Log Cabins

If you own a log cabin, or are thinking of buying one, be sure to make the most of it. Our Log Cabin Blogs cover all you need to know, including working from home, installing power and more.

  1. How to Insulate a Garden Log Cabin

    Forest Mendip 5m x 4m Log Cabin Garden Office (45mm)

    Proper insulation is essential in any garden log cabin if you intend to use it the whole year round.

    Here, we show you the five key areas to examine for insulation when choosing a new log cabin. We also explain how to improve insulation in an old one. Finally, we reveal the exciting new method of constructing garden buildings, which is taking their insulation standards to a whole new level.

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  2. What is Tongue and Groove?

    What is Tongue and Groove?

    You’ve probably heard of tongue and groove, but what does it actually mean?

    Read on for a technical explanation of tongue and groove, details of its practical use, and how it compares to other types of cladding.

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  3. A Log Cabin: The Answer to Working From Home

    A Log Cabin: The Answer to Working From Home

    Working from home is many people’s dream, but with the onset of the coronavirus and more companies embracing remote working, it could soon beome a reality for more and more employees.

    Read our comprehensive guide to setting up your own home office to determine which garden building will best suit your needs, and what other factors you need to consider.

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  4. Portable Gas Heaters to Warm Your Shed

    A black gas cabinet heater in the corner of a room

    A portable gas heater is essential if you’re going to spend time in a shed, summer house or log cabin during the cold winter months. Find out more about what portable gas heaters have to offer, here.

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  5. Should I Buy a Summer House or a Log Cabin?

    a large wooden garden log cabin with veranda

    Are Summer Houses and Log Cabins the Same?

    Nowadays, because of changes in design and the emergence of hybrid models, the difference between summer houses and log cabins can be a bit of a grey area.

    Here we help you understand the differences before you decide which is best for you and your garden.

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  6. Which Garden Building is Best for Me?

    a green summerhouse with a lady standing in the open door way and a rear shed area with door open

    Choosing a Garden Building 

    As any homeowner and Buy Sheds Direct website regular

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  7. Can log cabins be used throughout autumn and winter?

    Man leaning against a wall If you've been watching Kevin

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  8. Working from Home: Using your Shed or Log Cabin as a Garden Office

    Home working is becoming increasingly popular, especially when many companies and public sector employers are introducing desk sharing. Shedworking is not a new idea, as several writers and artists have taken to their sheds for solace in the past – m

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  9. Work from Home with a Wooden Garden Office

    Anyone who works from home knows that their workspace needs to be just right. This can mean either privacy or availability,

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  10. Getting power to your garden building

    Garden sheds are a great place for people to store their stuff. If you’re restrained, that stuff probably includes useful things like tools, lawnmowers and garden furniture. If, like me, you’re more of a magpie, there will be the inevitable pots of

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