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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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Considerations before Installing a Log Cabin as a Garden Office

Working from Home

Three years ago, the office of national statistics reported that 4.2 million people work from home, the equivalent of 13.9 percent of people in employment in the UK, see figure 1 for regional figures. This is the highest percentage since records began in 1998, and seems to be a trend that is set to continue.

log cabins office for national statistics

 

Figure 1 – Source: Office for National Statistics

Benefits of working at home include:

  • No stressful commute
  • No commuting costs
  • More time with the family
  • Less distractions if you are working alone
  • A better work life balance

However the home environment often comes with distractions, and for many people finding a private space to dedicate to work is an issue. An ideal solution would be to take your work outside and create a garden office.

Log Cabins – The Popular Choice for a Garden Office

Due to the increase in people choosing to work from home, the popularity of garden office structures and log cabins has increased. Log cabins are a stylish and efficient way to maximise the potential of your outside space. Typically cheaper than extending a property and much faster to construct, a log cabin garden office adds value to a property with much less hassle and provides a perfect solution for your home office needs.

Before embarking on the process of building a log cabin in your garden there are a few things you should consider:

Securing your Garden Office

Log cabins used as a garden office are often situated at the far end of the garden, well away from the main house so they are as private and quiet as possible. Often garden offices are filled with expensive equipment, including computers, phones or industry specific tools. Offices also usually contain important documentation, often financial records. It is important that you consider how to protect these valuable. At Creative Living Cabins we offer a range of door locking mechanisms  but we would recommend an added level of security and privacy for your property and garden office with an electric gate. We often work with Gate-a-mation who offer automatic gates which not only provide a barrier to entry but act as a deterrent and visual block to potential thieves.

Log Cabin Insulation

A large proportion of our lives are unfortunately consumed by work, so it is important that during the working day you are warm and comfortable. When considering your new garden office it is important you think about how the log cabin will be insulated. At Creative Living Cabins we offer cavity wall insulation as standard with all our log cabins, as well as double glazing for all year round warmth and comfort.

Garden Office Site Preparation

As with all garden buildings, preparing the ground is really important before starting work on your garden office. Problems with invasive and tenacious weeds, such as Giant Hogweed and Japanese knotweed are surprisingly common – knotweed removal, in particular, is very difficult to eradicate without the help of Japanese knotweed specialists. Knotweed removal is essential as left untreated it can easily cause significant structural damage to log cabins or any other garden buildings. Luckily, there are recommended japanese knotweed specialist that will get rid of the pest. Don’t let Japanese knotweed ruin your garden and take the time to prepare the groundwork.

It is a fact that log cabins are more susceptible to insect and rodent damage so it’s really important to ensure that your garden office log cabin is sourced from a reputable supplier, such as Creative Living Cabins, with properly treated and sealed wood.

Log Cabin Layout

Working from home can be suitable for a variety of people with very different business needs. It is important to consider how you will be making use of the space available in your garden and what your requirements are of a garden office space. For example a fine artist may require a quiet private outdoor space but with plenty of natural light to provide the right conditions for painting. An architect might require a vast amount of desk space to layout drawings, or a consultant would need space for private working as well as room to meet with clients. Creative Living Cabins offer a free bespoke log cabin design service for you to decide on the exact layout to suit your needs, that is if our extensive range of log cabins doesn’t quite match your specific garden office requirements.  

Come and visit us to view and choose from our substantial range of beautifully crafted office log cabins, and begin your new balanced home work lifestyle!

 

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Thank you to our customers for sharing how their Log Cabins are being enjoyed.

We always love to hear from our customers and its great to see what their Log Cabins are being used for. From home offices to summer houses its always great to share it.

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It is so lovely to hear from our customers…

Thank you to Jan and Alan Durrant for their lovely testimonial.

Hi Steve and all at Creative Living

We just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with our new cabin which was built last week in our garden at Oak Tree Cottage.

From the initial contact with Gary at the Longacres garden centre, through to the actual build (in 3 days!) with Joe and Dan (plus 2 helpers on the Tuesday), Ashley and Tom (electricians), our overall experience with your company was delightful. The guys were professional, courteous and the site was left in an immaculate state.

We would highly recommend your cabins to prospective purchasers, so please feel free to quote us as a testimonial.

Again, many thanks and here’s to many happy hours in the garden!

Jan and Alan Durrant

March 2015

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The construction of one of our customers Dorset Cabins

We would like to thank Marc for his great testimonial and also this great video of his Creative Living Dorset cabin being installed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7PFfcKLMoU

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New workwear

Our new logo has been added to all our workwear kindly modeled by Stewart Reynolds!

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