Richard

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: https://www.tuin.co.uk/blog/ 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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  • Fixings needed with Log Cabins

    All our log cabins come with a pack of nails and felt roof clout nails. It will also come with door and window furniture and the relevant screws to fit these.Generally no other fixings are needed f...

  • Independent Installers / Fitters / Contractors

    We can recommend self employed installers / fitter that we work with closely, these installers / fitters are often a great deal cheaper than our own installation service. Highly Recommended Install...

  • Swapping windows into parallel walls

    You are correct, the left and right wall can be swapped so the window is in the opposite wall than that pictured.You can also rotate the front wall so the door is on the left hand side of that wall...

  • Width of Damp Proof Course

    A minimum of 100mm DPC is required to go under a foundation beam, however, using 150mm allows for variance and overlap with the damp proof membrane if being used inside the cabin, on top of the bas...

  • Number Of Base Pads Needed

    When it comes to finding out how many of our timber base pads you might need for our log cabins.. it is actually very difficult for us to provide you with an answer i'm sorry to say as it really do...

  • Shepherd Hut Roof Insulation

    There is no real right or wrong answer to this and it is of course dependant on roof material used. For both felt and shingles in is better to apply the insulation (flexible foil type) to the outs...

  • Short of Roof Shingles?

    We try to supply a good amount of shingles, generally there should be at least a half pack left over following installation. Occasionally a mistake may have been made either by us or in the install...

  • 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...

  • Composite Foundation Beam Advice

    If you are using the composite beams then it is best to stick to the footprint size, this will then give you a nice lip over the base and this then acts as a drip, there will be zero chance of wate...

  • Left over pieces

    At the end of an install of your log cabin you can expect to have pieces of timber left over. Often there are packing pieces and a spare log is sometimes supplied. You may also find other parts you...