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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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The Shed Men Limited

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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 Stuart on 28/2/2020

These guys are absolutely brilliant, I can't praise them enough! They built my 6x6 garage in 2 days and worked tirelessly in all weather to get it completed. Daniel and his team knew exactly how to approach the job, they were punctual and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.

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 Geoff on 23/3/2020

Hi pricing was too high ??

Hortos Landscaping

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

I provide a design and install service for fine stonework. I have varied and extensive experience in utilising and adapting stone products to suit design requirements. I have worked in a wide variety of different sectors and have an extensive range of fixing methods to draw upon. Flooring, cladding, tiling, worktops, bathrooms, gardens, feature walls, orangeries, mosaic, Victorian geometric tiling, setts, calcada. Sandstone, Marble, Limestone, Slate, Basalt, Granite, Travertine, Porphyr.

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Reviewed by Katherine on 22/9/2019

Corin did an excellent job of tiling my kitchen and utility room floors. He planned out the pattern of the tiles to minimise part tiles and as a result the kitchen actually looks bigger. (and very smart) Highly recommended and will definitely use again.

Paulm Pusca

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Having more than 5 years experience in carpentering and painting we are offering high quality services in building roofs, laminate and doors fixing, wooden stairs, room painting, kitchen fixing, and various general fitting.

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Reviewed by SHEILA on 30/8/2019

Did not complete the work or made contact.

Stefan Dura

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Hi my company name is STEFAN DURA

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Reviewed by Tracey on 25/2/2020

Be careful of this company. These people are thieves . This company came out and quoted my job. They ask for half for down payment. Which was £2400 of which I pay And the other half when the job is completed. They received the frist payment of £2400 and they brought a palette of brick and started the porch. Which was in poor standards . Pointed it out . The boss Michelle agree and said they will correct it. They never returned and they block my no. Be very careful of these people. Would no recommend them

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

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Reviewed by Jack on 28/1/2020

Excellent quality and finish, at the right price. No personal project management needed, I only attended site once a week, I was kept informed by phone / email / text, every other day. Overall, I can only highly recommend Roof Design and Build, I found Jack and his team very engaging and professional at every juncture, spot on finish. Open to contact from anyone looking to use them for similar work, please ask Jack for my number, viewing also, subject to arrangement via Roof Design and Build. Many thanks.

T.F.N construction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Dean on 17/3/2020

Great workmanship, very clean and tidy, great carpenter, would highly recommend.

Ace Fencing Services

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We offer quality service at a very reasonable price. All our work is guaranteed to be installed by professionals, wood is treated with a 10year guarantee. We take pride in our work and will carry out any obstacles in our way to provide the best workmanship. We have a minimum of 20years experience in fencing. Gate manufacturing. Decking installation, landscaping/gardening. Patios. Driveways. Brick paving. slate roofing. tiles. flat roof. We will better any other quotes

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Reviewed by Leo on 24/2/2020

Good price, quick response and tidy workmanship


Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Bespoke joinery, lodges, refurbs. Any thing considered from laminate floors to lodges, cabins, to hanging doors..!AhwQweL83_dBoSoOnp3oSkN3wZRC

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Reviewed by Sarah on 23/1/2020

Mark did a great job for us, he was professional, friendly and patient! I would highly recommend.

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 Jennie and Andy little on 11/3/2020

excellent work clean neat and tidy lovely job ! here on time sorted my large drawer in no time! my dishwasher door is super now has not closed or opened properly since we moved in ( newly refurbished) sorted all the units great job thank you !! would reccomend to everybodyjennie little

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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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