The Eva C DIY garden log cabin for Katrin was delivered on Friday afternoon. The next day, three strapping chaps got started at 9am with the assembly. By 7pm, even installation of roofing shingles and exterior treatment were all completed.
Katrin went for the easiest and less expensive option for foundations and used concrete slabs on a sand and gravel base. 30cm of soil was dug out and filled with gravel and sand to level. Concrete slabs were laid on the base and levelled.
With the base completed, Katrin’s helpers were able to start putting the foundation beams in place and screw all the parts together.
The first row of wall logs were screwed to the foundation beams and then five rows of planks built up (only the first row must be screwed, other planks are just placed on each other without any fixings). It was then time to measure the corners and make sure that both diagonals are even and corners are 90 degrees.
More rows were built and doors and windows placed.
Nearly up to half way mark. Walls have been built up.
Gable ends were screwed to the wall planks and then the purlins placed.
Finally, roof boards, eave boards, roofing felt, gable boards, roofing shingles and floor boards were all installed, so her summer house was fully assembled.
Katrin picked Remmers HK Stain Mahagoni to treat her cabin, protect and make sure that her summer house will bring her many happy moments for years and years to come.