Monday, April 8, 2013

A Garden office in Ascot - The Carlisle log cabin

Last week we completed our first Carlisle Cabin of 2013 in Lower Ascot.

A petite but beautifully formed 3.5m x 3m garden office. The Carlisle is new to our 2.5m high log cabin range.

Here's the Carlisle delivered onto the driveway and unpacked ready to be moved into the garden

the cabin kit is moved and the area cleared

The base is laid out -  a little under 3 tons of concrete needed here.

Tanalised bearers topped with damp-proof membrane

Cabin shell completed

First fix electrics and floor insulation

Roof  insulation between the rafters with a plasterboard finish - this is our normal 50mm Celotex insulated finish, allowing the rafter timbers to still be visible

The new consumer unit in place together with electric sockets, lighting and network - hard-wired Cat5e to the main house.

Doors and windows fitted and adjusted

Compact, tidy and ready for use - a haven of peace but a fully functional work space at the end of your garden.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Large Log Cabin (Garden room) in Bishops Stortford

A large 5m x 5m  lowered Kippen garden room. 

Our customer ordered one of our lowered range of Log Cabins (2.5m) thus enabling a very generous 25m of cabin space (externally) and without the need for planning - again important to give a wide berth to your neighbouring boundary line - minimum of 1m.

An early start - and a long day spent getting the 25m sq base laid - it takes 6 tons of concrete for this one!

Still the main build day starts in glorious sunshine - and the 5m timbers are going together nicely

By 3pm we are at roof timbers and although the sun has gone were are doing pretty well - icy cold still

Start of the 3rd day and a deep frost welcomes us!  The cabin looks good and the customer is pleased that they went for the big one...

The last day - starts early - electrics (ably taken care of by our electrician Jon) flooring, network etc all need to be completed today....

Sensibly the customer chose our full options pack - full insulation (roof and floor), electrical sockets and lighting - together with a superb digital underfloor heating kit and topped with laminated flooring. As their growing children will primarily be using this room - then they have full control over the heating as the digital control panel is fully programmable for 7 days per week and the temperature settings are also controlled so its not on 'flat out' all the time either !

'Double' double sockets here provide plenty of options for the TV and games consoles and of course 'hard wired' Cat5e Internet access from the main house completes the installation.

Our largest cabin this year the 5m square - 2.5m High Kippen

Our customer was so delighted!