Can I Have a Different Style or Size?
Yes, you can. If you like the above design but would like a different size then we should be able to help you. Likewise, if you like the 8×8 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
Clockhouse Garden Log Cabin
Cabins By Size
Our range of Trentan and Humber log cabins for you to enjoy in your garden covers over 80 different models and sizes.
From apex and pent styles as well as clock houses, multi-room cabins, corner buildings and even ‘L’ shaped garden log cabins. Solidly constructed in slow-growing, interlocking Nordic timber from sustainable sources, they provide great protection from the weather.
With many models under 2.5m tall, you can select one of our luxury log cabins or log cabin kits to suit your needs. Also included are properly made double glazed doors and windows. We are also able to arrange cabin assembly as well as base building if required.
Many of our wooden cabins do not require planning permission. They will fit snugly in your garden. As long as the garden log cabin shed is built within the required distance from an adjoining property, you won’t have a problem. See our guide on this page about how to treat your log cabin.
Before committing yourself:
- View our high-quality buildings at one of our show sites.
- Come and see for yourself at our showrooms in Surrey. You will then be able to see for yourself that they are the best timber cabins available in the UK.
- No pushy salespeople, just experts that are happy to help
A wooden cabin is used mainly during the warmer months of the year, but it’s a shame to lock it down when the weather turns cold. The answer is an insulated log cabin. This will help keep the cabin warm for year-round use. If you have the means to add insulation to your log cabin, we definitely recommend you do.
Your children could use it as a den and to get out from under your feet, and they would love you for it. Or you could use it for yourself and get away from your busy life, or your wife could use it as a hobby room. Even better you can share it with all your family which has got to be good.
Other than that, an insulated garden cabin could be used as an office where you could run your business or even run a small hobby workshop. In this instance, it could be tax deductible so even better.
You can insulate your garden cabin after delivery if you have reasonable DIY skills and you are going to build the cabin yourself. All you need would be some polystyrene or fibreglass type insulation and some sheets of plywood, hardboard or something similar and 2×2 timbers. After you have fitted the roof, you would nail the 2×2 timbers to the roof and then fit the fibreglass or polystyrene inside these timbers. You would then line over the top with some sheet material before fixing the roofing material.
With the floor you would again nail 2×2 timbers onto the floor, fit the insulation in between and then line with plywood (at least ½” but ideally ¾” thick). This would raise the floor by 2″ if you go on top of the floor. Ideally, put the insulation in between the floor joists but ensure it does not touch your base as you need to allow some airflow underneath.
The walls are normally at least 44m thick and sometimes 70mm thick. This in itself provides good insulation values. All the Trentan and Humber log cabins come with double glazed doors and windows, unlike many cheap garden cabins.
On all our garden log cabins we have an option to supply a lining or insulating log cabin kits for the roof and floor so nothing else would be required (supplied within a 50 miles radius of Guildford). And if you took the option of having the cabin built, then the floor and roof insulation would be fitted for you within the price. The other advantage is that the floor insulation would go under the floorboards so you won’t lose space within the cabin. Well worth considering if we are arranging the installation for you.
The cabins are supplied with chunky timber walls (good U-values) and double glazing as standard, and you can ensure that they are comfortable year-round with the addition of our insulated floor and roof upgrade. We use 50mm PIR Celotex / Kingspan in the roof and cover this with a structural grade 18mm OSB roof deck atop before fitting your specified roofing material.
We will use 25mm PIR Celotex / Kingspan on the floor. The fitment of insulation will not affect the internal headroom in any way and prices shown will include for fitting when our teams install your cabin.
Adding floor and roof insulation will make a massive difference and help to keep the building warmer in the winter and a little cooler in the summer. The standard 44mm logs do provide a reasonable amount of insulation – the 70mm more so. However, it’s reasonably easy to add insulation to the walls after you have had the building built if you choose to do so, but you should ensure that the wall logs are still able to move according to the time of the year.
You would, like in a house, need to have heating during the cooler months and I would recommend a dry source of heat such as an electric radiator. Never use a Calor Gas type of heater as, besides the flammability of it, gives out a lot of moisture and can make your cabin damp. Avoid at all costs.
One thing which most people don’t think about is keeping their garden log cabin shed cooler in the warmer months. Insulated log cabins will help massively in this aspect. And this is something I only learned by chance. On a hot summer day, I went from one of our display buildings into an insulated one and was astonished by the difference in temperature. I double-checked, and the insulated building was far cooler, so this is well worth considering.
On all of our cabin pages you will find links to the prices of the basic buildings, and on the order form, you will see the cost for that particular model. And if you are not sure, then have a chat with us, and we can help. Being able to use your garden cabin all year round is well worth considering at the stage of buying it. You will find it harder afterwards to add it. So sometimes it better to ‘bite the bullet’ and get the right building at the right time.
We are, of course, delighted to provide you with a no-obligation quote to meet your needs so call on (0800) 999 6995, (0333) 800 8880 or (01483) 237550 use our contact form or call into one of our display sites near Woking and Guildford and have a chat. You will be glad you did.
The lifespan of garden log cabins can vary depending on several factors, such as the surrounding climate, level of maintenance, type of logs used, and more. On average, log cabins can last anywhere from 20 to 100 years or more.
However, untreated log cabins may only last around 20-30 years if not properly maintained, while modern log cabins built using high-quality materials and construction techniques can last for generations with proper care. The key is to ensure the building is treated externally to protect it from the weather.
Yes, log cabins can be appropriate in hot weather as long as they are designed and constructed with proper insulation and ventilation. In fact, log cabins can be naturally cooler in hot weather due to the thermal mass of the logs, which helps regulate the interior temperature by absorbing and releasing heat slowly.
However, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of this natural cooling will depend on various factors such as the type of logs used, the thickness of the walls, the orientation of the cabin, and more. Proper shading, window placement, and insulation can also help keep a garden log cabin shed comfortable in hot weather.
A good option is to select the insulation pack from 1st Choice which insulates the roof as well as the floor. You will find this will make a great difference to the usability of the cabin.
Log cabins do require some maintenance, but the amount can vary depending on various factors such as the type of wood used, the climate, and the level of use. Generally speaking, log cabins may need to be stained or sealed every few years to protect the wood from moisture damage and UV rays.
You will find a certain amount of movement throughout the season which is quite normal. Cabins are designed to move accordingly. Other maintenance tasks may include cleaning gutters, trimming vegetation around the cabin, and checking for pests such as termites or carpenter ants. With proper maintenance, a garden log cabin can last for generations.