Julia Log Cabin Build

Like many of our customers Mr W (Raymondo) has been kind enough to send us in pictures of his project and finished building. This is alway much appreciated as it is very enjoyable for us to see a build progress but also for other customers to see what they are letting themselves in for when undertaking a self build of a log cabin.


Mr W wrote:

I purchased a Julia Log Cabin from you during august this year and have recently completed it.

I must say that the help I received prior to purchase was second to none. The order process was also second to none as was the delivery. The quality of the cabin is exceptional and I am well pleased.

As you can see I am using the cabin as my home cinema …. and it works very well. I am well pleased.

Mr W sent us the following pictures of his build of the Julia log cabin:

Timber Frame base being used for Mr W's log cabin

Timber Frame base being used for Mr W’s log cabin

A damp proof membrane is important under any base

A damp proof membrane is important under any base

Decking boards are used on top of the timber frame

Decking boards are used on top of the timber frame

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This is typical of how all our log cabins are packaged.

This is typical of how all our log cabins are packaged. Delivery is always with a demountable forklift.

Mr W has very sensibly put to one side the floor and door parts and other ones he does not immediately recognise for the start of the build

Mr W has very sensibly put to one side the floor and door parts and other ones he does not immediately recognise for the start of the build

Main building logs layout and stored correctly on top of each other.

Main building logs layout and stored correctly on top of each other.

Julia log cabin start of build

Julia log cabin start of build

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Roof purlins and side window have been completed

Roof purlins and side window have been completed

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Bargeboards have been fitted as well as the door frame. It's always a good idea to build the cabin without the doors fitted as it gives you more room.

Bargeboards have been fitted as well as the door frame. It’s always a good idea to build the cabin without the doors fitted as it gives you more room.

Mr W is insulating the roof as we recommend using insulation boards on top of the roof.

Mr W is insulating the roof as we recommend using insulation boards on top of the roof.

Roof shingles are fitted on top of the insulation board

Roof shingles are fitted on top of the insulation board.

Insulated roof on the Julia log cabin

Insulated roof on the Julia log cabin

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Julia log cabin with the doors in and not far from being finished.

Julia log cabin with the doors in and not far from being finished.

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As per our recommendations the insulated floor is being added.

It is always a good idea to insulate the floor as Mr W is doing here.

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Make sure you allow for the natural expansion and contraction of log cabins when installing electrical circuits in your log cabin

Make sure you allow for the natural expansion and contraction of log cabins when installing electrical circuits in your log cabin

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The completed Julia log cabin

The completed Julia log cabin

Julia log cabin - an impressive personal cinema

Julia log cabin – an impressive personal cinema

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Guttering is essential with any log cabin.

Guttering is essential with any log cabin.

Amazing home cinema inside the Julia log cabin

Amazing home cinema inside the Julia log cabin

Julia log cabin home cinema

Julia log cabin home cinema

Mr W also recently sent us the following notes on his build:

All in all the time taken to build was as follows.

The base:- 14 hours.  All complete prior to delivery.Total base cost £512.00
The Cabin:- 25 hours to erect. 22 hours to finish with 3 coats of paint
outside and 2 coats of paint inside.

Thank you very much Mr W for sending us your pictures and letter, it is very much appreciated, I love your home cinema and am most envious! I hope you enjoy the present we have sent.

Other customer experiences, build and ideas are here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

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