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A very bad case of ‘shed-envy’!

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A very bad case of ‘shed-envy’!

Richard and Lois kindly took the time to send us an update on their new Keops Cottage Style log cabin and to tell us that their neighbours have “shed-envy” like you wouldn’t believe. We have to agree that the cabin looks fabulous and we love the colour scheme.


Richard says, “Thank you for your work in organizing everything regarding our new ‘shed’. I’ve finally finished painting it, landscaping the area and putting up the guttering !
Your team were amazing and were very efficient, professional, polite and friendly (even though they finished putting it up in the rain and dark, after a 13 hour day !) I thanked them on the day in telling them how brilliant they were and have sent you some photographs of the building in it’s finished state”.

The Cottage Style log cabin measures 4.85m x 3.5 m in 56mm logs. It features a steep 42 degree roof with Cambridge shingles. Two Velux roof windows allow plenty of light inside the cabin. The door and windows are all double glazed and the cabin has an insulated roof and floor which make it ideal for all year round use. Inside there is a very handy loft area which is accessed by a ladder.

Planning permission was sought for the cabin as it is sited within two metres of a boundary and over 2.5 metres in height. After submitting the application and drawings, permission was granted after a few weeks.

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  1. Emma November 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Love this! it’s so cute. I want one 🙂

  2. Paula December 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Just a reminder… Keops can provide drawings for planning permission applications. These cost £95 but the cost is refundable against any subsequent order.

  3. Kim Carter February 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Love the ‘shed’. Please could you tell me what the colours are? I have a new cabin to paint and can’t decide on the colour scheme and really like your idea.

  4. Paula February 14, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Hi Kim, I believe the owners mixed their own colours to get the shades they liked. Looking at the Sadolin colour chart though, if you wanted something similar, you could maybe go for Superdec ‘Eminence’ or ‘Speculum’ for the walls and maybe ‘Asteroid’ or ‘Volcanic Ash’ for the door, or if you wanted a slightly bluer colour then ‘Hudson Bay’. There are also some similar translucent shades in the Classic and Supercoat ranges. Sadolin also do tester posts so you could ‘try before you buy!’

    • Kim Carter February 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Paula. I’m really useless when it comes to choosing colours for anything. I was going to use the Sadolin Classic as recommended in the notes that came with the cabin. Glad to see that they do tester pots. Now just waiting for the weather to improve and get to grips with the colours.

  5. Lee November 4, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Hi the cabin looks great! I was interested to read that it was put up in the rain. Does this affect the quality and lifetime of the cabin as it got wet before wood protection?

    • Paula November 4, 2011 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Hi Lee, its perfectly ok to construct the cabin in wet weather. Good weather obviously is better but in the UK that’s not always possible! The important part though, is to make sure that the wood is completely dry before the wood preservatives are applied. Whichever product you use to treat the cabin, it is very important that you follow the manufacturers instructions as most you can’t apply if the weather is too cold or even too hot.

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