low cost option for our customers with high levels of satisfaction.
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