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Shire Sherwood Log Cabin

18G x 20 (5.49m x 5.95m) Shire Sherwood Log Cabin (44mm to 70mm Logs)

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Product code - 10250036-18Gx20

The 18 x 20 Shire Sherwood Log Cabin has a stunning appearance and buckets of space inside. With an elegant veranda that completes its attractive look, the key features of the Sherwood include:

  • Spacious interior meaning the Sherwood can be used for almost any purpose
  • Attractive veranda providing a wonderful sheltered area to relax or remove muddy shoes
  • Quality of construction that you can rely on from a Shire Log Cabin using 44mm wall logs as standard
  • Range of customisation options as well as made to measure sizes and bespoke cabins to suit your needs

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Detailed Specification

Standard Specifications for the Shire Sherwood Log Cabin

The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Sherwood Log Cabin in 44 and 70mm 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' which is the depth side for the Sherwood Log Cabin. These log cabins are supplied untreated.

18'x 20' Shire Kingswood Log Cabin 44 and 70mm Log Thickness
Footprint External Base (Depth x Front Width) 5390mmG x 5950mm (18gx20') - includes the 1.5m verandah
Footprint Internal Base (Depth x Front Width) For 44mm refer to floor plan - for 70mm logs minus 50mm from the internal sizes in the floor plan
Front Roof Overhang: 100mm
Side Roof Overhang: 130mm
Height to Eaves: 2.1m (6'11")
Height to Ridge: 3.1m (10'2")
Floor Included: YES
Floor Thickness: 19mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34 x 61mm Pressure Treated
Roof Thickness: 19mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: 40 x 120mm
Window and Door Joinery: 44 x 58mm
Door: Double Doors
Door (Height x Width): 2.0m(H) x 1.6m(W) (6'6" x 5'2")
Number of Windows: 4 Opening Windows (2 windows located either side of the double doors on the 20ft front width and 2 windows located in the extended front part of the log cabin - refer to floor plan)
Window Glazing: Toughened Glass
Window (Height x Width): 2 windows located either side of the door: 1.7m(H) x 0.8m(W) (5'7" x 2'7") and 2 windows in the front extended section: 1.3m(H) x 0.8m(W) (4'3" x 2'7")
Door and Window Reversible: None of the window locations can be changed
Positioning of Window Hinges: Hinged Right-Hand Side and Hinged Left-Hand Side
Roofing Felt: YES
Roof Felt Weight per sq.m (approx): 3.8kg
Roofing Felt Tiles (Black, Green or Red): OPTIONAL
Upgrade to Toughened Glass: Supplied as standard
Upgrade to Double Glazing: OPTIONAL
Additional Side Window: N/A
Window Boxes: OPTIONAL
Terrace: N/A
Verandah: N/A
Assembly: OPTIONAL
Other Sizes Available: Available as a quote
Bespoke and Made to Measure Service Available: YES

 

** Note: With our Shire Log Cabins we offer a made to measure and design service which means our Shire Log Cabins can be made to a different size and specification to the sizes shown. We can make our Shire Log Cabins to any Width and/or Depth you require.

Footprint

To illustrate the dimensions for this log cabin, the footprint shown below relates to the 5490G x 5950mm 18G' x 20' (Door Side) Log Cabin and does not include the roof overhang. The symbol (G) relates to the Gable End which for this log cabin is the depth and is the first measurement. The second measurement relates to the front width (door side) therefore for a 5490G x 5950mm 18G' x 20' model the door/front width is the 20ft measurement.

 Internal Dimensions:

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:
44mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 280mm off the front width and 1 x 280mm off the length)
70mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 330mm off the front width and 1 x 330mm off the length)

Description

With its stunning appearance and considerable size, the 18 x 20 Sherwood Log Cabin from Shire is as practical as it is eye catching. With an attractive veranda adding extra appeal to the Sherwood, it could be the perfect log cabin for anyone looking for a fantastic spot to relax outdoors. It also possesses valuable year-round usability provided by the generously sized interior.

At elbec, we are confident that our log cabins are the perfect way to make the most of your unused garden space and provide a wonderful spot to relax in comfort all year round.

Ways to Make the Most of Your Sherwood Log Cabin

There are loads of ways to make the most of a Sherwood Log Cabin. The size of the Sherwood combined with its veranda make it one of the most multi-purpose log cabins around. The veranda is the perfect place to relax with a drink or two in the warmer months without the worry of your day being spoiled by any passing showers. If the temperature drops in the evening, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your garden from inside the Sherwood. By throwing open the double doors and the opening windows, you will have a breezy, cool place to spend your time. Alternatively, keep them closed to give you a nice, snug indoor space. This means you can really make the most of your log cabin whatever the outside conditions are. This strikes an excellent balance between the feeling of being outdoors but without any of the disadvantages of the British weather! A popular choice is to turn the Sherwood into a sitting room that doubles up as a guest house. By adding a sofa that folds out into a bed, you have a great space to relax all year round that can be transformed in an instant to serve as an ideal place for guests to stay, especially if you frequently have visitors who travel long distances. But with a space the size of this, you really are spoilt for choice for how to make the most of your log cabin. Whether you might like a stylish home office or the games room you have always wanted but never had the space for, we are confident you’ll love spending time in the Sherwood however you decide to use it.

Why Others Tell Us They Love the Sherwood

There are two main reasons that people love the Sherwood, and we’re sure you can probably guess. Firstly, the veranda is a design feature that always proves popular because of its charming appearance and practical uses. It is probably the defining feature of this log cabin, and we hear time and time again just how much people love the look of the veranda. Secondly, as soon as you step inside, you will see why so many have been impressed by the fantastic amount of space the Sherwood gives you. When you add the four windows, double doors and ample headroom into the package, the bright and open feel this gives the log cabin really maximises the spacious feel of the interior. The handcrafted joinery on all doors and windows is a sign of the quality of the Sherwood and a feature you will only find on Shire Log Cabins. The timber walls and thick roof beams on the inside complete the charm of the Sherwood and give you a space that is roomy and open yet also cosy and inviting. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their log cabins which look fantastic in any colour. Shire recommends you use Protek paint, available from elbec in an impressive variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Sherwood look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber. With the more traditional looking log cabins, customers often prefer the ‘natural’ colour range, choosing ‘clear’ wood treatment or other wood shades for their cabins. But Protek really does have a colour to suit any taste.

Features

A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Sherwood is no exception. With overlapping corner logs and 4-way corner joints used by Shire as standard, you’ll be impressed by the strength, stability and sturdy feel of the Sherwood Log Cabin. The Shire draught seal system fitted on all external windows and doors ensure that you will be snug in your log cabin. The Sherwood has a choice of log wall thickness of either 44mm or 70mm. A popular choice among our customers is to opt for the thicker wall log, which already comes with roof, floor and joists of the highest quality as part of the standard Sherwood package. This gives you an even sturdier construction and further usability throughout the year. You also have the option to upgrade your windows and doors (which are supplied with upgraded toughened glass as standard) to double glazing for an all year round cosier feel, a popular decision especially when there is a possibility that guests will stay overnight in the cabin. Optional Celotex floor and roof insulation is available so you can make full use of your log cabin whatever the weather. You can also purchase and construct your log cabin in the confidence that all Shire Log Cabins can be dismantled and rebuilt should you ever decide to move. We’re pleased to offer the option of having our dedicated professionals assemble your log cabin quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included to construct it yourself.

Range of Customisations Options

At elbec, we offer a range of customisation options on all our Shire log cabins to help give you your perfect cabin. Why not upgrade from the standard felt roof to our stylish hexagonal roof tiles, available in black, green or red, that are sure to enhance the look of your cabin? Take a look at our range of customisations above to make the changes you want.

Feel free to email us to discuss our full range of customisation and product options, or better still, give us a call so we can find the perfect log cabin to suit your needs.  Alternatively, why not visit us at our Brookfields Garden Centre showsite near Nottingham? One of our helpful advisors will be on hand to show you around so you can really appreciate the look, feel and quality of our log cabins.

Bespoke and Made to Measure Cabins

All our Shire Log Cabins are made to order. As well as our extensive number of standard sizes and customisation options, you can choose to have the Sherwood designed by you from scratch. Browse our bespoke and made to measure page where you will see there are loads of ways we can make changes to your log cabin to suit your needs.

Many customers choose this service if they have a certain size for their log cabin in mind that is not offered on our website. But did you know that as well as made to measure sizes, you can turn this larger log cabin into the perfect multi-functional space, by adding a room partition, and much more?  Send us an email or call us today for a free quote or if you have any queries about what we can provide as part of our bespoke and made to measure service.

Door/Window Specification

Handcrafted Joinery Windows and Doors are supplied as standard. Windows are hinged on the right hand side and left hand side 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 fewer 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.

Base

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.

About Shire

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

If you think a Shire Sherwood Log Cabin is perfect for you, have a look at our FAQs for Shire Log Cabins where we go over the finer details. These range from preparing the base on which to build your log cabin, to arranging delivery of your purchase. We hope you’ll find the FAQs informative and comprehensive, but do not hesitate to contact us with any queries you feel we haven’t covered or would like to discuss in greater detail.

Picture shows 18 x 20 Sherwood Log Cabin.  The base sizes are taken to the extreme external length of the log including the corner joints that protrude. The base measurements do not include any roof overhangs but does include the veranda area. The double door is shown on the 20ft front width.

All Shire Log Cabins are supplied untreated. You must apply a wood treatment to the exterior. Shire recommends Protek wood treatment, available from elbec in many different colours. This will protect the timber from weathering, making it last longer. The timber treatment will need to be repeated periodically in line with the manufacturer's instructions.

Key Features

  • With its modern style and beautifully crafted verandah making a great open entertaining and relaxing space.
  • FREE Delivery to UK Mainland*.
  • FREE Planning friendly ridge height now available up to and including 12ft (3590mm).
  • 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 44mm interlocking logs as standard for a strong and durable log cabin, with optional 70mm log upgrade.
  • Shire Draught Seal System included on all external window(s) and door(s).
  • Drip Bars above window and doors to help divert the rain away from the log cabin.
  • The roof and floor are 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.
  • 4mm toughened glass as standard for extra safety .
  • Toughend glass is supplied as standard, 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.
  • Available in a large choice of sizes.
  • 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 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.

Delivery

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.

Delivery Leadtimes

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.

Upon Delivery

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.

Booking Delivery

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.

Installation option

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.

Bespoke and Made to Measure

All our Shire Log Cabins are made to order. As well as our extensive number of sizes you have the option to have the Sherwood  designed by you from scratch. Just some examples of how you can change this log cabin to suit; a different size, additional doors, room partition(s), change positioning of windows and doors, removal of the floor, to change the window and door style to another style you have seen on another Shire Log Cabin, there are endless options, you can obtain a FREE quote or further advice on our made to measure and design service by simply calling our Sales Team on 0115 965 9900 or email in to us using the form below:

 

Sherwood FAQs

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?
No!
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.