News about log cabins, summerhouses, garden garages

  • Trees Near A Log Cabin - The Things You Need To Know

    A log cabin adds natural beauty to your outdoors and trees help you enhance this aesthetic. Knowing what trees are ideal for planting near a log cabin and where to place them affects how well the trees blend in with your home. If well done, not only will the result be a breathtaking landscape, you will also add value to your cabin. Additionally, trees provide shade for those days when the temperatures get uncomfortably high. They also offer privacy, allowing you to enjoy your outdoors without fear that someone could be watching you. Furthermore, they serve to break the speed of the wind, thus minimizing the adverse effects of strong winds on log cabins. Birds too will flock to your outdoors in numbers, and if you enjoy bird-watching, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. How be... (More)
  • Builder Eric: Water Ingress and Log Cabin Treatment

    Water ingress is the entry of water to the inside of your building. This is a highly undesirable thing to happen as it can irreparably damage your space and cost a lot of money to repair or replace. It is easy to say that there can be different reasons for water ingress. However, the most likely with a wooden building is that either a poor-quality treatment has been used, or there has been no treatment at all. If a treatment has been used, perhaps this has been done in a slapdash way or water based treatment was used. The corners and end grains of timbers are particularly important to treat. If untreated, then water can move throughout the timber with its natural capillary action. As this follows the course of logs across the building, we see water ingress where parts have not been treate... (More)
  • Six Tips On How To Prepare Your Garden Lawn For Spring

    Why do you need to prepare your garden lawn for spring? For one, it reduces the amount of time, energy and money that you spend on your yard in the coming months. Secondly, you get to enjoy a beautiful lawn for a considerable period without the need for maintenance. Thus, if you have been wondering how to prepare your garden lawn for spring, here are some tips that are sure to come in handy. Let’s start with the good news. You may find that there is little you need to do when it comes to preparation, owing to the excellent state of your lawn. In this case, you are sure to have to have an easy time. Also, you may find that you can delay some of the listed processes without damaging your lawn. For this reason, be sure to keep an open mind as you decide what you need. Raking It seems like ... (More)
  • Customer Terry's double BBQ Hut

    Like most people, you might have thought that BBQing was just an activity reserved for a couple of weeks in the summer. A lot of the time, that is the case and no sooner have you taken the BBQ out then it starts raining. Well, with this fantastic double BBQ hut you can be sure of fun days and nights with friends and family at any time of the year. No more BBQs in the wind and rain, guaranteed! A fantastic cabin made from high quality timber with a sizeable 22 metre floorplan. No wonder it might be more than just BBQing you want to do in this gorgeous cabin. Double BBQ Huts We were a little skeptical at first. Would it come two months down the line and take two weeks to put it together? Well, it will be delivered within 8 working days, so in two weeks from now you can have it taking pride ... (More)
  • Builder Eric's tips on Expansion and Contraction

    When speaking to customers, highlighting the benefit of a good treatment is something we always do. It is a small cost compared to cost of the timber building, but repeatedly, customers choose a poor quality product. No wonder they get in touch the next year to point out cracks or uneven, shrunken logs. Unfortunately, this is fully related to the poor treatment that has been used and is difficult to fix. This could be a poor quality treatment or one that it has not been allowed to penetrate deeply into the wood or has virtually washed off in the first spell of rain. A simple truth - wood is a product that absorbs. It is a natural product that moves and warps in various ways, which is one thing. However it also has the properties of a sponge and absorbs moisture to a high level. Think of y... (More)
  • Wooden Ornaments For The Home

    This is the perfect time of year to begin making wooden ornaments to hang around your home. These could be put on the tree, hung from the fireplace, or included in a wreath. In fact, there is nothing to limit you besides your imagination! Our 3 Favourite Wooden Ornaments Wooden Frame Ornaments This is one of the easiest on the list, making it perfect for children and adults. Making a wooden picture frame as an ornament is a touching gift or stocking filler. Who doesn’t like receiving photos of themselves and their loved ones? Materials   * Acrylic paint   * Paint brushes   * Photo(s)   * Bells for jingling   * Ribbon   * Mod podge (or glue)   * Eye hooks   * Wooden plaques (you can find these at any craft store, and even supercenters) Instructions 1. Choose a festive paint colou... (More)
  • Famous Gardens Everyone Needs to See

    There are a huge number of beautiful gardens across the globe from which gardeners can get inspiration on what to plant. Here we present some of these famous gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Why? Do you have an interest in rock gardening? Well, this Denver botanic gardens stands out for its take on this concept, and for which it has received international recognition. It is thus a great way to explore this concept as you look into ways in which you could incorporate it into your backyard. Features Many people brush off the idea of planting crops in their yards on the basis that they have too many rocks. This garden seeks to do away with such notions by having more than two thousand species growing on an average five hundred tons of rock. One would think that this was not possible... (More)
  • Things You Need to Know about BBQ Hut Fixing/Restoring

    You enjoy your BBQ hut more than anything else in your property and that is totally understandable. This timber structure is where you can enjoy an afternoon of barbecue with family and friends. Contemporary BBQ hut designs and layouts could even make the wooden structure more flexible and functional than ever. You can make it multi-functional so that you can transform it into a place where you can comfortably lounge and cook up your favourite BBQ dishes at the same time. Thus, it is imperative to consider fixing and restoring your barbecue hut if there are damages and defects incurred over time. Before Fixing and Restoring your BBQ Hut The need to repair, restore, or fix your barbecue hut is only practical if you have the right reasons to embark on the project in the first place. Should ... (More)
  • Things to Check in Insulated Wooden Garage during Spring and Summer

    Spring and summer are the best times of the year to take really good care of your insulated wooden garage. Maintenance issues require your attention in order that you can immediately address any problems right away. Do not wait until the issue becomes irreparable and any measures prove futile. A well-maintained insulated wooden garage offers numerous features and benefits especially if they stay in top condition for a long period of time. Benefits of Checking your Wooden Garage One of the reasons why you need to check your timber garage during spring and summer is that you need to ensure its quality and life span. Proper maintenance of the garage goes a long way, especially if you are worried about the expenses that you may incur in case there are damages that require repair or replacemen... (More)
  • 4 Best Wooden Garden Studios for Sale

    Getting a high-quality garden studio is a great way to enhance the aesthetics and practicality of your garden. You can use your garden studio as a home office, a craft studio or as a relaxaing place. Such set-ups add onto the beauty of your garden, and you will soon notice the envious glances of your allies and neighbors when they see the studio. Many factors go into influencing the suitability of a garden studio for your garden, and we are here to take you through four of the best designs on the market. We will take a look at different sizes and what they have to offer you regarding features. One thing considered was the ease of purchase, and as such, we provided models sold by retailers available throughout the UK to make the buying process simple. The designs featured on our list are g... (More)

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