With Brits spending an average of 142 hours per week indoors* in normal times, never mind lockdown, no wonder there’s pressure on living space in our family homes.
Forest Garden has a new range of log cabins – and adding one to your outdoor space could be the answer to a more harmonious family life. This extra space is often cherished by Forest customers, who have converted their cabins into anything from home offices, to dining areas, game rooms and teen hangouts. One customer calls his log cabin – now a fully-functioning gym – the pain cave.
The new range of nine different cabins for 2020, starts at 3m x 2m and increases to 6m x 4m. Precision-engineered logs are manufactured with chalet-cut corners and a 6-sided joint to reinforce stability against the UK’s wind and rain. The roofs and floors in all cabins are constructed from kiln-dried Tongue & Groove boards.
The range is available in three log thicknesses (28mm, 34mm and 45mm). All models come with adjustable door hinges and mortise lock mechanisms as standard, with opening windows available on most and double-glazing is standard on all 45mm models.
The Harwood is Forest’s smallest log cabin, making it perfect if space is limited. With a footprint of 3.2m wide x 2.3m deep it offers over 4.8 square metres (51 square feet) of internal floor space which is plenty for a small home office, hobby room or garden room. Its pent roof design is unobtrusive, stylish and gives it a modern look.
For a strong and sturdy build, the Harwood has been manufactured using 28mm machined, interlocking log cladding and 19mm Tongue & Groove boards for the roof and floor. This construction, together with high quality tear resistant polyester felt, makes for a strong, stable and weather-proof log cabin.
The Wolverley is the largest pent roof model in the range. Its footprint of 6m x 4m gives it a huge internal floor area of 21 square meters (228 square feet) which make it ideal for a multi-use building whether you need extra living space, a large office or plenty of room for recreational activities such as a home gym, workshop, hobby room or combination of these.
As well as the double-glazed double doors, there are three additional 3/4 length windows on the front with tilt and turn opening mechanisms that allow them to be opened conventionally or tilted back with the top of the window open. There are two more additional tilt and turn windows with one in each side wall. The doors can be positioned on the left or right side of the front aspect as the cabin is built.