Great design and fit
Just build our garage this weekend. Very pleased overall. Here are a few points which may aid in your decision. The kit came on a truck with just the driver. Took him nearly 2 hours to off load by hand which meant he had to break up the watertight packs. This meant we had to deal with a 1.6 tonne pile of untreated timber quite quickly, it being winter. Getting it treated was a big task. It's unfortunate that it does not come treated as an option. I made a 5.5m long channel from a couple of ladders and an old pool liner to fill up with a spirit based preservative then dunk each part in it. This worked well but still took a day to complete. It used 30 litres of fluid for a single dunk of everything but you will need more to keep the trough full through to the end. 40 litres cost me £130 online. Dried to touch dry in an hour or two. Built shed a week later. They say a level base is everything. Listen and get it right! Ours was fair but still needed a bit of chocking up. Other than that it went together like dream. Every part fitted really well and no screws or fixings are required at all for the main frame. The roof slats are good quality but took a lot of screws to fix which weren't in the kit and three if us about three hours even with two battery screwdrivers. A cassette system for doors and windows works well, at least during the build. The felt is not what I would call heavy duty but like most people I expect, we are fitting the shingles. Not done this yet. The side door opening is quite narrow, it's even less than the 2'6" stated I think. Hanging the garage doors was a little tricky as there is no cross member at the base to set the bottom edges apart but we fitted one, which may just be temporary, to help get things square. A few other small issues to resolve like a lock barrell which is not really long enough for the width of the garage door but overall it all worked very well. Quality of fit is generally excellent and it looks great both inside and out. I would well recommend this garage to anyone.
Consider the logistics of how and where you are going to store and pre-treat 1.6 tonne of timber, some of which is up to neArly 6m long and finally get enough screws, nails or a staple gun to hold the roof slats on. Best of luck!
Reviewed 06 March 2012 by Robin, Ringwood
log cabin garage
was delivered within 14 days of ordering it,the two men that delivered the garage were very good with unloading and had some usefull tips about when i came to building the garage. my stepson and i built it in a sat-morning,no problem at all,ALL the parts where there and more.very impressed with the service and garage.nearly two years old now still very happy with it.warm in winter,even with the snow we had last winter i still worked on my car in it .
Reviewed 14 October 2011 by john, felixstowe
Log Garage Best buy ever
This kit is very deceptive when it arives. You cant believe it is all there in that size of package. But it was right down to the very last bolt.
Spend a bit of time preparing the concrete base and this will fly up. I spent 2 days painting all the individual pieces of wood with preservative before I put it together, but that was just personal choice.
The wife and I built the whole garage up to roof level in 2 Hrs. Its that easy. I then finished the roof myself in about 4 Hrs.
This is a rock solid, well built and easy to erect kit and we loved it.
Reviewed 18 March 2010 by David, Elgin