Seriously, you are not going to believe this, its an absolute mockery about one guy belonging to the Asian community. Sorry ……..Racist……
OK, we are a British Based Business, I am more blue than blue, our family tree roots go so far back, the Homo habilis were buying their first huts from us, we have factories here in Lithuania, why? Timber, Amazing hard working staff, nice honest people, Skilled labor. Safe for Children, no stabbing, shooting, etc, and no gangs, and lots of clean fresh air.
Lithuanians girls/guys were driving your trucks, and doing all the crap work most worked for below minimum wage then Covid and as soon as the restrictions were lifted and they were allowed to fly they came back to Lithuania and you lost one of your best work forces possibly you ever had, Brexit did not help. But thats history, today I had a call from an asian guy, he called and he said log cabins I said yes, how may I help and he said oh! your in Lithuania, I said yes , he said, I do not want to deal with Lithuania, and dropped the phone, which is his right, but the way he said it was in such a racist way, I called the racist back and he did not answer, so I told his answer machine that he was absolutly disgusting, disgusting, and if this is the way certain ( small minority) Asians behave towards another cultures i.e Lithuanians, then they deserve everything they get back. Plus I hope he is deported back to where he came, as he has no place in the UK.
I have many Asian customers, business guys and they understand buying direct is the only sensible way to do business, who wants to deal with a reseller in the UK, all cabins come from us over here, but some stupid little racist living in London, would not know the difference of a Apple Tree and an Oak in winter, and he thinks his cabin is coming from UK, LOL, idiot!
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 companyand 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.
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.
Shocked is not the word, this is disgusting, its all most as bad as price of sheds, decking, and other timber related goods in the UK, and the amount people are charging you , its a rip off. Sadly the south is hit the hardest, and then London and the areas around it.
I just want to show the difference in this brief blog.
When looking for a cabin, please think about the 44mm x 44mm log cabins on factory cabins, cheaper than the rest, we designed this system, and we are the leaders in this, plus our windows and doors are with out doubt the best then anyones.
Check out these cabins.
Now we will show you similar cabins of ours but please check out our pricing. Its mind blowing.
OK the first is bigger than that displayed by www. i love your money .com, And the price for out larger more unique, better designed, better actually in every way in 70mm is £5040 ex works, where our www. i love your money .com, £4581 more. Hello, is some one just a dumb stupid greeedy idiot or what, trading standards should be knocking tomorrow at your door. Virus does not mean we rip people off.
Then here comes the real , serious rip offs, Check out the two last cabins, and you will see they are both priced similar, one in 35mm, thats not a bad size if you want cheap and cheerful, and then there is 44mm which is my favourite, and it hardly splits and never twists if its put up quickly and treated, put on a good flat base and you add the gutters etc. Flat base, gutters, good body stain, decent roof covering and a good drain away and our cabins will last 20 + years, I personally have the first ever 44mm twin skin building ever made, and i can say hand on heart do a good job at the beginning and it could out live you, and i have designed the windows and doors to be super hardy!
Below is a building that is say £3000 cheaper than both, yet is bigger, better looking, it has my designed roof, and your friends will do a back flip when they go inside and have a look at your new chill out room. bar, pool room, or just office.
And if the mill cuts the corners from its timber logs it means they are twisted and it stops you seeing the twist. Now you know and you know what to look out for and not buy.
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
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.
EX WORKS!!!!! IT SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY!!!!!
Simple Factory Cabins is in essence www.logcabins.lv, www.logcabinslv.co.uk, ,www.logcabinssussex.co.uk but now we are more than a designer / manufacturer/ dealer, we are now a group of mills coming together, and offering on one site, our products without using the middle man.
“Just a quick note, if you all knew me, and understood my passion for this industry and how i like to make sure that your cabin, pod, house, what ever is not just the best , but it really is the best all of you would only buy from me, because i really do produce the best log cabins and timber buildings at the most sensible pricing for the quality in the World! Now i have had a long hard road and battle with my dealers over the years to not be greedy, and only a very small few listened to me, and these girls and guys i have kept and they do my bigger builds, and assembly etc, because I respect their family values, everyone who knows me knows i hate liars, crooks and thieves, the public must be treated like family, i always say this, then the dealer spoils everything by spending his profit before he has the cabin delivered, or even ordered, and then problems, and as the recession comes closer and closer i am looking at the market and i can see who is not to be trusted, if they say they can not deliver and please pick it up, it means they are getting rid of drivers, which means money is tight, and their overheads are too high, everyone who has my cabins, pods, timber frame, what ever, sauna barrels, hot tubs etc, and i really love my timber frame houses, as i love to design and i love to get phone calls with people screaming down the phone in delight with their new house, cabin, or pods and telling me how amazing they are, that makes my life worth living, yes money helps, but in life her-his family is the strength , not how much we have in our pocket which is why everyone is treated fairly and like family. and that’s why our quality is amazing, if you are looking for a high quality, low priced log cabin , camping pod, laminated cabin or a timber frame house, please speak to me” EX Works Pricing is the New Beginning, make a massive saving with a phone call”.
So how does it work, Simple, we, sell everything EX Works Lithuania. I was told off today for swearing, sorry Mr Customer, but the British have been ripped off so badly by their so called friendly neighborhood dealers for years, and the amounts you pay for your cabins now, are sadly grand theft in every way, and when you start comparing our low low, low, low prices that will eventually cover Factory Cabins from top to Bottom, our pricing will shock you. Many unscrupulous companies have stolen our DF range imagery and added them to their websites, do not be conned.. Please tell us who they are.
So why have we done this, well it’s simple, we the mills this time round will make sure that no customer loses his/her money when the recession does actually hit us in a few short months, which it will, ( be sure of that) if you look at how many companies in 2007 went bust, and then restarted and owed customers money, and are now under new trade names and trading now, you would be even more shocked, and they are sadly the leading brands, Even us the mills were owed 100.s of thousands, it was then after 2007 that we all stopped giving credit the UK dealers in full. There was no more factoring with banks etc. Sadly the UK dealers destroyed the trust of banks and mills alike.
How many of the companies in the UK went bust in 2007, it’s a long time ago, but to me it was like yesterday, and our dealers were ordering lots and lots of cabins, and then ” whoops” our dealers then said they could not pay their invoices,” surprise’ surprise” which is what always happens when you give credit or trust someone ,even with contracts in place etc, especially in this market, as its fickle and most UK companies have huge over heads, and go bust very very quickly when the customers stop coming in, and the next thing you know, your told sorry, we have gone bust and speak to the bank, the bank say sorry and you lose your money.
Sadly in the UK going bankrupt and restarting again is too easy, but you the customer, are left high and dry, and i saw this before in 2007, and i helped personally many customers get their money back and their cabins delivered.
Also the market slowed down to a crawl because the dealers were upping their prices to try and stay afloat, to pay their Garden Centre rent and staff, and eventually they went bust, and customers lost their deposits and cabins and dreams.
So why have we decided to go ex works, simple, we will not let our hard work be spoiled by greedy individuals who have lived the high life and think that you the customer would never buy, purchase a cabin ex works, they think you the customer will only buy from them, because you trust them, they are after all local, they know your area, and they are British and you trust them. Well! I am British and you can trust me, and i can honestly say the prices in the UK will come down, to my level, and quality and cost will be on par, i do not sell crap, unlike 90% of the companies out there. And if you want to buy a fucking quality cabin and save 1000’s of pounds, have it delivered to your door, assembled and given a guarantee that actually means something, then Factory Cabins .co.uk is the number one company to speak to.
We will week , by week start to bring more and more different designs to the site, timber frame, Laminated cabins, Pods and so much more. and all EX WORK LITHUANIA.
Remember we started this industry in 2001, first cabins came from us, website was www.sourcingtimber.com. I am the only Britt in Lithuania in this industry and there is a reason for this, its because i love this industry and i love the people i work with and have done for more than 20 years, i trust my fellow workers and designers and staff, and i think that its about time everyone got a fair crack at the EX WORKS PRICE, .
This is not going to make me popular, I know, but who gives a fuck, I DON’T…. And a man who does not swear, well, he must be very gentle, and we do not need gentle people, cutting trees, moulding logs and making cabins, we need men.
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There may be a lot of people with our images with LV attached to them, please ask us, who is who, We do not supply anyone in the South East of England, no one! So no to Bexhill, Hastings, Eastbourne, or Kent, if you find a company that is based in these areas using our images, and product name be aware of fraud, if they need to steal from us, they will steal from you!
Sometimes your house is just not big enough, and you need extra space, then you either think, dreaded BS 3632 Caravan, ( the most expensive garbage sadly our country has ever invented) or a Quick Grown Pine Baltic Cabin from some company that sells crap at low prices and calls them residential which are manufactured from fast grown baltic pine, or you think, quality, and sustainability and you think logcabinslv.co.uk. Not so cheap but quality and quality that will last, and prices that will astound you.
Its easy to make a quality log cabin, you just need the right ingredients, and the right machinery, the right lumber and the right management that like us wants to manufacture the best of the best, and keep pricing low, unlike sadly 99.9% of cabin companies in the Baltics/ UK that can charge as much as 5000 to 10.000 more for a cabin than us, pure greed and now rather stupid. Brexit means, European Cabins will cost more and more, and from us, well, less and less.
If you are looking for a quality passive timber frame solution we have it, as we have a full CNC line and also a full bespoke service that is able to offer not just quality log cabins for sale in the UK, but also timber frame buildings, that are much needed for the housing market at the moment at a fraction of the costs that are being banneded about by most manufacturers in the UK, 1000 pounds per sq meter for a A++ house is F—-ing disgusting and stupidly overpriced .. actually Greedy. Like most UK companies that import from abroad, who actually know nothing about the product, just sell it on and hope for the best, we at LV know our product, and lets not forget, the timber that the UK companies use to be able to purchase now can’t, which means home grown, quick gown timber will be used in timber frames in the UK, LV use only graded Russian, tight Grain C24 , which means quality from the inside out, do not forget LV manufacture it, and design it, and truly believe in it. If your looking for quality, then speak to us…
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
Kate Log Cabin – 3.5 m x 5.6 m is without doubt the best 44mm log cabin that gives you so much outside covered space which is airy and a great place to relax in the summer out of the sun, and to keep all your deck chairs , seats, tables, etc, safe and locked up, and on those rainy days read a book or just chill.
And all for such a ridiculously low price, please ask us for details on pricing if you are a dealer. we are not public orientated,.
Sadly unlike most companies that sell directly to the end user and to dealers, we do not, we respect our customers (dealers) and their hard work, dedication, and we believe in local dealer networks, servicing the public.
The reason most companies and if you look about you will notice that only we do not display pricing, this is because we do not want to use our dealers to get the brand name out there, then undercut our hard working dealers and take the business ourselves, this is what we call in the business, the LLE ( Lithuanian, Latvian ,Estonian way!) Not good for business, and shows deceit on every level of business. But if you have no business ethics from the start, and money is your driving force, then what can you expect. which explains why we remain when others die and wither away.
The Kate Log Cabin is offered as all our BL range of quality tight grained Scots Pine cabins with normal quality windows and doors or our heavy duty log cabin windows and doors, that also can come painted or lacquered. Depends really what your customer wants and needs.
Quality Log Cabins at sensible pricing, please ask us for pricing, it will knock you off your feet, and also you will be asking your current supplier why they have been overcharging you for so long. Please ask Ash for our pricing at [email protected]
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.
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).
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
ATL said that IKEA plans to
continue purchase of forests in order to reduce dependence on fluctuation of
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
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.
Log Cabins LV as always designs amazing log cabins that have turned a dull back garden into an amazing fun filled space, our Clock House was the first of the iconic buildings, then we designed the twin skin system which turned a cold single skin cabin into a warm, cozy workspace environment.
Our DF Range, which is without doubt the best range under 2.5m high cabins in the business, we then designed the New Ki Range, again an amazing curved roof range, completely unique to LV and only LV dealers.
We have gone back to the drawing board and really tried our best to come up with a cabin range that allows maximum head clearance, as sadly the government ruling on 2.5m height really does make most cabins which are on the market look squat and dark internally.
Our New Head Height Friendly Dutch Barn Log Cabin Range are not just the best quality under 2.5m height log cabins on the market, you can be assured these are designed and manufactured by the most skilled and experienced tradesmen in the industry!
Garden cabins come in shapes and sizes; they also come in all different thickness.
There are 19 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm 44 mm, 58 mm and 70 mm.
Log Cabins can also come in 100 mm and above, but the standard garden cabins come in 19 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm 44 mm, 58 mm and 70 mm as these are the most popular sizes.
So what sizes is good for what purpose.
So here is a guide to help you!
19 mm log cabins are actually not really log cabins; they are manufactured from roof board material, which are fashioned together to resemble something that looks like a cabin!
Sadly 19 mm log cabins are manufactured in a certain way that does not allow the notches to be waterproof, the board is just to thin to cut twice.
So this one of the main reasons why we do not offer 19 mm log cabins.
They are also extremely expensive when you actually look at how many cubic meters of timber are used for the manufacturing process.
So are 19 mm Log Cabins worth the amount asked for them, the answer sadly is no!
They are a waste of good quality roofing boards, the windows and doors fitted to them are normally rubbish, and the hardware is cheap. Even on price they are super expensive!
28mm log cabins are nearly in the same league as 19 mm cabins, they are what we use as floor boards, but they do make a great 3 m x 3 m garden reading room, or a place to grow flowers, storing your push bikes, or BBQ, but saying all that, they are still cheap, and will not last more than say 4 years and you will start to notice windows and doors sagging, the building leaking, and November the 5th will come around and its used to light the bonfire!
19mm and 28mm log cabins are normally bought because of their price tags, but when spending say £800 to £1200 you have to ask yourself if this is really a good purchase. Are you buying a cabin that will last the test of time, or are you just throwing your money into the wind?
35mm log cabins are great, cheap, and fairly good at keeping water out and normally well priced.
Most come with budget double glazing, and the windows and door frame work is that normally of a 44mm log cabin.
A lot of budget mills sell these as they are a quick turn around and normally they are honestly priced, and if you don’t have a high budget, then a 34mm cabin is normally a safe bet!
44mm log cabins have now become the publics most sought after size, they are great value for money and most of the time they are water proof and come with windows and doors that will last a couple of years with out too much problem.
70mm Log Cabins are if cut from good quality timber, which has been dried correctly and notched correctly are fantastic value and well worth investing in.
Log Cabins LV the one stop shop for all things timber . Log cabins LV the sensible choice!
Log Cabins LV is without doubt the leading company now for quality log cabins in the UK!
Our new Range of Deluxe Log Cabins are not just amazing quality, they are the only Log Cabins in the UK that are actually priced fairly.
Log Cabins LV stands for Dynamic, Quality, Design and Pricing.
We are always looking to better our product, and offer the best quality as standard.
Our CEO dislikes upgrades, he believes that everything should be as good as it can be, without having to pay extra.
If you look on the 99.9% of Log Cabin Websites you will notice that if you want to improve the quality of your log cabin just say better windows and doors this is an up grade from most companies, what does this tell you about the company? It tells you that they have stripped the cabin of any kind of quality level and if you want quality, then pay! If not you get the bare bones.
When looking through the Internet, you will be spoiled for choice, there are so many companies offering what seems to be like amazing deals’, but most amazing deals turn out to be Not So Amazing when the products are up and ready to use.
What ever we offer is the best it can be for the price range it sits in. Obviously we can not offer amazing windows and doors cheaper than a it costs us to manufacture them, but what we do is look at costs very carefully and try our hardest to get you the best of the best for the lowest price possible.
Take for instance our Camping Pods, we are the only company to manufacture quality pods that can be used for large scale holiday parks, or adventure holiday centers.
Our ability to manufacture camping pods that are able to take years and years of abuse by thousands of children is very much the test bed of success! And with over 100 Pods in the parks and we have not had one door fail, or Pod leak, this is a tap on the back for us as we believe in our quality, and so do our loyal customers.
12% of our sales are from referrals from customers to their friends, and this percentage rises yearly.
We are the only Company in this business that is able to manufacture certified trusses, Glulam Log Cabins, Bespoke Log Cabins, Hand Made Norwegian Log Cabins, Timber Frame-Passive- Non Passive Dwelling Homes, Office and timber frame bespoke structures, CE windows and doors, High Quality Camping Pods and so much more, we are not a typical box standard, Log Cabin Manufacturer.
All our different departments thrive at in their area of expertise
In a nutshell we are a one stop shop, that offers quality, price and customer satisfaction.
If you are looking for quality, sensible pricing, and people who really understand what a timber structure should be, and the quality level you would expect, please send us an email and we will have one of our nearest professional dealers contact you.
Our New Superb Range Of Deluxe Log Cabins are not just the most over engineered Log Cabins in the market to date, they are the only Log Cabins that come with CE Certified Double Glazed Argon Filled Windows and Doors as standard.
The Best Doors in the log cabin industry
Our Double glazed Doors be they single or double are in fact the best Doors ever to be fitted as standard to a range of buildings-Log Cabins in this industry with out paying some absorbent price for upgrading.
If you will please look at the photos attached you will notice that the base of the door is unlike anything on log cabins at present, we have manufactured these CE certified doors with an insulated plate, not just some 28mm T&G floor boards, which 99.9% of companies offer.
quality windows and doors from lv log cabins
Also and this is very important!
In addition, if you look at the hinges on the doors you will notice that the quality of these doors hinges are extremely high, possibly the best in the industry, actually they are , “As these come standard, no upgrade needed”.
Most companies will offer better quality windows and doors, but here is the catch, they cost a staggering 500 pounds +++ for Residential Doors, and none of them offers insulated plates at the base.
We also Spray Paint Our New Deluxe Windows and Doors to your choice of colour!!!
We even go further to offer as standard an oak threshold at the base of all our doors for longevity and as these doors are all manufactured on the latest CNC machines they are fully water tight and extremely resilient to mother nature, also to those lazy feet that like to scuff thresholds!
Our New Range Of Deluxe Log Cabins for 2016 will not just be the best Log Cabin range on the market, the range of new Deluxe Log Cabins will encompass the under 2.5m permitted building regulation, and also our iconic cabins such as the Original 5.5m x 4m Clock House with its 8 windows and double doors, now available with the only tilt and turn double glazed CE approved windows and doors.
The New Deluxe Range of Log Cabins for 2016 will be offered in 44 mm, 58 mm,70 mm and 90 mm Thicknesses.
From Excellent Northern Siberian Spruce Logs.
Unlike many companies, we will not be using the cheaper, softer, younger Pine.
Our Frames on both our Windows and Doors are designed to be water tight are sculpted and fabricated to be super strong, but most of all they are designed to be of Residential quality. Residential quality windows and doors are not designed to be played with, they are manufactured by skilled carpenters that know what’s what and know how to make a door last the test of time, they are put together to be the best they can possibly be, the argon filled CE approved double glazed panes are mastitic into the framework so that leaking through the frames is never an issue.
This is done by only skilled craftsman, it is not something Joe Blog Public should ever attempt to do!
Which is why we are absolutely dumbfounded how companies in the UK ask customers to replace single sheet cheap glazing with double glazed units to upgrade their cheap framed windows and doors.? ( Window frames are also part of the U Value, so a cheap frame with double glazing added is still a cheap window) Hello? It actually tells us a lot about that company! I think cheap and cheerful comes to mind! But sadly the cheap upgrade is not so cheap, the fix is not so good, and the cabins windows and doors are not much quality!
I hate harping on about windows and doors and how most companies just offer rubbish, and that the longevity is really depending on the windows and doors to how long your log cabin will last the test of time!
I have been in this industry longer than 99.999% of people, I have seen people come and go. I have seen companies here one day and gone the next; I have seen sadly many people ripped off with not just awful log cabins, but absolute Crap.
I have personally been on a crusade to offer extremely original quality log cabin designs, at the lowest prices possible, sometimes its hard getting the best quality to the public at the right price, as there are so many companies that offer a lower grade log cabins that look identical to our designs, which confuses the public, and most people do not understand the difference in manufacturing quality, only price, and price should not be the only determining factor when it comes to purchasing a Large Heavy Log Building. You must first think about raw materials and the wasting of it, you should also think about structural integrity and lastly price….
As we say, buy cheap buy twice….
Remember these are the Best Standard Log Cabins on the Market!!
Please look out for the New Deluxe Range of Log Cabins, coming in 2016!!!