Log Cabin InformationBuilding Regulations:
How to purchase your Log Cabin:
It should be noted: The following text is information as we understand it only. It is not definitive nor exhaustive nor is it warranted to be accurate. There may well be local and other issues that require compliance which are not detailed here. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of this text. For full and definitive information on Building Regulations please contact the Relevant Local Authority.
Building Regulations are NOT as onerous as may be imagined and most Log Cabins on this web site DO NOT require Building Regulations.
As a general guideline, Log Cabins with a floor area of less than 30 square metres which DO NOT require Planning Permission - do not need to comply with Building Regulations. This includes most of the Log Cabins and Garden Offices that are on this web site - However - there are exceptions.
If the internal floor area exceeds 30m² or any part of the building is within 1m of the boundary, then building regulations approval will be required. If the building is to be temporary (temporary means not there for more than 28 days) then no regulations apply.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any aspect of our Log Cabins including in relation to Planning Permission and Building Regulations. We have broad experience and even though our advice is unqualified and may not be complete, nevert heless talking through any project that you have in mind may well be worthwhile.
Contact Us email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively telephone: 0845 258 1900
What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulations?
Planning Permission is controlled by the Local Planning Authority and is ultimately governed by Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). The function of Planning Permission is to control development so that a general and locally acceptable theme of property development is followed for any given area. Fundamentally the focus of Planning Authorities is to guide and control development within their areas of authority.
Building Regulations are also administered by the ODPM. The purpose of Building Regulations is to control aspects of the building itself. This would include: Safety i.e. Fire Regulations etc, Insulation Standards and other environmental factors.
We do not advise on planning permission or building regulations. We do not warrant the accuracy of information displayed here-with nor on the web site links above.
It should be noted: the following text is information as we understand it only. It is not definitive nor exhaustive nor is it warranted to be accurate. There may well be local issues in your area that require compliance that are not detailed here. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of this text. For full and definitive information on Planning Permission please contact your local Planning Department.
As a general guideline, garden buildings with a floor area of less than 30 square metres (which includes most of the Log Cabins and Garden Offices that are on this web site) do not require planning permission provided the following points are met:
- The Log Cabin should be sited a minimum of 5 metres from the main property
- The Log Cabin should be sited 1 metre from a boundary fence (as well as a planning point - this is also a practical point. A gap around the Log Cabin facilitates the assembly process and on-going maintenance i.e. applying treatment etc)
- The Log Cabin should be sited 5 metres from any public right of way (including footpaths and bridleways etc) and not closer to the public right of way than any point of your house.
- Cabins with a flat roof should not exceed 3m in height. Log Cabins with a pitched roof (which includes most of our log cabins) should not exceed 4m in height.
- The Log Cabin should cover less than 50% of your garden surface area
- Your house is not covered by any special restrictions i.e.: Listed Building Status, you are not in a National Park, and are not covered by any other special restrictions.
If you have any doubt about planning permission then it is imperative that you contact the local Planning Officer who will be able to clarify and assist with any questions
We do not advise on Planning Permission. The above text should be seen as general information based on our experience and NOT as authoritative advice. We do not warrant its accuracy.
Firstly we would like to thank you very much for visiting our web site in your search for a Log Cabin, Garden Office, Summer House or Garden Shed and very much hope that you are enjoying the information and the products on our web site.
Ordering by telephone
Ordering by post
To order online:
Most of our orders with a value of below approximately £2500.00 are taken directly online. However where there is an extended delivery period we are more than happy to take a deposit with the order and the balance being payable the week prior to delivery. There is no facility to pay a deposit direct on-line so in this case please contact us on: 0845 258 1900 to arrange the purchase. To purchase a product simply choose the product that you wish to purchase, ensuring that you have selected any of the options that are offered with that product if required (i.e. felt shingles etc) and then click the "ADD TO BASKET" button at the bottom of the product page.
The next page is an Information Page. You have the option to either "Save your Basket" - this is for payment perhaps later in the day, you can click "Keep Shopping" or click "Process Order".
"Process Order" will take you to the next page where you are asked for your name and your email address. You are also given the option to receive regular updates on the web site and to receive our regular newsletter. If you wish to have this information simply tick the box please.
Once you have clicked "Continue" you will then go to the next page where you fill out your address (this is the billing address for the credit / debit card that you intend to use to make the purchase). You are also given the option on this page to put in an alternative delivery address if you wish to have your product delivered to an address other than the billing address.
Click "Continue" this takes you to a page where you have the opportunity to insert any specific delivery instructions / requirements. There is also some information on this page about deliveries which reads as follows: "Delivery is free to most UK mainland addresses. Remote areas of Scotland, Wales and Cornwall may incur a delivery charge. We do not deliver to Off-Shore Islands."
Clicking "Continue" takes you to the next page where you can see the details of your order setting out the items that you have purchased. At this stage you have can access to terms and conditions of purchase and you must accept these terms to go forward. On accepting the terms and conditions and clicking "Continue" you then go to the page where you put in your credit / debit card details.
Once you have completed the required fields with the card information you then click purchase.
This may complete the sale or you may be diverted to the web site of your card issuer. If you are diverted to the card issuers web site it is because:
We are now fully compliant with "Mastercard SecureCode" and "Verified by Visa". This is a worldwide security scheme that is operated by all the banks along with Mastercard and Visa. Every credit card and debit card holder is required to set up a password to authenticate that the card user is the card holder. PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT the pin that you would use for example in supermarkets etc that pin MUST NEVER be given to anyone and should not be part of your password. The purpose of this scheme is to protect both credit card holders and retailers by reducing credit card fraud and to verify that the card is being used by the person to whom it belongs.
If you already have a password - you will now be asked for certain characters within it. If you do not - your bank's web site will give you the opportunity to set up a password. You should remember this password as it will soon be required with every "Card Holder Not Present" purchase.
Your order is now complete and our web site will send an email with the details. We will always contact you at least the day before delivery for items purchased on Simply Log Cabins.
Security: We take our security and the security of our customers card details very seriously. When you reach the point on the web site where you are asked for your card details - you will note a yellow padlock icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. This indicates that you have entered an area of very high encryption using similar security levels to all major banks and financial institutions etc. Entering you card details into this web site involves very much less risk than using it in a restaurant or shop environment.
To order by telephone:
Many products featured on Simply Log Cabins have an extended delivery time. This is usually because the products are made to order. In this case and also if you are not comfortable ordering direct online then please telephone us on: 0845 258 1900.
Our telephone lines are open from 7.30 am -9.00pm 7 days per week.
The usual procedure for telephone orders is that we will either take the order and process it whilst you are on the telephone (in the case of items that are in stock and will be delivered fairly quickly) or prepare an invoice for your purchase along with any necessary plans etc for made to measure Log Cabins or a modified Log Cabin. Usually in the latter case we take a deposit payment with the order and the balance is to be paid during the week before delivery.
In this case payment can be made by:
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- BACS Transfer
To order by post:
If you wish to order by post please send a note detailing the item that you wish to purchase (preferably including the product reference number). You should also remember to include your name, telephone number, address and the delivery address (if it is different). If you wish to make payment by cheque please include your cheque with the order. Alternatively if you would like us to contact you to take payment via credit / debit card or to forward our bank details so that you can pay by BACS then please request this in your note.
Postal address for orders is: Gudrum Classics Ltd Newark Beacon, Beacon Hill Office Park, Cafferata Way, Newark NG24 2TN Tel: 0845 258 1900