A wooden cabin is used mainly during the warmer parts of the year, but it's a shame to close it down when the weather turns cold. The answer is to insulate one as this will help to keep the cabin warmer all year round. There will be a bit of investment to do this, but the rewards are great if you do this ... more
Buying A Cabin? How To Choose The Right One For You?
Trentan Shalford Cabin
When buying a cabin for the garden, it seems very straightforward to – click on the ‘web’, find the building in the size you want and then search for the best price. ‘Piece of Cake YES?
Well, not really, as there are so many different buildings available from the ‘cheap and possibly nasty’ right up to ones which would feel at home in a posh country home. To ensure you make the right decision, you need to do your homework to make the right choice and buy the right one for YOUR needs.
Always, where ever possible try to see your proposed new building before buying. This way you can ensure the quality of the building will meet your expectation. There’s no substitute for viewing these buildings ‘in the flesh’ so you can see the attention to detail given.
Don’t Buy On Price Alone
Examine The Quality
All Year Round Use
Types and Styles of Cabins and Choosing the Right One
The large full length windows and double doors makes these Trentan ‘Shalford’ wooden cabins for sale an ‘airy’ building and adds a new look to the ‘norm’. This enables the maximum number of uses for this building as well as allowing for a great deal of wall space inside. You can use this superb Cabin as a recreation room or fitness room, as a home office, as even a ‘crash room’ for your children.
It’s advisable to always view a Cabin before buying just to ensure that the ‘cheap Cabin’ you may have seen is not cheap for the wrong reasons. This will ensure you can judge the quality for yourself. Visit our Cabin display site near Guildford and see for your self.
|Size:||Jumbo size Shalford garden cabin 6m x 3m (20ft x 10ft nominal) with apex, gable or ‘A’ Shaped roofed Cabin Style. Note this is the external size of the body of the cabin. The lugs extend 100mm on each corner making the overall size (as most other companies quote) 200m larger. We mention this so you know you are comparing ‘eggs with eggs’. Approximate clear internal size will be approx 4.7m x 2.7m. Please check with us if internal size is crucial.|
|Cladding:||70mm thick logs. The highest grade of Spruce is specified which is only sourced from the coldest parts of the Northern Nordic region to ensure the maximum stability and longevity of the timber. Naturally this costs significantly more but we will not cut costs in this area and risk the quality of your building in search of a quick profit.|
|Roofs:||18mm thick T&G boards used on the roof sections supported by strong roof beams. Roof beams meet EN 388 stringent standards. Untreated. Supplied with felt tiles (shingles) in either red, brown or green or Polyester based felt as standard. 100mm (approx 4in) overhang all round.|
|Floors:||18mm thick T&G untreated boards used on these Cabin floors. No chipboard, OSB or other cheap sheet materials used on the floor, unlike some other Cabin UK suppliers. The sturdy floor joists are normally spaced no more than 650mm apart. All floor joists are pressure treated for long life as standard.|
|Doors:||Joinery quality double glazed toughened glass double doors 1580mm wide x 1865mm high (62in x 73½in) – approx sizes. Easy adjust hinges complete with gasket seals, fitted silver finish door handles, cylinder lock and two unique keys. Low doors sills giving you easier access into your Cabin. Supplied untreated. Beware of doors with single glazing, horticultural glass or excessively high door sills.|
|Windows:||Contemporary style joinery quality fixed windows included as standard. Size of window is 110cm wide x 173cm high (43in x 68in). Supplied untreated as standard. Double glazed with toughened glass as standard NOT single glazed.|
|Lower Walls:||Height: 200cm (78½in) – on all Shalford buildings.|
|Ridge Height:||Height. 257cm – on all Shalford cabins.|
|Storm Protection||Provided as standard are either ‘Wood Storm Protectors’ or threaded rods. This helps to ensure that the wall planks on your Cabin will remain tight together depending on the weather.|
|Fixings:||All required fixings (screws, nails etc) are included.|
|Treatment:||All cabins are supplied untreated.|
|Assembly:||Cabins are supplied in kit form for self assembly. Option for assembly through a third party if required. If being built you would require a concrete base or solid and level paving slab base. Optionally, we have an option for building a base for you. These Cabins are assembled by interlocking the panels for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move.|
|Delivery:||All log buildings are delivered and HIABed off the lorry for you free of charge throughout central & Southern England. Deliveries to Scotland would cost £150 extra. Deliveries to Cornwall & Devon, South & West Wales and Northern England would cost an extra £100.|
|Insulation||Optional insulation to the roof supply only and would consist of Reinforced Thermo Reflective and Vapour Control Layer (special silver quilted membrane), Thermo Reflective Aluminium Tape (used to seal all joints in the roof insulation and over the floor joists), Insulation Board – a Celotex Foil 2 sides rigid insulation board – 25mm thick measuring 2400 x 1200mm. 11mm thick solid sheet boarding (OSB) measuring 2440 x 1220mm or 2400 x 1200mm and all screws and fixings.|
|Optional Extras.||Extra doors and opening windows, assembly, timber bases – Please Ask|
Current Delivery Times:- This is variable depending on model but this is currently in the 3-5 week window unless we have stock of the particular cabin in question on the ground here in the UK. If you are looking for an early delivery please call on (0800) 999 6995 and we will check the current stock and advise. We will always do our best to meet your needs. Don’t be misled by other companies quoting 10 days delivery, 15 days delivery, 20 days delivery etc. When days are mentioned in deliveries they usually relate to ‘working days’. This means 10 days = two weeks, 15 days = three weeks and 20 days – four weeks not quite the same as you might have expected.