Click Here To Request a Callback
(0)
£0.00

Log Cabin Guide

Log Cabins for Sale: Guide

Information and Links of Interest Shown Below

Log Cabins on Wiki
Construction of Log Cabins through the Ages
Viking Log Cabins in Russia!

Thank you for visiting our Log Cabins Guide Page.  This page is intended to give an overall view of each range with a loose comparison of one to the other.  As it is intended to be overall the information is general and may not apply to every cabin in the range- for specific information relating to any of the cabins please refer to the product page.  If you do not find the answer to your question there then please feel free to contact us on: 01636 858 290 or through the Contact us page on the web site:
Click Here to Go to the Contact us Page

Gudrum Log Cabins

Gudrum Log Cabins are our best selling range of Log Cabins. This is a high quality range of cabins with the following features:

  • Pressure Treated Base Beams - Every part of the log cabin that is in direct contact with the ground is pressure treated (For the Veneto, Gudrum Eco Log Cabins and some Gudrum WW Log Cabins - the floor is optional.  The base beam is supplied as part of the floor kit.  The floor kit should be opened first, base beams laid out and the cabin is then assembled onto the base beams.  Where the floor kit is not chosen - base beams are not supplied)  Base Beams are supplied with Gudrum Garages.
  • Manufactured from high quality slow grown North Eastern European and Russian Spruce. This is an extremely good quality timber that can be manufactured to fine tolerances and thereby giving very well sealed chalet log style corner joints that fit together firmly and create a very sturdy, weather proofed finished building.
  • Gudrum Log Cabins are built in 28mm, 34mm, 44mm and 70mm timber and, where stated, feature double glazing fitted in **laminated wooden door frames. Many of the windows, both double and single glazed, are operated by a tilt and turn mechanism, this means that the window can be hinged at the side and open in the same way as a door or in the other setting, hinged at the bottom so that the top of the window leans inwards.  There are also cabins that feature windows that pen outwards. The glazing in the 28mm and 34mm cabins is proper glass again, in many cases, featuring the tilt and turn mechanism
  •            **Laminated means that the door frames are made from Laminated Wood.  This is a process that is very much considered to be a mark of quality.  The frames are made from smaller pieces of wood which are set with the grain of each piece being adverse to the grain of its neighbours then laminated together using a very high pressure process along with a laminating adhesive.  This stabilizes the wood in such a way that it almost eliminates expansion and contraction to avoid the situation of doors that start to stick in the frames when the weather turns wet.
  • Roofing material is optional. Either choose the heavy duty mineral felt. This provides an adequate and durable roof covering that will last for many years. Or the other and by far the most popular option is that we are able to offer heavy duty bitumen felt shingles in green and black. Felt shingles give a very attractive and very durable finish to the roof with a styling similar to a slate roof finish. For pricing information – please see the product page. Felt shingles are fitted on top of the shed and because felt shingles effectively overlap each other by 50% this means that the cabin has a triple skin roof finish if this option is chosen.  The roof structure on Gudrum Cabins is always VERY sturdy - many cabin sin this range have a Snow Loading Capacity well in excess of 100kg per square metre.
  • Insulated Log Cabin : We are able to offer roof insulation for Gudrum Log Cabins. If your Log Cabin is likely to be used as an extension to the living area i.e. as a garden office, children's play room or games room etc. then roof and floor insulation does have a clear benefit in terms of creating a more stable and regular temperature inside the cabin and minimizing exposure to extremes of weather, both hot and cold, when inside the cabin.
  • Floors: Included unless stated otherwise
  • Delivery: Many cabins in this range can be delivered within 7 working days

Click to see Gudrum Log Cabins

Simply Log Cabins Comment:
Quality: Excellent.
Value For Money : Very Good.
Delivery Service: Excellent


Norland Log Cabins

Norland Log Cabins are a high quality range of log cabins with most of the range being made either here in the UK or in eastern Europe.  The Norland Brand is aimed at the customers whom are looking for an extension to their living area within the garden where a good sized building may be required. The range offers good quality, speedy delivery, simple assembly and is ideal for the DIY builder or for a local DIYer to help out with the assembly.  Good Quality, Speedy Delivery, Easy Assembly and Excellent Value are our principles in designing the Norland range. 

The Norland Log Cabin range includes the following features:

  • Manufactured from VERY good quality slowly grown Scandinavian or Russian Spruce and Pine
  • Norland Log Cabins are produced to following specification: 28mm Log Cabins, 40mm, 44mm Log Cabins and 70mm Log Cabins - details on each product page
  • Pressure Treated Base Beams are Included - where stated on the product page
  • Roofing Material is Optional: For most building in this range we offer the choice of Shed Felt and / or Felt Shingles (Please see product page)
  • Roof Insulation: Offered as an optional extra on most 44mm log cabins in this range
  • Insulated Log Cabin : We are able to offer roof insulation for Gudrum Log Cabins. If your Log Cabin is likely to be used as an extension to the living area i.e. as a garden office, children's play room or games room etc. then roof and floor insulation does have a clear benefit in terms of creating a more stable and regular temperature inside the cabin and minimizing exposure to extremes of weather, both hot and cold, when inside the cabin.
  • Floors: Included unless stated otherwise
  • Delivery: On our own contracted vehicles - when in stock delivery is within 7 days mainly direct from our Warehouse.
  • Corner Jointing: Slowly Grown Russian and Scandinavian timber works very well and thereby produces a beautifully machined surface and excellent corner jointing.
  • In most cases Floors are Included (See product Page)
  • Many Cabins in this range are Delivered within 7 Days

Click to View Norland Log Cabins Range

Simply Log Cabins Comment:
Quality: Very Good.
Value For Money : ***SUPERB***.
Delivery Service: Excellent

______________________________________

 

Lugarde Log Cabins

Lugarde: are recognized as a manufacturer of some of the finest quality garden log cabins available on the European market, when considering Lugarde Log Cabins please remember that every single cabin and summer house in their range is made to order therefore there are very many opportunities to modify or completely bespoke your building choice.

  • Bespoke Log Cabins: Lugarde are able to offer made-to-measure log cabins. The options include:
44mm or 68mm wall timbers
Windows and doors: double or single glazed from their standard range – positioned as required
Separate rooms inside the cabin
Mezzanine floor
and much more
  • Pressure Treated Base Beams - Every part of the log cabin that is in direct contact with the ground is pressure treated.
  • Optional Floor : We recommend that the wooden floor should always be chosen unless there is a good reason to not have it. Good reason would include: fitting ceramic floor tiles or if the building is to be used as a workshop and for what ever reason a timber floor may not be suitable.
  • Manufactured from high quality slow grown Scandinavian Spruce . This is an extremely good quality timber that can be manufactured to fine tolerances and thereby giving very well sealed corner joints that fit together firmly and create a very sturdy finished building.
  • Windows and doors: Within the standard range Lugarde offer both single glazed and double glazed cabins. The quality of the windows and doors is extremely good, the construction is from a laminated timber and in the case of double glazed windows and doors, sealed units are used. All cabins have the option to fit either single glazing or double glazing.
  • Wall Thickness: As standard all Lugarde Cabins are produced in 44mm timber. Every cabin can be upgraded so that it is produced from 68mm timber.
  • Lugarde Log Cabins can be purchased with a factory applied timber treatment. This is a dip treatment i.e. every piece of wood is fully immersed in a bath of timber treatment so that every surface is completely soaked in the treatment. There is one colour – it is nut brown (delivery of a treated building will usually take about two weeks longer than the untreated buildings i.e. about 7 – 8 weeks)
  • Roofing Material: As standard all Lugarde Log Cabins are supplied with heavy duty bitumen felt shingles. There is a choice of 5 colours:
  • Black
  • Green
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Insulated Log Cabin : We are able to offer roof and floor insulation for Gudrum Log Cabins. If your Log Cabin is likely to be used as an extension to the living area i.e. as a garden office, childrens play room or games room etc. then roof and floor insulation does have a clear benefit in terms of creating a more stable and regular temperature inside the cabin and minimising exposure to extremes of weather, both hot and cold, when inside the cabin.
  • Delivery : Delivery of Lugarde Log Cabins is usually within 4 – 6 weeks.

Click to see Lugarde Log Cabins

Simply Log Cabins Comment:
Quality: Good.
Value For Money : Good.
Delivery Service: Reliable


Bertsch Log Cabins

Bertsch Holzbau: Bertsch Holzbau are recognized as a manufacturer of some of the finest quality wooden garden buildings available anywhere in Europe. The factory is designed to be able to produce virtually any cabin to virtually any specification.  In our industry Bertsch are recognised as being the producer of some of the finest quality windows and doors that there is.  The attention to detail is simply excellent.

Bertsch features include:

  • Preservative Treated Foundation Beams with an option to choose larch foundation beams. Every part of the log cabin that is in direct contact with the ground is preservative treated for durability or there is an option of choosing a larch foundation beam. Larch is a wood with a high natural oil and resin content as is very resistant to the normal decay associated with untreated wood.
  • Bespoke Log Cabins: Bertsch are able to produce entirely bespoke log cabins with windows and doors designed to your own specification and dimensions. The cabins can be constructed from wall timbers of the following thickness:
  • 28mm
  • 45mm
  • 54mm
  • 70mm
  • 94mm

The longest single piece of timber can go up to 13m in length

Bertsch Holzbau Log Cabins can include:

  • Mezzanine Floor
  • Internal Walls
  • Veranda
  • Canopy
  • Large glazed areas

The process of ordering a bespoke log cabin is usually as follows:

  1. Customer finds a basic garden building type that is required or has a type and approximate size in mind.
  2. Contacts us at Simply Log Cabins. One of our experienced specialists will chat through the various options and perhaps suggest alternatives, alterations and any ideas that he/she may think appropriate.
  3. The specialist will then prepare a basic hand drawn footprint diagram for the customers approval or to suggest alterations etc.
  4. On receiving customers approval we forward the footprint plan along with written instructions to the factory.
  5. The designer then produces full Computer Aided Design drawings of the proposed building.
  6. These diagrams are forwarded to the customer for approval / alteration
  7. Once the diagrams are approved by the customer they are returned to the factory and at this stage the manufacturing process commences.
  8. The cabins will usually be delivered into our warehouse at Lincoln and are then forwarded to the customers address on our 6 wheeler truck and off-loaded by an on-board fork-lift.
  • Manufactured from high quality slow grown Scandinavian Spruce . This is an extremely good quality timber that can be manufactured to fine tolerances and thereby giving very well sealed corner joints that fit together firmly and create a very sturdy finished building.
  • Roofing material: As standard all Log Cabins are supplied with heavy duty bitumen felt shingles. There is a choice of 5 colours:
  • Black
  • Green
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Insulated Log Cabin : We are able to offer roof and floor insulation for Log Cabins. If your Log Cabin is likely to be used as an extension to the living area i.e. as a garden office, children's play room or games room etc. then roof and floor insulation does have a clear benefit in terms of creating a more stable and regular temperature inside the cabin and minimizing exposure to extremes of weather, both hot and cold, when inside the cabin.
  • Delivery : Delivery of Bertsch Holzbau Log Cabins is usually within 7 - 8 weeks.

Click to see Bertsch Log Cabins

Simply Log Cabins Comment:
Quality: Excellent.
Value For Money : Good.
Delivery Service: Reliable

____________