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If You Can Buy a Better 12X8 Log Cabin – Then Buy It!
Most gardens would have a shed, summer house or some form of out house but there is a growing attraction to log cabins, even at the moment during the current economic gloom, and a 12X8 log cabin is a popular size. It may be that people are trying to cheer them selves up of feel that there is no point keeping their savings in the bank with the criminal interest rates being offered. This only seems to be the case with people a little older and who have probably paid off their mortgage and are enjoying a little freedom with their purse strings. Many people are not lucky enough to be in this position and are just ‘getting by’ which can be very hard for them. I really hope that in the not too distant future the economy will pick up for everyone.
However, the lucky ones who can afford a new building have a great choice to choose from. But as with many other purchases care needs to be taken before spending your hard earned money. There are many companies which import these log cabins from abroad and which can do a perfectly adequate job. But there are limitations on the styles and sizes available due to the way these log cabins are made.
Being made on a mass production line can cut costs, and hopefully, keep the price down, however it’s important that the quality of the produce is kept high AND that these log cabins are not made DOWN to a price. If you can live with the limited sizes and the few styles available these may be the log cabins for you, however, if you want a log cabin to fit YOUR needs and to fit your garden then there is only one option and that is the Trentan range of log cabins.
These superb 12 x 8 log cabins and many other sizes to suit are made using their state of the art machinery to exacting standards which is crucial these days.
This factory, even though is has some of the most modern machines in the industry can be very old fashioned in their approach to customer service. I.e. They remember what it is, not unlike, many of the log cabin companies springing up and just shipping cheap (and often cheaply made) cabins from abroad. If you are getting a better product then this could be some justification but the Trentan Log Cabins are really top notch.
The other downside with most of these other log cabin companies is that you can not see what they are offering. You have to rely on a web site, or if you are lucky, a colour leaflet or brochure. Until the log cabin arrives you have no idea what it will be like. Having travelled half way across Europe you need to be aware of any possible pitfalls.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, who sell the Trentan Log Cabins, have a display site where you can see examples of these log cabins in apex and pent styles and in sizes 12ft x 8ft and larger or smaller to suit. By taking a look at these delightful buildings ‘in the flesh’, so to speak, you can be sure you won’t be disappointed. Add in the free advice and friendly service combined with the flexibility of any size and any layout to suit you can be sure these log cabins will hit the mark.
Hopefully a couple in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire will overcome problems in them getting an interlocking 12X8 log cabin built which they intend to use to help disabled people in their area. The plans to build an energy-efficient power plant nearby means the area where they wanted the log cabin to so was under threat. Hopefully an alternative site will be found so that members of the Feidle Fun charity would be able to enjoy their new cabin. This would help them to enjoy outdoors activities such as fishing and socialising.
Log Cabin Hide makes Twitchers Rejoice
Planning permission for a 12X8 log cabin was greeted with celebrations by bird enthusiasts in Berkshire after Wokingham Council’s decision to allow it to go ahead it was reported by the Reading Post. This new bird hide, which will cover a large range of habitats including lakes, rivers and meadows will attract a large range of waterfowl at the Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst near Reading. Success for this log cabin only came after several earlier applications by the Friends of Lavell’s Lake (FOLL) had been refused because of a disagreement about the security fence to go around the hide. The council had felt that the proposals were out of character for the country area, its surroundings and location. Bushes were the council’s recommendations and now its been agreed work is able to go ahead.
Fraser Cottington, Chairman of FOLL had told the Reading Post that they were very excited about the decision but still have to sort out a few landscaping aspects and special conditions in the gardens. Provided there are no unnecessary aesthetic impact on the site from the hide being there then the planning permit would be able to be implemented with all parties being happy.
A bird hide essentially is a shelter which is usually camouflaged to the local background. Wooden sheds are often converted for this use where the shed will have small slits, openings or shutters cut for viewing the wildlife rather than large windows. From this converted shed-hide wildlife and birds can be observed at close quarters without disturbing their natural habits. In the early days these sheds were used for hunting enabling hunters to catch their target easier, nowadays, they are mainly used for recreational use and found in parks, large gardens and wetlands. Nowadays a log cabin about 12ft x 8ft is a good size for this purpose and will suit up to 8 people reasonably well.
Bird watchers are often called ‘twitchers’ and quite often they will travel a long way to see the rarer birds to our country. These adapted shed-hides, sometime garden cabins are used, provide a dry place to observe these special creatures. They often need to have a lot of patience but are well rewarded when a rare visitor comes to our shores and the moment is captured forever on camera, in their mind and at their discussions afterwards.