First Name Karen Last Name W Comment: Absolute fantastic Log Cabin installation, the service was brilliant, friendly very helpful, tidy. They worked really hard to get the cabin completed for us, the aftercare is second to none if you have any worries at all, they are on hand to assist & advise. I cannot recommend RB Log Cabins enough, the Cabin is even more amazing in real life than I expected, designing you own bespoke cabin is great, it means you say from start to finish how it will look. Thank you so much to Raphael and his team.
First Name Debbie Last Name T Comment: Over the moon with our purpose made log cabin, not only is it a Dojo (Karate Gym) but it has become a peaceful haven for exam revision & a place to hang out with friends. Nothing was too much hassle for Raphael & co and we have recommended you already.....THANKS :)
First NameDarren Last Name T Comment I have had my Summer House installed this morning and I have to say that from start to finish I have been amazed and impressed! The contact firstly has been impeccable and secondly the build was efficient and speedy! I am genuinely impressed and will be using this company again for my next build, thank you all so much!
First Name Paul Last Name B Comment: Excellent people to deal with ,very professional .Don't know how they do it for the price and it's still a good quality product.I would thoroughly recomend rb log cabins to anyone and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again Many thanks guys Paul
First Name Hari Last Name B Comment 13/4/2013 Just had the shed/summer house erected in the rain and it looks really great.. We are amazed at the quality and workman ship ...Great value for money, we couldn't find one cheaper as we wanted thick timber, fully treated to last for years and years.. This will... Thanks RB log cabins.. I can fully recommend, hope to have a car port from you in time... Hari
Simple Maintenance Tips for your Log CabinOnce your log cabin or timber building has been installed, very little maintenance will actually need to be done. When it is first built, you should treat the inside and the outside with a high quality wood stain, and usually only the area’s most affected by the weather should need retouching – fascia boards or overhangs where the rain runs off, for example. If the stain begins to look faded, this is a good indication that another coat is required.
Natural ShrinkageLog cabins are usually built from kiln-dried logs, this is because mature trees have moisture in them, and once they have been chopped their moisture level will drop to equate to the surrounding environment. This can take many years if left to occur naturally, but kiln-drying the logs speeds up this process. As they dry, the logs shrink slightly – most of the shrinkage actually happens before manufacture, but once the cabin has been installed, a further amount of shrinkage is likely to occur as the logs acclimatise to their location. As wood is a natural product, it is natural you may notice small splits and cracks in some of the logs,this is due to the thickness of the wood, this will not harm your log cabins structure.Cabin SettlementAs the logs shrink a little, settlement will occur in your log cabin, which will cause the walls to lower, sometimes as much as a couple of inches. This is a natural occurrence.
Wood PreservativeIt is universally recommended to treat your log cabin with a good quality wood preservative, to help prevent decay and rot. As an additional suggestion, you should retreat your cabin yearly with an exterior varnish or wood stain, as UV rays are deceptively damaging.
Maintenance Tips:• It’s a good idea to keep plants and trees away from the perimeter edges of your log cabin – they can prevent the sun and air circulation from drying out any moisture.
• To check whether your logs need retreating, spray a bit of water on a section of your log cabin; if the water beads and rolls down, this is an indication you’re ok for another year. If the water starts to soak in, it’s a good time to consider a new coat of treatment. Be sure to check any log ends, as the cut end grain will be where most moisture is absorbed.
• Moisture control and damp management are key factors in increasing the longevity of your log cabin. Guttering is a great investment, if you have guttering already, be sure to check it regularly for any obstructions, such as leaves.
• It’s a good idea to make sure any soil or earth around the log cabin isn’t too close to the base – a minimum of 2” from the base will reduce rain splashing back onto the logs.
• Minor adjustments may need to be made to the doors from time to time – due to the ‘swelling’ nature of the wood – this will most likely need to be done near the changing of the seasons, because there is more moisture in the air during the colder months, and less during the summer months. .
With a small amount of effort, and regular checking and maintenance, you can ensure that your log cabin will last a lifetime – and longer.
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