Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Orkney Log Cabin in Worthing near Brighton

When you receive an Orkney log cabin it is one of the more substantial pallets of timber you are likely to have come across! With 70mm thick wall logs and 25mm thick floor timbers, 22mm roof boards and even 12mm ceiling boards to cover insulation there is a lot of timber in the pack!

The base was already prepared for this one so having transferred the cabin round the back we could press on with the assembly.

Threaded bars are located in each corner in pre-drilled holes in the logs.

With the porch decking in place we can fit the post to support the roof.

Roof boards and the first row of finishing trim in place.

Substantial floor timbers which are 25mm thick

All the finishing trim fitted and corrugated roofing sheets in place.

Laminate flooring finishes the floor which has 50mm Celotex insulation plus underfloor heating fitted

Tongue and groove for the ceiling is included in the kit and the substantial roof joists provide plenty of room for the ceiling insulation.

Note this model is fitted with an additional window which is an option for £250

Ready for handover the Orkney Garden Office

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Double Walled Gloucester Log Cabin in Chipperfield

Installation of our first Gloucester log cabin of 2013.

Pressure treated floor bearers ready with dpm in place. 44mm thick walls with a 100mm cavity.

Arranging the timbers for the front windows.

A closer look at the arrangement of the timbers to create the 100mm cavity.

A few of the pieces of a very big jigsaw!

One fo the front walls taking shape ready for the front window to be fitted.

A view of the side window in place and the walls half built.

The beauty of a twin walled log cabin is that the electrics can be concealed between the cavities.

70mm Extratherm foil backed insulation boards are fitted in the cavity.

Front windows and door frame in place.

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Walls finished and roof joists in place.
Roof boards are fitted with nail guns. Or a hammer and nails if you prefer. A handy tip here is to fit a long timber (visible in the top of the picture) to the two longest wall boards to provide a guide for positioning the ends of the roof boards as they are fitted
Corrugated bitumen roofing sheets are the best solution for a roof of this pitch
Deep window returns typical of a thick twin walled log cabin.

The Gloucester log cabin with a coat of undercoat almost complete.

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.