Clockhouse Log Cabin Feature

On the Clockhouse Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Clockhouse Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Clockhouse Log Cabin

The Clockhouse Log Cabin, 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs

Manufactured using 45mm interlocking logs, the Clockhouse Log Cabin combines a classic English feel with a touch of Scandinavia. With double doors and eight tilt and turn windows (all double glazed), this log cabin lends itself to a number of possible uses; additional living space, a playroom, home office and much more.

Reviews:

With all of these features, you can really see why we love the Clockhouse and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Clockhouse Log Cabin Reviews:

“As expected the product is beautifully machined, it goes together ridiculously easily,and it looks absolutely fantastic. The whole ordering, purchasing, delivering process is totally professional. The actual packaging itself is a work of art” – Mr. P Warren 

“Make sure you plan your install,I read some blogs on Tuin’s site, watched video’s which they provide on here.Have a level base for your cabin, this was assembled on a concrete 100mm base & was very easy to install, goes together like Lego. It’s enjoying to see it actually take shape. The cabin comes with a treated bottom foundation frame,which you then place your panels on.”- Mr. S Pattrick

“An excellent product, easy to build even for a couple in their late 70’s. We are delighted.” – Mr. D Lenherr 

Installation:

The installation for the Clockhouse Log Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here is one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed:

And when installed and treated/painted… Its just a showstopper… Here are just a few of our favourite customer installs:

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Videos:

We have also received a few, so you can experience the Clockhouse Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Clockhouse log cabin customer gallery

The Clockhouse Log Cabin really can become the feature piece in your garden and paired with some insulation it would be the ideal summer house, garden pub, home office- well, really anything!

The Clockhouse Log Cabin

The Clockhouse Log Cabin, 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Clockhouse Log Cabin product page.

For a clockhouse with thicker logs for more heat capacity,  see the Ben Clockhouse Log Cabin.

Daisy Log Cabin Feature

On the Daisy Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Daisy Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Daisy Log Cabin

Daisy 40mm double glazed log cabin 3.5m x 2.5m

The Daisy Log Cabin, designed for the UK with its 3.5m x 2.5m dimensions and 2.39m height. Making this ideal to be used as an all year around summerhouse or a craft sanctuary in your very garden. Made from 40mm Spruce logs it features a double glazed window and double doors, with the Georgian styled glazing bars available to be placed if you desire them.

Reviews:

With all of these features, you can really see why we love the Daisy and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Daisy Log Cabin Reviews:

“Seriously one of the best experiences of my life! All logs fitted perfectly with a few taps of the rubber mallet and no twists. A couple have cracks but that’s timber…no problem. 2 weeks on and I’m still doing bits to it and around it. It looks fantastic.. Now I want to build another one!” -Mr. D Burns

“I am so pleased with the Daisy log cabin, which is a lovely size and feels really snug. The whole experience of purchase, delivery and installation went smoothly without a single problem. Delivery was on time and installation by a approved installer was also carried out on Schedule.” – Mr. D Bastiletti 

“Fantastic product – went up in no time !! looks great and has been used to sleep in during the hot weather until it ultimately becomes my office. Had friends and family looking at it and I have recommended it. The delivery chap Mark was great too – offloaded in less than 10 mins!” – Ms. M Wilkinson

Installation:

The installation for the Daisy Log Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here is one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed:

And when installed and treated/painted… Its just a showstopper… Here are just a few of our favourite customer installs:

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Videos:

We have also received a few videos, so you can experience the // Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Daisy Log Cabin customer gallery

Paired with Roof and Floor Insulation.. The 40mm Daisy Log Cabin would certainly make a suitable all year round summer house with the convenient dimensions of 3.5m x 2.5m.

The Daisy Log Cabin

Daisy 40mm double glazed log cabin 3.5m x 2.5m

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Daisy Log Cabin product page.

If the Daisy isn’t quite for you, take a look at the Aiste Log Cabin Feature or the Chloe Log Cabin Feature pages.

Chloe Log Cabin Feature

On the Chloe Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Chloe Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

The Chloe Log Cabin

With 40mm thick logs and double glazed windows and doors.

Specifically designed for UK gardens with it’s 2.4m height, the Chloe Log Cabin measures at 4m x 3m and usually doesn’t require planning permission (we always recommend that you check with your local council to confirm this at your location). The double glazes double doors and single window adjacent to it gives the opportunity for plenty of natural light to come in- this paired with the 40mm logs makes the Chloe suitable for summerhouses, home gyms or garden offices.

Reviews: 

But you shouldn’t have to take our word for it, here are some excerpts from just a few of the many reviews found on the Chloe Log Cabin Review page. Here is why the Chloe is rated an average of five out of five stars from our customers:

“As a 70 year old working on my own during one of the wettest and windiest summers I can remember, I was delighted at how straightforward the building process turned out to be. Although you will want to get started immediately, it is absolutely essential to take time to read all of the information provided, in particular the extra instructions that come with the kit.” – Mr. M Billany 

“We bought the Chloe and it took two methodical men with the help of one other to erect it and it looks fantastic! Quality far superior to the last one, all in all I love the Chloe cabin and so do my grandchildren! Great place to relax in. Tuin is a great company to deal with. Highly recommend!” – Moria 

“As I write, two fitters are erecting the walls. The doors and window are in and the roof installation is imminent. The delivery, the helpfulness of the driver, the packaging, the materials and the quality are all first class. We are sure that the finished project will be a delightful addition to our garden. All in all, excellent value for money.” -Mr. D Miller 

If you want to read a customers opinion in more detail, find longer reviews at the Chloe Log Cabin Review page, or here is one of our detailed reviews posted on our blog. To give you some visual as well as written feedback:

Installation: 

The installation for the ChloeLog Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual  as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here are one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed: 

When the Chloe Log Cabin is installed, there are so many ways in which you can treat/paint the Log Cabin- we recommend this to increase the life usage of your Log Cabin, here are some of our favourites:

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Videos: 

We have also received a large amount of videos, so you can experience the Chloe Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Customer pictures of the Chloe Log Cabin

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Chloe Log Cabin product page.

If the Chloe isn’t quite for you, why not take a look at the Aiste Log Cabin Showcase, or if you’d prefer a thicker log thickness- then the Stian Log Cabin might be more suitable.

Log Cuts in Log Cabins

This short article is the second in my timber series which tries to explain the types of timber we can use in log cabins. In this post I will try to explain how we can muck about with the timber to give you a really good price, but is it really good quality? Do you really want it?

The first in the series is here: Types of Timber in your Log Cabin

Timber Mills

I’ve already spoken about Spruce and Pine and their differences, now we can look at the actual log.

Logs arriving at the mill

Logs arriving at the mill

When the felled logs arrive at the mill an assessment is carried out on the best way to cut them for what ever uses have been specified. There are numerous different cuts for various reasons. It not simply a case of slicing them up. Wood is very expensive and the various parts of a log are worth varying amounts of money.

Parts of a Log

So lets look at this log:

Parts of a tree trunk

Parts of a tree trunk

There’s a few parts to it, each has it’s own properties and of course monetary value. It makes sense that the most valued part of the tree is the heartwood, this is the strongest part. It’s far more dense, it has less knots in it and is where all the full ‘goodness’ of the wood is.

This is the bit we like and are most interested in. This is the part that we make all of the posts from in the gazebos so we can be sure of the full strength, of course it does cause a few problems sometimes. Please see this post about the inherent problems of using this heartwood that sometimes a customer may see as a defect: Crack and splits in timber. However if we didn’t use it, and we used a different section and make a higher profit, your gazebo would not be half as strong. We’d be laughing to the bank but would you want that?

The heartwood is also the part Tuindeco will use for the log cabins but more on that a little later, lets keep looking at the log.

Best Bit of the Log

Lets look at our log again, we now know that the best and most expensive part is going to be the heartwood.  So as a mill we might look at this log and think to ourselves how we can cut it to provide the strongest piece and of course make the most money giving the highest grade of timber. Perhaps we’ll cut this from it:

Best and strongest part of a tree trunk for logs

Best and strongest part of a tree trunk for logs

With this we can take the most expensive piece and sell it at a premium and meet the Swedish Timber Grade of I – IV. We still have the rest of the log to play with and we can cut it up for all sorts of different uses meeting lower Swedish timber grades, maybe we could cut it like this:

Cuts you could possibly apply to a log

Cuts you could possibly apply to a log

There’s lots of technical terms we can use, Flitches, Deck, Board Scantlings etc. I’ll not bore you even more than maybe I am now.

Basically it means we’re cutting up the log to make the very best use of it. We’re cutting it to grades and to what we can get for it according to the buyers requirements and maybe their budget.

I found these images very interesting on the various cuts that can be found within a tree for various purposes:

Various types of cuts available from a log

Various types of cuts available from a log

As you can see there are lots of different ways to cut it, it gets even more technical and in another post I can blabber away about how we cut it to ensure knots do not fall out (Re-Sawn). Or how we ensure the very heart is cut to remain totally straight throughout the length of the final log cabin log.

Log Cabin Differences

I’ve seen another supplier of log cabins talk about differences in various log cabins. They are however completely missing the point. Double glazing and locks, roofing materials and sizes really are not the point when it comes to the buildings.

The ONLY thing that matters is the type of timber used, the quality of it, where it is from and where it is cut from within a log. And of course the moisture content (another post will deal with this) Moisture content makes a HUGE difference to the timber used in a log cabin.

Windows and doors, fancy locks, glazing, roofing etc is very superfluous and will not have any bearing on the quality or longevity. The timber is the important part and in my opinion the only part to worry about when you are researching or buying a log cabin.

The Log Cabin Cut

OK, lets assume you’re out to buy a log cabin, you’ve got cash to spend and maybe you can go direct to the timber mills and maybe even you can go direct to the factory. First I suspect you want the best timber, we’ve already talked about timber before: Types of Timber in a log cabin. and maybe you can get to the forest to select the best trees in the right location.

BUT now you can make it even cheaper and really get the price to where you want it. Maybe you are a UK supplier out to blast the market with you super duper best price log cabin

So why not use these cuts from a log and ask them to make the logs from them? This would be super cheap, probably about 20 – 40% cheaper :

Logs you could take from a tree trunk

Logs you could take from a tree trunk

Blimey, you’d make a killing! Your Log cabin would be way cheaper than anyone else, You’d sell LOADS

This is exactly what some suppliers will do, the outside of a tree is about 20% less weight than the inside, it makes for a cheaper building and certainly looks right on paper. You can even quote a Swedish log quality (above V but would you know the difference?). Kiln dried, really super duper! All the customers would think they have the UK’s best deal! WOOHOO!

By the way, I heard a quote recently from a very good friend in the industry. He said: “I can make a log cabin to any price you want. You want cheap? You will sell hundreds in the first few weeks but never answer the phone again!”

We would like to answer the phone this year and next and the year after……

But really what do you want? If you were at the mill and knew all of the above what would you really want?  Maybe this cut or are you not that bothered?

Inside cuts for a log cabin

Inside cuts for a log cabin

Timber Series

Following on from this I intend to write a short series on timber in log cabins, you really wouldn’t believe the differences and the ways we can play with wood to get to the prices you the consumer wants but, do you really want it in the long term?

The first in the series is here: Types of Timber in your Log Cabin

The following will be added to this blog over time:

  1. How we can cut a timber log to make a cheap log cabin.
  2. Moisture content in timber, machining and the impact of the content.
  3. Timber calculation to cut costs you can work out yourself and see where you maybe opting for a bargain while adding to a companies profits.
  4. More expansion information for log cabins.
  5. The pitfalls of thinner logs, barge-boards, windows and doors.
  6. Drying processes – kiln dried versus natural drying.