Detailed Specification

Standard Specifications for the Shire Belgravia Log Cabin

The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Belgravia 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'. Shire log cabins are supplied untreated.

8g' x 12' Shire Belgravia Log Cabin 28mm Log Thickness
Footprint External Base (Front Width x Depth)** 2390mm x 3590mm (7'10"g x 11'9" )
Footprint Internal Base (Front Width x Depth)** 2140mm x 3340mm (7'0"g x 10'11')
Front Roof Overhang: 800mm
Side Roof Overhang: 40mm
Height to Eaves: 2.13m (6'11")
Height to Ridge: 2.30m (7'7")
Floor Included: Yes
Floor Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34mm x 61mm Pressure Treated
Roof Thickness: 14mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: ** 44mmx 70mm OR depths 12ft and over 40mm x 120mm
Window and Door Joinery: ** 44mm x 58mm
Door: Double Doors (located on the 12ft Front Width)
Door (Height x Width): ** Door with framing: 2.0m(H) x 1.6m(W) (6'6" x 5'3")
Door Aperture: 1.91m(H) x 1.49m(W) (6'3" x 4'10 1/2")
Number of Windows: 1 x Opening Window
Window Glazing: Toughened Glass
Window (Height x Width):  1.3m(H) x 1.5m(W) (4'3" x 4'11")
Door and Window Reversible: Yes (if you require the double door and window to be reversed on the front width this decision can be at the time of assembly)
Positioning of Window Hinges: As per image
Roofing Felt: Yes
Roof Felt Weight per sq.m (approx): 3.8kg
Roofing Felt Tiles (Black, Green or Red): N/A
Upgrade to Toughened Glass: N/A
Upgrade to Double Glazing: Optional
Additional Side Window: Optional***
Window Boxes: N/A
Terrace: N/A
Verandah: N/A
Assembly: Optional
Other Sizes Available: Click to view other sizes: 10x1010x1212x12
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.

*** 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 at the time of ordering.

Description

The 8 x 12 Belgravia Log Cabin from Shire combines style with practicality, providing a new space for an office, summerhouse or an extra storage area. 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 or work in comfort all year round.

While the 8 x 12 Belgravia might be perfect for your garden, it is the smallest of the Belgravia Log Cabin range. If you would prefer something more spacious, Shire also provides the Belgravia in sizes 10 x 10, 12 x 10, and 12 x 12.

Ways to Make the Most of Your Belgravia Log Cabin

The Belgravia is the ultimate purchase for anyone needing a new space to relax or work in the surroundings of their garden. If building a traditional extension is not a practical option, then opting for a log cabin could solve your issues. Many use the Log Cabin as a quiet home office. Away from the distractions of the home, many find this atmosphere is ideal for concentrating. Alternatively, it could provide the space for pursuing your hobbies in comfort. Whether you are after a home gym or perhaps somewhere bright to paint and draw, the Belgravia could offer exactly what you have been looking for. With so many options and with alternative sizes available, we are sure you will love making the most of your Belgravia Log Cabin, even if you decide simply to use it as a place to relax away from it all. 

Features

A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Belgravia is no exception. Shire uses four-way corner joints and interlocking logs of the highest quality as standard. Boasting excellent eco-credentials, the Cabin is constructed from high grade, slow grown Spruce under strict FSC guidance. This timber, grown in the colder climates of Siberia and Scandinavia has a tight grain, less sap and far fewer knots. This gives it extra strength, a much longer life and superior build quality. 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.

Underpinning the outstanding strength of the Cabin is that it has been constructed from individual logs, which provides excellent insulation for the inside. The high quality 14mm thick tongue and groove roof and floor add to the robust feel of the Belgravia, and 34mm x 61mm pressure treated floor bearers ensure a long-lasting building. The Shire draught seal system that is fitted on all external windows and doors provides excellent insulation for the inside, perfect for retaining the heat for those colder months. Optional qualtity Celotex roof and floor insulation can also be included as part of this service. You can opt for 14mm double glazing that adds even more insulation. The doors can be locked securely using the mortise lock and 2 keys are provided, giving you peace of mind when leaving items inside.

Why Others Tell Us They Love the Belgravia

Customers tell us that they choose the Belgravia for its contemporary appearance, offering something a little different from a traditional style. The spacious interior features a generous amount of headroom so you are comfortable when inside. Drip bars above the windows and doors help divert the rain away from the log cabin and the slight overhang of the pent roof provides shelter and shade when you choose to be outdoors. One large window and double door allow for fresh air to circulate as well as letting in natural light. The double doors also make it easier to place larger items such as garden furniture in your log cabin. As a finishing touch, the Belgravia has thick roof beams and skirting boards that adds a cosy feeling to your log cabin.

Base

We recommend that log cabins are sited on pre-laid, level, solid and dry ground, with a foundation of hardcore, compacted, and concrete to give a stable and even footing for your cabin to sit on. You can request 'Guidelines for Preparing a Concrete Base' through our 'Contact Us' Section. This log cabin is supplied with comprehensive fitting instructions and fixings provided. Two people are required to build.

Optional Assembly Service

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. The Belgravia, 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.

Creating a stylish log cabin with our Protek Paints

All Shire Log Cabins are supplied untreated. You must apply a wood treatment to the exterior. Shire recommends Protek Royal Exterior wood treatment, available from elbec in many different colours.  You can add your personal touch by painting your log cabin in many of the fantastic colours. This will protect the timber from weathering, making it last longer. The timber treatment will need to be repeated in line with the manufacturer's instructions.  Protek Royal paint is available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Belgravia look exactly how you want while adding extra protection to the timber. Whether you love bold, bright colours or a more natural wood finish, Protek has a colour to suit any taste. Take a look at the Protek range by clicking here

About Shire

Established in 1945, Shire is the country's leading, and one of the oldest established, manufacturers of garden buildings. Shire benefits from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech, through which Shire discharges 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, a 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 Belgravia 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. 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. 

Please note: The image used is the 10 x 10 Belgravia Log Cabin.  All Shire products are supplied unpainted. Some images may show the product painted and/or decorated with accessories/furnishings. This is for display purposes only. Your order will not be delivered with any of the accessories/furnishings shown.

Key Features

  • FREE Delivery to UK Mainland*
  • Made from high grade slow grown Spruce timber
  • Available in 28mm, 34mm, and 44mm Log thicknesses
  • Shire Draught Seal System included on all external windows and doors
  • Drip bars above windows and doors
  • The roof and floor are made from thick tongue and groove timber
  • 34mm x 61mm Pressure treated floor bearers
  • Secure and wide opening double doors
  • Stylish pent roof with a slight overhang
  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • All buildings are made to order and are built and designed in the UK
  • Delivered flat packed with comprehensive instructions
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber
  • Optional felt roof tiles can add an impressive finish to the cabin
  • Optional 14mm double glazing
  • Option to have your log cabin installed by our professional team of fitters

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.

Booking Delivery
By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

Upon Delivery
Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 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 are hand-balled off by the driver.

We would recommend against arranging for a third party to install the building before it's been delivered and checked that all parts are present, as we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs.


Installation option
If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer 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 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.

Belgravia 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.

8G x 12 (2.39m x 3.59m) Shire Belgravia Log Cabin (28mm Logs to 44mm Logs)

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Description Information

The 8 x 12 Shire Belgravia is an attractive log cabin that is ideal for creating a home office or an area to relax. The key features include:

  • Attractive exterior that features a pent roof
  • Constructed with high-quality logs that are 28mm in thickness
  • Wide-opening double doors and large opening window allowing for fresh air
  • Doors can be securely locked with a mortise lock and key

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