News about log cabins, summerhouses, garden garages

  • 5 Ways to Make a Garden Office into a Guest House

    A garden office is a great feature in your home with numerous purposes on top of being just a simple garden structure that could serve as your storage space. You can transform this garden structure into a more liveable and useful space, especially for accommodating visitors or guests who spend the night or two. A temporary guest house is an additional property feature that could make a world of difference in the overall value of your home. Convert your garden office into a guest house and see how it can improve the functionality of this garden structure upfront. You need not worry about space constraints anymore because your garden office is easy to make into a guest room right away; you just need some basic knowledge and skills to make the transformation. You can also consult with the pr... (More)
  • Quick Garden blogs - an inspiration to others

    Our blog section is being updated constantly with various tips on the maintenance of wooden structures as well as it's surroundings. As our blogs attract a lot of daily readers, so it happens that one of our readers is Jess from Jen Reviews! She has read our article on main points you should remember when buying things for your BBQ hut and got so inspired that she wrote her own post on how to choose a decent grill! It is loaded with practical tips and a... (More)
  • Gingerbread lodge - our cabin in the woods!

    We have learned a few things having been the route of full Planning and Building Regs, the latter still to be signed off, but along the way have carefully selected products (some I had not heard of before) that we have found to be eminently suitable for use with Quick Garden Cabin products. For the exterior, I did a lot of research on the Internet, and came up with products from Berrattine, initially a Wood Preserver and stain (Green tin, not the brown one) which with two coats has given a very good overall colour to the cabin in medium brown. This has been followed up with a product from the same company, Berrattine Decking and Log Cabin waterproofer, which is a clear waterproofing wax finish, the combination being voiced as likely to last for five years (opinions from Trade blog pages).... (More)
  • Carport Maintenance in Winter

    Carport maintenance is vital especially during winter when it comes in full force. Carports come with a wide range of features and some are integrated into the main residence while others are standalone structures. It is important to consider the best carport maintenance solutions in particular when winter is fast approaching. Prepare this essential structure in your property in order to make sure that it withstands the elements during the harshest winter condition. On top of dealing with the snow removal or ploughing and shovelling snow on the driveways and pavements, preparing your carport is essential, starting with the proper maintenance steps. Take the same precautions in your carport since you need to store your vehicle and keep it safe from the winter elements that could damage you... (More)
  • Tips for Saving Electricity Energy Costs in your Wooden House

    Saving electricity and energy costs in your wooden house is important if you are looking for more ways to make the most out of your rustic living. Living in a log home is healthy and eco-friendly but it is also a great way to significantly cut costs on your electricity consumption. How do you save electricity while enjoying log cabin living and still experience the benefits of modern conveniences? Important Tips to Save Electricity in a Wooden House You don’t need to switch to a caveman’s lifestyle if you want to save on energy costs while living in your log home. There are effective ways of saving electricity expenses and still enjoy the advantages of modern comforts. Here are some helpful tips you can try:    *  Choose the Right Wood Species The wood that you choose to manufactur... (More)
  • Insulated Garden Buildings for All Seasons

    Insulated garden buildings are highly recommended and lucrative investments. Log cabins, garden rooms, and wooden garages are just a few of the garden structures that must have proper and extensive insulation. Constructing a garden building with log or timber materials is useless if you do not invest in pre-treatment that insulate the structure from top to bottom. Insulated garden buildings are ideal to live in regardless of the season; these remarkable structures can accommodate you all year-round. Insulated Garden Buildings for Energy Efficiency Garden buildings from log or timber materials could be pre-cut or site-built, depending on the needs and preferences of the owner. Modern log homes, garden rooms, or wooden garages are customizable in terms of design and feature. Insulated garde... (More)
  • 5 Ways to Use Alternative Energy in Your Log Cabin

    Powering your log cabin using renewable alternative energy is a daunting challenge but it could offer you countless rewards if you successfully reach your goals. Technological advancements make it possible to use alternative energy to power up your log home and help you save on your utility bills. Renewable energy resources are eco-friendly because you do not use fossil fuel and other resources that cannot be easily replenished. Five Ways to Use Renewable Log Cabin Energy Limited resources that generate power dramatically hurt the environment and take their toll on nature over time. Replacing these limited resources with renewable alternative ones is the best way to protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. There are five effective ways how you can actually use alternative... (More)
  • The Main Tips for Log Garages Maintenance

    Log garages are practical and lucrative features of your property. These are functional structures that serve as a carport or parking space for your vehicles. Moreover, you can maximize the space and convert the garage into a more liveable space. Nowadays, wooden garages are becoming the trend but they also need the right upkeep and maintenance to remain in top shape and condition. How do you maintain the beautiful aesthetics and function of your wooden garage? Top Tips for Maintenance of Log Garages A timber garage or carport goes beyond its usual function, which is to provide shelter and protection for your valued car or other vehicle. Wooden garages accentuate the looks and aesthetics of your property, boosting its curb appeal and market value over the long run. However, this wood stru... (More)
  • The importance of guttering

    We have recently launched a new vlog section on our youtube channel, where we discuss various tips and tricks related to log cabins. Today's vlog features a residential log cabin which has guttering installed on it. To view the vlog, please follow the link below: http... (More)
  • Building a Log Cabin in Autumn? Follow These Tips!

    Many people ask whether autumn is the perfect time to build a log cabin; the success of your log house investment depends on several factors and choosing the right time of year for its construction makes all the difference. Why would you choose autumn to build or buy a timber cabin instead of winter, summer or spring? There are many debates regarding the best time for a log cabin investment but every expert agrees that timing is everything in the log construction industry. Thus, if you want to multiply your return on your investment and increase your chances of enjoying a hassle-free and smooth log home construction, make sure you know the tips when building a log house in autumn. Helpful Tips in Building a Log Cabin in Autumn Making a good log cabin investment does not take a rocket scie... (More)

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