10 x 10 (2.99m x 2.99m) Shire Ardcastle Double Door Log Cabin 28mm logs
Product code - 10250001-10gX10
All windows and doors are all handcrafted joinery. The three-quarter glazed double door and side windows provides plenty of natural light as well as complementing the design of the building
- High Quality 28mm Thick Interlocking Logs
- Lockable Double Door
- Made from spruce from the farther northern latitudes of Siberia and Scandinavia
Usually delivered within: 15-25 Working Days.
Note: Currently not available for delivery to Offshore Post Codes.
Standard Specifications for the Shire Ardcastle Log Cabin
The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Ardcastle Log Cabin in 28 Logs. All imperial measurements are approximate and the log cabins are built to metric measurements. The width and length measurements are the base sizes and are taken to the extreme external length of the log including the wall corner joints that protrude. The base measurements do not include any roof overhangs. The 'G' on the log cabin sizes means the 'gable end'. These log cabins are supplied untreated.
To illustrate the dimensions for this log cabin, the footprint shown below relates to the 2960mmG x 2960mm (10'G x 10') Log Cabin and does not include the roof overhang. The symbol (G) relates to the Gable End.
The base measurements quoted in the 'Standard Specification Table' includes the extreme external length of the log cabin including the corner joints that protrude (does not include the roof overhang). The specification table above shows the internal dimensions of this log cabin which have been calculated as follows:
28mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 250mm off the front width and 1 x 250mm off the length)
This log cabin features a corner design which is useful if you do not want to intrude on too much garden space. The three-quarter glazed double door and side windows provides plenty of natural light as well as complementing the design of the building. All windows and doors are all handcrafted joinery and are fitted with the Shire draught seal system ensuring that you are kept snug during those winter months.
The size of the Arcastle log cabin make it extremely versatile for whatever use you have in mind and the generous headroom gives one the feeling of spaciousness. You can be assured that this log cabin will provide you with a luxurious garden building that not only look great but makes you feel great too. Once inside you cannot fail to notice the quality of the timber walls that instantly give you a comforting feeling and the thick roof beams provide a fantastic feature within the log cabins.
There really are so many different ways to enjoy this impressive log cabin that you will be spoilt for choice for where to spend your time and what to do with it. The Shire Ardcastle Log Cabin is superbly built from thick interlocking logs of the highest quality. A Shire log cabin will turn the unused garden space in to detached space for either work or leisure for any time of day or year. The 3/4 glazed double door and windows provide plenty of natural light as well as complementing the design of the building. All windows and doors come with handcrafted joinery and with the Shire draught seal system on all external windows and doors ensuring that you are kept snug during the winter months. Another great feature of the Shire log cabins is that they are constructed to allow you to dismantle and rebuild should you ever move.
Its size makes it extremely versatile for whatever use you have in mind and combined with the generous headroom gives the building a spacious feel. You can be assured that the Shire Ardcastle Log cabin will provide a luxurious garden building that not only looks great but also provides you with a fantastic place to spend your time. Once inside you cannot fail to notice the quality of the timber walls that instantly give you a comforting feeling while thick roof beams provide a fantastic feature within the log cabin.
A Shire log Cabin is built to last, with strength and stability provided by its overlapping corners. The 4 way corner joints used by Shire ensure their log cabins are sturdy and provide a space which you can relax in even on chilly days. It is supplied with heavy duty green mineral roofing felt, and all fixtures necessary to complete assembly. Floor joists are supplied properly pressure treated through the Shire in house facilities. Timber sizes stated are the actual size of the timber after planing and machining and may vary slightly.
This log cabin is supplied untreated. Once the log cabin has been assembled, Shire the manufacturer recommends that you apply a water based external timber treatment of your choice and this will need to be repeated accordingly in relation to the manufacturer's instructions.
Manufactured in the UK, Shire's log cabins are renowned for their quality and probably make the best quality log cabins at this price in the UK.
When choosing a location for your Log Cabin allowance should be made for roof overhangs.
Full assembly instructions are provided with this log cabin and with all the fittings in the box as standard you will be amazed at how simple this log cabin is to install. You can of course choose the option to have your log cabin installed for you.
Handcrafted Joinery Windows and Doors are supplied as standard. Windows are hinged at the top and all external Windows and Doors feature the Shire Draught Seal System and Drip Bar.
About the Timber
You will be impressed by Shire's use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber log cabin starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used for your log cabin. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine (pinus) as this is widely available for a very cheap price, however all of Shire's garden buildings are constructed using high quality spruce (picea) and is sourced from Siberia and Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance. Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. This timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British and Eastern Europe's timber, being slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far less knots. The timber used on Shire's log cabins is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers used on log cabins. Spruce is therefore the timber of choice for companies such as Shire who always look to produce the best garden building.
It is important that the base for your log cabin is firm and level. You can request 'Guidelines for Preparing a Concrete Base' through our 'Contact Us' Section.
Established in 1945 Shire are the country's leading and one of the oldest established manufacturer of garden buildings. Shire benefit from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. At peak times they produce thousands of buildings a week. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses. Their production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities for many of their ranges, an advanced high speed timber planing mill, modern well equipped joinery production facility and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up to date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money log cabins in the UK.
About your Log Cabin Order
Please Note: Shire log cabins are built to order. If you cancel your order at any time after production has commenced you will be liable for the cost of work in progress to date of cancellation. If you cancel an order after it has been despatched you will be liable for the cost of the building and the cost of return unless in the unlikely event the building is faulty. Although planning permission is not usually required we highly recommend that you contact your local authority if you have any doubt as to whether planning permission will be needed.
If you miss the delivery of your order you will incur a re-delivery charge as we have met our original delivery obligation with our first attempted delivery. If this is the case we will of course notify you, prior to the re-delivery, of any charges that apply. For further information and clarification regarding deliveries, please contact our sales team prior to placing your order on 0115 965 9900 or email via our 'Contact Us' Section.
- FREE Delivery to UK Mainland*.
- High grade slow grown Spruce timber means a tight grain giving extra strength, a much longer life and superior build quality that looks attractive in the garden.
- High quality 28mm interlocking logs as standard for a strong and durable log cabin.
- Shire Draught Seal System included on all external window(s) and door(s).
- Drip bars above windows and doors to help divert the rain away from the log cabin.
- The roof is made from thick tongue and groove making them durable and provides an attractive interior to this log cabin.
- 34mm x 61mm Pressure treated floor bearers ensure a high quality and long-lasting building.
- Full length joinery glazed lockable double doors for an impressive and secure entrance.
- Glass is used so you can rely on the clarity of your windows and doors for years to come.
- Generous roof height.
- Inside is finished off neatly with skirting boards.
- All buildings are made to order and are built and designed in the UK.
- Delivered flat packed with comprehensive instructions, fittings and heavy duty roofing felt to ensure installation is as straightforward as possible.
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly log cabin.
- Optional felt roof tiles can add an impressive finish to the cabin
- Optional 4mm toughened glass and 14mm double glazing can help keep youngsters safe and adds even more insulation and warmth.
- Option to have your log cabin installed by our professional team of fitters.
- Made to Measure Service available on this Log Cabin to whatever size and style you require just call or email for a free quote.
ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE AND ARE FLAT PACKED READY FOR ASSEMBLY
FREE delivery is offered to the majority of mainland UK postcodes but some areas may incur a surcharge and some postcode areas are not covered at all. Please check your postcode in the ‘Delivery cost checker’ above to confirm availability and any possible surcharges.
The estimated delivery lead time for this product is identified on the product page above. Lead times are in working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturers and are not guaranteed - due to fluctuation in demand - but are provided in good faith and are representative of delivery at that time. Some remote areas will take a little longer.
Delivery of this item is typically made by a 7.5 ton flat-bed (similar size to a council refuse lorry). Delivery is typically between 7am and 7pm. The delivery drivers are only insured to deliver to kerb side or driveway. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property. Deliveries may be either hand-balled off by the driver and some may be craned off if the vehicle delivering has a hi-ab. We cannot guarantee which type of vehicle will deliver to you.
After placing an order you will be contacted within 1-2 working days either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the booking website which you will be requested to go on to book your delivery date.
If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 1-2 working days either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the website to go on to where you will be required to accept the terms and conditions for assembly. Any delay in accepting these terms and conditions may affect your timescale. Once you have accepted these terms and conditions you will be contacted during the timescale with a date for the delivery/assembly of your order. The installation option will extend your lead time by up to 15-20 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden. Our Installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.
FAQ For Shire Log Cabins
What size log cabin do I need?
We would always recommend that your decision making is based on the biggest log cabin you can afford. It will of course need to fit in the space you have allocated without any restrictions. You will find that just like a house, you will always find use for the space. Of course size and space will come down to what you will potentially use the Log Cabin for ie Garden Office, Games Room, Hobby Room or for Dining. We also have Log Cabins with multi rooms. We offer a made to measure and design service where you can dictate your own log cabin size and design.
What should I consider when choosing a location for my log cabin?
Unlike some Log Cabins with Shire Log Cabins you actually build the cabin from the inside but you will need enough room to be able to assemble the roof and treat the external walls. We would therefore recommend that your log cabin should ideally have a clear space of at least 18" wide on all sides, if possible. We know that this can sometimes be an issue and therefore a reduced clearance is often possible on one or two sides. When considering your space around your log cabin (particularly where there are space constraints) remember to allow for any roof overhang. You should also clear the area of any nearby shrubs and trees and remember to allow for future growth. If possible a sheltered position is better.
Do Shire Import their Log Cabins?
Shire Log Cabins are not imported they are machined logged here in the UK. There are many advantages to this notwithstanding the logs will fit together first time which is not always the case for imported log cabins. First of all in the unlikely event of needing parts these are readily available and you would not have to wait weeks for replacement parts as you would if the log cabin was imported. Secondly as they are built in the UK any technical advice you may need is also readily available.
What is the best way to prepare a base for my Log Cabin?
All log cabins require a well prepared, solid, flat, level concrete base to ensure a long lasting and stable installation. It should have a very slight fall to prevent water laying on it. We do not recommend slab and / or shingle bases as an uneven base or subsequent settling will cause excessive strain and may damage your building. Guidelines for preparing a base are issued subsequent to placing an order and are also available upon request.
What tools do I need to build my Log Cabin?
Good quality DIY hand tools, such as: Drills, Hammer, Pozidrive Screwdriver (Electric), Rubber Mallet, Sand Paper, Cutting Knife, Tape Measure, Step Ladder, Pencil, Saw, Damp Proof Strip, Silcone Sealant, Oil for Lock, Level and Ball of String (to check the diagonals).
Please Note: The only cutting which is required on a Shire Log Cabin is the final roof, floorboards, eaves edgings, skirting boards (where applicable), felt and where applicable the verandah posts.
Does the Log Cabin need to be treated?
Log Cabins are supplied untreated. We explain in the section below the reasons for this. However as it is untreated it will enable you to decorate and finish your log cabin to your own individual style and taste. Please Note: the bearers are pre-treated with pressure treatment therefore any wood that comes into contact with the ground is powerfully treated to prevent against decay and insect infestation. It is advised that you treat your log cabin when it has been constructed with a suitable external wood treatment (there are some parts which will need treating prior to assembly which are detailed in the instructions) and treat the external walls periodically after that in order to maintain and prolong the life and beauty of your log cabin. We would also recommend the maintenance of doors and window hinges that you regularly oil these to ensure a continued smooth operation.
Why don't you pre-treat Log Cabins?
Log cabin timber is kiln dried, a process that reduces moisture content. This drying ensures that all wood is reasonably sized and capable of locking together tightly and securely. If timber was to be pre-treated for customers, the rigidly sized pieces of wood would have to be coated with preservative at this stage of production. Each piece would absorb varying amounts of treatment and drying times would be inconsistent. This process would expand to different sizes and this movement would prevent the interlocking log walls from fitting together tightly and securely, if at all.
Why don't all your log sizes come with double tongue and groove?
Using double tongue and groove on log sizes smaller than 44mm would cause the tongues to be very thin and liable to breaking off. This could jeopardise the bond making it very weak. We ensure that our 28mm and 34mm single tongue and groove logs and our 44 and 70mm double tongue and groove logs keep you nice and snug in your log cabin without jeopardising the sturdiness of the building.
Do you offer an Installation Service?
Yes. We offer an installation service throughout the majority of the UK mainland*. Installation by one of Shire's experienced assembly teams. If this is not displayed as an option on the product page, please call our Sales Team on 0115 965 9900 for a quote. Due to Seasonal fluctuation when choosing this option Installation may take up to 6 weeks.
How is the delivery of my log cabin arranged?
You will be contacted by Shire the manufacturer of your log cabin within 1-3 working days via a text message to the telephone number you have provided either a mobile or landline to inform you of how to book your delivery date. This will involve visiting their booking website. You will then either be able to book your delivery date online, or be advised that Shire will call you once a date is available. If having assembly of your log cabin you will still be sent a text message to go on to the booking website to accept the terms and conditions for assembly you will then be contacted at a later date by the delivery team with an assembly date for your log cabin.
How easy are Shire Log Cabins to assemble?
You will not need to be a DIY professional to put up a Shire log cabin. Comprehensive, accurate and extremely easy to follow assembly instructions are supplied. They show exactly where every component fits and the majority of individual components are coded to match the instructions. You are also supplied with spares for some parts just in case. However, if you feel that you need a little advice or just have a couple of questions to ask, you can call Shire's Technical Team on: 01945 465 295 who will be happy to help.
Can I insulate my log cabin?
The floor and roof of our log cabins can be easily insulated (We do not recommend insulating the walls of the log cabin as they need to be able to move slightly with the changes in weather). There are many insulated sheets on the market suitable for insulating your cabin. We recommend using batons on the wall with a slot at one end to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood. We also offer optional 11mm thick double glazing. On many of our log cabins we have the option to increase the log thickness
Can I have electricity in my log cabin?
Although providing an electricity supply to a log cabin is normally a straightforward task, for safety reasons we recommend that you consult an approved electrician first.