Log Cabin Timber Care

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Caring For Your New Log Cabin

As with most timber products the lifespan of our buildings can dramatically be increased by taking some time throughout the year to look after the building and do any repairs before they become more serious.

To help you get the best out of your buildings we have prepared a list of some of the key requirements in maintaining your garden building;

Treat your building annually
Timber buildings come pre treated and will need further treatments within 6-12 months but Log cabins will arrive untreated and therefore it is important that you treat the building as soon as is practical after installation with a good quality water resistant treatment. This process should then be repeated annually with care taken to brush the treatment into all wooden components involved within the construction of the building, inside and out.

Ensure nothing is in contact with your building
Any overhanging tree or hedge growth poses a threat to your garden building and should be cut back at regular intervals. If a tree branch makes contact with your building it may pierce the roofing felt or rub other roof types that may encourage water ingress.

Check and replace any damaged roofing materials
If you do find any damage sustained to your roof over time it is essential that you act upon this without delay. Should you discover any damage it is recommended that this area be stripped from the roof and a new covering be affixed immediately.

Check your base
You should have already ensured the base was perfectly level at point of assembly but it is important to monitor this is still the case. Any movement of the base under the building can lead to twisting of the timber or dropping of the doors.

All hinges and locks should be lubricated with suitable oil to ensure continued ease of use.