5.0m x 4.0m / 16x14ft Log Cabins
Here at Garden Buildings Direct, we have log cabins across a range of styles and sizes with fully customisable features to suit every garden and budget. But if you’re looking for a luxury log cabin and have the space to fit one, you can’t go wrong with a 5m x 4m log cabin. That’s why we’ve listed some of our most popular models for you, below, to get the ball rolling:
BillyOh Dorset Log Cabin
The Dorset Log Cabin is a garden building you’ll love and use for many years to come. The doors are centrally placed, which give the cabin a symmetrical look. This reverse apex log cabin will become the centre of your garden whilst providing you with extra space to enjoy. Available in a range of sizes, with different wall thicknesses, and various other options available to choose from, you can put together the perfect outdoor building for you and your loved ones.
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.
Technically, if you’re not planning on using your garden log cabin as a permanent residence then it should fall under ‘permitted development’, meaning that you shouldn’t require planning permission. So if your log cabin is:
- Built no 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.
Then you shouldn’t require planning permission. 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.
If you are planning to use your log cabin as a permanent residence (such as an extension to your house rather than for guests to occasionally visit), then the likelihood is yes - you will need planning permission. The closer your log cabin is to a boundary and the larger it is, the more likely it is that you’ll need to apply for building permits.
For more, read our quick guide to planning permission.
If you have applied for planning permission to utilise your log cabin as a permanent residence and opted for thick enough log cladding for year-round usage, then yes. You might want to consider hooking up your log cabin with heating if this is the case. For more information, read our post on installing utilities in your garden building.
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.