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Log Cabins and the inside.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Log Cabin that you can afford.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

0208 133 5164 please ask for sales!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for reading.

Deforestation in the Baltics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More tomorrow…..

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Under 2.5m Log Cabins 2016

 

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.

 

Therefore, we have designed New for 2016 our Dutch Barn Roof Range of Log Cabins, which are head height friendly.

 

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!

 

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Log Cabins 19 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm 44 mm, 58 mm and 70 mm.

 

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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.

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Quality Log Cabins, that is a key word so many companies use to advertise their cabins on the Internet.

But? Is the word “Quality” being misused?

 

There are so many ways to find out if the log cabin you are thinking of purchasing is high end a budget or a rip off completely on price!

 

Firstly, just because a log cabin is manufactured in Sweden, Finland or Germany, it does not mean the quality is higher from that of the Baltic’s or Russia.

 

In most cases, the products coming from the Baltic’s like windows and doors, and log cabins are actually better, as the price is lower, plus the timber is better, and not forgetting we do not have high taxes which means our pricing is normal, not inflated such as Sweden and Finland.

 

Most people believe that if the price is higher, then so is the quality, absolute rubbish!

 

Take for instance one company proclaiming to be German, who manufacturer in Poland and they do actually manufacture quite good Log cabins ( this I will agree on), but they sell them to their customers for an extortionate sum, and I mean that quite literally. I will be the first to say this,, they are greedy bastards!

 

If you take a normal 5m x 5m with standard normal double glazing etc, costing from most other companies would be around £5500 delivered in 44mm log thickness, then our German company will charge £2.500 more, because you are made to believe by their dealer outlets that the quality is so superior than other cabins, this is absolute rubbish.

 

I personally have spoke to one of the outlets, and it was almost like speaking to someone who was part of a cult! There are too many manufacturers giving advice to their dealers on how to extract high prices from the public, by using words such as, Top Quality, Eco, Durable, FSC, PEFC, Superior, Excellent, and the Best!

 

So!!!! How can you tell the Crap from the Quality?

 

Over the years, we have been able to spot companies that are here today and gone tomorrow, we are also able to spot a quality log cabin from that of the Bulk market that litters our market and the gardens of Europe.

 

Firstly, if a log cabin is worth its salts, it will have only quality windows and doors, yes, I am harping on again about the windows and doors, but they are the most important part of the cabin. Moreover, they must be standard, not an upgrade!

 

Our Windows and Doors on our new Range of Deluxe Log Cabins are not just absolutely amazing, they are truly the best windows and doors in the industry, and they are fantastic for the price. Also we are the only company that offers them standard now on a Garden Range.

I am sure you have done lots of calling around asking different companies about quality and what you get for the price.

 

Most will try their hardest to up sell to you and say that what they are offering is so much cheaper than everyone else for the price, but when you actually do the research you will find that their quality is on par to 99.9% of the other companies, and that you are actually being sold a pack of lies and not a pack of quality timber.

 

 

So Windows and Doors as we see are the most important part of a cabin, well actually the most important part of the cabin is the roof, but as we use the largest roof Purlins and thick roof boars in the business I am not too worried our roofs will come falling down any time yet, plus all our cabins walls have metal roods in them that come standard to tighten the construction down and make it stiff and secure, and that our 28mm floor board stops that springy bouncy effect it would have if the floor was 19mm which most companies tend to offer, (OK I am bragging),,, Yes windows and doors, are so important.

 

If you are thinking of running your business from a log cabin, and keeping it warm and dry through out the year, then sadly most log cabins, which are sold as standard log cabin, well 99.999% of the doors are not designed to keep heat in, or cold out!

 

If you look at most cabins, you will notice that part of the door, unless its fully glassed you will notice that it is made up of T&G timber boards, which are slotted together, now for a garden room, or a shed, it’s a cheap and great way of manufacturing the door.

 

We have been manufacturing this kind of door since we started 14 years ago, and for cost and ease of manufacturing, its a great way of keeping costs down, and sharing that low cost of construction with the public!

 

Our CEO has always grumbled about the windows and doors, he has always wanted to offer a top quality windows and doors, he used to shout from time to time that if only Logcabins.lv could offer a sprayed CE certified Window and Door set with every cabin for a sensible price, then hopefully the bulk manufacturers would have to sit up and listen stop wasting timber and precious resources and offer better!

 

This has been a burning desire of our CEO Kevin for years, and when we opened our New Production Line, Kevin decided then that all the New Deluxe Range from the log size of 45mm and above would have only have CE certified quality windows and fully insulated quality CE doors, and that we would be the first company to offer these as Standard not an expensive upgrade, and to top it off, we would offer them sprayed to the customers choice.

 

So to the question at the beginning, how can you know what a quality log cabin is?

 

Easy… CE certified argon filled double glazed unites in the windows and doors, that your supplier offers these as standard, that the door has an Oak Threshold, and that the tilt and turn mechanism on the windows is a of a residential quality, not push this, pull that and twist this, just to then open it.

 

You need 28mm flooring; large purlins that sit 90 degrees in the apex, but most of all you need quality through out and to top it off great pricing.

 

I think you can agree that for any company to compete against CE certified, BM Trada Certified Double Glazed Windows and Doors, Sprayed to any colour you want, and offered in a standard Range of Log Cabins at almost the same price as most rubbish offered on the web !

Yes! We are completely and utterly mad!

Or are we???

 

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Deluxe Log Cabins 2016

Quality Residential Windows and Doors

Quality Residential Windows and Doors

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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