5m x 3m / 16x10ft Log Cabins
At Garden Buildings Direct, we have log cabins in sizes and styles to suit every garden and budget. But if you’ve already settled on a 5m x 3m log cabin, then here are our most popular models in that size:
BillyOh Fraya Pent Log Cabin
Designed to complement any garden, The Fraya is a highly versatile and adaptable garden building. The Fraya features a contemporary pent design and modern front overhang, adding style as well as practicality. You can customise certain aspects of this Log Cabin to suit your tastes and needs.
BillyOh Winchester Log Cabin
The Winchester is a traditional Alpine style cabin with opening windows and windowed double doors that gives a bright and airy interior. Customise your building to suit you.
As long as you’re not planning to use your garden log cabin as a permanent residence then it should fall under ‘permitted development’, meaning that you shouldn’t require planning permission. This is also on the basis that your log cabin is:
- No built further forward than the front wall of your house.
- Single storey.
- Built with a max eaves height no greater than 2.5m (with an overall height of 4m for a dual-pitched roof).
- Not larger than 50% of your garden.
These rules may vary depending on where you live, however, and it’s always wise to check with your local council first. For more information, check out our quick guide to planning permission.
For any garden building, your base options include a concrete slab or pavers, timber subfloor, or a combination of gravel and a foundation base. We never recommend building directly onto ground or an unlevel site.
For example, our robust and simple to use EcoBase provides you with a firm, long-lasting foundation with suitable drainage for your garden building. It is quick and easy to install through the use of snap connectors that link the grids to each other.
For more, read our post on how to build a shed base.
Yes, if you’re not intending to use your log cabin as a new permanent residence, it can be incredibly useful as an extra room to have guests without having to fork out for an extension. If you do intend to have people sleeping in your log cabin, we suggest reading our post about installing utilities and choosing a suitable cladding thickness.