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Skye Coorie, the wee Isle of Skye holiday let

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Residential log cabins, Case Studies, Log Cabins for Business|

Coorie is about embracing all things Scottish in order to find a sense of deep happiness. Well, it sounds good to us, which is why we are following the progress of Skye Coorie with [...]

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White Mills Marina – the brew with a view!

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Restaurants & Coffee Shops, Visit a Keops Log Cabin|

White Mills is a new purpose built marina situated on the picturesque River Nene in Northamptonshire. Located at White Mills Lock (lock 9) the family run enterprise can accommodate 141 berths - wide beams, [...]

Potting Shed Cafe at The Plant Pot Garden Centre

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Restaurants & Coffee Shops, Visit a Keops Log Cabin|

If you're out and about enjoying the lovely Lichfield countryside, why not pop in to the new cafe restaurant at The Plant Pot Garden Centre. Keops designed and built the new L shaped [...]

Alvestone Ponds luxury lodges and fishing lakes

December 14th, 2018|Categories: Residential log cabins, Case Studies, Case Studies - Commercial & Educational|

Alvestone Ponds is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Isle of Wight. The two luxury lodges are set around private fishing lakes in a beautiful tranquil setting where you can get [...]

New for Autumn – Keops Morsø woodburning stove packages

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Residential log cabins, News, Wood burning stoves|Tags: , , |

We are delighted to announce that we've teamed up with Danish company Morsø to bring you six woodburning stove packages. Our combined Keops & Morsø expertise means you can choose a highly efficient stove backed by [...]

The Potting Shed Cafe at Chard Garden Centre

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Restaurants & Coffee Shops, Visit a Keops Log Cabin|

Just off the A538 at Chard, Somerset, the Potting Shed Cafe is a welcome pitstop if you're travelling to the south coast. Inside Chard Garden Centre, the dark green log cabin with its cream doors [...]

Timber built classrooms can have a positive impact on students

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Educational Log Cabins, News|

The latest edition of TRADA's 'In Touch With Timber' magazine has a very interesting article about research that has gone into establishing the positive impact of children studying in a timber environment. We were particularly [...]

New 4 panel bi-fold door for Keops log cabins

February 28th, 2014|Categories: Doors & Windows|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce a new style door for our Keops Interlock log cabins. The four panel door is 2.54m wide and 2.1m tallwith 20mm double glazing and has 3 point locks. The aesthetically [...]

New 2014 Lugarde garden buildings brochure – out now!

February 14th, 2014|Categories: Lugarde, News|Tags: , , |

The new Lugarde brochure for 2014 is out now! This year Lugarde have divided their garden buildings into standard designs and made-to measure. Standard models are now great value for money and slightly cheaper than [...]

A new log cabin hair salon for Hummingbird Hair

January 17th, 2014|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Log Cabin Interiors, Log Cabins for Business|Tags: , , |

Scott and Georgia wanted to run their hairdressing business from home and thought a log cabin in their garden would be the ideal solution. They approached us with their designs and ideas and we supplied [...]

Lugarde Christmas Sale – 10% off all garden buildings or free factory finish!

December 1st, 2013|Categories: Lugarde, News|Tags: , , , |

UPDATE - Our Winter offer has been extended! Order now before January 17th to get 10% off a new Lugarde building or free factory finish. We've got a fabulous pre Christmas offer for you. Get [...]

The Boat Roofed Shed wins Shed of the Year 2013

July 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Huge congratulations to Alex Holland from Wales for winning the prestigious title of  'Shed of the Year 2013'. Our clear favourite this year for the Readersheds competition, and proof that you don't need to be [...]

Our new Keops ‘Moderna Style’ brochure is out now!

December 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

**Special offer** Your very own ‘Betty Beach Hut’ as seen on TV!

November 22nd, 2012|Categories: Beach Huts, Keops Cottage Style, Keops on TV, Special Offers|Tags: , , |

If you saw George Clarke's Amazing Spaces programme on C4 (episode 5),  you will have watched Paula build her landlocked beach hut. You can now buy your very own beach hut and enjoy a little [...]

Enjoy your garden whatever the weather! – the Lugarde Tessa summerhouse

August 1st, 2012|Categories: Lugarde|Tags: , |

One of our customers, Gill, has sent us some photos of her lovely new Lugarde summerhouse - the Prima Tessa. We thought we'd share! The interior, showing Gill's new furniture! Make the [...]

Vote for ‘Bostin Betty’ in the Shed of the Year Competition 2012

May 30th, 2012|Categories: Beach Huts, Events, News|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Win a Lugarde Leonie summerhouse with the Daily Express

April 27th, 2012|Categories: Lugarde, News, Special Offers|Tags: , , , , |

UPDATE! -  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 [...]

Outbuildings for residential accommodation – a planning grey area

November 25th, 2011|Categories: Planning Permission|Tags: , , |

We came across this blog post whilst researching planning laws for outbuildings and it makes very interesting reading. The post by Martin is a reply to a comment on the well [...]

Keops are proud to sponsor Formula 3 racing driver James Calado

August 26th, 2011|Categories: Sponsorship|Tags: , , , |

We are very proud to announce Keops sponsorship of James Calado, Formula 3 racing driver. Richard says, "As a family we've known James for many years. Our son Robert and James have been friends since [...]

Security for your log cabin, garden office & summerhouse

August 12th, 2011|Categories: Offices, Security|Tags: , , |

According to Guardien, the UK's no. 1 website for garden security, 1 in 7 gardens will be targeted by thieves this year. So if you have a garden office, summerhouse or log cabin, you will [...]

Where to view a Keops Interlock log cabin

August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Visit a Keops Log Cabin|Tags: , , , , |

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The new Forest Lodge at Blackthorn Fisheries

July 12th, 2011|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Fitness & Leisure, Keops Forest Lodge|Tags: , , |

If you like fishing, you'll love the new holiday cabin at Blackthorn fisheries in Shropshire. Promising a luxury stay for anglers, the Keops Forest Lodge boasts a superbly equipped cabin with kingsize bed or twin [...]

Shed of the Year 2011 winner is Jon and his ‘Songs from the Shed’

July 4th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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's shed is actually quite unusual, its more about what goes on inside [...]

Fixing shelves, furniture & equipment to log cabin walls – the do’s and don’ts

May 26th, 2011|Categories: Log Cabin Interiors|Tags: , , , , |

With log cabins, the individual wall logs will change in height slightly dependant on moisture content of the wood. Because there are several wall logs in the height of the wall, there will be an accumulative growth [...]

Quick guide to Planning Permission & Permitted Development for log cabins

April 28th, 2011|Categories: Planning Permission|Tags: , |

When deciding to put a log cabin, shed, or garden building in the grounds of your house, you will need to consider whether it will need planning permission or not. In most [...]

Get a sauna and improve your wellbeing, health and fitness

April 18th, 2011|Categories: Fitness & Leisure|Tags: , , |

After a hard day's work, what could be more relaxing than time out in your very own sauna? The calming atmosphere provides a great way to switch off and unwind. There are many benefits from [...]

Sale! A one off Keops log cabin at a very, very special price

February 4th, 2011|Categories: Special Offers|Tags: , |

Might be just the job for someone... Our customer has delayed delivery of his special cabin for several months. It is ready now and needs a home (we will remake our customer a new cabin [...]

The ideal timber garage for the classic car enthusiast

February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Garages & Workshops|Tags: , , |

A timber building is inherently condensation free, unlike those made from concrete, brick or block. Timber is a naturally insulating material which makes it easy to create a thermally efficient building. As they are easily [...]

Not building on the flat needn’t be a slippery slope

January 14th, 2011|Categories: Foundations, Log Cabin Construction|Tags: , , |

If you’ve long considered having a log cabin but have been put off because your garden is undulating or sloping, don’t despair. There are a number of solutions available for even the hilliest land. [...]

Billionaire spends £150k on a Swiss Chalet Wendy House

January 7th, 2011|Categories: Log Cabins Around the World|Tags: |

A replica Swiss chalet was commissioned by a billionaire for his two children. The four room chalet was made by a British firm in Norfolk and transported over to Switzerland. The two storey, 12ft cabin [...]

Tools & equipment you’ll need to build your log cabin

December 21st, 2010|Categories: Building your log cabin, DIY, Log Cabin Construction|Tags: , |

Tools you'll need to build your log cabin Here we have a handy list of tools and equipment you'll need to build your log cabin. You probably own the essential ones. Screwdriver, spirit [...]

How to build a concrete base for your log cabin

December 20th, 2010|Categories: Building your log cabin, DIY, Foundations, Log Cabin Construction|Tags: , , |

In most cases a 100mm thick concrete slab is an ideal base for your log cabin providing the ground is reasonably level and firm. The slab described here is the “above ground” method and includes [...]

How to apply wood treatments to your log cabin

December 6th, 2010|Categories: Building your log cabin, DIY, Wood Treatments|Tags: , |

We highly recommend that you treat your log cabin with wood preservatives as soon as possible after it has been built. The logs will be supplied 'natural' and untreated so it is extremely important that [...]

Construction Week – our DIY guide starts on Monday

December 3rd, 2010|Categories: DIY, Log Cabin Construction|Tags: , |

Keops Construction Week ! Starting on Monday, for the next week or so we'll be explaining everything you need to know about building your Keops log cabin. Whether you've already started and you're in the [...]

Keops supply 3 log cabins for £27m world class visitor attraction

August 28th, 2010|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Educational Log Cabins, Restaurants & Coffee Shops|

After seven years of searching, founder Clive Farrell finally found the perfect site for his £27 million world class visitor attraction, Butterfly World which aims to be the biggest and most exciting butterfly experience [...]

Log Cabin Technology Reaches Soaring New Heights

April 1st, 2010|Categories: April Fool|Tags: |

"It really is quite amazing!" said Mrs Nesta Bird when asked about her very unusual log cabin. "I wrote in to Keops last year for some of the 'Logcabinus Horizontalus' seeds after hearing about them at the Chelsea Flower Show. We duly planted one at the bottom of our back garden, and then quite forgot about it.

View a Keops Log Cabin in the North of England

October 9th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

If you live in the north of the country or find yourself visiting the Morpeth area, why not pop into Stannington Nurseries and take a look at the new tea room. Designed and built by Keops, the "equestrian style" log cabin is situated behind the main nurseries.

The Achingly Trendy Cafe Ginkgo Log Cabin

August 14th, 2009|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Restaurants & Coffee Shops, Visit a Keops Log Cabin|Tags: , |

The fantastic new log cabin cafe at Ginkgo Garden Centre designed and built by us at here at Keops. If you're in the London Hammersmith area, why not pop in and sample the wonderful food available.

Russian gangster & the world’s tallest log cabin

December 9th, 2008|Categories: Log Cabins Around the World|

Visit Arkhangelsk in north-west Russia and you can't fail to miss probably the world's tallest log cabin. Built by one time gangster Nikolai Sutyagin and looking like a cross between a pile of timber awaiting bonfire night and a horror fairy tale castle, the wooden house reaches 144ft and has 13 floors.

Super new sports pavilion for local Worcestershire community

August 6th, 2008|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Fitness & Leisure|

Keops replaced the existing building at Eckington with a specially designed pavilion style sports and recreation log cabin. The new building is now home to a number of sports teams as well as the local [...]

Comfortable & energy efficient school classroom

July 28th, 2008|Categories: Case Studies - Commercial & Educational, Educational Log Cabins|

The log cabin classroom was designed by Keops to replace the existing school building which was very tired and dated. Built to building regulations standard, the cabin features Keops own insulation system and our PVC [...]

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