Simply Log Cabins have a huge selection of high quality outbuildings that'll add extra storage or living space to your home. Affordable and easy to build, our selection of log cabins, summer houses, and sheds will allow you to make the most of your outdoor space, and can be cheaper than building an extension. As one of the largest importers and distributers in the UK, we offer many options to suit different styles of home and to suit your needs. Many of our outbuildings can be delivered within seven days, with fast dispatch from our warehouse in Northampton.
If you have a lot of visitors and want a cosy, private space for them to stay, then our range of pretty, rustic log cabins are an easy solution. Our selection includes charming hideaways with room for a bedroom and en-suite shower, to multi-room and multi-storey cabins that can be fitted with kitchens and bathrooms. These can be turned into self-contained home separate from your main house, and are perfect for those adding a granny annex or for adult children who need their own space.
At Simply Log Cabins, we have outbuildings that are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the garden, whatever the weather. Take a look at our sturdy, weatherproof summer houses that make the ideal place to sit and read a book, or enjoy the fresh air all year round.
Extra storage is a common reason for adding outbuildings, and our range of high quality sheds will keep your items secure and safe from changes in weather. You may just want a simple shiplap shed for garden equipment or storing a few boxes, or one of our larger models with space for keeping your tools and perhaps your hobby equipment. We can offer dip treatments and even an optional assembly service to make life easier.
If you have kids at home, or get regular visits from your grandchildren, then nothing will delight them more than our adorable playhouses. Easily assembled in your garden, our range of playhouses are of the highest quality, and can also be used for storing toys.
If your car needs to be protected from the elements, then Simply Log Cabins have several solutions to suit different outdoor spaces. If you have some extra space, then our range of wooden and metal garages and carports offer a great way to keep your car safe and out of sight.
Many people now work from home, and if you don't have a spare bedroom to turn into a study then our outbuildings can make a handy work-space. Choose one of our log cabins and you can turn it into a pleasant retreat where you can work in peace.
If you're unsure what kind of outbuilding would suit your garden, then give us a call. Simply Log Cabins is here seven days a week from 8-00am – 8-30pm, with experts on hand to discuss your needs. With many years of experience, we make the delivery and construction process easy, so you can enjoy your new space.
Simply Log Cabins commenced trading in 2003 and is now one of the UK’s largest direct importers and distributors of wooden garden buildings. Over the years we have amassed a great deal of experience and knowledge of the industry, the factories and individual buildings which we are always delighted to discuss with customers and people who are thinking of becoming a customer so please feel free to call on: 01636 858 290 or message at any time.
Please note: The following relates to larger buildings, larger summerhouses (Norland, Gudrum – all brands, Palmako and Tiaga). For questions about the delivery or any other aspect of purchasing our other ranges (Lugarde, Bertsch, Jagram, Forest, Rowlinson, Shire, Mercia, Woodland) please simply ask.
The following points are our responses to some of the frequently asked questions that we are asked:
Delivery of Log Cabins and Larger Summer Houses: The lead-time on delivery is stated on each product page. On the whole this is the minimum lead-time – if you feel that your building may arrive before you are ready to receive it then please simply let us know at the point of order. We have large warehouse facilities and can usually hold your cabin until you are ready for the delivery. Also many cabins in our standard ranges, but not all, are stored and available for speedy delivery. The cabins that are not stored in the warehouse come direct to us from their respective factory. Once a building is in our warehouse, with our group of carriers we can offer UK Mainland delivery (Excludes Northern Ireland and all Islands except Isle of Skye) within 7 days from our warehouse so when you are ready to receive your building please simply let us know and we will then arrange delivery. We cannot always arrange delivery on the day of your choice but we can deliver on the day that we are in your area. If you wish to find out which day we deliver to your area – please simply ask us and forward your postcode. We will let you know immediately. Delivery is usually a major concern for customers however our drivers very much have a can-do attitude, are very helpful and delivery almost invariably passes without any sort of incident.
What to Expect when a Building Kit Arrives: The buildings are of course delivered in kit form and will require assembling. The kits are on large pallets and are off-loaded from the delivery truck with a piggy back fork lift (Escludes sheds and smaller summer houses). We always have to state that delivery is “kerb side”, this means to the nearest accessible point to your delivery address the consignment will be delivered to kerb side. If you have any doubts about access please contact us. However the reality is that most customers require delivery onto the property, usually onto the driveway. Our drivers will usually comply with this requirement (I you do NOT want them on your property please let us know at point of order) assuming it is physically possible to do so but please note: any delivery onto your property is at your risk. The significant risk that you are taking is the weight of the delivery vehicle combined with the forklift and therefore potential damage to surfaces, drains, manhole covers etc.
Base Preparation: This is one of the most significant factors in the lifespan of any timber building. Our Log Cabins are intended to have a VERY long life-span hence the base that they are stood on similarly needs to have a long lifespan. There are many suitable base types however key is that the base must be flat, level, smooth and prepared in such a way that it retains these qualities over a long period and DOES NOT settle out or one corner settle such that the base becomes un-even. Generally it is usually advisable to rather over-size the base such that the weight of the building, which is borne by the walls, is not on the very edge of the base. Base types frequently used include: Concrete, concrete paving stones, timber decking type base, swift base- plastic grid (Must be completely back-filled with gravel such that the gravel is taking the weight), very well compacted hard-core n a very solid sub-base (extreme care must be taken with this type of base as these are inclined to settle out).
Properies of Timber Products: As Timber is a natural material with well documented properties of expansion and contraction according to its environment then timber highly susceptible to relative humidity and weather conditions.
When you purchase any garden timber product you purchase a timber product and should be aware of its properties:
•The timber we use for our log cabins is mainly North European Spruce (Except Tiaga Range which is Pine).
•The timber used for our sheds and sectional buildings in the main is of non-specified species but is mainly pine, spruce or a combination.
Most timber used is kiln dried. In general it is not seasoned. The process of drying wood, whether that is by seasoning the wood or kiln drying combined with varying ambient moisture levels in the atmosphere, result in small natural splits and cracks appearing along the grain of the wood as well as some warping of componenets as wood will always respond to its environment regardless of how “Free Moisture” has been removed.
Timber Treatment: Many cabins (Gudrum – all brands, Palmako, Lugarde, some Bertsch buildings, Mercia) have a factory applied timber treatment option. This is not always displayed on the web site for various reasons – if you would like further information on this please let us know. Most customers prefer to apply timber treatment on site. In general timber treatment should be applied as soon as possible and at least annually thereafter. A recognised brand of timber treatment for machined timber should be used on all surfaces. We recommend that treatment should be applied at least each year after assembly. In the first year it is often advisable to apply two coats of timber treatment. We do not recommend specific brands although the following manufacturers have suitable ranges: Cuprinol, Sadolin, Sikkens, Barratine and others. Please note: ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW instructions on the tin or as supplied by the treatment manufacturer.
Assembly: Most of our standard range of log cabins and garages is offered a diy assembly kit. We do not advise on safety matters during assembly but please take all reasonable precautions such that the assembly itself is safe and that the assembly process and the finished building is safe for assemblers and everyone else. Be aware that most assemblies require lifting and moving of heavy items and working at height however there are potentially a number of other risks that should also be considered. If in doubt about site safety please consult a specialist and engage specialist assembly services. Cabins are delivered with full assembly instructions but if in doubt please contact us with any questions.
On-going Maintenance: Timber treatment should be applied reasonably frequently and at least as often as recommended on the tin. It is worth remembering that all wood will rot. The thing that stops rot is thorough, frequent application of a quality timber treatment. Any damaged or broken glass should always be replaced promptly. Other than that there is really very little maintenance required.