10×8 Log Cabin | Insulated Option | Bespoke Sizes | Assembly Service
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please visit this page for information on how the current lockdown is affecting our display sites and installations.
Beware Cheap Inferior 10X8 Log Cabins From Abroad
There are a great deal of log cabins available on the market and, like most other items, you will find that there are companies looking for the next money making scheme and after your money. These companies tend to deal with cheap imports and then sell them on to the customer. The problem being is that unless you can see these log cabins you are never sure of what you are going to get. And you will find these type of companies don’t want to spend out on a show site.Now you can get really high quality log cabins from abroad besides the mass made, cheap log cabins. However, if the 3m x 3m log cabin appears to be cheap or very inexpensive then there will be a good reason for that and that it’s made from cheaper, often less suitable, materials. As they say ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ so ‘buyer beware’.
The best advice is to visit a show site where you can see the log cabins in situ. By doing that you are removing the element of doubt which there may be if buying online an unseen product. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings has a Log Cabin show site where you see their Trentan high quality, extremely well made, interlocking cabins. By viewing the examples on display you can ascertain how good they are and how stylish they would look in your garden.
Besides being mostly made from 44mm thick or 70mm interlocking log you will find that they use nordic deal will give you a longer lasting and better looking cabin.
When visiting their log cabin display sites you will be able to view the great height of these 10ft x 8ft buildings which means you will have a great feeling of space inside. If you need your log cabin to be below 2.5m because of planning issues then many of these log cabins are made less than 2.5m so planning issues are not a problem. The floors are made from heavy duty T&G timber boards, NO chipboard, OSB or sheet materials – likewise the roofs.
As 1st Choice appreciate log cabins are designed to be used all year round their Trentan Log Cabins come as standard with double glazed doors and windows. Not content with that they offer different styles of doors and windows, at no extra cost, so they can suit your preference. No half measures or compromises needed nor expensive options.
Where these Trentan Log Cabins really score is in the available sizes. Whatever size from 10X8 upwards you are looking for can be done. Where ever you want the doors and windows it can be done. Internal partitions can sometimes be done. Built in flexibility is the name of the game.
The ‘cherry on the top’ so to speak is these can be made to suit your needs although these to tend to be more expensive with a longer lead in time when available. The key to any building is the quality of them whether it’s made in the UK or abroad, however, if you take a look at the customer independent ratings you will find that 1st Choice rating is very highly rated at the moment.
So ensure you do your homework before lashing out a load of money. Take a look at any 10X8 log cabins you are interested in to ensure you are happy with the quality as well as the background of the company. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings have been involved in the garden building business since 1979 and over all this time have listened to their customers.
Wooden cabins have also been helping in the leisure industry where the latest idea is ‘glamping’ which to you and me means luxury camping. In Cwmcarn, in south Wales, 10 x 8 wooden log cabins have been introduced into a campsite in the town. This is hoped to bring a new wave of tourists into the area and boost the local economy. It was suggested that each log cabin will generate over £12k per year income.
These specific log cabins are dome shaped, so a little different to the ‘norm’ and are equipped with all ‘mod cons’ so the holiday makers can enjoy their time in a ‘home from home’. The shape of these cabins is said to look a little like something out of Teletubby Land but the key thing is whether they attract visitors and bring money into the area. The venture is supported by the local council, which is good to hear.
Garden Cabins worth a Thousand Words
If a picture can paint a 1000 words then our new photo album is worth 1½ MILLION words. This saying meaning ‘a picture tells a story just as well as a large amount of descriptive text’ appears to have started in the early part of the 20th century.Frederick R Barnard, in his article in Printers Ink in December 1921, claimed the effectiveness of pictures in advertising and that his ‘One Look is worth a Thousand Words’ was oriental in origin and so added ‘so said a famous Japanese philosopher’ to his saying. Printers Ink also printed another form of this saying – ‘Chinese Proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words’ also suggesting a oriental origin.You can view our photo gallery with over 1520 photographs including our super range of 10X8 log cabins. All in full colour and each on their own page so you can view the great detail. All these photos are unique to 1st Choice, meaning you can’t see these elsewhere.
You can click through the thumbnails of the individual ranges and with most of these ranges being only available from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings you can be sure you are not buying mass produced inferior garden buildings but quality log cabin buildings made to exacting standards where attention to detail is paramount.
At our garden cabins Surrey display sites there are Garden Sheds, Summer Buildings, Heavy Duty Workshop, Solar Potting Sheds, Trentan Cabins, and Concrete Garages for you to view.
Consider why the mass produced garden cabins makers don’t have display sites, they certainly have the turnover to be able to afford display sites if they wished but this would then enable you to see what cheap materials are used, how weak the floor, walls, doors and roof actually are. There’s no law against selling anything from lightweight materials providing you are not led to believe that you are comparing these cheap cabins from the quality long lasting garden buildings available from us or the other quality manufacturers.
How do I know this? I’ve been in the garden buildings business since 1979 (pre Maggie Thatcher) so are aware of what is required. I’ve seen many companies fall by the wayside because of the inferior products offered. Many of the larger companies claim to have been making buildings for many, many years but in fact are ‘phoenix’ companies, new companies formed when the previous incarnation went into liquidation. And we all know what happens when companies go into liquidation – you lose your money.
So with our superb range, our photo album – with currently over 1500 photos – our large range of 10X8 display buildings means that we, as a small family firm, can compete against the massive mass produced shed companies because we can guarantee quality and actually care about our customers and reputation.
So in comparison with our superb photo albums, with each picture worth 1000 words, and excellent display site, with each building worth 10,000 words the large companies with no display sites are practically illiterate.