About Grand Lodges
Our choice of buildings is huge, and we are very proud that we can offer the public the following:
Insulated Log Cabins
Insulated Timber Frame Buildings
Insulated Garden Offices
Insulated Siberian Larch Timber Clad Buildings
Timber Frame Insulated Laminated Buildings
Timber Frame Segment Housing
Laminated Pool Houses
Laminated Equestrian Buildings
1 bed residential log cabins
2 bed residential log cabins
3 bed residential log cabins
4 bed residential log cabins
6 bed residential log cabins
Twin Skin Log Cabins
Clock House Log Cabins
Insulated Garden Offices
2 Storey Insulated residential log cabins
2 Storey Insulated Timber Frame Buildings
3 Storey Insulated Timber Frame Buildings
Timber Frame Garages
Insulated Granny annexes
Highly insulated Park Homes
Bespoke Timber Frame
Bespoke Log Cabins
Bespoke Laminated Buildings
Timber Frame Highly Insulated cabins for Hotel Accommodation
AND SO VERY, VERY MUCH MORE!
When selling any product, you firstly want to have confidence that it is the best it can be. Our business has grown over the years as a result of, predominantly, recommendations from our happy customers. As such you will be more inclined to tell your friends what amazing products Grand Lodges supplies.
When we are manufacturing a Log Cabin, Sectional Building, Scandinavian log house, or just a small 3m x 3m interlocking cabin, we always make strenuous efforts to make the product unbeatable in price/quality/design.
Over the years we have persuaded our customers to use Siberian Larch in timber frame cladding or bespoke eco-friendly builds, not European Larch, but hardwearing, tough, resilient Siberian Larch, as this timber species needs none of the tending to, unlike a lot of Cedar/Pine/Spruce buildings.
If you are looking for a hardwearing Log Cabin that does not leak will not fall down due to inferior build / design, then Grand Lodges should be considered as your 1st choice.
Comparisons, which are used nowadays, mean very little, if you’re not a builder/designer of Cabins/Log Cabins. Beware of being seduced into purchasing a Log Cabin on price alone. There are several important factors that you need to consider.
Here is a guide into what to look out for.
If the cabin has its wall boards trimmed at the end which comes to almost a point, yes it looks fairy tale, the chocolate box look, but in reality when this is done you will not be able to see if any of the logs are twisted or split.
We cut all our wallboards on the end flush. This way you can see for yourself the quality and density of the high-grade timber that we use. Many manufactures do not show close ups of their cabin/log cabin windows and doors, and, quite often, the reason for this, is that the quality is poor.
If you were to compare them with ours very closely you will find how beautifully finished ours are with superb quality locking and high-grade glazing systems.
Doors and Windows are so very important; We are convinced that our standard is the best in the price range.
When buying one of our Interlocking Log Cabins you can breathe a sigh of relief at how easy it will all unfold.
There are many manufacturers / dealers / agents that will expect you to help the driver handball off the cabin from the truck? We feel this is ludicrous. We have heard of tales where pensioners have been required to help a driver move a two-ton log cabin!
And what happens if it rains? Yes! Every part of your cabin is soaked, before it’s stained. Just imagine having to repack a cabin in the rain! Almost sounds like a joke, but it’s all in the small print!
We however have Hiabs delivering all our cabins/ log cabins / sectional buildings / Log Cabin / Summer Houses etc. to you in the finest of condition with care and consideration to all our clients ready for assembly.
We are well-known for bringing to market our Unique Clock House Log Cabin design, which has a steep pitched roof and a very heavy, cumbersome dormer, there is a lot of weight then added further to the roof as you must apply shingles or some other suitable roof covering.
The Clock House is not a building to buy if you’re unsure of its heritage, as the roof can collapse, and the outside walls bow out. There are 4 windows on the front wall and two on the left and right walls.
Only after intensive testing, and checking what size the Purlin’s should be, the pitch of the roof, the amount of timber needed at the front, and doing the math’s did we release it into the public domain.
There are so many companies now offering our Clock House Design, and not one of them comes up to safety standards in our opinion. If you don’t see the Grand Lodges logo on the images or they are not on our dealer page please beware as this building can cave in/out or (collapse), or worse still the roofing could slide off.
We are also the first manufacturer to bring to market the Twin Skin Log Cabin design. This design is without doubt one of the leading designs in the UK for insulated log cabins, and rather than spend fortunes on floating walls, or very expensive sectional buildings, the Twin Skin System ticks all the boxes in so far as quality/design/price, also functionality in the twin skin system is also a box ticked.
We have mastered the Twin Skin Log Cabin system manufacturing and building technique and have understood what is needed, we supply strengthening metal rods for the walls, and adding quality residential windows and doors (Optional) , using vapor barriers and understanding the correct distance between the inner and outer walls so insulation and other internal materials work in their best capacity. Also, we have understood how to insulate the ceiling and floor to make all our twin skins snug and warm in the winter, or cool and airy in the summer. The Twin Skin Log Cabin System is perfect for all year-round usage.
Designing a cabin / log cabin / sectional cabin / timber frame/Siberian Larch Log Cabin is one thing, manufacturing is another, but making them all work together is the hard part. That’s why we truly believe there is not one company in the UK / Eire / Europe who comes near to our production quality.
Spending time on quality / design pays the dividends for the future – and keeps the prices down.
Our New Summer house corner joint was designed to be the very first 45-degree waterproof joint for Octagonal buildings in the industry.
There are many companies selling Octagonal Summer Houses, and the joints used to pin the walls together are in our view awful, the most known joint is a but end joint, where screws are used to pull the 16mm/24mm / 44mm panels together, this is perfect for the first couple of years, but when the building starts to get old, the panels start to come apart, rain gets in and you start looking for a replacement. This obviously is great for the local shed manufacturers / dealer / agent as its repeat business.
The other awful coupling joint is made of metal, but what distinguishes this from ours is that we do not use the opposing timber to keep the building in shape or the structure together. This joint is however very old, and in its heyday was, we suppose, rather unique. But! So were solid rubber tires and we have moved on since then!
Our production, and manufacturing is very much unique in this industry as we have a very dynamic and experienced team.
We also have to our credit amazingly skilled joiners, who have been working with us for years and these people lovingly manufacture our quality windows and doors.
Our Cabin / Log Cabin Windows and Doors are quite unique, as we only use joinery timber, dried at 9% moisture content, most cabin/log cabin suppliers would use the same timber for wall logs as for windows and doors. This does have a massive impact in the quality level and the longevity of the product.
Unlike numerous manufacturers in this industry, we possess most of our own timber from our own log line.
This allows us to hand pick the very best lumber for our cabins/log cabins.
When buying logs the most important part of this process is keeping an eye on the age of the timber, the straightness of the trunk, if the foresters has trimmed the lower branches off seasonally as the tree has matured/Grown, this makes sure the knots are small, and that all timber we buy in is from Government Controlled FSC sources.
Once all this is done, we then look how best to mill the log, best yield etc.
The first cut of any log is the outside, and this is where the floorboards are from, also the roofing material. And therefore, we do not offer 19mm flooring, as generally it’s the worst part of the log, it has more knots and is not very strong.
So, beware of companies who shout about how amazingly strong their 19mm floorboards are. Sadly, it’s just hype!
28mm flooring is our standard in all our log buildings with a minimum 34mm wall log.
Anything less we consider is cheap and of inferior quality with which we do not associate ourselves.
28mm logs being used for walls are, in our view, too thin and will not last. You will find this elsewhere and we consider this OK for Garden sheds and short-term requirements. Structurally 28mm in any log cabin size above 3m x 3m.in our view, is weak. 28mm is a flooring material and that really is all it is good for.
These and other important observations need to be considered. With www.grand-lodges.co.uk you do not even have to worry about any such comparison, although we always welcome it. Peace of mind is a very valuable commodity. You will always get that from our organisation.
If you have not yet clicked on our Log Cabin Range, please do.
This is without doubt one of the best ranges for log cabins / cabins / sectional buildings and very many other structures.
We hope you will call one of our dealers today and experience our quality first-hand.
www.grand-lodges.co.uk would like to thank you for reading all of this.
For trade enquiries please do not hesitate to give us a call on +44 131 528 6310 (Scotland / N. Ireland) / +44 161 451 3911 (England / Wales) / +44 7368 288049 (Europe) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org