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Shire Herewood Log Cabin

Detailed Specification

Standard Specifications for the Shire Herewood Log Cabin

The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Herewood 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' which is the door side for the Herewood Log Cabin. These log cabins are supplied untreated.

12'x 16' Shire Herewood Log Cabin 28mm Log Thickness

34mm / 44mm / 70mm Log Thickness

 (As 28mm PLUS upgraded features)

Footprint External Base (Front Width x Depth)** 3590mmG x 4790mm (12gx16') 3590mmG x 4790mm (12gx16')
Footprint Internal Base (Front Width x Depth)** 3340mmG x 4540mm (12gx16')

34mm logs - 3330mmG x 4530mm (12gx16')

44mm logs - 3310mmG x 4510mm (12gx16')

70mm logs - 3260mmG x 4460mm (12gx16')

Front Roof Overhang: 400mm  
Side Roof Overhang: 130mm  
Height to Eaves: 2.0m (6'7")  
Height to Ridge: 2.5m (8'2")  
Floor Included: YES  
Floor Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove Upgraded to 19mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34 x 61mm Pressure Treated  
Roof Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove Upgraded to 19mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: 44 x 70mm OR depths 12ft and over 40 x 120mm Upgraded to 40 x 120mm
Window and Door Joinery: 44 x 58mm  
Door: Single Door (located on the 12ft front width)  
Door (Height x Width): 2.0m(H) x 0.9m(W) (6'6" x 2'11")  
Number of Windows: 1 Opening Window (located on the 12ft front width)  
Window Glazing: Horticultural Glass  
Window (Height x Width): 0.9m(H) x 0.8m(W) (2'11" x 2'7")  
Door and Window Reversible: YES  
Positioning of Window Hinges: Top Hinged, 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: OPTIONAL  
Upgrade to Double Glazing: OPTIONAL  
Additional Side Window: OPTIONAL (can be located on either 16ft depth side)***  
Window Boxes: OPTIONAL  
Terrace: N/A  
Verandah: N/A  
Assembly: OPTIONAL  
Other Sizes Available: 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 8x14, 10x10, 10x12, 10x14, 12x10  
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, log thickness and specification to the sizes shown. We can make our Shire Log Cabins to any Width and/or Depth you require.

*** You have the option to add additional side window(s) to your log cabin to allow even more light in. When adding an additional side window to your order this can either be located on either the right hand side or the left hand side as you are facing the log cabin. This decision can be made when your log cabin is delivered and does not need to be made on order.

Footprint

To illustrate the dimensions for this log cabin, the footprint shown below relates to the 2390mmG x 2390mm (8' x 8)' Log Cabin   and does not include the roof overhang. The symbol (G) relates to the Gable End which for this log cabin is the front width (door side) and is the first measurement. The second measurement relates to the depth therefore for a 2390mmG x 2390mm (8' x 8)' Log Cabin model the door/front width is the gable 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 and also provides information for other log thicknesses:
28mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 250mm off the front width and 1 x 250mm off the length)
34mm Log Thickness - (deduct 1 x 260mm off the front width and 1 x 260mm off the length)
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

A simple but attractive design that showcases the best of a classic log cabin look, the 12 x 16 Herewood Log Cabin from Shire is a fantastic purchase for transforming your garden. With crossed, Georgian style glazing, proper handcrafted joinery windows and doors and a traditional apex roof, the Herewood can easily be turned into a comfortable home away from home.

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 Herewood Log Cabin

A log cabin is an ideal purchase for anyone running out of usable room in their homes because it can be set up as a brand new space for living, working or relaxing. Whatever it is you have in mind, the Herewood will allow you to do it in style. If it’s a new living space you’re after, a log cabin is ideal to set up as a cosy, comfortable home away from home. Adorned with your favourite furniture and decorated just how you like it, you’ll have a snug garden haven where you can get away from it all, perhaps while enjoying a drink or two with loved ones or reading a good book. If it’s a more practical space you are after, the generous roof and eaves height, combined with an open floor plan would also make the Herewood ideal as a crafts/hobby room, or even an excellent home workshop. In fact, a new log cabin will provide plenty of room for whatever it is you like to do in your spare time, especially with a log cabin of this size. Whether you’d love somewhere where you could set up large items of exercise equipment in your very own home gym or, perhaps it’s the games room/entertainment centre of your dreams that you’re after, the Herewood could give you with exactly what you need. These features also make a log cabin perfect as a home office, with many finding that the tranquilly of the garden setting is beneficial for concentrating on tasks. With a range of different sizes available in the Herewood Log Cabin range, we are certain you’ll find the perfect garden building for your needs and that it will quickly become a favourite place to spend your time. 

Why Others Tell Us They Love the Herewood

Lovers of the classic log cabin look are always drawn to the Herewood. Boasting a beautiful, apex roof in combination with crossed, Georgian-style windows, the Herewood is every bit the traditional log cabin design. Plus, the windows and doors make use of proper, handcrafted joinery, a touch of quality that you will only find on Shire Log Cabins. Inside, generous headroom, and plenty of natural light from the window and half-glazed door make the interior feel bright, airy and spacious. The opening window also gives great flexibility, meaning you can close yourself inside snugly on a cold day or throw it open to allow a cool breeze when the weather is warmer. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their log cabins and they look fantastic in any colour. Shire recommends that you use Protek paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Herewood 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.

Features

A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Herewood is no exception. Shire uses 4-way corner joints and interlocking logs of the highest quality as standard. This ensures that you’ll be impressed by the strength, stability and sturdy feel of the Herewood Log Cabin. With the Shire draught seal system that is fitted on all external windows and doors, you can be sure you will be snug in your log cabin. The Shire Herewood Log Cabin is made from logs that are 28mm in thickness, which provides excellent insulation for the inside. However, our customers often like to use our bespoke service to upgrade to a thicker wall log, (available in 34mm, 44mm and 70mm) if they would like a cabin with extra insulation for an all-year-round cosier feel. Quality Celotex roof and floor insulation can also be included as part of this service to help ensure a snug interior whatever the weather. The door can be locked securely using the mortise lock and key provided, giving you peace of mind when leaving items inside. The Herewood, like all Shire Log Cabins, can be dismantled and rebuilt should you ever decide to move, a useful feature when investing in a log cabin. We’re pleased to offer the option of booking our dedicated professionals who will assemble your log cabin quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included with the log cabin and construct it yourself.

Customisation Options

You can make a selection of customisations to the Herewood Log Cabin without needing our bespoke service. Why not upgrade the window and door to double glazing to really ensure a snug interior all-year-round? If there are other changes you have in mind, please read on for more information about our bespoke and made to measure service. 

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 Herewood 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 also add a room partition to a log cabin of this size, to give you two separate spaces to make good use of, 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 can be hinged either at the top, 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.

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, 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 Herewood 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 2390mG x 2390mm (8'G x 8') Herewood Log Cabin. The door shown is located on the 8 foot width. 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.

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.

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

  • FREE Delivery to UK Mainland*.
  • FREE 2.5m Planning Friendly Ridge Height on log cabins with front widths of up to 4790mm (16').
  • 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, with optional 34mm, 44mm and 70mm log upgrades.
  • 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 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.
  • Glass is used so you can rely on the clarity of your windows and doors for years to come.
  • A 400mm roof overhang adds an impressive touch to the exterior and an outside place to shelter (the roof overhang is not included in the base measurement).
  • 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 4mm toughened glass and 14mm double glazing can help keep youngsters safe and adds even more insulation and warmth.
  • Optional side window(s) and window box(s) to style the log cabin to make sure it is just right for you.
  • Optional Terrace for extra space.
  • Optional Verandah provides extra space and cover.
  • 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.

Herewood 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.

12G x 16 (3.59m x 4.79m) Shire Herewood Log Cabin (28mm Logs)

Product code - 10250028-12Gx16

Our Price Was £2196.00 Now £1,918.00
rrp £2588.00
you save £670.00

The 12 x 16 Shire Herewood Log Cabin is a simple yet attractive garden building with a classic, log cabin appearance. With its crossed, Georgian-style glazing and traditional apex roof, it looks and feels like a miniature house, meaning you can easily turn it into a home away from home in no time. The key features include:

  • Classic log cabin appearance that gives a simple yet beautiful, homely look
  • Elegant, Georgian style window and half glazed door giving a wonderful, traditional appearance
  • Sturdy construction you can rely on from a Shire log cabin and includes a lockable door for extra security
  • Wide range of customisation, bespoke and made to measure options are available

Free Delivery exceptions may apply

Usually delivered within: 15-25 Working Days.

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

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Additional options:
Window Box
Window Box (Small)£25.00

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  • 3590G x 4790mm (12G x 16ft) (Front Width x Depth) - 28mm£1,918.00
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