Our Trentan Log cabins encompasses 38 models & many sizes to suit you, all of which feature superb light and airiness. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses. Click on the following to go the different ranges available.
Our Trentan Scandinavian Log cabins encompasses several sizes, all of which feature superb light & airiness and stretch to 38 different models. This ensures that using these timber cabins with your family and in your home enhances your life style. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses from a home garden office, to a summerhouse, or a games room, or 'hidyhole' from the world. You can appreciate how wonderful the outdoors is when you share with your family and friends. Designed, superbly to fit into most garden effortlessly - and that is what good design should do. View at our garden cabin display area near Guildford which is open seven days a week. 1st Choice a family business established 1979.
The Trentan range of Scandinavian cabin kits encompasses several sizes, all of which feature superb light and airiness and stretch to 38 different models. This ensures that using these timber cabins with your family and in your home enhances your life style. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses from a home garden office, to a summerhouse, or a games room, or 'hidyhole' from the world. You can appreciate how wonderful the outdoors is when you share with your family and friends. Designed, superbly to fit into most garden effortlessly - and that is what good design should do. Also felt tiles, in choice of colours, are included FREE on all apex garden cabins.
The Nordic timber, which is slow growing, is renowned and loved by the Swedish and is the mainstay of these super Trentan log buildings. Growing in this cold part of the world for many years gives these buildings it's great strength The Trentan cabins utilise this timber in their buildings ensuring a very long life. The design and style of these buildings ensure they sit easily in our British gardens and is there in all its glory. Optional Georgian windows are available, on many models, if that suits your needs or the natural looking standard windows will enhance your home. Remember it's your garden cabin so it should be your choice.
The UK Trentan range of garden rooms are built from solid Nordic timber. You won't find in these buildings any chipboard, OSB board or any other cheap and nasty materials even though they may save a little money. The type of log cabin companies using that type of materials are ones trying to penny pinch and to make a cabin down to a price. Very bad practice. The materials used should always be top quality to ensure the longest life. Throughout the Trentan buildings this quality oozes through to the doors and windows, which are double glazed as standard. Adjustable hinges and timber, naturally only coming from sustainable sources and is kiln dried.
The clever and logical design of these Trentan Scandinavian buildings ensures ease of installation. This originates from the work in the factory where all the various designs are pre-assembled to ensure all parts fit correctly. They are then bar coded for ease of assembly and then flat packed for delivery. Many people may enjoy assembling these timber cabins kits but you may decide you would like it installed for you. Well we can help! The assembly service option, provided by a third party, will ensure an easy life for you and your family. That's good to be a good option! There is also a base building service in many areas to make life even easier for you to enjoy these luxury timber cabins.
There are many UK garden sun rooms available to view on the 'web' and the flashy, glitzy web sites makes them look really great, however the question is, what is it like in 'real life' and how do you find out? There's only one sure way and that is to take a drive and actually view one 'in the flesh'. By doing so you can be sure that your choice is the right one for you. It will also ensure there won't be any nasty surprises and you will know the expected quality of your log cabin. Our large display site near Woking in Surrey, where you can see examples of these log buildings and see the quality, is open 7 days week. Well worth doing! However by doing so you can be sure that your log cabin will meet your needs. Our family business background in garden buildings manufacturing started in 1979. This experience is important to use and also helps to give us the know how about the quality of materials which should be used. Our Ethos is 'Make to a Standard - NOT down to a price'.
It appears to be easy to purchase a log cabin - just look on the 'web' see a model you like and then try to find the best price - simple! Well - NO. Because there is such a large range of log buildings available the quality (or lack of it with many of the cheap make down to a price units) varies tremendously. So you do need to tread very carefully to ensure you are not disappointed.
By buying from an established business you can be reasonably sure that they have a great deal of expertise in the market and, more importantly, they listen to their customers. To this end you will find that most established businesses actually have 'bricks and mortar' premises and the 'web' is just a tool to inform the public of their products. You will also find that these type of businesses tend to have staff available to actually talk to (just like in days gone by) unlike many web sites where you are expected to communicate through the wonders of email.
With the 'web' with its flashy web pages and possibly a glossy brochure you will never know what your proposed log building will be like in 'real life'. This is why it's important to try to view any potential log building before delivery. This way you can see how well it's been made, whether there is sufficient height inside, are the doors and windows solidly made (or flimsy, cheap and nasty) and how good is the timber used. Whilst cabin companies on the 'web' claim it's good purchase online and that you can save money it's not possible to be sure what you are getting. If they are not prepared to let you see their buildings beforehand then be very wary. The cheapest price is not always the best value.
Again a great deal of money can be saved by selecting cheaper log cabin kits but you need to ensure that only the correct and best materials are used. This means using Nordic timber which comes from the colder parts of Europe such as Sweden, Norway, Finland where it grows very slowly. This ensure the greatest density to the timber ensuring it remains very stable even in the UK weather. By using faster growing cheaper trees on these units makes those cabins more likely to have more movement in your garden.
The best and smallest thickness of timber you should use for log rooms is 44mm thick. This thickness gives immense strength to the building which makes it suitable for all uses. Also it good to have other options of thickness - such as 70mm - for extreme cases. I've seen cases where 19mm logs (how they call it logs I don't know) are used which makes for a very cheap building. However don't lean on them as they will fall down. 28mm logs can be suitable provided the right quality of timber is used and not fast growing timber.
You will find the better log buildings have double glazing as standard but on the cheaper models will only have single glazed windows. This does reduce the cost of the building but makes it even harder to keep warm in the Winter and harder (not many people think of this) to keep cooler in the Summer.
There are advantages for standard sizes and layouts as this helps to keep the cost down, but quite often you would like a size to suit YOUR garden or you would like the doors and windows in a different place. This is why it's good to talk to a company who can make your log cabin to suit YOU. It may be a little more expensive but the extra cost can make the difference between 'making do' or getting fulfillment from your new log building.
Ensure that all the gable and shaped ends are supplied cut to shape and size. Many cheap cabin kits manufacturers supply these shaped ends needing to be cut by you. This saves money but mean more work for you and the possibility of mistakes