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Dagmar Corner Log Cabin 3.5x3.5m

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Colin Lunn
Jun 5, 2019
The delivery arrangements were exactly as described on the website. Walpole (the delivery company) contacted us an hour prior to arrival and upon arrival the pallet was offloaded and moved to our driveway by a moffat forklift. All very impressive.

We then spent half a day unpacking the pallet, checking off all the component parts against the list provided and moving them into our garage. Pleasingly, we found nothing was missing or damaged.

The written instructions supplied help to carry out the build were not very good, they seemed to have been written in a form of esperanto, that was not very helpful at all. Fortunately we had printed off all seventy odd pages of the ‘Tuin Log Cabin Type Construction Advice’ produced by Richard and sent well in advance by email. This document was excellent and included links to videos on YouTube - so, armed with both the written word and visual illustration, we were successfully able to carry out our build.

The quality of the wood used for our cabin was generally very good. We had a small number of wall logs which were either warped or bowed, but having read Richard’s construction advice well in advance of the build - we knew how to overcome these problems. The least impressive components supplied were the roof beams, as these were made of finger jointed wood. For what is sold a premium product, I was surprised to find such a compromise on quality. However, having said that, I crawled around on the roof boards without fear.

We selected the option of free IKO tiles and found these to be of very good quality.

Finally, as we had opted to install our cabin on a concrete base, we were so glad that that we had taken heed of the need for this to be 100% level in all directions. Because we had done so, our walls were vertical, the roof fitted perfectly and the doors and windows were all square without the need for adjustment.
paul davies
Feb 15, 2019
I chose the dagmar as it fitted the size I needed. As said the base needs to be 100% level. I opted for a brick outer with a tanalused timber ring for the cabin to sit on. Delivery driver was excellent. 1 well wrapped pack. Went up reasonably easy . Except had to take a bit of wood out of some of the notches as they were off centre, which unfortunately put the roof out of level by 5mm at one corner so little bit of manipulation and it went up fine. And because of the notches I left the frames and window frames totally loose as over the next few months it will bed down and the wood will move. One of the doors is twisted , but is slowly coming correct with a turn buckle in the most appropriate place. Made my own storm pretensioner with rodded bar and spring at one end. Shingles are the worst ,taking ages to fit .
Fitted a wooden frame inside and insulation in between an a chipboard flooring. So far I am happy, a few problems but nothing beyond my skill set. About a 90% satisfaction rate. Oh my emails were always answered within an hour but most of the answers are on the tuin site