Forest Garden Chiltern 34mm Log Cabin 13ft 1" x 9ft 8" (4.0 x 3.0 m) - Installed - £2999.89 @ Costco
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Forest Garden Chiltern 34mm Log Cabin 13ft 1" x 9ft 8" (4.0 x 3.0 m) - Installed - £2999.89 @ Costco

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Found 10th May 2016
I was looking for a Garden Office to avoid the huge cost of Garage conversion and found this at Costco. It has double glazed windows and doors, and will be installed. All you need is to have a base prepared for the office.

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This Forest Garden Chiltern Log Cabin is an elegant structure with a light and spacious interior. Manufactured from high quality 34mm interlocking logs, it features four large double glazed windows, two of which are non-opening, plus two tilt and turn opening windows. The double glazed door has a mortice lock for security and peace of mind. The floor and roof are both constructed from 19 mm tongue and groove boards, with the roof covered in green felt shingles. This cabin is ideal as a home office, summerhouse or garden retreat.

Specification

2 x double glazed tilt and turn opening windows
2 x double glazed non-opening windows
Double door with mortice lock
Cabin material: 34 mm FSC certified interlocking machined logs
Eaves height: 210 cm
Roof material: 19 mm tongue and groove boards with green felt shingle covering
Floor material: 19 mm tongue and groove boards
Eaves height: 210 cm
Dimensions: H 254 x W 400 x D 300 cm
Specifications

Installation Included: Yes
Pre-treated Wood: No
Brand: Forest Garden
Brand: Forest Garden
Double Glazing: Yes
Product Dimensions: H 254 x W 400 x D 300 cm
Assembly Time: Installed
Roof Material: 19 mm Tongue and groove boards
Wood Type: Nordic Spruce
Double Doors: Yes
Log Thickness: 34 mm
- See more at: costco.co.uk/vie…622
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Can I live in it?
qwerta369

Can I live in it?



I'm sure if you agree a rental rate OP will let you live in theirs! X)
Edited by: "msmyth" 10th May 2016
It doesnt come flat pack?
Check this out and google the company / owner you won't get better.
ebay.co.uk/itm…792
Buy two sheds and super glue together
qwerta369

Can I live in it?


I think you need planning permission if you want to use it as a bedroom. However, if you question is whether it is warm enough, i think with double glazing it should be pretty decent.
verysleepy

Check this out and google the company / owner you won't get better. … Check this out and google the company / owner you won't get better. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252318749792



These seems more like a summer house. Good value, but wont be usable in winters.
This guy has some good advice on log cabins -tuin.co.uk/blo…hy/
msmyth

I'm sure if you agree a rental rate OP will let you live in theirs! X):D

Thats a good idea for a business. Attaching a toilet, and renting it out for 500 quid a month in London. Trust me really good idea :P Obviously, you have to be wary of the council enforcement police
aabb007

I think you need planning permission if you want to use it as a bedroom. … I think you need planning permission if you want to use it as a bedroom. However, if you question is whether it is warm enough, i think with double glazing it should be pretty decent.


Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then yes ... But if it is to be used as part of original dwelling the 'use' would not need permission as your property already has C3 use. However it could still require planning permission due to size, previous extensions, position in relation to highway, whether in conservation area etc. Check out planning portal for advice.
Edited by: "mattgrant" 10th May 2016
verysleepy

Check this out and google the company / owner you won't get better. … Check this out and google the company / owner you won't get better. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252318749792



​Good deal but not very handy if you live around the south coast.
centaurandrew

This guy has some good advice on log cabins … This guy has some good advice on log cabins -http://www.tuin.co.uk/blog/double-glazing-in-log-cabins-why/


Agreed. I have decided to go ahead since getting a garage conversion is almost 15k. This is something I can take wherever I want or sell it when I move.
Made of 19mm untreated pine. Good luck with that. X)
mattgrant

Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then … Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then yes ... But if it is to be used as part of original dwelling the 'use' would not need permission as your property already has C3 use. However it could still require planning permission due to size, previous extensions, position in relation to highway, whether in conservation area etc. Check out planning portal for advice.



Is it a double garage? A conversion should not cost more than 6k
en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…uce

Because this species has no insect or decay resistance qualities after logging, it is generally recommended for construction purposes as indoor use only (ex. indoor drywall framing). Spruce wood, when left outside cannot be expected to last more than 12–18 months depending on the type of climate it is exposed to.
Roger_Irrelevant

Made of 19mm untreated pine. Good luck with that. X)



A lick of creosote mixed with engine oil and it'll be fine.

Either that or use a proper timber like larch.
aabb007

These seems more like a summer house. Good value, but wont be usable in … These seems more like a summer house. Good value, but wont be usable in winters.



Add internal skin and insulation as I did nice and warm with small heater..!!
Heat added, can't go wrong with Costco for quality and warranty.

Also don't forget 2% cashback for Executive Membership cardholders
Your going spend 3k on a shed to avoid the huge cost of converting a garage? If you saw (no pun intended ) how simply they prefabricated these things (perhaps there's a youtube video). You might consider building your own. The one in the picture doesn't look like it would be very warm in the winter. It wouldn't be hard to improve upon the design, and make it fit your needs better.
3 grand is a lot to pay on a shed that will have rotted away inside 5 years.
Painterz1

3 grand is a lot to pay on a shed that will have rotted away inside 5 … 3 grand is a lot to pay on a shed that will have rotted away inside 5 years.


If you treat it properly, it wont rot
mattgrant

Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then … Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then yes ... But if it is to be used as part of original dwelling the 'use' would not need permission as your property already has C3 use. However it could still require planning permission due to size, previous extensions, position in relation to highway, whether in conservation area etc. Check out planning portal for advice.



I have actually been trying to get a shed for some time. Have had a chat with a number of sellers. Based on the info, a Garden shed would not require a planning permission. For small gardens, this could be a problem.
mattgrant

Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then … Rubbish! If you were trying to use it as a separate dwelling unit then yes ... But if it is to be used as part of original dwelling the 'use' would not need permission as your property already has C3 use. However it could still require planning permission due to size, previous extensions, position in relation to highway, whether in conservation area etc. Check out planning portal for advice.


Depending on the circumstances it may or may not need planning permission, but it would certainly need building control approval if used as a dwelling. There is no way that this could be made to comply with the regulations at a sensible cost (I've built a timber house, so I have some considerable experience in this).
I suspect the quip about living in it was not a serious one, but the answer would be: not really.
Link to the shed on the suppliers site. The video is amusingly bad. :-)

Looks like no wall insulation and needs painting to protect.

forestgarden.co.uk/sho….0m
verysleepy

Add internal skin and insulation as I did nice and warm with small … Add internal skin and insulation as I did nice and warm with small heater..!!


Heat added
Roger_Irrelevant

Made of 19mm untreated pine. Good luck with that. X)



that is the roof and floor. It says the cabin itself is 34mm logs

not saying that is any better just that it isn't all 19mm
qwerta369

Can I live in it?


Yes. Yes you can.
Edited by: "zomg" 11th May 2016
Probably easier and cheaper to covert a 20' second hand container or buy a second-hand mobile home
Spiders..
Hduk pointless deals...
factor in £400 for concrete base and £200 for basic electrics. shed will definitely require insulation of sorts to prevent it from becoming too hot in summer and too cold in winter with the provision of a small heater.
I believe the included cost for assembly to be quite high
I wouldn't touch this because Costco will subcontract the assembly, so if there are any problems, the following will happen:

The assemblers will blame the base that you prepared and the shed that Costco supplied.

Costco will blame the the assemblers they subcontracted and the base that you prepared.

Either buy an unassembled one for less money, and assemble yourself or pay a trusted handyman. Or find a shed company and get them to do the lot for you, including the base.

I also think to be a year round office, a log cabin will need some decent insulation all round in addition to double glazing.
to be honest, if you aren't shy of a bit of work, you could do this a lot cheaper yourself.
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Painterz1

3 grand is a lot to pay on a shed that will have rotted away inside 5 … 3 grand is a lot to pay on a shed that will have rotted away inside 5 years.



Wow, you sound like an expert. Has anyone spoke to this guy?
Funnily enough the installation is not of great value other than saving a bit of time as these things just slot together. Creating a sturdy level base is more complicated than slotting the 'cabin' together.
thelight1974

to be honest, if you aren't shy of a bit of work, you could do this a lot … to be honest, if you aren't shy of a bit of work, you could do this a lot cheaper yourself.



I'm looking to build something like this in my back garden for my daughter, do you have any links for plans etc chap? Thanks
kennypowers2012

factor in £400 for concrete base and £200 for basic electrics. shed will d … factor in £400 for concrete base and £200 for basic electrics. shed will definitely require insulation of sorts to prevent it from becoming too hot in summer and too cold in winter with the provision of a small heater. I believe the included cost for assembly to be quite high



And don't forget the cost to treat the wood. Mine is similar in size and I pre treated it before construction with 3 coats of preservative then painted in when built. Took f******g ages and ages and cost £150 in materials. I think if you don't treat it it will rot v.quickly.
jasee

Probably easier and cheaper to covert a 20' second hand container or buy … Probably easier and cheaper to covert a 20' second hand container or buy a second-hand mobile home


Now that is a good idea: buy a second hand caravan to live in, your neighbours will think a traveler's site has been established and property prices will plummet. Buy all the nearby properties at knock down prices, then get rid of the caravan, rottweilers and scrap metal pile, property prices will quickly recover and you can make a killing selling the houses you bought cheaply...
That would be a really good UK hot deal!
Edited by: "othen" 11th May 2016
othen

Now that is a good idea: buy a second hand caravan to live in, your … Now that is a good idea: buy a second hand caravan to live in, your neighbours will think a traveler's site has been established and property prices will plummet. Buy all the nearby properties at knock down prices, then get rid of the caravan, rottweilers and scrap metal pile, property prices will quickly recover and you can make a killing selling the houses you bought cheaply...That would be a really good UK hot deal!


Sounds a great idea!
Lots of people were I live (in the country) seem to have caravans/mobile homes which they seem to use for temporary accomodation, office space etc.
Travellers sites pop up everywhere
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