OK… As you know I say it straight from the hip and I never say something with out evidence, whats really funny is that, when i write something, some stupid, middleman in the UK, who has never been in a forest in his life, and i mean in the middle of the Russian Forest, and seen felling, harvesting of the logs, and seen the full process, has no clue about anything about cabins, apart from the fact that even in these hard times and the price of timber is rising up and up, they still want to rip you off as quickly as they can.
So i was Really shocked and surprised, when i saw one of my cabin designs, from years and years ago, and the price of it, made me laugh, because it should be called “I like to RIP YOU OFF, not i love cabins, more like i love money.
I like LogCabins ,Imagine, £ 13.732.78 Factory Cabins £ 5880, and its the same size cabin, my windows and doors are amazing, no clue about the other company, but the price difference you could buy hand made wooden bespoke metal facial windows and doors. German, and still have change. So why the high prices? Yes my cabins are are all priced ex works, yes mine have zero taxes, so add £ 3000, tax and transport, and you get £8056, I make a profit still, so why the £13.732.78 ?…… Many words come to mind, but i will let you make your mind up which one to use.
Its really up to you as the buyer who you decide to buy from, but do not moan about how long it takes to get to you, we have a virus which is global, and it seriously messes up everything when you least expect. But that does not mean you can be rude, selfish and disrespectful. We all want you to get your cabin in the hour you pay, but its not that easy any more.
And if you see this stupid sign that says buy British, then remember one thing, we do not have any timber left, none, exactly 12 thousand sq miles of it, which is zero, or I will put it another way.
We have 82 billion cubic meters of timber to play with, which is 45% of the country. Also another unknown fact, Right now, vast swathes of Russia are covered in “illegal” forests. 10% of all the forest in Russia (that’s an area about twice the size of Spain) lies in areas formerly or currently designated as agricultural land .This does mean its amazing, that we have vast forests, simple more trees, less food, less food grown, higher prices. Spain land mass is 195, 464 Sq miles, UK has only 12000 Sq miles of forest, do you see the picture now???
Of the 31,380 square kilometres (12,120 sq mi) of forest in Britain, around 30% is publicly owned and 70% is in the private sector. More than 40,000 people work on this land.
The area of the forest land actually covered by forests is 7,95 million km2 (3069512.16 sq mil) (RussianGovernment, 2020). Around 33.5% of the total forested area is composed of primaryforests, 64.1% of otherwise naturally regenerated forests, and the remaining 2.4% of planted forest.
(12,120 sq mi) (306,951,216 sq mil)
As you can see a slight difference, which means this……. STOP CUTTING TIMBER IN THE UK give the forests a rest……… Rest my case…
Please call us for pricing, we would love to display the pricing on our cabins, how ever the prices on timber are only going up and up monthly and its difficult to change the prices on the website, so we are having to do it the old way sadly, until Russia make their timber so stupidly expensive we will all just quit buying from them and start to buy from Canada, Many mills in Canada shut 3 years ago sadly, but when there is demand Then they will reopen. The reason pricing is going up for the very best timber, is that America is now as well as the Chinese buying Russian lumber in massive quantitates , and as you can imagine both are greedier than the other. China does not care about FSC so sadly they buy black market logs. And where there is money there are always men and woman who will risk cutting down huge amounts of forest to fill their greedy pockets.
SO WHY ARE THE COSTS OF TIMBER BUILDINGS GOING UP, SIMPLE, BLAME BIDEN! HE COULD BUY CANADIAN BUT REFUSES TO. HE COULD MINE HIS OWN OIL , BUT REFUSES TO, HE COULD GET HIS OWN GAS BUT REFUSES TO. HE JUST WANTS HE’SHES TO RUN IN THE OLYMPICS.
OK before someone tells you, their windows and doors are amazing, please firstly look at their quality, then their price then tell them they have been smoking something extremely illegal all night and put the phone down, because, there is no one in the industry better than us when it comes to a standard, fit, no extra this and that windows and doors for a log cabin, we are exceptionally the best, and that is absolutly the truth, ask them all.
Now you may be wondering why I keep on ranting and raving (no not in Ibiza its shut) why i say we have the best windows and doors and the importance to this, simple, if your windows and doors break, fall apart leak, and then mother nature comes flooding with wind , rain and everything else, then that small space of tranquility is ruined. ! And to get the company you bought your cabin from 2 years down the road to replace them, or at least look at them and try and fix them, is as you know impossible, as ,most have gone bust, run from the VAT MAN, of changed names and do not have you on their books.
This really is the game of Log Cabins you are entering, I love this part of the market actually more than the houses we manufacture, as we manufacture to the top end of the market and my designs are unique to us and us only.
Anyway, here are some pics, up close and telling all, we can paint your doors and windows any colour you would like, please just ask.
OK, let’s look at facts and pictures, firstly facts, most, if not all cabin companies sell with their log cabins not just rubbish windows and doors, crap windows and doors if the truth was to be known. If you ask Dunster, Quick Garden, or even Tuin, Imedeska to look at their standard, no frills windows that come standard with their 44mm and upwards.
Let’s look at a no frills, standard, ok firstly hinges,
Yes you can guess, left hinge is nearly the whole of the low end mass produced log cabin market and 30% of the middle and ours, Hinge on the right, you presume correctly ours the number 1 hinge, German Manufactured, and a 5 year guarantee.
So Let’s add a few pics of bad, very bad windows and doors, it’s either the hinges are inadequate or the tilt and turn system is just rubbish, this is one to always look out for, if they offer you this system, then you will have problems in 3 years. Dunster House is owned by the Murphy Family, Daddy is Chris, https://find-and-update.company information.service.gov.uk/company/02913901/officers
Come on Dunster, let’s have a good look, a close up look of your windows and doors, because i know you’re hiding your quality,,, if it’s so good show it off like us… Lets see the thickness of your frame work, your joinery timber and your tip top windows and doors!
OK what I have decided to do is let you check out the companies at present selling their wares their way by You Tube, and please check out there windows and doors, look at drip trays, construction type, quality of workmanship and if you think your spending your money in the right place, and do not forget, Factory Cabins LTD has the best of the best in range, price, and of course quality of build.
And check out the windows and doors in these cabins…….. Talk about Cheap!!!!
Seriously have you looked at most of the windows and doors on these cabins, they are a joke, complete and utter joke, we even have a few that want you to IKEA some talk about mass produced way overpriced rubbish, and the paint on the last one was flaking off the frame, that’s quality assured..
Its crazy, but i was looking through my old hard drives and i found our old images we use to use in the old days, like 2001/2007 and then we changed, and they were just left in a folder and forgotten about, I know a few people still use them, but I just thought i would share them with you today and maybe you see something that over the time has disappeared from all our new designs we have now, which believe me is a the largest cabin designs in the world.
You know when you want to say something , but you can’t because it kind of spoils the surprise, well next week we will showcase our windows and everyones elses windows and doors and believe me when i say our new standard windows and doors will put to sleep the market spit spot!
So what are we writing about today, what can i possibly write and it will seem to be completely different than anything else I have written in the past, I have said so many truths yet most of you do not know the difference between a timber frame house, or a Log cabin or a fucking post box painted Red, why don’t you just call me and ask what you need to known, i know all the scumbags in this industry and the good ones,I know the ones that in 2008 went bust and the ones who just go on holidays 6 times a year and actually have never even see your buildings, and know 0% about log cabins, in general. seriously, but there is hope yet, as I am becoming slowly but surely the Agony Aunt, and today i received some photos and a small cry for help, as the company these respectable, hard working British family bought their £9.000 cabin from in 44mm, were just completely fucked over , ( I swear, don’t like it go away)…so their money was taken and the company did a typical Baltic Runner. As from the 1st of January, Trading standards will no doubt shut them down, prosecute and fine this company.
Ok firstly, if something starts with the words Quick, it normally means trouble, remember what our grandparents told us, slowly, slowly catch yeah monkey, and that is in all things, And anyone thinks something racist about that, fuck off back from whence you came.
OK that bit cleared up, Quick and the wording Garden, spells to me one thing, leaking, bad, cheap, and crap and Debbie, her son Charlie and her family were told, informed that their cabin was the nuts, the bees knees, the cream of cabins, the best of the best and all that crap ….. They have informed trading standards, and they have also mentioned that this company loves using the wording Residential Friendly (( Hello everyone it means NOTHING )) You can put up build type, as it is a type style in build design, but you can not mention residential friendly, as that is implying it has U values, structural calculations and is winterized, which it is not..
So story goes something like
Grandmother dies, and leaves grandson money, grand son in his 20’s decides he will move out into the garden and give his mum and dad some peace, and also gives him time to romance his girlfriend as much as he likes behind his own curtains, in his cabin, he yard, his space, and he has wanted his own log cabin for a very long time, and had been going on the net looking for the quality and size he needed, so he sadly was taken in by all the crap and waffle most of the companies write, and he made a QUICK decision, he was looking for his space, and something he was going to pay for himself. A typical strong, fighting fit, English Boy, character and grit. But too trusting, if its cheap, quick and says garden its means CRAP!
So the cabin of his dreams arrived, he was told it was perfect to live in, it was put on a concrete base and off you go, the builders came in £1600 to build it, that in itself was a rip off, as a 44mm should have cost half that, but recession being , prices are high…
So Charlie, went out to see his finished cabin, and Quickly he became upset, when it rained and rained and rained, and then he realised that he was not just getting in water leaking in through the roof, and walls , yes walls, but also the floors and then the doors and windows leaked, and his heart was broken, his bed was wrecked, carpet, and belongings.
And guess what our
trading standards division in the UK, which is versed on this company are doing
nothing , why , because they have had funding pulled, and do not have the man
power to do anything, and even though this is a multi million pound fraud going
on each and every week, they are too blind and stupid to do anything or police
So we police it, with my
blogs and other blogs that really know this industry.
I have put a lot of photos with this blog.
Just so you can see for
yourself, never buy anything that has quick attached to the name..
Remedy for this cabin, the doors and windows are absolute cheap rubbish, not fit for purpose, change them, please go to our page https://www.logcabinslv.co.uk/premium-windows-doors-gallery/, send us the sizes and colour you want them, and we will send them to you. Next the whole cabin you must varnish it in decking varnish for yachts. At least 3 coats. And a 44mm building is not a residential building, it’s not even building reg friendly….. it will be never ever fit to sleep in, ever… it is a glorified shed, nothing more. Actually some sheds, as they are timber framed are better, unless you buy a twinskin.
Second remedy, ask a local independent registered carpenter to come in and make a full assessment on the cabin, faults, windows and doors, etc, and them put that to trading standards, they will then send a summons to the company, if they do not pay, then, there is a Lithuanian institution , https://www.antstoliai.lt/vbp/public, and these people will take the money from the companies account immediately. It does not matter if it’s a UK resident or Lithuanian, you bought the cabin while being an EU citizen , which means they can not run from you. Assets or money will be taken from them, if a court rules against them.
If the Lithuanian court rules in their favour, you can then seize any goods coming into the “UK” country from this company and sell it till your settlement is upheld. And as they sell possibly 500 buildings a month into UK, and the trucking invoice will obviously confirm their company name, you have no problems in getting your money back quickly.
If I were you I would speak to them and tell them to take it back, and just refund you the full amount, to them its peanuts, but if they push this , they will loose, and they will then loose their check rate, complain to their bank and credit card company, and make them problems.
DOORS DO NOT EVEN ALIGN.
I am going to keep shut, you decide…..
Always remember that you must always have a correct drainaway,,,, mother nature is a bitch most of the time, so keep water away , completely away, from your log cabin, the log cabin should be off the floor, and that’s the first rule, there are many others, and that you should never buy a cheap cheap cheap log cabin, as it will come back to bite you in so many awful ways.
It’s really funny, we have been around since day one, yet, no one knows us, possibly because we have been the quiet supply to a the chain of disgusting greedy piggy dealerships that just got more and more greedy it was like a pandemic of mass proportion that was ill , sick and vile that swept the UK, and only money, profit and scams . So last year we put a complete stop to it, and kept just 3 dealers and got rid of the rest.
What’s really upsetting is that greed spoils good in everything, and greed has always been the downfall of most cabin log Dealers.
One comment i want to get clear from the start of this blog, we can be trusted with money, any amount, we had 70 dealerships that trusted us with your money each and every day, but we could not trust them to offer you a fair deal! ( please remember this) ……… it was not them that sacked us, it was us that sacked them!
Many years ago I was walking
through a small, empty warehouse, and I saw out of the corner of my eye a 3m x
3m corner, interlocking 28mm log cabin, and I knew then that this was my future
staring at me, covered in dust, doors hanging off, and boards full of holes and
the timber not particularly very good, but the design was perfect, obviously I had
to push the Mill, to manufacturer a better product, and it was quite difficult,
as the standards here in Lithuania as
they are now still, sadly quite low, so one must push and push and push, which
means you have to be around the product, people, and manufacturing areas 24./7
as the only person you can trust is yourself, and I never believe anyone when
they say “ don’t worry it’s going to be cool” I always found that nothing went
as planed and the quality was always slightly a miss, compared to what I wanted
Every man and his dog has tried
to sell log cabins, and still they come, and it makes me laugh when they write
crap like, made in the UK, actually the timber is either Russian or Baltic, UK
does not have the timber quality needed to manufactured really seasoned log cabins.
So, I decided to put up some pics
of cabins that stretch back years and years, show you how we changed the
industry, and how we are still the only leading light in the industry.
OK imagine, I sit for hours and hours and i try after designing over 7000 buildings for the UK garden market, to come up with something new and interesting, my time and energy, plus not forgetting my money, to create something amazing. For You!
So I design a whole new range of garden offices, not because they are the best, or that i am the best designer, ( I am with without doubt ) , and that every one, and i mean everyone copies exactly what i do, ( the clock house) the ( The Interlocking Twin Skin).
Skinners Sheds whos webdesigner “decides” or is told to steal our images from our website and then gives our design to his very bad manufacturer who has a bad name for one going broke and running away and not paying for his timber and other things, and two is known in the industry for having lots of missing parts, skinners uses this mill to copy our designs, the mill supply awfully cheap windows and doors, are known for late deliveries and also this mill uses Baltic timber, which as we all know is fast grown rubbish! Forgetting all of that, for a moment;;;;
Dunster, and his discounts which he does every month, and actually 90% of the Piggy Dealerships sadly do the same. they all shout buy now as prices rising etc, , by the way timber has not gone up, so anyone who says it has, well they are truly mistaken and really do know anything, as I sit here in the forests, i sell timber, buy it, cut it and export it, SO I DO as i sell 40000 m3 a month) ,
so what is the the truth?
The truth is timber is just being withheld from you, you see , if you call President Vladimir Putin a Russians Fuc..g Bastard, and the Belarusians leader President Viktor Lukashenko a dictator and all the names under the sun, do not expect the next day for them both to say, arr poor UK here’s some cheap timer. because like gas, oil and other stuff you don’t have a lot of and especially””” timber””””, which the UK has very little of, and you are still cutting your Oaks, you do know it’s bad luck to cut Oak, ”’any way I digress, sorry “expect from both Russia and Belarus some very fancy, and beautifully, eloquently said swear words in Russian said to the UK, and everything to do with timber changes and you now can expect low grade timber, as you see I show cased in Arch Lesures Pods, article, CRAP! photos below in case you forgot. or missed that blog…
( Remember this, Russia helps the UK in so many ways, culture, and Timber for Housing, money and also Russia shows us again, how to stand on our feet and be independent). We have followed to long idiots. I personally have decided to stop following and start to stop the degrading nature of a business,I personally started 20 odd years ago, Log Cabins. Time to go back to the beginning, and reprice it all again. This time without the likes of Dunster House, Skinners, Johnsons, and, Garden Buildings Direct, and the rest, …… Lets see them all drop their pricing to mine. lol…. that will be the day)
Arch Leisure and his amazing timber, what a pile of crap,Seriously……………….. Keep going down for photos.
Fu..ing Disgusting. Like all Dealerships he does not care, and he knows nothing about timber.
Those knots are black…….. SOME INFO KEITH REGARDING YOUR CLADDING……
These knots are often black and may contain bark or pitch pockets separating the dead-limb wood from the living stem wood. Such black knots are more formally known as encased knots. . knots are typically considered to be undesirable defects in wood
So Mr Arch Lesure, you paneling inside your new and amazing crap pods are lined out with defective timber……… As always we like to help ( The Public)
Seriously, this is what the UK has come to, home grown, backstreet mills, buying defective timber, and manufacturing and selling BADLY MANUFACTURED COPIES OF OUR products for £1000’s more, with CRAP timber.
Sorry keith…. Must say,,, Brit to a Brit, selling this rubbish to other Brits, is dispicable.
Next, when, and i mean WHEN did cabins not have floors???????????? I have never sold a cabin without a floor, and a 28mm floor as standard. what is this about??? seriously???
And I love this next bit…. Please everyone, pic one of our cabins, say any DF log cabin, call us, we will give u a quote, delivered to your home. and Trust me this is going to hurt Dunster.
How do you break the Dealerships, easy, play them at their own greedy game, so Dunster House Log Cabins have said 10% from any quote you get to a similar log cabin, well our cabins are 100% better, in every way, and cheaper, in every way, and we want you to go to them with our quote and get them to give you 10% off that! you win, win , win, because price promise is a price promise. And a 4m x 5m log cabin with a roof and a floor is as near as you need to be. if we are offering better, windows, and better thicker flooring for less, they must adhere to their price promise. so if our cabin is £2000 cheaper they must add their 10% to that! so that’s £2200. I love price promises, because in the end they backfire.
OK next, have not forgotten Skinner Sheds, OH NO!
It was £11.190.00, wow, that’s absolutely amazing, cheap, eh! Now discounted From, I love From, means nothing, but let’s keep him at his word, from, what ever, £9.190.00, that’s £1910, pounds off, seems a lot , wow, well done boys, for selling my designed cabin so cheap, and discounted. Always check 70mm timber from the Baltics for splits, if it is not treated almost instantly, baltic 70mm will split terribly. TERRIBLY………
But let’s look at the real cost of that cabin from us here at the Mill.
Yep our price is as you can expect is a lot cheaper.
Why? because we manufacturer it, and why are we so much cheaper, because we are not greedy. Shout out to all dealers, stop selling 19mm floor and 19mm roof, shows to the public your a bulk mill manufacturer, rather like condoms, millions, manufactured and only good once, then, throw it away! Dealers are greedy and that’s why Mr and Mrs Public Factory Cabins is here to stop you (1) getting ripped off) (2) getting lower prices, (3) getting the best quality, (4) great customer service ( 5) Full turn Key Service. yep also you can pay us with a credit card, and we will be offering also finance.
OH.. forgot to mention… Skinners, 70mm we are £ 2596 Cheaper ex works. And remember this, our quality is 100% better, we do not have missing logs, and if that cabin ever was 11.190, then, it would have meant we were £4596 ex works cheaper. That’s an insane amount! the cabin seems big, but its not, it’s only 31.5 sq m , 6 windows and a double door. and they wanted £11.190. Seriously! oh, with some free shingles that are of questionable quality for that roof which really needs honestly an EPDM covering for it to be efficient. Anyway, we are here to stay, please check out our new and very exciting range The Standard Range coming soon, 102 buildings, that should keep skinners thief web designer busy enough to take off our water marks and offer another of our ranges.
To all you out there that we care about, ditch the dealers and come direct, why pay a guy £2000+ to make a call and just buy a cabin from us?
And!!!!!!! Seriously , i do not understand why you all waste your money on Backstreet Dealerships who are as you can see just ripping you off when purchasing a cabins.
Can anyone explain why you all beat each other up for toilet rolls…… Has England gone mad, because you throw your money away and pay double for cabins , and kill each other for bog paper…
For many years Log Cabins LV, has been supplying the trade, dealerships, with the best of the best Log Cabins, Certified Glulam GL Class Residential Cabins, be it a School, House, or Village Hall, all of which came to Building Regulations, We have designed over 300 different kinds of camping Pods, over 7000 different log cabins sizes range from 3m x 3m to a full 500 sq meter house, and we also offer Fully Insulated Timber Frame Buildings all the way up to Passive Standards, we have been very much in the background, and sadly we have allowed a lot of Dealerships to sell our cabins under their own brand, as you will notice on Log Cabins LV and Factory Cabins we offer an extensive Blog, this blog goes back to 2013, and on youtube, channel, our videos go back to 2005, and if you really hunt, you will find that before LV we were Sourcingtimber, we have been the most aggressive of all design teams in this market, and everyone has copied us, we designed the Clock House, twinskin interlocking system, we manufactured the first Garden Office, and we have actually changed the face of the UK gardens that is forever lasting. Factory Cabins has been in the coming for years.
Our first dealerships were targeted at some large and very well known companies that are still cheating their customers daily, if i sound angry, I am because what we manufacturer and sell for and what the Dealerships sell at, I would say there are thousands and thousands of pounds difference, which is putting it mildly. And this annoys me as its not profit its theft, and greed.
So what I did was sit back and wait for 10 years, and let the shed companies, the new cabin manufacturers come in, and flood the market, and let them build up their dealerships, and basically take an obscure product I introduced into the market some 21 years ago, and they made it know to all. And as they were doing this job for me they were also getting greedier and greedier, and prices went up and up and up.
And now we have a lot of absolutely shit cabins on the market, and i mean shit, sold at unbelievable pricing, and because sadly none of you know a decent cabin from a bad one, you believe every word you are told, and everything they write on there Perjurers websites, with stolen images from our sites, (Skinners sheds) all of them with the Clock House Design, all of them with the Twinskin Design and so on. On this blog loads of companies are listed who are just completely crooks and Charlatans who know zero about cabins, steal content from us, and sell to you then run off with your deposit, and now we are heading into a depression, and Brexit, which means you do not need a vat to buy a cabin from us anymore from the 1st of Jan, we have now decided it’s time to cut the feet of all the crooked , disgusting thieves, and sell direct. And none of them have a leg to stand on, our twin skins are cheaper than there single skins, and their add ons, are a joke.
On the first of January, trading standards are going to get a letter from us, on that letter will be the lies and deceit written on so many websites and those that con people from their hard earned money and those that falsely claim that their cabins are this that and the other.
Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Polish, Romanians and disgustingly the British have for too long believed that they can write whatever they want on a website, and soft touch UK will bear the brunt of that lie by simply doing nothing, well, if any of you know English Law it is seriously harsh and unforgiving, so many of you have forgotten what it was like to be ENGLISH, that day is coming Jan 1st 2021 , and we then can throw off the shackles of the European Union’s rules and regulations which are i must say are for the soft and for the lighter touch people in life. And jump hard and aggressively on those that think they can lie and decieve.
What is building reg friendly mean, sorry, i know its on a log cabin British website, which is owned by a EU company, To those that write this,,,,,,, a word of warning,,,,,, The Brits run Britain, and unlike what you may think, saying (building reg friendly) means ”’ZERO”’ the cabin must pass must pass structural calculations, and finger jointed beams, and stuff like that, would not pass structural calcs, not in any way shape or form, no grade mark (( understand))) , which means what you have written is an absolute LIE! There are no cabin with grade marks for strength, durability , zero, nothing, . There are now a few of us that believe the UK is being flooded with Rubbish, dangerous, and we are going to make a forum of which companies lie, and if you know the UK law, not European as that has no standing, once we make a formal complaint, your site will be turned off by trading standards, and infringements will be fined, the days of telling huge lies to the British Public about how good your cabins are when in fact they are absolute crap, is over!!! Here is one thing to think about…. this is one from 2400 items, you must pass to even use the work Residential, never mind about a bit of insulation.
So when you use the Residential, Residential, stop trying to cheat our old people into thinking your rubbish is anything like their house, or a park home, all you have done is beefed up the walls of your garden cabin, with a 44 mm x 44 mm and added a bit of insulation, it is a garden building, nothing more, so stop telling lies.
Here’s just a little of the hoops one must jump through to get your cabin, 80mm graded glulam twin skin with a huge amount of insulation, with a waterproof membrane, and then dovetailed into the inner skin, so there is no cold bridging, I know because i have made more than one and mine even had to pass all ofsted rules and regs!
I hate to brag, but this is how you manufacturer a twinskin for building regulations, and as you can see there are grade marks everywhere, it was 2 x 80mm x 80mm GL Graded glulam School. 6.8m x 18m . All the beams sit at 90 degree, not 45, and also they are graded, and everything is manufactured from C24, which is then cut up and made to be a Engineered log.
Do not be fooled with pretty pictures on the web, 90% of the crap they write is crap! and their prices are ludicrous. Factory Cabins, is now Number 1 for pricing and honesty as well as offering the right product.
Have a read of some of these rules and then think, what 99.9999% of the cabin companies are offering, and none of what’s written below applies to them.
My amazing Clock House 4.8m x 3.6m is possibly one of the most sold log cabins in the industry, comes in so many different sizes now, but tonight let’s talk about this amazing , wonderful, aesthetic design, and how i Kevin Langham designed this cabin, and 7000 others and put it to my dealerships throughout europe and the UK, and how it has changed from being a super, quality log cabin , to the pile of shit that is now sold to you the customer, it has been butchered by every company, no strength in the roof, no quality of build and absolutely not worth 1/3 of what any company is asking for them from you. I have seem my cabins butchered by everyone, there is no pride left in this industry, it’s all about demand and bulk.
And you the public are driving this madness by demanding them now , now , now.
And what you buy is last years stock, that’s had 10 buildings packed on top of yours, that are old, that are quickly and cheaply manufactured, AND REALLLLLLLLY OVER PRICED!!!
And if a company is telling you to wait 12 weeks, they are getting ready to go bust and steal your deposits. In 2008 they all did the same, and i will never forget how many people called us and asked us where the dealerships had gone with their deposits. that’s why this time round we have got rid of all the dealers, you just never know who can be trusted and who you can not!
This is the first ever Clock House Log Cabin, it was designed by an elderly Royal Marines officer. We assembled this beautiful building in his garden and decorated it with a pot belly stove, and some very comfortable seating, table etc, and it was his personal little cute hide away.
He sent me the design and I had a very long look at it, and i thought, amazing, and that it would sell well, but the problem with it was, the amount of light was miserable, it was dark, way too dark, it felt claustrophobic, and the dorma looked too big. We built his and then, I sat down and thought.
So I sat down and figured out over about 3 months what would be the best size and how to manufacture this cabin making sure it was ethically viable for the amount of timber to be used, to use the off cuts and and and, and i came up with 5.5m x 4m where 4 windows fitted on the front, with a tall double door and two windows left and right. all tilt and turn. Double glazed.
And here is a pic of the first one…
And here you are, the first , ever, ever, ever 5.5 m x 4.0m and I still think apart from my sunshine range, this is one of the best log cabins ever designed. it fits all purposes. And I amproud to stamp my name to it.
Some one asked me the other day who am I!
Easy I am the start, I am the middle my sons, son, son will possibly be the next Langham, to design more and more buildings from materials we have not even invented yet, but trust me when I say the Langham name is the name that brought Log Cabins to the UK, not garden buildings Direct, Waltons, Dunster House or any of the said mentioned, it was Kevin Langham, and I was too stupid to understand that i should have sold them direct to the customers and not to dealers, who have over the last 21 years upped the prices, lowered the quality and completely destroyed the ethos of what i started, I had someone ask me who I was, and i said I had designed a few buildings, what i wanted to say was, without me 99.9 % of designs on most websites of cabins would not be around, ( like clock house) ……. and also who invented the twinskin system, yes ME!
The twinskin interlocking building system came to me when i saw a skilled craftsman put two walls together , one cabin inside another, and use spacers, and then add insulation, i then had an Eureka moment, and I went to our production production master, and told him what i wanted to do, everyone thought i was crazy, honestly, bat sh-t mad! But i pushed on and now 30% of all cabins are twin skin, thanks to a Langham!
Skinners Sheds 70mm £8.250….is this company really serious, is everyone in Sussex on coke! Time to wake up, buy direct…….. I hate greed and i know you all do! No one can hide from us, we are about to rip this industry to bits, and show the corruption and over pricing. It’s bye bye Dealerships.
OUR CABIN in 44mm, OUR DESIGN, OUR IMAGES, OUR SALE, £3492, EX WORKS LT……….
Russian Siberian Pine…….
Now our 70mm price, insane EX WORKS LT £ 4478…… insane…. Now let’s show skinners where they go really wrong… Really , Really wrong!!!!!
Imagine, Skinners Sheds, offers its 44mm Log Cabin for £6.590…., imagine, single skin… we kill that with our twin skin, wake up everyone, Dealerships is the old way, buying Direct is the new way for 2020, and onwards.
WE OFFER OUR TWIN SKIN, THAT’S 44mm X 44mm TWINSKIN DOUBLE GLAZED LOGCABIN WHICH IS JUST THE BEST OF THE BEST THAT CAN BE FOR ALL YEAR ROUND, AND IT COSTS LESS THAN SKINNERS SINGLE SKIN CABIN, THAT’S LET NOT FORGET A COPY OF OUR HARD WORK. AND STEALING OUR CONTENT AND DESIGN
Ex works is easy and the new way to buy your log cabin..
WHY BUY A COPY WHEN YOU CAN BUY DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY. AND SAVE ££££££££££££
What annoys me more than anything is that we put this company on the map, we helped him in so many different ways, we supplied him with the best buildings and also content for his website, yet, he decided to go to a cheaper mill, copy our building designs, and then after we have finished working with Skinners Sheds for almost 2 years, he still thinks its correct, to steal from our New Designs, and then adds them to his site, and then charges you a fortune, Log Cabins LV and also Factory Cabins has absolutely nothing to do with Skinners Sheds. Now or ever in the future. Ex works is here now to stay, and Greedy Piggy Dealers are gone!
So Skinner Sheds are charging a massive £4058 more…..in 44mm, than us for our cabin, they seem to be an awful clever crew, now let’s look how really greedy this company is, let’s look at their 70mm.
Our 70mm is £8700 ex works, Skinners Sheds is 14.000, thats a whooping £5300 difference…
Our Garden Office Twin Skin DF1509 11.0m x 4.5m with a 100mm gap for all the wires and insulation etc, comes with double glazing, double roof , double walls etc, and the cost, ready, this is a cabin with a wall thickness of 188mm, sturdy and amazing for winter or summer, rain and snow, the perfect, Office , price ex works from us, a crazy £10.644 ex works, it’s a mad price, and it’s actually £3356 cheaper than my DF 1509 11.0m x 4.5m office Skinners ” stole our image of” in 70mm. So if your thinking of going to Skinners Sheds to buy a copied LV design,log cabin, think , once, think twice think NAW,,,,, come to Factory Cabins. At least you know what your purchasing is original and made by the guys that designed it, not some bad copy!
Imagine, all the Lithuanian Manufacturers and Latvian, Polish and Estonian must pander to the needs of their dealerships, they are once again held captive to the Bully Boys of Europe, Well, we are not, we told our dealers, or 99.9% of them, the greedy ones to thats thats that, and not to put any more order in for our cabins, as you can see why, their pricing is disgusting, and their profit margin is from your pockets, our Ethos ,in the Baltics is not to Rip thy neighbor Off. But sadly that was told to our dealers numerous times, keep pricing low.
No one listened, so here we go, no dealers, more sales, and no one is moaning. We were using a UK company to help us at the beginning, but we realised that no one will settle for 10%, they want 50%-90%, the greed in the UK with in this industry is huge. Rampant.
Dear Mr and Mrs Public, decency and honesty has been lost in this trade for years, and there’s actually no Policing of this industry at all. NONE! That’s why, companies are allowed to sell like this Dunster House cabin a 5m x 4m in 28mm, Severn, with free flooring, what the hell is free flooring, ( cabins come with floors) when was having a floor “an optional thing”, they are not doing you a favour they are upping the price, “up selling”….but the Murphys have always been about making the most out of their low end mass produced cabins, by cutting down the quality and upping the price.
I have invoices to prove this by the way, we were the first to start them going, but we fell out as i would not cut quality, and they did not want to pay for childrens play houses,and as always dunster then said, take us to court, or take what we offer. That was their last truck, and their last truck of quality. Now they sell rubbish, they are actually the bottom of the ladder in quality, but when you add up all the extras they are super expensive,
DUNSTER HOUSE HOW CAN YOU EVER SELL A CABIN THAT IS 20 SQ METERS WITH A WALL BOARD 28MM THICK . 28 IS A FLOOR BOARD, 28 MM IS GREAT FOR FLOORING , BUT AS A INTEGRAL PART OF STRENGTH WHICH WE ALL KNOW HAS NO PROPERTIES AND IS NOT SUITABLE TO BUILD A CABIN FROM. PLEASE SHOW US THE PUBLIC DUNSTER HOUSE THE STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS DONE ON THAT CABIN THAT A 5M X 4M IN 28MM UNGRADED TIMBER IS SUITABLE FOR ALL WIND, RAIN CONDITIONS IN THE UK THAT INCLUDES SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND ALL OF WALES ESPECIALLY NORTH WALES ETC.
I understand that log cabins do not have building regulations attached to them, if they are under 30 sq meters and meet permitted building regulations, for this under 2.5, and 4m etc.
But common sense must prevail, and in a case of a 5m x 4m cabin in 28mm, there is no common sense their! NONE……. It’s just greed!
OK Talking about add ons, check this one out…. talk about ripping you off……
All our prices are ex works, which means no Vat or shipping, as from the 1st of January 2021 it won’t matter about VAT, there won’t be any to pay this end, only yours on entry, and that puts paid to massive stock on the ground, as 70% of cabins are bespoked.
Next Glulam Timber, if someone tells you they use Glulam logs, you must ask them to provide you with a certificate that the glue used in any part of the building is non toxic, also that the minimum length of log which the glulam board, log was constructed from, for your cabin walls or purlins , what ever, is more than one or one and a half meters, if it is made from small bits of timber, it’s not glulam, it’s called finger jointed, and it’s made from off cuts, so it is not a structural certified log with certification.
The certificates you will need to ask for if they say that it’s glulam this and glulam that, as most of the times they lie:
A glulam Log must be manufactured to GL24 (BS11), GL28 (BS14) and GL32 (BS16) in accordance with DIN and EN norms. so if your guy says , glulam , you say prove it.
if they can not provide these, then they are lying. And it’s not glulam. It means they are selling you walls made from offcuts and not C24 and above graded timber. I am glad we got that sorted out. Please remember this.
The KI range has been copied by all, and even the images have been stolen from our website, and other manufacturers have copied our unique design. this is not a shock to us companies with absolutely no integrity, along with the dealerships just want t earn, and where they get the design or how they manufacture it does not matter to them.
So as you can see this cabin is stolen from our site, and as you can see the price for this cabin is disgustingly high, and please believe me as the designer of this cabin, roof, its a hard cabin to manufacture, the gable ends must match 100% ( Curved apexes).
Then there is ours in 44mm, but you must remember we designed this cabin that happened over many months and we paid a skilled guy to sit for hours daily,actually monthly and years, we have done this, and some back street shed manufacturer thinks its ok to steal our designs.
Pity he does not buy from a good manufacturer or that his prices match ours.
And to top it off, here we go……
His 70 mm is £6190, seriously, not surprised he earned 11.000.000 last year!
Our 70mm ex works is……£ 3648, even with vat and transport, we are still over 1000 cheaper. if you pay us the Vat, but if you buy it with a VAT number ex works you are £2542 in pocket.
But it gets better. Ready…… they are little cabins , and the differences are small, i think £500 notes is a lot, but then I am still in touch with reality.
Check out this bad boy, this is his price for this cabin in 70mm, yep, 70mm, He buys from Ultimate Log Cabins, who sells to a lot of people, like https://www.morrowsectionalbuildings.com/ ,,,, https://logcabinsnorthernireland.com/,,,,,,,,, and the like, if you go on these sites you will see that even they have stolen our designs, images and photos, even our beloved Aurora Clock House, But what can you do, UK government is the most powerless government in the world, i even think behind somewhere like Chad! So theft, and criminal deeds be them stealing your deposits and going bust and then being allowed to keep the websites, like Trevor Watson did with Beaver log cabins in Ireland, or Geoff Morrow stealing my images and putting them all over his website because he thinks he is untouchable, he is not. he is a thief as like the rest. And now name and shame. Going to shame them all.
So Brian… ,,,,, SouthWest…. £11.783 for a 70mm 7m x 4m……. is someone on some hard core scrumpy, as i hear cider makes you mind do weird and wonderful stupid idiotic things, and in that area of the world it’s the favourite tipple I hear.
NOW OURS IN 70MM
70mm Log Cabins OC Range – 7.0 m x 4.0m Clockhouse Dorset 7004 is only, £5172 EX WORKS LT…….. The Best Double Glazed Log Cabins on the market, hard wearing 28mm floor, and a solid 19mm roof as always from FC A standard! Quality Windows and Doors !!!! SO PLEASE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS EX WORKS £6611 CHEAPER, IF WE ADD OUR VAT THE CABIN IS ONLY EX MILL £6258, HELLLOOOOOO IS SOMEONE BEING REALLY FUCKING GREEDY!!
That’s enough,,,, time for a cuppa,,, and also time for you all to ponder who is a crook! and why FactoryCabins.co.uk is number one…………..
OK that out the way….. Like for like, well this is a problem, because none of the cabins are even like ours, none, they are all lesser quality or higher priced , some by £500 and others by £6000 and more. they are all the same sizes, but the quality, well, that’s for you to determine.
OK,,,, Lets start off in a way that i think is fair, because I know this blog is going to upset the whole industry, completely, as most of them have egos higher than the empire state building, and they earn a lot of money and of course will not want to lose their lifestyle. Like speed boats, 5 Holidays a year, sports cars, and millions of pound in proffit.
The industry in Total (UK), sheds and Cabins has a net worth of 7.7 Billion, and in that market we have holiday log cabins ( most are 80mm glulam crap) worthless after 15 years, why? simple they are not built to any form of building regulation, and other forms of buildings, its a lucrative business to be in, and to think I started it personally.
So I have been doing this many years and in this time i have seen the market grow and grow, and prices rise and rise, and the quality in some companies get better and better, and in others, the quality is disgusting, and some have the most amazingly bad reviews, that they pay £1000’s and £1000’s to their full time web guys to get rid of bad reviews by just adding more and more false ones on top. also….. the pricing, its utter madness, absolute greed, and because of that, i have decided alone, because i know that I am the only Manufacturer/Designer, to drop prices and offer the public the ability to buy direct and cut out the middle man.
We saw this cabins….. now check out what they offer, for the price. and they say they will erect it. We asked an independent qualified Fitter how much to assemble this in 44mm, he said without covering the roof about £800.. this cabin is 5.9m x 3.0m… I love the word from??? From what? Our twinskin ex works is nearly half the cost of this single skin!
Double glazed as standard
1 x double casement window
1 x set of double doors
Tanalised floor bearers
45mm solid timber walls
28mm tongue and groove floorboards
Decking under canopy
19mm tongue and groove roof boards
Here is Ours, same size 5.9m x 3.0m with same everything, just window in different wall.
OC Range Somerset Log Cabin 5.9 m x 3.0 m 7013
Log Cabins size – 5.9 m x 3.0 m Log Cabin – 19.68 ft x 9.84 ft
Veranda – 3.0 m Overhang – 40 cm
Double GlazedWindow Size – 1x 710 mm x 1520 mm (wd code 142)
Double Glazed Size – 1x 1410 mm x 1930 mm (d code 147)
Wall height – 2.25 m (Front) Wall height – 2.1 m (Back) Ridge height – 2.49 m
We do not offer roofing covering or gutter kit with any of our cabins. All our log cabins are sold ex works LT.
I am not going to shout about price difference, not yet, as the main compare site is coming and then this industry is going to have a major fucking heart attack, and all the guys and girls that have been super greedy for so long will understand whats its like being a normal hard working person, earning and saving …. bye bye… Dealerships…..
OK, we all search for a company that we truly believe understands their product and knows what their doing, we want to believe that the guy we are speaking to has the ( Minerals) the midas touch, and he knows more than you about his products and i can help you etc. But when a company is selling and advertising using another manufacturer products to sell his lesser quality wares, it makes you wonder if you can truly trust the seller, it brings to mind, look at this Rolex in the box, and not the one i got from China in my pocket. And sadly Mr Keith from Arch Leisure is doing that, he is using my quality camping pods, and then he sadly gives you crap instead , and i challenge him any day to bring one of his awfully built pods to our Factory, and let’s see how much weight the roof can hold, what’s it like in sub zero conditions and what awful sub quality timber is he using, because i do not see anywhere on his website, FSC Chain of custody, or for that matter anything resembling C24 timber.
We parted company with this company last year,and what he is displaying on google is not what he now manufacturers but we had manufactured for him in the past, and there is a reason for this, what he is now selling is ( well what i have just said means there is a problem if you have to show off someone else’s product and not your own…..) Would you trust this guy? His company? Does he run away from problems, is he there when your pods are delivered? Does he actually understand the concept of Podding, and the ethos behind it, or is he just a salesman trying to earn money from any product, and then gone.
If you’re looking for a camping pod, and want to buy direct, not from some guy who never leaves his house other than to go on holiday in Dubai , and trust me Ryan Air does not fly there for £230 return!
Very soon on FactoryCabins.co.uk we will be offering camping pods at ex work prices we are now getting rid of our pod dealers as we did our cabin sellers, and we will be putting up Factory Pricing.
If you really want the best of the best, then stop looking in the UK for Pods, you do not have forests, you do not have quality pods, you never will have, we have the best of the best timber, we also have huge glulam beam lines that can manufacture subframes for the pods that no one in the UK can, plus, we offer better pricing and quality.
“Buy British” I am all for that, but without Russian timber, your housing market would come to a halt. And I mean it would stop. Sadly the UK public are fed crap by the media, and trust me when i say we do as much bad when it comes to spying and killing people as the Russian, Americans etc.
We are not saints in any way, we are lied to so many times a day by our government, it makes me laugh, go home, don’t go home, stay in dooors, go to the pub, wear masks, don’t wear masks, and please tell me, Toilet paper? What the F—–k is all that about, I am English and i just laugh, i think my race has turned into sheep………. We allow every soft stupid , daft dick tell us what to do, we have schools open when they should be shut, and all the money should be spent on finding a cure, that’s it. And now we have a recession which is coming this recession is like a huge fucking dark, powerful wave that will rip through ever family and company around the world, the price of gold is nearly 2000 an ounce, it could go as high as 3000 or 4000 as some predict, and holidays at home will become the largest market in the UK, yet in Jan 1 you leave the EU and tariffs on your timber will completely ( kill your home grown industry of manufacturing) thats happening already as most shed companies and timber companies have shortages, and this will get more common, as why should we supply you with products that you turn into a product that then your businesses sell for 5 times its actual value.
I do not like greedy people, and now your pants are down, and you can not manufacturer a product if you do not have the material to manufacture it.
You should have been planting years ago, yet you tarmaced everything and built high rise buildings, destroyed your green belt and just messed up the country completely, and because you were under the thumb of Germany for so many years you lost yourself in immigrants and laws. Now 1st January 2021 England becomes England, and a lot that went around will go around. But you still don’t have timber. NONE!
Which is why all the best Camping Pods come from us. that’s fact.
And one last fact, we manufacture Schools, Houses, Large Log Cabins , Camping Pods etc, we also have our own glulam production line , we have so many CNC machines it would take a day to list each one, and our buildings are 10/10, we are also not going to go bust. In 2008 so many unlucky, poor people were ( f—–ed) over by backstreet middle men and the large companies, ( none can be trusted, your laws allow them to steal and there is no come back) that actually just bought and sold on, who took deposits, and did not give them to their supplier but kept them, and i am talking about 5 of your biggest log cabin companies in the UK to date, that did this, and ended up owing us huge amounts of money, and customers and banks, and they went bust with a smile and a ” we will be back in a few months once we have restructured, that means gone on holiday with their customers deposits , had a great time and then came back when the threatening emails stopped and the people had stopped throwing bricks through their office windows , and with in a week they had a new managing director, the deposits were gone, customers lost their money and the company carried on as nothing had happened because the websites were allowed to be used by the new managing director, and we over here, now understand and learned from 2008 that the UK is the most corrupt country in Europe for business, in Russia you can and will go to jail, same as Lithuania and Latvia and Estonia, Finland, Sweden if you knowingly just took deposits to keep them, but the UK, lol, never, , and we will not put up with it. so goodbye dealerships. If your government will not protect you, then we will. this is my industry i started off the Likes of Dunster House, Skinners, and so many companies that now sell huge volumes of cabins, and who will will not sell to anymore.
The UK is now sadly now the poor man of Europe, and no one trusts him, your printing money with out anything to back it up thanks to Gordon Brown.
Between 1999 and 2002 the Treasury sold 401 tonnes of gold – out of its 715-tonne holding – at an average price of $275 an ounce, generating about $3.5bn during the period.
Gold now is trading at nearly £2000 an ounce, the man was is as stupid as the day he was born.
There are so many reasons not to purchase from a UK company at the moment, and the word you are looking at is uncertainty. We were here from the beginning, we have the timber, we don’t have depts, we can survive whatever the markets throw at us because we have what you all need, timber. So we are actually the only ones to trust.
Log cabins LV thanks you for reading this blog so does Factory Cabins.
Many many years ago when we first started and made the first ever garden office, that to be honest was not too shabby, and 180mm round log cabins, plus the first ever 3d images, to show the public what they were getting, and today I just wanted to share with you, what exactly we did back in those days and the images we used, and how our cabins have come on since then, this really is going back into the very beginning of this industry. I hope you enjoy the images, photos and then look at our gallery and see how far we have come. A few photos to start with that show the present.
We are now offering you the chance to get the B2C, Business to Public. if you have a vat number, then all well and good, if not, then we can still sell you the cabin, timber frame, or whatever your after for the same price, https://www.factorycabins.co.uk/ki-range/ , here you will find unbelievably pricing. What people do not understand is this, you pay vat to everyone for everything if you are not VAT registered. And you only pay it once. so if you pay it to us you do not pay it in the UK , its simple. And why not pay the VAT to the countries that actually love their forests and keep them healthy, unlike the UK, who spends its cash on all sorts of Rubbish, ask Boris, In 2018/19: The UK MOD spent £38.0 billion. and none of it went to planting trees.
Also you should appreciate the countries that actually allow you to have their timber, because without the Baltics and Russian timber, 70% of your homes just would not be built. I am a britt, I love Putin, and I love the way Putin and Lukashenko look after their forests. Period.
……….SO B2P IS HERE, TAKE NOTICE AND MAKE THE BEST OF IT WHILE IT LASTS………
Someone always wants to spoil a good thing and no doubt, everyone will copy…
Now a lot of photos that show the past and how far we have come…..
THIS IS THE FIRST EVER GARDEN OFFICE 5M X 4M …… LOOKS LIKE CRAP NOW, BUT IN 2004 THIS WAS THE BEE’S KNEES. AND THE PRICE IF I REMEMBER RIGHTLY WAS ABOUT £1600 IN 44mm BUT IT WAS BUILT CHEAPLY, BUT WITH AMAZING TIMBER, AND ON THE FIRST CNC CABIN NOTCHER IN THE COUNTRY!
These photos bring back some really good memories, the days when the dealers were honest, reliable and hard working, now they are just greedy bastards who want your money and do not give a care about quality, if we did not put the market daily on quality levels this market would still be in 2001! And to those that do not agree with us selling direct, well, if you had not been so greedy in the first place, then, you might still have a decent supplier. now you have to go down the ladder and buy what you can, and then you have long waits, 10 weeks, 14 weeks, and why, because your factory is making bulk crap, so your bespoke just flew out the window. Greedy people never earn……
We all sit and think how we can better whatever it is we do
in life, be it kick a ball, build and sandcastle or design a kitchen, to making
dreams come true for other people, but in my case its always been about
designing spaces for people to stay in that intrigue and inspire internally and
Which is why my camping pods are I believe the most
adorable, of them all, as they were not designed for profit, they were designed
to inspire, and to offer those that entered into one of my designs a new look
at life, a feeling and a new no drama attitude to the world around them, and how a small space could be so, so different.
As a child I always sat in Churches or Cathedrals, when I was able to, and looked up at the roofs, i have a passion for church roofs, there is one church in particular , in the south of UK which is dedicated to fisherman, lifeboat crew, that lost their lives, etc, where the roof looks like a huge boat hull upside down, and if you dream a little you can almost see the church roof turned over and floating and crashing through the surf with many men pulling on the oars, wearing mackintoshes and risking their lives to save others, the roof was I think to me an inspiration of design that turned my mind to many different designs, but all with the sole purpose to give who ever it may be a pleasant unforgetable shock and the a wow reaction , be it a small camping pod, to an economy low income house, passive structure, or a 4m x 9.6m camping pod, all my structures must offer the feeling of a safe haven, peace strength, longevity and above all else quality.
So, when I see other companies copying something I designed, and actually making it worse, its not upsetting, or flattering, it disgusts me, as I know their only goal is money. Safety of design is priority number one, and that does not mean just escape entrances, in case of a fire, but also in structure, the structure must have strength, and a huge amount of it. As this means longevity.
THE FIRST EVER CAMPING POD DESIGN, AS YOU CAN SEE THIS WAS NOT DESIGNED BY IAN BONE……
Even after Newfoundland pods were designed by Ian Bone in 2004, they took a while to catch on. !!!
When I first started manufacturing camping pods, I decided to put the entrance on the side, not the front as Ian Bones first pods, which his design was an exact copy of the Indian Toda Hut, so to Ian, please, please stop telling people you designed the pod, you did not, …the Toda people did.
Sorry, i ramble, ok getting back to why i put the side entrance on the pod, and how Keith and others copied my designs, one even put a square house door on it, ( and seriously these are on par with arch leisure with zero strength and zero thought and zero anything, just made for making them money ) talk about zero balance, so getting back to my blog …….so we added the side door as it made sense, firstly fire, getting out of a pod and only having an entrance door at the front, and a small window at the back seemed to me madness, and the eco part was also missing as small door, small window, where does all that free natural beautiful light come in? Its doesn’t, so we decided to make our on pods, and we design righted them, the style and the way we believed they should be made. But also and you must not forget this, we made them super strong, and i mean super strong. Our pods are almost indestructable, winds, rain, hail, what ever mother nature throws at them, they will stand up to it.
I then took on dealers, and then stuck to one dealer, Arch Leisure,
Keith, who I thought was a stand up guy, at the beginning he was cool, then the
Holidays each and every month, and then long, long holiday trips, and customers
waiting etc, kind of upset me a little bit, but I am a loyal guy and I carried
on with him, complaining but none the less carried on.
But in that time, he was scheming, and asked me to send him a pod without our tiles, or insulation and wiring etc, so he could copy how we manufactured the skeleton of the pod, and to his horror, I am laughing now because you can see he failed so miserably its almost funny, because to make our pods you need to have just one part of the mixture, and that is something him and his boys in a shed don’t have, experience, knowledge, or skilled carpenter craftsmans.
So when they saw our glulam beams, and how we made our structure solid, and how complicated it is, they gave up, before they begun. Stupid old bastard, destroyed a 8 year relationship because of greed. I hate greedy people, business is not about how much money you make, business is about how to make your customer happy, and for your customer to really love your product. and for the customer to return each and every year for more.
Our amazing Kitchen, it’s like sitting in the eaves of a church roof!!
What he has done now is cut down the build quality, incredible
internal strength and design, just to earn more money. This is simply madness,
dangerous and so I sacked him and asked him politely to take down all my pods,
so no one would ever think for one moment that my designs, and my company were
behind his Frankenstein creations. As his Pods may look OK, but in reality, they
are in my mind CRAP!
This is not a camping pod, it’s already being called podbin with no though apart to make money its awful. And were is the strenght.
I have added his attempt at a kitchen and mine, and for you the public to decide which one is with strength and style and what looks like a cheap nasty caravan.And what looks like it was designed to offer you a unique exsperience.
The cabin and timber frame market is sick, not just with greed but with the regulations and the Old Boys Club adding this and that to the rules every now and then, just to make you pay more, and pay and pay and pay. It’s always about money.
I hate to say this, but in the UK you just don’t have any decent timber left, and what you have you should not cut, as there is hardly any left, and most of it is oak, and that was planted by the Victorians, since then, Gordon Brown, Tony Blaire and the rest, planting Trees sadly have been forgotten, war and selling off our gold were only on these mens minds!
England is a mess where forests are concerned, we have built too many high rise blocks, tarmacked too much earth, and cut down too many forests to build council estates and now all you have left is roads, 67 million people and not much else. Scotland is different, as is Wales, but England, its destroyed! Fields and Fields of food produce , fertilizer everywhere, and zero woods, polluted streams, and disappearing wild life. What an amazing picture, so thank God that Russia, Sweden, Finland, Lithuinia, Belarus, and other countries see the value of timber, forests and wild life. Whos the stupid ones????? Who really is behind the times?? And I am a Britt!
My name is a Kevin Langham and I am the inovator, designer, and first manufacturer, of the side entrance quality luxury camping pod ( ever) and i have sold more than everyone puttogether x 10, the first video we released was in 2010, check this video, it has had nearly 500.000 views……… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9vFACBRNf0…………. Yeah its hard to dispute the truth when You Tube so nicely keeps the records.
I have invented, designed, manufacturer some of the most outstanding camping pods, large and small living cabins, and garden log cabins in existence.
The UK gardens have actually been changed by me, and me alone, I have beeen selling cabins, the first one we sold was nearly 21 years ago, and the people who have taken the credit, be a Dragons Den ” look at me and what we sell” , or a large company who saw 14 years ago that mass manufacturing log cabins was a way of making a lot of money, and then they dumped 200.000 poorly manufactured log cabins into the UK gardens quickly, these companies have taken the lime light, and poor old Kevin plods along still and designs, manufacture and sell’s to different companies, and in turn those companies rename my products, or completely copy it, like Arch Leisure and my side entrance pods, ( my backs up today) and then sell their wares, and use my quality and photos of my pods to sell their crap under the guise of a LV design.
Never purchase anything from Arch Leisure, you just don’t know what it’s made by, and trust me when I say this, he makes at least 50% on anything he sells you! So if its 10.000, you spend 15.000, from me it would be 7000.And my quality is far, far, far superior, as we are house manufacturers, not some guy in a shed, knocking out a few pods a month. And Keith i am almost sure their will be no more 4/5 times a year to Dubi to purchase handbags and other ,luxury wares, you will have to start earning your money honestly and legally.
Be careful whom you purchase from. You will be ripped off. That’s
If you notice, this company have our designs and photos of our pods all over their website, which we have asked them nicely to take down, this is a way they will con you. and if they were to take down our camping pods their website would be empty. No content, just a few nasty cheap looking pods and toilets.
Your then shown an interior of a pod a long one, all in white, so now ask yourself a question, where is the strength in that wall? Now ours on the left of the page have glulam beams running through out, as the roof needs support, remember that KN values are essential in the UK because of new snow loads which the government directed all manufacturers to use, but as you can see on the right, there are no internal glulam supports, it’s called a luxury pod, it’s a death trap, and a dark one at that. And at £33,500+ REDUCED VAT, a rip off.
Below our Pods, and our Quality
Below my design of an interiour, very church like, very diiferent, very thoughtful, no drama, just peace of desgin and the flowing of powerful strong beams and beauty.
Now a bad, awful, weak, undermade, cheap copy, CRAP!
Designed only to make profit, based on caravan rubbish, BS3632 crap!
Cold, dark, weak, dead, empty and completely and utterly lifeless.
Super size Luxury Glamping Pods for sale An archleisure copy,…. (crap)
So my rant of the day is done, fed up with the cowboys thinking they can steal and get away with it, Keith, you stole another’s design for profit, i will garenttee that 99% of the descent farmers, and camp site owners will not want a rip off, a copy, and a bad one at that, and a double priced one to boot. Logcabins.lv, [email protected], come to the company that understands how to build.+370 6889 3563 , u can get us on whatsapp. Talk for free and get to speak to the professional Sheaprds , not the sheep!
OK lets start dissecting this pod sold by Archleisure and really look at what its manufactured from.Actually it does not say much, just blar this and Blar that, and of course they use TLX silver, which LV were the first to offer, and still do, actually we now offer, Gold, and silver, depending on the customers wishes and needs. But lets study this photo, and by the way if you happen to go to https://www.archleisure.co.uk/camping-pods-for-sale.html the marjority of the pods he is showing on his website are LV’s , he just went to a cheaper , shed manufacturer to copy our designs after 8 years of doing business, so he could make them cheaper and as you can see, not as well built. If you look at the timber along the side of this pod ( picture below) you will notice one thing very quickly, there are no stress grooves cut into the back of any of the timber, which means eventually it will twist, and that’s bad. Actually its suicide for that particular building. Next i do not see any grading marks of C24 anywhere on any of his production photos, and actually i do not see him say his windows and Trada certified, or that his timber is FSC, or what size glulams he uses. And as there is only one decent glulam mill in the UK, i have a feeling his are not made with certified glulam.
If you want to purchase a quality Camping Pod, and Archleisure this is not the company to purchase from!
I added a page view, just so my old friend Keith could not actually deny that he was selling our designs and decided to rip them off and make a cheap copy of them, but its easy as a customer to find out if this is true just by going to ,waybackwhen, and there all websites copies are held.
Anyway getting back to this pod copying company, which is rather funny actually, as he was so upset when someone stole his arch design, and how everyone was a crook, but when you have very greedy mouths to feed decent Common sense and Chivalry go out the window and greed takes it place.
And the public are fooled into thinking they are buying a quality pod, when in fact they are not, they are buying a copy of a quality Pod! logcabinslv is the best pod maker in the UK and europe thats a fact. everything else on the market is a copy and mostly is crap! If its not manufactured by skilled carpenters, then what your purchasing is not going to last. And no one in the UK can ever get our Northern Siberian Larch Cladding, EVER!!! No matter what they say, they can’t. I have been in the timber business 28 years, and the UK never gets our quality of timber.
So Keith, Mr Archleisure man, who’s website is made up of 90% of my products and you sell inferior to the customers under the guise that they are LV, now the public know.
We do not sell our pods or any items to www.archleisure.co.uk. If you want a pod, and want a company that will actually travel to site, check on how things are coming along, from the first to last day, and will service your pods and help you, and not just earn money by sitting at a desk and expecting everyone else to do the tidying up, then please give us a call or send an email.
logcabinslv.co.uk, the company behind the best pods in the industry, we designed them, the rest just copy!
A pod should be manufactured like this…. I am forgetting……….
PEOPLE WHO COPY DON’T CARE ABOUT QUALITY, JUST YOUR CASH!
If timber was so amazing for roofing…………… why then are there no houses with wooden roofs? Easy answer, timber is not waterproof, cracks and splits after a very short time, needs to be treated regularly and this is Cedar Clad, which has a lower amount of tanis than larch,and i still would not use larch ever as a roofing material, its solely for claddings. It’s a pity the people who come up with these ideas actually understood timber…..
Thank you for reading…. Do not make a mistake a buy a copy! Buy a good solid camping pod from the guys that started this revolution, the freedom for campsites, don’t feed the guys who only think about cash….. And trust me, they never come when there’s a problem and blame you for everything when it goes badly wrong.
We are house manufacturers, not a shed company or a company that is out just to earn so quick money from making poor quality Camping Pods, as to be honest there are so many about.I saw one the other day it looked like a caravan with a curved inside roof. Seriously, look at this Pod, its awful, it has zero of anything in it, and its a failure to begin with. The company manufacturing these seriously needs to stop and rethink. A camping pod must have feelings and these have zero. they are lifeless. And are designed for one thing, to take money, as many serious campers would not like to stay a night in these. Most campers who are looking for a night in a pod want romantic, and and, not sterile, awful, cheap looking surroundings.
we have many strings to our Cello, and the reason I chose a Chello is because we are educated qualified carpenters, who understand what it takes to make a real timber frame building that will last the test of time. We have also not tried to make our Pods look like, or feel the same as caravans, please we would never use wood as a roofing material,
Here are some really nice photos of our pods and some designs to follow.
This is what we offer…….. Do not be fooled, only this kind of quality is designed and manufaturered by Kevin Langham,, Factory Cabins LTD.
Ok I saw this on a website belonging to a company that I had to comment on, I will not get into the in’s and outs of the full story but put it this way, this company is the most expensive company in Lithuania for OK Log cabins, and their products are so overpriced, I really mean this, soooo over priced, and now their pricing has gone up again, and again, and yet their quality remains the same as 2005. and when we asked why the increase in prices the answer was always pathetic, lies, and mumbles, and then we decided after sadly 19 years to give up, and start again, Factory Cabins LTD has New Exceptionally high quality Log Cabins which are now 100% better than any cabins on the market with lower pricing.
If I told you a story regarding this Mill, you will understand this company , OK…..I asked for years and years and years for IMEDESKA to change the glass in the doors and windows , from 19mm to 24mm, and also to change the way the were manufactured as the locking system on the windows is awful.the windows and doors are not particularly good, and once again get rid of their cheap opening system they use for the windows, tilt and turn system. Its fucking awful, it’s the worst, its so cheap, and making the cheap windows even cheaper, and sadly it looks awful and is the cheapest opening system ever on a window, also they only use one drip try on their windows and they are not particularly very good, in fact i would say i was embarrassed, but IMEDESKA do have two old Auer Notching machines , and i mean really old old, but they are still OK. Auer is a good company and their old machines are OK, still, ( I was the one that actually got Imedeska to buy the first one they have as at that time i really wanted quality cutting and Gintaras who was running the mill then, understood quality sells, and we all wanted cabins that are perfect each and every time) ) however,,,,,the latest ones , which we havenow, are 1000X better. Plus our new standard windows and doors make every LOG CABIN company in the industry will be jealous of what our cabins come with now as standard, not an upgrade but as standard!
Over the next few weeks, months we will be high lightening, fraudulent criminal websites, and we will be giving all the information we collect to the UK trading standards.
Log Cabin manufacturers lie, and i mean lie like you can not believe, for instance, they say they use Northern Pine to manufacture their cabins, and on the same page they have a FSC certificate which they think you think that the company is eco friendly and and and, but on the certificate it states local forestry, which means they cut local logs, which is fast grown pine, and not what they claim which is (((((((( Northern Fir has a slow and steady growth, much slower than most other trees used for construction. This is due to the extremely cold weather it must endure in an unforgiving climate. This is what makes the wood durable and robust, absolutely perfect for sustainable and long-term construction))))))))))
Humble Beginnings is very true, ok let’s tell the Truth how IMEDEKSA started, many years ago, Kevin Langham was hunting for timber, and was introduced to a guy called Gintaras, a really super , honest, guy, he asked me to visit his mill, I did, and, his company was called Amber Wood, his other company was Imedeksa, he was on his own at that time, and has a small, mill, with old kilns ( that were cold) , and zero machinery ( NONE) and the company has zero money, but Gintaras is , was, the kind of guy you just want to do business with. When I was in his factory in the corner i saw an old interlocking building, I asked him what it was and he showed me, I was at the time looking for timber, as that was my business, not cabins, but once i saw the cabin I knew England would buy them, and that’s how cabins, UK, me, Deeday from Skinners sheds, and Gintaras started, and Imedeksa was born. It is now not a power house, it has worn machinery, and a old, used, worn window and door department, there is no investment, Gintaras is sadly gone, and so are the people that made that company what is was, now its manufacturing over priced log cabins, please read next weeks blogs and look at the difference in what we were selling to what we are selling now.
So Deeday , Skinners Sheds and I put time , energy and money, and we helped Gintaras start up his company, Little different from the story below, as there was no timber, and power house it is not, over priced, and completely zero loyalty to its customers it is. And as the longest running customer i would honestly say nothing would ever get me to buy from this company again.
Over the next few days I have decided to show what we could buy from this company in 2005 and what you can buy now.
I was their biggest buyer for many many years, spending Millions of Pounds with them, but due to greed by a certain shareholder, stupidity and loyalty I would never spend another penny in this mill.
POWER COMES FROM THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN YOU, AND A GREAT DOCTOR LISTENS TO HIS PATIENTS.
File a notice of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with search engines such as Google and others to have the offending site removed from their search results.
So very shortly we will be asking Google to ( basically tank) websites that have our stolen images and placed them on their websites without our permission, rank is everything and those that decide to steal our content and use our trade mark to sell their below par goods. their websites and all their content will disappear. So will their earnings and their coning of the public.
Best of luck to those that feel the need to steal!
OK, I like Jonny, and yes he is selling our cabins, he is only one of a few that we allow to sell our Cabins, so you can be assured that you will get a Factory Cabins DF Cabin, an original, if your in the lake district and want to buy only from a dealer, and we respect that, then Jonny, and a few others , NO NOT SKINNERS SHEDS, will offer you a great discount on our cabins, and Jonny will offer you the assembly and base and and and. You can if you want purchase the cabin from us, direct, of course and save, but Johnny is more than happy to offer you a fantastic discount on assembly etc.
OK, Johnny’s 44mm is £5,198.00 ours ex works £3360, normally i get angry when dealers over price my designs , and my cabins, but Johnny is a cool guy, and he has agreed to allow the customer to buy direct now, and I have allowed him to keep my cabins on his site, he will offer his customers to buy from Factorycabins as he understands that price and quality, we are number one, Johnny is my guy for building large log cabins, 6.8m x 20m, he loves these and he also can offer a lot of professional experience. best in the lake district he is very, very good, very proud of his work, never runs from responsibility and I love him like a brother, ………
Check out this amazing KI log Cabin, its a work of art firstly, and ex works pricing means every company can buy from us, we are B2B, but to every business, we do not care if your a carehome of a butcher, if you need space, then buy from us direct, its easy and makes sense.
The dealerships are getting like fat little piggies on doing absolutely nothing, and sadly too many of them go bust in a recession and run away with your deposits, and if they offr a little deposit it means their cabins are crap and high mass produced, and they will just come and collect, and repack and send it to the next in queue!
Our Windows and doors are hand made, our timber is excellent, and no black knots, and ourt customer service is with out fault, actually we are all chatter boxes and love talking cabins and what you can and can not do, what to stain, how to build and who to help.
We are here because we love our buildings and we love to offer good fair deals each and every time.
Plus our delivery time is quick…….. The companies that are slow mass produce and have fallen out of touch with their suppliers of timber, or have now bad credit, and can not manufacturer cabins with out firstly paying for the timber up front. Russia and Belarus have changed the way you may buy logs! Both countries are fantastic foresters, like Finland, and the timber is beautiful.