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Emma Corner Log Cabin 3m x 3m

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Andrew Bradley
Dec 16, 2018
Really pleased with the cabin. O°C outside and 19°C inside with 1.2kW heater, I did add insulation beneath the floor boards, but roof is standard.
The cabin went together well and looks very good.
I used profiled foundations, they took a bit of preparation, particularly as the raised bit needed removal at the door posts. During assembly, which went well, I needed to adjust the position of the sides of the cabin prior to assembly of the final side pieces that connect above the door. This was achieved by using a lever on the sides that stuck out beyond the foundations.
A compound mitre saw was very useful as the floor boards are not pre-cut to size.
Mrs. Chanel Olding
Nov 28, 2018
Decided that a log cabin would be a useful addition of space to the house, particularly for a home office.

Visited the Tuin's website and also visited their 'showroom' which is in the neighbouring county to see the physical product.

After much deliberation we chose the Emma corner log cabin 3m x 3m as we thought this would serve us well in the space we had allocated.

The ordering process was simplistic and straightforward. Must praise here the logistics company which Tuin use. Absolutely first class and so accommodating as we live in a challenging location.

The log cabin elements were well packaged and most importantly all there for our contractor to fit.

Our contractor was a locally based carpenter who by his own admission had not assembled a log cabin before. He is now a convert and indeed has recommended one of his friends to purchase one which he will fit!

We have applied coats of preserver to the outside which has enriched the wood with the next job being to paint it. Allow plenty of time is what I would say here!

Can't wait to actually move into my new home office and to enjoy working from home. Thank you Tuin for providing a fair priced and good quality product.
Nov 19, 2018
We received our Emma Summer House in perfect condition , delivery driver was on time ,friendly professional . We could not be more pleased with our purchase and would highly recommend Tuin from start to finish 10/10. We had no difficulty in building it ,lovely and solid, We have yet to paint it as I only have just decided on the colour ! We will be posting pictures as we go along. I cannot wait to feather my new nest with faux furs a wood burner type stove and much more ! Thank you :)
Mrs. Elaine Carnell
Oct 29, 2018
The delivery driver was helpful and efficient and even though we live in a dead ended cul-de-sac, he bought it right to our property with his forklift. After a bit of confusion over which logs were the starter logs, the build went well and my husband and I completed the cabin in two days.It is advisable to read the online instructions thoroughly and have them to hand to refer back to, throughout the build as the instuctions enclosed are very minimalistic. We used the wood protector from Tuin, it is easy to use and up to now working well. We used the video instructions when putting the shingles on and used extra bitumen under the ridge tiles and under the first line of tiles, nearest the gutting for extra waterproofing. We used a basic satin varnish inside on the walls and a Ronseal satin varnish for the floor. Our cabin is now ready for the finishing touches.
Overall very pleased with our cabin and the service that Tuin provided
Sylvia Sandwith
Oct 18, 2018
The Tuin Emma Corner house arrived when expected and was placed right on my drive, by a very courteous driver.
It was of a high standard and looks absolutely amazing at the end of my garden. I was put in touch with Philip, who sent two friendly professionals, who worked hard all day long assembling the Summer House. The black shingles add the finishing touch. I can highly recommend Tuin as a Company.
Mr. G Holmes
Oct 15, 2018
A friend told me that he had purchased a garden office from a Tuin and as I was also looking for extra office space then I should take a look at the website. When I looked I could not believe the range on offer . Being spoilt for choice obviously created a lot of questions which the customer services department were very happy to answer. Every enquiry was replied to informatively and hastily.

I finally settled on the Emma cabin, took the plunge and ordered . I have to say, from start to finish everything carried on with complete ease. I was kept informed of delivery and 10 days later one shrink wrapped package arrived on my driveway and less than 2 days after that was completely assembled and ready to move in.

My DIY skills leave a lot to be desired so I had decided to get a builder friend to assemble with myself assisting. To be fair, it was so simple that I soon realised that I could have saved myself a few quid by doing the lot myself, given that it would have taken a good while longer.

There was one snag with the door lock being broken, I contacted tuin customer services and once again they rose to the challenge and posted me a new lock which I was able to fit myself.

I now have a wonderful garden office of which I am very proud. It is a great addition to the garden as well as a lovely space to work from plus my wife is happy to have me from under her feet and get the spare room back.

Thanks again Tuin, I can’t stop raving about your products and service to anyone that will listen.
Oct 8, 2018
The Emma cabin was delivered on time, in good order and was fairly simple to erect. As with all products it pays to spend time identifying parts before starting to put it together but once this was done there were no major problems. The instructions should be read thoroughly before starting work.
anthony turnbull
Sep 22, 2018
We wanted a cabin for the corner of the garden and after looking at various options went for the emma log cabin. We are very pleased with the finished product and it really sets the garden off.
Sue Jones
Aug 12, 2018
The Tuin Cabin arrived on time and the service from start to finish including ordering and delivery was excellent and very professional.
My husband assembled and preserved and painted it in approx 1 week. The quality of the wood is beautiful. There were a few tricky bits fitting the doors as the frame ended up slightly out of square but he was able to rectify it. It is a beautiful log cabin summerhouse which we hope will get plenty of use over the coming years. I would recommend Tuin to anyone without hesitation.
Aug 7, 2018
I am really impressed with the quality of my Emma cabin. The wood is really good quality and the machining is precise meaning that it did fit together really easily. I've only got moderate DIY skills and I was daunted by the instructions. They seemed inadequate but once I understood how simple the construction was I have to say it was quite easy. The Tuin team were very helpful answering a couple of questions I had. It took a few days to put up but that includes painting which was very time consuming. I loved the whole process of building it and managed it all on my own. Highly recommended
Mr. Philip Rose
Aug 6, 2018
This is a really nice cabin and well made. I erected it myself over two days without any help. It is important to get the foundations flat and level and ensure the base is square. From then on it is easy. Really impressed with the quality of the log cabin and well above others I looked at. Highly recommend this manufacturer.
Jul 23, 2018
the whole process for purchasing went smoothly. Emma cabin arrived safe and intact. instructions could have been a little clearer but I'm a non trades man and managed to build the cabin in 2 days and a other day for the shingles. it looks fantastic. also bought the care free paint in grey. thus went on excellent and looks great.
anthony c harris
Jul 21, 2018
Hi Tuin,
Just to let you know what a great product you have with the 3m x 3m Emma corner cabin. It was delivery on the day specified and the driver called me saying he was half an hour away, first class service.
The videos you have are a huge help especially in giving you confidence on the putting the first layer down (Foundation Beams), and how to put the shingle on correctly. I’ve did most of the build by myself, just got my brother in-law to help me with the roof. In the process of finishing the first cost of wood protective, will put another two layers on as recommended. I didn’t buy a wooden floor, I’m going to put porcelain tiles which are for inside and outdoor use, I think it will just finish it off. I’m in not great rush to finish now I’ve started the protective costing. But the grand children are its going to be music /art room.
All you need to do is read want on the TUIN web site look at the videos take in the info. Take your time in choosing what you what from your log cabin and go for it.

Thank you Tuin
From a happy customer.
Mr. Peter Hill
Jul 15, 2018
The Cabin is first class. The quality far exceeded the quality mod a local supplier and I have to say was 1/5th of the price! The delivery was excellent and the quality of packing was superb.
The instructions were "ok" and I augmented these with Youtube videos on the door and the roof aspects - this made things much easier. I would say that the instructions could be improved - the door top is packed inside the bottom and this is not obvious from the instructions - the video cleared this up. Adding the video link to the construction manual would solve this.
I took advantage of the free shingles offer and I am so glad I did - first rate quality
Highly recommended product, delivery and pricing.
Really pleased.
Mrs. Ann English
May 24, 2018
I could not be happier with my new cabin/summerhouse! The purchase was easy with exceptional customer service throughout. The cabin is beautiful and of a very high standard. It has taken two days to build and one day to paint. Thank you Tuin for your beginning to end excellent service.

Ann English
Paul Ryan
May 17, 2018
Very pleased with the cabin. Some of the instructions took some decoding as they were rather ambiguous but the final results made it all worthwhile
Thomas Grainger
May 12, 2018
Excellent. I read the reviews before I ordered and they are pretty much accurate. The ordering was simple. Delivery was prompt, came when promised and left exactly where I asked the delivery driver to leave it. Quality of the log cabin is high and it is excellent value for money. Because of lack of time on my part I paid one of the recommended local installers to erect the cabin and they did that with great efficiency. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Tuin Emma cabin.
May 10, 2018
After completin concrete base del was made ,really goog packing easy delivery. Had Philip make up cabin.
Philip was reconditioned by Tuin.
The quality stands out have now started to paint.
I put a pine floor in myself.
The cabin looks great and l would recommend Tuin Emma with double glazing the same as l ordered
Thanks Tuin for a great priced cabin
Mr. Ray Peckham
May 3, 2018
Ordered Emma log cabin after lots of research online. Was definitely a wise decision as the product is excellent. Top quality timber, simple but efficient instructions(I built it myself in two days including roof shingles, which were a bonus by the way).
Even had some wood and shingle over so building a door canopy - another bonus!
Would have no hesitation in recommending this company - thank you
Mr. Anthony Tyson-Phillips
May 1, 2018
Over the moon with our new log cabin. Assembly was easy and the finished product is amazing. I only wish I could attach a picture. My wife and I built it over a couple of weekends. The engineering and packaging of the product is testament to the quality and finish. We opted for the 40mm timber and double glazing. Well worth the extra spend.
Keith Aspinall
Apr 30, 2018
bought an Emma cabin from start to finish a 1st class service. The quality is excellent & also customer service are so helpful ..... do not hesitate to buy as no better product on the market.
Mrs Karen Hughes
Apr 26, 2018
We researched our purchase and decided to buy from Tuin. We have been delighted with the help we have received and the quality of our purchase. Would recommend this company to friends without hesitation.
Tim Sebley
Mar 31, 2018
I was pleased to find the Tuin website which clearly showed what log cabins were available for my needs of an office with a view within the budget available . Unlike other competitors Tuin also provided clear technical detail as well as many other relevant and significant topics to ponder,with photos, when considering buying a log cabin. Having ordered an ‘Emma’ the sales team were helpful and informative. Delivery was excellent since the driver had to contend with ‘The Beast from the East’ and whilst road conditions were awful he managed,unfazed, to deliver the 800kgs load safely and exactly where I wanted it whilst I was unavoidably absent on the agreed day! The cabin is 90% complete despite the miserable rain and has gone up without any surprises and looks good. Once complete I will provide some pictures....The instructions,after study, were understandable but I can understand that some would prefer more words! I really think I have value for money from Tuin who are professionals in their market. I have before and since ordering the unit confirmed that I have the best deal possible. Really pleased with my cabin and so is my Welsh Springer spaniel.
Mr. Shaun Wright
Mar 23, 2018
Recently purchased the Emma summer house, so pleased with it, easy to fit, looks great, and excellent quality, so much so, our next door neighbours have ordered one too!
Susan Wainwright
Mar 9, 2018
I've just had the Emma log cabin installed today. Phillip and Wojciech travelled for 5 hours through the snow to get here and they worked so hard and so efficiently to construct my lovely summerhouse. I can't praise them enough, and the ordering and delivery was absolutely first class too. I'm hoping to paint my summerhouse tomorrow and I can't wait to furnish it and enjoy my new room.
Mr. Alan Dixon
Mar 6, 2018
The Emma cabin is an excellent product. The delivery service was very good and they kept me informed at all times. I thought the cabin was thoughtfully designed to enable the easiest possible build. I did make a few minor mistakes, so had to backtrack slightly during the build but eventually you understand the process it all becomes clear. The web advice pages are very good and I kept referring to them. I would definitely recommend this cabin to both my friends !

Rachel Forster
Feb 24, 2018
The build was fairly straight forward - even as an a average DIY enthusiast due to the comprehensive instructions and diagrams provided. The helpful hints on the web site also were also a good source of information. My brother is so impressed that he is now looking to buy a log cabin from Tuin!
Mr. G Tubb
Feb 21, 2018
Very happy - easy company to communicate with, and clarify details etc. Definitely know their stuff, no matter who you speak to. The cabin went up very easily, and overall is very solid and well cut. The roof panels, however, let the cabin down a bit - they are not all the same size, and 5 of the 8 panels were so bowed that we had to juggle them around to make it so they all bear at least minimally on joists. Ideally the panels would be made of a thicker grade of wood to try and reduce this bowing, and be more precisely cut so they fit together more accurately. As it is, we will have to get someone to go round the edges and rip them flush to each other, and come up with a way to close in the edges where the edging strips are not flush with the wall tops. Were we wanting to use this as an office or a 'snug', we would really have to work hard to seal this perimeter detail.
Jon Willis
Feb 14, 2018
This log cabin looks very smart in the corner. The only small negative comment I have is I found the build instructions slightly confusing as the cut piece of timber walling for the overhang over the doors is shown as fitting on the left hand side wall when actually it needs to be fitted on the right hand side wall.
Also personally I would have preferred a slightly deeper piece of timber around the edge in order to fit a gutter more easily, however with only a minor modification and some extra timber I achieved this and I think it looks better for it. I repeat these are very minor negative comments, I am very pleased with the log cabin it was simple to erect even single handed.
Mrs. Susanne Bradley
Jan 25, 2018
Really pleased with our Emma summerhouse!
We'd looked at the likes of ******* for summerhouses but for anywhere near the same quality, they wanted 3 or 4 times as much as Tuin.
The pallet came well wrapped, with all our extras on top. We got local guys to put decking down in our garden and also got them to build the summerhouse. They had a bit of a time getting used to the instructions but once things got underway, building was quick.
The summerhouse's 40mm timber walls, double glazed panels and shingles seem to combine to make the building nice and cosy. If it's sunny but cold outside, the black shingles seem to absorb the light and heat the inside nicely.
We just got our sofas delivered, so we'll be enjoying peaceful afternoons in the summerhouse very soon!
Aftersales - We had a problem with the door lock. Emailed Tuin and they had a new barrel and keys sent out straight away - excellent.
Overall experience was fantastic and would very much recommend Tuin for a log cabin.
Yvette Boonwaat
Jan 19, 2018
Excellent product and first class goods and service
Paul Landsborough
Jan 15, 2018
From start to finish the customer service was excellent. Cabin arrived when promised. Cabin very easy to erect. A lovely looking sturdy finished product
Mr. tom bell
Jan 3, 2018
perfect cabin
perfect delivery
easy build
perfect price
well worth it
Tony Craig
Nov 29, 2017
After researching what we were looking for we decided on the 3x3 Emma corner cabin . AlI can say is if you have the space outside this is the ideal outside room . From stat to finish we really enjoyed the build which we have done ourselves and we are not in the building trade but enjoy a good DIY challenge. The quality of the cabin and after sales are first class . I have had to contact the service desk a couple for times but no big issues . When it was delivered we found some damage parts but this was soon sorted and replacement part were with me 2 days later . After the shingles were finished which looks really cool , fitting out the inside was the best part . We now have a very cool outside space , we will use this during the winter and can’t wait for next summer. 100% product and service
Kenneth Murray
Nov 27, 2017
It came well packed on a single pallet. It was easy to identify the individual pieces. The instructions for construction were very easily followed. The actual assembly was very quick and the finished article isvfery pleasing and robust. We are looking forward to spending many happy hours in it.
Mrs Sarah Hilton
Oct 29, 2017
My husband and son took 2days to put the Emma cabin up.They had just one small problem and it took a couple of minutes to sort it out.I am looking forwards to using the cabin. It was certainly good value for money
Mrs. Lorraine Bruce
Oct 23, 2017
Ordering my log cabin was so easy.i phoned the Turin team first to make sure I was doing it right.i then placed my order and I was acknowledged right away with details of delivery week.plenty of updates and it arrived the week that was stated.the delivery man was at my house first thing in the morning which was great he was very nice and told us what everything was.i haven't got it build up yet due to getting base done as everybody on confident that it will b fine as all reviews are good.i will share it with you when it's finished Turin team are very helpful . Lorraine
Mr. Colin Green
Oct 20, 2017
Excellent service excellent product - the team recommended by Tuin - led by Richard were outstanding. Really pleased with purchase and quality of product and fitting.
David Fisher
Oct 12, 2017
Excellent product, delivered quickly. Looks superb and very good value for money
jj whitefield
Oct 9, 2017
The service from ordering to delivery is excellent. The product is of the highest quality and is exactly as advertised.
Mr. Michael Dibden
Oct 7, 2017
After ordering our Emma Log Cabin Delivery was prompt and the driver was very polite and helpful. Assembly of the cabin was very easy as everything fitted together very well and the construction is excellent. We had only one query which was answered by the uk team by return email the same day. Due to the inclement weather in our area we have felted the roof prior to fitting the shingles so as to keep it watertight. the only other job to do is to install the flooring, but overall very very impressed with the whole experience, well done Tuin.....
Mr. Simon Webb
Oct 5, 2017
Very happy with our log cabin.
Order process was very easy online. The team then gave some helpful advice over email on some extras we wanted.

Tuin were flexible on our delivery date given the holiday period and the fact delivery is free.

Very easy to put up. Only negative comment is the wooden strips for the windows are added on after, did not fit properly, were hard to paint and looked a bit naff. Having removed the summer house looks much better without.

Bring on the next summer.
Sep 29, 2017
I had the Emma log cabin delivered on the 11th September. The delivery driver parked his lorry on an adjacent road and then carried the goods on his forklift to my house. He left his package on the drive. It was smaller than I expected. Due to the fact that I was initially going to try and erect myself and then realised the weather was against me I made contact with a tuin nominated installer. Unfortunately he was not available until 23rd September so had to wait two weeks.
I covered the package with a Tarpaulin and waited. I was advised to remove the flooring parts and put in the garage.
Anyhow come the 23rd the installer Philip Osorio arrived driving all the way from Bedford to Sheffield. I would like to say that he and his colleague did an excellent job putting the hut up in remarkable time, probably because he had already done hundreds of them. I am certainly glad I asked them to do it, I would probably still be it doing now and certainly not to the same standard.
By the way, it looks great. Just waiting for the rain to stop so I can treat it.
Martyn Whittaker
Sep 25, 2017
Wow my whole Turin experience has been fantastic the order process easy delivery on time the driver so helpful absolutely spot on with accurate date and time the cabin and parts a dream to construct two of us less than a day the instruction need a little thinking about but with the online video so easy the quality of the materials fantastic I would recommend the company and product to anyone with out hesitation

Excellent without exception
Jason Wallis
Sep 5, 2017
Finally built - Looks amazing, with more room than expected, and fits our round Hot Tub in nicely!!
Mr. Richard MacDonald
Sep 3, 2017
Cabin delivered on time and everything exceptionally well packaged. Delivery driver could not have been more courteous or helpful.
Product quality excellent and cabin erected very speedily by people who Tuin gave details for. Absolutely delighted with finished product and would thoroughly recommend Tuin and this cabin 100%.
Dennis Brennan
Sep 1, 2017
We are very happy with our Emma Cabin.
It wasn't really that easy to construct. The instructions are not really that clear unless you are pretty DIY Savy. I would encourage you to seek trade help.
The base and roof are the most complicated bits to get right and if the base is not square, then the roof will be way out of line.
However when erected and preserved & painted it looks great and is a decent size.
We went for the additional internal floor and composite base and we are pleased with both. We also opted for the finial and brass ball finish, which several people have commented on, so these little touches do make a difference.
This type of cabin was approximately £1000 cheaper and a higher specification than what ******* were asking for a similar type cabin. ******* may have a better laid out shop and displays but they are expensive. I would encourage you to do what we did shop at ******* to seek the cabin you want then check Tuin for the similar cabin and save yourself a small fortune.
Mr. David Bessant
Aug 17, 2017
The delivery went as arranged with your driver arriving within 30 mins of the estimated time and the pallet was quickly offloaded to the required position.Worth noting the pallet was 300mm wider than the longest side if your access is restricted.I unpacked and checked the parts whilst rotproofing the timber .All present and correct.One or two of the logs had minor surface splits and one or two were slightly warped,nothing that couldn't be overcome during erection.I managed to erect the cabin and temporarily felt the roof in one long summers day which matches the timescale given.It is now painted and looks exactly as I imagined .
Overall I am very pleased with the product,the information provided is accurate,the materials used are good quality and most of all it all fits with no parts missing.
Mr. Michael Leonard
Aug 14, 2017
Purchased the 'Emma' log cabin in May 2017 and have now completed the build with all the accessories. Sited in the corner of the garden the cabin looks very attractive and having a low pitched roof does not show that much above the boundary fence so doesn't annoy the neighbours. Our original intention was to use a coloured treatment on top of Tuin's carefree protect. However it looked so good after 3 coats of clear carefree protect that we have decided to leave it as it is. The instructions supplied were good, just make sure you follow them. I got carried away and forgot to check log layout on a regular basis so ended up having to remove a few layers of logs to correct my error. Their email help is first class and quick. Sometimes getting back within an hour, even outside normal working hours.
Mr. frank roy pritchard
Aug 10, 2017
The Emma log cabin as been a fantastic purchase its so well built great design we have furnished it and it looks brilliant the whole family are enjoying the time spent in the cabin we are so please with the log cabin and would recommend the Emma log cabin and the delivery and service was excellent thank you for making our time in our log cabin so enjoyable.
Mrs. D A Duncalf
Aug 4, 2017
Love love love it! Bought the Emma cabin, went together really easily, great service from the delivery driver to people on the other end of the phone. Still not quite finished but cannot wait to be using it as my little corner of tranquility. Only negative and it is only a little one is the lack of screws that come with it, plenty of nails though, fortunately my husband is a furniture maker so we were covered but anyone else might struggle a bit. Overall though great product and service and would highly recommend Tuin to anyone.
Mr. Gavin Riley
Jul 30, 2017
I would just like to say how pleased we were with the cabin (better than expected) very easy to install and I must express top quality cabin. From sales to the delivery team nothing was any trouble would highly recommend to friends and family thanks again Tuin
les cook
Jul 29, 2017
I bought the Emma cabin over the similar sized Asmund because of the thicker logs and double glazing and from start to (almost) finish it has been a pleasure. After ordering I was given a delivery date that was just a week later and on the day before the driver rang and asked if it would be OK to deliver early (it was), a couple of hours later at around 7 pm and after being warned that residents cars would probably make the road a bit tight, the driver and mate came up the road on a little forklift and put the cabin package right on the drive.
I spent some of the next week preparing a base and then, on my own, took two days to put the cabin up and roof on. It was another couple of evenings to do the shingles and a Sunday to put the floor in, with dpm and insulation, and fit the skirting.
There were a few modifications I made which were just a preference thing, the first being the barge boards around the roof, I felt they were a bit small ,about 1 1/2", and changed them for 3 1/3".
Second was the skirting which was a similar size but had a square edge, I used the skirting supplied but put a profiled edge on with a router. The instructions were clear but minimal, I had no problems (I did contact Tuin for advice as I had a huge quantity of nails with no apparent purpose, it turns out that the fixings packs are generic and they weren't required).
I would also point out that I was very economical with my cutting of the shingles and the flooring and still had most of a pack of each left over, so plenty of material for the odd mistake.
I am now in the process of painting the cabin and thought I was on the home stretch but be prepared to spend more time on this, if you're putting 3 coats on plus trim, than almost everything else.
I have been taking photos along the way and will share them when I'm finished and happy with my work. As for Tuin I cannot recommend them enough, my experience with them and their product has been a joy.
Mr. Roger Lomas
Jul 26, 2017
Absolutely first class response to initial enquirers, quick and accurate by email. The delivery was exactly as scheduled and the offload well organsised.

I built the cabin single handed and it was great fun to do like a giant meccano set. and all the timber was of the highest quality and beautifully machined with a high degree of accuracy.
On the occasions I got stuck with the process it was lovely to be able to fall back on the videos and see how others had tacked it.Without those I would have been really stumped so really recommend these.

Altogether Tuin proved to be a really straight and reliable operator and I would do business again with them anytime.
Mrs. Anita Moore
Jul 18, 2017
So pleased I choose Emma ,she looks fabulous and is so roomy even within my limited space .The spruce wood gives a really luxurious feel to her and I feel she was really good value .The information provided on line was brilliant too.She's natural currently was going to paint her but she looks fab with just the clear preservative .Delivery went well a neat package delivered exactly as planned and the name of a great team to build it for me Thanks
darren bartlett
Jun 28, 2017
brilliant cabin and kit , nothing missing all fitted together well fantastic product would recommend for quality and price
Mr. Colin Sharp
Jun 23, 2017
Delivery,( driver was excellent and so helpful), material quality and protective packaging all excellent if not a little daunting at the sight of all that timber.
Laying out and identifying each piece against the instructions is essential, don't rush. Ensure base levels are correct and this ensures an easy build with no issues later such as ill fitting doors and windows. Take care when lifting each piece not to damage edges.
I made mistake of going too high before I fitted the door frame and it was difficult to lift high enough to locate. I had a run of 5 dry days during the buil, so put on coat of Carefree Protect after each days build. Fitting the shingles was longest job but essential to take time and ensure all lined up and looked brilliant afterwards. Used a whole tube of mastic just putting a dab on edge of the most exposed shingles and the ridges.
I am 65 and managed the whole build single handed, although an extra pair of hands would have been helpful when placing the roof. It took me 4 full days to completion. 2 tins of Carefree Protect have given 2 coats with approx. quarter tin left. Felt nails / screws / nails provided were all enough for the job and 1 pack of shingles left over. I haven't fitted the floor yet, but will do that over next week at leisure. Roof will be insulated with Rockwool from inside and finished in T+G, under floor will be insulated with 50mm blocks on top of DPM. Electrics will route to outside along the hidden sides of the cabin in conduit and enter only where sockets are to be positioned. I am 100% satisfied with the quality of the cabin, ease of build and final appearance. Main advice would be, watch all the installation videos a few times, keep referring to instructions and take your time.
Karen Oates
Jun 23, 2017
Good quality cabin at reasonable price
Mr. Richard Fedyk
Jun 22, 2017
We decided on the Emma log cabin as the size was convenient for the position we had in the garden and hopefully the wall thickness will allow summer and winter use. Other reviews on the site and the abundance of information helped with choosing Tuin. It arrived around 6:00pm. I was told it would be an afternoon delivery but when it got close to 5:00 pm with no sign I rang customer services and the automatic answer said no one was available but someone would ring back. They didn't and when I tried after 5:00 they had all left. Obviously an early finish. It eventually arrived (I wasn't the last delivery that day) and was off loaded onto the grass verge as my drive isn't wide enough for the pallet. The delivery driver, Edward, was helpful and polite. I have laid a concrete base (of course the only time it rained that week was when the concrete was delivered) on a DPM and also placed a DPC on top. I ordered the composite support beams and these were all delivered together. The construction, though not easy was completed in a day by my wife and I. It could have been quicker but I had a problem with seating the full length logs above the windows. Eventually I removed the window facias and realised that the windows had not seated fully. Tapped the windows down until seated and that problem was solved. It is worth removing the facia to make sure of this. Squaring up a corner cabin is not as easy as a fully square one as the corner to corner dimensions method is not possible and there is a tendency for the walls to splay out at the door position. This happened even after the door was in place (and to an extent still is as the cabin settles and expands in the hot weather we are having). The section above the door is a triangular frame with tongue and groove held in place with staples. These were put in at an angle and in some cases missed altogether allowing the infill tongue and groove to drop. I've now fastened this together with screws which is a more solid job. Talking of screws, quite a few 55mm screws are required so make sure you have some. These were not supplied but there was a large bag of nails for fitting the tongue and groove to the roof. As this came in ready assembled panels these were not needed so I have some spare if anyone needs any. When fitting the final logs and half logs above the door and windows make sure that they are level at the top of the corners. The half log is not a perfect half and I have a small gap (approx. 5mm in a couple of corners where there is a step preventing the roof panels seating fully. If I was doing it again I would plane this down but I thought it would settle. It hasn't yet but it still may do. If not I will fit a small fillet to cover the gap. The roof comes in panels and for a perfect finish keep checking inside the building to ensure there is an even overlap either side of the rafters. This will involve some planing to the roof panels but is probably worth it if you are a perfectionist. I didn't and now regret it when I look up. It isn't a lot but as an engineer it is irritating to my eye. The shingles took another day to fit. I have insulated the roof with 50mm of Kingspan and so ordered longer clout nails ready for this. The shingles went on easily but wear knee pads and try not to do it in really sunny weather if are you are using a foil backed insulation - its like working under a sun lamp all day! The shingles are visually a super finish and with the Finial and Ball make the cabin look really good. I bought this as an after thought after reading reviews and we are really glad we did. The doors have prefixed hinges with no adjustment. At present I have a large gap at the side of one door (6mm wider at the top than the bottom) and a large gap between the doors. The opening in the door frame is 1320mm and the 2 doors together come to 1300mm (one is 10mm wider than the other for some reason - 645mm and 655mm?) This seems excessive. The door frame is put together as tight as I can get it with no gaps in the corners so I don't think that is the problem. When I have time this is something I need to resolve with Tuin. It may involve a little touch of the persuader to the hinges to square up the one door (the other is perfect) and a fillet fitted to the inside of the frame to close the gap. I will take this solution up with Tuin when I have time. Overall the finish of the cabin is good and it looks substantial, robust and well designed. It definitely complements our garden. I haven't yet painted or sealed it but that will be done before the summer ends when we have decided on a colour. I have also fitted 50mm of insulation to the floor with 11mm OSB and laminated flooring. As I insulated the roof the eaves slats were not deep enough. I replaced these with 120mm planed spruce and used the eave slats supplied as skirting around the laminate floor. I have also fitted air vents from Tuin which are nice and easy. Overall
Mr. R Tudgee
Jun 21, 2017
Good service, well packaged, no breakages or wrong components.
One slight difficulty, no details or measurements were given for the entrance way bottom rail therefore 1/4 erection of the entire building required to set the doorframe into position to mark the rail, then deconstruct, cut the rail, fit and then re-erect.
Mr. Colin Blain
Jun 12, 2017
A great product and excellent service from Tuin. My Emma log cabin arrived on time and the very helpful driver placed it exactly where I wanted it. The instructions were clear and easy to follow although I had watched a few videos online, I built it to roof level within a few hours myself and got help to lift on the roof panels. As with other reviews I found there were lots of nails but short on screws, not a major problem. Overall I am delighted with my purchase.
Jun 10, 2017
Very impressed with the Emma corner cabin from Tuin, delivery was quick, Quality manufacturing and good solid build. Decided not to opt for floor has heard some people had issues with this so adopted an alternative solution. Used Tuin's recommended fitter Warren. Overall very pleased would recommend to friends and family
Ken Sellwood
Jun 9, 2017
Right from the original ordering of the Emma Corner log cabin from Tuin the customer support has been excellent. I was advised of the delivery date and the helpful driver arrived on time and delivered the unit. Assembly has been a dream and with the aid of the supplied instructions and two willing helping hands, it was constructed in a couple of days. Very pleased with the whole experience.
Mr. Peter Bottrill
Jun 5, 2017
Having just purchased a Emma log cabin from Turin l would just like to say it as been a absolutely wonderful experience from ordering to building the hardest part was me making up my mind what I wanted, after that everything went like clockwork, delivery was excellent on time on schedule delivered by a fantastic caring delivery driver. The building of the cabin was actually quite easy, yes I spent a little time reading the instructions/plans supplied along with the online videos available prior to building, then took my time following the instructions ensuring everything was level and square and my cabin looks wonderful. I would recommend Turin with a 5* rating for quality, price and service. Thank you Peter Bottrill
Mrs. Vivienne Clucas
Jun 4, 2017
Lovely high quality cabin which looks beautiful now up and painted. Excellent customer service and aftercare. Would highly recommend
Ms. Frankie Moran
May 31, 2017
Beautiful cabin, arrived on time. ..assembled well...good quality wood .pictures to follow.
Mr. john gibbins
May 29, 2017
The service was very efficient from start to finish the delivery driver was very friendly and helpful even positioning the pallet so i couuld still get my car on the drive. The instructions are not the best but i found the videos very helpful. The finished product is excellent and i am very pleased with how it looks as are all my friends.
Mr. Carl Pearce
May 22, 2017
Brilliant purchase, fast delivery time and delivery driver very friendly and helpful. A pleasure to build and absolutely love the finished product. Looking at buying more cabins from you for my mom and Nans garden.
allan davies
May 20, 2017
As most of the reviewers have already stated, this company and product are unbelievable. From on line ordering to the brilliant young man who delivered our summerhouse(and his superb driving skills things could not have gone smoother.
The summerhouse itself (Emma)now takes pride of place in our garden.Emma was oh! so easy to erect it was unbelievable,I am 67 yrs old and still managed it in 2 days. A word of warning though, do not get too excited to rush out and start building without reading the instructions over and over and over again when the "Jig saw puzzle" is laid out in front of you in their relevant Stacks, all becomes much clearer. All in all a most pleasurable experience from start to finish I only wished i had asked Tuin for one of their supplied cameras to photograph the build and finished article, although i do have plenty photographs if Tuin would like any.
Marvellous,superb, courteous, and brillian, thank you Tuin for something my wife and i will enjoy for years to come. Allan Davies
May 20, 2017
Having spent last year looking around garden centres for a corner summer and being astounded by the prices we stumbled on the Tuin Website and saved a fortune and got a better product.
buying was a simple matter and the cabin was delivered on the date specified (a bank holiday)
I constructed the cabin in a day up to the roof trusses and myself and my son got the roof on and all the shingles on day two.
The only problem we have had is with the floor pack which has warped quite badly and has had to be screwed down to the joists to stop this getting worse.
very happy with the cabin and hopefully will remain so for a long time to come.
(please don't underestimate how long this will take to seal / paint as it is a bigger job than the building.
Gill Clarke
May 13, 2017
Tuin have been very helpful right from the beginning while ordering my Emma corner log cabin.
The service and delivery was excellent.
The instructions are clear and the erection of the unit was very straightforward.
Everything is as they describe it to be.
I have yet to paint it but otherwise it fits perfectly in a corner of the garden and I look forward to many happy hours spent in and around it.
i would definately recommend the company and the product.
Mr. Guanyun Zhang
May 12, 2017
Just finish building this today. It took my dad and I around 16 hours to complete all the walls and roof. Another 5-6 hours for me to put the shingles on.
We spend a lot of hours painting (2 coats of preservative + 2 coats of colour) before and after building the cabin, as it sits at the corner against walls with no access once finish building (except from the roof with telescopic roller). For anybody who wants to do the same, it is not hard, but requires some planning and a bit of luck with weather.
Now, the cabin.
Firstly, the delivery is speedy and driver is very friendly.
Secondly, packaging is thorough and water tight. I have left it on my drive for about 10 days with no problem.
Thirdly, the cabin is good quality as expected. I'm satisfied with both the material and manufacturing.
Fourthly, the instruction manual is not detailed enough, and sometimes misleading. For example, there is a discrepancy between two pages regarding where one of the half-sized board goes.
Fifthly, the shingles are great. It's easy to install and looks fabulous. I have also found more videos from IKO's own website. If you need extra tips, take a look.
Lastly, the fixings and spares. During the building process, I found out that there aren't enough screws and had to source from my own stock. On the other hand, there are so many straight nails, which I have no idea what they are for. When I finish building, there is not a single board left. Given the unpredictable nature of wood and the sheer number of the parts, I would expect there will be a spare or two. I end up using some boards which have splits on the ends.
lynda scott
May 2, 2017
This is a quality product for the money. I was really impressed with all aspects of the purchase and would definitely recommend it.
Chris archer
Apr 13, 2017
Great service, arrived on time. Easy to build, quality components, would 100% recommend
William Simpson
Apr 13, 2017
Really pleased with the Tuin Emma Corner Cabin. Very good quality wood and the fitters recommended by Tuin from Chelmsford put it up in around 7 hours.
Mrs Newlove
Apr 9, 2017
Confess we were sceptical when we saw so many 5 star reviews for this Summer House - However we are absolutely delighted with it. We purchased through Tuin and used one of their approved fitters, as we don't have the time or inclination to build ourselves. Fitter was great - Took him a day and a half to complete including the roof. We have just finished painting it blue and white and it looks great. Very good quality (40mm). Service from Tuin was brilliant - any queries answered immediately. Would definitely recommend.
Mr. John Dyson
Apr 7, 2017
Overall the cabin is great and highly cost effective. With the instructions and the videos is was fairly straightforward to erect although there is some conflicting guidance and some errors, but with a bit of thinking it could be sorted. I received no where near enough screws, so make sure you have some on hand.
Took 12 hours to construct main structure and roof. Floor and felting not complete as that takes a lot of time. Suggest getting a tarporlin to cover the roof once built; until you have the time. Floor is complex as no floor is completely flat so takes a lot of setting up. Have fun with yours.
elizabeth burrows
Mar 29, 2017
i was amazed at the quality of this corner unit for the price it was easier than i thought to put together follow the instructions and watch the video you cant go wrong it looks amazing everyone is commenting on it would recommend to anyone wanting a cabin for the garden to buy this one it looks bigger than it is plenty of room inside 5stars is not enough would give it at least 10 stars service and delivery was spot on thankyou liz
Malcolm Rhodes
Mar 28, 2017
This is an excellent product. We have been delighted with the finished summerhouse. The order was managed well and promptly. The delivery was made on time and he whole project has been very worthwhile.
Stephen Abson
Mar 24, 2017
Extremely good service, from ordering through to delivery. I was kept upto date all along. The Cabin is just as described. Instructions for erecting were easy to follow, the you tube videos on the website were very helpful. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending this Company and product.
Chris Harvey
Mar 17, 2017
At every step of the way I have been impressed. Great price, good communication, delivery was exactly as promised and the item was really well wrapped, which was handy as it snowed the next day. Every thing was in the pack and nothing was damaged. I did worry that the instructions were minimal but actually together with the online videos it is really quite straight forward. Whilst I was putting the cabin together, which can be done by one I was really impressed with the design, quality of the timbers and the precision of the cuts. The investment and engineering design which must have gone into this to make it so simple to put together is impressive. The Cabin took 2 days rot prep the concrete base, a day to put the structure up, a day to build and tile the roof and a day to lay the floor and varnish it. Just waiting for some good weather to paint it. A truly great log cabin, its a ten out of ten for me and was actually enjoyable to put together. would definitely recommend watching the instructional video on line. Well done Tuin a modern day success story many thanks
Mr. Brinley Jones
Mar 10, 2017
It took us a little over a week to install the log cabin but we absolutely love it. Decided to install guttering but we still have to sort out the level as dripping. A great purchase thank you.
A Barnett
Mar 4, 2017
Bought Emma corner cabin as my husbands man cave. Ordering was easy very helpful knowledgeable staff . It arrived on a lorry that was too big to get to the house but that was no problem as the driver had a fork lift to deliver it straight onto the drive. Arrived very well packaged no damage with easy to install instructions is going to look fantastic in the garden. Have recommended to a friend as she wants a home office. Overall excellent experience.
Alan T
Feb 26, 2017
I am a retired Service manager and my experience of Tuin is a breath of fresh air, as they have helped me all the way through the build process.
Our Emma Log cabin has created a beautiful feature in our back garden now it is nearly completed. I say nearly complete because I dropped a window frame which broke the wood near the hinges.
I contacted Tuin and explained my situation and the result was that a new window was delivered today. I was very happy to pay the postage,as ultimately it was my fault.
If you are thinking of buying an outside building you will not be disappointed by choosing Tuin. The main advise I can give is to look at all the videos on the Internet to help stop future issues with your build.
My window issue happened because I did not seek help with installing it. Most of the work can be done by one person but is just the weight factor when dealing with doors and windows.
Well done for another satisfied customer.
Mr. Matthew Smith
Feb 25, 2017
The product itself is first class - extremely good quality. The service I recieved from Tuin before the build was excellent, friendly and helpful. The delivery was spot on - I was called the week before to tell me the day and on the day the driver called and told me the approx hour. The driver used his Moffet fork-lift to bring our cabin from the main road onto a suitable spot on our drive (which slopes up from the road) - a lifesaver!

Anyway, all good. I unpacked and checked the parts the night before the build (be aware there are lots of little pieces which look like they are important - cutaways/grooves etc but it turned these were just used for protection in packing - around window frame for example - but they did puzzle me for a while (I even called Tuin on the day of the build who confirmed they were unnecessary).

I also went the through the instructions on final time ( I had been emailed a set by Tuin on request a few weeks earlier). One of the useful blog mentioned always follow the instructions sent with the cabin as small things may have changed - So I did.

On the day of the build I followed the sequenced diagrams 1,2,3,4 etc... on these the pictures show a half starter log on a different side to the window cut away log (one window has a cut away log - the other doesn't). Anyway my father and I sopent the morning carefully constructing the cabin to roof height when we realised something is not right... we were not left with a piece we needed. I double checked package - nothing... being unable to the put roof on I called Tuin again. After expalining the issue I was told 'I'm glad you've called...those pictures in the instructions are wrong!?!? You have to follow the picture in the elevation drawing (another picture in the instructions) Sure enough these were slightly different and show both half starter log and window cutaway log on same side... but how was I to know that or indeed expect that?? It would have also been nice if I had been told that when I had rung a little earlier to ask about packing pieces...

I was really angry and lost for words because it meant my father had to spend the next 3-4 hours carefully dismantleing the cabin to below window level to swap around aforementioned log and rebuild again. This involved a lot of tapping the logs to loosen logs, some did not want to move once settled and a lot of swearing! I'm also not sure if the integrity of the build was quite as good second time round... some of the logs were more resistant to being slotted in.

To be fair, the chap at Tuin said if I emailed picture they would get engineers to find a solution and post another part.. but it is February... I don't want a half built cabin standing in the rain waiting... plus I didn't have the time off work to complete build later or the space to store parts. So we dismantled and rebuilt but it meant the roof had to wait until the next day and I had take another day off work to finish roof.

I have been extremely impressed with Tuin apart from that experience - it seems like such an easy thing to resolve especially if intructions are changed from time to time...

The cabin itself is great, just double check and compare all pictures in the instructions before you commence the build.
Tuin reply: Thank you for your review Mr Smith. We do try to make it clear only to follow the elevation plans as noted in the installation advice page:

If this mistake is made it was not necessary to dismantle the whole building. All that is needed is to swap the two top logs and all is fine, with pictures of the install we could have confirmed this for you quickly and the additional work you undertook would not have been at all necessary.
Mr. Harold Lawrence
Feb 25, 2017
From placing the order to delivery everything went very smoothly. Delivery was a breeze with the driver being very helpful and considerate.
Erection was straightforward yet the instructions could have been a little clearer. Read twice and digest.
Will be buying another for my daughter.
Paul Hoult
Feb 10, 2017
We had looked at a few cabins but they didn't look as good as those from Tuin. We settled on the Emma corner cabin and the price was fantastic. We opted for the floor too. Delivery was as expected and it was great to see the forklift come into force and put the huge package on our drive. We had to leave it covered for a couple of months so we could prepare our concrete base.
The couple of times we had to send out of hours emails we had very prompt response we did find the instructions could have been a little bit better but there's lots of help online and the YouTube videos.
We painted as we went along and I did the roof myself withe the wife passing me the shingles etc. TOP TIP - when putting the top cap on, rub a couple of shingle offcuts together and the bits will cover the glue on top of the nails.
We've now laid and stained the floor and fitted the electrics. Our settee and blinds are now in and it's starting to look like a room.
We love the cabin and service received and would highly recommend. Thank you
David Balls
Jan 25, 2017
Excellent service, paid for the Cabin on the Monday and it was delivered on the Wednesday, AMAZING! The driver positioned the delivery exactly where I wanted it. Having unpacked it there was a log that was split and a base log missing, these were replaced immediately with no hassle. Discussed the building of it with one of the customer services personnel and they were very helpful. On building the cabin it took only three days to build and put on the free roof shingles. Brilliant product and service, thanks to all.
Mrs. Janette Gray
Jan 3, 2017
Quality product , easy to construct , spacious .
Lovely design , great value for money
William McFadzean
Dec 29, 2016
I was pleasantly surprised with my experience, delivery and quality was excellent. I managed the construction on my own with only some assistance with the roof sections. A quality product that enhances our garden.
Linda Miles
Dec 11, 2016
Well made product and reasonably easy to erect once you have laid out the parts and identified which wall plan they relate to. My only minor criticism is that 3 of the 4 wall plans were from the outside perspective but the 4th one was from the inside perspective which caused some confusion at times.
Mr. Joanne Cowell
Nov 21, 2016
I am so very pleased with my summerhouse it's a solid, excellent quality and smart looking unit.

I can't wait for summer but because it's double glazed I'm having electricity put in so I can use it throughout the winter too
Alan T
Nov 4, 2016
I am a retired Service manager and my experience of Tuin is a breath of fresh air, as they have helped me all the way through the build process.
Our Emma Log cabin has created a beautiful feature in our back garden now it is nearly completed. I say nearly complete because I dropped a window frame which broke the wood near the hinges.
I contacted Tuin and explained my situation and the result was that a new window was delivered today. I was very happy to pay the postage,as ultimately it was my fault.
If you are thinking of buying an outside building you will not be disappointed by choosing Tuin. The main advise I can give is to look at all the videos on the Internet to help stop future issues with your build.
My window issue happened because I did not seek help with installing it. Most of the work can be done by one person but is just the weight factor when dealing with doors and windows.
Well done for another satisfied customer.
Mr. David Crane
Oct 18, 2016
Excellant product, easy and enjoyable to build. Tuin could not have been more helpful in the delivery very pleased all round
Mr. Alexander Sinclair
Oct 18, 2016
My Emma log cabin arrived on the date specified and the driver phoned me twice to confirm where he was and when he expected to be with me, and he was.
the cabin was well packed and intact, also everything that was supposed to be there was there.
as i'm not erecting my cabin until spring next year, i unpacked and stored flat in my garage, i intend to paint all parts over the winter atleast twice, then erect the cabin and give it a final coat of paint.
placing the order, and any contact with Tuin was as easy as abc.
Mrs. Catherine Moorhouse
Oct 16, 2016
Went up really easily, very pleased with the appearance and quality of the cabin.
Would certainly recommend to friends!
Mrs. tania coakley
Oct 13, 2016
I would like to say,I purchased the log cabin Emma 3mx3m and I am extremely happy with my cabin, my husband and brother put it up together, with no problems, I had previously had a log cabin at my last property before I moved house and again my husband and brother put it together but it was not as easy and not as well built as the one I purchased from tuin, I would definately recommend the tuin site, they are so helpful and the delivery driver who delivered my cabin was amazing as I live in a tight close and he still managed to get my cabin to my property, a big THANKYOU to the Turin team for my log cabin tania
Mr. Chris Flint
Oct 13, 2016
Excellent quality product and service from Tuin that is exactly as described. We are very pleased with the look of the Log cabin now it is constructed on site. It was easy to construct, taking 1 full day for two people. Delivery was excellent with the driver able to place the log cabin pallet just where we wanted it. Overall very satisfied and would use again.
A Douglas-Gilbert
Oct 13, 2016
I was worried about buying from Tuin as we never heard about them, but like the way you place your order but did not have to pay until they are ready to deliver. We like the Emma Cabin it was very straight forward to put up, and found the parts to be well made. we feel its very good value for the high quality and backed up with a first class customer service. We would with out a doubt recommend this cabin but would recommend getting the floor which is extra.
Mr. Alan Tew
Oct 7, 2016
The quality of this product is excellent and the back up service is the same. I am 65 and erected this cabin on my own. To get it waterproof and fully protected it has taken me about 10 days. This could have been quicker but I coated all components prior to building it as it is important to make sure all the joints were protected.
I took Tuins advise to take each step at a time and only concentrate on one process until completed.
The service department responded well to queries which mainly gave you a link on the website which answered the problem.
Installation is helped by having the space to separate all the components related to each section of the build. To do this I made sure all components were stored flat in the same way as they were delivered.
When building each elevation I found it better to count the number of logs needed.
The drawings show this but be aware that although some sides look the same they do vary in some way.
The only negative is that the schematic drawing could be improved as the profile of the left side of the building looks the same as the right side. If these were reversed you would instantly know which side of the building you were working on. The only way you can tell this is that one starts with a half log and the others with a full one. Maybe a younger person might be quicker to notice the difference.
My wife thinks it is great and take from me that is a good review for Tuin as she normally has a snagging list as long as your arm.