Aiste Log Cabin 5 x 3m

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Mr. Colin Hearn
Jun 18, 2022
We purchased the Aiste Summer House. Really pleased with the quality and service provided. It was delivered on time with an extremely helpful driver who placed it exactly where we wanted it. I built it on my own with the main structure taking about 4 days to complete. I did run short of roof shingles and with a call they were sent the following day. I also had an issue with the doors not fitting correctly. I sent an email and had a very prompt reply explaining what was needed. The problem was solved very easily. Overall we are very pleased with our Summer House and looks great. The quality is excellent and cannot fault the after service. Thank you.
May 28, 2022
Second log cabin I have bought from Tuin. Another great cabin, wood it precisely cut nice and thick and good quality. Easy to put up.
Helen Gardner
May 13, 2022
This was delivered, after a long manufacturing delay due to Covid, just as the weather changed for winter. The delivery took about 5 minutes and everything was on stretchers and wrapped against the elements. I paid one of the recommended installers to put it up for me while I was at work one day and I'm delighted so far. The floor has been thickly insulated and it feels really cosy.
I've managed to get one coat of sealant and most of the first exterior coat of pain on before the weather got too wet and cold, making sure I added extra coats onto the cut ends. The remaining coats will have to wait for +5degrees air temperature.
One point - a couple of the planks have had heavy weeping of resin so will need attention when the weather inproves. All the others ave been fine.
During the bad weather (local floods) I've sealed and painted the inside and we're currently doing the fitting out.
I'm delighted by the build quality so far and looking forward to some drier weather to enable me to finish painting the outside.
Thank you Tuin, it was worth the wait.
Apr 1, 2022
I should say that I am fortunate to get this in stock. it is built and it looks lovely. Starting with the delivery: the person who delivered was happy to do the job and didnt have a frown when he saw that the truck cant be driven into the community. he drove his mini fork lift and didnt face any problem with delivery. Very good experience. Then to build it, i got it done through a contractor and i am glad that i did it as i could have struggled to do the roof. the flooring planks could have been better though. Had to run a 5 by 3 m carpet now to cover it.
Overall, one happy customer. would recommend it to anyone looking for decent sized summer house/cabin.
Richard William Francis Breedt
Mar 30, 2022
Beautiful finish! You can really tell this is a quality product by the look and feel of it. The cabin feels cozy yet sturdy and secure and looks great. Really happy with our purchase.
Hayley webster
Mar 30, 2022
Absolutely love the cabin, so easy to put together and excellent instructions. Fantastic value for money compared to other ones we had looked at. Brilliant service and communication throughout. Wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
Mr. Gary Harbour
Mar 20, 2022
Fantastic cabin and so easy to build that apart from lifting the windows and doors in I built it on my own.
The quality is first class and it slots together very simply.
My only mistake was to fit the door frame without the doors in it only to find the doors didn't fit properly and so had to remove frame and redo with the doors attached thus making it a bit too heavy to lift on my own.
Would definitely recommend purchasing
Mr. Brian Allan
Mar 17, 2022
First class service from start to finish , kept you up to date on delivery time and the delivery driver was extremely helpful in placing the pallet in our driveway . The Cabin itself ( Aiste 5m x 3m ) is first class and sits proudly as our very own wee pub in our garden . The only downside for me is the quality of the ironmongery which by comparison is pretty poor but overall would highly recommend Tuin as a first class company to deal with. Had an issue with a hinge, Tuin promptly responded and arrange a new one to be posted
Mark Dooley
Dec 26, 2021
Good, communication, spot on delivery, great quality cabin.
We love the Aiste and can’t fault the product or the company. Five stars from me.
Mr. Andrew Hull
Nov 2, 2021
Cabin was delivered with just a week’s delay due to Brexit. It was unloaded in a few minutes complete and undamaged onto my drive. Two of us got it up to roof level easily the first day and then another day to complete the roof and shingles (my mate’s a perfectionist). Two coats of stain later and the floor down, it’s a perfect place for the kids to have as a games room and my wife and I to relax in with a glass of wine when they’re in bed. The instructions are brief but adequate (just)! As I write this review, we have 60mph winds and it’s as solid as a rock and looks like it will last for years. I’m very satisfied with my purchase.
Mr. Peter Ritter
Oct 13, 2021
Very happy with the purchase! Everything fit together perfectly. Building was relatively straight forward. It's just a matter of laying out the parts and thinking about it for a bit. The assembled cabin now looks nice and solid.
Sep 6, 2021
five stars from start to finish, tuin had the best website when looking for cabins with the biggest choice and even though there was a short delay this was soon rectified without any dramas. The delivery was very well organised and dropped off just where I needed it and it went together a lot easier than I expected mainly due to watching the YouTube video's before I started.
big thankyou to the tuin team
Mr. Nick Milton
Aug 2, 2021
After much research and some calls to Turn, we settled on the Aiste log cabin. We selected the impregnation treatment for the wood (silver grey) and so that took a little while (but was worth it), but the cabin was delivered on the agreed day.

Despite the initially daunting pile of assorted bits of wood, it soon started to make sense and the foundation beams and walls were all done in a day, followed by panelling the roof, and a final day to shingle to roof.

The instructions and videos were very clear, but what stood out was the quality of the timber and materials - it all just fell into place with no fighting or adjusting needed (other than to our slightly less than flat base).

The floor went in easily and with plenty of insulation to keep the chill out, and with some insulation in the roof space the cabin should be nice and snug when my wife is out there doing her artwork in the winter.

Size wise the Aiste is exactly what we wanted, and for the price the size and quality is ideal. I've since recommended Tuin friends and colleagues, and I'm not normally one to make recommendations like that.
Guy Whiting
Jun 1, 2021
We're very happy with our purchase of the Aiste 5m/3M cabin. Also, the adjoining (28mm) storage shed. Delivery was (understandably in these times) only slightly delayed but we were kept up to date (without having to ask) at all times. Andy (from hauliers ES&J Walpole), was very efficient and courteous when delivering the product. Construction was straightforward and the build quality/ease, even brought compliments from our very fastidious builder friend who did the build for us. Happy customers - thank you!
Sarah Robertson
Mar 23, 2021
Absolutely love it.

Been researching the perfect cabin for a long time and finally decided on this one. Service was great and was kept up to date of when I could expect delivery. Delivery was great early morning and the guy had unloaded in no time at all and left on the drive.
The quality of the cabin is great . Just love it , everyone loves it and now the bar is complete !!!
Jeremy Marjoram
Mar 1, 2021
We love it!

My wife has been after a cabin for a long while, as a studio and office, and after settling on the Tuin Aiste we made our purchase. Delivery was made in the snow and after dark but with no hassle at all the huge pallet of wood was in our garden, hats off to the delivery driver who was splendidly happy despite being hungry and tired.
The hardest part was manually transferring the wood to the back garden!

The build:
The team consisted of my 17 year old stepson, myself and a 7 year old foreman! The slab was pre-laid.
It took 2 hours for the base layer, walls up in 2 hours later, windows and doors by mid-afternoon, roof on and covered with a tarp by teatime. Easily achievable in a day. Floor laying took a whole 8 hours as did the roof felting and finishing, the shingles can wait until the summer!
Its a beautifully made jigsaw puzzle but once you sort out the pieces it goes together easily with little more than a mallet here and there. A couple of large builders right-angles were useful to check square construction.

We are very impressed with the end result and are looking forwards to using it once the floor varnish dries! It's a great thing and highly recommended.

Plus my wife is very, very happy, which is always a good thing!
Mr. Barry McNulty
Feb 10, 2021
Hi i ordered the Aistle Log Cabin based on other reviews and it is better than i expected, delivery was super quick and easy to my drive, the uild its self was easy even with the beast from the east II and the days of rain before, it took me one afternoon to get from foundation base to the roof slates on and another afternoon to complete the roof tiles. i decided to insulate both the floor and roof and its made the cabin super warm and easy to heat. i would recommend Tuin to anyone and am happy i was recommended the cabins by both my uncles who built theirs last year.
Sep 13, 2020
Absolutely brilliant! I ordered this summer house last year! And it's perfect! Everyone has been blown away with the quality of the summer house. I now work from home in this summer house which is perfect, keeps heat in ,Definitely recommend.
Ian McDonald
Jun 30, 2020
Ordered this log cabin spring 2019. It was delivered very quickly to North East Scotland. Once I had taken it all to the rear of the house, really thought I had bitten off more than I should have. I was never great at DIY but always enjoyed trying. Anyway, built it on a new concrete base that was prepared. It went together very well. On a whole, it went together very well. The shingles on the roof took as long as the actual build did. Delighted with the results though, just so, so happy with it. Couldn't recommend Tuin highly enough, from the ordering to the delivery and also some silly emails and calls from me asking daft questions.
Mr. Brian Lee
May 18, 2020
We ordered the Aiste cabin, and it arrived perfectly on time, the driver put it just where we wanted it. We found the instructions to be very helpful for the install. Everything slotted together perfectly, the joints were all snug, no gaps anywhere. The free shingles were great and were also very straightforward to fit. We added some insulation when we built it, 40mm in the floor and 25mm in the roof, as it will be used as a home office year round, so should stay nice and cosy. Overall we could not fault the cabin or the ordering process, easy to order, lots of advice on the website , which was very handy when it came to sorting out the base, everything was present from the checklist, nothing had any damage, a great little project, I will definitely recommend you to anyone that is thinking of getting a cabin.
Mrs. Carol Hobson
May 12, 2020
Self built by my husband during lock down ,! Very good product, easy to follow instructions, had to email tuin team on a few occasions for advice , they were fantastic, really helpful and responded very quickly, can’t fault after sales service. Still have floor to lay but highly recommend Tuin.
Leslie Hickson
May 4, 2020
Our Log cabin arrived on the day and within the time stated by a very helpful lorry driver who placed the packs where we wanted them .My wife and I both in our early sixty's assembled the log cabin in a couple of days without any problems. The log cabin has now been up for 3 months and we are very pleased with it, as you state, wood is a natural product and it has moved slightly, we have a few strips of unpainted wood appearing but don't think this is a problem as we intend to give it another coat in the summer.
Apr 13, 2020
Best thing you could do if this is what you are planning. 100 per cent good in every way.
Mr. Kelvin Siddons
Apr 6, 2020
My cabin was delivered on time by a very helpful driver.
The weather has not been good but I have managed to put the walls up and a layer of felt on within 5 hours still have the doors,locks,floor,shingles etc still to do but so far I am very impressed by the quality of the timber and manufactured parts.
Feb 24, 2020
Brilliant delivery service. The log cabin has taken longer to put together than expected but we had 70 miles an hour winds and the log cabin didn't move and it is only half built! I purchased the storm kit and we didn't have this fitted onto the roof as we are still in construction of it. So far very happy and it looks amazing. Thank you
Mr. Barry clark
Feb 12, 2020
Could not be happier with my cabin, and the customer service throughout has been amazing from start to finish. My Son was able to put it up easily too. Full recommend.
Mr. Alexander Gibson
Feb 1, 2020
This is the third purchase from Tuin .
We have been so pleased with the shepherds hut .
The summer house is now up and also very pleaded.
The bird nest swing is a great hit with the grandchildren.
But the best thing with your Company is the customer care .
When we have phoned for any help so many companies, just say go on line to look .
As retired and not very good with internet, this is not always helpful.
I would very much recommend TUIN .
Gordon Woods
Jan 25, 2020
Excellent service and good quality cabin.
Right from the off the sales/logistics team were excellent keeping me up to date on the delivery of the cabin.
Driver was very friendly; unloaded the cabin in no time at all; the coffee we had last longer.
The build of the cabin was pretty straight forward but as advised on the website watch all the videos relating to the cabin builds before starting. The videos give you a good heads up and plenty of good tips.
Couldn’t thank Tuin enough for there service and help throughout the whole process.
Mr Lindsay Mackay
Jan 23, 2020
Genuinely really impressed with the cabin kit overall.

It arrived on the day promised, and dropped off exactly where i wanted it, despite living down an awkward track for the delivery driver.

The assembly was straightforward, and really quite quick. To be honest the instructions are very vague, but the videos on the Tuin website are brilliant and were referred to a lot! Built it completely by myself within a couple of days.

The shingles on the roof took a little bit of time and effort after that though.

Only minor niggles I've had were possibly due to the flatness of the slab I've put it on, but some small timber shims have sorted this.

An observation I made though... if you open the packaging and start straight away, the dry timber slots together very easily. Once it's been exposed to a bit of rain the assembly is a bit harder, and it takes some effort (and a hammer) to slot the wood together.

Overall, really happy.
Mr. Brian Connolly
Jan 16, 2020
All in all very pleased with the Aiste cabin. Managed to erect the structure in a day but severe weather, ill health and holidays has delayed completion. Edinburgh weather in late November is not ideal for this type of thing. The build was fairly straightforward but if there is one area Tuin should have a look at it is in the supply of their profile foundation beams. These were delivered uncut, meaning I had to figure out the lengths then make the cuts. It should have been simple but it wasn’t and in fact I got it wrong, causing a delay of several hours while I fixed the problem. A simple diagram showing the cut lengths would have saved me a lot of hardship. This is such a critical factor in getting a sound structure so it should be as simple as possible. The one other disappointing area is in the door/window fittings. The windows have chrome hinges, the doors have brass hinges and the door lock and handle are finished in brushed steel. The window stays are also cheap and nasty (black gloss) and fail to keep the windows tightly shut, even after adjusting twice. Looks like two side snibs will be required on each window or perhaps a compressive seal round each window. A consistent finish on the ironmongery would be a bit more pleasing to look at. Having said that, these two gripes are fairly minor and I am very pleased with the kit. Even in its unfinished state everyone has been admiring it. One final point, I purchased four tubes of the shingle glue but ran out before the job was done. Tuin recommend gluing the bottom two corners of each shingle but I felt the center was still a bit “floppy” so added a dab there as well. This is why I ran out and two further tubes were needed. On the Aiste, 4 tubes are fine for 2 dabs but 6 are required for 3 dabs.
Mr. Stephen Andrews
Jan 6, 2020
Well after a lot of research I realised Tuin was the right choice. From the most delightful delivery driver to the pallet, which wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be (god the Dutch know how to pack). After studying my timber base for weeks, thinking have I done the right base!! It was finally build time. White mallet in hand the build was simple and had it constructed in 1 day to roof level on my own. The striking thing is the precision of every log, mm perfect. Delighted with the quality and ease of build. Had an issue with the doors but only because I hadn’t read that part of instructions and a simple twist of hinges sorted that. Now to decide how to fit out now roof is on and treated!! Excellent product and service. So happy I will send the build photos for Tuin to use
Mr. Francis Gribben
Dec 31, 2019
After many months of research, we decided that Tuin provided the best value for money log cabin in particular the Aiste. My husband prepared an area for the concrete base to be laid and had a load of hard core delivered. We contacted at least 3 different groundwork contractors to do the base to no avail. In the end, we took a trip to the Tuin office to look at the display cabins and sheds. We spoke to someone at the office and came away with a list of recommended groundworks contractors. We contacted JD Groundwork and the base was laid in a matter of days.
We took another trip to the Tuin office to look at the roof shingles and flooring and left with a list of recommended installers to erect the cabin. We thought it best to contact Osorio Log Cabin Installations before ordering as we didn’t want the delivery sitting around in bad weather but he reassured us the cabin would be well wrapped and could sit there many months without being adversely affected by the weather.
The Aiste cabin was ordered. We were a little worried about the delivery living on a shared unmade road. I emailed Tuin and a quick reply eased things by saying they didn’t envisage any problems.
The day the cabin was to be delivered the driver rang when he was on way. He stopped at the end of the private road unloaded the cabin and drove it down the unmade road on his forklift, manoeuvred the drive entrance and deposited it in the front garden enabling me to still get the car in and out of the drive, needless to say I was very impressed. We unpacked the top layers and put them in the dry as instructed by the installer.
One week later the installers arrived. They unpacked and erected the cabin, including floor and roof insulation way before the end of the day.
My husband has put many coats of protection on the cabin as we wanted to keep it looking as natural as possible. We purchased mini flow guttering from a diy store after the cabin was erected. As the cabin fascias slope we made little wooden wedges to help the guttering sit correctly.
There was quite a bit of wood flooring leftover and I am hoping to use this to make storage and work areas for my grandchildren’s toys.
Although we have not set out the cabin as we would like yet, we are both very pleased with our cabin and cannot wait to get it in full use.
Thank you everyone at Tuin and all associated works persons involved in the installation of our Aiste Cabin. We have no hesitation in recommending Tuin and our contractors.
Mr. Neil Jones
Dec 13, 2019
Fantastic engineered timber outbuilding for office.
Fitted together quickly and accurately.
Delivery driver was also great.
Dean King
Dec 2, 2019
I bought an Aiste cabin and I am pleased with it. Delivery and ordering were straight forward and all helpful. I would strongly recommend if assembly is by yourself to read and watch all the guidance as instructions are minimalist...the most informative being the exploded diagram. Email support is quick.
Nov 25, 2019
I purchased the Aiste log cabin 5x3m, it is very well made. The wood you can see is made of very good quality, in fact all of it is good quality. The service I received from Tuin from the day I placed my order until it was delivered was excellent. The cabin is nice and airy with the double doors and two windows.
Paul Graham
Oct 30, 2019
After spending far too long searching and reviewing cabins, we opted for the Aiste.

Everything was very smooth from initial questions to ordering. The delivery was top class and we managed to build the cabin ourselves (it really isn't that difficult - but take your time and plan everything initially so the build is smooth).

We're waiting to fit the floor as the boards need cutting and i don't have the right tools for this.

A day to build the shell and put the roof boards on (in torrential rain), another day to add the roof shingles (worth the time taken), and a couple more days to get it all painted (4 coats outside and 2 inside).

The shell goes up really quickly, the other bits take a bit of time. Give yourself a bit of breathing space.
Doug Heath
Oct 15, 2019
Absolutely beautiful cabin, delivered a day early as the delivery man was ahead of schedule called us and asked if he could deliver the day before it was due at 7:30pm, this was perfect for us, we live on a small country lane and he parked at the top of the lane and drove the flat pack down the road to us on the forklift. Used a Tuin recommended installer (Warren Young) great price and built in 6 hours including floor and fully insulated! Cabin is fabulous spacious and solid, doors and windows work beautifully. Really happy with everything
ashley david barber
Oct 4, 2019
This is a great quality log cabin and very easy to install.The delivery was in the time slot given and the driver gave me a ring 1 hour before he arrived and was so helpful where we wanted to cabin left. Altogether this has been a easy and stress free project from the ordering to the delivery and finally the construction.
Mr. Richard Gilbourne
Sep 7, 2019
This cabin build was a first class project and was a dream to assemble. The delivery driver was great and very efficient. The pack was well protected and contained everything we needed. The timber was of excellent quality and the pre-made windows and doors fitted perfectly. The roof and shingles went up so quickly and have been thoroughly tested by the recent downpours!
Now finished in white with grey details it looks stylish and expensive, so thank you Tuin.
sinead mansell
Aug 21, 2019
We ordered the Aiste Log Cabin from Tuin and from the ordering, , delivery to assembling it has been a smooth process. The delivery driver expertly handled the log cabin on his fork lift and the pieces were packed securely. To assemble the log cabin took about a day to do the main structure but the roof and flooring took another couple of days. All the pieces of wood fitted perfectly with a bit of encouragement on a couple. It's taken about 1 coat of primer & 2 coats of paint and looks fantastic. I would definitely recommend Tuin to family and friends. It's great value for money.
Neil Twilley
Aug 20, 2019
The Aiste log cabin is the fourth cabin I have bought from Tuin, excellent quality, looks great, easy to assemble and good value for money.
Simon Wright
Aug 14, 2019
I researched which cabin to buy for sometime, I decided on Tuin because of the 40mm walls and double glazing. From start to finish I have been impressed, the delivery driver was very helpful, saving a lot of hard work. The construction was trouble free apart from the odd warped timber, which was covered on the website. The walls, doors and windows were up in hours. Most time was spent on roof and floor. Very happy with the result, which is now my wife's workshop. I would definitely recommend Tuin.
Mrs. Stephanie Woods
Jun 21, 2019
This is a fabulous cabin. Great size and easy to construct. Instructions were clear and the extra support we received from Tuin meant we had it finished over a bank holiday weekend. We also added a floor and insulation. Our garden pub is perfect. Can highly recommend this cabin.
Malcolm Murray
Jun 20, 2019
Very pleased with my Aiste log Cabin nice and easy to put together and exellent quality also the back up service was superb we also added the lean to which has made a very nice undercover bbq area and looks in keeping with the cabin to sum up if you are looking for a quality product with first class service then look no further
Philip Smith
Jun 6, 2019
Delivery fantastic thanks to the fork lift as the truck couldn't get nearer than c.600m to the house. Construction was straightforward on a good flat concrete base. Did it largely on my own even at 70++ years. Youtube video useful point of reference when the written instructions failed. Delighted with the end result. The 5.2m pallet on which the cabin came has made a smashing little fence at the bottom of the garden.
Mrs. Theresa Colley
Jun 5, 2019
Excellent quality, links to videos are very helpful and make the erection of the cabin a lot easier. Excellent customer service. Would highly recommend this company
Lee Ponting
Jun 2, 2019
Thank you Tuin! The whole process from ordering, to delivery was seamless. A very helpful delivery driver. The Aiste log cabin went up with ease, being a carpenter for many years, I can appreciate the quality of timber and how well made the cabin is. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tuin to anyone looking to purchase a log cabin
Mr. Shaun Yaxley
May 30, 2019
Starting with the ordering of the log cabin, ruin sale team made it very easy for me and help me pick the right cabin for me.Delivery was first class and the diver was as good as it gets.Putting the cabin together was so easy,but had a problem with the floor so emailed tuin and got answer with in a hour.overall 5stars.
happy customer
May 22, 2019
Just unpacked my Aiste cabin quality looks excellent ,will star to build in eight weeks ,apart from a hiccup about payment Karen was very helpful . Harry the delivery driver was spot on delivered with fork lift to front garden ,could not be happier with service thanks to all at Tuin.
Mr. David Edwards
May 21, 2019
Excellent cabin, built it myself easy job, if you have a good understanding of basic DIY.

Delivery was very good driver dropped off onto my drive no problem. Exactly where I wanted it and I live in a very narrow street. Very friendly too.
Mr. Paul Berridge
May 19, 2019
I bought this cabin for my 16 year old to have as a teenage retreat. It arrived on time and I was kept updated as to where the driver was, which was appreciated. It took me as long to treat the wood as it did to put it up. I spent 2 11 hours days putting up the main structure and getting the roof boarded. Another day and a half to get the shingles, floor and fascists fitted. I had spent quite a while getting a wooden base level. That paid off. It went up very easily. I checked the square at 6 planks high and it was right to the mm. Luck or excellent machining of the cuts - not sure, but it worked. Doors required a bit of fettling but it was all very straight forward. I’m going to be buying another cabin this summer. It will almost certainly be another Tuin.
The instructions are a bit brief but I looked at a few vids on YouTube and read all the handy build tips on the website. Again, time well spent. And I used no screws in the main walls. Just a rubber mallet.
I’m intending to treat it again at the end of the summer and with any luck it will last many years.
Mr. Graham South
May 10, 2019
Nothing could have been better. the ordering was faultless, their patience with my continual questions was superb and delivery was, without question, perfection.
I commissioned Warren Young to construct the cabin having contacted three recommended fitters. Warren and his mate, Stuart were fantastic. I cannot recommend Tuin or Warren highly enough. I would, with hesitation, recommend them to family and friends. 5*'s is not high enough!
Aiste owner
May 9, 2019
Very good experience buy the Aiste. Called Tuin a couple times before purchasing to ask questions and they were very helpful. Finally ordered and product arrived with a couple weeks and on schedule.
The product is very good, feels solid and the builders that assembled it for us didn't seem to have much trouble at all - took a couple days to complete. We've now painted and powered it and it looks very smart in our garden. Highly recommended.
Stephen White
May 5, 2019
I bought Tuin on recommendation and following a lot of research. I now have a fine log cabin and firmly believe Tuin provide the best cabins on the market. I was somewhat daunted by the sheer volume of support information on the web site but took it in and as a result, we built the cabin without any problems. We did spend two days levelling and squaring the base and it was well worth it as the build thereafter was quick and problem free. The quality of the kit is outstanding. We ordered an extra window. A couple of boards were too short and Tuin replaced them without question, sending them immediately by courier. Applying the wood preserver and paint (four coats) was time consuming to do properly but the result is well worth the effort. Throughout, I've had a great feeling of confidence in Tuin as a business, in the quality of the product and in my ability to build the cabin successfully. I love my cabin and thank Tuin for such a good experience.
Mr. Timothy Fox
May 5, 2019
I did a good deal of research into which log cabin to buy until I came across Tuin’s website, which offered brilliant designs at a very affordable price.
Service both online and on the phone is exceptional, together with quick delivery and ease of diy construction. The service provided by Tuin’s staff and delivery driver is absolutely brilliant, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tuin to anyone wanting a top class product.
Mrs. Shelagh Crossley
Apr 30, 2019
Brilliant priced product and was exactly what we were looking for - we are still constructing the summer house as had delays with putting base in due to weather. Quality of timber and shingles looks good and instructions are foolproof - I've made curtains and soft furnishings for the interior and will send photos once completed. Thanks for speedy delivery.
Martin Page
Apr 4, 2019
Well my cabin now been up for just under 2 years now and no problems what so ever. It took a day to build and another to do the floor and the roofing shingles ( it only took that long because I put insulation o both of them. The only hiccup was 2 bent door hinges which arrived the next day after I let them know. Services was excellent all round. I'd spent a year looking and comparing. Nothing came close to the price but more importantly the quality. I have seen similar sizes by other manufactures that did not come close the the quality and were charging £500+ more.
Mr. Rob Sellens
Apr 1, 2019
Spent a lot of time researching log cabins and kept coming back to Tuin. Very competitive pricing, but more importantly the information on the website was brilliant. All your questions answers, great photos and great tips. Spent a lot of time getting a timber frame 100% level and the cabin went together so easily. Excellent product and world class customer service before and after purchase.
James Blair
Mar 2, 2019
I just received my Aiste log cabin and have most of it built in 3 days would have been 2 but for my impatience and stupidity in missing out on a log underneath the window. My brother and I had to take from just under the apex back down which was no mean feat to get the logs out ,but when we replaced the logs again had it up in no time .The cabin is very sturdy and once you find out how to get started with the half logs pretty easy although the instructions aren't great (would be better if they were like Ikea) so far so good .Another thing is there were 1 joist broken when It arrived I still haven't got round to sending the picture as I am trying to coat and shingle it before the rain comes back .I must say I am delighted so far with the quality and help given from Tuin
John Perry
Feb 25, 2019
I spent 7 months researching before deciding to go with Tuin. I'm not a rich man, so value for money and quality were key for me. I knew I was taking a gamble but it was a gamble that paid off. My cabin arrived exactly as planned, and the delivery man could not have been anymore helpful. Everything was present and correct, the construction went to plan. The engineering of the logs was mind blowing. I was just waiting for something to be wrong or missing but no. All was perfect. I could not rate Tuin anymore if you paid me
David Cooper
Feb 2, 2019
We bought our Aiste 5 x 3 cabin in the summer and laid it on a block pier and timber base as it is the more simple and efficient way forward. The cabin went up like a dream infact the walls went up within a few hours of moving our delivery to the back garden. By around 9pm we had installed the last of the purlins and ready to roof. We installed the roof the next day along with 50mm of insulation followed by the shingles. The quality of this product is lovely and cannot recommend Tuin enough.

We run our own property maintenance company and have built and installed many timber buildings in my life, however building a log cabin is totally different to anything else I have done so even I read the installation guide for this project.

Totally happy and photos available if required.
Rebecca Sebright-King
Jan 30, 2019
The service we received from Tuin was excellent, and the delivery was exceptionally professional. The log cabin looks great.
Mr. Karl Fisher
Jan 21, 2019
After viewing a palls Tuin cabin I decided to purchase the Aiste.
From the ordering right through to the delivery the whole process was so easy,
Now down to construction. I am a joiner by trade so as I unpacked the well packaged pallet it was pretty obvious what every thing was, however I was expecting to have to make some adjustments here and there. I could have not been more wrong !, it went together perfectly without a single adjustment. It took me a day to put together the main structure and another to fit the roof and shingles. To sum up if you are looking for a top quality timber building with first class after sales service you would be mad to look else where.
Jan 5, 2019
After much deliberation and scouting the internet for various types and styles I eventually purchased the Aiste 5 x 3 mt Log Cabin.
So glad we did as the quality of build is as good as I have seen anywhere for less money making it a really good purchase.
many thanks also to the team of installers whom Tuin recommended as these were very professional.
Phil Stansfield
Nov 13, 2018
We don't normally write a review, but felt we needed to let people know this company does what it says. The product is brilliant quality . Although its not complicated to build it is hard work for a husband and wife team, the results are worth it though. I recommend Watching the videos as these are very helpful and just confirm your doing things right. Would and have recommended Tuin to anyone Who wants a good quality log cabin that is value for money
Mrs. Trudi Powell
Nov 12, 2018
I bought my Aiste 5m x 3m log cabin in Sept 18. I did lots of research before i bought, visiting local garden centers to look at different log cabins. I also read online reviews of different companies and it became obvious that just having a good website didn't guarantee you will get a good product. I looked at independent reviews to get a fair picture. After all this research I chose Tuin. I have to day that they have given a fantastic service on a fabulous product. The cabin was delivered on the day/time they said it would be and the delivery guy was extremely helpful. The delivery comes on a big lorry and has a mini forklift to make offloading onto your driveway easy. He was able to place the load down very neatly out of the way of our cars. The product itself is neatly flatpacked with doors and windows already assembled. The wood was really thick (40mm) and lovely quality and finish. No cracks or warps visible.
The instructions are thin but the online videos are very helpful and the numbering of each bit of wood is easy to follow. Assembly is easy and without need of lots of screws as the wood interlocks. The roof shingles are great and the finished look of the roof is fab. All the pieces are correctly included (which was a big concern for such a big purchase) and there were even a couple of spare wall and roof sections which are clearly marked as "spare" so you know you haven't missed something. I did run out of felt tacks by about 20 but I had some in my shed so not a drama. I probably used too many when I was fitting the roof. Overall I am very impressed and would recommend this product and company.Well done Tuin.
Andy Kinsey
Nov 8, 2018
I spent a lot of time looking through all the log cabin, summer house websites. When i came across Tuin's website i actually thought it was a scam with how many great reviews had been completed about the quality of the product and the efficiency of the company and the service, not just on there own website but other review sites compared to there competitors.From Phoning my order through to the delivery was seamless with a high Quality product and quality service well worthy of 5 stars. I Have already recommended them to family and friends .
Mr. Geoff Manns
Oct 29, 2018
Superb in every way, good price, easy delivery, easy and fun to assemble and fantastic product.
Customer service second to none.
First class!
Malcolm Gibbs
Oct 25, 2018
Just finished putting the log cabin up all stained and ready to go very pleased with the service and quality of the product will definitely recommend to family and friends
Mr. Graham Smith
Oct 22, 2018
Fantastic service and outstanding product. Kit delivered precisely as communicated. Kit assembly instructions good, it all fitted together like a glove. Very pleased with the log cabin workshop. Absolutely no hesitation recommending Tuin, first class in every respect.
Mr. Martin Rumbol
Oct 17, 2018
Fabulous service from initial contact right through to delivery and construction. Communication was excellent, the delivery arrived very early and driver was very helpful. Construction of the cabin took just 5 hours and I am very pleased with the finish and quality. The parts were all clearly marked and it looks great in my garden. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend Tuin to anyone!
Oct 10, 2018
A fantastic cabin - great service from Tuin. Myself and wife found it great fun to put up, started at 2pm by 5pm we had it up to roof height.
Then the next morning roof on, water tight mid afternoon.
The shingles look fantastic on the roof.We had 1 damaged piece of timber rang Tuin it was posted out and received it the next day. Many Thanks Tuin
David White
Sep 22, 2018
Wow. Super impressed with my Aiste cabin! Everything went as smooth as could possibly be expected at the ordering stage, delivery was exemplary, made easy by the demountable fork lift.
My wife and I built it over a sunny Saturday and Sunday.
I’ve done quite a bit of carpentry and have pretty much every tool I could need but didn’t need many, as it happened.we live in a national park in an older, character property and have decided to put a slate roof on the cabin- one of the key features for me was the generous roof timbers that will allow us to do this-designed for European snow loading gives a far better and stronger roof design than many we looked at
Fine job ,Tuin.
Highly recommended!!
Mr. Brian Parmenter
Sep 11, 2018
After researching best quality and price, Tuin came out on top on paper.
The website is fantastic and prepares you well in advance of the delivery and build.
Delivery was very efficient and took approximately 5 minutes with the demountable fork lift onto straight from HGV to my front lawn.
All materials on pallet as listed and undamaged. Build was very easy on a perfectly square and level base, taking less than 2 days. Free Shingles gave a great finish to the roof. Now installing electrics and floor, roof, and wall insullation, to use cabin as a gym with indoor sauna room.
Mrs. susan green
Sep 4, 2018
I spent a lot of time researching summerhouses before settling on this one. My decision was made because of the huge amount of helpful advice and information available on the website regarding the installation and erection of the summerhouse. I felt we would be helped if we encountered any problems. The delivery was made with minimum fuss, a phone call confirmed the delivery time, very helpful delivery chap. The actual build took 1 person 2 days, went together very easily. Our builder commented on the ease of the construction and quality of the product. The summerhouse is lovey to look at and very spacious. We haven't found any leaks during recent heavy rain. We are delighted with the product and would happily buy again from Tuin.
Mr. Robert Bateman
Aug 30, 2018
I only have positives to say about this service

CUSTOMER SERVICE was excellent commmnications were prompt and although i changed my order twice , because i’m indecisive. I was met with assistance on both occasions

DELIVERY :- Driver was excellent and really was skillfull with how he delivered the large items in narrow streets. Delivery was on time

QUALITY:- This has to be the most important . The wood was excellent . Strong and I didn’t have one item which was damaged or even split.

All items required for delivery were present. Nothing missing

FLOORING:- In my opinion the more expensive 27mm floor is far superior to the 18mm. My father in law now wishes he had spent the extra on a thicker floor.

OVERALL :- This is such a good quality item . I can’t recommend it enough
Geoff Oliver
Aug 20, 2018
All arrived as per schedule, off load was simple quick and effortless and all packaged extremely well. As for the building of the cabin, it was very straight forward with all parts being numbered corresponding with the drawing supplied. Quality of materials is excellent, to be perfectly honest I cannot fault it in any aspect, and would have no hesitation in recommending this log cabin to anybody.
Mr. james price
Aug 18, 2018
I would like to say how easy and straightforward the build was. Everything was there. A few twisted parts, but easily put right. Only took 2 days to build. I bought 2 of these cabins and. Placed them next to each other. Wood preserved . Looks great. Very happy with service.
Michael Abbott
Aug 10, 2018
i can only say how good the experience was from start to finish the staff were very helpful even when i had problems with the order i nearly ended up with 2 cabins but it was sorted immedeately.
the cabin arrived around 8:30 after advised by the driver put exactly where i wanted it. having moved all the parts round into the garden by lunch time by 4 o'clock the Aiste cabin was at shoulder height i then had to wait a couple of days for my help to arrive but in all i would think the cabin was up and shingled within in 3 working days it was simple to construct although the instructions were a bit sparse it just went together well.
just one small thing we ordered the heavy duty 27mm floor this means the floor is higher than the door sill if i had been made aware of this i would have been able to adjust things but by the time i realised the problem i would have to have taken the cabin apart but only a small issue
thank you Tuin we now have a wonderful space
Andy Preedy
Jul 28, 2018
fantastic product. Easy order process on line and very quick delivery. Helpful driver when delivered and then the product is top quality. excellent customer support and building instructions. easy to build. Would definitely buy another in the future.
Mr. James Gilmour
Jul 11, 2018
Easy to order online!
Delivery driver was very helpful dropping off the packages as close to the back garden as possible!
Log cabin went up a dream, I managed fine on my own but a help with the roof struts would’ve been nice,
I completed the entire build in three day including putting on the free shingles.
Would highly recommend to anyone!!!!!
Miss Isabel Nicholls
Jul 7, 2018
We ordered this back in May. A very simple process to do online. It was a bargain in comparison with other products we looked at. We were kept informed throughout the whole process with dates and times of delivery. They delivered right on time and the courier was brilliant. It took 2 of us to build it in a day and the wood fitted well. All in all a great product. We use this as an extra living area and it is great in the summer.
Howard Coates
Jul 1, 2018
Delighted with my Aiste cabin and the excellent installation service (by Kevin Binfield & his assistant Michael)
Some points I learned...
The customer service team were excellent throughout.
Cabin Quality
Similar to other customers I spent ages searching the internet for a log cabin. I selected Tuin because the products looked great & reviews were excellent. I replaced a high quality garden shed with the Tuin cabin. The cabin far exceeds the shed quality and is like adding another room to the house. I wanted a cabin for home gym and storage but now the cabin’s up it’s far too beautiful to use for storage & it’s now home office & a bit of gym.
Cabin Size
Buy the biggest you can fit in. You’ll thank me later.
Base laying
Base dimensions are listed under the Tuin details for each cabin. So for an Aiste it’s minimum 4.8m x 2.8m. I added a few cm each side for safety. Concrete depth 6 to 8 inches with waterproof membrane underneath. Membrane folds up & over the top of the concrete base a few cm & held in place by the base timbers, to give a watertight seal to the base. Laid by builder.
Please note our installers would have been able to provide a timber base instead – which is much cheaper & avoids having to find a builder, which may be useful info to other buyers…check if your Tuin recommended installer offers this.
The cabin comes in as a big package – as long as the cabin length – so 5m long for an Aiste & about 1 metre high. The forklift only just got it onto the drive (3.5m width) by driving sideways. Otherwise ‘kerbside delivery’ means just that – a huge pallet of timber on the pavement & me moving it a plank at a time. The delivery truck was huge & not really suited to town streets – stopped at the top to forklift the pallet down our road.
The Tuin recommended installer for our area (Devon/Dorset/Cornwall) is Kevin Binfield. Kevin & his assistant were excellent – making an extra visit beforehand to check the planks were ok to work with (as the package was damaged in transit). Happily, as there were extra logs Kevin confirmed he could work with / repair what we had which saved big delays in the project. Unless doing it yourself I strongly suggest using the Tuin recommended installers as cabin building is skilled work.
Installation : building was up by the end of day 1 and roof tiles etc completed by about 2pm on day 2. Site left clean & tidy.
Could I have put the building up myself to that standard ? Never in a million years.
Weather Protection
It didn’t start out as top of my list to spend money on but having seen the cabin I’ve changed my priorities. 4 x 2.5 litre tins of Carefree Protectant gave 3 external coats of the cabin. It is like thin soapy water – the first coat sinks into the timber & the next layers form outer protection. As it is thin, coverage is surprisingly good. It dries into a glue-like flexible film. Eye wateringly expensive but worth it given the cabin quality. Strongly recommend protective clothing with long sleeves & gloves & eye protection for splashes, especially when painting under eves. Big mistake to paint in shorts & no shirt like someone I know well did. Basically I’m waterproof for 5 years now.
Tuin Service
One of the doors had split where the hinge had been inserted. Photos sent to Tuin & new door arrived today no problem. Please do take photos of any damage to the pallet packaging or timbers found to be damaged when unpacked & let Tuin know straight away before unpacking further. That said Tuin service was excellent throughout.
Big thank you to Tuin team, Kevin & Michael.
samantha Gabriel
May 27, 2018
Just to say Tuin have the best customer services of any company I have ever come across they are brilliant!! I am thrilled to bits with my log cabin, great quality, clear instructions, fantastic product. We put the whole thing together in a weekend with 4 people, and plenty of down time too. All in all just the best experience of a company and product - thank you - photo's of the finished product to follow. I am a very happy customer!!
May 20, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised how well the cabin went together. The quality of the wood is very good and though the written instructions are very basic the on-line instructions and pointers are superb with videos to help at all stages of the build. The main building went up quicker than I thought and the shingles finish the job off. I will add some photos when it is treated and finished. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
Chris Stone
May 8, 2018
Building the Aiste cabin a great experience from the very beginning. Tuin phoned me the week before to confirm my delivery as promised. The driver phoned me on the morning. He arrived and unloaded the cabin and placed it on my drive in about 15 mins and was very helpful. I unpacked the pallet and sorted out the logs etc. The instructions and plans did look a bit sparse but I checked with the web site 'walk through' video which was really useful. I had most of the cabin walls built within a few hours and completed the build with a little help from my partner with the long heavy roof perlins by the end of the next day. It went together so easily, the doors and windows all fitted well and I didn't even have to adjust the doors. I bought my own roof and floor insulation as advised by Turin. This took a little more time, about 2 days to fully insulate the roof, board over the 25mm insulation and fit the shingle tiles. Cut and fit the 50mm floor insulation boards and nail the the floor boards. The finished product is fantastic and looks great with a really professional finish. The videos on the web site for making the floor and fixing the shingles was very useful and an invaluable reference. I cannot recommend Tuin enough the service from the company, the delivery and especially the product is first class. I have already recommended the company to several people who have been very impressed with what they have seen.
(I have some construction photos if you would like them)
Mr Webb
May 6, 2018
Fantastic - from start to finish. The delivery was brilliant and the driver/ unloader was incredibly helpful in placing the huge kit on our driveway. The kit was complete and in perfect condition and the advice and guidance thorough on the website if it was needed. The instructions are brief but the picture make complete sense and I had the whole thing up and felted in two days! Watch out for the roof slats - they have a finish face and a flat side so make sure you lay them the right side up to get a faultless view from in side. Love the finished job and as we bought it when it was in the sale we are absolutely delighted with the price. Superb value for money, great customer service and a very high quality product. Would definitely use Tuin again and have already recommended them to friends and colleagues. Thanks Tuin
Mr. James McCusker
May 4, 2018
Excellent service from placing the order and receiving delivery of the Log cabin. Very well packaged and protected. On opening of the packaging all parts were numbered and easily identifiable. Myself and my Wife followed your on line tips along with the enclosed instructions and had an enjoyable three days erecting the cabin including the Roof shingles. Excellent product, very pleased with our purchase.
Susan Cartlidge
May 2, 2018
We looked at the tuin website and found out all we could about this company. All information and reviews were excellent .
After many weeks trying to decide which log cabin would be best to replace our 20 yr old 18ftx8ft shed. We finally decided on the Aiste cabin, approx the same size but looks nice.
Ordering online was very straight forward . We decided on having a floor included in our order, no problem. After sending our order online, a confirmation was received within 5 minutes.
Along with order number, etc.
I originally wanted the free hexagonal shingles for the roofing in either grey or black and was quite disappointed when they were sold out. So now have black half moon shaped ones.
The cabin was due Easter week and although I should of had a telephone call from the delivery company the Thursday before delivery that I did not receive.
After telephoning the company myself the delivery was no problem.
The cabin and the forklift wouldn’t go onto the drive so a neighbour gave us permission to store it on their,s for the time being.
We live in a small Avenue and with cars parked there was no room for the lorry to get down. No problem - the driver parked at the top and used the fork lift.
A few days later we opened the very well protected cabin and moved it all onto the patio at the rear of our house.
Every piece of wood looks high quality.
I’m afraid that this is as far as we have got as we are in the middle of building the bases. I’m really looking forward to the build . My husband and a friend of ours who is a joiner will be doing this.
Hopefully will send some photos later in the year.
I would highly recommend this company to anybody 100%
I’m sure we shall be ordering other items in the near future.
Colin Musson
Apr 30, 2018
Received the Aiste log cabin Tuesday morning early. I unpacked package and sorted components in position to start next day.
Guess what it's raining. But in between showers I erected the cabin up to roof height the first day.
It's now Monday the following week and the cabin is erected roof shingles on doors adjusted.
Can't be bad for a 69 year old on his own, with no help.
Singing my own praises maybe but it was that easy.
Apr 14, 2018
The best quality and value for money products on the market. You won't get better anywhere else.
Mrs. Dawn Maybury
Apr 9, 2018
We've not had chance to put our Aiste log cabin up yet due to the recent poor weather, but we're delighted with it so far. We chose it because it was just what we wanted at a good price with an excellent website and advice should we need it. Delivery was really quick and the communication regarding this was excellent. It all came on one pallet and everything was there. We are really pleased with the quality and hopefully it won't be long before it's up.
W Smith
Mar 30, 2018
The Aiste Log Cabin we purchased is of good quality at a good cost and was delivered to our front door from an awkward uphill entrance. Full marks to our delivery man who we invited in for a Coffee. The heavy snow then fell that night and the cabin was covered in snow for 5 days but it was well covered and saw no ill effects from this and is now errected in our garden and looks great thanks.
Mar 30, 2018
An absolutely lovely cabin. Great service and instructions.
I’m painting it as I put it up. Excellent thanks very much.
Stephen Hobbs
Mar 12, 2018
The delivery driver was really good, he put the pallet exactly where I wanted. I haven't quite finished construction due to the weather but the first 6-7 layers went on really easily and the instructions are simple to follow, even when building single-handed.
Lynda and Charles East
Mar 2, 2018
Due to the severe snow we haven't been able to build our Aiste cabin yet, however I do not anticipate any problems if the service received so far is anything to go by. Staff were courteous and helpful throughout the ordering system, no complaints whatsoever and I think the website is really good. Our delivery was causing us some concern due to the narrow road and eaerly mornign delivery before neighbours had left for work, but the driver was brilliant, bringing our lad in from the main road by forklift. Securely packaged and quite safe to be left outside in the snow. Brilliant service.
jonathan hynes
Jan 24, 2018
I was a bit nervous about putting this quite large cabin in my smallish garden. But I was greatly reassured at each stage by the extensive info Tuin provides on the quality of it and installation. The support and delivery were great, the cabin went up (in the snow!) without a hitch. Hard to see what they could do better.
Mr. Richard Harris
Jan 9, 2018
I must be honest and say how well organised buying from Tuin was. From the first telephone call and email for information I felt confident to purchase our log cabin from Tuin. Their service is first class, all my questions were answered rapidly and honestly. The quality is excellent, every piece of wood was cut to perfection, my 16 year old and 30 year old sons built my cabin for me. The instructions plan is so easy to follow. Once you have organised the different size logs into separate piles the cabin is a breeze to build. From delivery to the complete build was a pleasure. I would highly recommend Tuin to everyone seeking to purchase a log cabin.
alastair cunningham
Jan 5, 2018
I'd spent a long time looking at various cabins for the garden, eventually I stumbled across Tuin, and I am SO pleased that I did! The initial call with the sales rep was honest, open, and suggestive. Delivery was smooth, and very professional also.

I put the whole thing together by my self (apart from cladding the roof) in a few days with a few hours spend each day. The instructions aren't amazing, and you really need to focus on some areas not to fit a level of logs to high etc (like I did twice). Also, the web videos are much better, so spend some hours watching those over an' over! That's more my error than Tuin's to be fair, but it was still an annoying mistake. I also put the door threshold round the wrong way, but again, my mistake totally. Putting the pieces together is SO easy however, and as long as your base is straight and level, an amateur could do it. The quality of the wood is very good, and the whole thing looks very impressive. I'm really, really pleased. I need to finish the floor this week, but no biggy. 100% would order from again.
Mr. Grant Baker
Jan 2, 2018
Fantastic quality product backed up by a great team who are more than happy to provide all the help and support needed both before, during and after construction. Thank you Tuin I have already recommended you to potential new customers.