- Look at the style of the log cabin. A log cabin adds great aesthetic value to your garden. There are many variations. Look though our website, find the ones you like the look of. We've got all sorts of cabin; chalet style, pent (flat) roofs, Apex cabins with the apex at the front or the side; uneven apex, where one part of the roof has a much longer run than the other part, hexagonal cabins; modern cabins and traditional cabins. Do you want an overhang, or a terrace?
- Setting. Where is your log cabin going to go? Alongside a fence you can have a rectangular cabin, whereas if it will be located in a corner, there are cabins specifically designed to go into a corner. In the middle of your garden, a hexagonal shaped cabin for a summer house effect?
- Doors and Windows. Think about where you log cabin will be placed. Will some windows look into a fence or wall? Will you be able to place the cabin so that the door is in a convenient location? While it's cheaper and quicker to get a standard cabin, we are able to customise your cabin. We can remove or add a window, move doors around, add new windows and doors. We can also make the log cabins higher, or sometimes, lower, if you wish. Please contact us to discuss a bespoke cabin. And don't worry! Just because the cabin is bespoke, it does not mean that the cost rockets!
- Quality. The thickness of the wood used in a log cabin is fundamental to the quality and cost. Simply put, thicker is better. We start with log cabins using 34mm thick logs. 34mm logs cabins offer a good compromise between cost and quality. The 34mm logs are stable enough to provide a solid cabin, and still offer good value for money. Next up are 40mm and 44mm log cabins. These offer much better insulation and feel rather solid. Top of the range are the 70mm log cabin and 94mm log cabins. These thick logs provide year round insulation and are typically found on our larger log cabins or houses. In addition to heat insulation, they also insulate against noise. So if you are thinking of a garden office, maybe a thicker log should be considered? Again, we can provide you with a bespoke log cabin using thicker logs.
Log Cabins Buying a log cabin can be a daunting task. Firstly, you have to decide what you want to use your log cabin for. Because the cabin is outside, it’s quite natural to want to double up on the usage; a cabin on one side and a shed on the other. Or perhaps use it as a kid’s playroom, and gym etc. Fortunately, the cabins and the cabin layout are quite flexible. There are many standard cabins that can be dual purposed. Indeed, some of the log cabins may, by their design, offer you more options than you were initially thinking about. Once you have decided on the style of cabin you want, you need consider practicalities. What size thickness log? How many windows, doors? The placing of the windows and doors, and can you run electricity to your new cabin? At Country Garden Buildings, we have the experience and knowledge to help you if you decide on which is the ideal structure for your property. As a starting guide, we suggest: