Dyre Log Cabin 4m x 3m

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Richard Eccles
May 16, 2022
Great quality cabin. My Dyre cabin arrived nicely wrapped which was good as the groundwork was not complete. A week later i unwrapped it and started the build in 2 days all the wood work was complete and the felt shingles were fitted on day 3. all aspects of the build were easily completed and i would not hesitate in using TUIN again.
Mrs. Kirsty Purvis
Apr 4, 2022
excellent service from start to finish, kept up to date on order, delivery and issues with payment (credit card security)
Helpful sections on what to order or not to order depending on what finish we were looking to achieve
Beautifully finished timber of a very high standard
would and have recommended this company to countless friends and family
Andrew Fairweather
Oct 20, 2021
Superb from start to finish.
We did tons of research with several companies before placing our order for the Dyre 4x3M, and I'm glad we didn't go for any of Tuin's competitors.
Ordering was easy, delivery was straightforward, and assembly was pretty simple (I'm a good all round DIYer, but never built anything like a shed before).
My takeaways from the whole process are, be methodical, lay out what your next process is going to be so you can visualise how it should look, and follow the instructions. I tried to improvise part way through the build because of a lack of time and working in freezing sleet, and became a bit unstuck, and had to undo a couple of my processes (moving the window height, and the fastening method for the door surrounds). Once I'd sorted my own errors it went together like it was designed to.
We opted to insulate the floor and roof with 50mm Celotex type boards, as this is a home office all year round, and the building keeps a very comfortable and far more even temperature through summer and winter extremes with no condensation or expansion. The double glazing helps a lot, and the logs fit very well together. The whole structure is completely water tight, far beyond my expectations of a wooden building.
I'd totally recommend Tuin to anyone, the cabin really has added another room to our house, and the price was excellent in comparison to other suppliers. Superb value and quality. The blogs are so useful too.
R Pearce
Oct 13, 2021
Had been searching the internet , like others , looking for a cabin. Then I found Tuin. Website was very simple to navigate. Finally found the Dyre Cabin. Before going for it , we looked at the online videos that they recommended as well as previous customers on YouTube so we knew what to expect. Once we were happy with what we had seen we placed the order. From then on the service was brilliant. As stated they contacted us with delivery date. Nearer the time the driver rang ahead to confirm he was 1 hour away. He then turned up , dropped the cabin carefully where I wanted it , on the drive , took some photos and was gone.....no fuss , no drama , just exactly what had been promised. As per the video , we unloaded the pallet carefully , dividing all the parts up and stored them flat. Due to work commitments we could not build for a couple of weeks. So in this time we again watched all the videos to ensure we had a good understanding of the process involved. Yes , the instructions are not 100% clear , however if you take your time and do your homework it is possible. We completed the whole thing in 3 days , this was taking our time and just enjoying the whole process. Having warm weather was a bonus and we did not push ourselves. We would definitely recommend Tuin to anyone who may be wanting to purchase a cabin. Simple to order , simple delivery , good old fashioned customer service. Thank you Tuin.
Michael Fotheringham
Sep 23, 2021
Fantastic customer service.
Prompt delivery as scheduled.
Very easy to build and good solid structure.
Robin Gill
Aug 25, 2021
Dyre log cabin .
I bought the cabin after reading lots of reviews and I can say for the price it is brilliant. I had purchased a smaller cabin from another firm and there is no comparison! The base, walls and roof beams took me 3 hours to erect but the roof boards took the best part of a day due to branches/trees in my way. The doors and window were easy to fit. I painted/ spayed all the outer walls with Cuprinol silver copse ducksback paint before I fitted the window and doors as they are painted cream and it looks fantastic. I did fit a rubber roof membrane instead of shingles as I am going to create a cinema room. I will post some pictures soon. Although I have a lot of joinery experience the build is not complicated and Turin do have tutorial videos on YouTube the are very helpful. I can only repeat what others inc Tuin have stated .... sorting the logs in size before you start and and reading the instructions re sizes is a must, once you get the base in the walls slot together really nice. The build is only as good as the ground it is sat on, it needs to be flat and strong enough to take the weight as the pallet delivery note states that the cabin weighed well over 700kg almost 800kg if remember rightly. I appreciate a company who does what it says on the tin and Tuin have been that in my experience .
Neil Haribhai
Apr 20, 2021
After taking time to research and read through the best option for us we went for the Dyre due to the additional space, price and thickness of the logs. I am glad we did prior to the cabin arriving I asked a lot of questions I had also ordered the composite base and additional flooring. The overall service was smooth, people-focused, friendly and fairly easy. I received a response to my emails at least within 24 hours of sending, I was kept up-to-date with my order even when there was a delay with delivery (this actually worked in my favour) and when the cabin was due to arrive was provided with clear instructions to what to expect in regards to the couriers. On arrival, the cabin was placed on my drive as requested this was all done at a distance due to covid restrictions. I didn't start the build until a few days after delivery and took a picture of the delivery label as Tuin suggest, checked the package for tears covering with brown tape. As for the build I trusted the process and read through the blogs on the site which offered the best advice, especially the recommendation to sort out the logs by size etc. Once I got started the build was fairly simple and where I hit a roadblock or struggled it was usually related to not reading the instructions in full or I started to overthink the build for example it took me an afternoon setting out the base properly as I was overthinking if it needed levelling out etc... I had already checked the base prior and because I overthought wasted a lot of time for no reason. Once I started the build it was fairly simple I had a couple of warped logs which were easily fixed through watching the guidance on tuins site. The overall build took me on my own 5 days to complete I didn't do full days until I started doing the roof and it started to pour down with rain on one of the days although I could have continued the build I wimped out. The build was fairly simple where I would offer advice or reflection as good as the composite beams are I would probably have ordered the wooden profiles as I feel they would have been easier to cut by hand, I decided to insulate the roof and floor which I think was worth it but allow extra time, the roof boards & felting are the most time-consuming part of the build, the instructional video tuin have is good but does to included everything such as building up the rafters these come in sections, fixing the frame around the door and window and finally when felting try to do this when weather is cool if possible as the sun came out and started to soften the shingles the job of cutting and laying became more challenging as the shingles became softer and more delicate to handle. I am very happy with my cabin, I would recommend and buy from tuin again if you are a non-trade person and have limited DIY skills like me no worries these cabins are that simple to build. I am happy with the service, purchase and finished build.
Mr. Geoffrey Tansley
Oct 23, 2020
No damages on delivery. Precision cut wood that fitted together perfectly. Extra roofing and surplus pieces not needed. Very please with the built finish.
Chris Pattison
Jul 19, 2020
A great well made cabin which is relatively easy to erect.
Have a look how we did it here

Tuin reply: Great video! Thank you for sharing it.
Mr. Steve Haines
May 18, 2020
First class experience from order through to delivery, the cabin is a well crafted garden building, and having used recommended installers the service was first class. Having watched the construction I am confident that it was straightforward enough to do so had I had the expectation of doing so. All took place under the recent social distancing limitations and through both delivery and cabin build all necessary protection took place.
Mr. Martin Mellor
Oct 21, 2019
Dyre log Cabin

First of all I would like to say what a lovely cabin it is . We have had Cabin envy from our neighbours with many nice comments.

So what follows is a run down of how it went.

First of all we ordered a different log cabin to the one we ended up with as the first one was out of stock with no date of production.
We then picked the Dyre cabin and I must say I am pleased with it. The extra thickness in the wood was worth the extra I had to pay.
The only issue we had with delivery was trying to get a day when it could be delivered.
Having picked a week when we ordered you are then told the week before delivery what day it would be on this proved troublesome.
I know these come from Europe but it would be much better to be able to book a day.
However the day came for the delivery as promised the driver phoned a head of arrival.
We live on a narrow cul de sac and there is no way an articulated Lorry could get up our street .
There was no need to worry as the driver parked on a main road near by and fork trucked the package down our street lifting it over any cars in the way .
We unpacked all the bits and laid them out in size and type order as per the advice on the website. Don’t worry too much about identifying the bits. As you build the bits become easier to identify.
It took me a week to build the main cabin and have the roof on and door and window in.
I would urge anybody building one to read the instructions on the internet they do answer a lot of questions. Yes a had a few warped logs but with clamps and gentle persuasion (white rubber mallet) they do fit . As the instructions say make sure the base is level!
The second week I put the floor in and painted and varnished everything. We specified the heavy duty floor and I think it looks up to the job. It took 4 tins of the carefree protect product they recommend to do the whole cabin 3 coats outside and 2 coats inside.
This may appear to be a long time when others say it was up in 3 days etc. but I wanted to make sure that I had painted all the wood work and the underside of the floorboards as once down they would not get done again. As ever the devil’s in the detail .
When I was reading all the stuff on their website they said don’t worry you get some spare wood bits and bobs, screws, nails, roofing tiles and it’s true I have enough for another small project I want to do.
On the whole I had no issues with the build just take your time and you will be fine.
Now it is up we will see how it copes with the British weather ( and if my painting as covered all the wood!)

In summary
I would recommend the cabin, the wood protector, and specify the roof shingles with the shingle glue as the roof shingles look a lot nicer than roofing felt.
Mr. David Sturrock
Jun 9, 2019
Cabin was delivered on the date promised and put down where I asked the driver to place it. Cabin was easy to build after the first course of logs (these have to be screwed to the profiled foundation) after this was done it took 1 hour to complete the cabin just doing it myself. Do not be afraid to attempt this as it was simple when you follow the plans provided. Overall very good service by the Tuin team I would highly recommend them to friends Dave
Mr. stephen gutsell
Aug 26, 2018
I decided for the Dyre 4m x 3m log cabin after researching other producers and being convinced on quality, reliability and overall value. Having completed the build, I am not disappointed. I am an average DIYer, but found the build not difficult, after watching the Tuin 20 minute video and reading through the instruction plans a few times, both before and during build. I decided on a concrete base laid by a local builder, and this ensured all logs and roof fitted without problem. Only problem I had was the window aperture not large enough to fit the window as cutout in the upper log was not sufficient; easily remedied with a jigsaw though. I finished cabin off with 3 coats of Embradecor light oak, and clear over door and window, and am pleased with the look, set off with the roof shingles. I plan to use the clear inside also. I recommend the cabin wholeheartedly, will enjoy the cabin, especially having built it myself.
Gareth Day
Aug 15, 2018
Fantastic purchase. We ordered the Dyre 4x3 log cabin for our two daughters to use in the garden. Easy order online with an extensive choice of designs and sizes. Money not taken until delivery date given, bonus. Delivery was organised and the driver very helpful. The pallet was very well wrapped for protection. Quality of wood was excellent with only a few none perfect logs. Self build construction was easy. Free shingles included, again a massive bonus, finished the cabin off to a very high standard.
Would most definitely recommend.
My girls are extremely happy.
Thanks Tuin.
Dr. Paul Quilter
Aug 6, 2018
I am delighted with my purchase. Ordering was uncomplicated and delivery was, as promised, with a phone call about thirty minutes before arrival. The cabin was quite straight forward to erect. I am particularly pleased with the quality and design of the building. The timber is of excellent quality, beautifully finished and good to look at. I can thoroughly recommend Tuin as a provider of quality buildings. Thank you
Mr. Nigel Green
Jul 2, 2018
Great summerhouse easy to build looks really good would highly recommend
Tony Fitzpatrick
Jun 22, 2018
After much deliberation and research I decided to buy a log cabin from Tuin, mainly because of all the positive reviews. I wanted a cabin that I could use all year round so opted for the Dyer. The whole process from purchasing to delivery and building up went really well and I am very impressed with the quality of the cabin (solid and will last for many years) After sales support is excellent as I did have some questions that were promptly and efficiently dealt with. I finished off the cain with 3 coats of the recommended treatment (Embadecor -dark green) and the finish is superb. Expensive but well worth it. I can’t recommend Tuin highly enough. Perhaps the instructions that accompany the cabin could be better but there is more than enough back up and info on the Tuin website.
Glen Thompson
Sep 5, 2017
We are delighted with the Log Cabin, it is stunning and an attractive addition to the garden. My husband really enjoyed putting it together with his father.
Mr. Michael Craig
Aug 31, 2017
I researched several companies for similar products and settled on Tuin because of a) past reviews and b) a transparent and professional website, and I am more than delighted with my choice.
Concerned that as an OAP the construction might be beyond my somewhat limited DIY capabilities, I managed to find all the information on the Tuin website needed to construct a timber frame base on sloping ground using pile foundations.
With the assistance of another OAP, and dodging the showers. we built the walls and roof within a couple of days but I ran into trouble with the shingles - I misunderstood the instructions and laid them vertically too close together, thus running out. The Tuin help staff responded magnificently; sending me an extra box at no cost!
I am delighted with the cabin and have no hesitation in 100% recommending it to anyone thinking of buying one.
Mrs. Janet Jackson
Aug 2, 2017
The product was excellent. My biggest complaint was with the actual instructions accompanying the house. I asked my son, who is a very competent DIYer and he had problems understanding the instructions and one case where no instructions were given he had to resort to searching Utube for a similar product.
Tuin reply: Thank you for your review, We are concerned to hear your comment regarding instructons as very comprehensive instruction that accompany your plans can be found here: https://www.tuin.co.uk/blog/tuin-tuindeco-log-cabins-instruction-manual/ along with numerous videos to clarify the points. These are also sent to you via email when the order is placed and also referenced on the pamphlet within the package if additional help is required.

We are very pleased to hear you find the product excellent. Thank you for your feedback.
Paul Squire
May 14, 2017
I bought a Dyre log cabin 4m x 3m. Everything was in the pack exactly as stated. We built in a day, it was very easy to assemble, just make sure your base is 100% flat or it becomes difficult.
Thomas Carmichael
Mar 20, 2017
Great product. Really easy to construct. All pieces were accurately cut and required no adjustment. I built this cabin in 1 day by myself. The roof shingles took another half day. i am extremely pleased with this cabin.
Mr. Daniel Tyson
Dec 16, 2016
To start with the delivery was on time the driver was really helpful nothing seemed to be to much trouble for him as with the difficult access. I had purchased a Rhein (special) log cabin we just love it, really really solid(40mm) it looks fantastic in our garden. If there is one thing I would have changed it would be to have paid to have it treated first, I decided to treat it all before assembly it took to long and was awkward with so many parts.I will finish off by saying the price I paid for the product I got I believe I was the winner. I have yet to fit the shingle roof ( this weekend) but I have no concerns about there quality either.I would and have endorsed his log cabin as I said we just love it.
Vincent Price
Nov 6, 2016
The service was fantastic. Precision timing on delivery. All parts arrived unblemished. Quality of product is second to none. All joints fitted perfectly. I assembled the whole cabin on my own (would have been easier with two people) and could have done the whole job in one day only for the poor weather. All instructions were spot on.
Only one minor gripe, the lack of response on the telephone when I was wanting to speak to someone before purchase. This was rectified immediately that I sent an email to the head office in Holland.After that I can;t fault Tuin at all.
Would I buy another cabin in future ? Absolutely.
The most important thing, without doubt, is the base preparation. It really must be 100% level. without exception.
Fantastic. Thanks. Vinny Price
Mr. William Tebay
Sep 23, 2016
Very pleased with my log cabin,the service received was excellent, delivered on time by a very amiable driver.
The assembly was simplicity itself,wise to follow the plan and instructions.Very impressed with the quality as were my friends who have since ordered their own cabin even larger than mine!!
Mr. Phil Burles
Sep 15, 2016
Arrived spot on time and with a very helpful driver. Including unpacking and sorting out it took approx 1 1/2 days to put up including the shingle roof. Very pleased with the product and service. Every piece fitted a treat and easy to follow (if slightly limited) instructions. Overall finish and quality is excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable quality log cabin.
Mr. Nicholas Fielding
Aug 6, 2015
Great product and very easy assembly. Only worked on this in the evenings after work and was up within the week to watertight. Couldn't recommend highly enough. When I had a question the team were really quick and helpful too.