Roofing Offer for Log Cabins

Sorry, this offer is now closed ūüôā

We have two new products for this year as alternative roofing systems for your log cabin or larch building. The Easy Roof Membrane has been extensively tested in Germany and the Reed thatching panels in Holland for several years.

But, I have not used either of them and as I have mentioned before I feel slightly uncomfortable recommending a product I am not certain on despite assurance they are top of the range, highly successful in Europe and tested thoroughly.

Unfortunately I do not install much these days so I am asking for customer’s help.

In return I will give you either of these products FREE of charge so long as the building is no larger than 4.0m x 4.0m (16 sq.m in total area). РOFFER NOW CLOSED

UPDATE 23.2.16 Mr Munn of Aylesbury has taken the Metal Roof tiles Offer 

UPDATE 4.3.16 Mrs Wall of Penzance has taken the Thatched Roof Offer.

UPDATE 9.3.16 Mr Kelman of Aberdeen has taken the Easy Roof Membrane Offer.

So, I have an offer for you …. A very limited one and limited to the first person to take me up on it. So, on your marks …. This offer will not last very long at all as someone will be quick off the mark.

If you are considering a flat roof log cabin from our Modern Log Cabin range such as perhaps the Elburg Log Cabin then I would like to offer you the Easy Roof Membrane for FREE.

Elburg log cabin being offered with Free Easy roof membrane

Elburg log cabin being offered with Free Easy roof membrane – OFFER CLOSED

Easy Roof Membrane is a highly viable alternative to EPDM and of course the highly inferior roofing felt that needs replacing every few years.

Easy roofing membrane offered FREE to customers

Easy roofing membrane offered FREE to a customer – OFFER CLOSED

UPDATE 9.3.16 Mr Kelman of Aberdeen has taken the Easy Roof Membrane Offer.

I’m particularly excited about the reed Thatch Roofing Panels. They’re an amazing product and looks stunning. I have played with thatching before in the UK in the traditional way but not this system. I have seen this in Holland but have never used it. It does look stunning and very impressive in the flesh though.

UPDATE 4.3.16 Mrs Wall of Penzance has taken the Thatched Roof Offer and it is now closed.

So, if you are looking for a apex roof log cabin such as the Skov log cabin or maybe the Perlund¬†log cabin¬†then I’d like to hear from you. I’d like to offer you a Thatched Roof for FREE.

Thatch Roof log cabin. I am offering this FREE in return for your help.

Thatch Roof log cabin. This offer is now closed РTaken By Mrs Wall

Like everything FREE though there is conditions. As I said I’m after a customer’s help with this. I’m hoping that whoever I work with will honour the gesture. I will offer you either of these products free but I’m asking you for the following in return:

  • An honest written appraisal of the roofing product from your point of view.
  • A series of photographs of the installation.
  • I’ll even send you a FREE action camera to video it if you would like, you can of course keep it afterwards.
  • A written assessment of your thoughts on it including our service and help.
  • A follow up in six – twelve months on your thoughts and living with the product.
  • Your assessment on the longevity of the product.

This will help me and other customers greatly and give an unbiased view of these new products. I’m excited by both of them but I have no experience of installing them. I hope someone can help me out?

Ideally you will be within 100 miles of our UK base at NR15 1HJ so I can pop out and have a look at the final install with your agreement.

ALSO.

UPDATE 23.2.16 Mr Munn of Aylesbury has taken the Metal Roof tiles Offer – The offer for Metal Roof tiles is now closed.

A few years ago we launched the metal roof tiles:

Metal roof sheets being offer FREE

Metal roof sheets being offer FREE OFFER TAKEN by Mr MUNN.

We’ve been selling these very well but I have never had any feed back on them. We do of course send out review requests after a sale but the take up is very small on offering a review, it’s funny though, when something goes wrong people seem happier to send a review. ūüôā

UPDATE 23.2.16 Mr Munn of Aylesbury has taken the Metal Roof tiles Offer – The offer for Metal Roof tiles is now closed.

You can email using our contact page¬†for any of these offers but please title it with ‘Roof Offer – Richard’ so it will be labelled for my attention, please only email your interest in this offer as I’m rarely in the office these days seeing customers or helping with service but I will always see emails, even on my days off.

Please only take me up on the offer if you are prepared to return the above asked for otherwise you might find an invoice hitting your inbox in a few months.

These are three viable alternative to Roof Shingles, Roofing Felt and EPDM and can add a new dimension to either the longevity of the building or the whole look and feel of it.

Special Offers

ALL SOLD – OFFER WITHDRAWN – sorry ūüôĀ

We’ve just added a couple of VERY special offers to the website.

Tanalised BARGAIN Gazebo

The first one is the result of a bit of a cockup and we have a limited quantity of tanalised gazebos available.

The gazebo is the same as the Waldermar 28mm log cabin gazebo¬†but quite a bit cheaper. There’s not many of these buildings but they do need to go hence the VERY good price. I don’t expect these to last very long at all, a great bargain if you’re looking for a quite undercover area in your garden.

The Mitch Log Cabin gazebo, it is identical to the Waldermar but tanalised in green.

The Mitch Log Cabin gazebo, it is identical to the Waldermar but tanalised in green.

The Mitch Log Cabin Gazebo is tanalised in green and will require further waterproof treatment to keep its good looks.

ROYALS РTanalised in Green ALL SOLD РOFFER WITHDRAWN

Like the new Mitch above a mistake was made with three types of Royal Log Cabins. Very limited stocks and a cracking bargain if you’re quick enough!

Royal one log cabin tanalised in green, a BARGAIN while stocks are available.

Royal one log cabin tanalised in green, a BARGAIN while stocks are available. 45mm wall logs measuring 3.80 x 6.00m

Royal Two log cabin in 45mm logs measuring 5m x 4m

Royal Two log cabin in 45mm logs measuring 5m x 4m Tanalised in Green

Royal pent log cabin in Tanalised Green. A Bargain while stocks last. Measuring 3.8 x 3.0m in 28mm wall logs.

Royal pent log cabin in Tanalised Green. A Bargain while stocks last. Measuring 3.8 x 3.0m in 28mm wall logs. – SOLD OUT

DIY Concept Log Cabin – ALL SOLD – OFFER WITHDRAWN

We’re trying a new idea for a trial period, this will give good savings for this size log cabin. The model we are trialling in a 3.8m x 3m building. The difference is when the cabin arrives it is a box, all walls are solid.

You can choose from three different window and door options and these are then delivered with the cabin for you to then cut the walls and put in the doors and windows yourself. This is very straightforward and saves about £400!

These are the buildings:

DIY log Cabin configuration one

DIY log Cabin configuration one

DIY log cabin configuration two

DIY log cabin configuration two

DIY log cabin configuration Three

DIY log cabin configuration Three

I am quite excited by this idea and I hope it is successful, lots of savings can be made and it’s not too hard at all to simply cut a window and door in plus you can have them where you ¬†want them (within limitations of the building)

Update: This idea went down very well and all these buildings have been sold РThis is something we will look to repeat again. ALL SOLD РOFFER WITHDRAWN

2015 Price Rises

Unfortunately we are due some rises, the normal ones that all companies in some way or other experience.

Sorry, price rises are on their way

Sorry, price rises are on their way

The ones we are looking at do combine to quite a bit:

  • Timber this¬†at source is about 4%. Again, like last year the forests are too wet to get anything off successfully so that will push prices just a little bit more.
  • The demand is getting higher and the sellers can start to ask more for the product even though it is perhaps thinner and older.
  • There are a lot of bidders out there now and the highest will always win
  • The UK has a new Sulphur tax applied to the ferries, this now has a knock on effect.
  • We deliver with demountable forklifts so you do not have to unload. With new laws each moffett now has to have it’s own registration and insurance to drive on the road. This is pushing up prices. We could opt as others do – the customer unloads from a side of a lorry himself but we still hold out for good standards and ease for the customer.
  • Russia is our biggest problem. Hauliers used to be able to go in and out supplying their demand. With sanctions this has now stopped any the route is no longer viable or available. This is increasing haulage costs by nearly 30%. This will be the biggest rise for 2015.

My advice is to buy while the prices are still quite low, I do see 2015 increasing quite a bit, competitors have already raised their prices and we will too soon.

We have some offers live at the moment and these will change soon and without notice (regardless of the indicated date). Please do take advantage of them.

Please note price rises will take place during February, early March. Once the new prices take effect old ones will not be able to be carried forward or honoured at all.

 

Reviews, Pictures and Rewards

Reviews, product reviews, service reviews; ¬†We all want to read them, we make our decisions based on them. ¬†Sometimes we won’t even buy a product until we’ve found a review on it.

And this is the problem.  A problem for us at least and more than likely every other company.  Hardly anyone writes them!  The ratio is staggeringly low when there is a good experience, if it’s a bad experience, surprisingly it’s less!

We’d like to reward you for taking the time to write a review on our service or product in the hope we can increase the ratio.

After you have bought a product and we have delivered it we give you a couple of weeks to enjoy it and we then send you a Review Request via email.

As a thank you for your time in writing one we will send you this three piece LED Light set.

We send you this Three Piece LED light set as a thank you when you write a review on products you have bought.

We send you this Three Piece LED light set as a thank you when you write a review on products you have bought.

Pictures

We also offer a free gift in return for picture sets of our¬†products and at the moment we have an item that’s very different to our usual gifts, a wood covered power bank!

Finished off with an engraving of our Tuin UK logo, help spread the word of Tuin while staying charged, with an estimated battery life of two hours with constant charge.

Engraved Bamboo Power Bank

Sleek in design, the power bank is suitable for charging mobiles and small devices

The power bank features two output USB ports to ensure that your devices never run out of battery. The LED Light indicators towards the base of the bank show the remaining battery charge within the bank. We also sell these currently at £31.19

It features:

  • Wooden casing, with the Tuin UK logo engraved.
  • 2 x 5V1A USB ports – Suitable for mobile phones and small devices.
  • Micro USB input port for charging the power bank.
  • 5 LED light indicators to show the remaining battery capacity.
  • On/Off button at the top of the power bank.
  • Battery type- 5000 mAh Li-Ion.
Engraved Bamboo Power Bank

Each LED light represents 25% of battery capacity – The 5000mAh battery allows you to charge your phone more than once!

Walkthrough Videos

Some customers kindly send us walk through videos. Examples of them can be found on various product pages.

Here’s a collection here: Customer Walk Through videos¬†Please see these examples. If you fancy sending us a video of your product like these that we ask to use we will refund you ¬£50 as a thank you via Bacs or cheque.

£50 for a video walkthrough of your product Рnot a bad deal for a few minutes of video?

This is a very limited offer and can be withdrawn at any time. 

LED Solar Light

OFFER CLOSED ūüôĀ

Summer hasn’t got long and we’ll be heading for the dark nights again.

So, with that in mind we’re offering one of our LED Solar lights free with every log cabin ordered.

These are not to be confused with cheap ones in your local DIY shop, this is a proper light that last a pretty long time and is extremely bright. I’ve got several of these and they really are very good. The slight downside is that the solar panel does need to be in direct light, it doesn’t work very well with shade above it.

It normally sells for ¬£56 but with this offer we’re giving it to you free. Make the most of it!

Solar light for Log Cabin or any Garden Building. This is a top of the range model and produces significant intensity and is designed to replace mains power.

Do not confuse this model with ones available at your local DIY shop. This is a top of the range light, it has a separate solar panel, remote control and the light lasts for hours on a single charge with an extremely high intensity light output.

  • 40w OutPut – up to 200 Lumens.
  • Up to 5 – 8 hours batter life.
  • Operated by remote control or switch.
  • Cradle holder for the remote.
  • Superbright LED x 4 which are approximately 30 times brighter than normal LED
  • Japanese Michia LED technology
  • Li-ion rechargeable Batteries
  • Separate Solar panel which can be mounted up to 3m away
  • Complete with wall fixings
  • Height 18cm x Width 30cm
Solar powered LED light great for log cabins

Solar powered LED light great for log cabins

Solar powered light for log cabins currently being given away with every log cabin order.

Solar powered light for log cabins currently being given away with every log cabin order.

OFFER CLOSED

HUGE Bargain Log Cabin

This offer is closed ūüôĀ

Are you looking for the VERY best of bargains? A huge Log cabin, perhaps for a games room, a club room, somewhere for your children to play in?

How about a 70mm log cabin with the dimensions of 5.95m x 7.95m it has double glazing, it’s 70mm thick wall logs and has a lobby area, maybe you have a need for a studio or maybe a salon.

This is the cabin for you and will never be repeated. It’s a cabin that was made for someone as a complete bespoke log cabin, yes we know the rules for bespoke means people who order it own it and have to pay but we’re not like that. For whatever reason the customer could not pay it after being manufactured.

So, here we have it, we’re selling it for them at pretty much what it costs to have made! Someone is about to get a Bargain!

If this suits your needs buy the Bespoke Donar now! Click on the pictures for the product page and quick before someone else takes it from you.

Bespoke Log cabin - Dona - A huge log cabin and a massive Bargain!!

Bespoke Log cabin – Dona – A huge log cabin and a massive Bargain!!

Plan view of the Bespoke Donar log cabin bargain.

Plan view of the Bespoke Donar log cabin bargain.

Timber Price Rises

You’ve seen it all over the net if you’ve been searching for log cabins, fencing, garden furniture, in fact anything made from timber. You will see banners and big shouts that timber prices are rising and rising sharply – They’re not wrong!

Timber Price Rises

BUT! We saw the writing on the wall and got our orders in for 2014 way before the rises. Ha!

It first happened in 2006 when the prices rocketed and that was a crazy time. They then stabilised and then in the Autumn of 2012 two price rises were posted. This never happens, most rises come in at the beginning of the year.  After 120 years at the top of the game one of the top five players put their prices up Рtwice!  A scary thing and one to worry about if you like timber.

The problem is the world is growing again. Demand is very high from the States, Canada is running out of timber, in 150 years of supply it is now struggling with demand and especially as it suffered terribly from a beetle attack. ¬†Because of this China is ordering a lot more from Russia and Scandinavia, in fact China’s demand is up 23%. ¬†Scandinavia itself has lost lots of money over recent years and has structurally reduced capacity and may even be doing a deal with Russia if the trucks I pass in that country are a clue.

The UK is demanding a lot more and especially if the talk of 180 000 new homes becomes a reality prices will go up again a lot.

India are up and ordering more, North Africa are up by 18% and the Middle East has doubled its demand since 2009, HUGE figures and a massive leap in demand for a limited product.

As well as the world growing and economy’s recovering three other factors exist which is effecting prices:

  • Inventory – Suppliers have to balance their inventory stock so that little downtime is associated with the supply of the logs. ¬†Their inventories must be managed to meet demand and to keep everything running. ¬†Price is an excellent way to manage the stock and they are using this as their main tool.
  • European Union Timber Regulation came into force in March 2012 which restricts the supply of illegal logging (WWF suggests this accounts for 40% of the timber) can you imagine how much is lost, it’s for the good of course but that’s a lot of wood!
  • Weather – This winter has been very warm, too warm. Yes all the timber has been felled but they can’t get onto the land to remove it, it’s just too wet. This has had a huge impact on the sheer amount available to buy and it’s not a lot in relative terms when compared to the demand.

So, we’re a little smug at the moment and are watching with interest what our competitors are going to do having put our orders in very early and before the rises.

Most competitors hang on to keep cash flow and won’t place orders until as late as possible. Most orders will have been placed in November, December, more will now be ordering but at what cost? ¬†The rises have already taken place. ¬†AND, that’s if they can get the timber at all, what if there is simply not enough? That bit of course is simple, they’ll buy the rubbish that suppliers need to get rid of. Maybe they will be making product from what would be destined as pallets, needs must!

I think we could see some prices of timber products rise as much as 15 – 20% this year and some competitors failing to supply the demand, or better still (for us) products with rubbish timber.

Update: There’s one competitors website we’ve just seen is actively advertising for timber suppliers already.

timber