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8 x 8 Shire Peckover Log Cabin

Detailed Specification

Standard Specifications for the 8G x 8 Shire Peckover Log Cabin 19mm Logs

The Table below shows the specification for the 8 x 8 Shire Peckover Log Cabin in 19mm 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 front width for the Peckover Log Cabin. These log cabins are supplied untreated.

Product Name: 8G x 8 (2.39m x 2.39m) Shire Peckover Log Cabin (19mm Logs)
Footprint External Base (Front Width x Depth)* 2390mm x 2390mm (7'10" x 7'10")
Footprint Internal Base (Front Width x Depth)
2152mm x 2152mm (7'1" x 7'1")
Front Roof Overhang: 100mm
Side Roof Overhang: 100mm
Height to Eaves: 1.9m (6'3")
Height to Ridge: 2.25m (7'4")
Floor Included: Yes
Floor Thickness: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34 x 61mm Pressure Treated
Roof Thickness: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: 44mm x 70mm
Window and Door Joinery: 34mm x 58mm
Door: Single Door (located on the front width)
Door (Height x Width): 2.0m(H) x 0.8m(W) (6'7" x 2'7")
Number of Windows: 1 Opening Window (located on the front width)
Window Glazing: Toughened Glass
Window (Height x Width): 1.26m(H) x 0.70m(W) (4'2" x 2'4")
Door and Window Reversible: Yes
Positioning of Window Hinges: Left hand side, or at the top
Roofing Felt: Yes (Green Mineral Felt)
Roof Felt Weight per sq.m (approx): Information currently unavailable
Roofing Felt Tiles (Black, Green or Red): Not available
Upgrade to Toughened Glass: Supplied as standard
Upgrade to Double Glazing: Not available
Additional Side Window: Not available
Window Boxes: Not available
Terrace: Not available
Verandah: Not available
Assembly: Optional
Other Sizes Available: 7x7 and 9x9
Bespoke and Made to Measure Service Available: Not available
EAN Number: 5060490133249
Manufacturer's Guarantee: 10 Year Anti-rot
Manufacturer: Shire

 

* Excludes Roof Overhang

Description

The 8 x 8 Peckover Log Cabin from Shire offers unbeatable value for money while still providing all the top quality features you expect from a Shire log cabin. Boasting a simple yet attractive and modern appearance, it is a popular log cabin design that suits a range of budgets and tastes.

At elbec, we are confident that our log cabins are the perfect way to make the most of your unused garden space while providing a wonderful spot to relax in comfort all year round.

Ways to Make the Most of Your Peckover Log Cabin

The Peckover Log Cabin gives you a fantastic way to add extra, usable indoor space to your home while allowing you to enjoy your garden. The bright and airy interior makes for a lovely place to spend your spare time and as a picturesque spot to relax for two, it is hard to beat a log cabin. The tranquil setting of the Peckover is simply delightful on any day of the year. Whether you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or even somewhere you can concentrate on work, you are certain to find the atmosphere enjoyable. You may even be looking for a space in which you can pursue your hobbies. If that is the case, the Peckover would also make a fantastic art studio or music practice room, just to give some examples. With the extra space afforded by the 8 x 8, you may even consider using it as an exercise room or a yoga studio. Plus, by throwing open the door 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. Whatever you want to do with the space and whenever you want to use it, you are sure to love spending time in your new log cabin.

Why Others Tell Us They Love the Peckover

The simple yet attractive, modern design and compact footprint, not to mention the fact that it is suitable for almost any budget, are the key features that draw customers to the Peckover. It also boasts straight-edged log ends instead of the more traditional, profiled log ends you see on most log cabins. This gives it a unique and sleek appearance that appeals to customers looking for a traditional-looking cabin with a slight, modern twist. The ¾ glazed door and ¾ length window also allow in plenty of natural light to make the interior feel bright and airy. With generous headroom and sturdy roof beams inside, you have a spacious and open indoor space that is neatly finished with quality skirting boards. This makes it a real pleasure spending time in your cabin. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their log cabins, which 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 Peckover look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber.

Features

The Peckover has a number of fantastic features that you will struggle to find on alternative log cabins in this price bracket. 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 Peckover Log Cabin. It is delivered with thick interlocking logs of the highest quality and robust, heavy duty roofing felt, so you can rest assured that you will be nicely sealed away from the elements and snug when inside. With a 12mm tongue and groove roof and floor, you get excellent protection from damp, rot and weathering as well as a floor that can manage heavy loads. The Peckover also boasts toughened glass windows as standard, a premium feature that you would normally have to pay extra for. These features all combine to ensure that your log cabin will stand up to the test of time. With a Mortise lock and key door, (key included) you can feel safe leaving items overnight in your cabin. The handcrafted joinery on the windows and doors is a real sign of quality, and you will struggle to find this feature on any log cabin that isn’t produced by Shire. 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 having our dedicated professionals assemble your log cabin quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included and construct it yourself.

About the Timber

You will be impressed by Shire's use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber building starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used. 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 products is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers. 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 is 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 garden buildings in the UK.

About your Log Cabin Order

If you think a Shire Peckover Log Cabin is perfect for you, have a look at our FAQs 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.

Feel free to email us to discuss our full range of 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. Though if there is a particular garden building you would like to see, we recommend contacting us in advance to find out if we have it, or one similar, on site.

The Peckover is supplied with 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.

All Shire Log Cabins are supplied untreated. You must apply a wood treatment to the exterior. Shire recommends Protek Royal Exterior wood finish, 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

  • Sourced from the finest siberian timber and manufactured with the latest machines in the UK
  • Straight-edged log ends instead of traditional profiled ones
  • ¾ length opening window
  • ¾ length glazed door
  • Door lockable with mortise lock and key
  • High quality 19mm thick interlocking logs as standard
  • Thick tongue and groove timber roof and floor
  • Pressure treated floor bearers
  • One opening glass joinery window (Can be fitted to either side)
  • Delivered with all fittings, heavy duty roofing felt and instructions for self assembly
  • FSC certified timber
  • Free UK delivery*

Delivery

ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE AND ARE FLAT PACKED READY FOR ASSEMBLY

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: These are big log cabins with very heavy panels and as such will not fit through a house or a garage with standard doors. You must ensure that you have adequate access to take the shed to site. If on delivery you find that the shed is too big for your access and cannot accept delivery you will be charged a collection fee.

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 kerbside 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 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.

About your Shire Order

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This Shire product is built to order. If you cancel your order at any time after production has commenced you will be liable for the cost of work in progress to date of cancellation. If you cancel an order after it has been despatched you will be liable for the cost of the building and the cost of return unless in the unlikely event the building is faulty.

If you miss the delivery of your order you will incur a re-delivery charge as we have met our original delivery obligation with our first attempted delivery. If this is the case we will of course notify you, prior to the re-delivery, of any charges that apply. For further information and clarification please contact our sales team prior to placing your order on 0115 965 9900 or email us through our Contact Us section.

Peckover FAQs

Log Cabin Frequently Asked Questions:

What size log cabin do I need?
We would always recommend that your decision making is based on the biggest log cabin you can afford.  It will of course need to fit in the space you have allocated without any restrictions.  You will find that just like a house, you will always find use for the space.  Of course size and space  will come down to what you will potentially use the Log Cabin for ie Office, Games Room, Hobby Room, Spill-Over Guest Room or for Dining.  We also have Log Cabins with multi rooms.  We offer a service where you can dictate your own size, location of doors/windows and the optional features you want.

What should I consider when choosing a location for my log cabin? 
Unlike some Log Cabins with Shire Log Cabins you actually build the cabin from the inside but you will need enough room to be able to treat the external walls. We would therefore recommend that your log cabin should ideally have a clear space of at least 18' wide on all sides, if possible. We know that this can sometimes be an issue and therefore a reduced clearance is often possible on one or two sides. When considering your space around your log cabin (particularly where there are space constraints) remember to allow for any roof overhang. You should also clear the area of any nearby shrubs and trees and remember to allow for future growth. If possible a sheltered position is better.

Do Shire Import their Log Cabins?
No!  
Shire Log Cabins are not imported they are machined logged here in the UK.  There are many advantages to this not withstanding the logs will fit together first time which is not always the case for imported log cabins.  First of all in the unlikely event of needing parts these are readily available and you would not have to wait weeks for replacement parts as you would if the log cabin was imported.  Secondly as they are built in the UK any technical advice you may need is also readily available.

Do I need Planning Permission for a Log Cabin?
Buildings 2.5m and below generally do not require planning permission as a Log Cabin is classed as a temporary building but we would recommend that you check with your local authority as to the regulations for your area.  Log Cabins over 2.5m and within 2 metres of a bourdary will require planning permission.

What is the best way to prepare a base for my Log Cabin?
All log cabins require a well prepared, solid, flat, level base to ensure a long lasting and stable installation.  Paving slabs (built on hardcore) or concrete make ideal bases for Log Cabins. A solid concrete base is more permanent but is more expensive but it does provide an excellent base for a larger log cabin. Paving slabs are more practical and cost effective and we would recommend this type of base for a smaller log cabin. The base can be level with the ground but should have a fall of 1 in 50 to ensure water run-off.

What tools do I need to build my Log Cabin?
Good quality DIY hand tools, such as:
- Drills  
- Hammer
- Screwdrivers
- Level
- Stepladder
- Tape measure
- Saw
- Ball of String (to check the diagonals)

Please Note:  The only cutting which is required on a Shire Log Cabin is the final roof, floorboards, eaves edgings, skirting boards, felt and where applicable the verandah posts.

Does the Log Cabin need to be treated?
Log Cabins are supplied untreated.  We explain in the section below the reasons for this.  However as it is untreated it will enable you to decorate and finish it to your own individual style and taste. Please Note: the bearers are pre-treated with pressure treatment therefore any wood that comes into contact with the ground is powerfully treated to prevent against decay and insect infestation.

It is advised that you treat your log cabin when it has been constructed and treat the external walls periodically after that in order to maintain and prolong the life and beauty of your log cabin. We would also recommend the maintenance of doors and window hinges that you regularly oil these to ensure a continued smooth operation.

Why don't you pre-treat  Log Cabins?
Log cabin timber is kiln dried- a process that reduces moisture content. This drying ensures that all wood is reasonably sized and capable of locking together tightly and securely. 
If timber was to be pre-treated for customers, the rigidly sized pieces of wood would have to be coated with preservative at this stage of production. Each piece would absorb varying amounts of treatment and drying times would be inconsistent. This process would expand to different sizes and this movement would prevent the interlocking log walls from fitting together tightly and securely, if at all.

Do you offer an Installation Service?
Yes. We offer an installation service throughout the majority of the UK mainland.  Please call our Sales Team on our Freephone Number 0800 019 3865 for a quote.

How is the delivery of my log cabin arranged?
The delivery company will contact you a few days prior to delivery to arrange a convenient delivery date with you. Access is required for a large lorry.  This is a kerbside delivery.

How easy are Shire Log Cabins to assemble?
You will not need to be a DIY professional to put up a Shire log cabin. Comprehensive, accurate and extremely easy to follow assembly instructions are supplied. They show exactly where every component fits and the majority of individual components are coded to match the instructions. However, if you feel that you need a little advice or just have a couple of questions to ask, you can call  us on: 0115 965 9900 or via e-mail at customercare@elbec.co.uk and our experienced team will be happy to help.

Can I insulate my log cabin?
The floor and roof of our log cabins can be easily insulated. There are many insulated sheets on the market suitable for insulating your cabin.  We recommend using batons on the wall with a slot at one end to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood.  We also offer 11mm thick double glazing. 

Can I have electricity in my log cabin?
Although providing an electricity supply to a log cabin is normally a straightforward task, for safety reasons we recommend that you consult an approved electrician first. Since January 1st 2005 all electrical work must be completed in accordance with IEE wiring regulations and BS 7671. Notifiable work must be either notified directly to the local building control department or completed by an operator who is approved under the Part P Electrical Competent Person Scheme.

8G x 8 (2.39m x 2.39m) Shire Peckover Log Cabin (19mm Logs)

Product code - 10250057

Our Price £783.99
rrp £928.99
you save £145.00

in stock10-15 Working Days.

The 8 x 8 Shire Peckover Log Cabin represents fantastic value for money while still providing the high quality you would expect of a shire log cabin. The key features of this attractive, contemporary design include:

  • Straight-edged log ends giving a sleek, distinctive and contemporary appearance

  • Features a ¾ length opening window and a ¾ length glazed single door that features a mortise lock and key for security

  • Compact footprint making it ideal for a wide range of garden sizes

  • High construction quality that you can rely on from a Shire garden building

Free Delivery exceptions may apply

Usually delivered within: 10-15 Working Days.

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

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