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Log Cabins

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What is a Garden Log Cabin? 

A Garden Log Cabin is a building that resembles a wooden home. However, it is generally less sophisticated in terms of architecture than the typical building used for homes, especially in the UK. Garden Log Cabins are not typically designed to be lived in on a permanent basis, however, some people choose to use them as an occasional living space for visiting friends and family. 

Other uses for Log Cabins include creating extra space such as: 

  • Home Office. Create a space for studying or working on your latest project, giving you room to work as you need to and away from the hubbub of the home. 

  • Living Area. Step away from the distractions of daily life, with an area that is free from technology and perhaps even away from the household wi-fi signal. Instead, spend some time with a good book no matter if it’s sunny or raining. Of course, if you want to create a TV room or somewhere to set up a sound system, this is also possible. 

  • Gym. Want to save money on a gym membership, but don't have space in your home or garage for gym equipment? In the long-term, a log cabin gym is a perfect solution. 

  • Playroom. As the kids get older, this creates the perfect safe garden space to give them some independence to hang out with their friends, without the worry of not knowing where they are. 

  • Games Room. Enjoy your hobbies in your own dedicated space; perfect if your other half doesn't quite ‘get it'. 

  • Workshop. Design, build and craft whatever you love without worrying about making a mess in the kitchen. 

What is the difference between a Garden Log Cabin and a Summerhouse? 

Both are of course garden buildings but the most noticeable difference between self-build log cabins and summerhouses is their size. In general, Log Cabins are larger. The second difference is the timber used in garden cabins, which is considerably thicker creating a stronger construction and thus meaning that log cabins are likely to be more expensive than summerhouses. 

Due to this, garden cabins are usually designed for use as a permanent outdoor room that can be used all year round. 

Please Note: All Log Cabins are supplied untreated and unpainted. We recommend applying preservatives to both the interior and exterior of the building as soon as possible after installation to ensure it is fully protected against decay and rot.