58mm Log Cabin Inspiration

At Tuin, we offer hundreds of Log Cabins as standard, these are also split up into various log thicknesses. Each with a certain use in mind.
This blog series will cover each log thickness we offer along with showing you how customers have put these customers to use.

Previously, we covered 28mm Log Cabin Inspiration As well as 45mm Log Cabin Inspiration. In this post we will cover 58mm thick Log Cabins.


The 58mm log cabins start to become a very serious log cabin indeed. They are highly suitable for all year around use. All of them are double glazed and with the addition of insulation to the floor and roof you will be very warm even in the colder months.
If work from home is becoming a more permanent solution, definitely consider using a 58mm Log Cabin for your set up.

Measuring at 4.4m x 3.4m, the Blackpool Log Cabin is the ideal cabin for a garden office. Complete the cabin with some desks, seating and soft furnishings- You’ll have ample space to create the home office of your dreams.

Victoria 58mm Log Cabin

Perfect for a garden studio – The Victoria 58mm Log Cabin Studio is complete with toughened double glazing and EDPM roofing. Location is key with the Victoria, in the right spot of your garden you can have this cabin filled with natural lighting during the day, perfect for the arts that may be created inside.

Newcastle 58mm Log Cabin

The Newcastle Log Cabin is known for its use as guest accomodation by customers. Finish this cabin with insulation in the floor and roofing to make it suitable for the colder nights. Complete with a bed, dresser and a colourful rug so you’re ready to impress any overnight guests.

Another great example for the Newcastle Log Cabin a trendy pub just down the garden! With drinks on tap and the game on the tv, make your local even closer with a garden pub.


This concludes the overview for 58mm Log Cabins, as shown, they are the ideal log thickness for summerhouses, garden pubs and more permanent home offices.

Available in various styles and shapes. Take a look at our 45mm Log Cabins.

40/45mm Log Cabin Inspiration

At Tuin, we offer hundreds of Log Cabins as standard, these are also split up into various log thicknesses. Each with a certain use in mind.
This blog series will cover each log thickness we offer along with showing you how customers have put these customers to use.

Previously, we covered 28mm Log Cabin Inspiration. In this post we will cover 40mm and 45mm Log Cabins.


The 40/45mm Log Cabin category These are considerably more substantial than the 28mm thick log cabins which we offer. They have a far higher strength level and an increased rigidity, at this thickness they start to become a building you can use all year around with additions such as roof and floor insulation.

Aiste Log Cabin Pub

The Aiste Log Cabin is a customer favourite. Made from 40mm thick logs and double glazing, this 5m x 3m log cabin is most used for garden pubs and summerhouses.

Yorick Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Yorick Log Cabin is the ideal studio for your garden. Measuring at 5.0m x 3.80m, the front of the cabin is complete with large double glazed windows to let in natural lighting – Making the Yorick the ideal setting for a craft studio, garden office or summerhouse. Please note that the storage annexe is sold separately.

Justine Log Cabin Office

Measuring at 5m x 2.5m in 40mm logs, the Justine Log Cabin. The Justine is a popular choice to be used as a garden office, ideal for working from home. Make sure to add Log Cabin Insulation to ensure the cabin is suitable for all year around use.

Clockhouse Log Cabin

A classic style that everyone thinks of when they imagine what a log cabin should look like – This Clockhouse Log Cabin measures 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs. Perfect for a classic summerhouse, ideal in any garden setting.


This concludes the overview for 40/45mm Log Cabins, as shown, they are the ideal log thickness for summerhouses, garden pubs and temporary home offices.

Available in various styles and shapes. Take a look at our 45mm Log Cabins.

Aiste Log Cabin Customer Feature Page

On the Aiste 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 Aiste 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..

Specifically designed for the UK, the Aiste measures at 5m x 3m and is below 2.5m in height, this makes the Aiste ideal as a small garden office or as an all year around summerhouse with the 40mm Spruce logs and the height that is suitable to be used without needing planning permission. (Though we recommend to check with your local council if you are unsure)

Reviews:

With the double glazed double doors and two opening windows, you can really see why the Aiste is one of our best selling, and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Aiste Log Cabin Reviews:

“I ordered this cabin and trusted the website information. The measurements are millimetre perfect! This is by far the best built cabin I have ever put up and I’ve done a few and made. one from scratch. The cabin went up in a day with no issues” – Dr. Paul Lewis 

“I looked at a few log cabin before picking Tuin and the Aiste. I must say I’m delighted I did. My experience with Tuin has been great. The delivery driver was also fantastic getting it into my narrow driveway. It went up with no issues as everything was marked. One piece for the window missing however once email to Tuin and I had it the following day.” – Mr. Gordon Roy

“Very very pleased with our product, looks exactly like the picture on website. We went up really easy from start to finish with instructions. Can’t wait to start using it.” – Dawn 

Installation:

The installation for the Aiste 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 are 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 large amount of videos, so you can experience the Aiste 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.

Aiste Log Cabin Customer Photo album

We also decided to ask our experienced Sales Assistant Manager, Karen, to give her opinion on the Aiste- with both personal and experienced base opinions on why the Aiste Log Cabin is great for the UK market:

“The Aiste is very, very attractive.. My only downfall with it is the log thickness as i prefer the 58mm logs, however the UK market desires the 40mm log thickness with the double glazing windows and doors and this makes for a very good price!” 

A true point Karen, you can find the price on the product page- With plenty of options for foundation beams, flooring and roofing. You could also take advantage of our current Free Shingle Offer!

There’s no doubt as to why the Aiste made it to the showcase, its an ideal size for UK gardens and is brimming with potential!

Aiste Log Cabin

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

If the Aiste doesn’t quite meet your fancy, then maybe you’ll prefer the Jenny Log Cabin.

Edelweiss Log Cabin Feature

On the Edelweiss 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 Edelweiss 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..

Edelweiss Log Cabin

A thick 70mm log construction and double glazed as standard.

The Edelweiss Log Cabin measures 5.1 x 6.0m. Featuring three internal rooms and second storey loft room. Along with a combination of thick 70mm interlocking wall logs and double glazing – together these provide a natural warmth and create a cosy, homely feeling. Perfect as overnight, occasional guest accommodation, the interior of the Edelweiss is split into three distinct rooms using full height internal partitions.

Reviews:

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

“Quality of timber and machining were excellent, having built a similar sized building a few years ago which was slightly more expensive, this building is very good value for money.Spend a little more and insulate under the floor and the roof, you will have a truly wonderful all year building.”- Mr. S Musgrove 

“First class service from Tuin, Karen has always been so helpful and friendly. The installers were very efficient and professional. The quality of the cabin is outstanding, thoroughly well made and thought out to every little detail. Everyone who’s seen it wants one now! 10/10”- Mrs. A Round
“The cabin arrived and although the access was difficult the driver was fantastic at getting the pallets where we wanted them. We used installers recommended to us by Tuin and they were fantastic too. We love the cabin, very well constructed with loads of space at a great price and will certainly recommend this company to others. Thank You!” – Mrs. H Cunningham
We also have a more detailed reviews along with supporting images to give you a more thorough walkthrough of a customer’s installation process:

Installation:

The installation for the // 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:

Installed:

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

Videos:

We have also received a few videos, so you can experience the Edelweiss 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.

Perfect as overnight, occasional guest accommodation, the interior of the Edelweiss is split into three distinct rooms using full height internal partitions. It is not obvious from the outside, but when you venture inside the Edelweiss reveals a second storey loft room accessible by a hatch.

Edelweiss Log Cabin

A thick 70mm log construction and double glazed as standard.

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

If the Edelweiss isn’t to your approval, you should also take a look at the Berlin Log Cabin Feature page.

Garden Decking Guide

With Summer ending, you may find that you have more time on your hands. So why not use this to your advantage and spruce up your garden ready for next year? With some garden decking you can really spruce up your garden.

Decking bases

Before choosing decking, you should consider where and how you’re planning to build it – Is it ground level on a concrete base? Or maybe you want it raised on posts. In this section I’ll explain the various ways to go about doing this.

Ground level decking

Planning to build your decking for just outside the door? Or perhaps you’re planning to use decking to complement a newly built gazebo- The base to your decking will be relatively easy, but what to chose as a base will depend on the ground you’re building it on.

Garden Decking Frame Joists

If you’re planning to build your deck on a hard surface, such as a concrete base, 95mm thick framing joists will be suitable. Due to the ground being hard and unlikely to sink, then you can be reassured that these timber joists will still create a durable deck.

For decking on softer ground, such as grass, we would recommend that you upgrade your framing joists to 145mm thick timber. This will prevent your deck completely sinking into the ground, this timber is also ideal for more heavy duty uses- Such as being built as an addition to a Log Cabin.

It is important to note if you are planning to do a ground level deck, precautions will have to be carried out for the timber to ensure the longevity of your deck and frame. It’s important to note that your timber shouldn’t directly touch the ground- Using slabs or concrete blocks will help prevent the timber from getting damp, using a damp proof membrane or Weed matting will help further protect the base of your deck.

Another step to consider is treating your base josts, you can use a range of timber treatments for this step including our Black Tar Timber Treatment. Treating the joists as well as your decking boards will contribute towards the lifetime of your deck.

Raised Garden Decking

Raised garden decking is another popular way to build a deck- It’s generally the ideal way to make use of limited space, along with being able to build a deck on uneven ground or on a slope. With a raised deck, more options are then presented to you such as building steps and balustrade sides to prevent any accidents from occuring.

The most common way to build a raised deck is using Timber Posts. So long as you are able to keep the post secure in the ground, you will be able to create a deck as high as you wish. If you are planning to use posts to raise your deck, it’s best to use 145mm thick timber for your base joists.

Timber Frame Base Pads

Or, if you are planning to have a slightly raised deck, allow me to introduce you to our Timber Frame Base Pads. These pads make the leveling your timber frame easy, with adjustable heights up to 150mm, they can hold up to a weight of 1400kg.

For the best results, we’d recommend that you place the pads on a paving slab or something of a similar shape. The 95mm thick framing joists will also be the best choice to pair with the base bads.

Garden Decking Kits

These kits have been pre-calculated to reduce the hassle of working out how many decking boards, screws and base joists are needed.

They’re often are available in a range of widths from 3m to 6m- These widths increase in 0.5m increments. Along with the widths theres also depths in 20cm increments, ranging from 2m up to 4m- Allowing you to build your deck to the size you need for your garden.

Decking Boards

Decking Kit Boards

Most retailers will offer their decking with a 19mm – 24mm thick boards. Because of this, we have decided to offer two thicknesses of our decking boards- 27mm and 31mm thick, both are thicker than standard in order to provide you with decking that will last. To choose which thickness you’d like, take into consideration the purpose for the deck, along with the footload it could have.

Along with our decking boards being thicker than standard- They are also tanalised and kiln dried. The tanalisation treatment may give the decking a green appearance, but this treatment is done to help prevent the timber rotting in damp weather. Although, we also recommend that you further treat the boards with a suitable treatment, such as decking oil, to help ensure the longevity of your new deck.

As the name suggests, kiln drying is a process of drying out the timber in a kiln to a moisture content that’s suitable for use in construction projects- Perfect for use with decking. Kiln dried timber also results in less cracking and warping in the timber, making these decking boards durable for many years of use.

Framing Options

We understand that there’s multiple ways to build a deck, whether it’s on soft ground, a concrete base or raised on posts. This is why we have given you the option of two base joist thicknesses- One of 95mm and the other for 145mm. The option you choose will depend on how you plan to install the decking.

Screws

Garden Decking Screws

Due to the timber being tanalised- It’s not recommended to use standard decking screws. Because of this, our team have selected an alternative screw that feature a wax coating, allowing you to install them quicker and with less effort. The framing screws have been chosen due to their large head- Known to be resistant to breakage.

The screws have been listed as an optional extra- To not pressure you into buying our screws. However, you can find the number of boxes needed by looking at the kit list on each product page if you wish to order your screws with us.

Decking Tiles

Subaya Decking Tiles

If you’re like me, a person who wants the cleanest looking result- Then our Garden Decking Tiles may be the solution. A great alternative to traditional decking boards, these tiles come in a variety of styles and materials to suit your decked area.

From Hardwood to Composite, these decking tiles will be perfect for our Gazebo’s and Log Cabin Verandas, when used appropriately these will really create a stunning finish to your Garden feature and/or structure.

Composite decking

Our Composite Decking range is the ideal solution to wet areas, due to the combination of 60% wood – 40% plastic for the composite material, they will never rot. The composite material is 100% recyclable, it also has some similar features to wood decking such as expansion and contraction- An important thing to consider during installation.

Checked Composite Decking


Derby Log Cabin Feature

On the Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby Log Cabin

The 58mm Derby Double Glazed Log Cabin measuring 4.4m x 4.4m.

The Derby Log cabin has all the features to be used for extra accommodation, garden office or gym. A spacious and airy building offering full double glazed front and three opening windows to the side, this log cabin also benefits from double doors and three double windows. It’s also made from 58mm thick Spruce timber to give you a return on the investment with the heating capacity reducing heating costs- especially if you Insulate the Floor and Roof.

Reviews:

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

“The quality of the cabin is excellent – the logs are cut very accurately and it’s very easy to put together (like Lego for grown-ups!). The whole thing is very solid. The instructions are minimal but it’s not difficult to work out what goes where if you take the time to sort ALL of the pieces in the pack first. ” – Mr. C Mabon

“The building of the Cabin was straight forward. All parts fitted without difficulty. The boards that did have twists soon straightened when fitted… To sum up, I am pleased with the quality and service and would be happy to recommend this product if asked to.” – Mr. G Morris 

“I  was originally thinking of going for a different product from a rival supplier, but concerns about the quality held me back. The wide breadth of information on Tuin’s website, much of it amusingly quirky, persuaded me that they know a thing or two about log cabins. The quality of the log cabin appears to be very good. All in all, good value for money.” -Mr. H Kwiatkowski

We also have a few more detailed reviews along with supporting images to give you a more thorough walkthrough of a customer’s installation process:

Installation:

The installation for the // 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:

Installed:

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

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.

Seeing the examples above- I am certain that the Derby would make a fantastic home office or hobby room! The 58mm logs will keep heat for all year around use.. And paired with Roof and Floor Insulation.. You’d never have to leave!

The Derby Log Cabin

The 58mm Derby Double Glazed Log Cabin measuring 4.4m x 4.4m.

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

For other garden buildings similar to the derby, take a look at the Blackpool Log Cabin Feature and the Stian Log Cabin Feature pages.

The Bohemian Blue Hut

Hello everyone –

Today I’m going to be talking about some customers that I’ve been keeping an eye on for a while, and they are @the_bohemian_blue_hut on Instagram, these customers have done an amazing transformation of our Shepherds Hut 600 into a true bohemian fantasy.

Bohemian Style Shepherds Hut

Invitingly cosy!

How did they do it? Well, it all starts with an order and a delivery:

Shepherd Hut Delivery

From getting the delivery and being ready to install your cabin/shepherds hut, we always recommend to start looking at the plans and identifying the parts needed throughout. As shown below, all of the parts were laid out for the wheel frame for the hut, then the floor joists and floor were laid down. By the next picture you can see how fast it can be to install one of our Shepherds Huts, the paneled design allows you to position the windows how and where you want them in a timely manner.

From walls to roofing, the process seems to flow one step into another – These customers also added insulation in the wall panels. We recommend using 35mm – 45mm Celotex (or similar) insulation in the walls and rockwool in the roof, allowing you to increase the heat capacity and usage possibilities of the Shepherds Hut.

Shepherds Hut 600 Install

Everyone involved seems to be hard at work with installing this 600cm Shepherds Hut

Our Shepherd Huts were made with insulation in mind, with the supports of each panel sticking out some, you now have the ideal size for getting your insulation even. To hide the insulation in the walls you can then essentially ‘twin skin’ the shepherds hut, either by using plywood or 8mm pine cladding to build a new wall.

From this point is where the true transformation takes its shape. These customers created picture frame-esque framing to create a vintage style which when painted, really makes the hard work paid off- Making the walls appear naturally vintage. Two colours of paint were used for the interior, using a lighter colour of blue as the base they then painted over with a rich blue shade. The effect from using chalk paint allowed these customers to achieve a naturally weathered look, and I can’t believe I never thought of that myself!

The exterior of the Shepherds Hut was painted using a green exterior paint, giving the exterior a natural look, suitable to suit the surrounding lake and woodlands. (Which in itself, is the perfect setting for this building).

Shepherds Hut 600 Interior

The contrast from the natural exterior to the bright and bold interior, to give your guests a little surprise.

The Bohemian style has certainly made a comeback in the recent years, and I’m personally not mad about it – The modern Bohemian style consists of a few main points: Colour, Contrast and Pattern. Along with the vintage theme, these customers used a bright blue as the base for their hut, then they created their contrast by using colours ranging from pink, red to orange for their accessories.

Some elements of this project just oozes vintage luxury, from the hardwood sink cabinet and tables, the board games all the way to the lighting, each piece was chosen with the theme in mind. I also love the touch of Moroccan styling with the gold patterned curtain frame- Afterall, Moroccan aesthetics were highly praised for their luxe bohemian look in the mid 2000’s.

Did I mention that these customers also added plumbing and sewage access to this hut, allowing them to make a dainty, but certainly usable bathroom.

Shepherds Hut Interior Design

All pieces for the interior design was chosen with the primary colour of blue in mind.

What we now see is a transformed Shepherds Hut with a distinctive theme- A perfect theme for extra accommodation, for those few nights away when you just want to be closer to nature and to yourself. As of last week, these customers opened up their Shepherds Hut for guest bookings on Airbnb, and with a cosy bed like this, I think these guys will do well with their future of hosting.

Bohemian Style Shepherd Hut

They even managed to introduce the patten element of Bohemian style with the bedding.

I know for sure that I’m starting to feel creative again after looking through this transformation, are you?

If your brain is budding with ideas on a transformation, you can look into using the Shepherds Hut 600cm as the base for your project.

Or if you worry that 6m won’t be enough space for your ideas – We have recently added an 8m version of our Gypsy Wagon.