What Sort of Timber do you Use ?
The cabins are all made from Siberian Soft Wood. This timber is slow grown and suits the UK climate. All our timber is kiln dried to 15% - 18% moisture content which allows us to machine to the required profile. Then if well treated it will last a life time.
Are your Log Cabins Treated?
All our Log cabins are delivered to you as plain timber and need treating within two weeks of Installation, the reason for this is the logs are precision machined and would swell if treated this would prevent the logs from locking together. All our timber bearers are treated as these are not accesible after install. All our Premium Building that we erect will be treated with clear quaility prseservitive .
Where does your Inclusive free delivery area cover?
Our Log Cabin Kits we deliver nationwide to mainland England / Scotland and Wales for free - generally within 230 miles of Liverpool L1 0AH however there is an additional charge for areas like Inverness the Highlands and some more of the remote Areas in Wales and Cornwall.
Do you have an installation / erecting service?
Yes we do.
All our building in the range from a Shed to a Cabin have this option . It is usually clearly marked on the page of the web site the product is on what the charge is for that particular building . The Interlocking Cabins are much more work than a sectional shed or workshop and this must be taken into account. If you select to have your cabin just delivered then find it is beyond your capabilities don't panic ! We will agree on a mutual fee for our fitters to finish it off for you.
How long from ordering to delivery take ?
All Timber Workshops and Sheds are all made in Liverpool most in stock but allow 7 / 14 for delivery and may be a bit longer during the busy months between April and October
All Promotional Log Cabins are stocked here in the UK and can be usualy be delivered within 7 days.of cleared funds
All our other cabins are made to order in our Lathuanian Factoryso they are freshly made .
Most of our Log cabins take 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
Bespoke Log Cabins can take up to 8 weeks for delivery.
We will issue you with plans of the cabin that we need you to confirmed before we start the manufacturing process.
Where are your Log Cabins from ?
Most of our Log Cabin Kits now come from the Baltic States (Lithuania)(Estonia) due to the lower labour costs - The Premium Range ones are made Holland
We do however still manufacture some buildings in the Uk from our Liverpool Factories.
What kind of solid base do I need ?
AIt MUST be a flat, solid, level base is required for any Timber Building . Sheds , Summer Houses, Timber Workshops this can come in various forms, concrete pad, concrete plinths, paved base, timber framed base, breeze blocks, decking, sleepers. and in certain case a gravel or stoned base.
The base ideally should be at least 2 inches / 50mm above the surounding ground level to deter damp. Provision of damp proofing should be considered with all timber buildings but more so with a Log Cabin.
Sheds / Workshops are much lighter buildings and as such do not require as strong a base.
Do Log Cabins come in sections / panels or Single Logs?
The interlocking design of our log cabins means that they come in individual pieces in timbers from 28mm to 70mm thick and approx.. 150mm wide- wall boards, floor boards, roof boards - ready for immediate assembly. The maximum individual log length we produce is 5.9m long. So be prepared for some heavy lifting handling if you are considering fitting the log cabin on your own. Allow plenty of time and have a few spare hands ready just encase.
This will not be your problem if you select our erecting service. But we will expect you to inform us of any jobs that are more than 50 meters from your front gate or that will include lots of steps or lifting over gates / fences or directly through your house, as an additional fee to cover time may have to be levied to cover the extra time required on site
Do your Log Cabins come with roof coverings ?
All our Interlocking Log Cabin Kits come complete with 19mm Tongue and groove roof boards, they will however need a water tight finishing ie Felt, Shingles. We can provide you with a selecton of these products depending on the quaility of finsih you require or how much you are prepared to spend .
Our Sheds and Workshops come complete with Green Mineral roofing Felt and an option to upgrade to Felt Tile shingles or a Rubber Style Sheet EPDM offering a life time of free maintenance.
The twin-skin Log Cabins have complete roof sections made for the cabin, internally they have a pre made 19mm finish and externally the roofs are covered with 28mm roof boards.
What are your best Cabins
We have found that more and more people are having bespoke style log cabins now days. The 44mm Clockhouse Log Cabin has always been one of the best sellers seller. The most popular selling range is the 44mm Log Cabins.
The 44mm Premium Log Cabins are now the best selling building by far we offer because as standard you are provided with the excellent tilt and turn double glazed windows. The wood thickness is solid and offers a good level of heat retention, and of course this is well within the grasps of most peoples budget. We have over 230 different models to choose from so there should be something for even the most discerning buyer. Even then if you are struggling to select a log cabin we can offer you a Bespoke made log cabin so you get the building you have always wanted.
Will I need planning permission ?
Simply put No if it is under 2.5m total hight and less than 30 square meters in total floor space .
There are a number of other factors that need taking into account but go to the link on our site with planning permission and it will direct you to the Local Planning Portal Web SIte.
Can you Insulate a Log Cabins ?
Yes we / you can - we can provide the very latest “Air-Tech” for between the floor joists and When doing the roof insulation we / you can either do this internally or externally depending on the level of finish you require inside your building ?
If we do this internally we will cover the insulation with match boarding or ply type to give the same level of Finnish you would expect in one of our log cabins.
Of course you have the option of a twin-skin / double walled log cabin that can be fully insulated in between the internal and external walls as well....this offers seriously good thermal values and is perfect for all year round living.
How long will my log cabin / timber building last ?
It all depends on whether you follow the care plan we give you when you purchase your timber building. If you regularly treat the building every two to three years with a good quality spirit based stain /preservative then it will last you a lifetime .
Don't try and be clever and buy cheap fencing grade timber treatments - Fencing does NOT have to be water proof does it ?
Do you have a showroom ?
Yes we do,
At 43 Jamacia Street , Liverpool , L10AH we have atleast 3 buildings ercted at any one time along with our Timber Workshops and Sheds Please contact us directly for more information.