Features Perfect for the Corner High Quality at a Low Price High Quality Joinery Double Door - Lockable High Quality 28mm thick interlocking logs Draught Seal System Double Door as standard Large Top Hinged Windows Generous Roof Height Heavy Duty Roofing Felt Pressure Treated Floor Bearers
Established in 1945 Shire benefit from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. The timber is taken into the in-house planing mill for processing. Uniquely Shire control all aspects of the manufacturing process and are therefore able to guarantee the quality of the finished product. Only selected high quality materials from proven sustainable sources have been used throughout the construction of the Shire Log Cabin.
The Ardcastle log cabin is superbly built from 28mm thick interlocking logs of the highest quality. The three-quarter glazed double doors and large 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 Ardcastle log cabin makes it extremely versatile for whatever use you have in mind and the generous headroom gives one the feeling of spaciousness.
When choosing a location for your Log Cabin allowance should be made for roof overhangs. It is absolutely essential that the base for the building is level. The Ardcastle log cabin is indeed an excellent choice and may be complemented by the options described below.
4mm tempered BS6206A. This safety glass gives peace of mind when children are around.
Adds a touch more luxury to your log cabin and is available in green, black or red.
Optional Window Box
Adds an extra special touch to your log cabin.
Standard Specifications (all measurements are approximate)
|Footprint||View sizes in the 'Choose a Product' section|
|Eaves Height||2000mm (6' 5")|
|Ridge Height||2800mm (9' 1") |
|Logs||28mm single tongue and groove|
|Floor Bearers ||38 x 63mm pressure treated|
|Floor and Roof Boards||solid sheet floor and roof|
|Roof joists||44 x 70mm|
|Roof Covering||2kg green roofing felt|
|Window and Door Spec||34 x 58mm joinery|
|Window Dimension||height x width 1400mm (4ft 5") x 1070mm (3ft 5")|
|Standard Glass||3mm horticultural|
|Door (Double)||(height x width) 1880mm (6' 1") x 1500mm (4' 11") |
Supplied flat packed for self assembly with comprehensive instructions. Shire Log Cabins are delivered on a flat bed lorry and you will need to unload it by hand. The driver will assist with this. Shire Log Cabins are made from kiln dried timber that must be laid flat and covered by tarpaulins or similar if stored outside prior to construction. This is to prevent moisture/rain/sun from distorting the timber.
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 and you will be liable for the cost of the building and the cost of return unless in the unlikely event the building is faulty.
If you miss your delivery of your order you will in-cur a delivery charge as we have met our original delivery obligation with the first attempted delivery. If this is the case we will of course notify you, prior to the re-delivery, of any charges that apply.
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.
Shire offer free delivery to all of the following postal codes: AL, B, BD, BN, BR, CB, CM, CO, CR, CV, DA, DE, DN, DY, E, EC, EN, GL, GU, HA, HD, HG, HP, HU, HX, IG, IP, KT, LE, LN, LS, LU, ME, MK, N, NG, NN, NR, NW, OX, PE, PO (No Service to Isle of Wight), RG, RH, RM, S, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SN, SS, ST, SW, TN, TW, UB, W, WC, WD, WF, WR, WS, WV and YO.
Parts of the following areas are chargeable, please refer to the 'additional extras' section for charges: Scotland, North-East England, North-West England, Wales and Welsh Borders, South-West England and South-East England.
No Delivery: We do not offer a delivery service to the Isle of Wight or the following postal codes: BT, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KW, PA and ZE.
Individual Log Cabins Designed to Suit Your Needs
As well as our extensive range of standard log cabins, you can have a bespoke log cabin manufactured to your own specifications. To obtain a quote simply call our Sales Team on Freephone 800 019 3865 or email in to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Log Cabin Frequently Asked Questions
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 Office, Games Room, Hobby Room, Spill-Over Guest Room or for Dining. We also have Log Cabins with multi rooms. We offer a service where you can dictate your own size, location of doors/windows and the optional features you want.
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 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.
Do I need Planning Permission for a Log Cabin?
Buildings 2.5m and below generally do not require planning permission as a Log Cabin is classed as a temporary building but we would recommend that you check with your local authority as to the regulations for your area. Log Cabins over 2.5m and within 2 metres of a bourdary will require planning permission.
What is the best way to prepare a base for my Log Cabin?
All log cabins require a well prepared, solid, flat, level base to ensure a long lasting and stable installation. Paving slabs (built on hardcore) or concrete make ideal bases for Log Cabins. A solid concrete base is more permanent but is more expensive but it does provide an excellent base for a larger log cabin. Paving slabs are more practical and cost effective and we would recommend this type of base for a smaller log cabin. The base can be level with the ground but should have a fall of 1 in 50 to ensure water run-off.
What tools do I need to build my Log Cabin?
Good quality DIY hand tools, such as:
- Tape measure
- 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, 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 it 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 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.
Do you offer an Installation Service?
Yes. We offer an installation service throughout the majority of the UK mainland. Please call our Sales Team on our Freephone Number 0800 019 3865 for a quote.
How is the delivery of my log cabin arranged?
The delivery company will contact you a few days prior to delivery to arrange a convenient delivery date with you. Access is required for a large lorry. This is a kerbside delivery.
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. However, if you feel that you need a little advice or just have a couple of questions to ask, you can call us on: 0870 950 9940 or via e-mail at email@example.com and our experienced team will be happy to help.
Can I insulate my log cabin?
The floor and roof of our log cabins can be easily insulated. 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 11mm thick double glazing.
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. Since January 1st 2005 all electrical work must be completed in accordance with IEE wiring regulations and BS 7671. Notifiable work must be either notified directly to the local building control department or completed by an operator who is approved under the Part P Electrical Competent Person Scheme.