How Do You Make The Right Choice?

It appears to be easy to purchase a log cabin – just look on the ‘web’ see a model you like and then try to find the best price – simple! Well – NO. Because there is such a large range of log buildings available the quality (or lack of it with many of the cheap make down to a price units) varies tremendously. So you do need to tread very carefully to ensure you are not disappointed.

1st Choice Garden Cabins – are Made to Very High Standards and Quality

Buy From an Established Business

By buying from an established business you can be reasonably sure that they have a great deal of expertise in the market and, more importantly, they listen to their customers. To this end, you will find that most established businesses actually have ‘bricks and mortar’ premises and the ‘web’ is just a tool to inform the public of their products. You will also find that these type of businesses tend to have staff available to actually talk to (just like in days gone by) unlike many web sites where you are expected to communicate through the wonders of email.

1st Choice have been in the garden building industry since 1979. – We have a physical office where you can talk to us or visit as well as two display sites.   Read More Secrets

Features of The Trentan Garden Cabins

Our Trentan Scandinavian garden cabins encompass several sizes, all of which feature superb light & airiness and stretch to 50 different models. This ensures that using these timber cabins with your family and in your home enhances your lifestyle. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses from a home garden office, to a summerhouse, or a games room, or ‘hidey-hole’ from the world. You can appreciate how wonderful the outdoors is when you share with your family and friends. Designed, superbly to fit into most garden effortlessly – and that is what good design should do.

Today’s Life is Enhanced with These Trentan Garden Cabins for Sale

The Trentan range of Scandinavian cabin kits encompasses several sizes, all of which feature superb light and airiness and stretch to 38 different models. This ensures that using these timber cabins with your family and in your home enhances your lifestyle. Immensely versatile and will suit all manner of uses from a home garden office, to a summerhouse, or a games room, or ‘hidey-hole’ from the world. You can appreciate how wonderful the outdoors is when you share with your family and friends. Designed, superbly to fit into most garden effortlessly – and that is what good design should do. Also felt tiles, in a choice of colours, are included FREE on all apex garden cabins.

Amazing Strength As Standard and at No Extra Charge

The Nordic timber, which is slow growing, is renowned and loved by the Swedish and is the mainstay of these super Trentan log buildings. Growing in this cold part of the world for many years gives these buildings it’s great strength The Trentan cabins utilise this timber in their buildings ensuring a very long life. The design and style of these buildings ensure they sit easily in our British gardens and is there in all its glory. Optional Georgian windows are available, on many models, if that suits your needs or the natural looking standard windows will enhance your home. Remember it’s your garden cabin so it should be your choice.

The Quality of Material Used is Key to Quality Garden Rooms

The UK Trentan range of garden rooms is built from solid Nordic timber. You won’t find in these buildings any chipboard, OSB board or any other cheap and nasty materials even though they may save a little money. The type of log cabin companies using that type of materials are ones trying to penny pinch and to make a cabin down to a price. Very bad practice. The materials used should always be top quality to ensure the longest life. Throughout the Trentan buildings, this quality oozes through to the doors and windows, which are double glazed as standard. Adjustable hinges and timber, naturally only coming from sustainable sources and is kiln dried.

Log Cabin Kits Installation Service

The clever and logical design of these Trentan Scandinavian buildings ensures ease of installation. This originates from the work in the factory where all the various designs are pre-assembled to ensure all parts fit correctly. They are then bar coded for ease of assembly and then flat packed for delivery. Many people may enjoy assembling these timber cabins kits but you may decide you would like it installed for you. Well, we can help! The assembly service option, provided by a third party, will ensure an easy life for you and your family. That’s good to be a good option! There is also a base building service in many areas to make life even easier for you to enjoy these luxury timber cabins.

Before Buying Always View at a Garden Buildings Display Site

There are many UK garden sunrooms available to view on the ‘web’ and the flashy, glitzy web sites make them look really great, however, the question is, what is it like in ‘real life’ and how do you find out? There’s only one sure way and that is to take a drive and actually view one ‘in the flesh’. By doing so you can be sure that your choice is the right one for you. It will also ensure there won’t be any nasty surprises and you will know the expected quality of your log cabin. Our large display sites near Woking, Guildford and Farnham in Surrey, where you can see examples of these log buildings and see the quality, are open 7 days week. Well worth doing! However, by doing so you can be sure that your log garden cabin will meet your needs. Our family business background in garden buildings manufacturing started in 1979. This experience is important to use and also helps to give us the know-how about the quality of materials which should be used. Our Ethos is ‘Make to a Standard – NOT down to a price’.

How Qualified Are We To Offer Advice?

We, being a family business, have been involved in the manufacture of quality garden buildings for sale since 1979 when Robin started his first production unit. Craig, Robin’s son, joined in 1990 and trained at Guildford College in joinery. And for over 20 years we ran one of the largest UK shed companies in the south of England and made the conscious decision to only deal with quality materials which we knew would last the test of time. This ethos probably comes from our upbringing. Robin’s father and grandfather were Master Butchers in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Quality and Customer Service was always the keyword behind their businesses.

Craig is a key member of the business and is helping 1st Choice to embrace the challenges of the 21st century. And with his two children, Daniel and Rebecca, the future looks very promising. So as you can see we are not just salespeople selling a range of products who know nothing of little about the products but have the history behind us to ensure that when you choose ‘1st Choice’ then you know your building actually will be ‘1st Choice.


Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

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General Help And Advice for Buildings in the Garden

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Garden Cabins and Log Rooms Available To View

It’s always worth taking a look when buying a new cabin for your garden. Come and visit either of our showrooms and see how good these buildings are

Guildford Surrey, Display Site

Please visit our show room within the Sutton Green Garden Centre conveniently situated directly off the A320 Woking to Guildford Road where you will a large range of garden buildings, including log cabins, garden workshops, summer houses, concrete garages and garden sheds.

The site is open and manned 7 days a week for viewing as well as obtaining free advice and ordering your delightful new building.

 

 

Farnham Surrey, Display Site

Please visit our show room within the superb Squires Badshot Lea garden centre, close to the Shepherd and Flock roundabout on the A31 Farnham to Guildford Road where you will a large range of garden buildings, including log cabins, garden workshops, summer houses, concrete garages and garden sheds.

The site will be open 7 days a week for viewing and will be manned most days in the week including weekends.

 

 

Now Fully Open With Nearly 30 Different Garden Buildings On Display To View

Always View Log Cabins for Sale Before Buying

With the ‘web’ with its flashy web pages and possibly a glossy brochure you will never know what your proposed log building will be like in ‘real life’. This is why it’s important to try to view any potential log building before delivery. This way you can see how well it’s been made, whether there is sufficient height inside, are the doors and windows solidly made (or flimsy, cheap and nasty) and how good is the timber used. Whilst cabin companies on the ‘web’ claim it’s good to purchase online and that you can save money it’s not possible to be sure what you are getting. If they are not prepared to let you see their buildings beforehand then be very wary. The cheapest price is not always the best value.

1st Choice Show Rooms and display areas are near Woking & Farnham in Surrey & Showcase Their Very High Standards Cabins

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Ensure the Timber Used is the Best for the These Cabins

Again a great deal of money can be saved by selecting cheaper log cabin kits but you need to ensure that only the correct and best materials are used. This means using Nordic timber which comes from the colder parts of Europe such as Sweden, Norway, Finland where it grows very slowly. This ensures the greatest density to the timber ensuring it remains very stable even in the UK weather. By using faster growing cheaper trees on these units make those cabins more likely to have more movement in your garden.

1st Choice Nordic Cabins – are only made using slow growing Scandinavian timber

Ensure You Go For the Thickest Timber

The best and smallest thickness of timber you should use for log rooms is 44mm thick. This thickness gives immense strength to the building which makes it suitable for all uses. Also it good to have other options of thickness – such as 70mm – for extreme cases. I’ve seen cases where 19mm logs (how they call it logs I don’t know) are used which makes for a very cheap building. However, don’t lean on them as they will fall down. 28mm logs can be suitably provided the right quality of timber is used and not fast growing timber.

1st Choice Standard Cabin – thickness is a solid 44mm with options for 70mm versions

Insist on Double Glazing in Your New Garden Log Building

You will find the better log buildings have double glazing as standard but on the cheaper models will only have single glazed windows. This does reduce the cost of the building but makes it even harder to keep warm in the Winter and harder (not many people think of this) to keep cooler in the Summer.

Double Glazed Windows On – All 1st Choice Garden Cabins as standard and have adjustable hinges as standard. Also, pre-hung in their own frame.

Do You Want a ‘Run of the Mill’ Building or Are You Special?

There are advantages for standard sizes and layouts as this helps to keep the cost down, but quite often you would like a size to suit YOUR garden or you would like the doors and windows in a different place. This is why it’s good to talk to a company who can make your log cabin to suit YOU. It may be a little more expensive but the extra cost can make the difference between ‘making do’ or getting fulfilment from your new log building.

Customer Made by 1st Choice – is an option and can be made in ‘more or less’ any size to suit you.

Are All Sections Pre-Cut to Shape

Ensure that all the gable and shaped ends are supplied cut to shape and size. Many cheap cabin kits manufacturers supply these shaped ends needing to be cut by you. This saves money but mean more work for you and the possibility of mistakes.

All Garden Rooms from 1st Choice – have pre-cut panels in shape as well as size


Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.


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Farnham Show Site

1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Squires Garden Centre,
Bagshot Lea Road,
Badshot Lea,
Farnham,
GU9 9JX UK
Phone 01252 311085

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Woking Show Site

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Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln,
Sutton Green,
Guildford,
GU4 7QA UK
Phone 01483 237550

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