Emma Log Cabin Customer Review

It’s always great to read customers joiurneys with their log cabin, please see Mr and Mrs A’s below:


Hi all – having pestered you all at various times during the process from pre-purchase through construction I thought you might like to see the end results of my efforts. This piece of garden had been lying as a large weed bed for years and now has my wife’s ‘art/pottery studio’ on site which a) gives her somewhere to work, b) gives me peace and quiet and c) gives me no more weeding, so all in all well worth the money.

It has been a lot of hard work and many man hours (a badly infected knee, numerous cuts and bruises, continuing problems with ‘tennis elbow’ and many long hot soaking baths) but also a very satisfying project, its the little things that take up the time. Constructing the cabin and fitting the roof etc took probably about 16 hours.

The cabin is very ‘green’ but it fits in well with the rest of the garden and is pretty much camouflaged from my neighbours view.

I have added various bits :

  • Full size gutter which collects rainwater into two 100L waterbutts.
  • A fully functioning sink with running ‘cold grey’ water which will be used for cleaning brushes drawn from the water butts using a 12 volt marine self priming pump and draining into a ‘soakaway’.
  • Full electrics – digging the trench and laying a 50 metre length of 10mm armored cable at a depth of 2ft was challenging.
  • A mini verandah/step as the cabin sits about 12 inches above ground level due to nature of the sub soil etc.
  • LED downlighters

The cabin houses a small home pottery kiln and while we had some concerns about heat generated impacting on the timbers etc having run it a couple of times these fears were completely unfounded as it generates very little external residual heat.

I attach some photos but bottom line is my wife is absolutely delighted with the end result and in terms of value for money the cabin is unbeatable and as I have said before brilliant customer service which helped us all along our ‘log cabin’ journey.

Best regards

Paul and Joan A

Emma log cabin timber frame base

Emma log cabin timber frame base

Emma log cabin delivery

Emma log cabin delivery

Construction of the Emma log cabin

Construction of the Emma log cabin

Completed log cabin

Completed log cabin

Inside the Emma log cabin

Inside the Emma log cabin

Thank you very much Mr and Mrs A for your pictures and review, it is very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy your present we sent you.

Other customer experiences, builds and ideas can be enjoyed here: Pictorial Tuin Reviews

Emma Log Cabin Review

Mrs M who wrote a review on the Emma Corner 40mm Double Glazed Log Cabin has been extremely kind in sending in a video review. This was made of one of our free cameras we send out if we are asked.

Mrs M built the whole log Cabin on her own!

I enjoyed watching the review but was very pleased to see recycling in action with furniture pieces made from the pallets and spare timbers. All of these were made by Mrs M herself:


Chest of draws made from the pallet that the cabin was on.

Chest of draws made from the pallet that the cabin was on.

Table set made from spare timber in the packages

Table set made from spare timber in the packages

This is Mrs M’s video of the Emma Corner Log Cabin

 

 

Tuin Emma Corner Log Cabin Review

The Emma corner log cabin has proved to be very popular in the UK this year, 40mm, double glazed and a low roof height. Some customers very kindly send in their reviews with pictures. This is lovely for us to see and learn from and it also helps future customers and generally gives people more confidence to carry out their own install.


Mrs Rachel M’s review:

My husband was adamant our back garden was too small to house a log cabin and it does look pretty small in this picture , but with careful replanting of a well established Yucca and Hebe, and choosing the Emma corner log cabin, I think we’ve got away with it.

The hardest part by far was the preparation for the base as our garden sloped upwards so had to remove tons of earth and house bricks! We also misjudged the size so had to extend it with block paving at the last minute. The delivery of the cabin was on time and went relatively smooth only our driveway was too small so we had to unload it all from the public pathway which took about 45 minutes.

Once we got started on the actual build it took us about 10 hours not including the shingles, I managed those on my own the day after and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I put 50mm insulation beneath the shingles and the flooring but my husband insisted we had to go out and buy thicker floor beams so as not to ‘crush’ the insulation. This seemed like a waste of money as I had asked Tuin’s advice on this but they were only a few pounds each so I relented, but we now have a shed full of wooden beams which I will not be throwing away!

There were plenty of logs in the flooring pack and my husband did a great job cutting and laying them, and after putting a bit of skirting around he made nice neat ends for my windowsills.

The treatment of the cabin was a bind. I put 2 coats of wood treatment on the inside and out, 2 coats of knotting solution on the outside, 2 coats of VERY expensive paint on the outside, 3 coats of white around the windows and roofline and 2 coats of varnish on the inside walls and flooring. The worst part was the cross sections on the windows, very frustrating as you cannot get the paint round the other side so you can see bare wood from the inside.

We have had electrics put in and I’ve made a path leading to the cabin and now I think it makes my garden look beautiful and I love it. We are still deciding what to use it for but we’ve just bought a workmate to help us make use of all the extra wood we have.

All in all we have had a great experience with this product and would definitely recommend Tuin.

Rachel M

base

Base being dug out

base

Paving slabs on a bed of sand and cement.

base

Trench being dug for the electric armoured cable.

delivery

Delivery package at the end of the drive as the drive was too small for the Moffett forklift to gain access

Foundation

Laying the first log on the standard foundation beams

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Door frame located and window logs are being put in

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Windows slotted in to place

roof

Roof rafters fitted

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The Emma Corner Log Cabin taking shape

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Roof boards have been fitted

roof

Roof insulation fitted between the roof boards and the felt shingles

floor

Floor insulation put in between floor joists with damp proof membrane below.

floor

The finished floor and skirting complete with detailing on the window sill and electrical system

Finished

The finished Emma corner log cabin

Finished

Emma corner log cabin

Thanks you Rachel for your review and pictures, I hope you enjoy the present we sent you as a thank you.

Other customers buildings posts and thoughts:

 

Clever Customer

Some of our customers are extremely resourceful!  Mr Smit bought one of our Ingrid Log Cabins and because of the planning regulation and how close he was to his boundary he realised it had to be at the 2.5m height.  Of course he realised how cheap our log cabin was and could not found anything to match it.  So, with a little ingenuity and adaptation he produced this:

The Ingrid Log Cabin adapted by a clever customer and an inspiration for a new UK building.

The Ingrid Log Cabin adapted by a clever customer and an inspiration for a new UK building.

We were mightily impressed, it’s a really professional job, it didn’t take too much adapting either.

We’ve taken it on board though and have just put in an order with Holland for a UK specific Ingrid, one that’s at the 2.5m height so our customers don’t have to be quite so ingenious again.

Update: Due to this building we now build the Asmund 28mm Log Cabin and also the Emma 40mm Log Cabin 

Thank you Mr Smit for the idea and inspiration.