Cabin Installation Service
We provide a full installation and delivery service for our log cabins, but if you like a bit of DIY or are trying to keep costs down many of our cabins are available as a self-assembly kit option.
If you have bought your cabin as a supply only option from one of our associated suppliers, an independent supplier, or from our DIY range, we can assemble those as well.
Please call to confirm our availability before you order.
DIY Cabin Installation Procedure
- Assess the proposed location of the cabin making note of:
- Firmness of ground
- Is ground level
2. Mark out area
3. Install foundation, footings, sleepers, ground screws etc.
4. Once cabin delivered, check out parts against parts list. Many of the parts are the same so we lay out/stack them into individual piles in roughly the order of assembly.
5. Assemble the base pieces and make sure it is square and level, this is very important. It is possible to assemble the walls of the cabin off level and not quite square and find out the roof won’t fit, then you will need to start over.
6. Start assembling the cabin as per the enclosed instructions.
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For external treatments, you can choose from many brands but we have found Sadolin or Sikkens to be excellent. Although these are two of the more expensive paints we find that they are worth the extra money.
Criteria for your Log Cabin Treatment
- It must be a weather protector rather than a paint.
- It must be a waterproof
- It must have a least a small pigment of colour to provide a filter against the sun.
- It must be of high quality, for joinery applications e.g front doors, windows, conservatories etc
There are many low-quality stains available for sheds, fences, garden furniture etc, that do not provide the correct weatherproofing needed for a log cabin. We have found that the most common paints available have actually performed the worst, leaving cabins unprotected, swollen with damp corners problems with sticking doors and windows.
It is always best practice to apply the treatment by brush and ensure that each coat is worked deep into the joint, particularly at the corners and between the logs.
Make sure all faces and edges of doors and windows are also protected. For the internal treatment, we would recommend an all-purpose preservative (normally a clear varnish to retain the light pine appearance)
Due to Scottish weather, it may also be necessary to apply some Silicone sealer to certain parts of the cabin. This can occasionally be necessary even if the cabin is well built and treated.