From now until the end of March, Keops are offering a free wooden floor with every Lugarde building. Don’t miss this very special offer! Ask us for our best price on summerhouses and log cabins and make sure you get your order in before the 31st of March 2013. Take a look at our large range of Lugarde garden buildings - we’re sure you’ll find one that’s just right for you! If you’ve not seen the Lugarde brochure, you can request one here.
Free floor with all Lugarde buildings!
The small print – Offer does not apply to any orders placed before 14th January 2013. No additional discounts will be given to customers who do not require a floor. Offer is valid until March 31st 2013.
Our new ‘Moderna’ brochure – request a copy
Request your copy of our new Keops ‘Moderna’ brochure. If you like the look of contemporary style log cabins or you need to keep under the 2.5m height to avoid planning permission, then our Moderna style log cabins are for you.
You’ll find lots of examples and ideas to give you inspiration for the perfect log cabin for your garden. They are ideal for all kinds of uses, from outdoor dining and kitchens to cinema rooms and Granny annexes.
You can choose from a wide range of options including doors and windows, canopies and verandas or even built in saunas.
All feature our EPDM rubber roofing system which is the number 1 choice for flat and low sloping roofs and can withstand various climates extremely well.
As always, we can make whatever you like, tailor made to your exact requirements. Take a look at examples on our website of what previous customers have chosen for inspiration.
Request your new brochure or ask for a quote.
Don’t forget to watch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4 at 8pm. Episode 5 features a 1920′s showman’s caravan drunkenly bought on ebay (who hasn’t bid for something after a small sherry!), a WW2 truck that’s now a holiday home and Bostin Betty probably the most landlocked beach hut just south of Birmingham. (I really hope George shows us his caravan’s bath/sofa in action this week too!)
If you’ve been following our blog, then you’ll know that Betty is a Keops Cottage style log cabin that won Readers Shed’s ‘Garden Office of the Year 2012′ – so if you’ve thought about buying a log cabin but needed a little more information then tune in 20th November to watch Paula build her beach hut.
Paula tells us a little more about the new garden office project for Big Holiday House which has reached the finals in the The Shed of the Year 2012 competition.
Visit readersheds.co.uk to view the 8 finalists for Shed of the Year!
Betty in the evening
Paula says, “We run a holiday website so having an office with a holiday beach hut theme just seemed perfect. After finding the large wheels, the project became a possibility, so the next step was to design a chassis and cabin that would not only work well but look great too. The Cottage style log cabin from Keops with its steep 42 degree roof pitch looked proportionally just right for what we wanted. The benefits of working with Keops were that we could choose exactly the measurements we wanted and have it tailor made to fit the chassis. We chose a 2200mm gable by 3350mm eaves depth cabin in 44mm logs with a 1m canopy on the front.
Building was pretty straightforward; once the steel chassis was in place and level, we built a timber frame to sit on top which would support the floor and cabin walls. The cabin part fitted perfectly on top and was accurate to the millimetre. This was easy to construct and progress was quick. It was amazing how quickly the hut part began to take shape. We chose floor insulation which fitted between the wooden framework, with oak floor boards on top. Roof insulation was added on top of the pine roof boards and we chose to upgrade to double glazing in the door and windows.
The steel and timber chassis
Inside and out was given a coat of Cuprinol wood preserver, then outside we treated with a couple of coats of Sadolin Superdec in lovely bright blue ‘Shaman’. Fascias and porch railings were done in ‘Whisper Grey’ and the door and shutters in ‘Limestone’. Inside we’ve painted a just off white, which gives it a lovely light and bright airy feel. You can almost hear the sea! The woodburner is in place but has yet to be fitted – the weather is too warm at the moment to work up the enthusiasm. Inside there is a desk for working, day bed for naps, lovely blinds in deckchair stripes material, a shelf full of china cups and saucers for afternoon tea and a mermaid figurehead on the wall (a must for every bathing machine!) Pics of past relatives enjoying a day out at the seaside add a personal touch.
“The Ride is fun, Hold on!”
The whole experience of designing and building the hut was great fun and I am extremely pleased with how its turned out. We’ve met some great people along the way offering advice and help and I’ve learnt some new DIY skills too. For anyone contemplating having a go at building their own cabin, I’d say go for it! The final part of the project is to find out about solar energy as I don’t want to be trailing cables indefinitely. Will let you know how I get on!
Thanks to everyone who’s voted so far!”
Grab a copy of this weekend’s “Express & Sunday Express” newspapers and you could win this wonderful Lugarde Leonie summerhouse worth £2,800. Measuring 2.5 metres in diameter this elegant octagonal garden building will look great in your garden. All you have to do is answer a simple question -
Q. In which year was the Beatles hit song Here comes the sun released?
Details of how to enter will be published in this weekend’s papers – good luck! Competition closes 12th May 2012.
Win this fabulous Lugarde summerhouse
The Leonie features a glass door and two large windows, wooden floor, felt shingles in a choice of colour and either a decorative roof ball in chrome or brass or a weathercock or witch. The summerhouse is delivered in natural pine wood so you can use your imagination and paint it any colour of your choosing. For full specification visit our Lugarde Garden Buildings website. You can also request a brochure if you’re unlucky enough not to win!
Competition details and how to enter will be in the Express/Star newspapers April 28/29 2012.
Yes folks, its time to get your entries in for the ‘Shed of the Year 2012′ competition. You’ve got until May to submit your fabulous shed, then once all entries are in the public voting begins. The winners will be announced during ‘Shed Week’ which starts on July 2nd. This year’s judges are TV presenter Sarah Beeny, Neil Gaiman, our old friend Alex from Shedworking, last year’s winner John Earl and Uncle Wilco from Readersheds.
There are eight shed categories into which you can enter your pride and joy -
- Normal Shed
- Eco Shed
- Garden office
- Workshop studio
- Pub shed
Dates are still to be finalised and so are the prizes! In the meantime, you can check out the competition so far at Readersheds.co.uk
Jon - Winner of Shed of the Year 2011, having a cup of tea!
Double gold winner Mary
Back in October last year, you may remember we built a fabulous log cabin to house triathlete Mary’s endless pool. Since then Mary’s training and hard work in the pool has really paid off resulting in double gold in the triathlon world championships in Beijing, China.
Mary took first place for her age group in the ITU Aquathlon World Championships taking just 43 minutes to complete a 2.5k run, a 1k swim and second 2.5k run. She won her second gold for the sprint triathlon – a 750m swim, 21.6k cycle and 5k run with a time of 1:22;24.
Lugarde are increasing their prices by 5% as from 1st August, unfortunately due to a price rise in raw materials. So if you’ve been thinking of buying a new summerhouse, log cabin, veranda or garage make sure you order by the end of this week to avoid the increase. Enquire now and we’ll give you our best price!
Lugarde Prima Michelle summerhouse
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The worthy winner of this year’s Shed of the Year 2011 competition is Jon and his workshop/studio “Songs from the Shed”. Congratulations!
Jon - Winner of Shed of the Year 2011
Jon’s shed is actually quite unusual, its more about what goes on inside rather than the shed itself which started life as a first world war billet hut. Jon got the idea of turning his shed into a music venue after a trip to the pub. He invites bands to play an acoustic session which he films then uploads the videos to his website www.songsfromtheshed.com . You can read more over at the Readers Sheds website
Songs from the shed
Thanks to readersheds.co.uk
for the photos
New Lugarde brochure 2011
The new Lugarde brochure is out now and its packed full of summerhouses, log cabins, holiday homes, verandas & garages. There are lots of new designs including more flat roof style summerhouses and log cabins, as well as the favourite Prima range of smaller summerhouses. There is more flexibility in design too, meaning you can create your own square or rectangular summerhouse and choose the roof style and canopy. You can also design your own freestanding veranda too.
Why not get in touch and we’ll send you a copy today. Request a Lugarde brochure.