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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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Blue Plants

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN DESIGN IN SW LONDON We are a SW London based landscaping company that specialize in soft and hard landscaping to both private and commercial customers. BluePlants Ltd, offers a creative and personal bespoke garden design and build service.

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Reviewed by Santos on 27/5/2020

They did a fantastic job and we're very kind to our requests while replacing a garden wall as well as the requests of my neighbor. 100% recommended and would hire again. Did the job within a week and finished in a day. Fantastic work.

Daren Scales

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

I’m a qualified carpenter with 12 years experience. Also running my own ltd business. I’ve completed projects undergoing 1st fix 2nd fix and finals work. I’m able to take on small jobs to bigger jobs.

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Reviewed by paul on 14/9/2020

Great communication, prompt and reliable.

R&D Construction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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R&D CONSTRUCTION IS A PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPANY SPECIALISING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, ALSO A WIDE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENTS AND REFURBISHMENTS. build We Carry out all type of construction and to us no job is a small job and by that we mean we would be happy to take your various jobs in our hands. We provide the following list of the building services: New Build Property Refurbishment Loft Conversion House Extensions Flat Conversion Driveway & Patio Bricklaying & Re-pointing Kitchen & Bathroom Roofing & Guttering Plastering & Tiling Carpentry & Joinery Painting & Decorating Plumbing & Electrical Central Heating & Under Floor Heating Design We believe a great design is simple and not only how it feels or looks but also how it works. We provide Architectural and Interior Design and Engineering Services: Initial Concept Design Basic Drawings for Planning Application & Application Management Existing & Proposed Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections Site Plans and Block Plans (OS map/ Location Plan) Detailed Architectural Design 3D Concept and Visualisation Design Interior Furnishing, Materials & Fabrics Lighting Design Bills of Quantities (BOQ) 3D Interior Visualisation Design 3D Interior Visualisation Design Building Control package Drawings & Application Management

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Reviewed by Robert on 15/2/2020

Really professionally handled, and they know what they're doing. Efficient, friendly - ideal.

MH Design And Build LTD was formed in 2013. Based in Rotherham, we service Doncaster, Sheffield and other South Yorkshire areas. Nothing is more important to us than our reputation which is why we are a reliable, friendly and customer-driver contractor. Our ethos is fantastic customer service, quality workmanship and highly-competitive rates. We have a number of extremely professional and skilled tradesmen that we employ. As a company we have a combined total of 30 years experience from loft conversions to extensions and new builds.

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Reviewed by Peter on 2/11/2019

I needed a house re-rendering and MH Design & Build was excellent. Reliable, reasonable, dealt with the inevitable snags with skill, recommended Parex, which has made the house look like new - definitely recommended based on my experience.

Lee Irving

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Hello and welcome to our account . We have just joined rated people , please don’t let this put you off, we have over 30 years of experience within the kitchen industry , and also within the construction industry . If we can’t do it, we know someone who can , who will like ourselves be skilled,proffessional , and foremost trustworthy . No job too big or small , and yes we will attempt to put that square peg in that round hole . We have a can do attitude and have solutions not problems . Also pay special attention to customer requirements . Our existing customers are more than willing to speak to new clients on request , to reassure if required , many thanks hope to speak soon ??

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Reviewed by Daniel on 1/9/2020

After reviewing our options for a new Kitchen we actually went on Lee's advice for a refurbishment with some new worktops and a few other features. They also completed a full floor installation across the whole of our downstairs and did some lovely tile work in our bathroom as an additional request i made during the build. We love what we have achieved and thanks to Lee's advice saved a few thousand on the project. Lee's honesty and open approach was welcomed. He priced the job well and we are ecstatic

McCallums Maintenance

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Do you need a professional property maintenance company? You’re in the right place. At McCallums Maintenance we have over 20 years of experience in offering a range of services. Our experienced team can carry out all your repairs and refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Vhairi on 4/9/2020

Highly recommend McCallums for any sensitive period restorations. We had two bathrooms taken back to brick and restored. I had very specific asks and very very out-of-date Victorian plumbing! Nothing was any trouble, and the attention to detail was exceptional. I won’t be letting anyone else near my home in the future!

Rated Builders

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We look at each project individually with you in mind. From our first meeting we will work closely with you to establish exactly what your needs are and from there we start the exciting process of design working tirelessly to craft you the project of your dreams. Although we specialise in bathrooms, kitchen, garage conversion, garden office, extension, loft conversion, full refurbishment. All staff are DBS cleared, to give you complete peace of mind we also have £5m liability insurance via AXA. Exceptional Service Guaranteed from Start to Finish. Please check out our 5* Ratings and Gallery of pure quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Richard on 8/9/2020

Really happy with our new bathroom, which was completed to a very high standard. The job took a couple of days longer than anticipated, but extra people were brought in to help finish more quickly. Some additional work was identified in the neighbouring cupboard, which the guys were happy to do for a reasonable additional cost. The communication could have been better at times, as has been mentioned by other reviewers. However, I would still highly recommend this company.

Griffiths Roofing

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Jill on 16/7/2020

Efficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of roofing and coverings. Very professional.

We are a verified roofing company with over 25 years experience in roofing and building , we are fully insured , all our work is guaranteed, we aim to complete every job to the highest standard , we only use the best materials avalible to the market , we understand that when roofing work is getting carried out the customer cannot always tell whats been done so we guarantee to show all the pictures and videos of before and after the work this giving the customer complete satisfacton and confidence in what they have just spent there hard earned cash on, we can offer life time guarantees on all upvc and guttering products

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Reviewed by Jean on 19/9/2020

Excellent work and reliability.

DWC&J

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

I am a self employed joiner based in Staffordshire/Cheshire and have 8 years experience in the the trade. I am a hard worker and good value for money. My focus is a quality finish at reasonable prices.

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Reviewed by Gary on 26/8/2020

Good job

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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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