I have lots of experience across virtually every supplier and manufacturer of log cabins having been involved in the industry for nearly twenty years. I write a blog here: where I try to offer lots of tips and advice. I have been working with Tuin since it started on 2005 and can offer a lot of help and advice if you need it.

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  • Floor Joist Installation

    Should floor joists should be fixed to the foundation beams?   I will always fix the floor joists, I do this because it hold them in place after I have set them and stop me kicking or moving them a...

  • Plastic Purlin Joints

    On larger length log cabins it is necessary to join the purlins.  Brown plastic pieces to joint the purlins These purlins will be shown on the plans   More Information Answers to most questions ...

  • Celotex Insulation and Joists

    Celotex is very load bearing so it will take the weight of the floor boards and imposed loads. You will though still need to use the joists to hold the floor in position. If you find there is a gap...

  • Door Lock Removal

    Attached is how to remove a lock.   More Information Answers to most questions can also be found by typing into the search bar in the widget or our info center or please contact us to help you fur...

  • Base Sealing

    It is important that the base is sealed to prevent water ingress, if the base is smooth this is normally sealed by its nature. However, if you have a tamped base a seal will need to be made by the ...

  • Disassemble a Log Cabin

    All log cabin can be taken down once installed, we do this every year when we have to replace obsolete show buildings. Taking down a cabin is literally the reverse of putting them up. It is though ...

  • Installation Prices

    We offer an installation / fitting service: Tuin fitting service the price does vary according to the size of your building and location. Generally a 3 x 3m cabin is a one day install. Over this si...

  • Securing the Bottom Log to the Foundation Beam

    It is a good idea to screw the first / bottom log to the foundation beam. This helps with your installation by securing the structure and also to square the building.  We do not supply these long s...

  • Starting Your Pyramid Roof

    Starting the pyramid roof on a log cabin such as the Dainiel, Ingrid, or any cabin with a pyramid roof is pretty straightforward and can be built however you feel it is easier. It is up to you whic...

  • White Window Handle Fitting

    The screws can be accessed by rotating the cover plate.