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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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We are a family run business providing a friendly and prompt service to all our customers throughout The province with over 40 years experience in roofing & driveways & all aspects of home maintenance ./ plastic facias/gutters / ect. Timber decking / All types of specialised coatings Industrial . Agricultral. Demestic Slurryseal on asphalt drives. Sealmaster for tarmacadam. Fibreglass & butyle rubber For flat Roofs supplyed & fitted. one call does it all . We also now do guttervac cleaning And Sanetiser & disinfectant spraying On & around houses yards drives stables dog kennels ect

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Reviewed by TERRY on 23/10/2020

Very quick response and quote with explanation of what was required. Painted exterior render to a good standard and no mess. thanks again

BFG Construction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Small company with over 12 years experience that undertakes all building works, operating on residential and commercial sites, references provided when required.

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Reviewed by Nick on 14/11/2020

Arben did a great job - he was quick to respond, gave a very reasonable quote for the work, and arranged to start the work the next week. He always arrived on time, cleaned up afterwards, and - most importantly - completed the job to a high standard. Highly recommended!

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.

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.

ERNELS DECORATING

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Ernels Decorating company has 30 years experience within the industry covering all aspects of your decorating and property maintenance requirements, both internal and external.

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Reviewed by Kez on 12/8/2013

Completed the work on time and to budget as well as good quality work

impact

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

IMPACT is a small company that works with individuals and property management company's undertaking full kitchen, bathroom, property renovations and general maintenance work. Our aim is to give a prompt, friendly and competitive service.

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Reviewed by Laura on 3/8/2020

Stephen was fantastic. He made sure the kitchen was ready in time for us to move in. He has been polite, helpful and hardworking throughout. When there were delays for deliveries (because of coronavirus) he always found a solution, changing the order that he completed tasks to keep the work moving and get it finished on time. No problem was too difficult - he always came with solutions. he even gave us helpful advice for other DIY problems too. We will definitely book him again and highly recommend him.

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 kirsty on 29/10/2020

Really friendly guys who stayed late every night to get the job done. Really happy with how they finished our bathroom to a really high standard and listened to what we wanted from start to finish. Cleaned up after themselves too - even hoovered my stairs. Turned an old room into a fab modern useable space. Will defo get them back for the kitchen.

We have been roofing for 20 years, both commercial and domestic. No job too big or small. You pay when you are 100% satisfied. I have references and certificates. All aspects of roofing are covered. Flat roofs , Tiled roofs, Facia, Gutters, moss removal

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Reviewed by Darron on 7/10/2020

Great neat work at affordable price and great communication with dates and times

Our residential team can cover areas such as overall building construction, landscaping, patio, driveways, fencing, lighting & technology, and groundworks. We treat your home just if was ours! We provide our customers with the highest standard an quality we possibly can. Check feedback from our customers. Get in touch today with our friendly team!

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Reviewed by Jorden on 13/11/2020

Brilliant service from start to finish, the work carried out was to a high standard and I would definitely recommend this company! I will be working with them again.

Here at Banga Decoration General Builder we welcome the chance to work with you on your project we have over 11 years experience within the building trade and are well respected within the area. Our skilled tradesmen are more than willing to go the little bi

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Reviewed by Anjeli on 12/2/2019

Excellent communication, perfect timing and very hard working individual. Made me feel at ease and explained things clearly as I don’t understand many building terms etc. Strong Work ethic and very honest/reasonable prices. Gets straight to the point , goes out of his way to help and even supported me with Extra bits that needed doing Very highly recommended- thank you!

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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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