It’s that time of year … Carports

Yup, it’s that time of year.  A cold, chilly frosty morning.  Ice on the ground, snow in the clouds and promised for later.  Not really a problem at the weekend when there’s time to actually enjoy the winter.

But, a Monday morning, rushing around trying to get the kids packed off to school.  You’re running late, flustered and hassled.  Making your way outside, wrapping up against the cold your silently swear to yourself as you turn and head back in doors for the kettle, a scraper, de-icer;  Yup your cars covered in a heavy frost, or worse, those snow clouds have opened up and dropped it’s contents rather carelessly across your car and of course the surrounding ground.

It’s something we all face, every year, and, every year I promise myself it’s not going to happen again.  This year will be no exception, I really must get my order in.  What for you ask?  Well a simple product, one that’s very popular at this time of year and here it is ……

Apex roof carport

Or maybe this one:

Double carport

Either will do me!  Just imagine walking out to your car, no ice, no snow …. fabulous, straight in, warm it up and off you go with no hassles.  This year I might just do it and order myself one.  Our Carports are very flexible, very easy to install and great value for money in either apex or flat roof versions.  We know they’re easy from customer feed back, of course I’m yet to try …. but I will.

Trouble is though my drive is a little on the non standard size, I’ve either got to chop down some trees or waste room and I really want it to cover the whole width.  You’re probably the same, nothings simple is it?

Just as well there’s a cunning plan, and some savings to be made with the offers running at the moment. 


The perfect solution to making your winter a little easier.  Yup this year I’ll be ordering one 🙂


Finger Joints, Viewed  by some as unsightly and a sign of a cheap log cabin… A fair assumption but in truth not always accurate.

Finger jointing is a technique used by many log cabin manufacturers to re-use short lengths of timber / wall logs. The real benefit from using such a system is that there’s then less wastage so the impact on the environment is reduced.. and of course helping to reduce the overall cost of the building.

However some suppliers will take this too far and you can find log cabins in the UK with joints in wall logs at every 30cm or so, and in addition you will find some cabins even have a mixture of timber used which looks incredibly unsightly.

We do our best to be as economical with our log cuts as possible so the FJ are not even needed, However some of our cabins will feature them but the percentage is kept as low as possible, we will never use a mixture of species… Always Spruce.

If you’re considering buying a log cabin, always ask your supplier about finger joints and if they are used, then, more importantly, what percentage of joints are there within the wall log.

Please Note: Doors and windows are different, we do actually favour these type of joints in doors and windows and they are known as laminating, within a door or window these help to stop bowing of the frame of the door or window as the wood is not one continuous piece.

Finger joints in Log CabinsLog Cabins from Tuin

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FSC Friday

It’s FSC Friday! An annual, a celebration of responsible foresty. The global celebration of the world’s forests and aims to highlight the importance of responsible forest management.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. When you see the FSC logo, you can be confident that your purchase benefits the world’s forests!

See this website for more details.
All Tuindeco products are from FSC sources.