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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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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 Nathan on 2/7/2019

Great !!

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 Carole on 1/7/2019

Obviously he did a brilliant job, which is why I've rated him as I have would call him again if I needed any carpentry doing. Very pleasant personality.

DIAMOND

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Are You looking for a log cabin, shed installation? I have 15 years experience and I offer You my solid and professional job. I offer also any fundation.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 12/6/2018

I would definitely recommend Lukasz, he’s a very professional guy, polite and hard working he just got on with the job,

Silviu Diac

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Promptly and professionally, working on finer detail ,very high standard!!!

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Reviewed by Ravindran on 30/3/2019

Fitted blinds for us. Charged reasonable prices. Came on time.

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.

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 25 years I have run my own business for 15 years I am very honest and totally reliable as my rating will prove .

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Reviewed by Judy on 25/5/2019

Can’t speak highly enough of Paul. Hardworking, very reasonably priced work, and tidied up at the end of each day. He cleared badly overgrown garden, and laid slate over weed suppressant. Highly recommended, and he will be doing more work for us in the near future.

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 Gem on 23/6/2019

Daz is a diamond, a really rare find! He spent 2 weeks in our home and completely renovated most of the first floor. He’s a talented plasterer and the tiling he did for us, on a challenging hallway floor, is absolute quality. Daz has a superb work ethic and grafted for a full day each day he was here, he takes real pride in ensuring the quality of the finish on all his work and he’s a thoroughly decent bloke to boot. I can’t recommend Daz highly enough, we’re lining up the work for him in the future.

JK Fencing & Construction - Premium yet affordable landscapers in south east . Jk Fencing & Construction have many satisfied and returning customers because we provide the best and most comprehensive landscaping services in and around south East.

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Reviewed by Duane on 2/6/2019

Fantastic Job done by Karlan, Sam and team! So great he is coming back to complete phase 2 in July!

KScompany

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

we are company with just over 6yr experience, house and garden maintenance, clearance, painting & decorating, housekeeping etc..!! Fully insured!

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Reviewed by Chris on 13/7/2019

Vlad was great to deal with and job done well.

Carpenter by preference but do most general building work with over 30 years experience from fitting a door to complete new build. I always leave the site clean and tidy. I take every job seriously as I know how important even the smallest job can be.

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Reviewed by Tony on 20/5/2019

On time, to budget and good quality

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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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