Posted by Sally Bradley on 18th May 2017
Are you looking for a log cabin kit to fit your long thin garden? Do you want to maximise space in a narrow back yard? If your nodding your head at these questions then the new Alexandra 3m by 4.8m by Lasita Maja may just be the summer house for you.
The Alexandra summer house is brand new, this week to the 2017 Lasita range and that is why we have selected it for our log cabin of the week. With garden space at a premium in the UK and house prices on the up, we often have customers wanting to enlarge their living space without the expense of an extension or conservatory. Many customers come to us wanting to maximise the space available to them by purchasing the biggest log cabin or summerhouse they can fit but their garden is long and thin which narrows down their choices a lot. Although bespoke or custom made log cabins are always an option, the Alexandra solves this issue in a standard model by having the doors on the 3m side which is just perfect for the modern town house garden.
The Alexandra log cabin joins our flexible range of log cabins by Lasita which includes our firm favourites the Chameleon and the Portsmouth Log Cabins. The Alexandra comes with the smaller single window to the front cut in as well as one of the double windows, you then have the flexibility of deciding where you want to cut in the second double window. We have shown some examples below but really the choice is yours.
The Georgian bars on the windows and doors are also a decorative feature on this log cabin which simply snap into place, making them easily removable for cleaning or remove them completely if that look doesn’t suit your garden or your tastes. Remember also if you want additional windows or an extra door to provide another point of access, let us know and we can get a price for you or head on over to our cabins extra page for further information.
The windows and partially glazed doors of the Alexandra summerhouse are double glazed premium plus which are manufactured using laminated wood pine to help prevent warping, robustness and a better-quality finish. The high quality 22mm double glazed sealed units come with fantastic U value of 2.8. The lower the U value the better insulative qualities the glazing has and the better they will do the job of keeping your log cabin toasty and warm in the winter. The doors and windows are glazed from the outside using wooden glazing bead, fastened with nails and sealed with silicone and are initially treated with Remmers Induline products for extra waterproofing protection. All windows are fitted in the Premium Plus range come with aluminium water guttering and doors with aluminium wear strips on the doors to protect the threshold as well as draft excluders. Handy adjustable split hinges, with hinge covers make adjustments on the windows and doors easy to do with a European sprung cylinder lock with aluminium cover plates providing excellent security. Don’t forget if you want to use your Alexandra Log Cabin to house expensive equipment such as computers for a home office you can upgrade your window handles for locking ones, just call us on 01362 470075 and we’ll let you know how.
The Alexandra log cabin would make an excellent garden office or place for the teens. Team it up with the bar accessory and you also have a great place for socialising with friends and family or the perfect man cave. We have a wide range of accessories available to purchase alongside the Alexandra log cabin including 25-year life shingle tiles available in a range of colours, roof and floor insulation, premium internal and exterior wood treatment and solar lights for a green lighting solution not forgetting the option to upgrade the window and door handles. For customers, tight on space in their back garden the Alexandra log cabin can also be purchased alongside the side extension to create a summerhouse and shed combo, that’s perfect for storing bikes outside toys and garden tools. Find out more about the side extension on our website here or call the team for any advice on any of our optional extras.
The ridge height of the Alexandra Log Cabin is 2.45m, which is under the 2.5m planning permission limit that generally applies to garden buildings, sheds and outbuildings. This means that usually timber buildings such as log cabins and summerhouses usually don’t need planning permission under this height. There are some other general rules that apply such as making sure to site your log cabin a metre away from your boundary and restrictions that affect houses in conservation areas; For that reason, we would always advise customers to check planning regulations by contacting their local planning department before purchasing a timber building with us.
The Alexandra Log Cabin was certainly designed to be the log cabin kit that suits the modern garden, with flexibility in mind. For customers with a long and narrow garden the Alexandra provides a great sized one room log cabin that is versatile in its use whether it’s that she shed, crafting room or place for relaxation and leisure without the expense of a custom designed model. I am sure you can see why the we feel that the Alexandra will soon become a firm favourite among our customers. If you can imagine yourself sat in your very Alexandra log cabin in just a few short weeks call us on 01362 470075 or pop down to our Dereham Log Cabin and Shed display site in Norfolk and chat to the team. We are open 7 days a week, weekdays 8.30-5pm and weekends 10-4pm.
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