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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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The Shed Men Limited

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Hi My Name is Daniel I am a professional installer of sectional buildings and log cabins, I have been doing this trade for over 15 years. I am a very clean and tidy worker.

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Reviewed by Gill on 25/11/2019

I can’t rate these guys highly enough. Matthew and Reece were brilliant!! They arrived early on Saturday and set about sorting the cabin for assembly. Unfortunately there was a major issue with missing parts but these guys saved the day. They were highly professional, friendly and certainly went the extra mile. The job ran into the second day due to the issues with parts but this wasn’t a problem for them. They returned early the next day and finished the job to an excellent standard. Massive thanks again

Stefan Dura

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Hi my company name is STEFAN DURA

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Reviewed by salman on 2/8/2019

Stefan is very hardworking and down to earth personality. Did very nice job. I will definitely hire him again for other jobs

Encompass Electrical and Construction is a small company specialising in domestic electrical installations alongside construction work. We are always more than happy to provide a no obligation free quote - just give us a call!

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Reviewed by Oliver on 2/12/2019

Very professional, happy to help , would definitely use again

Glen Carpentry

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

I have been a carpenter for over 30 years and have worked on projects from grade 1 listed buildings to new build work and everything in-between. I am honest, reliable and care about my work.

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Reviewed by Daniel on 20/11/2019

Made a door for our void under the decking, Excellent woodwork and even better price. Thanks.

Local builder with 40 years experience - no job too big or small.

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Reviewed by jordan on 15/1/2020

it was a pleasure working with jack and his team. He Has a vast knowledge in construction, A Very reliable person & even worked over the Christmas period to push the job on. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a professional tradesman. Look forward to continue working with him. Thank you jack!

Ace Fencing Services

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We offer quality service at a very reasonable price. All our work is guaranteed to be installed by professionals, wood is treated with a 10year guarantee. We take pride in our work and will carry out any obstacles in our way to provide the best workmanship. We have a minimum of 20years experience in fencing. Gate manufacturing. Decking installation, landscaping/gardening. Patios. Driveways. Brick paving. slate roofing. tiles. flat roof. We will better any other quotes

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Reviewed by SALLY on 6/12/2019

Although I didn't use Danny, he was really polite, helpful and explained what needed to be done. I will consider using him in the future

Incorporating Micheal Ashley Kitchens specialising in the supply / fitting and the manufacturing of kitchens. We also do general building works from painting your front door to building you a new house.

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Reviewed by David on 17/1/2020

Delighted with the beautiful new window and the very good service. Would definitely use this company again.

Hi ive been in the building trade for 20 years and still enjoy my work and take pride in it ,i start and complete a job as im doing it in my own home, im competitive and punctual and never run more than one job at any time, regards Darren

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Reviewed by Chris on 12/10/2019

Good quality workmanship. In 10 weeks Daz only missed one day due to a breakdown with his truck. He was accomodating when we requested some alterations to the original job as quoted. He worked several weekends to accommodate our moving in schedule. Work overran a little but this was due to additional groundworks required due to sewer build over. Very happy with the finished works.

We are oak framed specialists which pride our selves on the highest craftsmanship and standards. We do the full package from planning and design to completion..

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 28/12/2019

Great job on the garden office. Poor weather caused a delay, and they worked on the weekend to get completed in time at no extra cost! Very pleased with the outcome

J. Tallack Carpentry

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

A family run business with eighteen years experience. Trained cabinet maker able to produce bespoke joinery such as doors, windows and staircases - bespoke furniture such as tables, cabinets and fitted storage to make to most of valuable space. Being trained to a high level, the fitting of kitchens is carried out to a high standard, flush worktop joints every time. We do carry out general carpentry such as first fix stud walls, roofs to door hanging, skirting, architraves and wood flooring - your whole home! We also have experience in green oak garages, garden rooms, porches and gazebos. For these larger projects we enlist other trades to do groundworks, electrical, plastering etc which are reliable and have the same standard of work. Free detailed quotations are provided and we have a high standard and strong work ethic.

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Reviewed by Nichola on 7/1/2019

Very pleased with the end result. Gentleman was very pleasant and communication was excellent.

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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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