Asmund Corner Log Cabin Build

We do have some lovely customers who keep in touch following their purchase. We actively encourage this and we do send presents as it helps future customers so much encouraging them that fitting log cabins is straightforward.


This is Mr L’s finished building:

The Asmund corner log cabin, this is our best selling log cabin at the moment. We also have a 40mm double glazed version called the Emma.

The Asmund corner log cabin, this is our best selling log cabin at the moment. We also have a 40mm double glazed version called the Emma.

This was Mr L’s original review for the Asmund Corner Log Cabin:

Looked locally and online for a suitable building to enhance our garden. On finding the Tuin website I was immediately impressed. Virtually all of the answers to any technical questions I had were already there and those that weren’t were answered on the telephone in simple terms easy to understand.

The Asmund Corner Log Cabin fitted our needs and ordering on line was easy. Delivery was quick, Monday afternoon 4pm, 6 working days and the driver easily unloaded the palleted cabin exactly where I wanted it placed on our driveway. Slight problem was; right cabin wrong order! Foundation logs were different and no optional floor, however the driver made a call and I spoke to a very nice understanding lady who apologised profoundly and the floor arrived on the Wednesday exactly when promised.

The supplied instructions for the erection of the cabin are simple and mostly adequate and in conjunction with the video and notes on the website are easy to follow, although The Asmund is slightly different from the corner cabin shown being erected on the website. However one has to take ones time and follow the supplied plans to the letter, especially when constructing the roof beams which are of different lengths and need to be correctly erected. Some trimming of the roof boards also needs to be done nearer the apex to fit correctly. The installation manual is in Dutch, English and German, basic, but as said adequate for the build. The plans are on 6 A4 Sheets which I found easier to laminate for handling, 

Erection of the Asmund is really simple once the foundation base is in place squared and level. Although it can be built by one person it is better if there are two, my wife and I both retired and nearing 70 put together the sides and fitted the roof beams in under 3 hours only stopping until the light faded due to time of year.

Fitting the roof boards took a little longer due to not being as agile as we used to be when climbing on the roof.

The Cabin structure has now been built and am very pleased with the build. Unfortunately rain has stopped work and I still need to fix the shingles lay the floor and coat with preservative to finish.

Despite a mix up with the order I am very pleased with Tuin, I have found them to be a professional caring company who put the customer first.

Their website is full of practical tips and the quality of their log cabins is A1. So glad I came across their site and have no hesitation in recommending Tuin to anyone.

I have taken a series of photographs throughout the build which will submit once finalised.

Very kindly Mr L followed up his review recently with a series of pictures:

My wife and I are so pleased with the quality of our Asmund Log Cabin. It has enhanced the corner of our garden where our neighbours Leylandi hedge had died back and will be a great asset when entertaining family and friends in the garden. The quality of the cabin and the service in ordering and delivery is second to none. The cabin has been a talking point with our friends and I have passed on your company details to several of our neighbours.

I am pleased that the Photographs sent are of help to you. I have no objection if you wish to use them in one of your blog posts

A redundant corner location in Mr L's Garden

A redundant corner location in Mr L’s Garden

A perfectly made base.

A perfectly made base.

Mr L has the plastic foundation beams. This picture shows them installed very well following the perimeter of the cabin. At this point remember to check everything is square, especially the door frame.

Mr L has the plastic foundation beams. This picture shows them installed very well following the perimeter of the cabin. At this point remember to check everything is square, especially the door frame.

The door and window frames for the Asmund Corner log Cabin are now being added

The door and window frames for the Asmund Corner log Cabin are now being added by Mr L

Further logs have been added including the top logs which now start to key in all the walls.

Further logs have been added including the top logs which now start to key in all the walls.

Roof purlins have now been added.

Roof purlins have now been added.

The doors have been added as well as the roof boards. The roof boards do take some time.

The doors have been added as well as the roof boards. The roof boards do take some time.

Mr L and his wife have now fitted the roof shingles.

Mr L and his wife have now fitted the roof shingles.

The completed Asmund log cabin. Please also see Mr L has fitted a finial.

The completed Asmund log cabin. Please also see Mr L has fitted a finial.

To complete the building Mr L also fitted one of our Log Cabin Finials, his review of this said:

Like other customers, when I purchased the Asmund cabin I thought the finial was an unnecessary item and expense. However on completion found that the finish on the apex of the roof was not quite as pleasing to the eye as I would have liked. Ordered the Finial, delivered by Royal Mail the next day, fitted easily with silicon, adding to the look and finish of the building. Well made of strong painted metal with the brass ball adding the finishing touch. Seems expensive but well worth the extra outlay.

Thank you Mr L, I hope you enjoy your cabin for many years and also enjoy the presents we have sent you.

You may be also interested in other customers buildings posts and thoughts:

 

Asmund Log Cabin Review – Mr Francis

Some of our customers a lovely people and we love these people, it makes business such a pleasure. Mr Francis is one of these people and has sent us in this great review of his Asmund ‘Man Cave’ log cabin:


Ha ha, how funny…. Currently sat in my Tuin log cabin (aka the man cave) watching a movie via the projector and full cinema sound system…. When an email popped in inviting me to write a review…..

My wife recently asked me “will you be spending any time in the house” ummmmm no…. I quite like it in here….

I bought the 3m x 3m Asmund log cabin with optional floor, which we installed in the bottom of our garden where it was pretty much dead space. Home office and family movie room was the plan and I have used it every day since it has been watertight! I’m an early riser and will often be out here at 4ish in the morning, fan heater on, cup of coffee and I get to watch the world wake up through the generously proportioned windows.

Construction was pretty easy, I had to put a few calls into the Tuin team to clarify bits and pieces, they were a great support.

The “ultimate flat pack” arrived and for once, I held my horses and read and then re-read the construction tips. It is a very, very good idea to photocopy the plans onto single A4 sheets, laminate and tape them together with the overview sketch of the cabin in the middle (to keep in mind what the finished article should look like) and each wall taped on the side of the paper representing where the actual wall is, this way you have “perspective” and can 3d model in your mind.

Laminated Log Cabin plans

Laminated Log Cabin plans

Lay the associated bits for each wall in their own piles…. It makes life a lot easier.

I bought water, rather than solvent based decking treatment from screw fix. Prevents dryrot and all the other stuff… It enabled me to paint the boards as they went on… So every square mm of wood, including the tongue and grooves before being placed together has at least one coating of preservative….

Single handed Asmund log cabin build

Single handed Asmund log cabin build

I put the thing together single handed…. Fitting the roof beams was fun, but some clever thinking with a step ladder, washing pole and some clamps got the job done, you just have to be patient and creative! 

Creative log cabin building for those on their own.

Creative log cabin building for those on their own.

It is such a nice place to be, fits together lovely, doors flush in the frame, windows easy to operate, the floor has been sat on insulation board and I am planning for a log burner to be installed

Stunning at night!

Stunning at night!

I have now hidden the cables for the 12v lighting! 

Hidden electric cables

Hidden electric cables

 Family have to ring to enter the man cave! 

Ring for entry into the man cave!

Ring for entry into the man cave!

 Running the electrics and network cable…. Got the armoured cable myself, laid it and then had an electrician terminate the ends and certify it.

electrics

A nice place to be….!

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Recycled desk made from the pallet the log cabin was shipped on and left over floor boards! Get creative….

Recycled Pallet form the Log cabin delivery!

Recycled Pallet form the Log cabin delivery!

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Movie night in the man cave!

It was a lot of fun building it, very easy and it is paying dividends now!

asmund-cinema

Thank you Mr Francis, you’ve definitely won one of our goody boxes. Enjoy your ‘Man Cave’ Asmund Log Cabin.