Sigrid Log Cabin – Mr H

Always a favourite post of mine is when it’s direct from a customer and his own building and experience. This is Mr H’s Sigrid Log Cabin with a Side Shed storage area and his build and experience, Mr H wrote today:

Rather that just complete the web review form I thought I would include some pictures of the shed build in my review.

The shed arrived excellently packed and carefully delivered by the helpful driver. Once unpacked (a lengthy process having to take all the parts through the house) and laid out on the lawn in a logical fashion. The actual build of the shed was very simple and quick it took myself and my brother in-law a day to have the shed up and the roof joists in place and by the second day the roof was fitted just awaiting shingling. The shingling took me on my own a full day but all in all the shed was completed over 2 weekends. The wood was of excellent quality and the each log fitted extremely well. The only downside was the construction of the main door that was a bit head scratcher as the CAD plans are not the greatest and as an Automotive engineer I spent a lot of time looking at CAD.

Overall the Log Cabin is excellent value for money, extremely well made and easy to put together I would thoroughly recommend it, all of my neighbours have commented on how good it looks. The Tuin team was also extremely helpful responding to emails very quickly even weekends.

Parts all laid out and foundation beams down on the concrete base covered by the damp proof membrane

Sigrid log cabin foundation beams and first layer of logs on top of a DPM

Sigrid log cabin foundation beams and first layer of logs on top of a DPM

First 3 layers down and shed door frame in (Dog helper) checking out the foundation beams

The build progresses with the shed door frame in place.

The build progresses with the shed door frame in place.

Nearly at roof height about to fit the office door.

The door at the corner of the log cabin is about to go in.

The door at the corner of the log cabin is about to go in.

Roof T&G going on

The tongue and groove 18mm roof boards are placed into position and nailed to the roof joists

The tongue and groove 18mm roof boards are placed into position and nailed to the roof joists

Roof complete –  We got to this stage by 1600hrs on the Sunday just before the light began to fade.

Roof boards all fixed and the log cabin is complete except the roof shingles.

Roof boards all fixed and the log cabin is complete except the roof shingles.

Shingles on this took me a Saturday to complete.

Roof shingles being competed

Roof shingles completed

And one final picture of the completed shed in its fresh coat of paint.

Final Sigrid og cabin all finished!

Final Sigrid log cabin all finished!

Thank you very much for this post Mr H, It always makes my job nicer when we get feedback such as this. Most of the time we never hear from customers again and this is very much appreciated.

If you have one of our buildings or a possibly considering one we love feedback and if you would like to write a short post we will of course send you presents as a thank you.

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About Richard

This blog is my personal platform which I do enjoy. It is my own viewpoint and my own ideas. I may not be right and other installers / experts may offer a different view point or a alternative way to do something. I welcome contributions from anybody experienced to do so.

All my blog writing is MY OWN personal opinion ONLY and is NOT always the opinion of TUIN | TUINDECO as a company.

Log Cabins and Garden timber have a myriad of intricacies , I love to give away the secrets, there are a lot!

I enjoy using this blog to expose them so you know what you are buying. I love to know I am causing a few problems in the industry as it can be on occasions less than honest.

I actively encourage everyone to install their own buildings. So many times I would fit and the company I was working for would charge loads for my time, only then to be faced with the embarrassment when the customer says 'I could have done that' and YES you can without paying hundreds of Pounds!

I have over 19 years experience within the garden timber industry. I have particular expertise in garden buildings including the manufacture, design and installation from sheds to log cabins and all the way up to timber framed houses.

In my time I have been involved with virtually every manufacturer and supplier of garden buildings. I have also installed pretty much every make of Garden Building there is from ALL suppliers and manufacturers.

Prior to my career change I was a Watch Commander in the Fire Service with particular expertise in chemical incidents, training, technical design / technology / IT /Procedures / ISO Systems and road traffic accidents. I retired due to a nasty injury after 20 years service.

During my time in the Fire Service, on my days off, I was a self employed fitter for any type of garden building, I worked with most of the well known companies as a subcontractor.

I now work with Tuin | Tuindeco in the UK, supporting and advising on the vast range of products. I keep an eye out for help requests when we a supposed to be closed and can usually get back to you out of hours via email only (wife and children permitting on my days off).

In my private life I consult as an independent expert assessor for companies or private individuals when a dispute is present over their structure which results in producing an impartial report and assessment for whoever requires it. This is often higher valued than a structural engineers report born from my credentials, experience and widely recognised as an 'Expert' in the field.

I am a freelance writer for numerous companies, publications and blogs as well as an independent expert and fault finder for parts of the Industry and consumers with a particular emphasis on timber structures, both framed and of an interlocking design such as log cabins.

I produce numerous articles about timber in general, information on general timber products and specific guides when needed. I hope you enjoy and find my writing useful.

Please contribute and comment to my posts as you would like and I will try to respond as best I can.

Thank you

Richard.

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