Rummage Sale

Looking for a cheaper cabin? Currently, we have some cabins in our Rummage Sale. These cabins do have some defects and cannot be sold as new- Most are damp and dirty. But please read descriptions and look at the detailed images for each cabin listed.

These log cabins are listed at 20% lower than their offer price, a great deal for your next garden project. Here’s some notable listings in our Rummage Sale:

Meaghan Log Cabin

Meaghan Log Cabin Rummage

The 40mm double glazed Meaghan Log Cabin, perfect for UK gardens as a small garden office, under 2.5m in height.

This cabin has been listed as wet and dirty with slight damage to some logs. Buy the Rummage Meaghan Log Cabin for £2,405.69

Corfu Larch Gazebo

Corfu Larch Gazebo Rummage

The Corfu Larch Gazebo measuring 3.4 x 5.9m. Perfect for entertaining and being covered from the british weather. Desirable for its rich larch colouring.

This Gazebo has been listed as dirty, mouldy with a large number of weathered parts. Some parts also have some small damage.

Buy the Rummage Corfu Gazebo for £1,673.35

Flow Log Cabin Studio

Corfu Larch Gazebo Rummage

The 40mm double glazed Flow Log Cabin, perfect for an art/hobby studio with the large full glass doors and windows flooding natural light inside.

This cabin has been listed as wet and dirty with slight damage to some logs. Buy the Rummage Meaghan Log Cabin for £3,440.45

These are just a few cabins available in our Rummage Sale. Only one available for each building and gazebo, unless specified otherwise.

Due to the extra low prices these cabins are going fast, buy now to secure your Rummage Buildings and Gazebos.

We are OPEN and still Delivering

As per the latest Government Guidance during these difficult times, and as an online retailer we are still open and delivering across the UK.

We are currently working with little disruption and have taken the following steps:

  • All of our deliveries are carried our by our network of professional hauliers and is completely contactless.
  • All of our office and admin staff are working from home utilising our cloud systems.
  • We have minimal warehouse staff in the UK and Holland operating with maximum distance between each other and with great care.
  • Our Show Areas and premises are now closed to the general public.
  • Delivery times are all displayed on the product pages, Please also see our updated Holiday Delivery Times
  • We are no longer offering installations as a company. We are recommending self employed installers who follow the strict guidelines.

Please contact us if you require any further information.

Clockhouse Log Cabin

The Clockhouse 45mm Log Cabin is a substansial Log Cabin measuring at 5.5m x 4m. Most customers will turn the Clockhouse into a home office, or temporary accomodation for guests.
This customer had other plans in mind, transforming their Clockhouse Log Cabin into their own sewing retreat. In this blog we will go through the number of images sent to us, showing their progress of installation to the finishing touches.

The earliest pictures shown features the roof installation, although, with the tongue and groove roof boards the process becomes easy after the first few are installed.

The next step is one that everyone will dread- Installing Log Cabin shingles is a monotonous task, but an essential one. With patience you can get a clean finish to your Log Cabin that really pulls the look together.
Note the smooth finish these customers have done at the peak of the roof, all of the shingles seem to be installed in a neat line. Giving the Clockhouse Log Cabin a professional finish.

With the shingles completed, the next part is what makes a Clockhouse Log Cabin distinct from the rest. The installation of the clock tower. Once the base of the clock tower is secured to the roof, you will be able to install the rest just as you would with roof boards. Finishing them off with more roof shingles.

Now that the Clockhouse Log Cabin is fully installed, it’s time to treat the cabin- The most important step for an install, these customers are making sure all areas are covered by removing the windows from the build while treating. This light grey is very popular in recent years- Ideal for when you still want the plants in your garden to have the spotlight.

Once the outside was treated, the inside was the next. Treating the inside of a Log Cabin isn’t a necessity, but it’s an idea for when you want a painted interior. These customers chose a white paint for the interior, a bright colour which will give the natural lighting a boost.

Now it was time for them to work on the interior, starting with insulating the Floor as well as Laying Flooring for the Log Cabin.
To start with, a damp proof membrane is laid down. Then, working out the floor joists and cutting them to size if required, while the joists are being laid you can also add the insulation of choice. Afterwards is then the laying/installing the flooring of choice.

Once the flooring is completed, these customers then added electrics and ventilation to their cabin. For more advice on adding electric to your Log Cabin, see our blog post on Electrics in Log Cabins.

With everything finished regarding the building of the Clockhouse Log Cabin, it was time to decorate. These customers transformed their cabin into a chic sewing room- Complete with a sewing station, fabric cutting table and mannequin ready for the various outfits and projects to come. Of course, there’s some sofas too- For when they need a break and a cuppa.

It’s always great to see some variety in how people use their Log Cabins. Thank you to these customers who sent all these pictures and more to show their progression.

Looking for a sewing room or a space for your hobbies? Learn more about the Clockhouse Log Cabin, alternatively you can take a look at our whole Log Cabin Range.

Home Office Log Cabin Guide

With the recent global situation, working from home has become the new normal. It sounds like a dream but adapting can become a challenge- Especially if you are used to being in an office environment but now working from the kitchen table with the children wanting to talk to you all day long. However, a lot of people are enjoying working from home- But there isn’t any space in your home to set up a new office space. Now may be the time to look in your garden for a new office space with our Log Cabins and Garden studios.

If you’re working for a company or running your own – Here are some solution ideas for you.

This Aiste Log Cabin is now the official workshop for this customers handmade glass decor business. Using a classic white to decorate the interior to allow their artwork to speak for themselves… Along with plenty of lighting to allow them to work effectively.

The Elin Garden Studio is unique but modern in design, the extensively glazed front allows plenty of natural light to flood the room. Measuring at 4.77m x 3.51m- These customers have found ample space to set up their crafting room- With space for fabrics, machines and more.

Similar to the Aiste above, this Justine Log Cabin has also been painted white. Complemented with black and white furnishings and some bright canvases- As shown, the Justine has ample space for a large office desk, perfect for those who use multiple monitors or devices.

I’ll always be a fan of this Blackpool Log Cabin. The contrasting mint green doors and window frames gives a peaceful vibe, ready for a smooth day at work. Complete with some comfy chairs and a bright rug- This Log Cabin is ideal for both an office and a summerhouse.

Now my favourite example of a customer who is taking advantage of their garden space- Saying goodbye to shopfront rent payments and hello to their own home business. This Shannon Log Cabin has been transformed into a rustic dog grooming cabin. Complete with plumbing and electrics so your pup can get the treatment they deserve.

Now it’s time for the technical aspects.. For a Log Cabin, we would recommend a log thickness of 40mm and above- Along with some Log Cabin Insulation to keep your office cosy all year round.

Don’t forget to consider some Log Cabin Extras to future-proof your new office, with guttering to keep water away from the wall logs. Air vents for ventilation and storm kits if you’re in a windy area. Along with a Timber Treatment of your choice.

Once your home office has been installed with no signs of leaks, it’s time to consider adding electrics. Before you can do anything you need to plan out where you want the electrics and sockets to be – Consider where you would like to put your desk and workstation and map it out. We recommend to hire a qualified electrician for this step, but you can learn more on our Electrics in Log Cabins page.

Alternative Log Cabin Bases

With the current situation we’re all facing, a lot of companies have stopped their work for landscaping and laying concrete bases. Understandable of course, but times like these are the best times for some DIY projects to keep you busy- Such as building a log cabin, which will definitely keep you busy for a few days at least.

In our Base Requirements for Log Cabins blog post, we cover some of the options for building a level base- Including the traditional timber frame base, concrete bases as well as our Timber frame base pads. But some customers can get creative with their base frames, take a look at this video.

Sent to us by our independent/recommended installer John Heard, this Ben Clockhouse Log Cabin has been installed on a raised base using rolled steel joists to make this mad but durable Log Cabin base.

This is to show you that you can get creative with your bases, so long as your base is level and safe enough to hold up your Log Cabin as well as the people inside- Creativity is your limit.

Gunda Log Cabin Timelapse

Our Gunda Log Cabin measures to 4m x 4m, the ideal size for a summerhouse. And it’s easy enough to install, once you have a level base ready- See this customer who sent in a timelapse of their install, attached with this was some build notes from them.

I thought I’d add some notes and thoughts to go with these photos, as it’s been such a great experience.

The Customers Garden Before

The ‘garden before’ pictures are the bottom of my garden, it’s a wasted horrible bit of garden.
I’d been a bit nervous about the delivery, knowing it was going to be a large truck coming up a narrow’ish road, and it was. A very big truck. But the driver was brilliant and it could not have gone better. He even turned the truck round with ease, no dramas as I’d feared.

The cabin was delivered bank holiday Monday, but we weren’t building until the following Saturday, so I hand balled all the parts down into the garden on the Thursday night, stacked them into logical piles on pallets and put tarpaulins over it all ready for Saturday.

Friday night was spent reading the instructions over and over, and watching Richards video on how to build the thing. I’d watched it at least 10 times before we built, and even a couple of times since to make sure I got it right (apart from the door!). I can’t go on enough about how useful all of Richards videos, articles and blogs have been. I’ve soaked it all up and re-watched some of them mid-way through the job just to double check things as we went along. We started building, 2 of us, at about 8.40 Saturday morning. In the afternoon we got the roof boards on, and you’ll see in the video, even my other half went up on the roof to get them coated (I used OSMO from Brewers, quite expensive, pity I didn’t find the voucher for Brewers on your website until this week).

Roofing was started on the Sunday afternoon, I spent Sunday morning stood looking at it not quite believing we’d got this far. It took Sunday afternoon to shingle one side of the roof, then I booked. Wednesday off to complete it all as bad weather was due last Thursday. I got the 2nd side and the ridge done by 4pm last Wednesday. And it belted it down all day on the Thursday and not a single leak. I did order some IKO Shingle Stick from another supplier (sorry) but glad I did – used it on all the ridge tiles and edges, plus any tiles that felt a bit loose.

The floor still needs fitting, but I’m stuck for time for a couple of weeks now with work, and I’m still kicking myself for getting that door frame wrong – and you can see it in the video. I can’t praise the support and service from you guys enough, plus the support page on the website and the quality of the product. I’m really pleased with it.

Timelapses are always soothing to watch, thank you to the customer who sent in this timelapse of their Gunda Log Cabin. Looking for some more Log Cabin inspiration? You can find more reviews like this at: Tuin Pictorial Customer Reviews.

Is the Gunda Log Cabin too big or too small for your garden? We have hundreds of Log Cabins in our range to choose from.

Garden Shade Inspiration

As we come to the end of January, you may start wishing for the sun to return. But when it does return, you need to be prepared for the hot sunny days where a shelter will be beneficial for your comfort and your health. This post will be filled with inspiration for your future garden shade area, perfect for outdoor dining or keeping the kids cool in the summer.

This post will also go in order depending on your DIY skills, so that the sun shade with the least DIY skills needed will be posted first and the one that requires the most skills will be last on the list.

Butterfly Arbour Shade

Perfect for your outdoor dining set, the Butterfly Arbour Shade will help provide some shade in your garden without it looking boring with it’s sleek and modern look.
Available in two sizes of 3m x 3m and 4m x 4m you can make sure you can fit all of the family under the neutral coloured shade, providing both comfort and UV protection to those under it.

Complete with powder coated steel poles and a fitting kit, you won’t need a lot of DIY skills to be able to assemble the Butterfly Arbour Shade. Although a drill and some smaller tools will be needed on site to be able to assemble the shade.

The Butterfly Arbour Shade is currently available with a 5 – 7 working day delivery window.

Garden Sail Shelter

A Garden Sail Shelter presents a contemporary way to create shade in the garden.
Available in two sizes as well as two colours, these man made woven sail shelters offer protection against harmful UV rays as well as being water, light and wind permeable. Each sail comes with a three year guarantee.

Depending on how you wish to install this sail shelter, the DIY skills needed to install the post structure for this shelter sail is generally higher than the Butterfly Arbour shown above. Attach this triangle shaped sail shelter to three poles for a modern garden centerpiece, alternatively attach one side to an existing structure and the third to a supporting post.

The Garden Sail Shelter is currently available with a 3 – 5 working day delivery window.

Sliding Garden Shade Awning

A Sliding Garden Shade Awning for your garden or patio. The shade canvas measures 3.0m x 5.0m. You can either buy this knitted synthetic canvas on it’s own to meet your own ideas or you can add various options such as fitting kits, closing system and a timber supporting structure in larch.
These sliding garden shade awnings provide much needed shade over your patio or dining area, of course when the sun is not too bright they can be fully opened. Available in sandy beige, ivory, white and silver grey- you can match the shade to your garden theme, whether it’s sleek and modern or a rustic setting.

Your DIY skills will need to be more developed with the Sliding Shade Awning depending on how you wish to install this, due to the fact that if you add the Larch supporting structure to your order you will need to cut to length according to the plans provided.

The Sliding Garden Shade Awning is currently available with a 3 – 5 working day delivery window.

These are just a few ideas on how you can provide some shade in your garden this summer, you can more products in our Awning and Shade Range. Including all of the products mentioned in this post, parasols and aluminium structures.

Or if you’re looking for something more heavy duty that can be used all year around, we also offer a range of Wooden Gazebos. We always have the best prices listed along with our FREE Roof Shingle Offer.