Finding the right roof covering for your log cabin garden building is really important. Many garden buildings have shallow pitch roofs and mean that certain sheet materials or bitumen roof shingles won’t be suitable. The best solution by far is a rubber roof. It can be installed as one complete sheet and has a life expectancy for 40 years + meaning that it should be maintenance free. The roof is a black membrane but it is possible to get black or white edge trim. Here’s a few examples of some EPDM roofs we’ve installed. We can supply and install a rubber roof for your new log cabin garden building or if you have an existing building that you need the roof replacing then get in touch and we’ll gladly provide you a quotation to replace it with a new rubber roof solution.
We’ve recently completed a beautiful summerhouse project in Seaton, South East Devon. Our clients moved into the area last year and they left behind with them their log cabin garden retreat, their ‘ut’ as it was known. They have moved into a fantastic property with a mature garden and veg patch and they really wanted to create a special place to relax in the garden. After a site visit, a brew and a chat it was clear that we were able to create their perfect garden room. Delivery was swift and installation was quick thanks to the good weather. We installed an additional decking section for them to relax (with glass in hand) and painted the building in a striking blue called Limestone from Sadolin Superdec. We are over the moon with the end result as to are our clients.
Heres a great example of a corner log cabin. A fantastic summer house garden retreat. Our client from Bradninch in Devon came to use on recommendation which for us is a fantastic complement! He was having a total garden makeover so we worked closely with him and his landscape gardener to provide the perfect garden building that would fit the space and new garden design. Our client decided to have the floor and roof insulated so he can extend the seasons and still enjoy his garden during the colder spells. Here’s a few pics of how it came together.
There are a number of really important factors to take into consideration before starting your log cabin project but the first one to get right is the base. If the proposed siting of the building is on a patio or existing concrete pad then you may find that the surface won’t be level. The success and quality of the installation will often come down to the preparation of a level base. We’re just working on a project at the moment where the existing concrete pad is on the wonk and isn’t square. The best solution to go with was to build a timber sub frame and support the frame on anti rot plastic posts. We’ve now created a perfect level for the cabin to sit and also a fantastic area for decking. We’ll keep you updated with the build progress in the coming weeks (and when we get some good weather!)
The preparation for the Devon County Show went really well. Our bespoke micro office building went up like a dream and the cosypod was uplifted and dropped off to site without any fuss. The weather held out up until the night before the show opened. A lot of rain meant that the carparks were a nightmare and we even had to get the van towed by a tractor to get parked up for the first day. Day two we had a drop more rain but already the car parks were a bog. There had been a few accidents involving cars, trailers, animals and people and at 5pm on the second day the show secretary cancelled the third day due to health and safety concerns for animals and the public. A real shame but it was certainly the right decision. Never the less we had a great two days and our buildings sparked lots of interest and conversations.
After the success of our first Devon County Show last year we’re heading back to Westpoint, Exeter for the three day event.
It’s on from Thursday 22nd through till Saturday 24th May. We’re taking two buildings with us this year but we’ll keep it a secret as to what ones. If you do come along then come and say hi and make sure you bring the sunshine please!!
We’re going to be on Avenue B, Stand 115 which is at the top part of the ground on the hard standing and not far from the beer tent!
See you there
We like to keep up to date with what’s happing in the world of log cabins and when you look at website you’ll notice that most follow the same un inspiring catalogue format. You know the kind we mean! You won’t be able to find what you want because you’ll be bombarded with a ton of cabin images, options, prices, extras, offers etc. We’ve decided to take a very different approach with our website. It’s going to be work in progress for a little while but we think you’ll like it.