Log Cabins

Log cabins can be used as a home office, living area, gym, playroom and much more! It's a great extra living space to have in your garden. Our log cabins are supplied using high quality timber and double glazed glass.

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Log Cabins

Log cabins from Howarth are wooden buildings made up of natural coloured timber. Log cabins, including garden log cabins, are generally less sophisticated architecturally than houses, 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.

Garden log cabins are beautiful structures that can be used to create extra space for a variety of uses including:
Home office - Create a space for office work, studying, or working on a project. A log cabin will give you the room to work as you need to, away from the hubbub of your 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 – If a traditional members or public gym are not for you, why not work out in your own home gym in an aesthetically pleasing log cabin!
Playroom - As children get older, a garden log cabin 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.
Workshop - Design, build and craft whatever you love without worrying about making a mess in your house.

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.

Log cabins for sale from Howarth are available to order online for delivery to your home. For more info, don’t hesitate to call your friendly local Howarth branch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Garden Log Cabin and a Summerhouse?
Both are garden buildings constructed from timber, but the most noticeable difference between log cabins and summerhouses is their size. In general log cabins are larger, with more space inside. The second difference is the timber that is used in garden log cabins, which is considerably thicker creating a stronger construction. Garden log cabins are usually designed for use as a permanent outdoor room that can be used all year round.
Do I need planning permission for a log cabin?
Residential log cabins will need planning permission before construction.
How much is a log cabin?
If you’re planning on building a log cabin for your garden, this could cost anything from £4,000 to £15,000 for the cabin itself, as well as £1,000 to £3,000 for labour.
How to maintain a log cabin?
To maintain a log cabin, you will need to do manual checks around twice a year. Check the logs, sealing and around the gutters. Then, at least once a year, give the outside of your log cabin a good wash, either by hand or with a hose. This is necessary to remove any cobwebs, leaves or algae that may have accumulated on its exterior. You can also clean out the gutters whilst doing this. Then, you can make sure that the walls are UV protected and that the foundation of your log cabin has a sufficient slope to promote effective drainage.
What is the best preserver for log cabins?
At Howarth, our best log cabins preserver is the Ronseal 5 litre clear total wood preserver. If you are wanting to browse through the range of wood preserves online, you can access them via our website in the wood care category under tools and finishes.