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- All timber used in the construction of this product originates from sustainable forests
- PEFC certified timber throughout, certificate code INT-PEFC-COC-1119, licence number PEFC/16-37-2190
- To verify our PEFC membership visit the PEFC Member Search and search for Summer Garden (full name "Summer Garden and Leisure Buildings Ltd").
- External garage size 4.0m wide x 5.6m deep (13'1" x 18'4")
- Internal garage size approximately 3.72m wide x 5.32m deep (12'2" x 17'5")
- Approximate roof size 4.74m wide x 5.83m deep (15'6" x 19'2")
- Minimum base size 3.8m wide x 5.4m deep (12'6" x 17'9")
- 40mm thick tongued and grooved wall logs
- 15mm thick tongued and grooved roof boards (finished size after machining)
- Strong ex 6"x2" roof beams (approximately 44mm x 140mm finished size after machining)
- Morticed and tenoned joinery doors
- Mortice lock with handles and keys
- Fully boarded double hinged main doors 2.39m wide x 2.02m high (7'10" x 6'8")
- Half glazed Georgian style single hinged personnel door in the side wall, 0.78m wide x 1.85m high (2'7" x 6'1")
- 1 Georgian style single opening window in the side wall, 0.99m wide x 0.88m high (3'3" x 2'11")
- Front roof overhang 200mm (8")
- Pre assembled gables
- Eaves height 2.11m (6'11")
- Ridge height 2.74m (9'0")
LOG CABINS - THE BENEFITS: Log cabins are popular for many reasons, especially as a comfortable garden room to sit and relax in but also as a workshop or heavy duty storage shed. On the outside cabins have a chunky look and feel. On the inside, with no internal framework, the clean lines look smarter than the inside of a traditional shed or summerhouse. In addition, the wall logs are thicker than the shiplap cladding used in traditional sheds and summerhouses, which provides better insulation. If you want the option of winter use we recommend floor and roof insulation, which is difficult to fit retrospectively so it needs to be fitted with the cabin. We offer low price insulation packs complete with fixings and instructions. Where available, double glazing also improves the insulation especially if the cabin has a large glazed area. Another significant benefit of log cabins is that you get more wood for your money when compared with a traditional shed or summerhouse or garden office. With no prefabricated wall panels a log cabin requires less production time.
NORDIC SPRUCE: This building is manufactured from 100% Nordic Spruce, the best quality timber used in log cabin construction. Nordic Spruce is grown primarily in the well managed forests of Scandinavia, Siberia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than trees grown in warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a dense grain pattern. These forests are expertly managed on a sustainable basis so Nordic Spruce is an enviromentally friendly choice.
NATURAL WOOD: First, high grade timber is dried in kilns until it reaches the optimum moisture content, then it is planed smooth and machined into tongued and grooved logs and boards. Next the logs are precisely machined at the ends to ensure a precise fit. Finally, each cabin is carefully packed and wrapped. When you unwrap it the wood is untreated. We recommend treating it only after the cabin has been successfully installed and ideally within a week or two. Treating the logs before fitting may cause the wood to swell up and the logs may not fit together correctly. If you are fitting your cabin in a restricted space where future access will be difficult you can stain the logs during installation by reaching down a few logs at a time as you fit them.
PEFC CERTIFIED TIMBER: This product is PEFC certified. Our PEFC licence number is PEFC/16-37-2190. Our PEFC chain of custody certificate code is INT-PEFC-COC-1119. To verify our PEFC membership visit the PEFC Member Search and search for Summer Garden (full name "Summer Garden and Leisure Buildings Ltd"). Please note if you want a genuine PEFC certified product it must include a valid PEFC claim, which must include a valid licence number and/or certificate code from a genuine PEFC member. It must also be described as PEFC Certified or PEFC Pure. Claims that "we use PEFC timber" or "our suppliers are PEFC certified" are dishonest, because the PEFC certifies products and not suppliers. If the claim is invalid the timber is not PEFC certified.
ABOUT THE PEFC: PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. Since 1999 the PEFC has certified over 280 million acres of forest in 56 countries. PEFC promotes the stewardship and use of forests in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfil, now and in the future, relevant ecological, economic and social functions, at local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other ecosystems. PEFC certification ensures that forest-based products reaching the marketplace have been sourced from sustainably managed forests.
FULLY INTERLOCKING LOG CORNERS: These traditionally made log cabins feature interlocking corner logs. Each wall log is precisely machined and notched out to ensure a strong and weatherproof joint. The first log is laid at the bottom and the rest slot into each other, working upwards one log at a time. No screws or nails are required which makes installation easier and also allows for timber movement. The finished corner assembly is not only immensely strong but also weatherproof and draughtproof. If possible cabins with interlocking logs should be treated after assembly. Treating the logs on site before fitting requires considerable care. If swollen the precision milled joints may not slot together.
CHAMFERRED TOP WALL LOGS: This high specification building features a subtle quality feature. The top log in each side wall is chamferred to the same angle as the roof slope. This little detail provides much improved insulation and draughtproofing. It also provides a much neater internal appearance and the roof boards are easier to fix. This simple design feature eliminates an obvious cold spot. The benefits of this feature are magnified if roof insulation is specified.
SIZES - LENGTH AND WIDTH: The sizes are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the width and the second dimension is the length. The width refers to the angled gable walls at the front and rear. The length refers to the side walls. The sizes listed are the external wall sizes. These sizes do not include the roof overhang.