Shed Type And Roof Size
When you have the Shire Kinver Wooden Log Cabin, you better be ready for all the compliments people are going to be throwing your way and we are sure that more than one of your friends or family members will tell you that it is even better than their actual house. This is just incredible in every regard, it has such a classy and high quality look to it that it really is impossible not to be completely blown away by how fantastic it is. The structure really is huge with the depth being 17 feet 6 inches, and the width 13 feet 7 inches. As you can see you really do need a lot of space to for this. It has a very high ridge height of just over 9 feet and even the eaves height is respectable at, 7 feet high. This is a log cabin that has been made as spacious as possible and we are certain you are going to just love spending time in here. Just do not be surprised if some of your friends ask if they can move in.
As well as spending time inside the log cabin, you are going to have a lot of fun outside on that decking area during the summer months. We really love how much space is out here and adding a few chairs and even a barbecue is something that is totally possible and would also look really good. Just be sure to give your friends a stern telling off when they put their rear end on your awesome picket fence.
A long and high apex roof is used and we just love the way that this looks. They give you the roofing felt with the cabin so the high quality boarding used for the roof is going to be very well protected from the rain and the snow. We really have no complaints about this roof at all and feel that it goes with the rest of the log cabin wonderfully well.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We are so used to seeing either shiplap or overlap cladding that when we see something different it really is quite refreshing. Strong and just drop dead gorgeous loglap cladding has been used for the walls and this is what gives this its great looks. You get all the water tight and strength benefits that you do with shiplap cladding, but it has a different and dare we say more eye catching look.
The loglap cladding does away with the need to have a big, chunky frame that sticks out like a sore thumb. We love a solid frame, but we feel that inside of here a traditional frame really would have stuck out like a sore thumb and hurt the overall fantastic look of the log cabin. But do not mistake the lack of a thick frame for a weakness as the way this has been designed is as strong as they come and because of this it will stay strong for many years.
The flooring used in here is really incredible. They have gone with tongue and groove flooring that is 19 mm thick. This is just so robust that a couple of couches, a huge TV and even a bar could be put in here and the floor would still be able to take just a whole lot more weight. One thing that we really like about this floor is that it does not just sit on the ground. To give it a bit more protection they have used pressure treated floor joists which will stop it from touching the ground, thus keeping that gorgeous floor, rot free. This floor is so nice looking that it is perfectly acceptable to freak out if a friend tries to come inside with their old dirty shoes.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The European softwood that this is made from looks amazing and it will be at the very least dip treated so that it will be fine during construction and the early days of the cabins life. A generous coating of wood treatment should be applied within that first week to keep the wood rot free. A new coating once a year will really keep that wood looking smooth and rot free.
You get a ten year anti rot guarantee with this log cabin, but to make this valid you must treat the wood.
Doors And Windows
The Shire Kinver Wooden Log Cabin has a good sized single door that has a lot of charm thanks to those lovely toughened glass windows. The door will stay where it is supposed to thanks to the use of some very high quality hinges. As well as this there is a proper door handle that actually has a lock on it.
Lots of natural light will enter the log cabin, especially through the front as there are the windows on the door, but there is also a large set of windows on the front which can be opened. On the side of the cabin there is another set of windows which again can be opened this will come in very handy if we get lucky and get a hot summer. The windows have been draught sealed to help keep the inside a little warmer during the winter months.
Security And Privacy
As well as being a great looking log cabin, Shire have really made sure this is one very solid and secure structure. That amazing looking door as we mentioned comes with a lock so you can make sure your TV, stereo and other expensive items are safely locked away at night.
The windows are large, but with some blinds or curtains, you can give yourself some privacy. We actually think the addition of curtains or blinds would really make this feel even more homely.
Customisation Options And Extras
While you cannot change the overall appearance of this, you can have a lot of fun with the decking area by having things like an old style rocking chair, some fancy lighting or even a large ornament such as a giant Darth Vader, but we know getting the other half to agree to this may be tough so you may want to go for something a little more classy.
You get everything you need with this even the installation service is included in the price. We always like it when there are no extras you need to worry about as it means there is more money to spend on things to fill the inside up with.
We really could not be any more impressed with how high quality this log cabin is. Shire really have outdone themselves here.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
While you will have to treat the wood, the materials used will make certain this lasts for many years.
Any bigger and this could pass as a small one bedroom house. Ok so maybe that is going a little far, but this really does offer you all the extra space you could possibly need.
Ease of Installation 10/10
The price includes an installation service which is a good thing as we are sure installing this would be quite the challenge.
Even though this is over four thousand pounds, we still feel that this is great value for money and could actually work out a lot cheaper than adding an extension to your house.
Final Thoughts: The only way the Shire Kinver Wooden Log Cabin could impress us more was if it came with a butler named Giles who made sure your glass was never empty and that there was always a good supply of bacon related snacks. This really is incredible and would be just a fantastic alternative to getting a small extension or some other kind of work done on your house. We know the price is high, but so is the quality. No corners have been cut here at all and the size is just phenomenal. We know that the price may put this out of the reach of many people, but if there is one log cabin that is worth working a few extra shifts for or saving up a little longer to get then it is this.
Prices around: £4380
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