Lugarde Dorney Apex Log Cabin.
Fully Bespoke To Suit You.
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Lugarde Dorney Specifications
|✅Width:||500 cm (other sizes possible)|
|✅Depth:||550 cm (other sizes possible)|
|✅Surface:||20 cu m|
|✅Wall Thickness:||44mm (also in 68mm)|
|✅Ridge Height:||330 cm|
|✅Eaves Height:||225 cm|
|✅Window:||2 x PE21|
|✅Door (s):||1 X PE22H|
|✅Roof Type:||Apex, Gable Pointed Roof.|
|✅Roof Overhang:||30 cm.|
|✅Kiln Dried Timber:||Northern Country Spruce 14-16% kiln dried|
|✅System:||Log Cabin System|
|✅Plans:||Click For Floor Plans|
Lugarde make some of the best log cabins in the UK and more importantly they are made to match YOUR needs. All of their products are very versatile and can meet most things thrown at them. But the reasons Lugarde stand out from the ordinary are many as follows.
Decades of Experience. Lugarde have been producing the very best log cabins and garden rooms since 1978. And since then they have developed their range to reflect the quality right down to the smallest detail. This dedication have enabled Lugarde to become the market leader in the UK and the Netherlands.
Bespoke Log Cabin Are The ‘Norm’ They understand that all customers are unique and that their choice of cabin should reflect their particular requirements. Although there is a choice of standard designs over 90% of the buildings supplied are custom made. That is the beauty of being the manufacturer so every design and size is possible – even odd sizes like 5.78m x 4.34m present no problem. AND the best part is that there is no premium for being fully bespoke. A Lugarde cabin delivered to Surrey for the price of their standard models. Access the Lugarde 3D log cabin configurator here.
Show sites to View Their Products. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, which was established in 1979, have a Surrey show site where you can see examples of these cabins. We are able to chat and advise the customer and quite often suggest things which were not thought about ensuring the IDEAL cabin.
|✅||Very robust and solid construction|
|✅||Fitted with double-glazed units|
|✅||Sealed with a silicone sealant to prevent water ingress|
|✅||Drainage holes included as standard|
|✅||Made from laminated timber to prevent warping|
|✅||Fitted with high-quality cylinder locks that meet European standards|
|✅||Fitted with draught-excluding rubber seals as standard|
|✅||Chrome-coloured door handles included|
|✅||Adjustable split hinges (three-way adjustability) fitted as standard|
|✅||Doors fitted with an aluminium wear strip to protect the threshold|
|✅||Window crossbars have a modern appearance with a unique and simple click-in clip system|
|✅||Roofing shingles are included for apex roofs. You have a choice of black, blue, brown, green or red.|
|✅||Flat roofs are delivered with a complete roofing kit including an EPDM rubber sheet, roof drainage outlet, adhesive kit and wide aluminium roof trims|
What Is Included & Options
All windows and doors are fitted with HR++ double glazing
4mm glass + 16 mm argon gas filled + 4mm glass
Windows and doors have a high insulation value of 1.1.
With the delivery you will receive a sports bag including:-
The floor plan
List of materials
A log book
All fastenings and metalwork’s
Roof Shingles (Felt Tiles):
Bitumen roof shingles are included
Choose from Blue, Brown, Green, Red or Black
Pressure treated foundation beams:
Pressure treated foundation beams require no further treatment
The foundation beams are fixed together with aluminium corner clips
The beams are included (no additional charge)
At a 44mm wall thickness: a choice between diamond cut log or straight cut logs.
At a wall thickness of 28mm the corner profiles have diamond cut logs
At a wall thickness of 68mm the corner profiles have straight cut logs.
Would you like chrome or brass door fitting? It’s your choice.
Our window handles, extenders and door handles are of very high quality.
You will receive a set of keys with the handles to close your garden cabin.
Free installation quote:
Don’t you want to assemble your own log cabin? Ask 1st Choice for a free quotation offer for the assembly. Our approved installers and lots of experience assembling these Lugarde garden cabins. Also ask about services such as base building and electrics.
You can order an internal floor.
Our internal floors are made of 19mm strong tongue and groove wooden boards
Our internal floor boards are fixed to pressure treated floor beams.
An internal floor prevents rising damp.
Spray impregnated doors & windows:
Spray-impregnation is a treatment to protect windows and doors against the fungi and rotting process. This treatment will take care that all parts are protected, that can’t be reached after installation. You can choose between a colourless spray-impregnation or one of Lugarde’s four translucent colours. For optimal protection we advise you to stain the windows and doors within one year. Attention If you choose the paint treatment for your windows and doors it is not necessary to choose the spray-impregnation. During staining a pre-treatment is included. Because Lugarde check EVERY order, this will be checked accurately in advance.
Painted doors & windows:
Would you like to paint as less as possible? Then choose a factory-treatment for your window and doors. Because you want to enjoy your log cabin as long as possible, we will protect your windows and doors against weather influences. This is done by treating them twice with a spray-treatment as a pre-treatment and then by painting in the colour of your choice. With these three layers the windows and doors are protected against the ‘great outdoors’. They will use the Dutch quality brand Sigma paint. Attention If you choose the paint treatment for your windows and doors it is not necessary to choose the spray-impregnation. During staining a pre-treatment of spray-impregnation is included. Because Lugarde check EVERY order, this will be checked accurately in advance.
Spray treatment of entire building:
Spray Treated Walls.
The entire building is treated including the parts that can’t be reached after assembly.
Your log cabin will be protected against the fungi and rotting process from day one.
You can choose from four translucent colours.
You will still need to treat the outside of your cabin within one year to protect it against any weather influences.
Pressure treatment is an alternative for staining and is an option for your cabin. So what does pressure treating mean?
Additional treatments like staining are not necessary anymore. You have a choice between a green or brown colour.
With pressure treating, the impregnating fluid is forced into the wood. The impregnated wood becomes swollen, so it is necessary to allow a longer delivery time to allow for drying.
When a log cabin is pressure treated there is no need for additional treatment.
After a while the wood will start to turn grey. The wood does not have to be stained but it is possible if you don’t like the grey colour.
Due to there high pressure during pressure treatment it is possible that the wood will change. Sometimes cracks and chinks may occur.
Fascia boards, roof beams and canopies will also be pressure treated.
Windows and doors will not be pressure treated.
|✅||We use only high-quality timber that originates from northern European countries with cold climates. The lower temperatures cause the trees to grow more slowly, meaning that the growth rings are closer together and the wood is more stable and durable.|
|✅||Our timber is kiln dried to a moisture content of approximately 14%-16% in a special drying room , thus reducing subsequent shrinkage.|
|✅||We keep wood waste and sawdust to a minimum and reuse it for other purposes.|
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Choosing a Stairway for your Log Home
What you need to consider when choosing a stairway for your log home. This is not normally relevant for the standard log cabin but it’s interesting to see what is involved.Stairs are one of the most used and hardest working items in your home. They are pounded, jumped upon and abused more than any other horizontal surface, so they should get more consideration in your planning phase than just “they look good”. Log stairs in particular can have hidden faults and are prone to eventual failure if these are not addressed in the construction of the stairway.
First and foremost, metal and wood do not play nicely together in stairway construction. Lag bolts or a treaded rod are often secured in the soft inner core of the log and under normal everyday use, the treads will start to loosen up even if you keep tightening the screws. It’s obvious it will not last and is a construction flaw. If you ever walked across a squeaky floor or stairs that squeaked, this means that the metal holding these pieces of wood together has failed.
Secondly as mentioned before, the inner core is soft and is easily compressed so that if a long stair life is hoped to be achieved, connections have to be incorporated with the outer shell of the log using wooden dowels and strong rigid glue that dries as hard as a rock.
Thirdly, the glue is very important. We found that basic carpenters glue does not work well with logs. We discovered a special hybrid poly glue from Scandinavia that works best and nothing moves after it’s glued, which is what you need for a long life of your stairway.
For example the treads on these stairs are all natural they have a 2 1/2″ solid slow growth hard maple dowel. This is like using a baseball bat for a dowel drilled 10mm into the tread for maximum glue strength.
To provide optimal support we drill at a 4 degree angle that mimics the natural strength of a branch into the center post. We drill through the hard outer crust of the post of the log cabin home into the soft inner core and then through the other side of the log into the solid outer layers stopping just short of the outer wall.
The end result is a stair tread solidly glued that mimics a natural tree branch. Our glue has a strength of 7000 lbs. per square inch so this gives approximately 50,000 lbs. of holding strength. I have personally lifted up a car with one tread just to test its sturdiness.
The stair treads are then capable of supporting the hand railings because they are strong and should never loosen. The key to building long lasting stairs is keep the wood happy by crafting them in a way that works best for the wood. Happy stairs are healthy stairs!