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8x8 Hartley 19mm Tongue & Groove Log cabin
This Hartley 8x8 log cabin is perfect for use as a summerhouse, workshop or extra storage space. Assembly required.
- 19 mm 19mm Tongue & Groove cladding
- Glazed joinery door
- Comes with Roof Felt,hardware, Lock handle & key, opening window, tongue & groove floor & roof, pressure treated floor bearers
- 10 years Manufacturers anti-rot guarantee applicable if care instructions have been followed
Features and Benefits
This log cabin has one opening window which allows for fresh air and ventilation during the warmer months. The 12mm floor is built on pressure treated floor bearers which isolate the shed from ground contact and help prevent from rot. The ridge height is below 2.5m.
- Made using responsibly sourced, Forest Friendly timber
- This log cabin is supplied with comprehensive fitting instructions and fixings provided. 2 people are required to build.
- We recommend that log cabins are sited on pre-laid, level, solid and dry ground, with a foundation of concrete to give a stable and even footing for your cabin to sit on.
- The dimensions given refer to the external dimensions of the product unless otherwise stated
|Number of doors||1|
|Number of fixed windows||1|
|Glazing type||Eco glass|
|Surface finish||Planed timber|
|Fixings supplied||Fixings supplied|
|Timber approval||FSC® approved|
Good shed for the price
clints n grikes - 1 year ago
Bought this through B & Q just over a year ago, treated every plank with clear wood preservative, put it up in a couple of days with some help from my son, then two coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades inside and out; I now have a great summerhouse that has settled down through its first winter and two summers. During the winter I did have to plane and chisel the door frame to keep the door swinging properly as the wood expanded with weeks of wet, cold weather, but no big deal, it is a spruce summerhouse, not hardwood at twice the price. I think people have to realise that we are dealing with a softwood planked structure, not plastic or manufactured board, yes the building will move a little, that's what;s expected. I have no need to repaint this summer, it still looks great and copes with us walking in and out with muddy boots.
Great Quality Cabin On A Budget
ReCyclist - 1 year ago
This cabin grabbed my eye because it looked solid and had a great price and the size was spot on for what I needed.
It arrived when they said it would, and whilst it does come in many many pieces, that was no surprise as its a self build product like a jigsaw puzzle.
Firstly, I have never built a cabin, shed or any other outbuilding in my life, but I am blessed with common sense, the ability to read and the foresight to double check then double check again (Apparently the sign of a good builder), and with those traits you'll be able to decipher the instructions, which could be better for sure. Half the trick is identifying the parts ahead of time and sorting them in to piles that are easy to work from.
The build time for me alone was three days, and would have been quicker if two people were on the job, but it was just me and I think I done pretty well to get it done that quickly. Currently putting electrics in now and it should be ready to use in a couple of days.
I wouldn't recommend getting one or building it in the winter unless you get yourself a big tarpaulin to try and keep it dry through the rainy periods as it comes as bare wood, which again was no surprise. So obviously you do have to treat it yourself, which is an additional cost, but had the whole thing come treated it would have doubled the cost of the cabin no doubt.
The window frame seems dead awkward to have to make, but once you have the first side done its easy to see what you are building and how it goes, so when it comes to doing the door frame, which is the same design in principle, it's really very simple to do.
Whilst its not strictly a "Log" cabin, the planks of wood that are supplied are not that thin that they run the risk of breaking, they are substantial enough to take quite a whack to slot them into place, and I only had one or to knots fall out that are really easily filled anyway. However, they do seem to over supply the wood, meaning you'll have some left over. This is not a bad thing, because if you do break something, you'll have another spare one you can use (Depending on what part it is).
To be fair, if you have the correct tools, putting it together is pretty easy. I'll admit, I started off with quite a small rubber mallet, and it was a struggle to thwack the corners down it to place, but after buying up a 32oz rubber mallet the pieces went together with ease.
One piece of advice would be to make sure that you check it is square after building it up by one layer by measuring across from one corner to the other and then the other corner to the other, like measuring a big X across it, and if the two measurements are the same, its then perfectly square, screw it down and carry on building up.
So far really please with it and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a decent cabin on a bit of a budget.
Shire Log Cabin
RetiredNurse - 4 years ago
Having recently purchased a Shire 8'x6' garden shed and been very happy with the quality and ease of construction I thought I would get one of their log cabins to make an extra play area for my children. Now the first thing to be clear about is that the log cabins are nothing like the sheds, the pine is thicker for a start and where the shed took me a couple of hours to erect the cabin has taken me about 5 days. This is a construction project and so not really for the faint hearted, saying that I have had fun building it and am very pleased with the result. To take on building one of these you need to have the free time (being retired this was not a problem for me!), preferably some good weather and a helping hand now and again if your doing it on your own, as I did, the instructions recommend at least 2 people. Delivery was spot on, I was contacted prior to delivery by Shire. There is a lot of timber to deliver so you need to have good access. I was pleased to discover that Shire provide extra pieces of important parts and even a spare piece of glass which I was grateful for! As for the actual assembly, well the instructions could be a little clearer but as long as you read them well before you start you will be ok. I did find that at least one piece of wood was numbered differently in the instructions and I found that the parts for the door and window frames didn't have part numbers on them like the rest of the timber so I spent some time identifying them. However with such a large project these are minor quibbles and if you are familiar with basic carpentry then you should be fine. Once you start assembling the logs you will find that progress is swift, in fact I spent a large part of the first day ensuring that the load bearing timbers were level, this is important to ensure the cabin fits together as it should. A tip for fitting the beading that holds the glass: fit the bottom piece first then the 2 side pieces, lastly you will find that the top piece won't fit but if you push in one corner then bow the middle slightly you can then fit in the other corner, push the beading in completely and hammer in a pin. This worked for me and may prevent glass breakage! When fitting the roof timbers keep an eye on ensuring they remain true, ie each plank must remain central on the top roof beam, mine wandered a bit as I lost sight of the top and had to be corrected. Once construction is complete make sure you get your wood treatment on asap, I have used the Cuprinol coloured range which goes on well but will need two coats. My cabin is nearly finished now and is an impressive addition to the garden and as long as you have the time and are reasonably fit then I would recommend it as it's half the price of having one built for you but then where's the fun in that!
The glass fitted
Frogcraft - 4 years ago
My husband and I have constructed many sheds over thirty years so we are not lacking in experience or knowledge.
The positive things - the ordering and delivery was good and the glass fitted the frames.
The negatives ( these are only a few)
•you will receive many pieces of wood.
•Poor instructions with unclear illustrations/photographs.
•You will have to construct the door and window frames plus fitted the hinges and furnishings
•This is not a 'log' cabin. It is constructed of thin planks that split easily and where the knots fall it frequently.
•Other than the bearers nothing is treated so you have the expense of at least three coats of wood treatments.
• the beading for the windows was meant to have mitred joints this would require 45 degree cuts
If you put a cost on your time and the additional things you'll buy to make it serviceable then there are other buys worth exploring. The delivery might be longer but it would be worth it.
Some if the changes needed to make this a worthwhile product.
• a solid base
• windows and door frames made in the factory and delivered with the windows and doors fitted.
• a wood treatment as standard, even though you would want to paint it once constructed.
• better quality wood
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