Garden cabins come in shapes and sizes; they also come in all different thickness.
There are 19 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm 44 mm, 58 mm and 70 mm.
Log Cabins can also come in 100 mm and above, but the standard garden cabins come in 19 mm, 28 mm, 35 mm 44 mm, 58 mm and 70 mm as these are the most popular sizes.
So what sizes is good for what purpose.
So here is a guide to help you!
19 mm log cabins are actually not really log cabins; they are manufactured from roof board material, which are fashioned together to resemble something that looks like a cabin!
Sadly 19 mm log cabins are manufactured in a certain way that does not allow the notches to be waterproof, the board is just to thin to cut twice.
So this one of the main reasons why we do not offer 19 mm log cabins.
They are also extremely expensive when you actually look at how many cubic meters of timber are used for the manufacturing process.
So are 19 mm Log Cabins worth the amount asked for them, the answer sadly is no!
They are a waste of good quality roofing boards, the windows and doors fitted to them are normally rubbish, and the hardware is cheap. Even on price they are super expensive!
28mm log cabins are nearly in the same league as 19 mm cabins, they are what we use as floor boards, but they do make a great 3 m x 3 m garden reading room, or a place to grow flowers, storing your push bikes, or BBQ, but saying all that, they are still cheap, and will not last more than say 4 years and you will start to notice windows and doors sagging, the building leaking, and November the 5th will come around and its used to light the bonfire!
19mm and 28mm log cabins are normally bought because of their price tags, but when spending say £800 to £1200 you have to ask yourself if this is really a good purchase. Are you buying a cabin that will last the test of time, or are you just throwing your money into the wind?
35mm log cabins are great, cheap, and fairly good at keeping water out and normally well priced.
Most come with budget double glazing, and the windows and door frame work is that normally of a 44mm log cabin.
A lot of budget mills sell these as they are a quick turn around and normally they are honestly priced, and if you don’t have a high budget, then a 34mm cabin is normally a safe bet!
44mm log cabins have now become the publics most sought after size, they are great value for money and most of the time they are water proof and come with windows and doors that will last a couple of years with out too much problem.
70mm Log Cabins are if cut from good quality timber, which has been dried correctly and notched correctly are fantastic value and well worth investing in.