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Add an extra room (one with a difference) to your home, in the form of a log cabin. Find local tradesmen for your practical and durable timber-framed building project.

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ONELI LTD

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We believe that no job is too small. From home refurbishments to large commercial contracts, we are experienced and knowledgable to get the job done for you! Every job is managed by coowner Michal to ensure every project is delivered to the highest standards. We work with you every step of the way to capture your requirements and ensure the result is just as it was envisioned. We take pride in our ability to provide professional, timely and experienced services.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Ade on 24/6/2018

Initially this tradesman was a dream come true. He got on my job, and carried on working in New areas, until I realised that he did not have permission from other trades. When he agreed to make corrections, he decided that he will only come if I pay extra, though he abandoned the job eventually, he has refused to return my tools and keys since he left my job half done despite multiple calls, emails and messages for the last 2 months. Can rated people help to get my tools and keys please. I will be gratef

I'm a carpenter of 20yrs I do all woodwork style jobs I take my job very seriously with pride in what I do

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by alastair on 23/6/2018

Michael and Lee did a fantastic job of our new bannister today; they turned up on time, were clean, tidy and efficient. The work was top quality and at a really good price. I would recommend this team for any job they offer and will be requesting their services again soon. Thanks again.

Aston

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Sharon on 23/6/2018

Aston has done a fabulous job replacing our wooden flooring in the lounge. He is pleasant, hardworking and a good time keeper! I would highly recommend him and will definitely be having him back for future jobs.

Mace & sons

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

KTM Services looking after people’s homes

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Tracy on 23/6/2018

Kelvyn agreed a price after visiting me at the property to have a look and discuss the job. The price was agreed by text and a date was set. Just before he was due to start the job, I text to ask if he was all set to start and he said he had put his shoulder out and twisted his ankle at work. I sympathised and we agreed that the job be put off for a few weeks. A few weeks went by and I hadn't heard anything so sent a texts. He never responded. Kelvyn referred to the Co as KTM. Mace & Co or KTM: A no show!

Pinecraft construction has been established since 2003. I do all aspects of building work, joinery, plumbing,minor electrics, alterations, extensions,newbuilds,tiling,etc. No job is too big or small. I take pride in my work and will always offer the best of my ability and experience to my customers and always turn up on time as agreed. I offer a great job at reasonable prices to all of my customers.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Stuart on 23/6/2018

Did a great job

Welcome to Waterproofing Solutions.We are a family run building company and pride ourselves on customer care as can be seen in our ratings.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by william on 23/6/2018

We are very pleased with the work carried out by Marcus, we found his work was completed to a very high standard, he's reliable,friendly and professional, and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending him.

https://royal-builders.co.uk WE KNOW WHAT WE DO !!!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Talisha on 23/6/2018

I have no thing bad to say about Deyan, his work is very tidy, he is polite and works very fast. I will definitely recommend him and I will be using him again in the future. Talisha

at j.s.j reputation is everything! thats why we deliver quality tradesmen to ensure top quality work, at affordable prices, with over 15 years experience, we cover all aspects of the trade ,property maintenance 2 new builds,no job too big or small

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Elaine on 23/6/2018

Professional job carried out on time for a fair price. Would recommend.

Dembay

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Trades serviced: Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular

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Reviewed by Melissa on 23/6/2018

Quote was good & started well but overall is below par. Basic things such taping fittings was not done but promised to do it - not the case. New bathroom suite is covered in paint. Walls have not been prepped in areas & equipment is everywhere. Worst thing has been lack of comms. Matt rarely replies & has ignored call requests. Has been a no-show 3 times; twice making me late for work. Expectations need to be managed & promises kept - but they aren't. You’re only as good as your last job. Do not use!

Balmer Joinery

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We are a joinery company. Focusing on kitchen and bathrooms mainly. We do a lot of contract work for different companies. We have a team of tradesman. To get the job to a high standard.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Steven on 23/6/2018

did a great job, more worked booked in as a result. cheers Ste

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Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building specialists - what you need to know

Log cabins are going through a renaissance, becoming increasingly popular as outdoor living spaces. They can be used for everything from storing garden tools, to providing a summerhouse to escape to, and even providing additional bedrooms.

Log cabins can be a more cost-effective and easily-customised option than a traditional extension. While original lob cabins were literally (as their name suggests) stacked logs or timbers, today’s modern iterations are hugely varied, with different structural designs to suit specific purposes.

Whether you opt for something more rugged and traditional, or a plush decorated space, a specialist timber-frame builder can help turn your concept into reality. Log cabins are typically supplied with all the parts required, so your expert will just need to assemble and fix the frame and timber panelling correctly. From there, you have a blank canvas, and you can arrange or design your cabin to suit your needs.

Cost of building a log cabin

The cost of a log cabin can range from £1,500 for a basic unit to nearly £10,000 for more complex and spacious models. The labour costs for installation are usually based on a day rate per tradesperson. So, you can expect to pay:

  • Small tool shed (1 day, 2 tradespeople) £500+
  • Medium summerhouse (2-3 days, 2 tradespeople) £1,000+
  • Multi-room living space (5 days+, 2 tradespeople) £2,500+

Aside from the build itself, there’s a long list of additional factors and optional extras that will affect the final cost of your log cabin. You’ll need to consider:

  • Site preparations and foundations for the build
  • Set up of utilities such as drainage, water and electricity
  • Interior items, doors, windows and fixings
  • Insulation (if required)
  • Additional services, such as a decorator

Buying a log cabin – what to consider

Shop around for your log cabin and you’ll find there are any number of options available. From the modest shed through to large single or even multi-room systems, there’s likely to be something to fit your requirements.

Here’s what to consider when choosing a pre-designed, ready-to-assemble unit:

  • Number of rooms – if you’re essentially looking for a shed, a modest space will suffice. But if you’re seeking a home office in the garden, or even additional accommodation, you may need to opt for a multi-room design.
  • Glazing and insulation – some units will be pre-glazed and also insulated, making assembly quicker (and life easier) for your tradesperson. This comes at an additional cost though.
  • Roofing – typically log cabins are clad in felt for waterproofing, but this won’t always be included as standard, so check what you’re paying for.
  • Design – as well as the traditional rectangular or square design, some log cabins are designed to fit neatly into the corner of your garden. You can also opt for a pentagonal or hexagonal rounded structure, for something a bit less “blocky”.

Custom or pre-designed log cabins

A pre-designed or “off the shelf” log cabin can save time during assembly. It can also be cost effective, especially if you’re able to find a supplier offering a discount on a supply and fit combined service. Pre-designed log cabin kits are available from a large number of suppliers, and some can be further customised to suit your requirements too.

Some professionals or specialists will supply and fit log cabins, while others will leave it up to you to purchase the cabin and will simply offer an assembly and installation service.

If you have particular requirements or can’t quite find what you’re looking for, you can opt to have a fully custom-built cabin designed and produced by a carpenter or joiner. This will usually cost more than purchasing a pre-designed and supplied kit, though.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Reputable builders should belong to a trade association, such as the National Federation of Builders or Federation of Master Builders. This is a good indicator of their professionalism and qualifications, and (if necessary) it means they can sign off their work as Building Regulation compliant. A builder will not require a dedicated qualification to be able to construct a log cabin, but it’s important that they have plenty of relevant experience in this area.

Planning permission for building a log cabin

If your log cabin is intended to be a small tool shed in your garden, then chances are it will be classed as a permitted development. However, if your log cabin has an internal floor area of more than 30 per m2, or is designed to provide accommodation, then you’ll almost certainly require approval under building regulations.

As you move towards larger scale builds, each case will be reviewed in light of its circumstances. Factors such as the cabin’s proximity to a road or neighbouring property will come into play.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Your builder should have public liability insurance to protect individuals and neighbouring properties while carrying out construction work.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they experienced in building log cabins?
  • Are they happy to work with any pre-designed and supplied log cabin kit?
  • Do they offer a bespoke option?
  • What materials do they suggest using?
  • Can they advise on planning restrictions?
  • Can they offer a guarantee or warranty on their work?

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