Konstantin Log Cabin Gazebo Review

This was a new building for the year and one we didn’t really know how well it would be received. In Europe the tendency is more to outdoor living and dining but of course with the changeable weather shelter is needed. This is catching on in the UK more and more.

Br B bought one of the new Konstantin Gazebo Log Cabins

This is Mr B’s story and pictures of the installation and finishing, he was kind enough to leave a review for us:

This product was far better than my expectations, the standard of manufacturing was excellent and I am extremely happy with the end product. The level of customer service received by Tuin and Richard in particular was faultless. Never was there a time when I had to wait for a response to one of my emails, it was instant. If anyone is considering buying from Tuin, just do it as ordering and delivery were impeccable. Also if anyone does not think they can assemble one of their cabins, before you make that decision read the various help pages written by Richard. Once or twice he says it’s easy and he is not far wrong. This cabin gets a 10 out of 10 from me.

Timber frame log cabin base

Timber frame log cabin base

A great use of a timber frame base instead of concrete or paving slabs, there is more information in these here: Timber Frame Base for Log Cabins

Walls going up.

Walls going up.

Top logs and balcony being fitted

Top logs and balcony being fitted

Roof purlins slotted into place.

Roof purlins slotted into place.

Roof boards nailed on

Roof boards nailed on. The front bargeboards have been tacked into place to give Mr B a guideline on where to set the roof boards.

Roof boards are being fitted

Roof boards are being fitted

Felting the roof, the bargeboards are put on afterwards and a gap is left at the back between boards and the bargeboards for drainage to the rear of the log cabin

Felting the roof, the bargeboards are put on afterwards and a gap is left at the back between boards and the barge boards for drainage to the rear of the log cabin

Floor going down

Floor going down – this is a plywood floor Mr B sourced and then put on top our hardwood decking tiles.

I think these Subaya Hardwood Decking tiles make a stunning addition to the cabin, they really set it off!  This was Mr B’s thoughts:

The Subaya hardwood tile when it arrived looked very ordinary, but as soon as I started laying the tiles they came to life. The wood and manufacture seem very good. But once I got all the tiles down it just looked brilliant. I am looking forward to the tiles weathering for a few weeks then I will oil them and just can’t wait to see the end result. Of the many choices available I was pleased we went with this one.

The floor after more oil was applied after fitting comes alive with rich colour

The floor after more oil was applied after fitting comes alive with rich colour

The Konstantin is now almost finish, just a few bits of trim to go!

The Konstantin is now almost finish, just a few bits of trim to go!

Trim applied and now the log cabin gazebo is complete!

Trim applied and now the log cabin gazebo is complete!

Konstantin log cabin gazebo, the final build.

Konstantin log cabin gazebo, the final build.

Thank you Mr B for taking the time to send us a review and for the pictures. Other customer find this really useful and it gives people the confidence to install themselves.

I hope you enjoy the presents we sent the the new furniture you have ordered.

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About Richard

This blog is my personal platform which I do enjoy. It is my own viewpoint and my own ideas. I may not be right and other installers / experts may offer a different view point or a alternative way to do something. I welcome contributions from anybody experienced to do so.

All my blog writing is MY OWN personal opinion ONLY and is NOT always the opinion of TUIN | TUINDECO as a company.

Log Cabins and Garden timber have a myriad of intricacies , I love to give away the secrets, there are a lot!

I enjoy using this blog to expose them so you know what you are buying. I love to know I am causing a few problems in the industry as it can be on occasions less than honest.

I actively encourage everyone to install their own buildings. So many times I would fit and the company I was working for would charge loads for my time, only then to be faced with the embarrassment when the customer says 'I could have done that' and YES you can without paying hundreds of Pounds!

I have over 19 years experience within the garden timber industry. I have particular expertise in garden buildings including the manufacture, design and installation from sheds to log cabins and all the way up to timber framed houses.

In my time I have been involved with virtually every manufacturer and supplier of garden buildings. I have also installed pretty much every make of Garden Building there is from ALL suppliers and manufacturers.

Prior to my career change I was a Watch Commander in the Fire Service with particular expertise in chemical incidents, training, technical design / technology / IT /Procedures / ISO Systems and road traffic accidents. I retired due to a nasty injury after 20 years service.

During my time in the Fire Service, on my days off, I was a self employed fitter for any type of garden building, I worked with most of the well known companies as a subcontractor.

I now work with Tuin | Tuindeco in the UK, supporting and advising on the vast range of products. I keep an eye out for help requests when we a supposed to be closed and can usually get back to you out of hours via email only (wife and children permitting on my days off).

In my private life I consult as an independent expert assessor for companies or private individuals when a dispute is present over their structure which results in producing an impartial report and assessment for whoever requires it. This is often higher valued than a structural engineers report born from my credentials, experience and widely recognised as an 'Expert' in the field.

I am a freelance writer for numerous companies, publications and blogs as well as an independent expert and fault finder for parts of the Industry and consumers with a particular emphasis on timber structures, both framed and of an interlocking design such as log cabins.

I produce numerous articles about timber in general, information on general timber products and specific guides when needed. I hope you enjoy and find my writing useful.

Please contribute and comment to my posts as you would like and I will try to respond as best I can.

Thank you

Richard.

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