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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 Jessica on 13/2/2019

Fast response, was easy to contact via text and responded quickly. Provided various day/ time options and was quite flexible which was very important to me as I work full time. Arrived early on the day and provided excellent service and quality. I would definitely recommend

Your local builder with over 35 years of experience in the building trade. Our work will be carried out prompt, efficiently, to a high specification and with good workmanship. References are available upon request.

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Reviewed by Glendora on 4/2/2019

Dave is exactly what this site was designed to represent. He is the salt of the earth, he is fair, descent, reliable, knowledgeable and I will recommend him to anyone. My job had hidden difficulties, Dave took them in his stride and did a highly professional job. Very satisfied customer.

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,

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 Harjinder on 30/11/2018

Paul was reliable and on time to perform the work. His workmanship is excellent. He even looked at the roof of my house which had a couple of tiles loose and fixed them quickly. I shall be using him again

NVQ LEVEL 3 in carpentry +diploma [10 years]PASMA ,IPAF ,PASLODE certificate and training .SSSTS SUPERVISOR AND FIRST AID TRAINED .

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Reviewed by Terence on 22/1/2018

George is absolutely superb. He went out of his way, sometimes literally, to get the right materials and to check they were what I was after and also to source them cheaply. Then he was very flexible on timing, a fast worker and did me a brilliant set of shelves at a reasonable price. And he is a great communicator, speaks excellent English, and is a very nice chap. Perfect! Snap him up before he has no slots left!! Thanks! Terence (Ealing)

Fully insured . All work garenteed. No job to small

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Reviewed by Sam on 23/9/2018

Really happy with the work, they exceeded what I expected would be done. I will definitely use Chestnut Construction for other jobs in the future.

Silviu Diac

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

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Reviewed by Linda on 16/1/2019

Silviu delivered on all counts ... very impressed with his work and dedication. Will definitely be recommending him. He arrived on time, hardly took a break through the nine hours of work on the same day. Cleared up any mess and left us with lovely paint work and laminate flooring. Thanks Silviu

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 Robert on 5/11/2018

Good work and good all round.

B Nicol Joinery

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Hi just new to rated people . B Nicol joinery takes on all aspects of joinery work internal and external roughingand finishing also small maintenance jobs , can supply other trades such as electricians and plasterers etc

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Reviewed by Suzanne on 25/7/2018

Great job well done, communication great always kept updated on how thing were going. nothing was too much trouble. would and have highly recommended the company.

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.

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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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