An insulated log cabin is a good alternative if your budget doesn't stretch to a multi-layer garden room building. Hargreaves Garden Spaces offers insulated log cabins alongside their higher spec garden room buildings. They have recently installed this hexagonal log cabin design that their client is going to use as a hobby room.
We've always liked hexagonal-shaped garden buildings, as the angled walls direct views from within the room into different parts of the garden.
With their building, Hargreaves Garden Spaces client has chosen to focus the glazing towards the front of the building, so the French doors are flanked on either side by long casement windows.
This combination will ensure that the hobby room is naturally light while leaving the three solid walls for storage or showcasing work.
This hexagonal hobby room is 3.5m at its widest point and 3.03m deep, creating 7.5sqm of space.
Insulated floor and roof structures
Not all log cabin buildings are insulated, but Hargreaves Garden Spaces offer a range of designs that can be insulated. They incorporate rigid insulation in the floor and roof structure. The walls are solid 44mm thick planks which are machined to lock into one another.
The exterior of log cabin garden buildings needs to be painted to protect the timbers. These photos were taken just before the owner started painting. If you don't want to undertake the paintwork yourself, Hargreaves Garden Spaces offers the option of having the exterior painted in factory conditions before delivery.
Included the electrical hook-up
As part of the service they offer, Hargreaves Garden Spaces fitted power sockets and pendant lighting in the hobby room and then connected the electrics to the mains supply in their client's house.