You’re looking at the ultimate log cabin with features that far exceed anything the competition can produce. What makes us stand out is the unbeatable quality, unique designs and features that are all included as standard, which you won’t find elsewhere.
Anything else just isn’t a Dunster!
Domestic Style Door Locking System
Your security is of the upmost importance to us. You have invested your precious time, thought and money into creating your perfect cabin, therefore we want to ensure your valuables are as safe as they would be inside your own home.
Our doors feature an industry leading domestic standard 4-point locking system consisting of mushroom-headed espagnolettes which slide in opposite directions as well as a 6-pin Euro cylinder, which has been tested to BSEN 1303:2005 classification. Making it difficult for intruders to break in and steal your precious belongings.
Most companies will use a cheap and simple 2-point locking system. For us it’s a no brainer – why would you compromise your security when we offer the best on the market!
Real Glass, Not Plastic
Unlike most log cabin companies that fit their products with either plastic glazing such as styrene, acrylic and Perspex or shed-spec glass alternatives such as 3mm horticultural glass we don’t. We break the mould by only using 4mm toughened glass, as we feel this is the most durable and secure in comparison to the rest – trust us, we’ve tested it.
During our rigorous testing, we found that toughened glass was harder to scratch, harder to break and safer to clear up when our brick eventual broke through. It’s clear to see that our 4mm toughened glass is the best choice for any outdoor building.
Our 28mm log cabins come with single glazing as standard, which consists of a single pane of 4mm toughened glass, able to repel stray footballs. Whereas our 45mm log cabins come with 24mm double glazing included at no extra cost. Our 24mm double glazed sealed unit comprises of two, 4mm single glazed panes of toughened glass on either side of an aluminium spacer bar, designed to absorb any excess moisture within the sealed unit.
All our sealed units conform to BS EN 1279 standards. This standard covers the requirements for insulating glass units, including thermal and sound insulation. The sealed units are tested to show that they will not suffer from any form of condensation within the unit.
Quite simply we don’t believe in compromising on quality!
10 YEAR PRESSURE TREATED GUARANTEE
Other companies claim that they offer a 10 year Guarantee on their untreated timber. If you read the small print, you'll find that these Guarantees are pointless. They cover the cabin against rot and insect infestation only if you, the customer, treat the cabin every year with a good quality preservative. Why are these Companies offering a Guarantee for something that you are going to have to do yourself? How could you prove you had treated it if you tried to make a claim? We don't offer pointless Guarantees. We guarantee that our pressure treated timber and our galvanised metal will last for 10 years without yearly labour from you.
SLOW-GROWN SPRUCE, not cheap pine
Unlike our competitors, we only use high-quality spruce timber in our garden log cabins rather than cheap pine or mixed timber. Why do we use slow grown spruce rather than the much cheaper knotty pine alternatives?
Spruce is considered more stable as it expands and contracts less than pine. This stability means that the spruce walls of our garden buildings minimise gaps appearing as the timber changes along with the weather. We responsibly source all our timber, where it grows slowly in the cold northern regions. We all know the old adage of counting the rings to see how old a tree is, well our timber grows slower, and takes longer to get to size meaning it has more rings in it. This means it has a tighter grain, and each ring helps prevent cracks and shakes appearing in the densely packed timber.
Our garden buildings really are built to last therefore we use only the highest quality, slow-grown spruce. Spruce is much more resilient to warps and splits compared to its cheaper alternative pine. Being a whitewood, it doesn’t discolour anywhere near as much as pine so it is also much more aesthetically pleasing for a log cabin. Considered more stable, less knotty and resinous than pine, spruce will also produce a lot less sap. It is also less dense meaning it is not as susceptible to mould and rot.
Many manufacturers use a mix of timber saving them money. They will buy the lowest cost timber and then mix these up during production, often using finger joints. Ending up with a cabin, where the walls are a mix of pine (redwood) and spruce (whitewood). Not only does the log cabin then look comical, with stripy walls of different timbers, but this just shows a lack of pride about the finished product.
PRESSURE TREATED FLOOR BEARERS
All of our garden buildings have pressure treated bearers as standard. As they are exposed to the damp, cold ground. This treatment will prevent them from rot, decay and insect infestation for up to 10 years. Due to this costly but effective process, we can offer our customers a genuine 10-year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on the bearers. We only suggest that you apply a good quality water repellent to prolong the longevity of the timber.
Shockingly still some of our competitors offer untreated bearers to keep their costs down. Who wants to have to annually deconstruct and re-treat the bearers each year!
Industry Leading Walkthrough Height
We were the first on the market to provide tall walkthrough height to the UK market. There's no need to 'duck' on the way in through our quality double French doors. With a tall walkthrough height of 6'2" (1.88m) you’re free to move in and out of your cabin concussion free. There are other companies who have tried to copy us but have had to include the doorframe as part of the walkthrough height!
AVOID PLANNING PERMISSION
This building is under 2.5m high. Why does this matter? Under permitted development rights, buildings under 2.5m high can be placed as close as you want to a boundary (eg. a fence line) without planning permission. Buildings that are over 2.5m high need to be placed over 2m away from any boundary (eg. a fence line), which could lead to a lot of wasted space. If you want to find out more about permitted development rights see our planning guide planning guide
ADJUSTABLE FRICTION STAYS
You’ve probably at some point left the window open and it's suddenly started to rain. Usually, this would be an issue for log cabins with normal window hinges as they could rust. However, there’s no need to panic as our expertly joined windows come with our 5-star stainless steel friction stays, typically found on the uPVC windows in your home. This eliminates the needs for the typically found stay arm openers, commonly used on log cabins.
ADJUSTABLE STORM BRACES
Unlike other log cabins on the market ours are supplied as standard, tie the log cabin together and are adjustable. Our adjustable storm braces allow for natural movement of the cabin, which helps prevent gaps appearing between wall logs as the logs settle and move.
Heavy Duty Roof Purlins
Purlins are the horizontal roof beams that are used for structural support in buildings. We use very thick, heavy duty roof purlins to support your cabin. At 140mm x 45mm they are amongst the thickest purlins available on the UK market. Competitors will often use thinner purlins to keep their costs down which means their roofs will not be as strong as ours. Using thinner purlins risks the roof collapsing or sagging during extreme weather – and that’s the last thing anyone wants!
19mm T&G Floor Included As Standard
Our floors come as standard, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. You may by now have noticed that not all log cabin companies are the same. Beware log cabins with untreated floor bearers, which offer no protection against floor level damp penetration. We could make excuses that you may wish to use the patio as a base, as in some European countries, but we are in the UK and our customers expect to get the floor included, after all its an integral part of the building. This doesn’t mean either that we use low grade timber bearers, because as the saying goes, out of sight out of mind!
All of our log cabins are supplied with pressure treated floor bearers and 19mm slow-grown spruce tongue & groove floor boards as standard. It is the perfect material for the job, especially when comparing to cheaper pine and OSB board found in the market. Our floor boards create a strong surface with an attractive appearance.
Subject to how you’re going to use your log cabin, and whether it’s for all year-round use, you should consider adding floor insulation. Heat loss through cold rising up accounts for a lot of discomfort. Our 25mm thick polyurethane insulation can be fitted between the bearers of the cabin prior to putting in the floor boards. This will lower the U-Value of your floor from 2.81 W/m2 K to just 0.77 W/m2 K, saving you money on heating and helping to keep your feet warm in those cold evenings!
19mm T&G Roof Included As Standard
All of our log cabins are supplied with 19mm tongue & groove roof boards as standard. We make our roof from single pieces of slow-grown spruce as this is the perfect material for the job, especially when comparing to alternatives found on the market. Our tongue & groove roof boards are fitted in the same way where each board is slotted into the next, creating a strong surface and attractive ceiling.
Our roof insulation is supplied as panels of 25mm thick polyurethane sheets which are supplied already chemically bonded to MFP boarding. These sheets are very easy to fit to the roof of your cabin, they simply need to be screwed down through the sheet into the roof board below. This giving you a very quick, easy and cost-effective way of lowering the U-value of your roof from 3.49 W/m2 K (for just 19mm roof boards) to a far more efficient 0.76 W/m2 K (19mm roof boards and insulation).
A: A Log Cabin is a garden building constructed using individual lengths of timber (logs), which interlock to form a solid structure. Log Cabins can have numerous uses, such as a garden retreat or garden office, an extra family room, a games room, a music room, a gym … the list is endless.
Our Log Cabins are made from slow-grown spruce
, and feature pressure treated bearers, 4mm toughened glass and domestic locking systems.
How big is this Log Cabin?
A: This Log Cabin’s measurements are: 8.50m (27' 10") x 3.50m (11' 5")
How high is this Log Cabin?
A: It is 2.45m (8' 0") high
How much is this Log Cabin?
A: This product starts from £4,429.99
What base do I need for this Log Cabin?
A: We recommend a flat, level concrete base at least 100mm bigger on each side. e.g. A 4m by 3m building would have a base of 4.2m by 3.2m See more details
Where can I visit you? Do you have a store near me?
A: We have 6 branches across the UK. Click here
to find the nearest one! Please check with us before you visit if you are travelling to see a particular product.
Do I need planning permission for this Log Cabin?
How thick are the walls?
A: This Log Cabin is available in: 28mm, 45mm
A: U-values tell us about the heat loss properties of the material you are measuring. The lower the number, the better insulated the Log Cabin will be. Find out more here
Can the windows be installed on the opposite side of the cabin?
A: The windows can be fitted on either the left or right side of the French doors.
We deliver our products to mainland United Kingdom (England, Wales and Scotland). Some exceptions apply; these are illustrated on the map below.
Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details.
FREE delivery on selected products over £200 to mainland England and Wales.
Green - £19.99 delivery fee on all orders under £200.
Yellow - £59.99 delivery fee.
Orange - £84.99 delivery fee.
Red - We are unable to deliver to these areas.
If you cannot provide an able bodied person to offload the vehicle with the help of our driver, we can provide additional manpower with our Assisted Delivery Service. The driver will arrive with some help to unload the lorry, meaning that you can put your feet up.
We offer this service on all items that are delivered, we do not offer this on our couriered products. Prices for this service can be found on individual products.
Should you require further information on our standard or assisted delivery services, please contact a member of our Sales Team.
Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details.
To ensure the very best quality, we only use slow-grown White Spruce Timber, which is harvested in cold climates to ensure solid, dense log rings. This gives the wood superior strength and longevity, and also a much more consistent colour than the likes of Pine.
Despite the care we take in selecting the very best Timber available, it’s not like predictable brick or cold steel, this natural material has characteristics and quirks unique to every log.
Because our timber logs once fed water and nutrients back and forth from its roots to its leaves, its very nature is to be porous and swell up when it gets wet. Any wooden product will do this throughout its life, but there are a few things you can do to help limit this movement.
1. A great design!
- Don’t worry, we’ve got this one covered. We’re experts when it comes to all things timber, so we have designed our products from the ground up with its natural properties in mind.
2. Water Repellent Treatment.
- How you customise and decorate your product is up to you, however we would recommend that you use an appropriate water repellent treatment. This really helps minimise the amount of moisture that the timber can absorb. Therefore minimising the risk of any major movement.
- (Please note: water repellent treatment is not the same as pressure treatment, which protects against rot and insect infestation, and which we guarantee for 10 Years!)
- Keeping your timber building ventilated is no less important than keeping your house well ventilated. This is especially true if you plan to cover up your floorboards with something (double check with an expert, that the material is suitable to do so), as moisture can become trapped between layers of non-breathable materials and build-up, leading to floors becoming rotten.
4. Regular Seasonal Maintenance.
- Whether you opt to build your product yourself, or have us do it for you, don’t be afraid to tighten the odd bolt here and there. Your product is a life improving investment, so it’s only right to give it some love and care from time to time. Make sure that it’s properly treated before the rainy months, and you make adjustments to doors and window frames, when needed.
Natural Timber Properties
After building your timber product, this natural construction will begin to ‘settle’. This means that you will likely see some natural timber imperfections appear. These types of natural imperfections can include:
- Expansion and Contraction
Please be aware that, as these are natural timber properties they are not considered as defects under our Terms & Conditions (for more information, check out our Ts&Cs here). However, in most cases, these imperfections will not impact the integrity or function of your timber product, and/or can easily be rectified. For advice on how to rectify these and for more support, please get in touch with our Customer Services Team on email@example.com.