Monthly Archives: March 2014

Deluxe Camping Pods 5 Star

Over the years, we at logcabins.lv have tried our best to offer our customers a bespoke service that rivals none. We are lucky to have joined forces with our partners in Switzerland to jointly bring to the market an amazing 5 star Camping Pod Experience.

Most Camping Pods on the market are designed with price in mind; these Camping Pods are designed to be the best of the best! “Sir”.

Insulation values are better than 99.9% of houses, and the workmanship, which went into these Deluxe 5 Star Camping Pods, even tested our skilled craftsman.

With Marble flooring, triple glazed windows, and doors, under floor heating, hard and soft woods, and an amazing amount of electrical appliances, makes these the Best Camping Pods ever made.

Logcabins.lv is known for it’s iconic designs, and its high quality levels.

If you are looking for something that is just not available on the market, something that is way above the normal structures offered, then we are the Girls and Guys to speak with. Please call us, or email us Pods@logcabins.lv

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Deluxe Camping Pods

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Camping Pods 2014

Camping Pods-Glamping Pods 2014

 

Please follow this link to our main page for all camping pod sizes available from logcabins.lv

https://www.logcabins.lv/logcabins/product-range/camping-pod.html

lHi everyone, here are some new photos of our new Camping Pod Village.

Our Pods are available in many different sizes, plus we are able to offer a bespoke service.

Please go to our Website and have a look at all the different models available.

https://www.logcabins.lv/logcabins/product-range/camping-pod.html

Our unique patented design of a Camping Pod, which is seriously far superior to anything else on the market to date, built from Siberian Larch, and manufactured by highly skilled carpenters, are fit for the Kids! Actually, these are for Kids, we had to manufacture each, and every Pod to be Kid proof, where there is blame there is always a claim! This amazing little Pod village, which is no doubt the largest of its kind in the world can be found in Scotland, please give us a call if you would like to have a show around. Camping Pods are nothing new, we have been manufacturing them for almost 4 years, and there is a lot of rubbish on the market place now, so be very careful whom you purchase from. Safety of design should always come before price. If your looking for a camping pod that is built to last, that is made solely for the public, and is manufactured to a very high standard, then our Camping Pods are the ones to purchase. Our Camping Pods are Arctic friendly, yes truck and extreme cold. We now have our Camping Pods circulating on every continent, which we are very proud of. If you are looking for a Camping Pod for your holiday park, please send us an email or give us a Call! logcabins.lv, a Brand you can Trust, do not settle for less!

Our Camping Pods are available in Bespoke Sizes.

Camping Pods 2.4m x 4m ( Standard)

Camping Pods 2.4 x 6m ( Standard)

Camping Pods UK

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Timber Frame Buildings UK 2014

 

Timber Frame Cabins are with out doubt the way forward as more and more people understand the benefits of highly insulated garden type buildings.

Log Cabins have their benefits also, but as the cold sets in, timber frame is solely King for insulation!

Over the years, we have tried at logcabins.lv to design, manufacture, and bring to market cabins-buildings that stir the imagination and put the public into a world of uniqueness but always abiding by our sole principle of Quality, Design, Price.

There are many, many companies on the market that also try to be different, but the thing that sets us apart from them is always price, and quality.

Take for instance our camping pod! We do not sell it super cheap, and we do not manufacture thousands of them, but! Our order book is always full up year to year, as our quality shouts for us, and our amazing price for that quality shouts even louder!

So today we are showing off another design, that no doubt will hit the market over the next few months, and with out doubt land up in someone’s garden with in the year!

If you have any bespoke ideas of your own in timber frame of log cabin, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Alternatively, please send us an email.

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log cabins.lv Videos!!

Log Cabin Videos

Welcome to our Video section, here you will find many different kind of cabins- log cabins videos showing our mills, our machines, our styles and designs.
Logcabins.lv has been manufacturing log cabins and offering them to the public longer than anyone in the market to date.
As you browse from site to site you will notice that many companies have copied our designs, the most noticeable ones are the Twin Skin Log Cabin System, and The Clock House Log Cabin.
Our designs are not just fancy art work, we can manufacture- produce everything we design, and we manufacture our products in the very best of materials,
We do not scrimp on timber to add profit, we believe in Safety, Design and then Price.
Our Timber frame buildings are designed to stand the test of time, they are also designed to be as Eco as possible,
Our new timber frame buildings are way above the new EU Euro 5 code, which means we are leaps and bounds in front of anyone at the moment in the market.
We do not build fancy, tree houses that lose value and cost a fortune, we build/manufacture timber frame units-houses-cabins that will cost less than the rest and will be a an investment, not a loss!
We feel it should be illegal to build a timber frame unit in C16, we also think it should be illegal to actually build the Cabin-House-Park Home-on site from scratch, as this compromises the integrity of the KD timber.
This timber is not treated when it is used for internal stud work, and, as we, all know it rains every other day, and all and any framework should not be subjected to any moist conditions.
Your building should be delivered in finished sections, that are water proofed, most of the time;
Companies do not have enough internal factory space to manufacture panels, which means they do the manufacturing of the panels on site-in your garden- in all weathers- Not Good!
Why buy a laminated-timber frame- cabin from Manufacturers that are based in the Baltic’s, which is so far away,
Its very simple really,
We are sitting on top of the World’s Largest Timber Supply, which enables us to pick the very best Lumber from the deepest part of the forest.
We offer you a building that costs less, but is prepared-manufactured from the very best of timber species (Pine-Spruce-Larch-Alder) on the planet!
Please peruse our YouTube Gallery
Videos of Log Cabins

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Residential Timber Frame Park Homes 2014

Luxury Residential Park Homes 

 

Our New designs have seemed to have caught the public’s attention. Over the last few days our email boxes have been full of the public wanting to know specs, and prices, which is a great slap on the back for our in house design teams that work day and night to come up with affordable Cabins, Log Cabins, Timber Frame Buildings, Laminated Cabins, Glulam Cabins and now Luxury Residential park Homes!

Logcabins.lv has over the years designed some truly amazing buildings, which have now filtered into a lot of other mass rubbish bulk cabin manufacturers catalogs, I think the most Iconic building we designed that has been massively copied is the Clock House, also we were the first to offer Twin Skin Log Cabins, which a lot of companies now offer, so its always nice to know we push forward with New Ideas and the rest follow! Sadly the quality of 99.9% of the market is Rubbish, and is fit for only bonfire night.

So Now we have turned our attention onto Residential Cabin living, and how it can and should be improved.

Caravans and Park Homes are sadly, large, unfriendly boxes, with zero character, and high price tags and more than not insufficiently insulated and internally kitted out with cheap furniture . And when you need to sell up, you loose 90% of your investment. The only winner is the park owner and the taxman!

So we have tried our very best to design a Luxury Park Home Residential Cabin that offers all the creature comforts in life but will increase in value.

I can hear you all shouting, How can it increase in Value? Easy… Our specification is so much higher than anything on the market to date.

Aesthetics is so very important, but also is Insulation properties and  structural integrity.

Our Buildings are not just manufactured by  Highly Trained and Skilled Carpenters, using the latest CNC machinery, but its also our dedication to offering a Timber Frame Building that will last the test of time.

If you are looking for a Highly Insulated Park Home, or Just a Quality Residential Cabin then please give us a call today and find out about our new Luxury Residential Park Homes.

Luxury Residential Park Homes

Quality Park Homes

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All our units can be self sufficient with our new Solar Shingled Roof from Energy One Corp!

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Passive Housing

Passive housing with a twist.

This design  show’s how laminated timber frame fully insulated housing can be modern, offering fantastic open spaces, high u vales, and with a solar shingled roof can offer enough energy to heat its self quite easily, and store power in batteries for night time usage.

600mm roof

450mm walls

Tripple glassing

600mm flooring

Heat source pumps, and Energy One’s new solar shingles. ( Off Grid With style).

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Seriously, have you looked at what is on offer in today’s market where residential Park Homes are concerned? They are boxes with windows. Boring, and about as aesthetic as a shoebox.

Over the years, we have seen a shift in design from the standard, awful looking, Eco Killing Poorly Insulated Standard Caravan, towards a more residential looking structure made from thin timber framing and gallery windows. Aesthetically nicer looking but still poorly insulated and way over priced.

Logcabins.lv design team once again brings to market an awesome newly inspired design that not just makes all other residential cabins or park homes look “yesterdays fashioned” but kicks ass where high insulation values and low pricing are concerned.

 

When buying a park home, or a static caravan, your main concern is that you have a warm comfortable homely environment, with all the mods and cons! (But should investment also be a factor?) And that your investment will reap rewards on turn of sale!

No doubt, most of you have done your homework and have looked at the second hand value of the Park Home units you are looking to purchase.And sadly you will discover that 99.9% of them are only worth a mere fraction of the original cost!

 

Our thoughts on this problem have pushed us to start to design Park homes that not only cost a lot less, but will hold their value, looking at what is available on the market at present we believe our build standards are way in front of anyone now and in the future.

 

Lets look closely what is available on the market to date.

After visiting 10 websites offering park homes, we have found none of them actually mention construction, only stating Plastic Windows, Doors, and a 40-year life on the metal roof, which is standard to all metal shingles. A lot of companies show modern furniture, bathrooms, and kitchens, most of which is either purchased from IKEA or China! If you take away all the pretty pictures of inside, what are you left with? Yep! a very thin, flimsy box with UVPC windows and doors. Starting price 80.000 pounds plus! Amazing value!!

 

We don’t think so!

 

It amazes us, when you look at what companies write on their website, they use wording like, amazing Finnish Pine, what is amazing about Finnish Pine? Seriously? Its Pine, amazing Pine comes from Northern Siberia. Its tighter grained and a lot less knotty.

Educating the public and being honest about what is really on sale is missing in this business, its “time-share” looking for another avenue to sell unsuspecting pensioners the dream!

 

Most of us saved as young adults to buy our first house; we then sold that and bought something bigger to accommodate the family, the profit from our first house helped us buy bigger, climbing the ladder, and all through our lives we invest in our property, adding extensions, summer rooms etc, all of us invest in the future for our children.

 

So we retire, sell the house, and look for an idyllic spot to have some calm in life, so you look on the internet and spot a park home offering amazing views and quality park home units, with photos showing fields and meadows, ponds and lakes.

 

You’re then given a brochure with amazing photos of park homes, looking modern, amazing, and as always sited on the park of your choice, and the cost for all this is starting at 145.000 pounds.

 

So, what actually are you getting for your money?

 

If your Park Home is 6m x 20m then a as part of the price you are given a plot of land on lease to stand your residential park home.

Questions to ask, is your residential park home highly insulated?

Is your park home an investment?

What kind of materials is used to manufacture your park home?

Will your park home qualify in say 10 years against any new regulations that might come from the EU regarding U vales, or building codes?

Is your park home made from building materials that will last 10 years? Are they graded? And what grade?

Is the furniture inside your new park home really worth the money it’s costing you?

What kind of insulation value does your Park home have?

 

 

 

Lots and lots of questions, and do you really need to ask them, well! simple answer to that is Yes!

Would you buy a car with faulty brakes?

Would you sleep in a room that was damp?

Would you buy a house that costs 10 pounds a day to heat?

Would you buy a house that would loose you money daily?

Would you buy a house that would need complete renovation with in say 3 years to meet building codes-regulations?

 

The answer to all these questions is NO!

 

We call our Park Homes” Houses” , because they should be of that standard of build?

 

Park Homes, are homes, they should be an investment, and secure, warm and homely. They should not loose money! Logcabins.lv is about to kick the trend and offer quality, high values of insulation, with the highest graded timber, laminated windows and doors with triple glassing as standard and at very competitive pricing

 

Our New Range of Insulated Siberian Clad Laminated Park homes are not just innovative, modern, and hardy, but they are so way in the future for quality of construction and graded material it will take the rest of the industry and doubling of their prices to catch us up!

Please call us today or send us an email.

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This our Normal Construction type Used.

Please note outside cladding is inGrade A Northern Siberian Larch, not cheap western cedar!

All internal stud work timbers is graded C24- Not C16 as used by 99.9% of Manufacturers.

Also please note all panels are fully finished and water tight, no building work will be done on site.

Exterior walls:

  • Horizontal Siberian larch cladding 20x140mm – in free lengths
  • Vertical battens 20x45mm c/c600 for air gap;
  • Gypsum plate 9.5mm as wind barrier;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x195mm c/c600;
  • KNAUF insulation 200mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 for cables and pipes – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50mm – in free lengths;
  • 10mm chipboard only in kitchen and bathrooms – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.
  • 240x 110 Laminated Engineered Beams –  in free lengths.
  • Inside walls:
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x95mm c/c600 and for bearing walls 45x145mm c/c600;
  • KNAUF insulation 100/150mm – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Roof:

  • Final roof cover – not included, supplied by the Client;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 across rafters for final roof cover – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 along roof rafters for air gap – in free lengths;
  • Diffusion film Tyvec Pro – in rolls;
  • Precut rafters 45×220+45x95mm c/c600 – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 300 mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Glue-lam balk – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50 mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c400 for pipes and cables – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths

Windows and doors:

  • Windows wooden frame windows with triple glass package, European-type (inward opening, with handles), coated with transparent lacquer or painted (color to be specified).
  • Outside doors  simple wooden framed glazed entrance doors with insulated plate, with 3-plug locks and handles, impregnated, primed and coated with transparent lacquer or painted (color to be specified).
  • Wooden inside doors  made glued pinewood with impregnated MDF fillings, with simple locks (without handles), primed and coated with transparent lacquer or painted (color to be specified).
  • Inside inlets for the windows (Furinger): made of impregnated MDF, painted white.

 

 

Additional materials:

  • Galvanized metal materials needed for segment assembling: bolts, anchoring bolts, metal plates are included.
  • Boards for covering outside joints of segments, wind boards and panel boards for covering the bottom outside of the roof in free lengths, all materials painted as outside panel white.
  • Rain gutter system made of coated metal.

 

 

 

What is the Clear difference between a Log Cabin and a Interlocking Shed?

Over the last few days, our partners in the UK, and Ireland have been asked what is the difference between a Logcabins.lv Log Cabin, and a Logcabins.lv Interlocking Shed.

I thought I would write a quick Blog on the difference between the two.

The Log Cabin which is sold by many in the UK is a design that originates from Europe. Yep the dreaded EU!

The First large company to mass produce LOG CABINS  was a company called Mc Garden from Germany.

Their production was around 7000 buildings a month. Their sole output was to Germany, and the rejects were then sold on to Britain and other countries.

When companies in the UK, mainly shed-manufacturers and sellers, saw how popular log cabins were becoming, then every man and his dog, started importing them and selling them. Also we have small home grown companies buying in the machinery and trying to produce log cabins themselves.

So we all shout hurray ! We have Log Cabins! But really you do not! What you have is a mess, a lot of the same, being manufactured by the same like minded people, and sold at the same pricing level! Basically we have the same rubbish being manufactured, or imported by 99.9% of cabin, log cabin sellers in the UK.

Sound’S a bit harsh? Well sorry but it’s sadly the truth.

Please go to Google and type in log cabins, or garden cabins, or something similar and what you will see is the same of the same, site after website, all of them saying they only use FSC timber, but the designs, yep starts to make you yawn!

So our once beautiful gardens are now beginning to take on a european look, this is not all bad, as the Europeans, especially the Swiss ( I know they are not in the EU) design, and craft amazing looking cabins, as do the Latvians, Lithuanians and Slovakians and of course not forgetting the Finnish and Swedish! But in general the design of a log cabin has been kept the same because of production costs and the like.

So!! Garden Log Cabins designs stem mostly from a high output, cost cutting and profit.

As everyone knows we have the most amount of log cabin designs on the globe, more to follow, but! the most important part of our designs is that they are unique, to us, Sadly though they are always copied by the half wit’s of the industry.

OK..So we thought it would be good, to offer in a stronger, more solid fashioned material (Timber )the basic, original Garden Shed design, take the garden back to looking amazing, with out high prices.Keeping the UK Original Shed designs alive!

So our New Interlocking Sheds, which are unique to us, manufactured from 28mm spruce FSC logs.

If you are looking for a quality shed, that has English Heritage , then our new interlocking sheds are with out doubt British Designed And Quality Made!

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Please follow this link to see our huge range of interlocking sheds

https://www.logcabins.lv/logcabins/product-range/log-cabins-lv-interlocking-shed-range.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interlocking Sheds by Logcabins.lv

Hi All… yep we have uploaded the first 45 of the 89 to our website today of our new for 2014 Superb  Interlocking Sheds.

So whats new! Thats an Easy one to answer, our interlocking sheds, made from 28mm interlocking logs are 100% British, Welsh, Scottish design out buildings that will fit nicely into your back garden and won’t make a huge dent in your wallet!

We are very proud of this range, as it has taken us many months to research what were the best selling sheds in the UK, and then better them by offering them in a thicker material, with better windows and doors, with thicker floors, and keeping our FSC sourced Spruce timber natural looking, inside and out!

As most of you know, the reason most sheds are impregnated green (Tanalith) is because the timber is normally 8mm thick, which leads to very quick rotting, so to over come this most shed suppliers impregnate, and you end up with a building in your garden that is an off green colour!

Our Interlocking sheds, need a coat on the out side of a good oil based stain, and that leaves the inside fresh and natural, no nasty green chemicals!

If you are looking for a quality, little, shed, an Interlocking Shed, please follow this link and be amazed at the quality, longevity and price of these fantastic little buildings.

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Log Cabins LV brings you interlocking Sheds

https://www.logcabins.lv/logcabins/product-range/log-cabins-lv-interlocking-shed-range.html

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Garden Offices

When Looking for a fully insulated Garden Office, a quality garden office, a garden office that really is better than anything else on the market to date, then here is a great design that will certainly put your company on the Map with Clients or buyers alike. We are the main design house in the cabin market, and we are the only design house that are able to use different types of timber constructions, and put together incredible workable designs time and time again.

Please call us if have any questions at all!

Passive Garden Studio

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Typical Construction Type Used.

We are also able to make this Office Passive.

Exterior walls (exterior dimensions 6m x 18m):

  • Vertical larch panel 20x140mm – oiled;
  • Horizontal battens 45x45mm for mounting of a vertical panel;
  • Vertical battens 20x45mm c/c600 for air gap;
  • Gypsum plate 9.5mm as wind barrier;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x95mm c/c600;
  • Glue-lam bended balks – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 100mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 for cables and pipes – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50mm – in free lengths;
  • Gypsum plate 12.5mm – in free lengths.

 

Inside walls:

  • Gypsum plate 12.5mm – in free lengths;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x95mm c/c600;
  • KNAUF insulation 100mm – in free lengths;
  • 10mm OSB plate in bathroom and kitchen – in free lengths;
  • Gypsum plate 12.5mm – in free lengths.

 

Roof:

  • Final roof cover – bitumen shingles – in free lengths;
  • 22mm chipboard – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 along roof rafters for air gap – in free lengths;
  • Diffusion film Tyvec Pro – in rolls;
  • Precut rafters 45×195+45x45mm c/c600 – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 200 mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50 mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c400 for pipes and cables – in free lengths;
  • Gypsum plate 12.5mm – in free lengths

Floor:

  • 22mm chipboard on top as floor base;
  • Wooden framework 45x195mm c/c600;
  • KNAUF insulation 200mm;
  • 12mm chipboard;