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Posted 16th Oct 2018
Forest Garden Melbury 44mm Log Cabin 13ft 1" x 9ft 8" (4.0 x 3.0 m)

I have been looking around for a log cabin and this one popped up in my email. I've heard really good reviews about the Costco customer service and am thinking about taking the plunge at what seems to be an exceptional price.

This Forest Garden Melbury Log Cabin is a contemporary and stylish structure with a light and airy interior. Manufactured from high quality 44mm interlocking logs, it features three large double glazed windows, one of which is opening plus two which are non-opening. It also has a large double glazed double door. The floor is constructed from 28 mm tongue and groove boards, while the roof is constructed from 19 mm tongue and groove boards covered in green mineral felt. This cabin is ideal as a home office, summerhouse or garden retreat.

Specification

1 x double glazed opening side window
2 x double glazed non-opening front windows
Double glazed double door
Cabin material: 44 mm FSC certified Nordic Spruce interlocking machined logs
Roof material: 19 mm tongue and groove boards covered in green mineral felt
Floor material: 28 mm tongue and groove boards
Eaves height: 215 cm
Dimensions: H 250 x W 400 x D 300 cm
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Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for you or recommend builders local to you , I built ours and insulated the roof(insulate the roof between the boards and shingles so u dont get any dampness and use longer clout nails for the shingles )and floor with 50mm Kingspan and it's been through one winter already and still looks as good as new Tuin deco

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Edited by: "esq3585" 16th Oct 2018
Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main light , works a treat. Last image is the Kingspan under the shingles, also ran a damp proof breathable membrane in the roof under the Kingspan just as an extra waterproofing measure. Also make sure you leave around an inch gap above the window and door frames behind the facing boards for expansion and contraction otherwise your cabin walls will start to open up around the frames in the summer. Not a major issue as they close back up in the winter as the wood naturally takes on moisture .
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Edited by: "esq3585" 16th Oct 2018
esq358516/10/2018 21:06

Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main …Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main light , works a treat. Last image is the Kingspan under the shingles, also ran a damp proof breathable membrane in the roof under the Kingspan just as an extra waterproofing measure. Also make sure you leave around an inch gap above the window and door frames behind the facing boards for expansion and contraction otherwise your cabin walls will start to open up around the frames in the summer. Not a major issue as they close back up in the winter as the wood naturally takes on moisture .[Image] [Image] [Image]


Nice build, I purchased the Rose cabin from them, amazing service

tuin.co.uk/Ros…tml

Didn't insulate the roof however did think about it and doing it between the beams on the inside. Put Kingspan 50mm under the flooring though so that's helped a bit.

Neighbour and I bought and built together so made life a lot easier, we previously had a joined shed so we both decided to knock it down at once.

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4 x 5m strip lights down the beams all controlled by Alexa


Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 17th Oct 2018
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Looks awesome. No chance would I be able to put it up tho! Would end up looking like a tree house
good deal , but for me cold (i upvoted anyway), i have been searching for log cabin, but as i am limited to max. 1.8 - 2m deep, there is literally no cabin above 4-5meter wide by 2m. , i dont understand is there a technical difficulty but it should be easy to customise, whenever i call one of those log cabin campanies, they always say , we can not manufacture less than 3 meter. sorry. but why???
for example, no 2m by 5m. or 1,8m by 6m.
Edited by: "shopar_artiz" 16th Oct 2018
Its like mini Misc forum revival here!
shopar_artiz16/10/2018 12:26

good deal , but for me cold (i upvoted anyway), i have been searching for …good deal , but for me cold (i upvoted anyway), i have been searching for log cabin, but as i am limited to max. 1.8 - 2m deep, there is literally no cabin above 4-5meter wide by 2m. , i dont understand is there a technical difficulty but it should be easy to customise, whenever i call one of those log cabin campanies, they always say , we can not manufacture less than 3 meter. sorry. but why???for example, no 2m by 5m. or 1,8m by 6m.



Probably because the log cabbin companies are just importers not manufacturers. The cabbins are usually mass produced in factoires in other parts of Europe. At least thats what I was told by the company that supplied a log cabbin to my parents.
This cabin looks like it'll be seriously cold in winter. Thin walls and no insulation.
How would you keep this place warm?
Any suggestion for insulated?
I think it looks Great Can't afford it but I like it
caevv16/10/2018 13:23

Any suggestion for insulated?


If your going to insulate it, you may as well build something bespoke and clad the outside for a similar effect, and probably cheaper to boot.

I would use;
kingspan k5 - two layers of 60mm-
buy seconds off ebay for approx £400
plasterboard
Skim.
But your going to then have to deal with all the window reveals etc, and what about the floor? not to mention it will have lost its log cabin feel interior...
cpg16/10/2018 12:56

Probably because the log cabbin companies are just importers not …Probably because the log cabbin companies are just importers not manufacturers. The cabbins are usually mass produced in factoires in other parts of Europe. At least thats what I was told by the company that supplied a log cabbin to my parents.


thanks, thats what they all say, but out of hundreds of different sizes and tens of brands, why there is no narrow but long cabins? would no one need a shed/cabin in narrow but long shape at all?
Why is this a deal? Where is the price comparison?
royy16/10/2018 14:47

Log fire


Not going to be any good for an office then or children’s play area as they advertise
I have one very similar to this and I can confirm that it becomes cold during the winters. However, there is always ways to tickle the problems.

Here is my solution;
-I laid cardboards on the floor and put wool carpets on top of them.
-On the ceiling, I used reflective aluminum bubble wraps to keep the warm air inside.
-Without an electric heater the cabin won't heat itself so I used a 1200w heater which was enough for the entire winter.

I hope this gives an idea...
paulcheetham16/10/2018 15:04

Not going to be any good for an office then or children’s play area as t …Not going to be any good for an office then or children’s play area as they advertise


I really was joking
royy3 m ago

I really was joking


Lol I thought so, but the only other thing I can’t of is an heater - but they take double the energy of an air conditioner
paulcheetham16/10/2018 13:15

How would you keep this place warm?


Build a brick outer skin, reinforce the roof and tile. Fill gaps with insulating material.
gordo19641 h, 23 m ago

Build a brick outer skin, reinforce the roof and tile. Fill gaps with …Build a brick outer skin, reinforce the roof and tile. Fill gaps with insulating material.


Simples. If your name is Bob.
44mm is a bit small
Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for you or recommend builders local to you , I built ours and insulated the roof(insulate the roof between the boards and shingles so u dont get any dampness and use longer clout nails for the shingles )and floor with 50mm Kingspan and it's been through one winter already and still looks as good as new Tuin deco

35649507-RaD7D.jpg35649507-shKsY.jpg

Edited by: "esq3585" 16th Oct 2018
Bogac_Ozgen4 h, 53 m ago

I have one very similar to this and I can confirm that it becomes cold …I have one very similar to this and I can confirm that it becomes cold during the winters. However, there is always ways to tickle the problems. Here is my solution; -I laid cardboards on the floor and put wool carpets on top of them. -On the ceiling, I used reflective aluminum bubble wraps to keep the warm air inside. -Without an electric heater the cabin won't heat itself so I used a 1200w heater which was enough for the entire winter.I hope this gives an idea...


Problems tickled then. Hippy days....
Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main light , works a treat. Last image is the Kingspan under the shingles, also ran a damp proof breathable membrane in the roof under the Kingspan just as an extra waterproofing measure. Also make sure you leave around an inch gap above the window and door frames behind the facing boards for expansion and contraction otherwise your cabin walls will start to open up around the frames in the summer. Not a major issue as they close back up in the winter as the wood naturally takes on moisture .
35652409-y6X1G.jpg35652409-7tqmR.jpg35652409-9LvV2.jpg

Edited by: "esq3585" 16th Oct 2018
esq358523 m ago

Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main …Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main light , works a treat. Last image is the Kingspan under the shingles, also ran a damp proof breathable membrane in the roof under the Kingspan just as an extra waterproofing measure. Also make sure you leave around an inch gap above the window and door frames behind the facing boards for expansion and contraction otherwise your cabin walls will start to open up around the frames in the summer. Not a major issue as they close back up in the winter as the wood naturally takes on moisture .[Image] [Image] [Image]


Perfect man cave. Looks good
shopar_artiz10 h, 28 m ago

good deal , but for me cold (i upvoted anyway), i have been searching for …good deal , but for me cold (i upvoted anyway), i have been searching for log cabin, but as i am limited to max. 1.8 - 2m deep, there is literally no cabin above 4-5meter wide by 2m. , i dont understand is there a technical difficulty but it should be easy to customise, whenever i call one of those log cabin campanies, they always say , we can not manufacture less than 3 meter. sorry. but why???for example, no 2m by 5m. or 1,8m by 6m.



rotunda.co.uk/ these do bigger sizes
esq358513 h, 25 m ago

Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for …Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for you or recommend builders local to you , I built ours and insulated the roof(insulate the roof between the boards and shingles so u dont get any dampness and use longer clout nails for the shingles )and floor with 50mm Kingspan and it's been through one winter already and still looks as good as new Tuin deco[Image] [Image]


Thank you for the insight. Tuin Deco have a great offer at the moment so I've decided to go with them. Also the fact that they use spruce timber and shingles was a big factor. Might take me a little longer to put up but definitely looks the part. Thank you for sharing.
They are a great company to deal with, can highly recommend them
Also their timber treatment may seem pricey but it is worth it, dries within 20 mins and gives great coverage
Synesok20 h, 9 m ago

If your going to insulate it, you may as well build something bespoke and …If your going to insulate it, you may as well build something bespoke and clad the outside for a similar effect, and probably cheaper to boot. I would use;kingspan k5 - two layers of 60mm- buy seconds off ebay for approx £400plasterboard Skim. But your going to then have to deal with all the window reveals etc, and what about the floor? not to mention it will have lost its log cabin feel interior...


True, at this point you might as well just build something with cavity walls and clad the interior with logs
*Shed.
esq358516/10/2018 21:06

Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main …Also used under cabinet lighting strip across the centre beam for the main light , works a treat. Last image is the Kingspan under the shingles, also ran a damp proof breathable membrane in the roof under the Kingspan just as an extra waterproofing measure. Also make sure you leave around an inch gap above the window and door frames behind the facing boards for expansion and contraction otherwise your cabin walls will start to open up around the frames in the summer. Not a major issue as they close back up in the winter as the wood naturally takes on moisture .[Image] [Image] [Image]


Nice build, I purchased the Rose cabin from them, amazing service

tuin.co.uk/Ros…tml

Didn't insulate the roof however did think about it and doing it between the beams on the inside. Put Kingspan 50mm under the flooring though so that's helped a bit.

Neighbour and I bought and built together so made life a lot easier, we previously had a joined shed so we both decided to knock it down at once.

35658567-vRBIR.jpg35658567-Rs8Ur.jpg

4 x 5m strip lights down the beams all controlled by Alexa


Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 17th Oct 2018
The servants will be pleased!It’s an upgrade on their shipping container.
tuin.co.uk have some excellent log cabins at very, very good prices.
Do you need planning permission for this?
It always baffles me how a few planks of wood can cost almost £2400?
esq358516/10/2018 18:12

Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for …Can highly recommend this company for log cabins , they even build it for you or recommend builders local to you , I built ours and insulated the roof(insulate the roof between the boards and shingles so u dont get any dampness and use longer clout nails for the shingles )and floor with 50mm Kingspan and it's been through one winter already and still looks as good as new Tuin deco[Image] [Image]


Looks nice, does your get a little damp in corners after driving rain in wind?
leanback16/10/2018 13:05

This cabin looks like it'll be seriously cold in winter. Thin walls and no …This cabin looks like it'll be seriously cold in winter. Thin walls and no insulation.


44mm is enough, I have mine over a concrete pad, then raised on paving blocks.

4x2 laminated subframe as floor, 50mm celotex, VCL, 19mm original t&g flooring, laminate underlay then 12mm wickes laminate.

Roof is 19mm t&g, VCL, 50mm celotex, 18mm ply, Edpm.

It's chill when you go in but 1 or 2 hours from oil radiator and its ok, but I'm work in mine so always moving about.
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