Log cabin kits in the are multi-talented buildings and are used for many activities from the mundane storage of garden tools and equipment as well as the lawnmower. They also provide safe secure storage for bikes, children’s toys and barbecues but can also be used as a garden workshop where the owner can make items or complete DIY jobs from the house. It also can provide an area for engaging in the owner’s hobby and this can range from one end of the scale to the other.

These garden cabin kits can also be used as home fitness centres but, in this case, care must be taken to ensure the floor is strong enough and that there is sufficient height in the building. The general ‘run of the mill’ kits which can be bought very cheaply (and there is a reason why they are cheap) on the web will not fit the bill. If you are planning to put an exercise bike or running machine in there then you need to do some research and contact a company such as 1st Choice Leisure Buildings.

This will ensure that the floor is strong enough and you don’t want any chipboard or OSB (oriental strand board) floors as these are unsuitable. (You may see these advertised as ‘solid sheet materials’ as the cabin kit suppliers don’t want you to know you are buying a cheaply made floor) The other main consideration is height. Many of the cheap models are suitable for friends of Snow White a.k.a as the seven dwarfs. If you fit into that bracket then they may do the trick for you. If not then ensure your new garden cabin kit has a minimum of 6½ feet headroom (2.0m) or more. Always check out the height beforehand

Another option is to go for a purpose built garden log cabin kit complete with lining and insulation. This will ensure that it’s easier to keep warm in the winter and cooler in summer. Many people don’t give a thought to how hot it may be in the summer but 1st Choice, who has been involved in this business since 1979, understand this and are able to advise on the suitability of a building for you.

If you are not quite the athlete type and enjoy your sport in an armchair then buying a log cabin kit can fit the bill for you as well. This is according to Marks and Spencer (M&S) who say that nearly 1½ million men (surely some women?) have a den of some sort in their outbuilding or garage and this enables them to watch sport, such as the World Cup, Champions League or European Championships, in peace.

M&S stress that thought should be given to ensuring that the equipment in their cabin is covered by adequate insurance. This applies to the flowers, plants and trees in the garden as well. The head of general insurance, Andrew Ferguson, said that owners should check their home contents policy as to whether garden goods and items out in the cabin are covered. In any instance, the owner is responsible for the security of it to ensure items can’t be stolen.

A survey by Halifax showed that British men will be spending over £4 billion converting buying log cabin kits and the like and turning thems into dens and installing widescreen TV’s. The moral of this story is that you ensure you have the correct insurance policy in place BEFORE any claim is required. Without it, you will feel as sad as most England supporters after the latest penalty shoot out.


Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Log Cabin Kits Use On Green Belt Land

Log cabin have developed massively over the years and are now quite a popular choice for garden leisure or recreation rooms in the garden. They also are quite popular for home offices or for temporary sleeping accommodation for the odd guest that appears. If you are using it as a home office and employing somebody to work in the cabin then you are likely to need permission. In this instance it’s important to realise that approval from the local council is not likely to be forthcoming unless several safety criteria are met.

The choice of log cabin kits is great but you will find that most are made abroad and are delivered to the UK in set sizes and styles which is fine if you can live with that particular size and style. However, a wooden cabin should reflect your personality and it’s great to know that your new building has been built to suit YOUR requirements and to the style to suit YOUR garden. This is where the Trentan Log Cabins score big time.

They have a massive range of garden cabin kits which will meet most needs. Even the doors and windows can go where YOU would like them to go on most of them and not where they are dictated to be the retailer. Made from Scandinavian pine you can see that the Trentan garden cabin kits are designed around you and your needs.

Whilst log cabins can happily be situated in a domestic situation, subject to a few limitations, such as overall height, if the cabins are to be used in a commercial situation then planning and building regulations are required. And this can be a touchy subject depending on the location. I was watching a program recently about the work of planning officers and plans had been submitted for six holiday log cabins to be situated on green belt land.

There was support for this however the planning officer, who had no idea how these log cabin kits were delivered, (they come in individual log sections which are slotted together and this build up into the completed log building) objected on the grounds that the proposed site was on green belt, which is a valid point, but mainly because the large sections of the flat pack cabins would cause damage to the established trees.

Even when it was pointed out that the wooden cabin is made in small sections and would be carried in by hand she refused to relent and recommended refusal and this is what happened. The locals were a little disappointed by this as they believed it would bring income into the area.

However in another part of the country, an application for cabins to be used on green belt land caused controversy. Bolton councilors approved the building of a self build interlocking garden cabin at Shore LodgeFarm in Egerton even though the development was on green belt land. The reason for this was for security reasons after there had been a spate of thefts and vandalism at the site. This cabin was given approval only hours after Gary Neville, the former Manchester United footballer, had been refused permission to build an eco house on green belt land in Harwood.

Clearly it seems that these planners are a law onto themselves in connection with issues about the green belt. The strange decisions made can make you wonder what is the green belt all about. It’s clearly a good thing to protect the countryside from urban expansion but the planners do need to ‘sing from the same hymn sheet’ (what a terrible expression) when making decisons about people buying a garden log cabin kit for their garden.


Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Comprehensive Surrey Display Sites For Viewing

We believe that it is vital that you are given the opportunity to inspect a log cabin kit before parting with your money so we have established two easily-accessible display sites near Guildford and Farnham in Surrey which, hopefully, is not too far away where you can come and see over 100 buildings from all of our main ranges of buildings. You can browse our cabins and log building kits at your leisure without worrying about any high pressure salesmen pouncing on you (not that we would employ that type in any case!). If you need any help then we are there to advise.

Guildford Showrooms

Click on VIEW LARGER Map For Directions

Farnham Showrooms

Click on VIEW LARGER Map For Directions

Optional Full installation (Erection) Service Available

Besides supplying some of the nicest cabin kit to you we can optionally (chargeable) arrange the assembly of them for you providing there is a suitable base. And if there isn’t, don’t worry, we can build that for you too for a small extra charge. Experts in timber cabins, wooden huts and log building kits. And so much more so take a small drive and come and see us.

How Qualified Are We To Offer Advice?

1st Choice, being a family business, have been involved in the manufacture of quality buildings since 1979 when Robin started his first production unit.

Craig, Robin’s son, joined in 1990 and trained at Guildford College in joinery. For over 20 years we ran one of the largest UK building companies in the south of England and made the conscious decision to only deal with quality materials which we knew would last the test of time.

This ethos probably comes from our upbringing. Robin’s father and grandfather were Master Butchers in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire where quality and customer service was always the keyword behind their businesses.

Craig is a key member of the business and is helping 1st Choice to embrace the challenges of the 21st century. With his two children, Daniel and Rebecca, the future looks very promising. You can see we are not just salespeople selling a range of products we know nothing about.  We have the history behind us to ensure that when you choose ‘1st Choice’ then you know your building actually will be ‘1st Choice’!

Trentan Log Cabin Kit Brochure

Trentan Log Cabins Brochure - 1st Choice Leisure Buildings
You can see our general brochure about our Trentan garden cabin kits on this page. More detailed information is on each product page.

Trentan Price List For All Models

Trentan Garden Cabins Prices - 1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Link to our price list for all Trentan log buildings. On this price list you can see the kits and sizes available as well as the cladding thickness.

Our Range Of Trentan Log Cabin Kits, Scandinavian Garden Cabin Kits
Trentan Photo Album
Many Photos To View
Trentan Log
Cabins

CSB Photo Album Log Cabins

Ottershaw Corner Bldg
2.4m x 2.4m (40mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Ottershaw Corner Building

Abinger Mini Cabin
2.5m x 2.0m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Abinger Mini Cabin

Mortimer 1 Corner Cabin
2.8m x 2.8m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Mortimer Corner Building

Esher “1” Corner Cabin
2.4m x 2.4m (40mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Esher Corner Building

Esher “2” Corner Bldg
2.8m x 4.48m (40mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Esher Corner Building

Abinger Garden Cabin
3.0m x 2.5m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Abinger Log Cabin

Sandhurst “1” Apex Cabin
3.0 x 3.6m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Sandhurst Garden Log Building

Brockham Cabin With Shed
3.0 x 3.9m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Brockham Garden Log Cabin Shed

Addlestone Wooden Cabin
3.0m x 4.8m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Addlestone Wood Cabin

Bagshot Mini Pent Cabin
3.3 x 2.4m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Bagshot Mini Cabin

Mortimer “2” Corner Cabin
3.3m x 3.3m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Mortime Corner Building

Chertsey Apex Cabin
3.5m x 3.0m (40mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Chertsey Log Cabin Kit

Chilworth Apex Cabin Kit
3.5m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Chilworth Building

Sandhurst “2” Apex Cabin
3.6 x 3.6m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Sandhurst Garden Log Cabin

Reading Apex Cabin
3.6 x 5.5m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Reading Building

Betchworth “1” Apex Cabin
3.8 x 2.8m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Betchworth Wood Cabin Kits

Deepcut “1” Apex Cabin
3.8 x 2.8m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Deepcut Building

Wonersh “1” Cabin Shed
3.9m x 2.4m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Wonersh Multi Room Log Cabin Shed

Albury Apex Cabin Kit
3.9m x 3.0m (40mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Albury Building

Epsom “2” Three Room Cabin
3.9 x 5.07m (70mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Epsom Three Room Multi Cabin

Epsom “1” Three Room Cabin
3.9 x 6.34m (70mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Epsom Three Room Multi Cabin

Knaphill Clockhouse Cabin
4.0m x 2.5m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Knaphill Clockhouse Cabin

Woking Log Clockhouse
4.0m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Woking Clockhouse Cabin

Bagshot Pent Timber Cabin
4.0 x 3.1m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Bagshot Cabin

Bagshot Pent Wood Cabin
4.0 x 3.1m (70mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Bagshot Cabin

Pyrford L Shaped Log Cabin
4.0m x 4.0m x 2.0m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Pyrford L Shaped Cabin

Newbury Pent Cabin Kit
4.1m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Newbury Pent Cabin

Haslemere Apex Cabin
4.2m x 3.0m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Haslemere Building

Windsor “1” Octagonal Cabin
4.21 x 4.21m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Windsor Octagonal Cabin

Chessington Combo Pent
4.5m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Chessington Cabin Shed Combo

Lambourn Bi-Fold Doors
4.5m x 3.3m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Lambourn Building

Maidenhead “1” Pent Cabin
4.5m x 3.3m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Maidenhead Log Building

Sandhurst “3” Apex Cabin
4.5 x 3.6m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Sandhurst Garden Log Cabin

Hungerford “1” Garden Cabin
4.5m x 3.6m (70mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Hungerford Building

Reading “1” Apex Cabin
4.5 x 5.5m – 4.5 x 5.5m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Reading Building

Pirbright Mono-Pitch Cabin
4.55m x 3.3m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Pirbright Pent Cabin

Bray Pent Timber Cabin Kit
4.58 x 3.38m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Bray Pent Cabin

Betchworth “2” Apex Cabin
4.8 x 2.8m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Betchworth Cabin Kits

Oxshott Timber Cabin
4.8m x 2.8m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Oxshott Wood Cabin

Puttenham Wooden Cabin
4.8m x 2.8m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Puttenham Building

Effingham Apex Cabin
4.8m x 3.6m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Effingham Wood Cabin

Deepcut “2” Apex Cabin
4.8 x 3.8m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Deepcut Log Cabin

Wonersh Cabin Shed Kit
3.9m x 2.4m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Wonersh Multi Room Log Cabin Shed

Alfold Multi Room Cabin
5.0m x 3.0m (70mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Alfold Multi Room Cabin

Sunningdale “1” Apex Cabin
5.1m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Sunningdale Garden Log Cabin

Banstead Pent Cabin
5.1m x 3.3m (40mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Banstead Building

Sunningdale “2” Apex Cabin
2.4m x 2.4m (40mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Sunningdale Garden Log Cabin

Eton Apex Garden Cabin
5.1m x 3.9m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Eton Wood Cabin

Sandhurst “4” Apex Cabin
5.1 x 3.9m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Sandhurst Garden Timber Cabin

Hungerford “2” Garden Cabin
5.1m x 3.9m (70mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Hungerford Building

Hungerford “3” Garden Cabin
5.1m x 5.1m (70mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Hungerford Building

Bagshot “2” Pent Log Cabin
5.2 x 3.4m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Bagshot Cabin

Brookwood Apex Cabin
5.2m x 3.7m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Brookwood Log Cabin With Porch

Brookwood Apex Cabin Kit
5.2m x 3.7m (70mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Brookwood Cabin With Porch

Bisley Clockhouse Cabin
5.3m x 3.8m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Bisley Clockhouse Log Building

Crowthorne Clockhouse Cabin
5.3m x 3.8m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Crowthorne Clockhouse Cabin Shed

Lambourn Bi-Fold Doors
5.3m x 3.8m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Lambourn Building

Maidenhead “2” Pent Cabin
5.3m x 3.8m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Maidenhead Log Cabin

Bray Pent Cabin Kit
5.3m x 3.9m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Bray Log Building

Shere “1” Garden Pavilion
5.4m x 5.2m (70mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Shere Pavilion Cabin

Reading “2” Apex Cabin
5.4m x 5.4m (70mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Reading Garden Log Cabin

Bagshot “6” Pent Wood Cabin
5.69 x 3.59m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Bagshot Cabin

Windsor “2” Octagonal Cabin
5.71m x 4.21m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Windsor Octagonal Log Cabin

Shalford “1” Apex Cabin
5.75m x 3.0m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Shalford Wood Cabin

Dunsfold Multi Room Cabin
5.75m x 3.7m (44mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Dunsfold Multi Room Building

Mayford Multi Room Cabin
5.75m x 3.7m (44mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Mayford Two Room Cabin

Tadworth Multi Room Cabin
5.75m x 3.7m (44mm)
Installation Service Option

Trentan Tadworth Two Room Log Cabin

Shalford “2” Apex Cabin
6.0m x 3.0m (70mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Shalford Wood Cabin

Ripley Three Room Cabin
6.0m x 4.5m (44mm)
Optional Fitting Service

Trentan Ripley Three Room Cabin

Ascot “1” Pent Cabin Shed
6.2m x 3.4m (70mm)
Option To Erect Building

Trentan Ascot 1 Pent Log Cabin

Ascot “2” Pent Cabin Shed
8.2m x 3.4m (70mm)
Optional Assembly Service

Trentan Ascot 2 Pent Timber Cabin

Farnham Show Site

1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Squires Garden Centre,
Bagshot Lea Road,
Badshot Lea,
Farnham,
GU9 9JX UK
Phone 01252 311085

DIRECTIONS VIEW DETAILS

Woking Show Site

1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln,
Sutton Green,
Guildford,
GU4 7QA UK
Phone 01483 237550

DIRECTIONS VIEW DETAILS
logo

1st Choice Leisure Buildings For Log Cabins, Summer Houses, Garden Offices & Concrete Garages

Call us today on 0800 999 6995 email [email protected]