Tips for choosing the right log cabin for your garden

Log cabins are a great addition to any garden, they’re extremely popular due to their versatility and, amongst other things, have proven to be a great alternative to renting an office or studio. Log cabins have a real variety of purposes, with everything from a garden office, studio or games room a considerable option. When looking for a log cabin for sale, it can often be tricky to know which style and design is right for your garden. There are a few considerations worth making when deciding on the cabin for you, such as the amount of available space, the intended purpose and the installation itself. GBC Group, the UK’s premier retailer of quality garden and leisure buildings have included some handy tips on choosing the right log cabin for your garden.


The very first thing to do when deciding to purchase a log cabin is to consider what exactly you plan to use it for. This decision will dictate every further step; the size you require can vary based on use and purpose. Not only this, but size can also have a huge impact on whether planning permission is required and will also influence both the style and design you choose. With so many possible avenues for a log cabin, it can be difficult to know where to begin. If you’re considering using the space as a home office, you’re going to want to make sure it is suitable for a desk, file storage and has a good internet connection. If a home office, though a popular choice, isn’t the reasoning for our log cabin purchase, it’s also worth using the building as a home studio, extra living area, guest house, games room, storage facility or playroom.


Log cabins come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs; all of which are suitable for certain purposes and garden sizes. Such a range of shapes and sizes means there’s something for everyone’s needs, it’s simply important to narrow down the options based on your own personal preference.

Different styles come with a variety of window and door options, perfect for those who are wanting extra light. Other options come with open area partitions, which are perfect for outside gatherings, dining areas or hot tubs depending on your preference.


Space plays a huge role in deciding which log cabin is right for you; you can only work with the space you have available. There are planning rules which dictate how much of the land can be taken up by outbuildings, so it is worth considering this when choosing your log cabin.


There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to installation. You’re generally required to have a suitable base in place prior to installation, so do some research around bases before delivery to ensure your cabin will be implemented correctly. Most companies will offer installation as an extra cost, so unless you’re confident in installing the log cabin yourself, it is a good idea to factor in allowing the professionals help to ensure it is built to its full potential.

Windows and Doors

The style and size of windows and doors selected could well come down to purpose itself; how much light is required throughout the day? Many log cabins come with a variety of options for doors and windows so you can choose which best suit your lifestyle. Often, a range of additional upgrades are available, and this can include both additional doors and windows. Double glazed windows and doors should be of the upmost priority, especially if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the cabin. As this often comes as standard, it’s simply worth checking with your retailer before purchase.  


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