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…
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).
Just a brief Blog tonight, showing off our incredible residential CE approved quality windows and doors, which all our Glulam Log Cabins are supplied with. Our Glulam Log Cabins are renown for the best windows and doors in the industry that is why we have the very best dealer network in Cabin industry. All our quality triple glazed windows and doors are bespoke, tailor made, and come with quality hardware. We are able to offer wheel chair access doors, fire doors, internal doors, external doors, and so very much more, we also take on all bespoke designs, in Pine, Spruce, Larch, Oak, Cherry, and Cedar! If you are looking for the best Glulam log cabin in Europe-UK, please do not hesitate to send us an email, or give us a call.
When purchasing a Glulam log cabin you must be sure that the company you are thinking of purchasing it from are able to offer you superb quality, that their Glulam logs are graded, and that that grade exceeds C32 at all time. Also that they can prove to you that they have sufficient flat bed presses, not vertical to manufacture the Glulam log on.
We are able to manufacture the following from our engineered Glulam timber…
We are also able to offer our engineered glulam twinskin system.
We are able to offer our glulam timber in the following species.
Northern Siberian Larch
There are too many companies on the internet offering Glulam Log Cabins that are quite frankly rubbish, they stick bits of off cut timbers together and then label the building a Glulam cabin, the correct terminology for this timber is (crap) or finger jointed!
Finger Jointed timber is great for 19mm roof boards, or fence panels, etc, but it is not worthy of the title Glulam Engineered timber.
As you can see by the photos attached to this blog, we are able to manufacture 80m spans with our engineered laminated, Glulam, timber?
80 meters is a massive span, and to accomplish this the Glulam timber used is under incredible strain, and as a company to be asked to build a span of this magnitude, is an honor! But it is also an endorsement of the quality of our Engineered Glulam Timber.
We hate blowing our own trumpet, but who would you rather buy your Glulam log cabin from, Us? Or an unknown?
If your looking for a quality Glulam log cabin, please send us an email.
We first introduced Engineered twin Skin Glulam Log Cabins to the English Garden market about 8 years ago.
We also introduced them into the Residential Market showing their massive potential and how to save money and increase U values plus offering durability and quality.
There are many companies that truly want you to spend 1000’s more on internally cladding a single solid skin cabin log cabin, just for the sake of cladding their pockets with money on the prefix of giving you a better insulation package.
Most of the time this leads to awful condensation and headaches.
Glulam log cabins which are manufactured by us are not just amazing they are truly an engineering marvel.
Unlike other twin skins solid log cabins in the market, Logcabins.lv have allowed for internal, external movement, and with our new glulam twin skin technology system easily passing building regulations, and getting required U values, we believe that Logcabins.lv will as always push the industry to change their method of build, and invest in better machinery.
The only insulated building available in the garden 8 years ago was either a shed with thin panelised walls, very expensive timber frame conservatories, and of course the dreaded expensive brick and block construction.
Our Engineered Glulam Twin Skin Cabins have over the years changed the way people think about log cabins in general, and their usage.
The Twin Skin Log cabin Design stems from Mother Russia. Mother Nature in the most northern parts of Russia can reach minus 50 / 60 in the winter, and as lumber is the most freely available building material, cabins with very thick double walls emerged offering amazing U vales, as the internal part of the wall was filled with wood shavings/ sheep’s wool etc.
Our Engineered Glulam Twin Skin Log Cabins are the best in the UK by far, as our expertise has come from 40 years of experience.
The whole purpose of bringing this building technique to the market place was a passion to offer the best and keep this amazing deign concept alive, but to bring it to modern day standards..
Beware of any company selling Twin Skin log cabins that are not on our dealers list.
The dangers of buying a glulam twin skin log cabin that is not manufactured on a CNC computerized machine could in the long run be a very expensive mistake. Each and every notch must be inline, and stay true to each and every other notch, a manual machine cannot guarantee this, our investment of 10.5 Million Euros was needed to make our Engineered Glulam Twin Skin Log Cabins the best in the UK-Europe offering grading of C32 to C40.
If you are uncertain about anything regarding a Engineered Glulam Twin Skin Log Cabin please feel free to send us an email email@example.com and let us help you.
Here are a few new photos of One of Two Classrooms we are building at present. The size of these class room cabins is 8m x 18m. All our log cabin twin skin classrooms conform to full building regulations.
This education building is a twin skin log cabin, in essence, however the internal wall is manufactured using a dove tail joint, which gives the building superior strength, and still conforming to sat tests.
Unlike 99.9% of all companies on the internet, all our erecting teams for these kind of projects are CIS certified. This is a must if you are involved with large buildings where the public are concerned.
So whats different about this school cabin classroom to other log cabin school classrooms, firstly the price is low, quality is highest available and construction time is incredibly quick. Twin skin log cabin classrooms, if manufactured correctly, to building regs and are able to conform to Sat Tests can offer a solution that could bring the cost of our Educational Buildings down. It just takes the boldest to step forward and start building with them.( Darren Did)….
What is very important, is that the timber used for the educational log cabin class rooms is engineered, we have spoken about substandard Gluelam timber on our blog before, also about the kind of machinery that is used by back street mills, plus the grade of the timber which is so very, very important. Please read this blog to understand more.
Grades are just so very important in all building types. Sadly the UK is one of the only countries in Europe for instance that does not have large forests, and because of this timber must be imported in. There are many places on the planet where timber is in abundance, but that does not mean that if the timber looks good, it is great for Timber Frame, Log cabins or Glulam cabins, all timber, no matter what it looks like, must be graded. And this is either done by machine, or by eye. Visual grading starts at C16 and finishes at C24. In the UK many, many companies because of price use the lowest grade possible, C16 , which is frankly rubbish, and not fit for a dwelling house. But the UK government caved in to the building trade and allows this grade to be used in construction.
Logcabins LV believes that quality construction must start from the ground up, and we also believe in getting the best timber for each and every project.
We are positioned as a company right on the boarder of the largest forests in the world, so as you can imagine we get the first pick of the best FSC logs, we then grade it, and only C24 for instance would go into our panels, nothing less! And the same applies to our glulam timber, however, because our glulam cabins are of engineered quality we take the C24 graded timber, and cut that up to make a C32 or even C40 grade. All our purlin’s are C40 graded.No other company in the UK can come even close to us with this kind of graded timber. And whats more important, there prices are almost double to ours? For more info please email us.
More and more people are looking to put a log cabin up in the garden and live in it! So they take to the Internet and trawl the web looking for suitable cabins, but sadly 99% of people have no idea really what they are looking for, and are fooled by what the top ranking log cabin Internet sites tell them. Triple thermal walls, insulated this and best that, which most of the time is just blar, blar, blar.
44mm log cabins are fantastic for a multiple of purposes, but they are not residential, and no matter what you put as insulation, they are not designed to be lived in!
Engineered Glulam log cabins are the future for the garden, as prices come down, more and more people understand that wasting their money on cheap mass produced cabins, is a waste.
When looking for a cabin to live in there is many factors to take into account, more than just insulation.
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!
Here are a few photos taken this week of production and our mills, as you can see not everything is LogCabins, we also specialise in Glulam beams and Trusses, Camping Pods, Sectional Timber Frame Buildings and so very much more.
glulam log cabins
200mm glulam logs
Quality Laminated Logs
Curved Glulam Beams
Large Glulam Beams
As you can see by the photos we specialise in Glulam beams, which are used in Cabins, Houses, Factories, Sport stadiums, Shopping Centers, Equestrian Centers, Swimming Halls, Agricultural Barns- Buildings, our glulam is used for road bridges, and for even church roofs.
Specialists in Glulam production
Over the years I have spoken relentlessly about quality timber frame buildings, and how it is so very, very important to have grading of the highest caliber on timber which is destined for the manufacturing of Park Homes, Timber Frame Residential Buildings and the like, also that these kind of structures must be strong on there own merit and not part of a whole. Here you can see panels, floating in the air, which shows our true belief in our panel construction and the quality of build.
Just a quick Blog Tonight, my thought are on 80mm glulam garages.
Glulam Log Cabin Garages are the next step forward for us at LV. We believe in offering a quality building, and we have found over the many years that we have been manufacturing buildings of all descriptions that glulam buildings are with out doubt the King of Log Cabin construction.
Glulam cabins from logcabinslv.co.uk are with out doubt the best on the market, and with the largest production line of its kind in Europe we are the only company in the log cabins market to offer a grade of C32 to C40.
If you are thinking of buying a timber garage and are looking for something that will last the test of time, please send us an email, and we will ask our specialist in this construction type to give you a call.
As I am sure a few of you remembered the 120mm glulam sports pavilion we built last month, here are so amazing internal photos. What you should notice is the thickness of the purlins, central and each side, also the weight bearing purlins running down the middle from back to front. As you will notice these are completely an over kill in size, but we believe in always manufacturing our glulam log cabins to be ready for all things mother nature may think to bruise or batter them!
Glulam cabins from logcabinslv.co.uk are not just quality, they also come with a remarkable price tag, our bespoke windows and doors and all manufactured on our Weinig new window and door line. The quality of our windows and doors is amazing. Bespoke Sizes available, also we offer a full bespoke glulam design log cabins survice.
Here are some new photos kindly given to use by uk-logcabins.co.uk. We are able to offer many different styles of cabins, be that a garden office, or a nail bar, as the only manufacturer to be able to offer all our 3000 designs in numerous thicknesses and different build type, be that a quality timber frame house- garden home office or home gym, glulam laminated log cabins or round hand made scandinavian log cabins! Over the years we have designed thousands of different buildings, and as each day passes we add more designs to our range.
If you are looking for a bespoke design log cabin, timber frame garden office, Residential Cabin, A quality Park Home, please do not hesitate to send us an email.
The very first 4.8m x 3.6 Clock House, photo attached.This unique building which is of our design, now adorns so many UK and European Gardens.
Sadly very bad replicas of this building are now littered all over the market place, most are dangerous as their specification in timber thickness is wilfully under sized due to profit first and safety second.
if you are looking for a quality Clock House Log Cabin, then our Clock house Log Cabins are with out doubt the best in the market place.
Our huge selection of Clock Houses Log Cabins and Our Unique Aurora Log Cabin truly are the best in the cabin industry.
If you are looking to bespoke your Clock House log cabin, add rooms, add windows, lower the roof, what ever your needs. Please do not hesitate to send us an email, or give us a call!!
All our cabins are available in Timber Frame Construction, Engineered Laminated Timber Scandinavian Log Type, And our 44mm solid wood construction.
4.8m x 3.6m
This is the very first 5.5m x 4m Clock house !
Below the best selling Clock House in Europe.
Do not settle for less. logcabinslv.co.uk the number one for quality log cabins.
If you are thinking of putting a log cabin in your garden and you want a quality log cabin that will last the test of time, then you need think about what type of material you should be looking into having your cabin manufactured from.
99.9% of log cabins companies in the Europe cannot offer laminated timber, and the ones that can, will not be offering Engineered C32 Graded, FSC laminated timber.
At logcabinslv.co.uk we simply have the best-laminated log cabins in the business. This is a massive brag, but we truly believe that there is nothing on the market to date that comes any where near our production quality, or pricing.
Laminated Log cabin timber (fondly known as the everlasting log), is not just from old bits of timber stuck together, scrap and off cut’s, well ours aren’t!
Our raw planks are all graded C24 FSC quality timber. There are a multitude of different laminated timber thicknesses available and once this timber goes through our full production line the quality level reaches a staggering C32 to C40. This grade is unheard of in Europe! And is never, ever, used in the manufacturing production of Log Cabins. And this stands us out from the rest.
Below is a quality laminated small garden log cabin; log cabins are now becoming popular with in the realm of European Gardens. There is a lot of rubbish being sold on the web at the moment.
We are the oldest Design TEAM, and Manufacturer of Log cabins in the UK. And we believe laminated log cabins are the next step forward in this industry as they HELP the environment due to their lot longer life span! Logcabins.lv, simply the best, do not settle for less!