BillyOh Dorset Log Cabin

The Dorset Log Cabin is designed to provide you with a space where you can relax, work or entertain, in the comfort and convenience of your garden. The Dorset would make a stunning addition to any outdoor space and will quickly become a second home for your garden with a modern reverse apex design and contemporary style windows and doors.
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2. Select Treatment

Untreated

Log boards are delivered to you untreated, providing you with a natural wood appearance. You will need to treat this annually and after assembly to protect your wood against rot or decay.

Pressure Treated

For increased longevity you can opt for pressure treatment. In a pressurised tank chemical preservatives are forced deep into the wood’s fibres to resist rot or decay. Upgrading to Pressure Treated means you also get an extended 15 year guarantee.

2. Customise

28mm

Solid profile single Tongue and Groove for strength and durability. Great for medium to large buildings ideal for seasonal use.

44mm

Our 44mm Log Boards are a thick profile wall material, with double tongue and groove built in, giving you a sturdier build, protecting against drafts and water ingress for better weather resistance and insulation. Great for large buildings intended for all year round use.

11mm Tongue and Groove

Our Standard flooring option which provides a durable, solid foundation and underfoot to the building. The 11mm option is ideal for less demanding and frequent usage, suitable for lighter intensity purposes like summer houses and other living spaces containing light furniture. The 11mm tongue and groove timber makes this a solid yet suitable, economical option.

19mm Tongue and Groove

1.7 times thicker than our standard 11mm flooring, our premium floor is the perfect choice for higher intensity usage. The construction uses thick 19mm Tongue and Groove timber, which gives you not only the strength, but better insulation against the cold weather. This specific floor is the perfect option if you’re planning on using the building as an everyday use office, gym or games room with heavy objects.

11mm Tongue and Groove

Our standard roof option, this interlocking roof provides a reliable covering for any building. The Tongue and Groove not only gives your building a stronger roof but also a premium look and feel.

19mm Tongue and Groove

Heavy-duty and long-lasting, our 19mm roof will provide you with extra insulation for those colder months of the year and ideal for larger buildings.

Single Glazing

Crafted from shatter-resistant plastic (SAN) and suitable for seasonal use. SAN is used for its UV properties and the tougher finish avoids breakages, when compared to glass. Single glazing is the perfect choice for seasonal buildings such as summerhouses and sheds providing plenty of natural light into the building.

Double Glazing

Created from toughened glass, the double glazing is the ideal option for a building which is used all year round. The extra thickness will provide better insulation and keep your building warmer in those colder months of the year.

3. Add Extras

Complete your building with optional shelving, guttering, base options, assembly kits and more.

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Dimensions

  • 28mm or 44mm thick timber log walls
  • Reverse apex roof provides plenty of headroom
  • High strength SAN styrene glazed opening windows
  • Double doors with secure locking system
  • High quality roofing felt
  • 11mm floor and roof included as standard
  • 10 year anti-rot guarantee
Overall Dimensions (Includes Roof Overhang)
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Why buy the Dorset Log Cabin?

BillyOh <br/>Guarantee
BillyOh
Guarantee

Protects the wood on your building against rot and decay.

UK <br/>Manufactured
UK
Manufactured

20 years of garden building experience and dedication.

Extra <br/>Head-Height
Extra
Head-Height

Crouch free design, giving you the ultimate space.

Complete <br/>Building
Complete
Building

11mm Tongue and Groove roof, floor and green mineral felt roof covering.

Key Features

Secure Locking System

A secure mortice lock system is included to ensure maximum security to your cabin and the content inside. Finished with heavy-duty hinges, latches and handles included, galvanised for maximum weather protection.

Tongue & Groove Roof and Floor

11mm Tongue & Groove Floor and roof are supplied as standard. Both floor and roof can be upgraded to 19mm thick Tongue & Groove, our premium option, perfect for higher intensity usage.

Green Mineral Felt

Quick and easy to apply, our premium mineral felt is durable and protects your building against harsh weather.

Key features
Strong Storm Braces

The strong storm braces ensure the logs are clamped together, making the cabin joints more weatherproof whilst reducing bowing or twisting of the logs.

High Strength SAN Styrene Glazing

Durable Single SAN glazing included as standard. Option to upgrade to double glazing for toughened glass and maximum insulation.

Heavy Duty Roof Purlins

Thick, 100mm x 40mm roof beams support and provide strong structural support to your cabin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The BillyOh guarantee covers this building against:

  • rot
  • decay
  • insect infestation

Please note: The guarantee does not cover timber splits or warping which may occur naturally over time.

Duration of Guarantee:

  • Tongue and Groove Buildings - up to 10 years
  • Log Cabins - up to 10 years
  • Pressure Treatment Buildings - up to 15 years

For more information about BillyOh Guarantee, please visit our terms and conditions

  • 28mm or 44mm Tongue & Groove Log walls

  • Opening single glazed windows

  • 11mm Tongue & Groove floor

  • 11mm Tongue & Groove roof

  • Single glazed double doors

  • Green mineral roof felt

  • All fixtures and fittings

  • Comprehensive assembly instructions

28mm is our standard log cabin cladding, which gives the building reasonable durability and insulation whilst remaining affordable. 28mm is a single profile and ideal for seasonal use.

Our 44mm Log Boards are a thick profile wall material, with a double tongue and groove built-in, giving you a sturdier build. Our 44m cladding is 57% thicker than our standard 28mm cladding option and has a solid and rigid construction, so you can look forward to enjoying your log cabin all year round, no matter the weather.

Untreated: Our log boards are delivered to you as untreated. Not only does this provide you with a lodge appearance, but allows you to decide the treatment type and colour which suits your tastes. You will need to treat this annually and after assembly to protect your wood against rot, decay and insect infestation.

Pressure Treated: For an extra level of protection, you can opt for pressure treatment which is an effective way of keeping the wood long lasting. This is an extra step in the manufacturing process where the wood is treated in a pressurised tank. Chemical preservatives are forced deep into the wood’s fibres to resist rot, decay and termites. When you upgrade to Pressure Treatment, the guarantee is extended from 10 to 15 years.

Yes, all garden buildings should be assembled on a firm and level base. A base will ensure your building has a solid, long-lasting and well-drained foundation.

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.

With the Dorset S an 11mm tongue and groove floor and roof is included but you can upgrade to 19mm to suit more intensive use.

Roof:

11mm: Our standard roof option, this interlocking roof provides a reliable covering for any building. The Tongue and Groove not only gives your building a stronger roof but also a premium look and feel.

19mm: Heavy-duty and long-lasting, this roof will provide you with extra insulation for those colder months of the year.

Floor:

11mm: Our Standard flooring option which provides a durable, solid foundation and underfoot to the building. The 11mm option is ideal for less demanding and frequent usage, suitable for lighter intensity purposes like summer houses and other living spaces containing light furniture. The 11mm tongue and groove timber makes this a solid yet suitable, economical option.

19mm: A premium floor is the perfect choice for higher intensity usage. The construction uses thick 19mm tongue and groove timber, which gives you not only the strength, but better insulation against the cold weather. This specific floor is the perfect option if you’re planning on using the building as an everyday use office, gym or games room with heavy objects.

Single Glazing:

Crafted from shatter-resistant plastic (SAN) and suitable for seasonal use. SAN is used for its UV properties and the tougher finish avoids breakages, when compared to glass. Single glazing is the perfect choice for seasonal buildings such as summerhouses and sheds providing plenty of natural light into the building.

Double Glazing:

Built from toughened glass, the double glazing is the ideal option for a building which is used all year round. The extra thickness will provide better insulation and keep your building warmer in those colder months of the year.

If the building is shorter than 2.5m tall you should not require planning permission, (unless it’s more than 50% of your garden or to be put in your front garden). Planning permission rules can vary by area so we would strongly recommend checking your local council rules before ordering from us.

If your building is shorter than 2.5m you should not require planning permission, (unless it’s more than 50% of your garden or will be placed in your front garden). Planning permission rules can vary by area so we would strongly recommend checking your local council rules before purchasing a garden building from us.

Our Log Cabins arrive as individual boards that are designed to be easily slotted together. This makes assembly easy and gives a strong building with interlocking corners for strength. If you opt for double glazed windows and doors, these are delivered pre-assembled for your convenience.

Your order can be tracked through the account section on our website or by contacting us directly. You will be contacted after your order via your online account, email or text to provide updates on delivery dates.

We offer a pay by finance option on any purchase over the value of £560.

Our simple finance options allow you to spread the cost of your purchase over 24, 36 or 48 months.Read more about our Pay by Finance option here.

BillyOh Dorset Log Cabin

The Dorset Log Cabin comes in a range of sizes, two different wall thicknesses and with multiple upgrade options such as your log cabin treatment, double glazing or upgrading your floor and roof from robust 11mm Tongue and groove to 19mm. The Dorset is delivered as a flat-pack building made from strong interlocking tongue and groove boards. With all the fixtures and fittings included and comprehensive assembly instructions, the building is quick and easy to install.

This garden cabin has a reverse apex roof, offering you and your guests increased headroom. This reverse apex style is synonymous with log cabins, giving you a classic yet extremely stylish finish to your building. Due to the large, wide-opening windows in this garden room, it's a fantastic option for many uses, from a home office or studio to a small outhouse or simply a bright, airy space for you to relax. These large windows are complemented by a set of tall, fully glazed double doors, giving you even more beautiful natural light.

Options such as a garden bar can be added to your building; these are built with the same quality materials and are in keeping with the style of a traditional log cabin, transforming your building into a great hosting space. Customise your building further with our wide range of paints and create the BillyOh outdoor building for your garden.

Windows and Floors

Our BillyOh garden cabins are build using high-quality materials at every point of construction. Our wide-opening windows which offer you glorious views of your garden are made from safety-conscious SAN and can even be upgraded to double-glazed toughened glass.

Likewise, here at Garden Buildings Direct, we use high-quality European sourced timber for our garden cabins. The Dorset log cabin would make an excellent choice for the end of the garden or even a covered terrace

Options

And our outdoor buildings don't just come in a range of models. We also have loads of customisable features on the BillyOh Dorset such as thicker cladding for those who want a more cosy cabin in winter and a cooler cabin in the summer months. With options for cladding thicknesses, you can ensure the use of your relaxing retreat year-round.

Sizes

Our garden cabins also come in a wide range of popular sizes, such as the Dorset which is available in 4x2.5m models all the way up to 5x4m.

Style

At Garden Buildings Direct, there isn't just a range of log cabins, sheds, and summer houses, there's also a range of styles. And, unlike a pent log cabin, the roof style of the Dorset log cabin features a gorgeous reverse apex roof. Apex and reverse apex are both more traditional styles for log cabin roofs, unlike pent roofs which represent more modern styles.

Garden Offices and Storage Space

Our garden log cabins represent the perfect space to use as a garden office. With our cabin summerhouses, you'll find plenty of space to suit your needs, whether it's to build a garden studio or an outdoor home office. So for an economical option that doesn't require planning permission and an extension to your house, the BillyOh Dorset represents the perfect choice.

Tongue & Groove Cladding

Made from our, high-quality timber our tongue and groove panels are designed to offer a sturdy build as well as a tight seal to protect against water ingress and even harsh weather conditions. Tongue & groove cladding is featured in both our wooden sheds and log cabins, whereby the Dorset's roof boards and tongue & groove wall are designed to be weather-resistant and sturdy.

With this tongue and groove construction, we can offer our BilyOh 10-year guarantee against rot, insect infestation, and decay. And you can even upgrade, for example, your flooring thickness for intense usage (like a cabin home gym) or year-round use. And with pressure-treated options available (a form of treatment where chemicals are introduced to wood in a vacuum), you can count on your BillyOh garden building lasting for years to come.

Planning Permissions

Log cabins shouldn't require planning permission as long as they follow the following planning regulations:

  • They don't intend to be used as a permanent living space.
  • Their ridge height doesn't exceed 4m (for a dual-pitched roof) or 2.5 at the height of the eaves.
  • They don't take up more than 50% of your garden space.
  • They aren't built past the line of the principal of your property.

Luckily for you, the BillyOh Dorset is planning friendly. Even our larger buildings should only rely on your garden size to come under 'permitted development' on your land. Then, you can make the most of your garden space.

Assembly Kit - Building Your Dorset Log Cabin

At Garden Buildings Direct, we don't offer installation services. This is because our outdoor buildings have been measured and cut by our expert craftsmen. As such, your garden cabin will be provided with comprehensive assembly instructions. Simply gather a friend and some basic tools and you can have your Dorset log cabin up in no time.

Deliveries

Here at Garden Buildings Direct, your can have your Dorset BillyOh log cabin in just 2-5 weeks with fast and free delivery across most of mainland UK to your delivery postcode.

Dimensions W4.0m x D2.5m W4.0m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.5m W5.0m x W4.0m
Width 388cm 393cm 453cm 448cm 508cm
Depth 238cm 333cm 333cm 348cm 388cm
Eaves Height (Inc Floor) 204cm 199cm 200cm 209cm 209cm
Eaves Height (Excl Floor) 208cm 195cm 196cm 205cm 205cm
Ridge Height (Inc Floor) 242cm 241cm 243cm 246cm 246cm
Ridge Height (Excl Floor) 238cm 237cm 239cm 242cm 242cm
Door Opening Size (w x h) 156cm x 185cm 156cm x 185cm 156cm x 185cm 156cm x 185cm 156cm x 185cm
Door Width 77.4cm 77.4cm 77.4cm 77.4cm 77.4cm
Door Height 187cm 187cm 187cm 187cm 187cm
Width (Internal) 362cm 361cm 421cm 422cm 482cm
Depth (Internal) 212cm 271cm 271cm 332cm 362cm
Window Dimensions 65.6cm x 121.1cm 65.6cm x 121.1cm 65.6cm x 121.1cm 65.6cm x 121.1cm 65.6cm x 121.1cm
Cladding Sizes Available 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Materials W4.0m x D2.5m W4.0m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.5m W5.0m x W4.0m
Glazing Material Single Glazed (SAN) or Double Glazed (Toughened Glass) Single Glazed (SAN) or Double Glazed (Toughened Glass) Single Glazed (SAN) or Double Glazed (Toughened Glass) Single Glazed (SAN) or Double Glazed (Toughened Glass) Single Glazed (SAN) or Double Glazed (Toughened Glass)
Floor Material 11mm Tongue and Groove Floor Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Floor Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Floor Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Floor Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Floor Boards
Roof Material 11mm Tongue and Groove Roof Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Roof Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Roof Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Roof Boards 11mm Tongue and Groove Roof Boards
Roof Covering Material Green Mineral Felt Green Mineral Felt Green Mineral Felt Green Mineral Felt Green Mineral Felt
Features W4.0m x D2.5m W4.0m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.0m W4.5m x D3.5m W5.0m x W4.0m
Cladding Style Tongue and Groove Interlocking Boards Tongue and Groove Interlocking Boards Tongue and Groove Interlocking Boards Tongue and Groove Interlocking Boards Tongue and Groove Interlocking Boards
Windows 2 opening windows 2 opening windows 2 opening windows 2 opening windows 2 opening windows
Factory Basecoat Treatment Optional - Non Treated or Pressure Treated Optional - Non Treated or Pressure Treated Optional - Non Treated or Pressure Treated Optional - Non Treated or Pressure Treated Optional - Non Treated or Pressure Treated
Roof Style Apex Apex Apex Apex Apex
Pre-Assembled Side Panels No No No No No
Please Note: This product has been designed as an affordable solution to most popular light domestic uses. All products supplied self assembly flat packed unless otherwise stated.

Videos & Guides

Our resource library offers step by step instructions, explanation videos and customer content to help you to plan, buy and build your garden building.

Assembly

We do not offer an installation service on any of our buildings, as they are designed to be easy and simple to assemble. Using the digital assembly instructions included in your order confirmation and a team of at least 2 people, the interlocking logs that simply slot together mean you will have your BillyOh building up in no time!

See just how easy our log cabins are to assemble in this video:

Dorset Customer Testimonials

We love to catch up with our customers to see how they’re getting on with their garden buildings. Check out how some of our customers have decorated their garden building and read what they had to say about it.

Pat

"It was the best looking cabin which seemed to be well constructed. It looked like a Log Cabin rather than a glorified shed and the price was very competitive! "

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Pat
Buying the cabin was very straightforward, the website was easy to navigate, absolutely no hitches. We were given plenty of notice of delivery allowing me to clear my drive.
Once the base was laid the rest seemed pretty straightforward, we didn't have to adjust or alter anything. I would not hesitate to recommend or buy from you again. It is a quality product well worth the price.

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Jamie

"The customer service was excellent. every step of the way was easy as pie, and everyone was knowledgeable with great advice. "

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Jamie
I purchased from Garden Buildings as it was excellent quality for a fair price! I bought it because I’m a personal trainer, and needed somewhere to train my clients. The building is excellent! So far they all love it!

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Marion

"Customer experience was excellent. Full support and advice provided, construction details provided in advance, delivery on time, complete and in good order, the delivery driver was very helpful and worked hard to assist my construction guys to get the delivery on site."

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Marion
I chose my building from Garden Buildings Direct after looking online at a variety of suppliers and checking out what was available from local suppliers. I liked the style of the summerhouse and considered them to be good value. Initial enquiries with Garden Buildings Direct by phone met with a positive and helpful response.
I would be happy to recommend Garden Buildings Direct for service, price and quality of products.

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