For our latest review were taking a look at the very popular Rowland Kestrel Corner Log Cabin available from Sheds.co.uk. The Rowland Kestrel is ideal for owners of smaller gardens wanting a mid sized log cabin that can save space by being tucked neatly into any right angled corner space.
Whilst not the largest log cabin on the market, its back walls are almost 3m wide internally and it does feel spacious once inside, especially with all the light pouring in through the glass double doors and large side windows. The height which rises to 2.6m (8ft 7″) adds to this feeling of spaciousness.
The construction is good too for a log cabin of this size and price. 28 mm logs are used in the walls, which are solid and sturdy and will give pretty good insulation during most of the year. Insulation from the cold and noise is also given in the double glazed doors and windows which come as standard with this model. However, just as you would with you home, you may want to use some form of heating in really cold weather.
The foundations beams are pressure treated and so are made to last and the flooring uses 19mm tongue and grooved timber giving it extra strength and keeping out any drafts.
The roof also uses 19mm tongue and groove cladding and comes with attractive and hard wearing felt shingles as standard, which like the double glazing is a nice feature to include in the price because with so many log cabins these are often optional extras. In this sense, you are getting a good deal.
For security, all glass is toughened for increased security and strength and the doors incorporate a lever sash lock to help keep the them securely shut.
Where perhaps the construction lets you down a little is that the timber comes as untreated, so you will need to pop down to B&Q and buy yourself some Cuprinol or other wood treatment and cover it yourself. The positive side to this, of course, is that there are a thousand different colour options you can choose from when you do this, so you can keep your colour natural or choose a coloured stain if you wish. Which ever you do, do it quickly before the water gets to it.
From an aesthetic point of view, the Rowlinson Kestrel log cabin is an attractive piece of garden architecture. The three sided glass front, with double doors gives an impressive perspective and the fact that it’s a corner log cabin means that when you look at it, you see right to the back, where the cabin is deepest and this makes it look even grander. The felt shingles which are standard in this model are usually the most expensive roofing option on other models because they look like house tiles – this gives the building a quality design finish.
As for use, the Rowlinson Kestrel can be utilized for a wide variety of purposes. Its sizable enough to have a dining table and chairs for a meal, you could use it as a small office or studio, a children’s room or even a ‘man cave’.
At Sheds.co.uk, you get a 10 year anti rot guarantee, free 21 day UK delivery and at the time of going to press, there’s a £679 discount off the RRP. They even offer 0% finance over 12 months if you require it.
Eaves Height Min: 2110mm | Max: 2600mm
Roof Height: 2600mm
Door Width: 1610mm
Door Height: 1740mm
For more details or to purchase the Rowlinson Kestrel Corner Log Cabin visit Sheds.co.uk