FAQs

Do I need Planning Permission?

For most people, if you are thinking of putting a garden building in your back garden and it is under 30m2 in size, it will be classed as Permitted Development and you will not need to apply for Planning Permission. Generally the building will need to be no more than 2.5m tall. If you have a large garden and the building can be sited more than 2.0m from the boundary you can go higher – 3.0m tall for a flat/pent roof or up to 4.0m tall for an apex roof.

You can find more detail about Permitted Development at this link:

Can your log cabins be comfortably used year round?

Absolutely. All of our buildings are supplied insulated and fitted with residential grade double glazing as standard. This ensures all of our buildings are warm, cozy and are highly suitable for year round use.

Would I be able to use one of your buildings for an art studio or craft room?

Definitely. All of our buildings are bespoke and whatever purpose you want your garden building to fulfil can be incorporated into the design. Doors and windows can be positioned where you want them. You can add additional windows too if you would like them, for marginal extra cost. Our buildings are warm and secure, featuring conservatory style locks on doors and windows. All of our buildings offer valuable multi-use options so can be used for whatever purpose you need them to.

I have some ideas for design but don’t know how to go about designing a layout. Can you help?

Of course. There’s nothing we like better than helping our customers design their garden building project. Tell us your ideas and we will guide you through the process. We use 3D software and CAD drawings that help you to really visualise how your garden building layout will work and feel.

What is Glulam?

It is an engineered wood which is made by gluing laminated pieces of wood together – hence the name ‘Glulam.’ This engineering process has been used for decades within the construction trade. We use it because of the extra stability it provides. Laminated wood is also less prone to splitting or rotting. For us we believe it is the best material to use for log cabins built here in the south west’s demanding climate.