Feedback: I researched log cabins for a while before settling on this one. The company had been working from the same location for some time which gave confidence. Site inspection, ordering and build service was first class. I was initially uncomfortable about paying for the cabin up front but needn't have been as everything went without a hitch including base build and cabin construction. This is a great local company and Craig did a great job. Happy to recommend their services. Good quality timber and windows / doors. Takes a fair bit of wood stain but that's to be expected. I may replace the roofing felt as that's the only bit that's not top quality. It will do for the winter but may only last a year or two by the look of it. Realistically very good value for money when comparing to others I viewed in the area.
Response: Thanks for your great feedback. It's a good point about a business being in the same place for many years as some business come and go. I'm pleased that Craig, my son who is a partner in our family business, looked after you well. Thanks for letting me know Regards, Robin
An application to the council to build a number of garden log cabins in a north-east England wood have been turned down. Durham County Council rejected the application for six new log cabins in the wood after two petitions and a number of objections against the proposal were received. Local resident, Malcolm Sutcliffe, described the planned buildings as 'Swiss Chalets' (which I think look rather good) it was reported in the Wear Valley Mercury.
The idea behind the scheme was to bring tourists to the area and to help the local economy. One of the issues was the fact that a number of pine trees would need to be removed to enable the log cabins to be built. However, I am sure that the log cabins could have been screened to ensure they blended into the surroundings.
The committee chairman, Mike Dixon, said it was always a fine balancing act between the need for tourism revenue, which would help the local businesses and what would be best for the area. He went on to say that the woodland is an attraction for tourists and if they disturbed that then they would lose these visitors. He never said how much income the visitors to the woodlands brought in and what the projected benefits could have been if the log cabins had been allowed to go ahead.
Durham Council's arborculturalist had suggested that the trees were of low quality and it was only the sheer number of them made them an important landscape feature. Why people would want to visit a wood with low quality trees, as important as they are to the air we breathe, seems to be a very strange argument in rejecting the plans.
Recently a similar plan for garden log cabins for sale construction was passed in South Derbyshire despite local objections. Whether the arguments were the same, I don't know, but obviously the council in Derbyshire took a different view. The moral is to always check if you are in any doubt.
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