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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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Established in 2001, I.c.joinery are a well respected family ran company doing everything from small projects up to contract work for the ministry of defence. The pride we take in our work speaks for itself. Offering a full design, manufacturing (in our own workshops) and installation service, also project management with access to all trades.

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Reviewed by Dan on 30/7/2018

Ian did a great job with a fast turnaround, and offered design choices

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

Landscape Doctor is a 5 member, extremely efficient and hard working team with 13 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers.

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Reviewed by Shelly on 23/7/2019

Really happy with the garden relandscaping. Barney and his team did a fantastic job including laying a beautiful patio, making apond and LED lights, They were punctual, did the work to a really high standard and were also very nice !! Very happy and would recommend.

With over 25 years experience in the building industry, we offer a variety of carpentry & refurbishment services to the commercial and domestic markets and take pride in our reputation for prompt, professional service and quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Alexander on 15/3/2019

I was late back from work so Tony did some extra bits around the house, very happy with the doors, have asked him to look at some at pricing some more work around the house.

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire 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

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 Anne on 28/9/2019

Did a cracking job on my garden gate and garage window. Would have again to do any carpentry work. Friendly and reliable.

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

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Reviewed by Julie on 20/7/2019

Excellent job thanks Jack. Turned up when he said he would. Clean, tidy worker. Would definitely use again. Many thanks.

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 Yusuf on 7/9/2019

Would definitely use A &B Building Contractors if I need to! Punctual, friendly and professional! Provided practical solutions as well as performed to high standards! I highly recommend!

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!

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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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