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Buying a Log Cabin: Five Aspects to Consider

A log cabin adds a lot of charm and personality to your home because it can be transformed into a cosy sitting area, a useful study, or a second office. Whatever your reason for wanting to install a log cabin in your garden, it will undoubtedly be a very good investment. If you plan to buy a cabin to add to your trendy wooden terrace, it is important to consider some elements to ensure that the log cabin fits perfectly with your garden, budget, and desires. To help you get started, we’ll provide you with four major aspects and a few minor ones to keep in mind when buying a log cabin.

Planning Permission

Before you buy a log cabin from https://www.quick-garden.co.uk/log-cabins/, it’s essential to check whether you need a planning permission. Check with your municipality to see if you are allowed to place a garden shed and what conditions (size, height, etc.) it must meet.

Size

You might want to buy the largest log cabin available, but if your garden doesn’t allow it, you may encounter a big problem. The maximum size of your new hut is determined by the size of your garden. Additionally, consider what items and supplies you want to store in the log cabin. If the log cabin will be used for storing your lawnmower, gardening tools, and furniture, it should be larger than if it was only meant for a few tables and chairs. If you plan to use it as a garden office, practice space, or guest room, opt for one of the luxurious and larger log cabins. Such a cabin will be spacious enough for your desk, bed, and more.

Roof

Most people opt for a flat roof because it is the most affordable option. Such a roof ensures good drainage due to a 2% slope. You can make your roof waterproof by adding aluminium foil or roofing felt. If you prefer a sloped roof, go for a pent roof or gable roof, as these roofs also ensure quick water drainage. If you want something more luxurious and unique, consider a roof made of Western Red Cedar or a gambrel roof.

Doors

We recommend choosing a log cabin model with doors that are not prone to getting wet quicker. This will ensure the doors’ durability and maintain the shape of your log cabin, preventing it from shrinking or expanding.

Other Quick Aspects

Finally, let’s touch on smaller aspects that are also crucial when purchasing your log cabin. Consider:

  • Wall thickness: A wall thickness of 28 mm is the most popular choice, but for a log cabin with a longer lifespan, opt for a thickness of 45 mm.
  • Shape: You can choose from a pentagon, square, rectangular, etc., log cabin.
  • Ventilation grille: A log cabin is not complete without a ventilation grille, which allows moisture to escape from your log cabin.
  • Foundation: Our professionals often work with level concrete or tiles because it allows the log cabin to be quickly and properly installed.

By keeping these elements in mind, you can select the ideal log cabin that harmonizes with your garden, budget, and preferences.

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