Dunster House Ltd.
Est. 1994
Adjustable Storm Braces
Our adjustable storm braces tie the Log Cabin roof to the rest of the building so it withstands stronger winds. Unlike other cabins on the market they are adjustable to allow the natural movement of the cabin, which helps to prevent gaps appearing between wall logs as the logs settle and move.
Slow Grown Spruce
We use slow grown spruce for the walls of all our Log Cabins as it is better all round than pine! Spruce is less porous than Pine and so less likely to shrink, warp or split. We only select slowly grown timber from colder climates which also helps keep the timber more stable as the rings are densely packed. It is also a less resinous timber than Pine, which makes the possibility of sap ruining your clothes or furnishings much less likely.
4mm Toughened Glass
We use 4mm toughened glass in our windows and doors for increased safety and security. It's much better than 3mm horticultural glass, commonly found in garden buildings, as it's a lot harder to break, and if ever it is broken it breaks into small pieces rather than large shards. It is also much harder to scratch than the plastic alternatives, styrene, acrylic and perspex, so will preserve your clear view out for far longer.
Pressure Treated Bearers
By pressure treating our floor bearers, we protect the lowest part of the building from rot and insect infestation. This forces the treatment deep into the timber using a large pressure treatment tank. It is costly but effective process that ensures years of protection against rot and insect infestation on the bearers with no need for the customer to re-treat this timber at any point during that time.
Tall Walkthrough Height
With our extra tall doors, unless you are with customers who are over 1.86m tall you can walk right the way through without any danger of them bumping their head.
4 Point Door Lock System
Our doors feature our four point locking system, that comes with a hook, locking latch and two roller locks. We use a type of lock that has 6 pins and has been tested to BSEN 1303:2005 classification to ensure it is a safer, more secure locking system. Our windows have multipoint locking as well, using the same type of system as we supply with our uPVC windows and doors.
Plastic Vents
We believe we are the only Log Cabin company to fit ventilation to the cabins as part of the kit. We have done this to help prevent condensation build up within the building. We use two pairs of plastic base plates, one round and one square. The external round vents have chamfers to help direct water away from the hole, the inner square vents have an integral fly screen to prevent insects from entering through the vent. The pair of vents allows a flow of air through the Log Cabin to help keep out musty smells.
19mm Tongue & Groove Roof
All of our log cabins are supplied with 19mm tongue & groove roof boards as standard. We make our roof from single pieces of slow-grown spruce as this is the perfect material for the job, especially when comparing to alternatives found on the market. Our tongue & groove roof boards are fitted in the same way where each board is slotted into the next, creating a strong surface and attractive ceiling.
19mm Tongue & Groove Floor
All of our Log Cabins are supplied with pressure treated floor bearers and 19mm slow-grown spruce tongue & groove floorboards as standard. It is the ideal material, especially when comparing to cheaper pine and OSB board found in the market. Our floorboards create a strong surface with an attractive appearance, which offer protection against floor level damp penetration.
Heavy Duty Roof Purlins
Purlins are the horizontal roof beams that are used for structural support in buildings. We use very thick, heavy duty 140mm x 45mm roof purlins to support the cabin. Using thinner purlins risks the roof collapsing or sagging during extreme weather – and that’s the last thing anyone wants!
Internally Beaded Windows
Both our doors and windows are fitted with internal beading used to secure the glazing in place. This beading style is typically found in uPVC windows and is a proven method of security. However, there are still some companies that externally bead their windows. Allowing intruders to remove the glazing from the outside of the garden house and gain access.
28mm or 45mm Thickness
This Log Cabin is available in two different thicknesses: 28mm or 45mm interlocking logs, for extra strength. The 28mm option comes with Single Glazing as standard, while cabins with 45mm walls feature 24mm Double Glazing on windows and doors. We always use 4mm Toughened Glass as standard for extra safety and security, as it is more resistant harder to break.
Specification
Please Note:

All sizes quoted are approximate

External Width: 3.50m (11' 5")
External Depth: 3.00m (9' 10")
Internal Width: 3.31m (10' 10")
Internal Depth: 2.80m (9' 2")
Internal Area (m2): 9.29m2
Ridge Height: 2.43m (7' 11")
Internal Eaves Height: 2.02m (6' 7")
Roof Overhang: 0.50m (1' 7")
Roof Style: Traditional
Wall U-Value (W/m2k): 2.59
Walls:

100% Slow-Grown Spruce

Building Style: Interlocking Tongue & Groove Logs
Floor Bearers:

Pressure Treated

Door Locking System:

4 Point Lock - 2 Cams, Latch & Hook Bolt

Door Height (Walkthrough Height): 2.02m (6' 7")
Door Width (Walkthrough Width): 1.88m (6' 2")
Windows: 1, Opening
Window Opening Size: 0.436m x 1.371m (1' 5" x 4' 5")
Glazing Material: 4mm Toughened Glass
Glazing

Single

Ventilation: 2 Plastic Vents Included
Adjustable Storm Braces:

Included

Assembly fixings & instructions:

All included

Assembly Time: 1-2 Days*
*This is an approximate time only, based on 2 people. Assembly time may vary depending on season/weather conditions, foundation type, ability of those constructing, etc.