Can I Have a Different Style or Size?
Yes, you can. If you like any of our designa but would like a different size then we should be able to help you. Likewise, if you like the 8×10 log cabin size but would like a different design then we can make it bespoke to suit you. Take a look at our bespoke cabin
page or call our freephone number 0800 999 6995
and let us know what YOU would like.
We understand that the regular selection of pre-made cabins may not fulfill everyone's requirements, so we are able to provide custom cabins to accommodate those needs. All of our purpose made Trentan log cabins have the following specifications.
- Walls:-Choice of 44mm or 70mm thick double tongue and groove interlocking logs.
- Floor:- 18mm T&G match boarding on pressure treated floor joist (included as standard and NOT a chargeable optional extra)
- Roof:- 18mm T&G match boarding on sturdy roof purlins
- Roof Overhang:- approx 200mm overhang on all four sides
- Roof Covering:- Felt tiles (black, grey, brown or green) on apex buildings. Roofing felt on all pent cabins.
- Building Height:- Under 2.5m overall (excluding any base or roof insulation upgrades)
There are three steps to obtaining a price online.
- Step One:- Select building size, log thickness and roof style - apex, pent, reverse apex or long ridge.
- Step Two:- Add doors and windows to suit your requirements.
- Step Three:- Add up the total cost. Or call us on 01483 237500 for friendly help and guidance.
Other options available as follows
- Full height internal partitions
- Extension to roof canopy
- Decorative 'Clockhouse' roof dormer
- Insulated floor and roof kit
- Paint and preservation package
- Internal bar
L Shaped Cabin
Multi Room Log Cabin
Can I Insulate My log cabin?
Yes, you can insulate your log cabin. Insulating a log cabin
is essential for maintaining a comfortable interior temperature and reducing energy costs. Proper insulation can be installed on the roof and floor to provide thermal resistance and prevent heat loss. There are various insulation materials and methods available, so it’s important to choose the most suitable option for your log cabin based on local climate and building regulations. We can help with this so give us a call.
Where Should I Locate My Cabin?
When deciding on the location for your log cabin, ensure it is placed on a level area with good drainage to prevent water accumulation. Choose a spot that provides easy access and is not obstructed by trees or other structures. Additionally, placing the building close to where you will be using it improves efficiency.
What About Electric To The Building?
Electricity can be useful for powering lights, heating, and electronic devices. It’s important to consult a qualified electrician to ensure safe and compliant electrical work. The placement of outlets and light switches should suit the building’s intended use. Planning for the sunroom’s electrical needs from the start can create a comfortable, functional space. We can arrange this for you if needed.
What Can I Use A Cabin For?
These buildings can be used for various purposes, including as a peaceful retreat for relaxation and leisure activities. It can serve as a space for outdoor dining, entertaining guests, or as a quiet spot for reading and enjoying the natural surroundings. Additionally, it can be utilised as a home office or studio for creative pursuits. Its versatility makes it an ideal space for enjoying the warmer months and extending the living area of a property.
Ensure you do your research to ensure your new log building will be right for you. Take a look at our ‘Buying A Log Cabin?’
article for more guidelines.
It appears to be easy to purchase a 8 x 8 garden cabin – look on the internet to see a model you like and then try to find the best price – simple! Well – NO. Because there is such an extensive range of wooden log buildings available, the quality (or lack of it) varies considerably. You need to tread carefully to ensure you are not disappointed. It would be best if you considered so many different things before you ‘sign on the dotted line’ so ask as many questions as you want and ensure you are happy with the answers … more
By buying from an established business you can be reasonably sure that they have a great deal of expertise in the market. More importantly, they listen to their customers. This doesn’t mean avoid younger companies but just be a little more aware of their trading record … more
An ideal thickness which you should use for log buildings is 44mm. This thickness provides adequate strength to the building which makes it suitable for most uses. Thicker 70mm timber is the best as it is naturally insulating. This means that you do not need to install expensive wall insulation … more
With the internet, it’s often difficult to see what your new log outbuilding will be like. This is why it’s important to view your wood cabin before delivery. This way you can see how well it’s been made, whether there is sufficient head height, whether the doors and windows are solidly made and how good the timber is … more
The better timber cabins have double glazing as standard, but cheaper models only have single-glazed windows. This does reduce the cost of the building marginally but it makes it harder to keep the building warm in Winter. Conversely, it is also harder (and not many people think of this) to keep the cabin cooler in Summer … more
Ensure that all apex and pent cabin-shaped ends are supplied cut to size & shape. Many cheap cabin kit manufacturers supply panels which need to be cut by you. This may save money but means more work for you and the possibility of mistakes. It makes good sense to have the least amount of work possible. The best option is to have the cabin built for you. … more
Most 8×8 log cabins are supplied untreated as standard but all buildings will require suitable protection from the elements. Many of our buildings have an option to have a factory-applied paint/stain finish but our interlocking log cabins generally do not. In these cases, we can help. Our years of experience have led us to recommend Sadolin Superdec as our preferred option when you are looking for a quality opaque-coloured finish that looks good and offers your new building a superior level of protection… more