It’s quite a nervous time for any company when one launches something new and which costs slightly more knowing that the market is very price sensitive, and sadly most log cabins look like each other, no matter how you dress them up.
Nevertheless, I would like to report that our New Deluxe Range of Log Cabins are quite literally flying off the production line.
So many people have asked us why we have not priced the new deluxe range of log cabins higher, and our answer to this is we are Not German..And our BUILDINGS ARE FAR SUPERIOR!
I know a few of you out there will laugh at that, but seriously, why price log cabins so high in the belief that the public will purchase them because they are mega expensive.
It was Hitler that said, It’s great for governments that men don’t think, well he was wrong about a lot of things, and now the public have access to the internet, and they also understand quality from crap they can see that our deluxe range is the best standard range of log cabins available on the internet.
So how do you keep your log cabin in perfect condition, I am asked this daily, and so many dealers have their own preferred treatments, but I truly think there is really only one treatment to keep the cabin warm and dry no matter what the weather.
If anyone out there is not aware, log cabins are manufactured from wood, wood is very porous, and that’s where the problems begins. You need to seal the timber, you need to stop mother nature finding her way in!
Log Cabins have a flaw, and that is the locking system on the corners, it’s a wind trap, and as the weather in Europe, UK becomes wetter and wetter, and the wind stronger, its almost like putting a pressure hose against the cabin wall and keeping your fingers crossed that the water does not find its way in!
So there are two solutions, firstly when purchasing a log cabin, you need to make sure that the corners of the cabin have steel rods, these rods go through a pre drilled holes in each and every log and once the walls are built you tighten the walls down, this makes the corners almost waterproof, also it makes the walls of the cabin stronger.
All our deluxe Log Cabins come with rods as standard.. industry first!
Next, Yacht Varnish Clear Finish is what I would recommend to seal the cabin.
Ronseal do an amazing product, and it’s worth giving the cabin at least 3 coats,
Long lasting protection
Waterproofs and protects from the sun
Resists cracking, peeling and blistering
Traditional Yacht Varnish
In addition, yacht varnish has elasticity that is perfect for cabins.
You need to really stain the ends of the logs heavily as this is a moisture trap, and you need to really coat the cabin walls well! As the windows and doors are already pre-sprayed in the factory you then have only the walls to concern yourself with.
I did this to a twin skin we have at the factory and it has been buried in snow and rained on and had our very hot summer suns bleaching it, or trying to, and its still as good as the day it came of the production line.
Its really important to stain the building correctly, and to make sure the corner locking system is very well stained.
As the weather changes, its only common sense that we change how we protect our buildings-investment.
One of the amazing things you can do with clear yachting varnish is paint your deluxe log cabin any colour you want, you can then clear varnish it, and bob’s your uncle you have a cabin looking like the two in this article.
If you are looking for a supplier that really understands cabins, and you really want not just an amazing log cabin, but truly the best in the business, then please give us a call, or send us an email.