Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland Log Cabin
Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-SI-006-001-0025
Size: 13' x 10'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland Log Cabin
The Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland Log Cabin comes with a reverse apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with single doors; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 3 windows used on this particular 13′ x 10′ use a styrene  glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: pine
Our experts say this has 5 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. A 19mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.
5. 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.
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  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 , as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins . Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 10 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 13′ x 10’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 75% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (126 in total) .
The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 8 found on same-size log cabins . It is used on 18% of all log cabins  and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of log cabins  we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 5 points lower than the average for 13′ x 10’s that use 19mm thick cladding (77 vs the average of 82) , you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 13′ x 10′ log cabins. 7% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (11 in total) use 19mm thick walls.
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Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size log cabins . 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 10 points below the average of 87 for 13′ x 10’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. 63% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (105 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.
A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins . It’s used on 4% of all log cabins and 1% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 4 points below that of the average for 13′ x 10’s that use 12mm roofing (77 vs the average of 81), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 13′ x 10′ log cabins. 3% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (5 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.
Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size log cabins , 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 13′ x 10′ log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 13′ x 10’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (77 vs the average of 86), with it being on 58% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 65% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (109 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.
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The manufactures of this log cabin chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size log cabins . 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 10 points below the average of 87 for 13′ x 10’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. 82% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (137 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.
A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 8 found on same-size log cabins . It’s found on 10% of all log cabins and used on 3% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 3 points lower than that of the average for 13′ x 10’s floored with a 12mm material (77 vs the average of 80), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 13′ x 10′ log cabins. 5% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins (8 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.
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Styrene windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst out of the 4 glazing types found on 13′ x 10′ log cabins . This particular type of glazing is used on 3% of all windowed log cabins with a look at the top 10% of log cabins showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. 4% of 13′ x 10′ log cabins with windows (7 in total) use styrene windows.
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The height of this log cabin is 2600mm (8′) which is 4% more than the average 13′ x 10′ log cabin, giving you 100.0mm (0.3′) extra headroom.
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The door height is 1,880.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 20.00mm (0.1′) taller than the average 13′ x 10′.
The door width is 1,490.00mm (5′) wide which is 48% or 482.86mm (2′) wider than the average 13′ x 10′.
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You Might Also Consider
We found 5 13′ x 10′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland Log Cabin has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £1 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 5 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 £35 with this Adley 3.3m x 3.4m Newhaven Log Cabin with Veranda. It is priced at £1,994, this is 2% less than this and has an Expert Score of 80, 2 points higher than the Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland Log Cabin.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 77 for this product, the Loxley 3.4m x 3m Crosby Log Cabin is the best 13′ x 10′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,999, that’s £30 less than the Adley 4m x 3m Westmorland 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
Palmako Sally 3.2m x 3.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
14’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
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 Melanie 3.5m x 3.5m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Veronica 3.4m x 3.4m Log Cabin 4 Windows
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.
12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Claudia 3.9m x 3m 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.
10’x14′ Shere | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x10′ Clara | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x10′ Kerr | 44mm Log Cabin
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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. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.
Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.
Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.
According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². ↩
11. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove ↩
12. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm ↩
13. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, polyester felt ↩
14. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove ↩
15. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm ↩
16. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, horticultural glass, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass ↩