Assembly Instructions For Summer Houses
Most of our cabins can be installed by the cabin owner as a DIY project. It would usually take 1-3 days depending on the size of the cabin and the skills and tools available. It would generally require two adults to install a log cabin.
It is crucial that you obtain the necessary planning permission and build you cabin on a flat and level surface. This make be a perfect DIY project for the new owner or it may suit better to have our professional fitters look after the assembly.
For the majority of our log house we provide assembly instructions, detailing all key aspects of the installation. You will also receive a detailed product manual specific to the cabin you have purchased. Please fell free to contact us with any questions, queries or issues in relation to the assembly of your new log cabin. All fixings are included for the assmbly of your cabin.
We have one of the best choices of high quality garden log cabins in Ireland.
Modern Log Cabins
If you are looking for traditional summer garden buildings, you can be sure you will find many great options in our selection. But if you are after something slightly different, check out our special choice in the Contemporary Garden Rooms section, especially if you are into buying a garden office shed or a hobby room with plenty of light.
Log Cabins for Gardens with the Right Wall Thickness
Any large log cabin with walls that are thin: (i.e., 20 to 28 mm thick) is not stable and durable. On the other hand, a small 6 m² wooden garden shed does not require 70 mm walls. That is just wasting wood and money. Our Garden summer house engineers calculate the best possible and most reasonable wall thickness for all our wooden garden buildings.
Garden log cabins with a 28 mm wall thickness are usually large tool sheds or small garden rooms up to 10 m² in area. For the most popular, medium-sized garden summer houses and garden offices (8 to 20 m²), we use 40- 44 mm wall thickness. Big garden log cabins and garden sauna cabins usually come with 50, 58, or 70-mm thick walls.
Garden Log Cabins for Special Use
Special use garden log cabins such as: timber garages and wooden carports as well as garden sauna cabins and BBQ huts are easy to find in appropriate categories in our extensive collection.
All our cabins are untreated and can be treaded prior to fitting or receiving delivery of your new cabin. We offer many different colours and types of finish so it is best to discuss with our team the type of finish you desire when enquiring about one of our log cabins.
Doors & Windows
Doors and windows are glazed in single or double glazed units depending on the wall thickness of your cabin. All cabins from 28mm to 44mm are single glazed and 44mm and thicker are double glazed units. Doors come standard with external mortise locking systems and are constructed from the very best materials. Our windows have tilt and turn functionality.
Your cabin comes with felt roofing membrane as standard. We offer different roof material finishes including shingles or metal cladding please consult with our sales team in relation to your requirements.
The base should be a flat area that is approx. 2″ above the ground and level. In general log cabins do not exert tremendous loading on to the base. The weight of the building tends to be distributed over a great length of perimeter wall. The majority of the foundation is actually supporting the floor alone plus the contents of the cabin, so very often the base is somewhat overkill for the internal loadings.
The best base is a concrete slab which is poured onto good sound ground or well compacted hardcore. The slab should be larger than the building by approx. 100 mm on all sides. It should be laid 100 mm thick or 100-150mm if the ground is undulating. Generally it is not necessary to include reinforcing mesh unless the slab is large and there is a risk of cracking.
Alternatively the log cabin can quite happily sit on an area of concrete paving stones providing they themselves are supported on hard core or very sound ground. This does not tend to be a cost effective solution for large areas where the project becomes too labour intensive.
A very essential part of any bespoke cabin design or standard cabin design is the windows, doors and internal insulation used. The log thickness plays a vital part also in keeping a cabin warm without costing the earth with heating. For instance it may be worth knowing that for a log cabin to be fit for living in all year throughout Europe it needs a minimum wall thickness of 120mm. With that in mind it is not advisable to use 44mm log walls for all year living. (The minimum recommended would be 70mm or 92mm for our climate). Door and window manufacture play a big role, at log cabins 4 less we have three door and window options to choose from. The (Garden Range) for all 28mm and 40mm log cabins, these are single glazed with tilt and turn locking. (Garden +) these are all double glazed 3mx9mx3m for standard 44mm and 70mm buildings and also come with tilt and turn. The best choice is our (Premium Range) Double glazed 4mx18mx4m gas filled with German ROTO hardware which are available to order on all 70mm and 92mm cabins as an add on. Insulation comes in many forms and unless questioned, what type are you getting? here at log cabins 4 less we only use a minimum of 50mm PIR rigid foiled sheet form insulation or thicker depending on customer requirements. This form of insulation has a very high thermal value and is guaranteed by us to keep your new log cabin warm and snug in any type of weather.