Scandinavian Timber Apex Log Cabins for Sale Wood Garden Cabin Kits
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Our range of Trentan apex log cabins for you to enjoy in your garden covers over 50 different models and sizes. From apex and pent styles as well as clock house, multi-room cabins, corner buildings and even ‘L’ shaped garden rooms. Solidly constructed in slow-growing, interlocking Nordic timber from sustainable sources, they provide excellent protection from the weather. With many models under 2.5m tall, you can select one of our luxury log cabins 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 a base-building service if required. Many of our wooden cabins do not require planning permission. They will fit snugly in your garden. As long as they are built within the required distance from an adjoining property, you will not have a problem. See our guides on this page.
Before committing yourself, view our high-quality Trentan buildings at one of our show sites. Come and see for our Trentan garden room showrooms in Surrey. You will then be able to see for yourself that they are the best timber cabins available in the UK. Don’t have regrets. You will be very welcome.
Apex Log Cabins For Sale To Enjoy With Your Family
The home is the epicentre of our lives and where we normally feel most comfortable. By looking at all of the designs of gable style log cabins, it can make it even more special. When this is combined with a garden, if you are lucky enough to have one, then we have to count our lucky stars. The garden allows us to have our piece of little Britain where we can relax and enjoy time with our family in the open. The typical Brit loves to spend time on home improvements. Whether it’s a simple coat of paint or a complete revamp of the bathroom or kitchen. The garden can help improve your home and in particular, a cool new summer room or garden cabin. These types of garden buildings and delightful log cabins are so versatile they can be used for a great many different purposes. This includes general storage, a workshop, hobby room, or just space to get away from the family. These cabins are perfect for that. You could utilise these buildings for storage of items which would otherwise be in the house, reducing clutter in the house. You can also sort out various tools and store them ready for use. This freeing up of internal space is an excellent boost to the home and your family. More importantly, it solves the problem of never being able to find that garden implement that you need ‘right now’!
This is just one of the reasons when choosing a new apex cabin, or summerhouse design is to choose as large as one as possible. If you already have a room in the garden building then take some time to spend at the weekend going through and either throwing surplus items away, selling them or giving them away to family and friends.
Don’t allow your summer garden building to becomes a dumping ground for unloved objects. Don’t let it become the tatty building at the bottom of the garden. Make it work for you. Give a little priority, and it will pay you back in spades and help your home become a more organised area for you and your family.
If you are in the market for a new building, then ensure you do your homework. Steer clear of ones which use chipboard or cheap OSB board. Even more importantly is take a look at your proposed apex building in the flesh display site such as this one. If you are unable to see the product beforehand, then hope for the best but prepare for the worse. That will reduce any disappointment, which may come your way.
The garden, by its very nature, lends itself to being modelled to suit its environment. The natural aspect created by all living things is limitless. The only limitation is the human mind. Think like a garden designer. Take the existing layout, the trees, shrubs etc. and work out the space available before looking at buying a new apex log cabin – are you looking for a modern one, a Georgian one, contemporary or traditional – maybe a luxury combi building will be right. See the buildings beforehand will help you decide and ensure the building will be right for you.
This usually involves sitting down, maybe sketching out the plot and working out what is vital for your needs. You will find that everyone has their ideas for their ideal garden. From practical issues such as somewhere to store tools to the sort of area needed for relaxing.
Consider how ‘hands-on’ you want to be. Only a keen gardener with a low maintenance garden? A garden designer with fancy layouts or a landscape gardener with intricate shrubbery and seating areas!
Take the time and visit a show like the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. It’s packed with ideas to improve your outside space!
We believe that it is vital that you are allowed to inspect your purchase before parting with your money! We have established two easily-accessible display sites near Guildford and Farnham in Surrey.
You are welcome to view over 100 buildings which include many summer house designs from all of our main ranges! Browse at your leisure without worrying about any high-pressure salesmen pouncing on you! If you need any help, then we are there to advise.
Roof Style on Log Cabins
The roof on apex and pent log cabins is a crucial part of your new garden building, so it is important that the right materials are used in its construction. The main purpose of the roof is to protect your valuables from rain and snow, thus keeping them dry. Besides this, it helps to ventilate the cabin and aids the long life of your building. There are several designs for a roof such as an apex roof, sometimes referred to as a gable roof which looks like an upside-down ‘V’. This design is very popular in Britain as it is quite attractive when situated in your garden. The basic design consists of two roof sections meeting in the middle of the building. This roof can slope in either direction; certainly, the better manufacturers would be able to offer this. The pitch or angle on the apex shed roof tends to be in the region of at least 15 degrees up to about 25 or 30 degrees. This allows water to flow easily of the roof and away.A second design is a pent roof, sometimes called a ‘lean-to’, although strictly speaking a ‘lean-to’ would have three sides so the cabin would be fixed to an existing house or wall. Another name is a mono-pitch, and the characteristic of the pent roof is that it has a single slope on the roof. Typically a shallower pitch than you would find on an apex shed but very functional. This is a straightforward design but is a very popular option. Can appear a little ‘boxy’ to look at, but if it is out of sight can be very practical.
Some gardeners would use the storage space inside the roof space on the apex buildings, but if you do, it is vital to provide extra strength to the roof itself. The reason for this is that the roof would only have been designed to take the weight of the roof boards, the roofing felt and any snow which may lay on it during the winter. Provided you ensure you add extra support then this can offer additional storage for light items, such as plastic piping, copper pipes and timber beadings. The pent style garden shed benefits by having the highest space at the front, and in this space, you can fix shelves about the shed windows. This will give you extra storage space in a very convenient area and easy to get to.
Besides the apex and pent styles usually found on garden cabins and summer rooms, there is another style which would typically only be found on top-end summerhouses, and that is the hip roof. This is like the roof on a detached house and consists of 4 parts meeting in the middle of the roof so water can drain off in all four directions. These types of roofs are quite complicated to make so would typically only be available in set sizes.
Another primary consideration is the type of materials used to make the apex and pent cabin roof and also the type of material used to cover the roofs. You will find that quality manufacturers will use material which will ensure a very long life for your building. At the other end of the scale, you will find that unsuitable materials (for long term peace of mind) are used as the cheap buildings are made down to a price with the cheapest materials being used.
On the Trentan pent log cabins, EPDM rubber felt roofing is a good option. Being made of a single sheet of material makes for a great pent roof on any lean-to type building which has one side higher than the other. This allows the rain to run off the mono-pitch roof efficiently.