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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 13th May 17, 8:15 PM
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    Log type cabin at the back of the garden
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    • 13th May 17, 8:15 PM
    Log type cabin at the back of the garden 13th May 17 at 8:15 PM
    Hello

    I just wondered if any other MSE's had experience of purchasing a log cabin in their garden. I predominantly want one for my son who can use it as a chill out area and when his mates come round but also use it as an office.

    We have enough space with quite a big garden and space for it at the back - but not sure if then £10-£15k quotes to get one built is value for money!!

    Any one else got one? Useful?
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    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 13th May 17, 9:08 PM
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    We built one last year and the neighbors had a moan to the council, they came round to have a look and said as long as no one is sleeping in it it's not a problem. It had to be under a certain high I think 4m rings a bell, single story and 2.5m away from boundaries. We said what if someone went up there to watch the telly and feel asleep and woke in the morning and they said it's fine as long as it's not a permanent residence.

    We have a gym and shower room in it and the kids play PlayStation with there friends, it's ideal for us.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 14th May 17, 6:13 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 6:13 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 6:13 AM
    Hi,

    what about a wee shepherds hut.

    Y'all take care now.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th May 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 9:26 AM
    Costco have one for sale - about £5K - at the minute. Seems like a fun idea but neighbours less likely to grouch if plied with tea & cake & gently educated first. Reassurance noone will live in it etc always a good first step.

    Me, I'd go for that shepherd's hut in a heartbeat but they've become Pinteresting & so blinking expensive. Anyway, teen many need elbow room, mains & freedom to put up posters you really do not want to admit to. Or possibly know about.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 14th May 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 14th May 17, 10:02 AM
    We have one, it's about 10 years old now. It is decked out beach hut style and has a bar, fridge and lounge area. It's great for chilling out. I can't recall where we bought it, but we did assemble it ourselves - that was fun!
    • Daniel Taylor
    • By Daniel Taylor 19th May 17, 8:27 AM
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    • 19th May 17, 8:27 AM
    I think it could be a helpful option for you : cabinliving.co.uk
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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 15th Sep 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 6:48 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 6:48 PM
    We built one last year and the neighbors had a moan to the council, they came round to have a look and said as long as no one is sleeping in it it's not a problem. It had to be under a certain high I think 4m rings a bell, single story and 2.5m away from boundaries. We said what if someone went up there to watch the telly and feel asleep and woke in the morning and they said it's fine as long as it's not a permanent residence.

    We have a gym and shower room in it and the kids play PlayStation with there friends, it's ideal for us.
    Originally posted by Alex1983
    Hi - sorry for late response. Shower and gym - wow!! Any pics ? And where did you buy from?

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    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 15th Sep 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 6:58 PM
    We built it from scratch, cost £2500 for all the timber floor joists, frame, osb board, roof trusses and cladding. It has house tiles on roof. Probably spent another £2000 on insulation, plaster board, heating and everything else, it's about 10/11m by 4m.
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 16th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
    We built it from scratch, cost £2500 for all the timber floor joists, frame, osb board, roof trusses and cladding. It has house tiles on roof. Probably spent another £2000 on insulation, plaster board, heating and everything else, it's about 10/11m by 4m.
    Originally posted by Alex1983
    Got any pics?
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 17th Sep 17, 9:19 AM
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    It had to be under a certain high I think 4m rings a bell, single story and 2.5m away from boundaries.
    Originally posted by Alex1983
    Iirc, according to the planning portal it can be within 2m of the boundary as long as the roof height is a maximum of 2.5m.

    A neighbour to the rear of us has just built one. It's built right up to the boundary (fwiw, fence purchased and owned by us, plus we are responsible for boundary a/c to our deeds) and is about 2.5m high. We are in a Conservation Area, he is not, so assume it falls under permitted development.
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    • -taff
    • By -taff 17th Sep 17, 10:50 AM
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    Also, check what it says about constructed of flammable material, I think it has be over 1m from the boundary if it is.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 17th Sep 17, 11:07 AM
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    Also, check what it says about constructed of flammable material, I think it has be over 1m from the boundary if it is.
    Originally posted by -taff
    Only if it’s bigger than 15sqm.
    • Tomc
    • By Tomc 17th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
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    Hi. What part of the country are you in? I know of a company in Hertfordshire that make bespoke buildings that aren't overly expensive.
    Edit: sorry, just seen the date of your post....
    Last edited by Tomc; 17-09-2017 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Late reply
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 17th Sep 17, 2:37 PM
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    Hi. What part of the country are you in? I know of a company in Hertfordshire that make bespoke buildings that aren't overly expensive.
    Edit: sorry, just seen the date of your post....
    Originally posted by Tomc
    I'm in Manchester
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