Sadly there are as always more log cabin companies going bust and today we are speaking about Ireland, and its a bad day for the end customers, as we have been told there are as many as 3 just in Kilkenny. One in Particular owing many 1000’s and 1000’s. Now this would not be a problem in any way at all if the customer had paid by credit card, but they as always paid by cash, which is the dumbest thing you can do ever. I know this makes nothing better saying this, but I tell all my resellers to take deposits by credit cards, and the feed back I get is, that in Ireland especially the customers do not want to pay by credit card. Which is madness, OK here is how the cabin Industry Work, Simple.
The Reseller, Say Leon, calls us here at the factory and asks us if we would sell to his company our cabins, we then give him some of our designs, and they then start selling. Once they have sold a cabin, then its for the reseller, Leon to send us over the deposit for the cabin, once that is done, we then send over the plans, this is for him to take to the customer, and for them to say yes, he then signs the plans off, and then the cabin goes into production, we manufacture and you the customer would get it from the reseller in 7/8 weeks later. Once it is loaded on the truck, and we sign it off and the driver has acknowledged it is on the truck, its then stops being our property, and it is then the resellers. We do not pay for the trucking.
Now the trucking company will ship the cabin with out deposit, if they have done business with the Irish company previously and have-had a good relationship with said company. But If the cabin is put into storage, after say 2/3 months pass by and the reseller has not paid his bills, does not answer calls, emails etc, he will receive 3 emails from the shipping company, these emails demand payment with in ex days, they must pay for this cabin,, if they do not, then the shipping company is in its rights to sell the cabin and collect its money owed. I have heard of shipping companies selling the cabin just to retrieve their owed money! This is completely legal, and the problem is the only person that can take the cabin from the storage is a Judge or the Reseller ( we do not have address for customers of the resellers or any idea who owns what) , but even then its very difficult, as the cabin belongs to the shipper plus Reseller, and the dispute is between them, and not the customer who initially put the deposit down for the said cabin, and because the reseller will not tell the shipping company the owners name, they can not offer it to the customer who bought it off the Reseller. and by that time the person/persons do not believe anyone and call a lawyer, and if you contact the owner, they will only deal with the reseller even if you tell them the facts. Its madness, and we make it plain and simple once the cabin leaves the Factory its not our concern, unless something is wrong with the cabin, which there never is thankfully! These kind of problems only occur thankfully once every five-six years, and or when the economy starts to take a tumble, then people get desperate and do stupid things. None of our dealers ever started off just being untrustworthy! It happened because of a reason, and we are always the last to hear about it. But I think we are the only compnay , unlike all the others to have sacked 99.9% of our dealers in 2020 because of this problem, as we had experienced this in 2007/2008.
We believe we are the best of the best in this up and down industry because we do care, and we do help, but sadly we are only the manufacturer, if you buy from us, its all in our pocket, if you buy from a reseller, once its on the truck and signed for, the company you bought the cabin from is responsible.
WHAT STOPS ALL THIS MESS IS PAYING WITH A DEBIT -CREDIT CARD!
WE ONLY ACCEPT PAYMENTS THROUGH CREDIT, DEBIT CARDS
Buying Direct, is safer, cheaper, and takes a lot less time, we always have trucks moving, , from A to B, and because all the buildings on the trucks are are ours, we can do a drop , drop, drop, if you buy from a reseller, then things get tricky, or it seems that way now, as there is less sales, and most websites ( resellers) just tell lies after lies.
Below is a massive amount of different designs I personally have done over the years, there are many more 1000.s but heres a few to let you in on our world.
Please watch this video, it has hundreds of designs, Hundreds.
Super Energy Housing. Bespoke Designs Welcome…. Always. If you are looking for a quality timber frame building then do not hesitate to give us a call. And if you are looking for a quality twinskin log Cabin, or one of our unique KI cabins, which we designed, manufactured, and brought to market, sadly they have now been copied by everyone and his dog, and most sadly look like they were made by the Dog, OK i am being unkind, but their doors and windows are awful. And service normally is with out a smile. We laugh when we get your call, why because we love our job, product, you and obviously your reaction to use after its built.
We shit every where, in container to all round the world, and we love the feed backs we get,
Heres some videos…..
The reveal all video about log Cabins and Timber Buildings
This one is a must watch, as it shows and tells so much, about other companies and the lies that are told to you on a daily basis.
Hi everyone, OK, just a quick Note, so when you ask you will not be upset by my answer.
You want plans, photos and you can not even give me your phone number, well you know what I am going to say. I have so many stupid people call me and tell me they are going to build a camping site, and please can they have our in depth technical drawings of our amazing high quality top of the line camping pods, or our insulated passive housing, what ever, and then they submit that to the council, council say yes because the quality is so exceptionally high, also with safety at the forefront , and the product we offer does not look like a load of chicken sheds on a hill side of natural beauty, and then once the council looks at us they say yes, and then the Holiday Camping site Entrepreneur buys cheap crap, and saves himself 1000’s and puts all your lives at risk.
So we now say no, and no its going to stay, so if your calling me for a plan, it will cost you now a few pennies and you must offer a land line and mobile number. otherwise buy the crap from someone else.
Heres an example of a company that lies and cheats.
This joke of a company do not have my permission to sell my cabins, or use my images, but, Skinner Sheds are a law to themselves. but check out their pricing and they want to sell you a second hand cabin for £2000 more than a new one from us.
Skinners, again stealing our drawings, art work, design, and then over pricing you by ££££££££££££££££££ and its an ex display model! 11.879.00 for a second hand building. Wow, and his windows and doors are shocking, plus ex display means, shrinkage, water damage and stains. all equals, Rubbish for that price.
Yep, this is ours, ours alone, Skinners stole the art work as I said, and he is trying to steal from you £2000 plus with his price, however our cabin to you will have will have amazing windows and doors, his are sadly shed quality, his customer service is like talking to HSBC, and to top it off, his timber is Baltic, he purchases his cabins from a very good high volume mill, but it is a bulk mill, nothing fancy, nothing to write home about. The owner , cool dude, and he makes lots and lots of cabins, who he sells to everyone. Everywhere.
I hate putting up customers reviews, but f… it i was told by my other half to start letting people read what i get sent, i ask for reviews so here is one…
Hi Kevin, just wanted to share with you a few thoughts I have concerning your cabins and the one I bought from you.
Firstly, Wow, it’s an amazing Cabin, and the windows and doors, top notch, secondly the delivery was on time and actually I got back to work, so you were right about just a morning off, Also Kevin I want to say, your cabin was a joy to put together, and my family, yep the wife is now doing something in their in the morning with her mat and laptop, so all in all , amazing, your prices are high, but I will gladly tell anyone about the quality, I did not want cheap and nasty, which is why I did as you said and looked around, and all I found on display in the Sussex and Kent area were log cabins absolutely not worthy of their price tag, in fact I would say most were over priced by £2000 and more judging by what your specification is against theirs.
One company in Kent, his windows were the same as the guy selling in East Sussex, and yes you were right same both were buying from the same shoddy manufacturer, and yes you were right, the timber was Baltic pine, and yes you were right the windows and doors poorly manufactured. And yes, yours are the best, and if anyone is reading this Kevin Langham does manufacture and give amazing customer service and also calls you 2 months afterwards and asks how the build is faring up and how are things going, never have I had that kind of customer service, and he really does in his cocky care way, f this and b that, care about his customers, and actually I think cabins more, he asks for photos and tells where problems will occur and just does it right. He’s an honest hard-working good guy! Best Regards .Tim
When I first began telling people about log cabins and the benefits, prices and quality, which was so many years back, oh! 2001, when Dunster House, or people like Waltons and so many of the companies that joined the band wagon, sadly though most for the profit, and hardly any for manufacturing quality. This maybe because 75% of the companies that start selling log cabins really do not see a future in the log cabin industry, they just see, here this year, gone, next, and keep the vat, steal customers deposits and as many as possible and never offer credit card facilities.
If you want to purchase a Log Cabin, and you live in Southern or Northern Ireland, God Help you, one minute your dealer is the gospel speaking saint who knows everything about log cabins, and the next they have disappeared.
What’s super sad, is that you give someone your Company Brand to use because it is the best of the best brand for these particular items, and comes along ( some awful lying tinker) and they have just ran off with loads of cash, you call the Police and no one answers, and customers are looking at us for help, which we want to do, but what can we do if they do not want to pay deposits with credit cards. Time to wake up!
Visa, Master Card, pull them out, ask for a higher insurance base on them, and pay all your deposits that way! Start being smart! Better to pay £100 extra a years and be safe than pay someone through the bank and loose the lot!
Section 75 is an important UK consumer protection law made in the 1970s that means your credit provider must take the same responsibility as the retailer if things go wrong with a purchase. Yet, it doesn’t work on all purchases – just those costing a certain amount:
Pay for something on a credit card £100+ and up to £30,000 and the provider’s equally liable if something goes wrong.
This isn’t the credit provider being nice. It’s a legal protection put in place so that you’re never in the position of paying off debt for something you didn’t receive or wasn’t as it should’ve been. Whether it’s a flight, kitchen, computer or anything else, pay on a credit card, store card or with store instalment credit, and the credit provider’s responsible too.
Imagine it has taken us 20 years to come from obscurity to the number one in design and manufacturing, you design an iconic garden buildings, and show the industry how to insulated a garden log cabin offices, twinskin it etc, and the tinker runs away.
So we are looking awful, and so is your bank balance, not if though you pay your deposit with a credit card.
Then this smiling face comes alone, asks to sell your brand and ( boom) they after 6 months start doing tricky stuff, lying, and not answering the phone, and sending emails to people just lying and lying, , and then, a customer calls and he says he gave money , deposit to the company and he can not get hold of them. what can we say, but call the police. Its theft, and is not a civil matter.
I have said this next part so many times, and i will say it time and time and time again.
PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD, YOU ARE INSURED WITH A CREDIT CARD, USE A CREDIT CARD, AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN IRELAND. PAY DEPOSITS WITH A CREDIT CARD.
So what happens then, you try and figure out whos who, who can you trust with your Brand, and who can you trust with customers money, and that is truly the hard one.
So we decided 2 years ago only dealers that took payments with credit cards, would sell our cabins, but??? in Ireland, its a problem, the customer does not want to pay with cards, he thinks paying through the bank is safe, well!! Hello everyone , its not, PayPal is safe, GooglePay is safe, Visa is safe, Mastercard is safe, Stripe, etc.
Why do you think high street banks are the best, simple, High Street Banks have hoodwinked you from day one, they are greedy bastards, useless at what they do, make you pay fortunes forever in payback loans and they trash talk everyone who is even better. Remember this when their is a problem, the banks never help, they will take your house from you in a blink, and if you need help they are normally the first to say NO! SEB swedish bank Amazing, Revolut Amazing, and I am sure there are many more smallish banks, but not High Street Banks.
We do not have any cabin dealers at all in Scotland, we sell Direct, so if you are looking for a riveting deal, would like to speak to a few of our customers who have bought direct, then please do not hesitate to give us a call.
I am sorry to say, but our Irish Dealer Leon Vlahovic who is working with our Brand in Southern Ireland, has gone into administration. this we have found out not to be the truth.
Leon found it very hard to deal with the covid, also falling off a ladder, breaking his leg and ankle while out doing an assembly, ( this we found out to be a lie) and sadly the timber prices and the inflation in Ireland, and many other factors, have left Leon unable to continue business. he sadly lied to everyone, and we feel ashamed that we even know this guy, its the second time in Ireland this has happened.
( PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD )
Leon Vlahovic will not be trading our LV log cabins from now on. As a precaution, we always say this, please do not give this dealer a deposit etc, as he is not now a dealer of log cabins or timber buildings.
Because Leon Vlahovic has not been arrested or found guilty of any crime, all we can only say that (Leon Vlahovic is not an LV Log Cabins dealer) , and please do not hand him over any money.
( we should add that any customer who is selling our brand, when we think something is amiss we tell the public that this certain dealer does not have Our Brand to sell LV, if he sells something and he has committed a crime, we will make a blog about this)
If anyone is looking for Leon, please give us a call , and we are looking for a customer Fergus Roche, If you are Fergus, please please give us a call ASAP. We have now had the Lawyer of Fergus Roche call us, and we have instructed her not to pay any more money, I must say the lawyer was very very rude, We are also happy to Say we found Emma, and Robbie, and have enough info to offer to the authorities.
As a company with over 20 years of selling to different companies log cabins, in many different countries, and actually getting 2 dealers of ours arrested and on TV for scamming customers, we are quite proud that we are very active in helping people and stop the fraud that is very much part of this industry. But I must say I am fed up with explaining to customers to use credit cards as a matter of payment to the dealer. https://www.logcabinslv.co.uk/blog/2021/11/14/cowboys-and-log-cabins/ this is just one of many blogs i have written, but no one listens.
PAY BY CREDIT CARD………………………………..
Now to today after listening to a lawyer, and the disgusting way she spoke to me, and blaming us here at the factory for another company stealing money off a poor customers, and us trying our best to stop this made me realise that something must be said.
When a manufacturer, who sells 100’s of cabins a year, to many different countries all self employed Dealers who all trade under their own company name , who then sell it on to their customers, and yes they can sell it as an LV Log Cabin, in so far as they are telling the customers that its an LV cabin our brand is the best, we have companies telling their clients its an LV when its not, we have customers who steal our images and say LV, if you read this blog you will see many of them, . As our brand its the best, and also has amazing reviews world wide, and as soon as crooked dealer steals off the customer, sadly we are not to blame, and the lawyer knew this today, as the dealer is self employed and he/she was selling to the customer ( Credit Card) , not us, we had no knowledge of this sale if it was or was not sold, if its a bespoke cabin we are then asked by our self employed dealer ( Leon) for a quote from us to price, and that’s that, the only time we get to know a name is if its quoted for, if the trader wants it, we send his company an invoice and everything moves on from there, he then gives to his customer the cabin if he has paid….BUT… If he takes money, and does not buy from us, we do not know, if he does or does not it’s not our concern. but there is more to this, because if the lawyer thinks we are responsible then all the other contractors are too, and our lawyer friend, the lawyer then must go after the all contractors who Leon was going to use to lay the concrete bed,-2000-2500- she must also go after the-3000 to 5000 Kitchen supplier and 2000 bathroom supplier, and everything else Leon promised, 800 Bed supplier, 800 Boiler, electrician, 1500 plumbing guy, 2/3/4000 depending on what is used roofing contractor, and the suppliers of that, as we supply the bare skin shell, Our price for the cabin is a very small part of the actual cost. Which one of our customers Emma has found, we managed to stop her cabin being resold as the time limit was up and storage and mill costs needed to be paid, which was coming to more than 1000 euros, as leon had stored the building and did not pay the trucking company . As a company this is another companies issues, and legally we have no right in law to stick our nose in, but those that know me, know I do. There were many cabins priced, Fergus, Emma , and and and, luckily the one in stock was Emma in Ireland, and she paid the charge Leon owed and got her cabin.
Getting back to a rude lawyer, that woman made me angry, this year i got TV3 in sweden, FSC, Ikea and Parliament together to speak about the deforestation of trees as Ikea was cutting massive lumps of forest and not replanting. And this woman calls me up and speaks to me like I am the bad guy and it’s all my fault. Where the fault lays is that she knows what to do, and that’s going to the clients address and giving him a lift to the Police Station.
Everyone who knows us knows we hate all this kind of disgusting behaviour, fraud, theft, and misinformation.
If someone takes something from you……. and they do not give it to you, its fraud, clear and simple, and its Police Matter, not Lawyer, pay me money!
If the company goes bankrupt, then it’s down to the liquidators to collect from the estate and hand it out evenly
And what makes me angry, is that she knows what the customer must do, but she then plays I will save the day and hands out large bills for a job she should not be getting involved with, and she knows this, and she knows who to call, but she wants to earn money from a poor old man who had 30.000 stolen from him. Then she starts threatening people. Which is rather counterproductive, as her motives are only self driven. And against a company that will sue her for defamation. And when we went back to her with some history, she was not interested, acted the high and mighty and seriously our company Lawyers child are more polite.
If you live in Dublin and you go to Colins BMW Service, and they sell you a car, you are buying from Colins, not BMW,we give our Self Employed Dealers warranty on this and that we are not giving to the customer, as the customer is not the purchaser to us, the Self Employed Dealer is.
So you all bough your cabins from Straight Solutions Kilkenny R95TPD9 IRELAND, owner Leon Vlahovic of Kilkenny R95TPD9 IRELAND, and all monies and payments were made directly to Leons Vlahovic company Straight Solutions Kilkenny R95TPD9 IRELAND also all sales and communication to do with your building was done from you to Leon Straight Solutions Kilkenny R95TPD9 IRELAND.
Only we at Log Cabins LV are allowed to use the url.LV we do not offer this out to any dealer.
If Leon owes you money, please contact the Police, not a lawyer. Our Lawyer has told us to ask all customers that were dealing with Leon Vlahovic, who was a full Self Employed Dealer of Log Cabins, Timber Buildings, Ground Works and who bought from us only Log Cabins, he also bought from other companies log cabins to make an official complaint. We have been instructed by Leon of Straight Solutions that he would take care of all his clients, we did not have a list, just a few names he threw at us for pricing, which we have tried to find, we found one, and as I said the lawyer was so incredibly rude. And most have come to us. We have asked them all to report this to the correct officials ( that being the police) who do not charge you money. as in most cases the poor customer has lost already enough through lies and deceit.
We helped Pope Concor a few years back in Ireland track down a very very very bad dealer , and get him arrested for selling awful cabins, and just being crooked through and through, as we hate this, and I am sure I will have a discussion with him on this . Also mention how lawyers are profiting from this misery when there is only one course of justice. This rude woman really has put my back up, and she is promising something to someone she can not give, and charging for it.
Leon Vlahovic is working under the guise of Straight Solutions.
If you are looking for a great brand of cabins, and are fed up with dishonest dealers, please come to us direct. +370 6889 3563
Log Cabins LV apologises for the trouble this man has caused, we can only check someone a certain amount, and the rest we must take on face value. Leon seemed like a trustable guy, he was selling cabins before we met him, but he wanted a better product, I think we can all agree on this, but his smile was a lie.
Anyway, that’s enough of that. Pay by card….. Always for anything under £30.000
OK lets firstly look at the pricing aspect of log cabins in the UK, Skinners sheds, or Dunster House or whoever, and there are many who ever’s, their pricing, its changed, and all of them are up 60% but have they added anything of value more to the cabins, the answer to that is no, now sadly the British Public, and I am one of them, think that if it’s too cheap, then its cheap, and if its too high priced, then i can not afford it, but if its middle ground I am going to get something half decent In some industries of sale, that might be true, but in the Log Cabin industry that is not the case even slightly, most cabins from nearly 99,9% of dealers in the UK are the same, baltic pine and super expensive, actually if truth was to be known they are taking the piss out of you and smiling all the way to the bank. So let’s dissect a cabin, what have you got that is worth 1000’s and 1000’s of pounds. Customer service, is as always, in most companies , YUK!
Let’s take this company that are using our images without our consent.
Original pic comes from us, skinners sadly have no skilled staff or vision and must always steal from others what they can not pay for , or design, themselves. Its quite funny actually as this company was once the leading light in the cabin industry, we supplied them for the whole of the south east, then sadly they went to the dark side, and bought crap cheap mass produced cabins and tried and still try and sell them off as ours. Their sales staff lie and say its their design, lol… their pics, etc, and then they ask you for money. (really)… https://www.factorycabins.co.uk/product/log-cabins-oxford-6-5-x-3-5m-df32/ this is the original…..
Oh, and by the way. skinners do not offer windows and doors of any quality, the timber is baltic pine, and on a scale of 1 to 10 they come in at a 3.
This is our unique Log Cabin style,
If you take a close look, you will notice that our cabins against Skinners, Johnsons, Dunster, Quick Garden, Tuin, Waltons and 100% Lugarde are 100% better. Firstly we provide doors and windows that none of these companies mentioned, would ever offer you, if they did their pricing would be through the roof, plus they would need new CNC machines, Blades, skilled workman and Joinery Timber and most importantly have the want to offer better, and not just manufacture Bulk.
Ex works means we help with everything, and you buy direct from Factory!
So why pick us, well, simple, our prices are very very fair considering the quality your getting, Russian Northern Scots Pine, no baltic quick grown lumber in our cabins, we are manufacturing long lasting cabins of quality and distinction, not Ikea furniture.
Sanctuary, that’s what people come to us for, they want peace and quiet, and a room in the garden to get out their Ipad, or Notebook, or just a kindle and read and Chill.and they want it to be part of their lives for years and years, and they want to feel safe, and that mother nature stays out and the warmth stays in, we offer this, in quality, and at a great price. Next, which is really very important, our windows and doors are manufactured from high quality joinery timber, with a moisture content of nearly (2%) they can not be left outside until treated. Sadly mother nature would, hurt them, so it is advised to stain them immediately. Or your fitter does.
This Beautiful little cabin has a shed on the back of it. Would like to give a massive shout out to Lee for his fitting abilities, and love the green carpet! lol.
This beast, Twin 70mm x70mm with a 100 gap, was built by leon, and as always did an amazing job.
If you are looking for quality, then, please give us a shout.
Please Call us and speak to a member of staff that actually understands cabins, pods, timber frame buildings and so very much more. +44 0208 133 5164
While browsing the internet looking for quality camping pods, I have noticed that there are only two or three companies out there in the manufacturing world able to actually produce a quality camping pod fit for the public use..
Sadly all there seems to be is a mass of shed like structures that try and resemble our unique design, and they fall short in so many areas. I intend to list these so you can actually see what I see.
Firstly, what bright spark came up with the idea of only coating the roof with just timber? If timber were the ideal product for roof covering, then why is it there are no dwelling houses up and down your street with timber roofs? I am not talking about cedar shingles, which in all honesty are aesthetically pleasing, but useless for long-term use, I am speaking about planks, 28mm planks? T&G 28mm planks, that are actually useless.
So keep away from Camping Pods, which have just sawn plank roofs, they leak, twist, crack and split, and for long-term use, useless and a waste of money!
Next, camping pods that have a wall thickness of 28mm, or 44mm, these are not camping pods, they are barrels /sheds, made for children to play in, and that’s it, no more no less! They do not come with CE approved windows and doors, they come with cheap garden type, which are not fit for or can be used for tourism (safety first).
Also cheap camping pods do not come with toughened glass or are designed to be roughly treated, these are the perfect example of blame and claim! Plus these kind of cheap camping pods have little or no insulation properties.
So if you are thinking of throwing your money away, then this is the way to go!
Camping Pods from log cabins LV are not just the best camping pods on the market they are also the most versatile.
We are the only company in the camping pod market to offer complete parks; we are able to offer staff timber frame accommodation which will conform to building regs, drying rooms, toilet and shower buildings, and staff pods.
We are very proud to have been picked to supply Manor a Adventure Children’s Adventure Holiday company with the largest two parks in existence with over 100 pods per park, we feel that if you can trust a company to deliver quality, in bulk numbers it must be us!
So why are our camping pods so versatile.
Cheap camping pods are built very rudimental.
A lot of cheap camping pods look great from the outside, aesthetics being the number one point of sale for these kind of camping pods, but all that sparkles is not gold, and if you know what to look for, you will notice that they are built poorly, and are built to maximize profits also very little consideration is given to longevity or strength.
Our Camping Pods are not just amazing to look at, they are amazing to the core of there graded, KD C24 FSC timber frame shell.
Our double glazed windows and doors are not just fantastic, with built in micro openings, and tilt and turn quality hardware, also the CE approved double glazed toughened glass door, or the Northern Siberian Larch, and the glulam bulks, or the steel tiled roof which is guaranteed for 40+ years, or the way we are able to join pods together, I could go on and no, Camping Pods by LV are the best in the business, and they are the only Camping Pods that make sense when you compare like for like and price for price.