Tuin Lukas Log Cabin Review

Like many of our kind customers Mr A reviewed his recent building, the Lukas 34mm Log Cabin on the site and wrote:

Ordered Lukas cabin as I needed shed space and a workshop. Arrived on the date promised and my wife and I set to unpacking and sorting the pieces. Time well spent as next day we started assembly, really easy to erect and cabin and roof were up by end of day one.Day two saw the shingles fitted and day three the floors. Quality of pieces and machining were excellent and it fitted together with just a tap of the mallet. Instructions on the site were really useful and a broken pane of glass was resolved without fuss. All my neighbours now have shed envy.

Mr A then sent us a series of pictures of his build and these are particularly useful if you are intending to use a timber frame base for your log cabin. As well as the pictures Mr A sent us a video review which I have posted at the bottom of this page. You will also find this and others customers pictorial and videos reviews on our detailed review page

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A really solid base is key to any log cabin build. It must be 100% straight, level and square.

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Joist hanger are being used for the inner joists, these can also form part of the floor.

Plastic packaging removed, this picture gives you an idea of how tightly the logs are put in the pack. They are not packed in order though.

Plastic packaging removed, this picture gives you an idea of how tightly the logs are put in the pack. They are not packed in order though.

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First few layers on wall logs going down. The base has been made exactly to the footprint of the building.

Windows and doors are added.

Windows and doors are added.

Roof boards nailed to each purlin and outside wall log

Roof boards nailed to each purlin and outside wall log

Roof shingles being fitted. It is a good idea to remove the doors by lifting off the hinges

Roof shingles being fitted. It is a good idea to remove the doors by lifting off the hinges until the build is complete to give yourself more room.

Completed Lukas Log Cabin

Completed Lukas Log Cabin

If you would like to carry out a video walk around or a review we do also supply action cameras for this. Please ask and we will send you one. This is Mr A’s video. As well as the cabin there is some very useful information about the base he makes.

Thank you Mr A for these review, pictures and video, when you come to purchase the garage we spoke about please let me know and I will make sure a very good discount is applied for you

Other customer experiences, build and ideas are here:Pictorial Tuin Reviews

Lukas Log Cabin – Mr W

One of the best things I love about my job is building up a relationship with a customer and seeing the whole thing through to the end. From the initial email to questions and talking about it, then onto the sale, the delivery questions, and then onto the fit and questions involved with that. Maybe we made a mistake and something needs to be sent – we are only Human and mistakes can happen.

All of this creates a relationship and I love it, some customers I can really click with and I always go that extra mile for them as do the other staff.

Mr W is one of those customers, over the years I’m sure I have developed a sense of what people are like just by the way they write in their emails and I clicked with Mr W.

I think it’s because we’re perhaps a little similar and have the same interests. This is his newly completed Lukas Log Cabin and the pictures Mr W kindly sent me this evening:

Mr W new log cabin with integral shed.

Mr W’s new log cabin with integral shed – The Lukas.

Mr W wrote; ‘We have a dyke surrounding our back garden, and we can look over this to the fields beyond from the position where the cabin is sited. Deer, Hares and rabbits abound in the fields and I am really looking forward to watching them all from the cabin.’

A man after my own heart, I love nothing better than just sitting and watching what is happening around me in my field and hut.

Here’s some more pictures of Mr W’s Lukas Log Cabin:

Inside the Lukas, very cozy indeed and somewhere to watch natures goings on.

Inside the Lukas log cabin, very cosy indeed and somewhere to watch nature’s goings on.

Mr W wrote: ‘Using spare timber that was used in the packaging for the cabin, I made two full length shelves in the shed half’

A cunning use of left over timber from the pallets and spare boards.

A cunning use of left over timber from the pallets and spare timber in the shed side of the log cabin.

A really nicely laid floor and another shelf, notice also the excellent placement of a vent

A really nicely laid floor and another shelf, notice also the excellent placement of a vent

Here we see Mr W's view, a perfectly done roof and good guttering to a water but. A great install.

Here we see Mr W’s view, a perfectly done roof and good guttering to a water but. A great install. You’ll also notice on the roof our solar panels powering the lights inside, they really are very good!

Mr W wrote to me this evening:

‘Cabin is almost complete now. Just a few finishing touches left to do.
We have been enjoying the peace and tranquillity it gives this afternoon.
The Lukas cabin really was very easy to build, and thanks to you and your excellent after sales (and after hours) service meant that the build went without a hitch. I think the hardest part of the build was painting the cabin, inside and out. 5 litres of wood preservative and wood stain took us a little while to accomplish but that is all finished now, and it really looks great. Using spare timber that was used in the packaging for the cabin, I made two full length shelves in the shed half. I was going to use it to store garden furniture, but I think the other half has different ideas. I dare say she will win, and certainly the shelving will be used to store her threads, yarns and wools, that she will frequently use while ‘relaxing’ in the cabin. We have built the cabin overlooking a dyke that surrounds our back garden. Beyond that we have a fantastic view across fields and open countryside.

Very kind regards to you and your team’

It’s this sort of thing that I love, a relationship with a customer, a start, a middle and an end to a transaction and hopefully I’ll hear from Mr W again in a year or two to give me an update. So often I just do the sale and I hear nothing afterwards, an ending is rewarding so please always let me know how you get on.

Mr W, thank you very much and I hope you have a long and happy retirement enjoying your views. A Goodie box is winging it’s way to you as a thank you for being such a great customer and making me smile