The things you should know about the Apex Workshop Log Cabin
We’d love to help give peace of mind that have chosen the right log cabin, so have a read about all our unique and innovate product features.
Power 10 Year Guarantee
Every Power Apex Workshop Log Cabin is made to stand the test of time. Any log cabin purchased on the PowerSheds.com website or through an approved Power retailer comes with our free 10 year guarantee, against timber rot, decay or insect infestation.
Joiner made Timber Doors and Windows
A Power Apex Workshop Log Cabin comes complete with joiner-made Double Doors and Windows. All glass is both toughened and double-glazed - perfect for extra security and insulation.
Our 28mm, high grade interlocking logs are enhanced by our innovative notching system which allows you to build your cabin with confidence, knowing it has the perfect fit. Fixings and instructions are included to allow you to build the cabin yourself, as well as providing additional telephone/email support and instructional installation videos if required.
Under 2.5m Tall
All log cabins are under 2.5m to the ridge, allowing you to bypass most planning permission restrictions that may apply to residential builds. There are extra deep 145mm roof purlins to ensure the strength and rigidity aren’t compromised by the reduced height. For all information regarding planning, consult your local planning office.
EPDM Roof Covering
The roof material of this log cabin is designed to protect the building from all kinds of weather. It has an innovative EPDM rubber roofing system which comes with a 50-year life expectancy. This includes a gutter edge drip plate to allow rainwater to run off and away from the sides of the log cabin… ideal for the various UK weather conditions and climate.
Double Toughened Glazing Throughout
Not only is there toughened double glazing, but there is a 3 lever mortice lock on all doors and a lockable stay on windows. Whether you plan to use the log cabin for storage, or for a home office, this secure space will provide that additional peace of mind.
Attractive features such as external sills on all windows, add to the functionality of your building, as well as the aesthetic. Further attention to detail is reflected in the Burford-style skirting which provides an amazing finish to the inside of the log cabin.
The walls of the log cabin are 28mm thick made from high grade, responsibly sourced, Scandinavian Timber. No inferior log cabin timber profiles are used whatsoever such as poor quality 19mm thick log cabins, or cabins built with OSB or chipboard floors and roofs. The floor and roofs are comprised of tongue & groove boards to ensure the log cabin is robust and durable. Tanalised timber bearers are provided to lift the log cabin off the ground to further protect the floor.
Sustainable - We give back
A log cabin that is better for the planet! Timber is responsibly sourced from suppliers and forests carefully selected using a thorough and comprehensive appraisal process. Only timber suppliers are used who are themselves and chain of custody certified, which traces the wood from forest to distribution to us, are checked regularly. Not only do we feel we have a responsibility to look after the planet, but we also support our local community through numerous charity and community initiatives.
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Many customers do choose to insulate their log cabins, though this is not a service we offer, nor something we can offer much advise on.
Our cabins are made from 44mm thick timber, which already provides plenty of natural insulation, however we know that some customers may wish to go a bit further and add their own. The most popular option seems to be using 1” thick insulating foam board such as Kingspan and fitting this beneath the roof boards, though you may lose some internal height doing so.
We do know that some customers may choose to install electrics in their garden building. This is not something we can advise on, and due the risk of fire hazards we recommend seeking a professional to advise and assist in this process.
The log cabins come completely untreated, except the pressure treated floor bearers. The extremely precise machining of the logs, which is required to ensure the perfect fit, require the building to be treated after assembly rather than before. Treating the logs before you install the cabin may result in the components not fitting correctly as it can cause the timber to expand.
Some components are okay to treat prior to installation, such as the pressure treated bearers, floor, and roof boards. In fact, there are some areas that will be much hard to treat annually, so try to get a few coats prior to assembly on to ensure the longevity of your building.
Once the rest of your cabin is assembled you can treat it using any high quality, oil or solvent based preserver. We advise treating both the inside and outside of your cabin to maintain our 10 Year Guarantee on the timber. Take extra care to brush treatment into all wooden components inside and outside.
We recommend a well-known brand such as Protek and provide a free, 5L container of Protek Wood Preserver ++ with every log cabin to get you started! You may require more than this for your log cabin, and we recommend a high-end brand such as Protek.
How much preserver you will need will depend on the size of your cabin, the preserver used, the method of application and the number of coats applied. Always refer to the suppliers’ directions on usage when assessing how much preserver you will need.
Is there an overhang on the roof of the log cabins?
If you’re looking to ascertain whether your cabin will fit in the space you have available, we recommend checking all the dimensions provided to ensure you have considered all aspects of the building.
The specifications of the cabins are available to view on the product page on our website and will include internal and external dimensions.
How should I maintain my log cabin?
You should ensure that adequate space is left on all sides of the cabin to allow you to apply the annual treatment and perform any maintenance required.
Your log cabin is untreated. It is therefore vital to treat your log cabin as soon as possible after assembly with a high-quality wood preserver.
We would recommend applying several coats and try get a good thick layer to the bottom few logs on each side and around all log joints.
If you wish to treat your log cabin with a paint, you may want to use a clear preserver as well as the paint. Speak to the paint supplier / manufacturer for more details.
You then need to re-treat the garden building regularly (typically once a year) to ensure the logs and thoroughly protected.
We would also recommend treating the inside of your log cabin as well as the outside.
You will also want to ensure that there is no debris build-up on the roof of your cabin, and that no branches are touching the felt. This can degrade or damage the felt and lead to water pooling or water ingress.
How long will installing your log cabin take?
How long the installation will take is dependent on the number and experience of people assisting you. It will also vary depending on the size of the log cabin. Based on a team of two people with limited-no experience, you can expect an average of 6-8 hours for your build.
It’s hard to advise precisely on this matter as there are many factors (e.g. weather, ground/surface level, experience) which can affect the timescale, but with our interlocking log system we have tried to make the process as simple as possible!
Please refer to the installation video on our website for more information –
Is guttering provided on the log cabins?
Our cabins come with uPVC Gutter Drip Plate, which is a two-part accessory attached to the flat edge of the roof which creates an angle to direct the water off on your log cabin.