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
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).
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.
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.
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!
How many companies on the net actually show their windows and doors in their full glory, I can answer that, NONE! Why? Because most of the companies on the web offering cabins have low quality windows and doors!
Over the years we have put more attention on our window and door production line, than trying to pump more of the same out the door as 99.9% of companies seem to do!
I know this is a scathing attack on the competition, but we actually don’t have competition where our cabins are concerned, we are not a cash and carry manufacturer, we do not manufacture hundreds of the same cabin style in the winter and push them out the door in the summer, all of our cabins are bespoke to order. If you are looking for a quality cabin at a very reasonable price logcabinslv.co.uk have what you are looking for.Logcabins.lv has the largest selection of log cabins on the market to date.
We are the only manufacturer able to offer, laminated log cabins, scandinavian log cabins, timber frame buildings, round log cabins, camping pods, saunas, gazebos, summer houses, Micro Housing, and so very much more.
Our Clock House Log Cabin is with out doubt the best on offer on the market to date.
There are many reasons why our clock house is the best!
(1) The design is totally unique to us.
(2) We manufacturer it first! And offered it to the market more than 10 years ago.
(3) We did more than 3 months of testing on the structure!
(4) Our clock house log cabins are the most robust one’s on the market to date
(5) Our roof beams are the thickest on the market to date.
(6) Our Roof beams site at 90 degrees in the apex
(7) Our Purlins are 45mmx 250mm, which is double to most other copied dangerous versions
(8) Our Windows and Doors are hand made and are exceptional quality, with CE approved double glazing units.
(9) All our log cabins are manufactured using the latest, most modern machinery giving a flawless finish every time.
If your looking to purchase a Clock House Log Cabins and are not sure who to trust with your hard earned money, then the only choice you really have is the Original manufacturers of this iconic Buildings. logcabinslv.co.uk, the name synonymous for quality in garden buildings and log cabins.
This article is about Cheap Log Cabins and the misery they cause.
When looking for a Log Cabin-Timber Shed- Wooden Cabin for your Garden, you need to be very careful what you buy.
If your looking for a cheap shed to put your lawn mower away, and you’re not too concerned about quality then there are so many companies offering Cheap! But Cheap means Cheap!
Logcabins.lv has the largest range of Quality Clock House Log cabin designs in the World!
If you see a Clock House Log Cabin in 44mm and it is being offered for under 3000 Pounds-Euros, then be prepared for problems. A quality Clock House will offer double purlins, a cheap one offers you single purlins, this will mean on the single purlin clock house you must expect the roof to bow in in the middle after a few years, a quality Clock House Log Cabin will also offer very heavy windows and doors. A Clock House for instance has 8 double glazed windows , and a double glazed double door, 4 windows and the double doors are placed all in the front wall, this makes the wall weak, as there is very little timber holding them in place. We are the original designers of the clock house log cabin, we understood the problems this cabin could have, and designed ours to be incredibly strong in areas that could cause problems years down the line. Sadly so many customers know very little about the build process, or the designing that goes into such a timber structure. We also offer 28mm flooring in all our cabins, all cheap manufactures will offer this as an up grade. Also our windows are VERY HEAVY, as the glass is 24mm argon filed and the windows all tilt and turn from 44mm and upwards. We also offer double glazing in our 34mm cabin, this is economy none the less its double glazing, where most if not all manufacturers will offer this to you as an upgrade.
We would recommend that you think very carefully before buying any cheap cabin!
Cheap Cabins cause misery to thousands of people yearly do not be caught out or enticed to buy rubbish, you will regret it…
When looking to buy a log cabin please look at the reviews of the said company you want to purchase it from, Google is great at giving all the info you need, have a look for complaint forums and read what people say, 2 great reviews can not cover up a 100 bad!
If you would like some help please do not hesitate to ask one of our Partners. or send us an email direct.