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.
OK, we all search for a company that we truly believe understands their product and knows what their doing, we want to believe that the guy we are speaking to has the ( Minerals) the midas touch, and he knows more than you about his products and i can help you etc. But when a company is selling and advertising using another manufacturer products to sell his lesser quality wares, it makes you wonder if you can truly trust the seller, it brings to mind, look at this Rolex in the box, and not the one i got from China in my pocket. And sadly Mr Keith from Arch Leisure is doing that, he is using my quality camping pods, and then he sadly gives you crap instead , and i challenge him any day to bring one of his awfully built pods to our Factory, and let’s see how much weight the roof can hold, what’s it like in sub zero conditions and what awful sub quality timber is he using, because i do not see anywhere on his website, FSC Chain of custody, or for that matter anything resembling C24 timber.
We parted company with this company last year,and what he is displaying on google is not what he now manufacturers but we had manufactured for him in the past, and there is a reason for this, what he is now selling is ( well what i have just said means there is a problem if you have to show off someone else’s product and not your own…..) Would you trust this guy? His company? Does he run away from problems, is he there when your pods are delivered? Does he actually understand the concept of Podding, and the ethos behind it, or is he just a salesman trying to earn money from any product, and then gone.
If you’re looking for a camping pod, and want to buy direct, not from some guy who never leaves his house other than to go on holiday in Dubai , and trust me Ryan Air does not fly there for £230 return!
Very soon on FactoryCabins.co.uk we will be offering camping pods at ex work prices we are now getting rid of our pod dealers as we did our cabin sellers, and we will be putting up Factory Pricing.
If you really want the best of the best, then stop looking in the UK for Pods, you do not have forests, you do not have quality pods, you never will have, we have the best of the best timber, we also have huge glulam beam lines that can manufacture subframes for the pods that no one in the UK can, plus, we offer better pricing and quality.
“Buy British” I am all for that, but without Russian timber, your housing market would come to a halt. And I mean it would stop. Sadly the UK public are fed crap by the media, and trust me when i say we do as much bad when it comes to spying and killing people as the Russian, Americans etc.
We are not saints in any way, we are lied to so many times a day by our government, it makes me laugh, go home, don’t go home, stay in dooors, go to the pub, wear masks, don’t wear masks, and please tell me, Toilet paper? What the F—–k is all that about, I am English and i just laugh, i think my race has turned into sheep………. We allow every soft stupid , daft dick tell us what to do, we have schools open when they should be shut, and all the money should be spent on finding a cure, that’s it. And now we have a recession which is coming this recession is like a huge fucking dark, powerful wave that will rip through ever family and company around the world, the price of gold is nearly 2000 an ounce, it could go as high as 3000 or 4000 as some predict, and holidays at home will become the largest market in the UK, yet in Jan 1 you leave the EU and tariffs on your timber will completely ( kill your home grown industry of manufacturing) thats happening already as most shed companies and timber companies have shortages, and this will get more common, as why should we supply you with products that you turn into a product that then your businesses sell for 5 times its actual value.
I do not like greedy people, and now your pants are down, and you can not manufacturer a product if you do not have the material to manufacture it.
You should have been planting years ago, yet you tarmaced everything and built high rise buildings, destroyed your green belt and just messed up the country completely, and because you were under the thumb of Germany for so many years you lost yourself in immigrants and laws. Now 1st January 2021 England becomes England, and a lot that went around will go around. But you still don’t have timber. NONE!
Which is why all the best Camping Pods come from us. that’s fact.
And one last fact, we manufacture Schools, Houses, Large Log Cabins , Camping Pods etc, we also have our own glulam production line , we have so many CNC machines it would take a day to list each one, and our buildings are 10/10, we are also not going to go bust. In 2008 so many unlucky, poor people were ( f—–ed) over by backstreet middle men and the large companies, ( none can be trusted, your laws allow them to steal and there is no come back) that actually just bought and sold on, who took deposits, and did not give them to their supplier but kept them, and i am talking about 5 of your biggest log cabin companies in the UK to date, that did this, and ended up owing us huge amounts of money, and customers and banks, and they went bust with a smile and a ” we will be back in a few months once we have restructured, that means gone on holiday with their customers deposits , had a great time and then came back when the threatening emails stopped and the people had stopped throwing bricks through their office windows , and with in a week they had a new managing director, the deposits were gone, customers lost their money and the company carried on as nothing had happened because the websites were allowed to be used by the new managing director, and we over here, now understand and learned from 2008 that the UK is the most corrupt country in Europe for business, in Russia you can and will go to jail, same as Lithuania and Latvia and Estonia, Finland, Sweden if you knowingly just took deposits to keep them, but the UK, lol, never, , and we will not put up with it. so goodbye dealerships. If your government will not protect you, then we will. this is my industry i started off the Likes of Dunster House, Skinners, and so many companies that now sell huge volumes of cabins, and who will will not sell to anymore.
The UK is now sadly now the poor man of Europe, and no one trusts him, your printing money with out anything to back it up thanks to Gordon Brown.
Between 1999 and 2002 the Treasury sold 401 tonnes of gold – out of its 715-tonne holding – at an average price of $275 an ounce, generating about $3.5bn during the period.
Gold now is trading at nearly £2000 an ounce, the man was is as stupid as the day he was born.
There are so many reasons not to purchase from a UK company at the moment, and the word you are looking at is uncertainty. We were here from the beginning, we have the timber, we don’t have depts, we can survive whatever the markets throw at us because we have what you all need, timber. So we are actually the only ones to trust.
Log cabins LV thanks you for reading this blog so does Factory Cabins.
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.