8 x 12 Shire Marlborough Log Cabin available for quick delivery

Detailed Specification

Standard Specifications for the Quick Delivery Shire Marlborough Log Cabin

The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Marlborough Log Cabin in 28mm 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 Marlborough Log Cabin. These log cabins are supplied untreated.

10' x 12" Shire Marlborough Log Cabin - Quick Delivery
28mm Log Thickness
Footprint External Base (Depth x Front Width)** 2990mmG x 3590mm (10gx12')
Footprint Internal Base (Depth x Front Width)** 2740mmG x 3340mm (10gx12')
Front Roof Overhang: 600mm
Side Roof Overhang: 100mm
Height to Eaves: 2.1m (6'11")
Height to Ridge: 2.5m (8'2")
Floor Included: YES
Floor Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34 x 61mm Pressure Treated
Roof Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: 44 x 70mm
Window and Door Joinery: 44 x 58mm
Door: Double Door (located on the 12ft front width)
Door (Height x Width): 2.0m(H) x 1.6m(W) (6'6" x 5'3")
Number of Windows: 1 Opening Window (located on the 12ft front width)
Window Glazing: Toughened Glass
Window (Height x Width): 1.3m(H) x 0.8m(W) (4'3" x 2'7")
Door and Window Reversible: YES
Positioning of Window Hinges: Hinged Right-Hand Side or 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: NOT AVAILABLE
Additional Side Window: NOT AVAILABLE
Window Boxes: OPTIONAL
Terrace: N/A
Verandah: N/A
Other Sizes Available: 8x12 only on quick delivery (other sizes available on standard delivery)
Bespoke and Made to Measure Service Available: NOT AVAILABLE ON QUICK DELIVERY



To illustrate the dimensions for this log cabin, the footprint shown below relates to the 2990G x 3590mm 10G' x 12' (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 2990G x 3590mm 10G' x 12' model the door/front width is the 12ft 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:
28mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 250mm off the front width and 1 x 250mm off the length)


There are many reasons the 10 x 12 Marlborough Log Cabin from Shire is one of the most popular log cabins in the UK today. With its stunning contemporary design sure to enhance the appearance of your garden, the Marlborough Log Cabin could be exactly what you’re looking for.

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.

Marlborough Log Cabins Are Great For…

There are loads of ways to enjoy a Shire Marlborough Log Cabin. Relax with the window and double doors open through the warmer months to give you a light, airy space to enjoy a drink with friends and family, or simply sit back and enjoy your garden. When the weather turns cooler, the Marlborough gives you a cosy haven on those chilly days to take in the beautiful colours of your garden in comfort. By throwing open the double doors and the opening window, 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. The 10 x 12 log cabin also provides a great standalone space to pursue those hobbies where space in your home is limited. From an exercise bike to a dartboard, a log cabin could provide just the space you need. With so many possibilities, and larger or custom sized log cabins available in the Marlborough range on standard delivery, you’ll love spending time in your log cabin however you decide to use it.

Why Others Tell Us They Love the Marlborough

As with all Shire Log Cabins, the quality is apparent straight away. The Marlborough combines generous headroom with plenty of natural light from the window and double doors to give it a spacious, open feel. Its slightly off-centre ridge is an eye-catching design feature adding a distinctive touch that we think you’ll find especially attractive. Inside, the classic look of the timber walls and its thick roof beams make the interior a stylish and inviting space. The handcrafted joinery of all windows and doors completes the charm of this fantastic log cabin. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their log cabins and they look fantastic in any colour. Shire recommends you use Protek paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Marlborough look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber. Whether you love bold, bright colours or a more natural wood finish, Protek have a colour to suit any taste.


A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Marlborough 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 Marlborough 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 quick delivery Marlborough has a log wall thickness of 28mm. These high quality logs should be more than enough to ensure the interior is cosy, particularly when compared to log cabins constructed from less thick wall logs. The Marlborough also features upgraded 4mm toughened glass as standard, another sign of the quality of this cabin. Optional hexagonal roof tiles are a way that you can add a further touch of style to your cabin. Available in black, green or red, they are a great way to enhance your cabin's appearance and add extra insulation.You can 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.

Quick Delivery Log Cabins

Our quick delivery log cabins can be delivered within 7 working days. When choosing this fantastic option, it is not possible for us to offer the many customisations, made to measure sizes and bespoke options that we normally offer on our log cabins. You can rest assured that quick delivery log cabins are still made to exactly the same high standards as you would normally receive. The only difference is that no customisation options will be available other than the addition of hexagonal roof tiles. If you are interested in being able to fully customise your Marlborough log cabin, please click here for our range of Marlborough Log Cabins to which you can make a wide variety of changes to suit your needs. This will, however, mean that the 7 day delivery option will not be available.

Door/Window Specification

Handcrafted Joinery Windows and Doors are supplied as standard. Windows can be hinged either at the right hand side or 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.


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, manufacturers 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 Marlborough 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 to build your log cabin on, 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 footprint of 2990mm G x 3590mm (10'G x 12') Marlborough Log Cabin with optional side window and optional black felt tiles. Front and rear fascia boards supplied only when ordering the optional felt tiles. These options are unavailable on quick delivery. 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. The double door is shown on the 3590mm (12ft) side.

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 front roof overhang a great building for any type of garden.
  • FREE Delivery to UK Mainland*
  • Planning friendly ridge height
  • 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
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly log cabin
  • 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
  • Glass is used so you can rely on the clarity of your windows and doors for years to come
  • Front window and double door position can be reversed so you can get the log cabin just right for you
  • The roof overhang adds an impressive touch to the exterior and protection when entering the log cabin (the roof overhang is not included in the base measurement).
  • Generous roof height
  • Inside is finished off neatly with skirting boards
  • Delivered flat packed with comprehensive instructions, fittings and heavy duty roofing felt to ensure installation is as straightforward as possible
  • Optional felt roof tiles can add an impressive finish to the cabin



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.


Marlborough 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?
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?
Currently, we do not offer an installation service on our Quick Delivery log cabins.

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.

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.

10G x 12 (2.99m x 3.59m) Shire Marlborough Log Cabin (28mm Logs) - Quick Delivery

Product code - 10250045-10GX12

Our Price Was £1877.00 Now £1,645.00
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The 10 x 12 Shire Marlborough Log Cabin has an attractive reverse apex roof and is one of the most popular log cabins in the UK today. The key features of this stunning, contemporary design include:

  • Generous headroom and spacious feel to the interior
  • Attractive double doors and window supplied in toughened glass as standard that can be reversed as required
  • Strong, sturdy construction typical of all Shire products
  • Quick delivery within 7 working days of placing your order

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Usually delivered within: 7 Working Days.

Note: Currently not available for delivery to Offshore Post Codes.

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