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Exactly what I wanted!

 

This customer is delighted with their new bespoke cabin based on our Sussex Log Cabin

 

Dear Rob & Steve

I just wanted to write and let you know how THRILLED I am with my cabin.  It is exactly what I wanted…   The size is perfect, the split with shed/office is just right.  It looks amazing in the garden and I am now working from here and moved out of the house which is lovely.

The men that fitted the cabin were absolutely fabulous.  It was some of the hottest days we have had and my garden is south facing and exposed and they didn’t moan once.  Let alone having to bring all the cabin from the front of the house round to the back.  They really were absolute stars and have done a fantastic job.

The cabin is being painted by Matt later in the week and he is going to put up some guttering.  Rob, I will pop into Squires sometime to update you, but in the meantime, here are a couple of pictures…

If you ever want a quote or reference for your website then please do let me know.  And if you ever want to refer people to come and have a look I am more than happy to show them and tell them how brilliant it is.  There are a couple of neighbours around here thinking about cabins and I have a good friend too thinking about a cabin, so I will definitely point them in your direction.

Best wishes

Clare

 

Here are some other useful links –

See Creative Living Cabins full range of log cabins, home offices and garden buildings

View our current Log Cabins Price List

Watch some Videos of our Garden Log Cabins being installed

View a portfolio of our Cabins

Building dream Homes – BBC Television

 

Or to find out more about our high-quality garden buildings, and the various options available to you, explore our website, or give us a call on 0800 644 6442, or make an appointment to visit one of our display villages.

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Video of The ‘Hampshire’ Log Cabin being installed

This video shows how a ‘Hampshire’ Log Cabin, by Creative Living Cabins is installed. The Hampshire Log Cabin is an extremely practical which is available in a variety of sizes to suit all requirements. Perfect for a garden home office, garden building, summer house or chalet

Hampshire Log Cabin Build Time Lapse Video, by Creative Living Cabins

Our log cabins are of the highest quality, made from sustainable premium timber, and built to give years of enjoyment and practical use.

Unlike many other log cabin companies, we offer a completely bespoke, made to measure cabin design service, so you can tailor the design and internal room layout exactly to your own requirement!

We have 3 display villages, in Surrey locations, where you can come down and see our wide range of cabins, many of which are fully furnished to give them a real ‘lived in’ and realistic ambience.

Our friendly sales staff will be pleased to give you a tour, and to discuss any questions you may have.

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Bespoke Log Cabin The ‘Devon’ Log Cabin being installed

This video shows how a ‘Norfolk’ Log Cabin, by Creative Living Cabins is installed. These are high quality Cabins, perfect for Garden Home Offices, Summerhouses, and any type of Garden Building.

Norfolk Log Cabin Build Time Lapse Video, by Creative Living Cabins

Our log cabins are of the highest quality, made from sustainable premium timber, and built to give years of enjoyment and practical use.

Unlike many other log cabin companies, we offer a completely bespoke, made to measure cabin design service, so you can tailor the design and internal room layout exactly to your own requirement!

We have 3 display villages, in Surrey locations, where you can come down and see our wide range of cabins, many of which are fully furnished to give them a real ‘lived in’ and realistic ambience.

Our friendly sales staff will be pleased to give you a tour, and to discuss any questions you may have.

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Garden Log Cabins

Luxury Garden Log Cabins

Perhaps you are looking for some extra space, an extra room are simply somewhere to while away the summer days. Luxury Garden Log Cabins and Garden Buildings by Creative Living Cabins offer a high quality & affordable solution. Our garden log cabins for sale are arguably the finest available in the UK, built using sustainable wood, craftsman built and installed by our own dedicated installation team.

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Our Luxury Garden Log Cabins are also available as a Bespoke Build.

 

This means you can have full control over the size, room layout and any optional extras required. Most other garden log cabin suppliers do not offer true bespoke build.

We do, and we can provide you with the help of a professional draughtsman service to really get the look and feel you want.

Interested in finding out more about our made to measure, bespoke cabins and designing your own custom-built log cabin with the room sizes that you want? Visit our ‘Bespoke Log Cabins’ page

 

Since 2009 we have built a deserved reputation as the UK’s premier bespoke garden log cabin supplier, based on the following –

 

  • We do not sell our Cabins online. You can come and view our log cabin range…we have 3 large display villages.
  • We believe in good old fashioned values like personal service.
  • We offer FREE site surveys* & no obligation quotes.
  • We provide a FREE bespoke cabin design & drawing service.
  • A complete, professional service, from design through to installation.
  • Personalise your Cabin & make it a home from home.
  • Range of high quality optional extras to further refine your cabin.
  • And finally. Don’t just take our word for it… Our previous customers are our best advertisement. Read Reviews

 

Garden Log Cabins - UK

 

We have a huge range of standard Garden Log Cabins, available in a multitude of sizes and options.

 

Our garden log cabins are very versatile and our customers use them for a very interesting and wide range of uses including: garden log cabins, garden offices, garden home offices, summerhouses, children’s playrooms, hobby rooms, home gymnasiums, poolside rooms, chalets, timber garages, timber workshops, sports pavilions, cricket pavilions, riding school pavilions and we have also installed larger cabins for use by a local borough council.

 

All our Luxury Garden Log Cabins are expertly installed by our own in-house installation teams.

 

We never subcontract. You can view our installation at work by viewing the following videos which show time-lapse reconstruction of actual garden log cabin installations.

Garden Log Cabins – videos showing installation

 

Creative Living Garden Log Cabins are an imaginative & cost-effective way to add quality space to your own home, and perhaps even increase its value. We offer free site surveys and free quotations with absolutely no obligation on your part, so why not contact creatively cabins today and let us design & build you your dream garden log cabin.

 

Here are some other useful links –

See Creative Living Cabins full range of log cabins, home offices and garden buildings

View our current Log Cabins Price List

Watch some Videos of our Garden Log Cabins being installed

View a portfolio of our Cabins

Building dream Homes – BBC Television

 

Or to find out more about our high-quality garden buildings, and the various options available to you, explore our website, or give us a call on 0800 644 6442, or make an appointment to visit one of our display villages.

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How much does it cost to build a log cabin, UK

Log Cabins, Garden Home Offices & Garden Buildings come in so many shapes and sizes nowadays that cost simply cannot be defined as one average price. The price of your log cabin will be dictated by quality of the cabin you buy, its size and layout and any optional extras you decide to have.

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You Need To Carefully Consider All The Factors Related To Your New Log Cabin Before Choosing a Supplier

 

For example, air conditioning – a must if you plan to use the cabin as a home office or some other usage where ambient temperature will be a factor.

That’s why it is imperative you take your time and consider carefully factors like – seasonal usage, build quality, doors and windows, security, location, room layouts, optional extras and aspect (don’t forget this one! – where does the sun rise, shine and set, in your chosen location)

Once you have carefully noted all the relevant factors and you know roughly what you want, then it’s time to begin researching potential log cabin suppliers.

Because a quality log cabin is a ‘considered purchase’, probably likely to cost several thousand pounds, you need to do due diligence on the shortlist of log cabin suppliers you identify.

So the question is not only ‘How much does it cost to build a log cabin’ but also who is the best company to buy from?

 

We Suggest Using The Following Check List When Choosing Who To Supply And Install Your Log Cabin –

 

  • Is the company well established?
  • Does their website have plenty of informative and relevant information (not just hot air)
  • Do they have evidence of their work – ie supplying and erecting/installing high quality log cabins and other garden buildings?
  • Can you view a gallery of their cabins?
  • What is their reputation? Do they have a large majority of very positive reviews? (which seem genuine, not fake)
  • Do they offer a wide range of cabins
  • Is there a ‘bespoke’ option, so you can design your own layout, room sizes etc?
  • Do they provide an installation and basework service? If so what quality of materials and workmanship?
  • Are there a good range of optional extras available? – such as air conditioning & heating – felt shingle or rubber slate roofing – electrical packages – Wi-fi points – good quality insulation – painting & preservation
  • Can they help and advise you regarding any planning issues?
  • Will they offer you a free site survey to discuss with you your ideas and any questions you may have?
  • Do they have a quality brochure, either printed or available online?
  • Do they have a physical locations where you can visit and actually view their log cabins?

 

Is there an average or ball park price for the cost of a good quality Log Cabin?

 

For a high quality log cabin, as opposed to a glorified shed, you should expect to pay upwards of £2,500. The cost would then rise according to any optional extras you may deem necessary.

Creative Living Cabins satisfy every single one of the criteria above and our cabins start at around £3,000 (this price includes all basework and installation)

 

Here are some useful links –

See Creative Living Cabins full range of log cabins, home offices and garden buildings

View our current Log Cabins Price List

Watch some Videos of our Log Cabins being installed

View a portfolio of our Cabins

 

Or to find out more about our high-quality garden buildings, and the various options available to you, explore our website, or give us a call on 0800 644 6442, or make an appointment to visit one of our display villages.

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Insulating a Wooden Summerhouse or Log Cabin – How Important is it?

If you want to spend time in your wooden summerhouse or log cabin all year round, you’ll need to make sure it’s a homely place to be. That doesn’t just mean kitting out your garden-based getaway with comfy chairs, cushions and throws either. Ensuring that your summerhouse or cabin is just the right temperature inside is a must, so that you’re not shivering in winter or melting when the sun comes out. Installing insulation can help you to do this – just read on to find out more.

 

Do Log Cabins Need Insulation and, If So, Why?

 

There’s no legal requirement for you to insulate your log cabin or wooden summerhouse, but it’s a practical and cost-efficient thing to do. Whether you’re planning to use your new living space as a home office, art studio, home gym, or just somewhere to escape from the daily demands of family life, it’s important to make sure it’s suitable for use in every season.

 

If you have electricity installed in your log cabin or wooden summerhouse, you can use standalone heaters and fans to keep it at your ideal temperature. You can even have built-in heating and cooling systems fitted. However, no matter which way you choose to heat and cool your garden room, installing insulation will help you to keep your energy use to a minimum.

 

Once insulation has been fitted, your log cabin or wooden summerhouse will retain more warmth in the winter months, keeping it cosy inside even when it’s chilly outdoors. When the mercury soars, however, the insulation will help to keep your garden room cooler, so you can work or relax in comfort. That means that, despite the extremes of the British weather, you won’t need to use heaters or fans so often, helping you to keep your electricity bills low.

 

Insulating a wooden summerhouse or log cabin will enable you to make the most out of it. You and your family will be able to snuggle up in your garden-based haven in autumn and winter, and relax in it with a cool drink while enjoying close-up views of your garden in spring and summer.

 

What’s more, insulated log cabins and wooden summerhouses are more environmentally friendly than their non-insulated alternatives. Installing insulation is the ideal option for eco-conscious garden building owners who want to work or unwind in comfort, but without dramatically increasing their carbon footprint.

 

Insulated Log Cabins and Summerhouses – Getting Technical

 

Most of the wooden summerhouses and log cabins in our extensive range have insulated cavity walls, as well as double glazing. However, when you buy a garden building from Creative Living Cabins, you can also choose to have floor and/or roof insulation installed. It’s also something worth considering if you’re opting for one of our bespoke cabins or summerhouses.

 

When insulating a wooden summerhouse or log cabin, we use 25mm insulation boards, which are manufactured by Celotex, one of the best-known brands in the insulation business. These boards are made from polyisocyanurate (PIR). PIR insulation boards are extremely thermally efficient, and are also durable, moisture-resistant, and fire-resistant.

 

We fit these foil-lined insulation boards between the roof boards and an external layer of plywood, and between the bearers before the flooring, so they won’t be visible or take up too much space. When you switch your heating on, the thermal insulation boards will help to keep that warmth within the building, so you won’t be wasting heat – or spending your hard-earned cash on energy unnecessarily. The foil lining, on the other hand, will reflect the heat of the sun to prevent your garden room from getting too hot at the height of summer.

 

Log Cabin and Wooden Summerhouse Insulation – Find Out More

 

When you buy a log cabin or summerhouse from us, we can install roof or floor insulation for an extremely reasonable price. We also offer a wide range of other optional features, including air conditioning and heating systems, and electrical packages.

You can see some more about our insulation here.

To find out more about our high-quality garden buildings, and the insulation options available to you, explore our website, give us a call on 0800 644 6442, or make an appointment to visit one of our display villages.

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Log Cabin Supplier, London & Surrey

We are the premier log cabin supplier for the London and Surrey area.

Our log cabins are of the highest quality, made from sustainable premium timber, and built to give years of enjoyment and practical use.

Unlike many other log cabin companies, we offer a completely bespoke, made to measure cabin design service, so you can tailor the design and internal room layout exactly to your own requirement!

We have 3 display villages, in Surrey locations, where you can come down and see our wide range of cabins, many of which are fully furnished to give them a real ‘lived in’ and realistic ambience.

Our friendly sales staff will be pleased to give you a tour, and to discuss any questions you may have.

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Log Cabins Before and After Photos

Before and after photos of one of our latest fitted log cabins. We can create a haven at the bottom of your garden. And the wow factor, just before the Summer sun arrives.

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