Astwood log cabins are made to order in Shropshire, UK by a family run company who pride themselves on our quality and attention to detail. We have put together some standard packages for sale on our web site but these designs are just examples of the vast range of options you can choose from. If you require Solid or half glass doors instead of the full glazing we have included please let us know. If you wish for a single door in lieu of a double or you wish for different window quantities, styles or positions please let us know. As the choices are vast we are unable to show all the options so if you have something specific in mind please do not hesitate in telling us and we will quote for this for you.
Included in this Package: 70mm Log Cabin Wall Logs, 20mm roof boards, 27mm floor boards and 1x set of Double fully glazed doors and 2x full height windows . (more windoes and doors can be added for an additional cost.)
You have a choice of 44mm or 70mm thick interlock wall logs on your Astwood log cabin.
Our wall logs have a double tongue and groove profile for extra strength. The wall logs are locked securely together in the corners of the log cabin by the interlock system we use. This makes a solid and wind proof structure.
The thickness provides strength to the structure and natural insulation which will keep the inside of the your cabin at an ambient temperature.
44mm wall logs are suitable for most sizes and styles of log cabin. They are sturdier over longer spans than thinner logs. They are fine to use for home offices etc but they should not be used for residential log cabins.
70mm wall logs are suitable for most sizes and styles of log cabin. Although they are thicker than 44mm wall logs they are still not really suitable for residential log cabins. 70mm wall logs have to be cut from the top of the tree so they are rarer and we cannot be so choosy. 70mm wall logs usually have more shakes (small splits) in them.
44mm wall logs can be straight cut or chamfered at the ends.
70mm log cabin wall logs are always straight cut at the ends.
Joinery Made Log Cabin Doors & Windows
Our log cabin windows and doors are joinery made to a high specification. The components are machined using the latest tooling and they are finished off by hand by our skilled craftsmen. The locks and handles we use are the same as the ones you might find on the uPVC windows and doors in your home.
Our log cabin windows feature:
2 point locking espagnolette lock with mushroom keeps
Friction stays to hold the window open
Lockable handle to fit espagnolette lock
Rubber seal to help prevent water ingress
24mm double glazed units
Our log cabin doors feature:
3 pieces of wood laminated together to prevent twisting and warping
3 point multi locks with keeps fitted in the top, centre and bottom of the frame (single door) or slave door (double door)
Door handle to fit multi lock (flips up like your house door)
Cylinder mechanism for handle/multi lock
Adjustable hinges which can be altered if there is any timber movement
Push bolt catch at top and bottom of slave door (double doors)
Rubber seal to help prevent water ingress
24mm double glazed units.
Our floor boards are 20mm thick and have a single tongue and groove profile which helps them fit together securely.
At 20mm they are thick and strong enough to support the roofing material, usually roof shingles.
The tongue and groove profile makes them easy to fit together on the roof and allows for the expansion and contraction of the wood in the different seasons.
The underside, which will be visible inside the log cabin, has a small decorative chamfer to both edges.
27mm Log Cabin Floor Boards
Our floor boards are 27m thick single tongue and groove with expansion gaps on the underside.
A thicker floor is sturdier and will hold more weight, important if you are putting furniture or other heavy items inside. There should be less bounce as you walk across it compared to thinner floors.
The tongue and groove design helps the floor boards to fit together securely.
The expansion gaps on the back of the floor boards are very important. All the wood in your log cabin will expand and contract in the different seasons and temperatures, this is perfectly natural. If a floor board doesn’t have expansion grooves, when it expands and it cannot move any further because it is pushing on the other floor boards and the walls, it will push upwards and make the floor uneven. The expansion gaps allow the log cabin floor boards to expand further without pushing upwards.In some cases we can try to reduce the height of log cabins over 2.5m high by offering lower doors, lower pitched roofs, heat on felt instead of etc. The options available and the heights that can be achieved depend on the size and style of the log cabin. In some cases it is not possible to reduce the height of the log cabin without compromising its design features and/or structural integrity.
All measurements are based on technical drawings and may vary slightly in real life. If the measurements of the log cabin is important to your project please contact us for further information. Other options available include lining and insulation for the roof and floor and Clear dip treatemtn for the cabin so you di not have to preserve the building when it first arrives.