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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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6 years experience in site carpentry , level 1,2,3 city and guilds qualified carpenter

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Reviewed by Susie on 16/8/2018

Did rearrange pre arranged time. Didn’t complete in one day as stated due to errors with ordering. Was bit more expensive than others but tidy job apart from door boards were still wet with glue and I wasn’t told this and they moved not tidy looking

Matt Wheeler

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Matt Wheeler Joinery and Plumbing solutions. I deal with domestic renovations, no job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Ali on 16/8/2018

A true professional who made a complicated job look easy. A very friendly and approachable chap who knows his trade like a fisherman knows his fish. Would highly recommend.

We undertake all aspects of building work and repairs, carpentry and plumbing including bathroom and kitchen fittings. Please contact us today for a free no obligatory quote on any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Joanne on 16/8/2018

Robert was polite, considerate and knowledgeable. Did the job in no time at all for a very reasonable price. I will definitely keep his number and use him again.

An extremely versatile company who can design, make and install anything to do with wood,kitchen, doors the list is endless. Kitchen, flooring, doors, handling, skirting,

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Reviewed by Julia on 16/8/2018

Great professionalists, very responsible and reliable, always with perfect solution for any issue. Very fast, but in the same time wit excellent quality of the work done. Highly recommended and definitely will use them again. Thank you!

Ross Property Care

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Welcome to Ross Property care a family run business with 16 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing RPC you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Catherine on 16/8/2018

William arrived on time, completed the job to my specifications, cleaned up as he went along, and even did a few extras for me. Excellent work. I'm pleased and I would use him again. Thank you.

THE PROFESSIONAL ALTERNATIVE TO DOING IT YOURSELF Professional and skilled multi-tradesman over 15 years experience. Passion for garden design. Excellent eye for detail, perfectionist, very neat, clean & tidy. Full crb checked, refs available on request.

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Reviewed by Aidan on 16/8/2018

Very good service, fair price.

with 25 years of experience, we pride ourselves on producing quality work for a reasonable price. so for all your home maintenance requirements give roofing & building a call

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Reviewed by Stephen on 16/8/2018

The job did cost a little more than I expected but he turned up on time at short notice and did a good job

Yorkshire Roofline

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Yorkshire rooflines specialise in wide range of roofing service from one tile to a full roof , guttering and upvc , traditinal flat roofing and fibre glass ( grp) jet washing service to paths and patios fully insured please take a look at customer rating

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Reviewed by Mervyn on 16/8/2018

Very quick with the contact after seeing our requirements. Arrived in good time to see the required work the following day and gave the accepted quote. Work started and finished in one day, worked hard and left us happy with the result.

Here at Precise Property Developments we pride ourselves on the retention of our customers and as such customer satisfaction goes to the very core of our work.

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Reviewed by Graham on 15/8/2018

Jason and his team did a thoroughly professional job, advising on alternative & additional aspects not in the original plan. He maintained a very good schedule and was flexible when the overall job was occasionally delayed. I would certainly recommend Jason and his team.

Professional Bathroom fitters

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Reviewed by Corinne on 15/8/2018

A fantastic team you won’t be able to beat. Rad and his team renovated our bathroom. The work was top quality with superb attention to detail, completed within a tight schedule. I was also grateful that the house was kept immaculate despite the amount of demo and other work they were doing. Every stage was excellently managed and the results are outstanding. Rad’s team are also pleasant and reliable people to have around. No mess and no stress. Don’t look further - this is your team!

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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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