Cabin Type And Roof Size
If you want to give you garden something that is really stylish, fun and is also going to make you the envy of all your friends and family then the awesome looking, Hartley 10X10 19mm Tongue & Groove Timber Log Cabin is just what you are looking for. This may be high in price, but it is also one of the most high end and impressively large log cabins that we have seen in quite some time. With the width and the depth both being right around 10 feet, you have lots of room at your disposal. So much room that you really can use this cabin for anything you would like. A workshop, a man cave, a playroom for the kids and pretty much anything else you could think of. The generous amount of floor space makes pretty much anything possible. The height of the cabin is 7 feet 8 inches which makes this one of the higher log cabins on the market, but it is not so high that you have to worry about getting planning permission to have this installed on your property.
We really love what they have done with the apex roof. First of all this is one very robust roof as it is made with very high quality boarding which has a very nice look, but it is also to take quite a bit of weight so if we do have a brutal winter which sees many inches of snow fall onto the roof, it is able to take the weight. Covering those boards is some attractive looking roofing felt which is heavy duty. The roof, while of an apex design, is not all that steep. It is still going to ensure that the rain just rolls right off, but this more shallower slope that it has gives it a rather unique look.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Lovely tongue and groove shiplap cladding is used for the walls and we really could not be any more impressed. To start with it has a very smooth, classy and dare we say, elegant look to it that will make this the focal point of any garden that it is in. Of course good looks are fine, but what use are they if the walls are flimsy and weak? Well that is not something you have to worry about here as these walls are an incredible 19 mm thick.
That thick and impressively strong cladding that makes up the walls actually does away for the need of a big and bulky frame. This is one of the most sturdy and solid cabins we have seen and it manages to be like this despite the lack of a proper framing set up inside. We actually really like this as we feel that it helps give it a more cabin type of look rather than resembling a big shed.
This is a high quality log cabin and that extends all the way to the floor and beyond. We say beyond because not only is the flooring made with strong tongue and groove cladding, but underneath this are pressure treated floor bearers which give the floor a bit more backbone as well as ensure the cabin does not have to sit on the ground.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
A simple basecoat treatment will be given to all of the timber that is used, but this is not going to keep the cabin rot free. You are going to have to get a tub of wood treatment and give it a generous coating, shortly after construction. A new coat once a year should be applied and if you do this then you will never have to worry about rot.
The ten year guarantee that comes with the Hartley Tongue & Groove Timber Log Cabin is very generous, but as is the case with all other sheds, cabins and playhouses from Shire. It is only valid as long as you treat it properly.
Doors And Windows
They have gone for a single sized door on this cabin which may sound a little weird considering how large this is, but it actually works very well and even though this is a single sized door it is still a very decent size so you will have no trouble getting your belongings inside. The door has a very high quality design, features a window and is not going to sag as the years go by thanks to some very high quality hinges.
We touched on the window that is on the door, but on the front of the cabin there is another window. This is one very large window that has a great design and is made with toughened glass to make sure it is safe. This also makes it so there is no draft coming into the cabin through the window. If you find it gets a little bit hot in here, you will be pleased to know that the window can actually be opened. This is the only window on the whole cabin which as great as it is, we do wish there was at least one more on the side.
Security And Privacy
The door has a built in lock which is a nice feature as it means you do not have to worry about adding some kind of locking mechanism. Also it means that any expensive items you decide to place in here will be protected from thieves.
While in an ideal world this would have another couple of windows, the fact that there is only two means that this is one of the more private log cabins.
Customisation Options And Extras
No customisation options are given with this log cabin, but as the style is so fantastic we really do not see this as a bad thing. It does come unpainted so if you wanted to kick the style up a few notches, you could always give it a coating of coloured paint.
The price of this log cabin actually includes the assembly service so there is no extras that you need to consider.
We are very impressed with the overall quality of this log cabin. They have really done an amazing job making sure that from top to bottom this is constantly high quality.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
We are sure that you are going to be able to have fun with this for many years. The materials used are just incredible and the overall design is so well thought out that we do not see any issues occurring with this. Just be sure to keep that wood rot free by treating it.
This is a good size and it should be able to fit into pretty much any size of garden. It is not one of the larger cabins that is out there, but this is still a lot of space to make use of.
Ease of Installation 10/10
You will not have to lift a finger as this log cabin comes with an assembly service.
This is over a thousand pounds which certainly is not cheap, but this is well made, has a great look and you are going to get a lot of years out of it. So in many ways while the price tag is high it does actually justify it in many different ways.
Final Thoughts: We are very impressed with the Hartley Tongue & Groove Timber Log Cabin. They have done an incredible job with the design of this cabin and while the price may be high, this is a cabin that is certainly high end in many different ways. From the top of the line materials used in its sturdy construction to the overall gorgeous look of it, we feel that this is one very impressive log cabin that you are going to be able to enjoy for a very long time. This is the kind of cabin for those of you who want to buy one cabin and then get a lifetime of use out of it because that is what we feel you are going to get out of this.
Prices around: £1534
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