First thought….. Take away the Britmet Tiles and you get left with a shoddy shed!
Space, space is what you need in a park, also each pod much be a certain distance apart because of fire, and you only put vertical cladding if you know what your doing, this company has no over hang, and puts the facia directly to the outside cladding, which is why you have this problem we pointed out, but as you can see the company that installed manufactured these pods have not done the right thing and gone back, this company is with out doubt cheap and nasty, And I would advice to stay away. This company we sacked, and they still have our designs littered over their website, so we are doing the same, but rather than tell the world these are ours, we are saying, stay away, do not waste your money.
OK… Look at these Pods, I am not going to mention the company that made them, but if you look at them you will notice that the middle ones already have already rot, blue, black stain. “Why are they in this condition, they are new yes? ” yes they are , so why are they in so bad condition, and why are they sitting on the cheapest base ever made, that will fall apart , all these questions you are asking yourself, ( because you are thinking of opening a park) simple, badly manufactured, manufactured by people who actually have no clue in this world what they are doing. Disgusting,,,,,, Over priced Rubbish, we sell pods for £9.000, £25.000, £33.000,£38.000 and even £179.000 and none of them have ever turned out this way, because we tell our customers firstly how to treat them, and secondly what we manufacture is 100% quality, unlike this mess.
When you are looking for a quality camping pod, do not look for ones with roofs made of timber, it means your fucking stupid! If timber was a good product to put on roofs all the houses would have it? Some people want to earn money so they purchase some land with an amazing view then they put in that view shit pods that look like old army barracks of world war 1, and why, because they had enough to purchase both land and a quality pod, but decided to buy the land and fill it with rubbish. and spend the rest on a holiday, I know you are all thinking I am being cruel, I am not, and this is why so many local authorities ask to see the plans of the Pods and which manufacturer if making them, and yes we are known in this industry as one of the top manufacturers.
Next getting back to this crap laid out on these awful cheap bases,If you look at the boxes on the same wall, these are for electric, and that black, and blue stain means that its a wet area, and then you throw electric into the mix. Not a very safe environment for children, staff, public, anyone for that matter.
Now here is a old , old photo of one of our first Pods, as this was where the standard was started for side entrance pods, and you will notice that rather than companies copy us and make it better, the total opposite has happened,,, its a shame..
this was the first ever 2.4m x 6m Pod made, quality second to none, looks strong and handsome, clean and tidy. Why, because we made it. We manufacture houses, pods are our side line, which is why our customers always end up having us manufacture everything. If you want the best come to us.
You have to check out this company’s 3d link of the inside of their pods, my god, seriously, talk about rubbish timber, i took a few screen shots of the dead knots on the inside , the inside, imagine, who does quality control, who actually cares about the quality they are selling you.
You should be disgusted at yourself keith for building such rubbish pods, the inside T and G is fucking shameful. And you want people to pay for your crap (((((great value starting at prices from £9,950 + VAT & delivery with optional bunks and double bed.))))) great value you taking some medication.
Talk about cheap nasty pine, with black knots, awful…. absolutely disgraceful. Black knots means they are ready to fall out…….. and this is cheap nasty, pine, the cheapest you could buy.
If you see this company, then you are looking at our pods, these were manufactured by us, every pod here is designed by us, manufactured by us and this is our quality. be careful of people who say they are selling LV and not… this company is NOT! BEWARE OF CON MERCHANTS…….
Camping Pods, they are all the rage now, “AGAIN” so many people are looking for them, and so many people are buying “Podbins”, yes “Podbins” and I coined the phrase” remember Kevin Langham coined the phrase PodBins” I also coined the phrase Clock House Log Cabins, Twinskin Log Cabins and now “Podbins”, and as the popularity of garden offices and Pods for camping in the UK resurges again camping pod sadly the build quality because of demand is becoming criminal and that’s where PODBIN came from…. You heard it first here on LV…
I have added a few images, or what I like to say is my designs from the heart, at what can be achieved with in a small space, yet giving everyone a fantastic feeling (warmth love and home) because when you’re at home your safe, when you are in my Pods, your home, just with a twist. But the love of my design, and the warmth of the build quality, envelops you in the spirit of a great stay and Holiday!
Also my camping pod designs, that have been copied,
and sadly some look or are in the PODBIN department, one company comes to mind,
yep! Old man Keith from Arch Leisure is a prime example of that Podbin
production, evolution, sadly Keith the owner has been selling toilets and showers,
also low end caravans for so many years, he believes his copies of my pods, and
a few other peoples designs, but done in
his way, the dreaded awful disgusting caravan way, in other words he
manufacturers them like a caravan, they may look like a pod, but in reality
they are just a curved version of a very cheap and cheerful ugly awful caravan,
as its in his blood, just shows where
him and other like him are headed, extinction! , as are many others. The British
public do not want a Caravan type environment any more, it’s time to wake up
and treat our public with respect, we are not in Joe Butlins time, it’s gone, I
know your reaching 70 soon Keith and you think you know what people want, you
don’t, that’s why your prime business is toilet and showers. And even they are
awful. Sorry, but they remind me of going to football as a child the smell and
the doors hanging off and showers not working properly, and everything slippery
and dirty. I hope the awful looking Podbins you have built, last and do not
leak and that whoever has bought them understands you know nothing about
nothing in construction and you have sold them a PODBIN.
Very soon, I will start a Blog and I and a structural engineer will rip the heart out of 999.9% of pods manufactures, and advice you the customer what is and is not safe to purchase. Safety firstly comes in structure, and that means a professional timber craftsman, I do not mean a chippy, I mean a guy who understands the force that mother nature can and does frequently attack small and large buildings. You must not forget we manufacture houses on a daily basis to high spec of TEK 17 which is the Norwegian build regulations, and we build over 250 houses a year this means we understand what is and is not good when it comes to manufacturing, as we are considered the best of the best
Mother nature attacks what ever it is, a pod a house a barn, and domestic building, or non domestic building the same, principles stay the same, and we must take into effect the wind loads, weights and pressures and the pressure inside and outside, how to tape a timber frame so the Sat rating is in the 0.2 mark, not like in the UK where its 10 ( Air sealing) and how to keep a pod from being blown over or allowing the wind to cave in the roof, and all these small details goes into our pods, because we put our pods in extreme places, which means our camping pods are at the top end of the market, and not to be mistaken for the PODBIN’s out there and
Lastly the windows and doors must be certified against Fire, and theft, also have the CE stamp attached. And make sure they have not used the window or door frame as a key part of the strength of structure, this would mean the glass can blow out, under high pressure, many back street companies do this and not realise what they are doing, standing in front of a large window and it explodes, well, you can imagine what the insurance company would do with you, and police, plus the health a safety, so be smart. Always. Think LV, as we have done all the thinking for you.
Tan House, Tan Office, the cost is about 9000 pounds ex works , but is 100% amazing, made this about 8 years ago, yes we are ahead of everyone always. Siberian larch , fully kitted out!
…………………….The best is LV………………..
If any one asks me to make this,,,,,,, NO…………Never again,,,,, awful desgin, manufacturing it was a nightmare and alot of amazing Russian Northern Pine C24 graded timber was cut to make this.
Above shows you that our camping pods are built for strength in so many ways. But also they are the only pods built by senior house manufacturers who understand everything about everything. We lead the way, the others attempt to copy. ,,,,,,,,,BEWARE OF THE PODBINS!
Please look how thick the roof is above, this timber frame beautiful A++ building can with stand anything mother nature will ever throw at her!
Yes I know you love it, and so does the owner he bought quite a few! it’s not about fighting to win a camping pod order that counts for us, it’s about making sure that we treat everyone as family, and as family we want you to get the best, and the best, comes from us, our thoughts are not driven by our wallet but by the love of our designs workmanship and longevity, beauty of what we manufacture to blend in and compliment the surroundings. And to offer people a new kind of feeling, and new warmth and a new love in there lives!
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.
We all sit and think how we can better whatever it is we do
in life, be it kick a ball, build and sandcastle or design a kitchen, to making
dreams come true for other people, but in my case its always been about
designing spaces for people to stay in that intrigue and inspire internally and
Which is why my camping pods are I believe the most
adorable, of them all, as they were not designed for profit, they were designed
to inspire, and to offer those that entered into one of my designs a new look
at life, a feeling and a new no drama attitude to the world around them, and how a small space could be so, so different.
As a child I always sat in Churches or Cathedrals, when I was able to, and looked up at the roofs, i have a passion for church roofs, there is one church in particular , in the south of UK which is dedicated to fisherman, lifeboat crew, that lost their lives, etc, where the roof looks like a huge boat hull upside down, and if you dream a little you can almost see the church roof turned over and floating and crashing through the surf with many men pulling on the oars, wearing mackintoshes and risking their lives to save others, the roof was I think to me an inspiration of design that turned my mind to many different designs, but all with the sole purpose to give who ever it may be a pleasant unforgetable shock and the a wow reaction , be it a small camping pod, to an economy low income house, passive structure, or a 4m x 9.6m camping pod, all my structures must offer the feeling of a safe haven, peace strength, longevity and above all else quality.
So, when I see other companies copying something I designed, and actually making it worse, its not upsetting, or flattering, it disgusts me, as I know their only goal is money. Safety of design is priority number one, and that does not mean just escape entrances, in case of a fire, but also in structure, the structure must have strength, and a huge amount of it. As this means longevity.
THE FIRST EVER CAMPING POD DESIGN, AS YOU CAN SEE THIS WAS NOT DESIGNED BY IAN BONE……
Even after Newfoundland pods were designed by Ian Bone in 2004, they took a while to catch on. !!!
When I first started manufacturing camping pods, I decided to put the entrance on the side, not the front as Ian Bones first pods, which his design was an exact copy of the Indian Toda Hut, so to Ian, please, please stop telling people you designed the pod, you did not, …the Toda people did.
Sorry, i ramble, ok getting back to why i put the side entrance on the pod, and how Keith and others copied my designs, one even put a square house door on it, ( and seriously these are on par with arch leisure with zero strength and zero thought and zero anything, just made for making them money ) talk about zero balance, so getting back to my blog …….so we added the side door as it made sense, firstly fire, getting out of a pod and only having an entrance door at the front, and a small window at the back seemed to me madness, and the eco part was also missing as small door, small window, where does all that free natural beautiful light come in? Its doesn’t, so we decided to make our on pods, and we design righted them, the style and the way we believed they should be made. But also and you must not forget this, we made them super strong, and i mean super strong. Our pods are almost indestructable, winds, rain, hail, what ever mother nature throws at them, they will stand up to it.
I then took on dealers, and then stuck to one dealer, Arch Leisure,
Keith, who I thought was a stand up guy, at the beginning he was cool, then the
Holidays each and every month, and then long, long holiday trips, and customers
waiting etc, kind of upset me a little bit, but I am a loyal guy and I carried
on with him, complaining but none the less carried on.
But in that time, he was scheming, and asked me to send him a pod without our tiles, or insulation and wiring etc, so he could copy how we manufactured the skeleton of the pod, and to his horror, I am laughing now because you can see he failed so miserably its almost funny, because to make our pods you need to have just one part of the mixture, and that is something him and his boys in a shed don’t have, experience, knowledge, or skilled carpenter craftsmans.
So when they saw our glulam beams, and how we made our structure solid, and how complicated it is, they gave up, before they begun. Stupid old bastard, destroyed a 8 year relationship because of greed. I hate greedy people, business is not about how much money you make, business is about how to make your customer happy, and for your customer to really love your product. and for the customer to return each and every year for more.
Our amazing Kitchen, it’s like sitting in the eaves of a church roof!!
What he has done now is cut down the build quality, incredible
internal strength and design, just to earn more money. This is simply madness,
dangerous and so I sacked him and asked him politely to take down all my pods,
so no one would ever think for one moment that my designs, and my company were
behind his Frankenstein creations. As his Pods may look OK, but in reality, they
are in my mind CRAP!
This is not a camping pod, it’s already being called podbin with no though apart to make money its awful. And were is the strenght.
I have added his attempt at a kitchen and mine, and for you the public to decide which one is with strength and style and what looks like a cheap nasty caravan.And what looks like it was designed to offer you a unique exsperience.
The cabin and timber frame market is sick, not just with greed but with the regulations and the Old Boys Club adding this and that to the rules every now and then, just to make you pay more, and pay and pay and pay. It’s always about money.
I hate to say this, but in the UK you just don’t have any decent timber left, and what you have you should not cut, as there is hardly any left, and most of it is oak, and that was planted by the Victorians, since then, Gordon Brown, Tony Blaire and the rest, planting Trees sadly have been forgotten, war and selling off our gold were only on these mens minds!
England is a mess where forests are concerned, we have built too many high rise blocks, tarmacked too much earth, and cut down too many forests to build council estates and now all you have left is roads, 67 million people and not much else. Scotland is different, as is Wales, but England, its destroyed! Fields and Fields of food produce , fertilizer everywhere, and zero woods, polluted streams, and disappearing wild life. What an amazing picture, so thank God that Russia, Sweden, Finland, Lithuinia, Belarus, and other countries see the value of timber, forests and wild life. Whos the stupid ones????? Who really is behind the times?? And I am a Britt!
My name is a Kevin Langham and I am the inovator, designer, and first manufacturer, of the side entrance quality luxury camping pod ( ever) and i have sold more than everyone puttogether x 10, the first video we released was in 2010, check this video, it has had nearly 500.000 views……… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9vFACBRNf0…………. Yeah its hard to dispute the truth when You Tube so nicely keeps the records.
I have invented, designed, manufacturer some of the most outstanding camping pods, large and small living cabins, and garden log cabins in existence.
The UK gardens have actually been changed by me, and me alone, I have beeen selling cabins, the first one we sold was nearly 21 years ago, and the people who have taken the credit, be a Dragons Den ” look at me and what we sell” , or a large company who saw 14 years ago that mass manufacturing log cabins was a way of making a lot of money, and then they dumped 200.000 poorly manufactured log cabins into the UK gardens quickly, these companies have taken the lime light, and poor old Kevin plods along still and designs, manufacture and sell’s to different companies, and in turn those companies rename my products, or completely copy it, like Arch Leisure and my side entrance pods, ( my backs up today) and then sell their wares, and use my quality and photos of my pods to sell their crap under the guise of a LV design.
Never purchase anything from Arch Leisure, you just don’t know what it’s made by, and trust me when I say this, he makes at least 50% on anything he sells you! So if its 10.000, you spend 15.000, from me it would be 7000.And my quality is far, far, far superior, as we are house manufacturers, not some guy in a shed, knocking out a few pods a month. And Keith i am almost sure their will be no more 4/5 times a year to Dubi to purchase handbags and other ,luxury wares, you will have to start earning your money honestly and legally.
Be careful whom you purchase from. You will be ripped off. That’s
If you notice, this company have our designs and photos of our pods all over their website, which we have asked them nicely to take down, this is a way they will con you. and if they were to take down our camping pods their website would be empty. No content, just a few nasty cheap looking pods and toilets.
Your then shown an interior of a pod a long one, all in white, so now ask yourself a question, where is the strength in that wall? Now ours on the left of the page have glulam beams running through out, as the roof needs support, remember that KN values are essential in the UK because of new snow loads which the government directed all manufacturers to use, but as you can see on the right, there are no internal glulam supports, it’s called a luxury pod, it’s a death trap, and a dark one at that. And at £33,500+ REDUCED VAT, a rip off.
Below our Pods, and our Quality
Below my design of an interiour, very church like, very diiferent, very thoughtful, no drama, just peace of desgin and the flowing of powerful strong beams and beauty.
Now a bad, awful, weak, undermade, cheap copy, CRAP!
Designed only to make profit, based on caravan rubbish, BS3632 crap!
Cold, dark, weak, dead, empty and completely and utterly lifeless.
Super size Luxury Glamping Pods for sale An archleisure copy,…. (crap)
So my rant of the day is done, fed up with the cowboys thinking they can steal and get away with it, Keith, you stole another’s design for profit, i will garenttee that 99% of the descent farmers, and camp site owners will not want a rip off, a copy, and a bad one at that, and a double priced one to boot. Logcabins.lv, [email protected], come to the company that understands how to build.+370 6889 3563 , u can get us on whatsapp. Talk for free and get to speak to the professional Sheaprds , not the sheep!
OK lets start dissecting this pod sold by Archleisure and really look at what its manufactured from.Actually it does not say much, just blar this and Blar that, and of course they use TLX silver, which LV were the first to offer, and still do, actually we now offer, Gold, and silver, depending on the customers wishes and needs. But lets study this photo, and by the way if you happen to go to https://www.archleisure.co.uk/camping-pods-for-sale.html the marjority of the pods he is showing on his website are LV’s , he just went to a cheaper , shed manufacturer to copy our designs after 8 years of doing business, so he could make them cheaper and as you can see, not as well built. If you look at the timber along the side of this pod ( picture below) you will notice one thing very quickly, there are no stress grooves cut into the back of any of the timber, which means eventually it will twist, and that’s bad. Actually its suicide for that particular building. Next i do not see any grading marks of C24 anywhere on any of his production photos, and actually i do not see him say his windows and Trada certified, or that his timber is FSC, or what size glulams he uses. And as there is only one decent glulam mill in the UK, i have a feeling his are not made with certified glulam.
If you want to purchase a quality Camping Pod, and Archleisure this is not the company to purchase from!
I added a page view, just so my old friend Keith could not actually deny that he was selling our designs and decided to rip them off and make a cheap copy of them, but its easy as a customer to find out if this is true just by going to ,waybackwhen, and there all websites copies are held.
Anyway getting back to this pod copying company, which is rather funny actually, as he was so upset when someone stole his arch design, and how everyone was a crook, but when you have very greedy mouths to feed decent Common sense and Chivalry go out the window and greed takes it place.
And the public are fooled into thinking they are buying a quality pod, when in fact they are not, they are buying a copy of a quality Pod! logcabinslv is the best pod maker in the UK and europe thats a fact. everything else on the market is a copy and mostly is crap! If its not manufactured by skilled carpenters, then what your purchasing is not going to last. And no one in the UK can ever get our Northern Siberian Larch Cladding, EVER!!! No matter what they say, they can’t. I have been in the timber business 28 years, and the UK never gets our quality of timber.
So Keith, Mr Archleisure man, who’s website is made up of 90% of my products and you sell inferior to the customers under the guise that they are LV, now the public know.
We do not sell our pods or any items to www.archleisure.co.uk. If you want a pod, and want a company that will actually travel to site, check on how things are coming along, from the first to last day, and will service your pods and help you, and not just earn money by sitting at a desk and expecting everyone else to do the tidying up, then please give us a call or send an email.
logcabinslv.co.uk, the company behind the best pods in the industry, we designed them, the rest just copy!
A pod should be manufactured like this…. I am forgetting……….
PEOPLE WHO COPY DON’T CARE ABOUT QUALITY, JUST YOUR CASH!
If timber was so amazing for roofing…………… why then are there no houses with wooden roofs? Easy answer, timber is not waterproof, cracks and splits after a very short time, needs to be treated regularly and this is Cedar Clad, which has a lower amount of tanis than larch,and i still would not use larch ever as a roofing material, its solely for claddings. It’s a pity the people who come up with these ideas actually understood timber…..
Thank you for reading…. Do not make a mistake a buy a copy! Buy a good solid camping pod from the guys that started this revolution, the freedom for campsites, don’t feed the guys who only think about cash….. And trust me, they never come when there’s a problem and blame you for everything when it goes badly wrong.
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.
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.