It's coming to the end of winter. The nights are getting lighter and the mornings too. Spring is near, so it is time to get your garden prepared to enjoy the warmer weather to come.
If you have an outbuilding like a garden log cabin, it is great to give it a makeover with a fresh coat of paint. This can make a difference to your log cabin and the look and feel of your garden. But what is the best paint for your log cabins?
When it comes to painting a log cabin, you want to paint it with a colour that compliments the rest of the garden but ensures it protects your log cabin from harsh weather conditions. Sunlight, wind, rain, dust and snow can make your log cabin look tired, but taking the essential steps will keep...
A log cabin office is an ideal workspace if you don’t have space for an office in your home. It provides that extra space without having to fork out tens of thousands on an extension or loft conversion. Also garden office log cabins take away stress from renovating your house and can even add value to your home. Plus, they can be delivered pre-built ready for you to start enjoying your log cabin straight away.
This handy guide reviews all the different types of home office log cabins so you can choose the best log cabin office for your workspace and home.
1. Large Log Cabins - 20’ x 14’
If you have a large budget or require a big office space, then a 20’ x 14’ or 5.95m x 4.15m large log cabin should do the trick....
With the better weather coming, you may want to get outside and start doing the jobs in the garden. One chore, if you have a log cabin, shed or wooden building, is to keep it protected from the changing weather conditions. This is essential to preserve their life. With this in mind, we have created a top 10 list of the best wood preservers which will protect your wooden structure for years to come.
Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver
Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver is a high performance, solvent-based exterior wood preservative which is perfect for garden log cabins as well as sheds, decking and fences. Barrettine Premier Wood Preserver not only protects the wood but also protects against wood-boring insects, rotting wood fungi and blue stain. More-so it contains wax and water repellent resins which are low...
What could be better than cosy winter evenings in your log cabin retreat? Whether you’re looking for garden lighting inspiration or you’re planning your dream log cabin, we’ve put together our top tips for indoor and outdoor lighting!
Log cabins are ideal for use all year round, so with the perfect lighting set-up you can make the most of your garden space. From a home office or gym to a children’s playroom or summerhouse, we’ve got bright ideas to help you design a space you’ll love spending time in. Extend your summer evening parties long after sunset with decorative outdoor lighting, or add task lighting such as desk lamps to boost your productivity in your outdoor office. You’ll be lighting up your log cabin in no time!
How to choose garden lighting for your log cabin
A log cabin is the ideal choice for a garden building that can grow with your family for years to come. Kick back and relax with friends and family during a summer BBQ, or set up the perfect study space for the youngsters.
But before you invest, you might be wondering: how long do log cabins last?
There are many factors that influence how long your log cabin will last, including the materials, installation, maintenance, insulation and aftercare. A high-quality, well-maintained log cabin will last for decades.
We’ll look at the steps you can take to prolong the life of your log cabin, and the factors you should consider when looking for a quality log cabin.
It’s not a surprise that higher quality materials results in a longer lasting garden building. Investing in good quality FSC timber from Europe...
Whether you’re looking for a space to entertain friends and family during summer BBQ’s, or you need a home office or hobby room, choosing the right log cabin cladding for the job is important.
The cladding of your log cabin refers to the exterior of your building. It’s not only about how it looks, but also the level of insulation and durability it offers. All of our cladding uses tongue and groove interlocking log boards. Panels are created from planes of wood that are designed to interlock. This ensures a strong and durable wall, regardless of thickness, that allows water to easily run off it.
We have 3 different options of log cabin cladding: 19mm, 28mm or 44mm. Thinner cladding is usually best for a summerhouse. Thicker cladding, like our 44mm options, offer increased durability and insulation,...
‘Sustainability’ and ‘eco-friendly’ are among the top buzz words of this past year. Everywhere you look, products are labelled as ‘100% recycled’ or ‘organic’. With so many claims thrown around, how do you know what’s sustainable or not?
Timber is a renewable resource and building material. Managed responsibly, wood from forests can produce durable and long-lasting structures, like garden buildings and log cabins.
But why is sustainability so important?
As trees are the lungs of the Earth and home to wildlife, it’s vital we protect them for future generations. So, the more sustainable wood we use in building materials, the greater the demand becomes for forests to be managed sustainably.
We’ll provide an overview of the sustainability of log cabins, including why FSC timber is important and the benefits of using timber as a building material.
What is FSC timber?
Let’s face it: your family and neighbours are likely not as excited about your new drum kit as you are!
An outdoor music room, such as a log cabin or shed at the bottom of the garden is the perfect solution. You’ll want to make sure as little noise can escape as possible with effective soundproofing. Your next-door neighbours will thank you for it!
Noise can escape from all parts of your building, not only the walls. You’ll want to consider doors, windows, flooring and even the roof.
You could hire a team of professionals, but that can get costly. If you love DIY projects, there are plenty of options to suit all budgets!
We've got you covered: here's how to reduce the noise and keep your neighbours happy.
1) How To Soundproof Walls
Walls are one of the biggest factors...
The man cave: a beloved place to unwind from the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in your hobbies. A dedicated home for collections, memorabilia, sporting equipment, pool tables…
If you don’t have the space in your house, why not look to the garden? A log cabin means you can enjoy the seclusion of the garden all year round. Plus, it’s an escape from the house where you can truly relax.
Whether you’re a football fanatic or love to entertain your friends, the list of man cave ideas is endless. Here are five ways to customise your man cave and transform it into a space you won’t want to leave!
1) The Sports Fan
With the football season approaching, your log cabin will be a fan favourite on match day. Who wouldn’t want to turn their man cave...
Summer is here again, which means long evenings, BBQ’s and the famous six weeks school holidays. You’re surrounded by excited children who are eager to make the most of their break. Don’t fret! Transform your log cabin into a playhouse paradise for the summer months.
An outdoor playhouse is a great way for them to make the most of the garden, especially if the weather isn’t always so wonderful. Give yourself more space in the house and keep the youngsters entertained at the same time with these top tips!
Install an electric supply
If your kids love to play on their game’s consoles, you can create their dream gaming den. Ensure you have a qualified electrician install a supply. Spark their imaginations and give them their own space to enjoy. It's the perfect space to watch their favourite TV...
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