8G x 14 (2.39m x 4.19m) Shire Solway Log Cabin (28mm to 70mm Logs)

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Shire Solway Log Cabin

8G x 14 (2.39m x 4.19m) Shire Solway Log Cabin (28mm to 70mm Logs)

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            The 8 x 14 Shire Solway Log Cabin is a practical and versatile garden building that will provide you with valuable storage or work space while looking fantastic in any garden. Easily turned into a business or hobbyist workshop, a useful extra storage space, or both, the Solway has proved an extremely popular log cabin.

            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 work or spend your leisure time in comfort all year round.

            Ways to Make the Most of Your Solway Log Cabin

            There are plenty of ways to make the most out of your Solway Log Cabin. As a stylish workshop that will allow you to pursue your hobbies or set up a business from home, there are few better options that match a log cabin for practicality, usability and value. You can also rest assured that downing tools in the winter months can become a thing of the past. The Solway’s interior is well insulated from the elements, meaning that you really can use it all year round in comfort. As the weather turns warmer, the two large opening windows allow plenty of airflow through your cabin, ensuring that it will remain a cool, breezy and comfortable space to work or relax. The 8 x 14 would be perfect for solving a variety of storage problems in your home. Whether you need the extra space for bikes, kid’s toys, outdoor furniture or simply storage for overspill from your garage, this log cabin could be the solution. Of course, you may have leisure pursuits in mind, in which case the Solway could provide you with space for a home gym or simply a cosy place to relax and unwind in the attractive surroundings of your garden. Whatever use you have in mind, and with larger or custom sized cabins available in the range, we are confident that a Solway Log Cabin will be a valuable addition to any garden. 

            Why Others Tell Us They Love the Solway

            I’m sure most would agree that many garden buildings, while they may be practical, won’t be winning awards for their beauty any time soon. When other sheds, workshops or garages might prove to be a bit of an eyesore in your garden, the Solway combines being a practical and versatile work or storage space while maintaining a stunning, traditional log cabin look. The sturdy double doors open wide to make taking even larger tools, materials and stored items in and out as straightforward as possible. The opening windows are large and attractive, allowing in plenty of natural light. This makes the inside feel bright and open. The handcrafted joinery on the windows gives a touch of quality that you will struggle to find on any garden building not supplied by Shire. The generous roof height adds to the spacious feeling of the interior, which is finished neatly with quality skirting boards and thick roof beams. This all comes together to make spending time inside, be it for work or leisure, a real pleasure. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their log cabins, which look fantastic in any style or 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 Solway look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber. Whether you prefer bold, bright colours or more subtle, natural wood tones, Protek really do have a paint to suit any taste.


            A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Solway is certainly 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 Solway Log Cabin. With Shire’s draught seal system fitted on all external windows and doors, you are sure to be snug when inside. The Shire Solway Log Cabin is made from logs that are 28mm in thickness. Our customers often choose 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, especially if they intend to use it as a workshop for business purposes. You will also receive an upgraded roof, floor and joists when upgrading. Opting for optional double glazed windows is another great way to improve the cabin’s year-round usability. Quality floor and roof insulation using Celotex is also available as an optional extra so you can make the most of your log cabin whatever the weather. At the time of assembly, you can choose which side you would like the windows, giving you extra flexibility to adapt the log cabin to your garden. 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 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.

            Range of Customisations Options

            At elbec, we offer a wide range of customisation options on all our Shire log cabins to help give you your perfect cabin. Why not upgrade the log wall thickness of your cabin for a space that is well insulated and suitable for all outside conditions? 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 Solway 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 useful side storage space to your cabin, ideal if you need the existing cabin space for a workshop, 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 at the top. The 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 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 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 Solway 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 footprint of 2390mmG (Door Side) x 2990mm (8'G x 10') Shire Solway Log Cabin with optional felt green felt roof tiles (please be aware that the felt roof tile design has now changed). 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 doors shown are located on the 8ft 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.



            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.


            Standard Specifications for the Shire Solway Log Cabin

            The Table below shows the specification for the Shire Solway Log Cabin in 28, 34, 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 door side for the Solway Log Cabin. These log cabins are supplied untreated.

            Product Name:
            8G x 14 (2.39m x 4.19m) Shire Solway Log Cabin (28mm to 70mm Logs)
            Footprint External Base Depth:**
            4.19m (13'9")
            Footprint External Base Front Width:**
            2.39mG (7'10")
            Footprint Internal Base Depth:**
            28mm Logs - 3.94m (12'11")
            34mm Logs - 3.93m (12'10")
            44mm Logs - 3.91m (12'10")
            70mm Logs - 3.86m (12'8")
            Footprint Internal Base Width:**
            28mm Logs - 2.14mG (7'0")
            34mm Logs - 2.13mG (7'0")
            44mm Logs - 2.11mG (6'11")
            70mm Logs - 2.06mG (6'9")
            Front Roof Overhang:
            Side Roof Overhang:
            Height to Eaves:
            2.10m (6'11")
            Height to Ridge:
            2.50m (8'2")
            Floor Included:
            Floor Thickness:
            28mm Logs - 14mm Tongue and Groove
            34mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            44mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            70mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            Floor Bearers:
            38mm x 63mm - Pressure Treated
            Roof Thickness:
            28mm Logs - 14mm Tongue and Groove
            34mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            44mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            70mm Logs - 19mm Tongue and Groove
            Roof Joists:
            28mm Logs - 44mm x 70mm
            34mm Logs - 40mm x 120mm
            44mm Logs - 40mm x 120mm
            70mm Logs - 40mm x 120mm
            Treatment Type:
            Supplied Untreated
            Recommended Treatment:
            Protek Range (please click here)
            Window and Door Joinery:
            44mm x 58mm
            Double Door (located on the 8ft Front Width)
            Door Height:
            1.88m (6'2")
            Door Width:
            1.50m (4'11")
            Number of Window(s):
            2 Opening Windows (located on the 14ft Depth)
            Window Glazing:
            3mm Horticultural Glass
            Window Height:
            0.98m (3'3")
            Window Width:
            1.23m (4'0")
            Door and Window Reversible:
            Positioning of Window Hinges:
            Hinged Top
            Roofing Felt:
            Roof Felt Weight (approx):
            28mm Logs - 2Kg per sq.m
            34mm Logs - 3.8Kg per sq.m
            44mm Logs - 3.8Kg per sq.m
            70mm Logs - 3.8Kg per sq.m
            Roofing Felt Tiles (Black, Green or Red):
            Upgrade to Toughened Glass:
            Upgrade to Double Glazing:
            Additional Side Window:
            Quote Available Upon Request
            Window Boxes:
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Manufacturer's Product Code:
            Shire Garden Buildings
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom
            Made to Measure Service Available:
            Click to View Alternative Sizes:
            8x10, 8x12, 10x10, 10x12, 10x14, 12x10, 12x14, 12x16

            ** 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.


            To illustrate the dimensions for this log cabin, the footprint shown below relates to the 2390mmG x 2990mm (8'G (Door Side) x 10') 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 2390G x 2990mm (8G x 10') model the door/front width is the 8ft 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)
            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)


            The 8 x 14 Shire Solway Log Cabin provides you with a great, multifunctional space that is ideal for extra outdoor storage or for use as a business or hobbyist’s workshop. The ultimate garden shed, the key features of this fantastic log cabin include:

            • Neat and eye-catching exterior with an elegant finish provided by interlocking corner logs

            • Large, attractive opening windows which can be located on whichever side best suits your garden

            • Unbeatable construction quality you can rely on from a Shire Log Cabin

            • Range of customisation options and made to measure sizes available as part of our bespoke service

            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.
            • Solid timber lockable double doors for a secure entrance.
            • The 2 side windows can either be located on the left hand side or right hand side so you can get the log cabin just right for you.
            • Glass is used so you can rely on the clarity of your windows 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
            • 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.

            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 Solway 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), add an annexe, 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: