Our timber Log Cabins can be anything you want them to be; Man Cave, She Shed, Office space, garden gym, summerhouse, home cinema or party central. The only limitation is your imagination. What will you turn yours into?
A log cabin is the most multi-functional garden building on the market. Create an extra room in your house without having to extend your home. You can convert your log cabin into the ultimate man cave, the perfect set-up for your new business venture, a play area for the kids or just a chill out room - the choice is yours!
Our log cabins are a great addition for you to make the most out of your home! Be the hostess with the mostess and have the best garden in the neighbourhood.
When you choose a Dunster House log cabin UK, you choose superior quality at an affordable price. Our designs meet elegant simplicity and enticing comfort with unrivalled versatility of use.
Whether you’re looking for a garden room to entertain friends and family, a hobby room, your very own man cave or simply extra space for your growing business disguised as a garden office. Our garden houses boast a rich variety of styles that will satisfy all your needs.
All our UK log cabins for sale include free delivery, pressure treated floor bearers, 19mm roof and floor and toughened glass as standard.
Log Cabin Offices
A log cabin can also be a great place to work, manage your work-life balance and reduce your morning commute to a few seconds and arrive with your coffee still warm. Separate your work and home life, and get the best of both worlds! Our log cabins UK and dedicated garden offices have high-security doors and windows that can only be removed from inside, thus your important documents or valuable equipment will be well protected and insurable.
Log Cabin Summerhouses
Our wide selection of modern log cabins and traditional summer houses will have you craving for your own space in the garden.
Choose between log cabin summerhouses filled with windows and shapes to fit all kinds of gardens. Such as a corner, rectangular and square. However, if you’re more contemporary you may fancy a modern log cabin summerhouse in a chalet or pent roof style.
Let your space and personal taste be the guides to your final selection.
Multi-room Log Cabins
If you’re looking to make the most of your log cabin, opt for a multiple room log cabin. Our multi-room log cabins come in various styles and options, offering you the ultimate customisation experience.
You can separate your log cabin to create different work, relaxation and storage areas using diving wall options, our multi-room log cabin range or choose our L shaped log cabins with pre-existing dividing walls as part of the design.
Our versatile multi-room log cabins will give you the flexibility to use them however you need. They are perfect if you’re looking to use them for leisure, storage or as an office. You can set the rooms out exactly how you need them without the expenses of a house extension.
Imagine having your own bar in the garden. This is your own time to spend the way you want to, so grab a brew, put on the music and make yourself comfortable! We have a huge range of outdoor buildings, and though they all feel tall and spacious, most of them are under 2.5m in height, which means you don’t require planning permission to build your bar where you want.
No need for a designated driver anymore! Not only can you choose the music and the guests, but it is also really useful for family and social events. Want to invite the entire extended family for a birthday celebration? Or a noisy New Year’s Eve party? Now you will have the space at last, without having to move a stick of furniture!
Enjoy the match rowdily with your mates, or settle down to savour an epic movie with your widescreen TV and full surround sound. We offer a range of garden log cabins that fit this role. The internally-beaded windows and 4 point locking system on our doors mean you can rest assured your valuable audio-visual gear is safe and sound all year round!
Log Cabins Sheds
Our log cabin sheds are ideal if you are in need of some extra storage on the side. Combine your luxury log cabin with a variety of side stores that are sure to please all tastes and needs. Store your essentials in a place that’s easy to retrieve them from. Whether it’s your lawn mower, motorbike, bicycles, garden tools or even to shelter your mobility scooter, rest assured your belongings will sit in a safe place right next to your garden building.
Wouldn’t it be nice to provide a space where older children can safely, hang out with siblings or school friends, play some indoor sports or video games (that you control)? Or enjoy some quality family time with a games night every week. Ping Pong balls and pool tables are no match for our 4mm Toughened glass! A games room in your garden will provide hours of entertainment for both children and adults alike.
We have a wide range of garden log cabins for sale to meet all your fitness needs. Whether novice or semi-professional, we have the perfect heavy-duty log cabin size for you and they all come with a 19mm floor as standard. Air vents disperse condensation and friction stays on the windows provide instant and comfortable ventilation you can control. When it comes to the smell of sweat, you don’t necessarily want “what happens in the garden gym to stay in the garden gym!”
Sometimes we just want a change of scenery without having to leave the house. Create your own garden lounge, giving you multiple options to relax inside your home or outside in your garden log cabin.
Simply transform the log cabin into a cosy space where you can dive into a book, escape from day to day responsibilities and enjoy the beauty of the garden. Add a snug sofa, heater, entertainment system and more! Personalise the log cabin lounge to suit your lounging requirements.
With such crazy, hectic lifestyles we miss out on doing what we enjoy most. Whether you love arts and crafts, music, baking or gaming. Why not create a space dedicated to what you love doing. Utilise the space in the garden with a multi room cabin or a small den for you to enjoy your favourite pastimes.
If your garden cabin contains your workshop, you want it to be as tough and hard-working as you are. Our windows and doors are made of 4mm toughened glass and come in single or double glazed options. The internally-beaded windows and handle locks with keys mean your valuable equipment and tools are safe and sound.
Beauty Cabins/She Sheds
A beauty cabin is also a popular log cabin use. It is essentially a dedicated space for all things beauty related at the back of your garden. Cut out rental costs and start up your very own business in the comfort of your own garden. Running a beauty business from your home gives you full control. Book in as many clients as you want, invite them at timings that suit your lifestyle and enjoy what you do best all from your home! Whether you love all things hair, or all things nails and make-up a garden log cabin will provide you with the perfect structure for your business. Fully insulated options for year round use, 4 -point locking system for advanced security, and customisable to suit the needs of your business.
Slow Grown Spruce Timber Log Cabins
All log cabins are made from high quality slow grown spruce timber, rather than a mixed timber or cheaper materials like pine. Slow grown spruce is known to be more dense, durable and stable as it expands and contracts less than pine. The stability of the spruce timber minimises the amount of gaps that will appear throughout all four seasons.
Slow grown spruce have properties far more superior than alternate materials. It is a lot more resilient to warps and splits, there are far less knots and doesn’t produce as much sap.
Mixing timbers will be less aesthetically pleasing on the eye, as the cabin walls will be a combination of colours. Spruce timber is whitewood giving the overall finished product a crisp, neat and uniformed look.
Apex Roof Log Cabins
An apex roof log cabin is a traditional style of cabin that has a roof similar to a house. There are two slopes, which both meet in the middle, therefore making the middle the highest point of the building. Apex roofed cabins stand loud and proud, due to the centre point being so prominent. Position the log cabin at the bottom of the garden, in the heart of it within a corner. The apex roof will not allow it to be hidden meaning there is every opportunity to show it off.
Pent Roof Log Cabins
Pent roof log cabins are sleek, compact and modern. The neat, tidy finish of the one sided sloping roof gives the log cabin a luxurious classy feel. Locate the pent roof cabin under a nestle of trees, against a wall or fence. This style of cabin is easier to tuck away, which is ideal if you are looking for a flush, clean finish.
Transform that awkward section of your garden with an affordable solution that doesn’t require planning permission. A corner log cabin will give you the extra space you need to expand your living space without expensive house extensions. Gain that additional space you want without overcrowding your garden. Corner cabins tuck away so well in any garden corner nestled under some greenery.
Insulated Log Cabins
If you intend to use your log cabin all year round, opt-in for an insulated log cabin. Add insulation to your log cabin or choose one of our fully insulated log cabins.
Add floor and roof insulation to your choice of log cabin as an extra. The 25mm thick polyisocyanurate which easily sandwiches between the floor and roof boards.
Alternatively, our Warmalog insulated log cabins are an innovative concept with 62mm sandwich of timber and polyisocyanurate. Their U-Value is equivalent to 110mm wall thickness. An ideal option for any weather, keeping the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
With triple tongue and groove logs and double glazed windows that come as standard will contribute to keeping the room cosy for you and your loved ones to enjoy all year round. .
Our insulation options are quick and easy to install into your log cabin and help promote heat retention. Thus saving you on your heating bills. We always supply polyisocyanurate insulation, a far better insulation than Rockwool or polystyrene. Even NASA uses it!
Side Store Cabins
Gain extra additional space when choosing the perfect log cabin with the side store cabins. Simply get the exact style of cabin you want with a smaller unit attached to the side which can be used for storing garden equipment, furniture or any other storage requirements. Access the side store via its single door that comes with a secure locking system similar to the industry leading 4-point locking system that comes with the main cabin.
Log Cabin Gazebo
Get the best of both worlds with a log cabin gazebo. Wine and dine no matter what the weather is. Crank up the BBQ under the gazebo shelter and cosy up in the garden room which can be transformed into a pub shed, lounge or bar! Alternatively, dine inside the cabin and introduce a luxurious hot tub under the gazebo to really spice up the garden. A Log Cabin Gazebos adds a unique touch to the garden and will certainly bring the corner to life with fun, entertainment and excitement.
Log Cabin Base
In preparation for the arrival of the garden log cabin it is vital to prepare a foundation that the garden building is going to sit on. There are many different types of bases that the log cabin sits on. Depending on the style you want to achieve will determine what base to opt for.
Choose a location for the log cabin that is not going to cause the garden or log cabin any harm in the long run. Placing a log cabin under trees will cause leaves and debris to get stuck within the roof and guttering system requiring regular maintenance. Therefore an open air space will be perfect. Whether the cabin is going to sit at the centre of the garden or tucked away snug within the corner it is important to adhere to planning permission rules and building regulations.
When choosing a base the most key thing to remember is that it must be flat, level and square.
The easiest, most reliable base is a concrete foundation, as this can assure stability, and longevity.
Paving slabs is an option that will provide the log cabin with a sturdy, secure base but bring an element of design to the garden.
Decking is a common option amongst many, particularly when looking to add a seating area outside the room.
Alternatively, RapidGrid System is a cost effective, time saving foundation that can be laid in no time. It is made up of weed control membrane and high quality plastic grids.
Check our helpful guide on How to Build a Log Cabin Base.
Log Cabin Roof Protection
Protect the roof of the log cabin with super felt or bitumen shingles. Shielding the roof boards from the natural elements is incredibly vital, therefore felting the roof is key when installing the log cabin. No matter whether the log cabin has a pent, apex or chalet style roof it still requires protection.
Applying felt to the log cabin roof is one of the key elements, however one of the easiest things to do. Undertaking this task once the log cabin is erect is quick, easy and can be done efficiently - use our step by step guide to help you.
In the instruction manual there are detailed, pictorial instructions which can be used alongside the guide to ensure the felt is applied correctly. The other option is shingles which comes from fibre based bitumen.
Follow our video tutorial on how to lay shingles.
Maintain Your Log Cabin
To ensure your log cabin has a prolonged life, it’s crucial that you take the correct measures to maintain it properly.
Our experts recommend choosing the right treatment for your garden cabin and that you treat it as soon as it’s built. At Dunster House, we offer a variety of wall preservatives that are solvent and water-based. In addition to selecting the best log cabin treatment, it’s also important that you re-apply treatment when required. This will depend on the log cabin preservative you have chosen.
Furthermore, creating an environment that aids moisture control is an important element in maintaining your garden log cabin. Make sure measures are in place for the roof, floor, foundations and surrounding drainage to help shake off extra moisture and prevent rot, fungal and insect infestations.
At Dunster House we use pressure treated floor bearers to protect the lowest part of the building. We use a large pressure treatment tank that forces the treatment deep into the timber at high pressure. Due to this effective process, we offer our customers a genuine 10 year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on the bearers.
Don’t forget, your log cabin is made of timber, a natural product that will contrast and expand according to the UK’s unpredictable weather. Once the cabin is erected, there will be a period of “settling” as the wood reacts and adjusts to the surrounding climate. Splits and cracks may occur over time but that shouldn’t compromise the quality and integrity of your garden building.
The use of interlocking tongue and groove timber in our log cabins help with the strength and stability of the walls as well as the natural expansion and contrast of the timber.
For more information, take a look at our how to maintain your log cabin guide.
Log Cabin Wall Thickness
Our log cabins are available in a range of wall thicknesses; 28mm, 45mm and 62mm (Insulated) which is equivalent to 110mm U-Value.
U-Values provide a measure of heat loss found within building materials used for walls, floors and roofs. If you intend to use your cabin all-year-round - rather than seasonally - you should choose as thick a wall as possible, to maximise the insulation.
To allow you to compare options we quote the U-Values of the walls below.
Our 28mm walls are almost 50% bigger than a 19mm wall and are ideal for larger buildings for seasonal use. (U-Value 2.59 w/m2 K)
Our 45mm walls contain over 60% more wood than a 28mm wall and are ideal for use all-year-round. (U-Value 1.93 w/m2 k)
Our 62mm walls are a triple tongue and groove sandwich of timber and polyisocyanurate insulation. This achieves a U-Value equivalent to 110mm walls. (U-Value 0.59w/m2 K)
Head over to our U-Values guide for more information.
Planning Permission For Garden Buildings
You may have found exactly what you’re looking for, a log cabin to your exact taste and measurements. That’s great! However, before placing an order for your wooden garden building, it’s important to familiarise yourself with any planning permissions or building regulations that may apply in your area.
The good news is that most of our log cabins don’t require planning permission. This is due to our unique designs that utilise the maximum width and height available to us. Thus giving you as much space as possible, without the need to opt for tall log cabins.
Although we have a wide range of under 2.5m log cabins, some exceptions may still apply. Hence it’s vital that you check whether you’ll need planning permission or not.
To make it easier for you we created a quick step Planning Permission questionnaire to help you determine whether you’ll need planning permission.
Head over to our Planning Permission Quiz and the official government site for more info on building regulations
Please Note: This is an introductory guide for Dunster House garden buildings only and not a definitive source of legal information.
Log Cabins For Sale
If you’re looking for a log cabin to buy, make sure you do your research. This is because log cabin kits come in all shapes and sizes to fit all budgets. You may be looking for a small log cabin if you’re restrained for space. Likewise you may be looking for a large log cabin if you’re aiming for a multipurpose space or have a large garden.
Whatever your budget, garden space, personal taste and style, if you are looking to buy a cabin we are confident that you will find what you’re looking for in our massive range of log cabins kits. If you’re looking for the best garden outbuilding you’ve come to the best.
As UK’s No.1 Log Cabin Company, our garden outbuildings are without a doubt the best quality and value for money you will find, anywhere.
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DIY Log Cabins
Dunster House Log Cabins are made from quality spruce timber, which have less knots and hold less sap. To ensure that we provide quality, we do not use a mix of wood, unlike some competitors. The timber is slow grown spruce, making your log cabin more durable, sturdy with less cracks appearing.
All our log cabins are designed for self-assembly, which come with very detailed pictorial instructions, alongside video tutorials that you can view online. We include all our fixings and fixtures with our log cabins. This comes at no extra cost to you, as we just want to ensure ease when constructing your log cabin.
When building a Dunster House Log Cabin you don’t need to worry about being outfaced by the task at hand. The notched logs interlock easily into one another, and our windows all come pre-assembled. Erecting a log cabin, you don’t need to be an expert at DIY, however if you feel slightly apprehensive to do the construction a local carpenter or handyman will be able to install it for you.
We take pride in all our products and have designed our log cabin range with different garden styles in mind. All our log cabins come with fully pressure treated floor bearers, meaning they are very low maintenance.
The windows and doors are all supplied and come preassembled, meaning you don’t have to put them together, you just simply need to slot them in. If you wish to add a little character to your windows, they do come with stylish georgian bars, however this is completely optional.