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When you just know the person is wrong!

All bad today sadly!

OK, customers, and the ones you want and the ones you don’t, the ones that lie and waste time and the ones that just buy, pay, get the log cabin, pod, delivered and are happy.
OK, lets start with Mr X, he asked me for 18 prices, 18, and each cabin progressively became more and more expensive, and like most people who are unsure of what they want they go for bigger and bigger, however, when they say the own a plane, and you think, they don’t tell you but in the back ground you can hear planes, your thinking, ok this massive 15m x 5.5m twinskin had better be heavy, so mother nature does not blow it away, so you twin skin it, make the roof heavy and just make sure the cabin is fit for purpose, not a a pile of crap,

As you can see , there is a lot of area for the wind to build up both sides, and if you know anything about buildings, this building, theoretically could blow over, or the roof could be completely ripped off , which is a-lot of weight and wood flying about in the wind remember everything is possible, and a twin skin version of this with out heavy roof, tie downs, metal rods going through the walls, in 44mm x 44mm, is about £25.000, with all the extras, and double roof and heavy glulam purlins and really getting this building near to build standards, close on £30.000, and it will not blow over, loose a roof, we have added toughened double glazed tilt and turn windows and doors, insulated the middle from the two sides, this building is simply the best , we know the and no one can touch the quality of the build, design or the pedigree .And if I designed it, it must be the best, I look for what can go wrong first, this eye to detail means my cabins last longer than anyones. I was told yesterday that our prices are very keen compared to the rest of the market.
So Mr X I have planes took one look at the price was extremely rude, and said do not phone back. Now the only upsetting thing about this , is getting my boys who work extremely hard to price up so many buildings, waste of time and energy. And MrX now is left getting his building from the low end , budget end of the market! but he will still have to pay 20+ as he has no clue what costs what!

So please if you call us, do not waste our time, your time, tell us what you want, how much you have to spend and lets move on! Thanks.

Arrrrrrrrr last thing, when you see a cabin that has a base like this, run……. talk about BAD!!!! This is awful…. If I was the customer to this cabin I would have demanded my money back for both base and cabin.the base should always be the same size as the cabin walls, flush, there must not be a sill anywhere around the bottom, otherwise you get water ingress underneath the cabin equals rot. This was built by an idiot. Its called “ingamess” in most baltic companies, means i do not know what I am doing.

We have a copy of the site page this comes from, and what they are bragging to have done, at the moment its —-ing crap! If I were this compnay I would concentrate on what you know, not what you don’t. And sorry if you are the customers who bought this….

https://www.shedworking.co.uk/2012/07/log-cabins-lv.html

Designed and Manufaturered by a Britt, For a Britt to go into a British Garden!

Please remember back in 2014 i was warning people about good and bad, way before 90% of the market existed, helping people, telling people the truth. please read this……

Its Old, its gospel and it still applies today as it applied back 8 years ago………. Imagine….

Hard Customers.

You know you get these days when you just want to shout and say, your design is crap, its going to fall down, and you have too many windows and its too thin, and you want it for nothing, and you want the best and you moan at the price and all the time, we, me, are thinking actually it was a we, as three of us all thought, fuck this design is dangerous and shit. But what can you say, you try and help, but all you get is the customer really not listening, and not believing because he has spent hours listening to wankers on the phone who know nothing about cabins, and boring the poor customer to suicide, and then when he actually lands on our pages and says why are you slightly more than the worst fucking company in Lithuania, I just sit back in shock and am mortified.

Log Cabins are not easy to design, and in this day and age, they are really hard things to manufacture as most of the components are hard to find, thats the quality parts, we only use quality, the cheap crap, is everywhere, most bulk mills will have containers and containers of rubbish handles and doors, and why are we not as cheap as these other mills, simple….

Harrods———–Tescos.

You want your Cabin to come with quality attached at every level and pay for it, you would go to Harrods.
If you were looking for a cheap, off the self, OK cabin, where would you go, Tescos.

And thats the difference from us to them.

Simple look at this.

Take a look at the first 2 photos, you might think, they look ok, looks good quality, and the price OK… Well you are deluded or on a £4 budget, as these are the worst hinges and worst doors for a good quality log cabin which were ever manufactured. Awful….
Nothing even looks remotely hard wearing or robust……….

Now check these out, these are our standard doors and windows, and this is just the beginning on why we are picked time and time again , because our quality is second to none, there are companies out their now copying our look, but a copy handbag is a copy handbag!

All hardware German.
All windows and doors Aluminium rain drip trays x 2 on windows.
Windows fitted with a 5 point locking tilt and turn system.
Doors also come with 5 point locking system.

Before we tell you, you tell us what size purlins the compnay your thinking of buying from offer in their price, these hold the roof up. Important.

Lastly yes, we are lucky to say we pick our customers, we get about 30 requests a week, we pick just 10 from these. I might say yes and then have a customer start demanding, this equals returned deposit immediately. If you want the best then you play by our rules, which are exceptionally fair, if you don’t then go and buy the crap out there which is for sale! I do not care, my customers are important to me, if your not one of mine, then i am not loosing any sleep over if your cabin is safe, if everything is quality. if it gets to you on time, all bit and bobs with it, and making sure delivery is a pleasant exsperiance for you. And at no time allowing anyone to be rude to you. A zero free Drama way of getting a cabin, no middle men.And as more and more customers are coming direct, paying with a credit card and understanding its the best way to get the best of the best, and luckily i am speaking to people I like.

We are a British Company, we also have a British Merchant account, which you pay directly into with your visa or debit card. You are not paying into a foreign bank, which I would strictly suggest against doing, I won’t even do that. So with Factory Cabins you are getting it direct from us here in Lithuania, but the best part its paid into a UK bank.

Please remember it was us 21 years ago that put the first 40mm 5m x 5m super star log cabin onto the market, then we designed the clock house, then the twin skins and 28mm flooring and the mad thing we did was design over 7000 cabins. which means we have more designs made already than other company. It means we know our stuff.

Please look at our windows and doors and the other companies, and you will see ours are designed to last and the other companies are designed for bonfire night.
It really depends on how proud you are on what you manufacture.

Before you buy a cabin, please come to us and compare, get all there details and then get ours and we will beat them hands down for quality each and every time.

And Lastly if your buying rubbish, cheap mass produced crap like a £299 pound shed….. just think if the tree that had to be cut for that shed to be made , sawn up was worth all that effort.

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Looking for a Log Cabin

Today I decided to write this to help those that want to listen, and believe in the one voice in the industry that really does tell the truth, regardless of sale or no sale.
Many of you are going to be fooled by prices, and this will attract you more than the actual cabin, which is what you are looking for in the first place.
There is no such thing as a cheap log cabin, what there is now is a web full up with cabins that have had their guts cut completely out of them.
So where our roof purlins are 45mm x 225mm, others companies will use 45 mm x 110mm, At the beginning it’s not going to cause too much of a problem, but after a year and your roof will begins to sag and they have gone bankrupt, and left you with false promises of 10 year guarantees, etc, your going to feel sick.

( Put it into a short version, they are selling you the look and not the strength , quality or value )

In 2001, we started selling log cabins into the UK, ( the first) we had to convince the public they were better than cheap, sheds, which they are and always will be, sheds are sadly a waste of money and timber, remember the material most sheds are manufactured from is crap, but if that material was cut a bit thicker, you could manufacture a better building, which would cost only slightly more but last 10 years 15 years longer if treated correctly. Reading terms and conditions is always sensible when sealing with a company whose prices are cheaper than everyone else, as normally you pay and then that’s that! Anyway getting back to 2007/2008 many of the big shed companies started buying from us, cabins, and introducing them to their customer base, we had a happy 3 years, and then every man and his dog started manufacturing cabins and copying most of the designs I had personally done, including the twinskin system and the clock house, but no one was or is as good as us, they are mostly just in it for the money, and when a recession turns up, they go broke, and with that I am bankrupt message goes your deposit, which is why I always say, PAY WITH A CARD!

Sadly the Irish , both sides of the border are deaf to this message, I have no clue why as AIB, and British Banks do not care , sadly they are not in touch with their customer base, just what you owe, and what they lend, if you have money with either they charge you to look after it, it’s disgusting.
Politics is never to be written, but I believe in honesty and justice, also I believe that if a man comes to your house, and take a deposit, and then goes bankrupt, his house, car, land whatever, should be grabbed by the government and sold to reimburse those that were stolen from.

Now in the UK that’s never going to happen, as half of the Millionaires-Billionaires, would be poor men, and the people would be heard, the laws were set to make those of power , more powerful, and the working man to know his place.
And the tradesman who wants to climb up onto the cart of Millionaires must there for play the same game, which is sadly go bankrupt and keep your deposits. Which is what they do. And what happens to them, Zero.

I was watching the news and I saw that the Cargo, Boat Line, P&O ferries sacked 800 staff illegally, and brought in cheap foreign workers, so why don’t we sake P&O ferries from the UK and bring in another boat line that does not break the law, P&O really were not punished. As they put peoples lives at risk by their actions by recruiting a staff of untrained crew, who have no legal right to be in the UK or our waters. Yet the government is weak and sad and just forgets about the British dignity.
So where is this leading, I am highlighting how it is now, how the UK looks at bankruptcy and it’s not the same as it was say 20 years ago. This has a lot to do with our laws, and how WOKE our parliament has become. We have stopped being men, and now we are only a slight shadow of what wer were and our grandfathers were. When there was a wrong we marched on Parliament, Remember the iraq war, WMD’s tony blair and his crew, who are all still sat in parliament, nothing changes regarding breaking the law on bankruptcy because they are all at it themselves.

Thats why I say, PAY BY CARD, then the thieving scoundrels, will be held to account, because the banks hate to lose and will take the merchant holder to court, and they will put them in prison, and they will put the Police on them, so PAY BY CARD.

I know I go on and on,but soon this world has changed, and man’s manners have got lost, greed and dishonesty live at every corner of most of the mouths of most traders in this market, and crap that is sold is just unworthy of the payment you make.

Ready, this is written on a web site, And it’s all crap!

  1.  Special wall logs with double tongue for improved steadiness * all wall logs have double tongue and groove,
  2. Floor boards 21 mm, floor joists 60/80 mm and roof beams with dimensions at least 80/160 mm. Floorboards minimum 28mm and Roof purlins always 45 mm x 220mm, floor joists are normally a bespoke size, depending on insulation wanted by customer. Our customer base is always bespoking.
  3. Windows from glued timber (68 mm system), with double glass and rubber seals (Our Standard)
  4. Tilt/turn hinges from a German manufacturer (Our Standard)
  5. Double doors from laminated timber (cladded from both sides) (Our Standard)
  6. NEW Tirolean joint (only 90 degrees corners are possible in this system) This type of log cut is not strong, it needs a metal rod of quite a large diameter and tightening monthly. Which means you need metal throughout the whole cabin through the walls, which is very costly.
    • We tried this with glulam Larch timber, which is far stiffer and 100X stronger than this timber shown, and it was a massive, costly mistake. It has zero in the way of strength. Plus if you notice the t&G is cut cheaply. Now you might ask yourself why i put this down,

There is a reason for this, its because this company wants you to waste your hard earned money on a New Product, it’s not new, the russians were making there barns in this style 100’s of years ago, then they went to the new way, why because Dovetail joints leak, they have actually no core strength. no I say this for buildings, and if you rod, and dowel and screw the logs together and you use this joint, fine, but the companies that sell this will not go to this length and that why its a con of a joint.

Whats do I know about Joint, look below, and then ask me again.


We can manufacture any kind of joint in the world, the machine we have is so sophisticated that it can make a cup from a 400mm x 400mm piece of Siberian Larch Glulam, or all the purlins for Lidl. Whichever is ordered. As you can see we manufacture lengths of timber possibly none of you could imaging could exist, check out these glulam lengths below…

Yep longggggg…

Anyway I have completely forgotten what I was talking about, trust, credit cards, going bust, running off with your credit cards, distrusting people who write rubbish.

I have people on a daily basis thank me for this blog as it puts the true light into the business, so my lasting thoughts to you from me, on this Sunday night are these, 99.9% of all the companies have been bust at least once, they all cut down the safety features of their cabins, in other words, same cabins in looks only half of the timber is used to manufacturing it now. Windows and doors, may look like my new ones, but none of them are, and as the founding father of this log cabin industry in the UK an Ireland I would say very confidently that no one has given more thought of designs, higher standards of build quality, and has kept prices as low as we have and 99% of all companies selling cabins in the UK are not worth even half of what they’re advertised for. When we first started manufacturing here in the Baltics it took us about four years to actually get everyone to understand the level we needed for the UK market and still we have to push each and every day to keep that level high. Otherwise the market from outside would be a mess there are companies that manufacture log Cabins and Timber Frame buildings that are absolutely rubbish and not even worth looking at but how do you tell ( Mr Customer) when every 3D image or 3-D video looks the same as everyone else’s, So you run to the show site where the best of the best cabins they have ever made are on display. It is never a good idea to go to a show site and get your head filled up with their lies, its always best to speak to one of their customers, and ask them how it all went, or maybe 5 customers or 10, this way you will have a honest review on who and what they pretend to be.

We have been here from the beginning, and honestly speaking 99% of this industry is full of conmen!


Log Cabins and the inside.

Most companies never show the insides of their cabins, and there is a really good reason for this, they look even worse inside as they do out, yeah, once again I jump on the other companies and call them all crap etc, but sadly being the Granddad of this industry, and seemingly being the only one who actually wants to change things, make cabins better and better, not worse, always upping the quality and keeping prices the same, selling direct, through our LTD UK company and pushing the customer to pay with a credit card , for their own protection, is quite a move forward, I am seriously happy with what we have accomplished over this last year, we got rid of the middle man, we don’t need them, they always said the shed companies that we needed them, customers will not buy direct, they are worried, what a load of bollocks, customers love saving 1000’s and getting more and a better cabin, plus excellent customer service. Most shed, companies are just rip off merchants. They resell our hard work, earn more than us, and scream for low prices. They are the scum of this industry completely!

We have our own building teams in the UK that are cheaper than shed companies and better, we have direct line of sales to you, and best part is, we know what your going to get, when its leaving and when it will get there.

Next we use Russian Scotts Pine, Our timber looks Russian, and trust me when I say the grain is as tight as your wallet! North London Humour!

Check Out the quality of this building inside, its built by the best, us, hand picked timber, all cut on a new CNC Multisize Log Cabin Line.

Our Doors and windows as you can see have new for 2021-2022 multi locking system plus each door has 3 German hinges and as you can see quality here is 101%.

Why do people in general come to us, simple, they have money to spend, want the best, understand that we know whats good and bad, want to buy from a Brit, that started this whole industry, want to buy from someone that will tell them the truth, more importantly you are going to feel safe with your choice, forget Resellers, they are here today and sadly your money and them gone tomorrow, we are the choice, you do not ask someone to go to the bank for you, you go yourself, so if you want to spend 1000’s then give it to the girls and guys that are here today, and will not be gone tomorrow.. We can give you hundreds of references, we are also on our banks blog as being one of the best manufacturers to sell to the public by credit card last year, but most people who buy from us, have read my blog, and these people know that I hate liars, and con men, I just want to give you the best of the best as quickly as possible and I am told I do this well! And everyone I work with always come back, especially in the Holiday, Chalet, Pod, Lodge industry.

Finding the Log Cabin that you can afford.

So many things to think of and here is a list for you to think over.

Firstly you are not looking for a cheap crap mass produced log cabin. You’re not, your bank account thinks you should and your telling yourself that a 34mm and a 70mm is the same it’s not, but you don’t, as wasting money is wasting money, so stay away from Resellers 34mm log cabins and crap they are no better than an up market shed, quickly manufactured windows and doors, they fall apart almost immediately.

Our Windows and doors are not just a amazing they are the best, we have spent no
expense on producing them, and making sure everyone in the industry is way way behind us in quality level.

Lots and Lots of companies have already tried to already copy our door design , hinges, quality handles and lots, but copying them is one thing, but getting the quality means you must pay for it, and we have.paid for ours heavily, our doors are not allowed to be put into the cabin until they are completely and utterly stained and waterproofed, they they can be fitted, the reason for this is that they are manufactured from joinery timber, and their moisture content is very low and they will expand and not fit if they are not treated until exposed to the weather.

This is not a cheap cabin, no no means but it will stand its ground for more than 20 years…. FACT!


You are not looking for a concrete foundation that will crack and be damp.
You are not looking for a company that shows you a pretty picture and delivers you a mess. missing bits, broken parts etc, and the sales man , woman , tells you they are the best of the best and you be as snug as a bug all year round, and the walls are 44mm single skin.
You are not looking for a company who cuts its timber from Baltic Spruce or Pine, its quick grown and rubbish, Imedeska and a few other manufacturers, sell baltic pine, they basically bid in the local market for local logs, cut it, dry it, in old uncertified kilns, and then sell it on with mass profit, it splits, it looks nice a white, sandy coloured, but honestly the timber is crap.and it will rot in 7 years with or with out stain, rot protection, the timber is too new to hold any kind of self oil, and then you will remember back to reading this blog and remember when i said buying cheap is foolish.

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Please check out this link there are 100’s of different cabins to choose from.

Thank you for reading this if you are looking for a decent cabins please give us a call.

0208 133 5164 please ask for sales!

IF YOU CAN PLEASE ALWAYS OFFER US A CREDIT CARD FOR PAYMENT.

BEWARE OF THE 12-14-16 week waiting time for your LOG CABIN 2020………………………………………………………………………

A small note to the wise, in 2008 we all remember the awful recession, and in that recession a few tricks were played by certain individuals that I will not mention, who are though still trading, and the trick was this, they knew that bad times were coming, so they did something very underhanded, and as a supplier to some of these companies, we lost 100’s of 1000’s of pounds. And the Public lost a lot more.

You must be very wary of the 12 week waiting time scenario, companies who you think you can trust, tell you the waiting time is 12/14/16 weeks, and you pay a deposit, after that 16 weeks has elapses, they go bust! They go off line, and you will receive sorry letters, but your deposit is gone, and then you have to go back to the bank to see if its possible to get your money back, we do not have a waiting time, we are as always pre Virus 4/5 weeks, the same as it was before, and 4/5 weeks after said Virus.

So if your told to wait, be careful………………….

Please remember , 2007, many resellers went broke, pay by card. deposit and for full payment. Be clever, and be happy! Keep your distance and wear a mask!

Regarding purchasing Cabins, Timber Buildings or any item from Self Employed Dealers. Resellers,  who sell our LV or FC brand, if you went to the Self Employed Dealers, reseller,  first, please do not come to us, if you have a question, concerns please call us, but as they are resellers, we are unable to do anything legally to them regarding their prices , Please remember and do not forget a business needs earn money, we can say what we think they should be sold at, but we cannot by law demand they sell it at what we think. So, it’s always best to look at other websites, and please remember our cabins are high quality, so like for like pricing will be difficult, but there are a few companies out there that are the same nearly as ours and you can gauge if the pricing if fair or not.

I say this all the time, pay with a credit card………. It keeps you safe.

We have no claim or claims to our dealerships working practises, or who and what they do. We are not responsible for deposits they may take, and we are not responsible for broken doors, windows, or bad workmanship, fitted kitchens, bad fitted bathrooms etc, we however would like to be told this in writing so we can take the matter to the company concerned and ask them to help you with your concerns.

When we deliver a cabin to our resellers, they are the owner of that cabin, timber building etc, until they give it to you, you don’t even own it, once its delivered to you, you sign for it, but before you do, inspect it, you can refuse to sign for it if there is damage. The law is on your side, however if you have had a bespoke cabin made for you, and there are missing parts, or a broken door, you cannot return this, the company (reseller) has 28 days, or whatever his T and C’s  say in which to fix your Log Cabin. We have some amazing resellers, and they will bend over to help you have that amazing cabin in your garden.

Here is a note to everyone, only buy a cabin if your job is secure, and you can afford it, as most cabins are bespoke manufactured for you, refunds are almost impossible. So please beware of this.

Please take note, please,please always ask if you can pay with a credit card.

Thank you for reading.

Quality Log Cabins from Log Cabins LV .co.uk

When you are loooking for a quality log cabin for the house, or a play room for the kids, or just a simple man cave, then logcabinslv.co.uk can offer you the full turn key solution.

We have over 20 years of experience, and know what is quality, and very much what is crap, as most sadly companies on the market today offer notjhing but But rubbish.

If your looking for a coampnay that really understands what a quality log is, not some fast grown bit of timber, which should really be used for pallets, not cabins, then come and speak to us.

We have over 7000 different designs of log cabins, which is the largest collection in the world, we offer everything in timber, Pods, for glamping and camping, Home offices from glulam logs and passive housing that does not cost a fortune, but will last the test of time and be an investment, not a liability like most of whats on the market for sale today.

Please do not forget to have a look at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/logcabinslv.co.uk/

Log Cabins LV.co.uk 2020

Today we are going to talk about the logcabins and timber buildings that we designed and helped the market to improve week after week and month after month and now years on how our designs have shaped the cabin market to what it is, and now why we are changing the way we do things because of the mess which has formed in the UK because of utter greed.

The Cabin above is called the Clock House Aurora, it is an offshoot, the big brother, the sister of the first ever 5.5m x 4.0 m Clock House in 44mm, which i would like to add we designed. This Cabin was designed by me for one reason, and one reason only, so that the amount of sunlight that came into the clock house log cabin was immense.

Then we came up with Cabins with terraces, which at the time i thought was a novel idea, however, the planners got hold of this eventually and decreed that if the veranda was attached to the cabin it counted as part of the 30 sq m rule.

Of course we have customers that wanted to bespoke our designs, and this triple clock house was a big hit, sadly none of the customers liked showing us the end result, which is a pity as i would have loved Bob in Northern Ireland who was the first to design and buy this one, and then sold it to his customer to have sent some photos over, but dealers being as they are, keep finished projects to themselves.. Greedy Bunch! ( love em really)..

Then their comes our timber frame, Larch Clad, Glulam Beam constructions that come to either full build regulations or fully Passive.

These are without doubt the best money can buy and their pricing would shock you actually, as their quality of build, the workmanship that goes into these buildings is just amazing, we use only the very best C24 timber for construction, Northern Siberian Larch for cladding, Engineered glulam, for roofing, and the windows and doors are all CE , Trada certified. Quality of build is so important to me, and of course design. I have over 7000 different designs which is the most I believe in the business!

Let’s talk small houses, perfect for Airbnb ( Micro Houses) now this is a sore topic for me, as in America they came up with this and claimed to be the first to offer this kind of construction, which i am in disagreement with, as i designed these well before anyone decided to put them on a trailer and drag them around, which honestly unless they have core steel construction, will rattle and fall apart so quickly it’s not even funny. A timber building is supposed to go on a firm flat concrete bed, not on a trailer to bounce up and down the road. This little 2 bed building is in ever respect a quality little house, and a perfect Airbnb

More tomorrow..

The LV Team……….

Thanks for reading

Baltics and the New Manufacturers of Log Cabins From Belarus

This is the beginning of a new era in Log Cabins where the prices go back to sensibility, the timber is not quick grown rubbish, and the timber quality is better than anything you have seen to date. This is not a joke, but you are paying at the moment over 800-1600 euro per cubic meter depending on the thickness of the log and what species. ( FACT) And the timber is in every sense quick grown pine-spruce,…. Read on……

The Baltics timber is OK… some of it is excellent, if the tree is 60 years plus, but there is not much left., and sadly now most is FAST GROWN and thats why its sold cheaply in bulk by the governments, IKEA pay per cubic meter if you look what per hectare yields that being 250 cubic meters of unseasoned logs approx, give or take 2% , the price per cubic meter is 7 euros, YES 7!!! you pay per cubic meter for your log cabin a massive 800-1600 euros plus. that is for a finished board ( you must remember that it goes through quite a difficult process to make it a square edged ,cabin log) ( kiln drying and and and ) .! However Ikea does get it cheap, and the reason for this is simple, the timber is fast grown crap! ((FACT))… Which is why 70% of it it made into board.. Ikea uses 1% of the worlds timber a year! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357216/IKEA-uses-staggering-1-worlds-wood-year.html , and do you know what’s funny, they have a FSC badge….. talk about deforestation. I would love to see the fuel bill from all the people and all the cars used and trucks used to haul that amount of timber out of all the forests, and see how much fuel that came to, and then the trucks and people and and replanting if they do??? I think the ECO ethos of this company was lost long ago.

We have been looking for the replanting photos,can’t find any, found millions of their products though, I think we should all think about how green Ikea really is?

And it’s not just Ikea!!!! We are not singling out this company. just putting facts down as they really are.

www,logcabins,lv.co.uk, realise its difficult to change your supplier, who has actually been ripping you off for more than a few years and have gotten very wealthy , and each and every year rise the price of the cabins without actually making your cabin quality any better in any way at all, especially after so many years of lies being told to you about best prices ( which is absolutely shameful lying ) , but everything you have been purchasing lately ( that’s for more than 7 years) is extremely overpriced, and the quality is in our regard crap, its shameful. Most glulam cabins from the baltics are made on vertical presses, and are in essence just loads of finger jointed off cuts , I have seen finger jointed timber manufactured one log that is, from 4 bits of timber, thats madness, that means the log has four joints at the end, and its massively finger jointed through out the log, because of the lack of quality timber, the mills are sticking together whatever they can to manufacture what they call Glulam from, and is sold to you as quality glulam, and what we call here at LV a waste made log (wastelogs) ! It’s not what i would call a beautiful log by any means. many cabins are manufactured from (wastelogs)…

All you have to do is purchase one building of our small 3x4m cabins lets call it a , a “PUNT” and then you will see that what we are telling you is the truth, and why not try it in 80mm Glulam, the prices are near on the same and a Baltic 44mm, but you get so much more for your pound.

Our standard windows and doors will come from our specialised window and door manufacturer for log cabins, and we can honestly say hand on heart our windows and doors are better than anything on the market to date.

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Timber Cabins Super Factories

To explain the market takes a lot of reading and believing what you read, and then watching for the signs, the first sign we saw were last year when Belarus stopped selling all unseasoned timber to the Baltic’s, this was a sign that the Belarusian government had seen the light thank god, and understood that the Baltic’s were getting seriously fat and extremely wealthy from their timber resources, ( Belorussians now will reap the rewards and the money once coming into the Lithuanian government coffers that was just wasted on guns, tanks, Army, and stuff that they have never really needed will now be spent on Belarusian schools and, kindergartens, and pensions and higher wages as they were only earning a fraction of the actually value of their timber which was being exported to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

This was a very smart and clever move by their President. Alexander Lukashenko

However there are extreme consequences to come to the Baltic nations because of the lack of now raw material NOT coming over the border.

Firstly, the price of the cubic meter went up drastically, as Belarus now will only sell timber that is kilned, molded and possible notched. Which means that the waste material that comes from this timber is now not available to the Baltic’s to use for their kilns, this makes a huge difference, no more Eco heating pellets in bulk, and plus the Lithuania government have from the first of January 2020 upped its price of gas by a huge 15% plus electric, and to make matters worse for the Lithuanians the tariff is on amount, so the more you use the higher the tariff. Some say unfair, but when you have a country that only has a Police Force that is not corrupt, but everything else around you is, then you have problems. I am all for the Lithuanian Police Force, they will even arrest a President. But sadly they do not make the policies. It would be perfect if the chief of police of Vilnius Renatas Požėla or someone of this man’s rank was elected President. Then Lithuania would be a just and serving country to all. ( Nothing political here, just observations).

So as you can imagine this will increase prices drastically next year and the years to come, which means you either pay more for your log cabin and earn minus or look for a different cabin supplier. The customers will not keep earning And as we were the first in the UK to sell cabins, designed pretty much every design now offered by everyone, including our Clock house, twin skin system etc, we think that we have the right to share with you, the customer the truth.

Fact, Belarus planted 145.000 hectares of Pine /Spruce since 2014. And it’s a fact that the country is 49% forest. Also fact is that The Belarusian President believes his forests to be the jewel of the country and understands the value of replanting and conservation and forest management. This is Fact……… Fact, Belarusian timber if we pick Scots Pine is in my opinion one of the best in this end of the world.

None of this is guess work, or fantasy, its fact, and life for the cabin industries in the Baltic’s will change and sadly not for the better.Over the next 10 years will be gone at the rate the government is selling off forestry land to large and hungry customers like Ikea!

As you have read on previous blogs associated to this topic, the Baltic’s countries have been totally mad and have sold all their forest land to IKEA, not trees, but land that they sit on, so the Lithuanians who were once proud of their forests will in the not so distant future see massive price hikes at the government timber log actions for the logs that are left, and trust me, the ones that are left will not be the best ones.

Which means a price hike in every area. And means, you the cabin seller, will see a a 3×3 in the not so distant future costing in 28mm over 100 euros to buy ex works.

Log Cabins LV .co.uk have over the last few years seen this coming and decided to change our buying, manufacturing keep our Eco credentials  and manufacturing in a country that has one of the largest forests in this end of the world, are FSC certified, and where the timber is the best, plus there timber management system is flawless, also we are now able to offer 2002 pricing on our buildings, be them glulam, timber frame, and solid wood cabins starting at 44,mm and above. Just ask us and we will oblige.

If you are interested in joining the winning team then please do not hesitate to send us an email. Thanks for reading folks, I am not a journalist, so if this is a hard read for some, apologise, but sometimes it’s hard writing facts and making it enjoyable at the same time. (Actually this is for the Lithuanians a sad day because it means honestly an end to the cabin market here).

Best Regards, Have a nice Day!!

The Log Cabins LV Team….

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Deforestation in the Baltics.

Carrying on from yesterdays Blog I have a few facts that might be of interest to you that care as I do about this industry and about quality/pricing and raw materials.

And Why the Log Cabin market will move away from the Baltic’s in the coming years completely. And why it is a very sensible choice to buy your Log cabins from LV..

Firstly, because we care about the forests, we care about your customer, we care about you and we understand that making a profit is essential.

Here are some facts about what is happening in the Baltic countries, and this will shock you.

Last year, IKEA bought a total of 72,000 hectares of forests in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Romania for at least 115 mln euros, this is from an article Bloomberg has done research on, then said with reference to Sweden’s farmer daily ATL.

IKEA did not elaborate on the share of forests purchased by the Swedish concern in Lithuania and the sum paid for the holdings in Lithuania.

IKEA’s subsidiary IRI Investments last summer purchased 33,600 hectares of forest in Romania, becoming the largest forest owner in this country. According to Romania Insider portal, the sum of the deal was EUR 50 mln. Thus, the estimates suggest that forests for EUR 65 mln have been purchased in the Baltic States, Verslo Zinios reported.

ATL said that IKEA plans to continue purchase of forests in order to reduce dependence on fluctuation of timber prices.

Also we must not forget that in the Baltic States there are rumors, because the governments from each state will not put on record how much forest is replanted, but in 2012 there was a survey done by Yale university that Lithuania (its where I am so I care about this country a little more than the other Baltic states) but none the less I care very much about sustainability.

So Lithuania in 2012 got the best score for being Super Green, now we are 84th on the list of countries that manage forest well!

I have added a few photos of how sadly deforestation is happening at an alarming rate.

This Photo shows one of the oldest massive forests in Lithuania in 2005/ 2006

The same massive forest in 2018/2019…….. GONE……………… This is not how you harvest a forest… And why is it now fields?

This is not the way to cut forest, and if you are truly a company that cares about where your log cabin timber comes from , and how it is sourced, then a rethink of your supplier is seriously needed. Just because you see FSC you think its ok, its not!

Tomorrow I will try and show how forest management in other countries really work, and how other countries understand the necessity of replanting . Sadly some countries fall foul to greed not ECO management. Also there should be limits on how many cubic meters of timber companies can cut each year! Also if they are bragging that they only use FSC then they should be made to replant immediately. Not 4/5/6 years later. And to replant 2 trees for every one they cut.

Forests are not just a resource for log cabins, timber buildings etc, they also help the Ecosystem, for example, flowers, birds and all wild life, Deer, Boar, foxes, mushrooms, berries, so much , yet as you can see by these first photos i have shown, the ECOsystem is completely destroyed. And yes our Team care, which is why we are moving our full production of manufacturing of our cabins to another country that one has better timber, two cares about its timber resources and three replants more than anyone else. Last year alone 145.000 hectares.

We hope you join us and not buy or overpay for cabins that are manufactured from timber that should never ever have been allowed to be felled.

More tomorrow…..

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Glulam Log Cabins Windows and Doors!

Just a brief Blog tonight, showing off our incredible residential CE approved quality windows and doors, which all our Glulam Log Cabins are supplied with. Our Glulam Log Cabins are renown for the best windows and doors in the industry that is why we have the very best dealer network in Cabin industry. All our quality triple glazed windows and doors are bespoke, tailor made, and come with quality hardware. We are able to offer wheel chair access doors, fire doors, internal doors, external doors, and so very much more, we also take on all bespoke designs, in Pine, Spruce, Larch, Oak, Cherry, and Cedar! If you are looking for the best Glulam log cabin in Europe-UK, please do not hesitate to send us an email, or give us a call.

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When purchasing a Glulam log cabin you must be sure that the company you are thinking of purchasing it from are able to offer you superb quality, that their Glulam logs are graded, and that that grade exceeds C32 at all time. Also that they can prove to you that they have sufficient flat bed presses, not vertical to manufacture the Glulam log on.

We are able to manufacture the following from our engineered Glulam timber…

We are also able to offer our engineered glulam twinskin system.

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Residential Log Cabins

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Park homes

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm Glulam Mobile Homes

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Chalets

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Granny Annex

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Garden Offices

80mm-120mm-160mm-200mm  Glulam  Houses

And so very, very, very much more!!

We are able to offer our glulam timber in the following species.

Pine.

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There are too many companies on the internet offering Glulam Log Cabins that are quite frankly rubbish, they stick bits of off cut timbers together and then label the building a Glulam cabin, the correct terminology for this timber is (crap) or finger jointed!

Finger Jointed timber is great for 19mm roof boards, or fence panels, etc, but it is not worthy of the title Glulam Engineered timber.

As you can see by the photos attached to this blog, we are able to manufacture 80m spans with our engineered laminated, Glulam, timber?

80 meters is a massive span, and to accomplish this the Glulam timber used is under incredible strain, and as a company to be asked to build a span of this magnitude, is an honor! But it is also an endorsement of the quality of our Engineered Glulam Timber.

We hate blowing our own trumpet, but who would you rather buy your Glulam log cabin from, Us? Or an unknown?

If your looking for a quality Glulam log cabin, please send us an email.

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Educational Glulam Log Cabin Classrooms Twin Skin 80mm x 80mm

Here are a few new photos of One of Two Classrooms we are building at present. The size of these class room cabins is 8m x 18m. All our log cabin twin skin classrooms conform to full building regulations.

This education building is a twin skin log cabin, in essence, however the internal wall is manufactured using a dove tail joint, which gives the building superior strength, and still conforming to sat tests.

Unlike 99.9% of all companies on the internet, all our erecting teams for these kind of projects are CIS certified. This is a must if you are involved with large buildings where the public are concerned.

So whats different about this school cabin classroom to other log cabin school classrooms, firstly the price is low, quality is highest available and construction time is incredibly quick. Twin skin log cabin classrooms, if manufactured correctly, to building regs and are able to conform to Sat Tests can offer a solution that could bring the cost of our Educational Buildings down. It just takes the boldest to step forward and start building with them.( Darren Did)….

What is very important, is that the timber used for the educational log cabin class rooms is engineered, we have spoken about substandard Gluelam timber on our blog before, also about the kind of machinery that is used by back street mills, plus the grade of the timber which is so very, very  important. Please read this blog to understand more.

https://www.logcabinslv.co.uk/blog/2014/08/12/good-and-bad-laminated-glulam-timber-log-cabins/

Grades are just so very important in all building types. Sadly the UK is one of the only countries in Europe for instance that does not have large forests, and because of this timber must be imported in. There are many places on the planet where timber is in abundance, but that does not mean that if the timber looks good, it is great for Timber Frame, Log cabins or Glulam cabins, all timber, no matter what it looks like, must be graded. And this is either done by machine, or by eye. Visual grading starts at C16 and finishes at C24. In the UK many, many companies because of price use the lowest grade possible, C16 , which is frankly rubbish, and not fit for a dwelling house. But the UK government caved in to the building trade and allows this grade to be used in construction.

Logcabins LV believes that quality construction must start from the ground up, and we also believe in getting the best timber for each and every project.

We are positioned as a company right on the boarder of the largest forests in the world, so as you can imagine we get the first pick of the best FSC logs, we then grade it, and only C24 for instance would go into our panels, nothing less! And the same applies to our glulam timber, however, because our glulam cabins are of engineered quality we take the C24 graded timber, and cut that up to make a C32 or even C40 grade. All our purlin’s are C40 graded.No other company in the UK can come even close to us with this kind of graded timber. And whats more important, there prices are almost double to ours? For more info please email us.

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Glulam 80mm Log Cabins to live In – by logcabinslv.co.uk

More and more people are looking to put a log cabin up in the garden and live in it! So they take to the Internet and trawl the web looking for suitable cabins, but sadly 99% of people have no idea really what they are looking for, and are fooled by what the top ranking log cabin Internet sites tell them. Triple thermal walls, insulated this and best that, which most of the time is just blar, blar, blar.

44mm log cabins are fantastic for a multiple of purposes, but they are not residential, and no matter what you put as insulation, they are not designed to be lived in!

Engineered Glulam log cabins are the future for the garden, as prices come down, more and more people understand that wasting their money on cheap mass produced cabins, is a waste.

When looking for a cabin to live in there is many factors to take into account, more than just insulation.

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So if you are looking for that garden log cabin to live in, please give us a call, or send us an email, and we can put you on the right path.

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Over the years we have at logcabinslv.co.uk designed some incredible log cabins, timber frame buildings and glulam log cabins, our designs have helped the industry turn from the Blockhaus German designs to a more aesthetically modern European Design. With over 3000 designs and so many more coming you are spoilt for choice when you enter logcabinslv.co.uk. We are always designing new and innovative cabins, timber frame buildings, glulam cabins.big and small.

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Here are a few photos of some of the machines we use to manufacture our different types of cabins, timber buildings, sectional timber frame, laminated timber log cabins, solid log cabins, log cabin windows and doors, also residential windows and doors.

We believe in using the latest machinery,  which means that our products are the best they can be every time, giving the end user a marvellous product at a fantastic price!

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Here are a few photos taken this week of production and our mills, as you can see not everything is LogCabins, we also specialise in Glulam beams and Trusses, Camping Pods, Sectional Timber Frame Buildings and so very much more.

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As you can see by the photos we specialise in Glulam beams, which are used in Cabins, Houses, Factories, Sport stadiums, Shopping Centers, Equestrian Centers, Swimming Halls, Agricultural Barns- Buildings, our glulam is used for road bridges, and for even church roofs.

 

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Over the years I have spoken relentlessly about quality timber frame buildings, and how it is so very, very important to have grading of the highest caliber on timber which is destined for the manufacturing of Park Homes, Timber Frame Residential Buildings and the like, also that these kind of structures must be strong on there own merit and not part of a whole. Here you can see panels, floating in the air, which shows our true belief in our panel construction and the quality of build.

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Glulam Garages in 80mm

Just a quick Blog Tonight, my thought are on 80mm glulam garages.

Glulam Log Cabin Garages are the next step forward for us at LV. We believe in offering a quality building, and we have found over the many years that we have been manufacturing buildings of all descriptions that glulam buildings are with out doubt the King of Log Cabin construction.

Glulam cabins from logcabinslv.co.uk are with out doubt the best on the market, and with the largest production line of its kind in Europe we are the only company in the log cabins market to offer a grade of C32 to C40.

If you are thinking of buying a timber garage and are looking for something that will last the test of time, please send us an email, and we will ask our specialist in this construction type to give you a call.

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120mm Glulam laminated log cabin Internal Photos

Big Shout Out To David! Thanks for the Photos……

As I am sure a few of you remembered the 120mm glulam sports pavilion we built last month, here are so amazing internal photos. What you should notice is the thickness of the purlins, central and each side, also the weight bearing purlins running down the middle from back to front. As you will notice these are completely an over kill in size, but we believe in always manufacturing our glulam log cabins to be ready for all things mother nature may think to bruise or batter them!

Glulam cabins from logcabinslv.co.uk are not just quality, they also come with a  remarkable price tag, our bespoke windows and doors and all manufactured on our Weinig new window and door line. The quality of our windows and doors is amazing. Bespoke Sizes available, also we offer a full bespoke glulam design log cabins survice.

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