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14×8 The Javan | 28mm Log Cabin

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 26 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767732700.0

Size: 14'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 60% of Log Cabins.
Position 540 of 910 Log Cabins - Up places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 14’x8′ Javan | 28mm Log Cabin

The 14’x8′ Javan | 28mm Log Cabin is fit with lockable double doors that use a 3 lever lock locking system. The 2 joiner made windows used on this particular 14’x8′ use a 3mm horticultural glass material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 7 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all log cabins, interlocking log is used on 98% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 100% of the top 10% of log cabins.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 94% of the top 10% of log cabins.

4. The 19mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins.

5. A 28mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

6. A 19mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

7. The mineral felt roof covering found on this log cabin is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this log cabin fairs across the market.

Cladding

Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The interlocking log cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for log cabin walls out of the 2 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size log cabins, that you’ll also see getting used on 72% (639 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [2], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [3]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 14’x8’s (they have an average Expert Score of 87), with it being on 98% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 69% of 14’x8′ log cabins (99 in total) [4].

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 5 found on same-size log cabins [5]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [6] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [7] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 6 points lower than the average for 14’x8’s that use 28mm thick cladding (80 vs the average of 86) [8], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 14’x8′ log cabins. 42% of 14’x8′ log cabins (61 in total) use 28mm thick walls.

Read full analysis for cladding.

Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size log cabins [9]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below the average of 87 for 14’x8’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 100% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 55% of 14’x8′ log cabins (79 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 19mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [10]. It’s used on 37% of all log cabins and 67% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 6 points below that of the average for 14’x8’s that use 19mm roofing (80 vs the average of 86), with it being on 67% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 35% of 14’x8′ log cabins (51 in total) use a 19mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size log cabins [11], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 14’x8′ log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 14’x8’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (80 vs the average of 86), with it being on 58% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 64% of 14’x8′ log cabins (92 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

Amazing, our experts say most of the flooring options used are among the best.

The manufactures of this log cabin chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of log cabin [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 74% of all log cabins we analysed, and 94% of the top 10% of those log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below the average of 87 for 14’x8’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 94% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 79% of 14’x8′ log cabins (114 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 19mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 8 found on same-size log cabins [13]. It’s found on 39% of all log cabins and used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 14’x8’s that use 19mm flooring (80 vs the average of 85), with it being on 88% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 39% of 14’x8′ log cabins (56 in total) use 19mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Horticultural glass windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 4 glazing types found on 14’x8′ log cabins [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 28% of all windowed log cabins and 17% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. 27% of 14’x8′ log cabins with windows (35 in total) use horticultural glass windows.

The windows on this log cabin use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 5 different thicknesses found on same-size log cabins [15]. Glazing this thick is found on 28% of all the windowed log cabins we analysed and used on 15% of the top 10% of windowed log cabins. 25% of 14’x8′ log cabins (32 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

The 1045mm x 645mm windows on this log cabin are 5% smaller than the average 14’x8′ log cabin. The window height is 645.00mm (2′) tall which is 63% shorter than the average 14’x8′ with 406.81mm (1′) less height. The window width is 1,045.00mm (3′) wide which is 45% wider than the average 14’x8′ with 323.71mm (1′) wider width.

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Height

The Height of this log cabin is 2079mm (7′) which sits right on the average height of all 14’x8′ log cabins.

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Doors

The door height is 1,880.00mm (6′) tall which is 4% or 65.37mm (0.2′) taller than the average 14’x8′.
The door width is 1,520.00mm (5′) wide which is 1% or 15.37mm (0.1′) wider than the average 14’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 17 14’x8′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The 14’x8′ Javan | 28mm Log Cabin has an Expert Score that is 1% lower than average and is £5 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 17 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £492 with this 14’x8′ Corbetti | 28mm Log Cabin. It is priced at £2,861, this is 17% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 10 points higher than the 14’x8′ Javan | 28mm Log Cabin.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 80 for this product, the 12’x10′ Corbetti | 28mm Log Cabin is the best 14’x8′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,961, that’s £393 less than the 14’x8′ Javan | 28mm Log Cabin.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a log cabin with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Sally 3.2m x 3.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Palmako Sally 3.2m x 3.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Veronica 3.4m x 3.4m Log Cabin 4 Windows
Palmako Melanie 3.5m x 3.5m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 log cabins that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
14’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Melanie 3.5m x 3.5m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
12’x10′ Kerr | 44mm Log Cabin
Oren 3.8m x 3.2m Duchess Log Cabin
Oren 3.8m x 3.2m Countess Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Rooms, Garden Studios, Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
14' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Locking System
3 Lever Lock
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Horticultural Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2079mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2079mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2513mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2513mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1880mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1520mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Depth (Imperial)
163.39"
Depth (Metric)
4150mm
Width (Imperial)
92.52"
Width (Metric)
2350mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
2.28" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
58mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
1422 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
647 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
1045mm x 645mm
Window Size (Metric)
1045mm x 645mm
Framing Style
Tanalised Bearers Only
Window Style
Joiner Made
Door Size (Imperial)
1520mm x 1880mm
Door Size (Metric)
1520mm x 1880mm
Base Size (Imperial)
155.91" x 85.04"
Base Size (Metric)
3960mm x 2160mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
153.7" x 82.83"
Internal Size (Metric)
3904mm x 2104mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2301mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2301mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
2016mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
2016mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
163.39" x 92.52"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
4150mm x 2350mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
183.07" x 100.39"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
4650mm x 2550mm

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Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.


1. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

2. Cladding types identified: interlocking boards, interlocking log, tongue & groove, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All interlocking log log cabins 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 interlocking log log cabins 

5. 14’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 144 14’x8′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm, 34mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 28mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 28mm log cabins 

9. 14’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 61 14’x8′ 28mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt, polyester felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, horticultural glass, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm, 4mm, 34mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767732700.0

Size: 14'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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