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We are a specialist Garden Cabin Company that work nationwide and have built incredible garden cabins throughout the UK.
With workers based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices and in October 2023 are able to get costs to you very quickly.
Garden cabins are very versatile buildings that are incredibly popular in Portobello Edinburgh around October 2023. If you are on the lookout for having one of these amazing buildings installed, you can get in touch with us today!
We have installed thousands of garden cabins across Edinburgh and the UK for all different usages and we have been praised on our service- you can read this at the bottom of this page!
We offer a number of great Garden Cabin services and are more than happy in assisting you on anything from price, to dimensions, to specification.
A garden cabin in October 2023 can be an excellent addition to any outdoor area, providing extra space that can be treated as a games room, a garden office space or even a small summer house. The smallest cabins can still have a large range of uses and functions, as long as you have space in your garden for one.
The hardest part is choosing the right garden cabin company and knowing what kind of cabin you would want. A garden log cabin might be quite popular, for example, but a log cabin can also take a lot of time and effort to create – and needs a very careful garden cabin company to construct it.
Here is everything you should consider about getting a garden cabin in Portobello, as well as the things you might want to look for when choosing a garden cabin company or seller to work with.
Garden buildings take up space, and the more space you have, the more room you get for larger log cabins or summer houses. Size is not just about whether that garden cabin will fit or not, though – it is also about how the garden building looks, how much space it contains, and other design factors.
Each garden building around Portobello you look at will be of a different size. Larger garden equipment can alter the way that you get natural light into your garden and can end up blocking your view to other areas. A big summer house in a small garden can bathe some areas in almost permanent shade all year round.
Not all garden buildings have the same wall thickness. Genuine log cabins are often quite snug inside since even lock-together groove logs are still the thickness of a log. Pressure-treated timber walls are much thinner, meaning that you have more internal space with the same size of building.
Of course, the thickness of the walls can also have an impact. Thicker walls might help with insulation and heat retention, as well as making the building more durable. Thinner walls are often good at letting heat out and do not take up as much room but are easy to accidentally break through.
On top of the walls themselves, you also need to decide which materials are best for garden log cabins and other garden buildings. It is not just about artificial and natural options, but various individual materials that might all contribute different things to a garden room, like better soundproofing.
Remember that most garden log cabins and other garden building options have to replace the garden surface. Grass can’t grow properly underneath garden buildings, even if raised, so you will have to decide which natural grass or plant areas you want to give up if you are installing a larger garden cabin.
Finally, there are the doors. How do people get into the cabin? Are you using a standard single door, double doors, or even a sliding glass door? How is it locked? Are there doors between different garden rooms, or is the cabin all one space? This is extremely important to consider for a new log cabin.
There are multiple advantages that you can experience after installation in Portobello.
Here are some of the key brilliant factors you can find:
It can be tempting to relax and choose the building that looks the most like a comfortable home/office, but the details are the most important part.
Remember that every single cabin around Edinburgh can be wildly different, and even small things like the shape of the roof or the type of wood used as the timber can alter its performance in summer, winter, rain and dry heat.
If you are not sure what to look for, contact us to speak to an expert with years of experience.
Like all garden products, there is not simply one kind of outdoor home office or home gym that you can choose. Each little ‘house’ can be designed in a fundamentally different way, and some are not even a conventional house-like design at all.
Here are the garden cabins we offer:
A log cabin is a very versatile garden building, and you will often see log cabins sold as summer buildings by almost every cabin company. A good log cabin in Portobello goes through proper quality checks and careful installation, providing a long-lasting storage, exercise or relaxation building in your garden.
The exact type of log cabin that you choose will impact its use as a summer house, office, garden pub or whatever else you are using it for. Some log cabins need foundations. Other log cabins do not. One log cabin might be suitable all year round. Another log cabin may only be meant for use in the winter months.
Many people see a log cabin as equivalent to a home, so the idea of garden log cabins can be confusing. If you need more details, contact us to get a breakdown of how a cabin could fit into your garden space.
Unlike log cabins, sheds are generally made with timber walls. They are slimmer than a garden log cabin and can come in the same full range of designs, as well as having their own year-round charm. They make a cheaper, more compact alternative to log cabins, especially for family homes.
However, sheds lack the versatile range of log cabins. Many of them are compact timber buildings that can only really be used in a few ways, and they are less like a house than a log cabin would be. This can mean no opening windows, less overall space, and rooms mostly dedicated to storage.
On the positive side, timber is not only often cheaper than the logs used in a log cabin but also easier to handle. The entire family in Portobello could get involved in building timber cabins, with some supervision as needed. The roof is also usually easy to install, making the entire building a fun family project.
Sheds are very easy to install and make a good ‘man-cave’ for anybody who loves gardening or DIY work. If you are curious about certain shed details, contact us through our website for more info.
A true summerhouse is a great option for any large Portobello garden, essentially giving you a second house with more options than the limited range of log cabins. Some still use timber, but most summerhouse designs are just that – a house built with the same general design choices as a full-sized home.
The huge range of options here makes them a great garden addition, and a summerhouse can beat even the best log cabins. However, unlike log cabins or timber wood buildings, a summerhouse needs a lot more work to reach that level of quality. A summerhouse is built like a real house, in all respects.
While a summerhouse usually will not require planning permission, that can always change in the future. Unlike many log cabins, a summerhouse can often be designed to get water and power, but that might require more legal documents to be filed and approved before construction.
If you want to know more about summerhouses from a UK legal or planning perspective, get in touch for more information. You should never be unprepared when considering projects like this.
A gazebo is often considered to be the exact opposite of a log cabin or a cabin in general – an open structure that contains no doors or windows at all. While they lack the shelter of a conventional cabin due to having no front wall (or any walls, usually), they also open up the space a lot more.
This can make them one of the only cabin alternatives that lets light through to allow easy plant growth. Not only can the gazebo itself get direct sunlight, meaning that you can grow plants in the middle, but light can also pass through to ensure that any corners near the gazebo do not get missed out.
These are best used in any garden where a normal cabin would block too many sightlines or if you prefer to sit in the fresh air instead of being contained inside a log cabin.
If you would like to receive even more information on Garden Cabin services, make sure you get in touch with us today!
The average price of a garden cabin in the UK is around £2,500- £20,000.
Of course, this is a very large price bracket but this is only due to some limiting factors.
Theses factors will determine the price:
If you have decided to go for a log cabin, then you need to understand that log cabins are not always the same as one another.
Many log cabins are explicitly designed with new materials or techniques to stand out from other log cabins or to serve a particular purpose.
The two most common types of wood used for most log cabins are spruce and pine, usually Scandinavian pine. The former is resistant to decay and insects and is often good at handling bad weather, while the latter is dense and results in a higher-quality log cabin.
Of course, there are plenty of other wood types, including heavily processed logs, that can be used to make modern log cabins. The quality of the log cabin that you get will depend heavily on the kind of log used, so it is important to know what you are buying before you commit to anything.
Windows are very common on a log cabin, but they do not always open. It is a good idea to consider the type of glass used as well, especially glass in any double-doors that it might have since these will directly impact how much heat is trapped inside the log cabin when it is closed up.
Log cabins are often meant for various different roles, but to most people, a log cabin is a very snug, cosy space. This means that most log cabin designs will try to fulfil that role, being meant as a little space that individual people can settle down in to work, relax, write or enjoy their hobbies.
Some people use log cabins as a shed or a place to store garden furniture, often for a secondary purpose. This is useful since most log cabin designs can resist weather very well, but it also eats into the available space they have and can make it hard to enjoy the log cabin itself when it is full.
If you want to know more about designing a log cabin for a certain purpose, get in touch for a no-obligation quote or visit our website to see how a log cabin can vary, even within the same basic design.
Unlike a log cabin, a more conventional shed design can be a great timber-based option for keeping equipment safe in boiling summer months or harsh rainstorms. However, if you want a shed in the future, then you need to know what you are looking for.
A shed is more of a storage tool than a recreational space, although it can be used as both. This means that the timber and roof design is mostly meant to keep the contents safe rather than creating a perfectly cosy environment. A good shed can do both, however.
What is more important is the fact that very few sheds have windows unless they are big enough. If they do have windows, they are often small. Double doors are often restricted to sheds meant to hold larger items like lawnmowers, and comfort features are usually something that you will have to add yourself.
Sheds are almost always meant purely for storage, with some exceptions. However, they are easy to modify since they use thinner lumber walls than a log cabin and do not have a complex structure. You can easily cut away part of the wall and add a counter to create a garden bar, for example.
Sheds are common throughout the UK. If you want to find some of the best prices on a good shed design or just need to know more about modern shed options, contact us for more information.
Generally, you will only buy a summer house if you have a lot of space available. A summer house takes up much more room than a log cabin or a timber shed, and they are far more complex. They can be an amazing home office, but they are far more complex than even the most specialised log cabin designs.
UK summer homes are often treated like real houses, even if they are not made of actual brick. A log cabin-style summer home generally demands more work than a conventional log cabin – even more if you plan to hook it up to the water and electricity supply.
The quality of materials, especially on the roof, matters a lot more here. A summer house is often meant to be stylish and visually appealing, so even a small flaw or source of wear and tear can cause issues with how it looks. Opening windows are a very common sight on these structures, too.
A summer house is meant to be used as a separate space entirely. They are most commonly seen as an excellent garden office, more of a garden office than a log cabin would be. Instead of a garden office, though, some people use them as a gym or even switch between a garden office and gym as needed.
Summer houses open up a lot of ideas, but if you are not sure what to do with your future summer house, feel free to contact us for some ideas – or take a look at our website to see what might be in store for your new garden office area.
Whether you are interested in a log cabin garden office or want the latest news on a timber outdoor gym, there are plenty of ways to layout a new outdoor space. You rarely ever need planning permission for a log cabin or timber garden office, and it gives you a lot of options.
If you are stuck on what to do next, you can always contact us to get UK-specific expert advice and options that you might not have considered. No matter what you are looking for, a better understanding of your available options and the space limits of your garden can always make choosing easier.
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Garden Cabin services in Scotland.
Here are some towns we cover near Portobello.Leith, Edinburgh, Morningside, Colinton, Barking
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