Monday, 22 February 2016

The Timber We Use

The Timber We Use

For our log cabins we only use a slow grown and hardy Spruce. Spruce is useful as a building
material, commonly referred to by several different names including spruce, pine or fir collectively known as white-wood. Spruce wood is used for  number of purposes, varying from general construction work to highly specialised uses in wooden aircraft. The Wright brothers' first aircraft, the Flyer, was built of spruce.
The Spruce we use is a slow grown variety from near the Arctic circle, meaning that it is tougher and more resistant to warping and splitting. Being natural product it still does get the occasional warp or split but not the the severity of the faster grown alternate timbers.

Spruce is one of the most important timbers for paper uses. It has long fibres which bind together to make strong paper. The fibres are thin walled and collapse to thin bands upon drying. Spruces are commonly used in mechanical pulping as they are easily bleached, which can be a problem if the log cabin is left untreated or treated with a clear stain resulting in sun bleaching as it does not offer much UV protection. 

Food and Medicine
The fresh shoots from a spruce tree are a natural source of vitamin C. Captain James Cook made alcoholic sugar-based spruce beer during his sea voyages in order to prevent scurvy in his crew. The
leaves and branches, or the essential oils, can be used to brew spruce beer.
The tips from the needles can be used to make spruce tip syrup. In survival situations spruce needles can be directly ingested or boiled into a tea. This replaces large amounts of vitamin C. Also, water is stored in a spruce's needles, providing an alternative means of hydration. Spruce can be used as a preventive measure for scurvy in an environment where meat is the only prominent food source.

Wood used in soundboards for many musical instruments, including guitars, mandolins, cellos, violins, and the soundboard at the heart of a piano and the harp are know as tonewoods. Spruce is the standard material for these instruments and for this purpose can be referred to as a tonewood.

Other Uses
The resin was used in the manufacture of pitch in the past; the scientific name Picea is generally thought to be derived from Latin pix, pitch. Spruces are also popular ornamental trees in horticulture, admired for their evergreen, symmetrical narrow-conic growth habit. For the same reason, some are also extensively used as Christmas trees.

To see our full range of log cabins products please head over to our website which is and find that extra space just for you. Whether that be a toys and gadgets haven or a peaceful and serene retreat.
Phone Number: 01245 400202 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Our Show Sites

Our Show Sites

As the popularity and reputation of our log cabins grow, we have taken on several resellers across the country to accommodate customers in a variety of areas. 

Essex showsite
White Elm Garden Centre
White Elm Road
P: 01245 400202

This is not only our main show site but also acts as our head office. We man this site seven days a week and are always more than happy to have a chat over the phone, by email or in person.

Regatta Garden Furniture
(A127 Southend Bound between A132 and A130)
Hoverfield Avenue
SS12 9JA

P: 01268 906137 (Homes in Stone)

This is one of our newest show sites located on the A127 in Wickford. In the short space of time this site has been opened we have already had a large number of people coming in and talking to the staff manning the site. This has led to many a new log cabin order and more happy customers. This site is manned by the people over at Homes in Stone who also have a presence here. Head over and have a chat with Steve or any of the other friendly faces at Homes in Stone for either a log cabin or some of their products found on their website. 

Kent Showsite
Woodlands Garden Centre
Ash Lane
Near Sevenoaks
TN15 7EG
P: 01474 852788

Woodlands is a well-established large family run Garden Centre that was established in 1969. They are located near Sevenoaks in Kent along Ash Lane just off the A20 between Wrotham and West Kingsdown. Gardeners of all ages and experience are welcome to visit and talk to their friendly, knowledgeable staff, whether you have a specific need or just wish to browse. They have a large selection of garden related products, including Lillevilla log cabins, available to buy in store or online. They are fast becoming one of Kent's top garden centres. - See more at: Woodlands and see their range of cabins by clicking Here.

Devon Showsite
Riviera Log Cabins
Newton Abbot
TQ12 5AU
P: 01803 872666

A company with traditional values formed to offer a range of high quality outside solutions.

They cover a wide range of decking choices, bespoke timber buildings, Lillevilla log cabins, out buildings, summer houses, children's play areas, as well as garden furniture and supplies for the commercial, leisure and residential sectors.

Specialists in prestige timber, uPVC decking and Millboard Composite Decking; these boards are cut and installed like real wood decking but without any of the commonly associated problems. Having an anti-slip surface also means you can reduce the risk of nasty accidents occurring... 

Wiltshire Showsite
Porton Garden Aquatics & Pets
Porton Garden Centre
P: 01980 611116

Situated just a few miles from Stonehenge and the historic city of Salisbury, Porton Garden Aquatic & Pets has been trading for over 25 years and is dedicated to providing top quality products at low prices, coupled with a strong customer service. Their aim is to provide something for everyone. 

Wild Moose Garden Buildings

Garden Pride
Common Lane
East Sussex
P: 01323 332456

Wild Moose Garden Buildings supply and install a beautiful range of Finnish log cabins throughout the South East of England in East & West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Our log cabins are manufactured in Finland by Louman, a family run business who have earned a reputation for producing traditional Finnish log cabins of the highest quality.

Living Outside Limited

The Oaks Garden Centre
Queen Anne Drive
BH21 3BA
P:01202 797211

Living Outside are Dorset's number one outdoor living company. Covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Devon. We design and create bespoke outdoor entertaining areas.

Visit our Website for more information and our full product range:


Phone Number: 01245 400202

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

How to Choose Your Log Cabin

How to choose your log cabin

There are several important factors to consider when choosing your log cabin. Listed below is some information you should consider when making your decision.

Step 1: Decide on the use of your cabin: Summer house, garden office, extra room for the house, storage, gym or a man cave.

Summer house - If you are mainly wishing to use your cabin during the summer months. With our 44 mm thick log walls to help keep your warm and dry throughout the summer. Lillevilla 125 for example.

Garden office - If you are considering building a garden office, creating a space away from the house where you can go and focus on the task at hand. With 44 mm logs, double glazed windows, lockable doors and a large open space to fit your desk and storage, then a Lillevilla cabin is an ideal choice for you. For a garden office consider upgrading to include roof and floor insulation to help keep you warm and cosy all year round. Lillevilla 345 for example.

Extra room for your house - Our cabins would definitely be cost effective answer to adding an extra room to the house. With the majority of our cabins being beneath 2.5 metres in height, they avoid the need for planning permission (if in any doubt then please check with your local council). Adding the upgraded roofing shingles will not only prevent having to roofing felt every few years, but also looks a lot nicer and are far more durable than standard roofing felt. Lillevilla 129 for example.

Gym - This is a popular choice for quite a few customers owed to the new desire for health and fitness hitting the country. The majority of people do not have room within the house to install a gym. The Lillevilla log cabins aid in creating the required space to fit your exercise equipment and help keep you fit and healthy ( they only thing we can't do is make you use it!). Lillevilla 126 for example.

Step 2:  Working out what space you have available for your cabin to be built onto. Take a tape measure and collect your measurements. Take into account the maintenance of the cabin, you will need to treat your cabin every few years depending on the treatment that you use.

We offer two main styles of cabin the traditional and contemporary. The traditional style comes with an apex roof with double glazing widows on the front. The contemporary style cabin has a pent roof with large front windows opening the cabin up to daylight.

Head over to our website products page and utilize our simple sliders that will help you make your choice of cabin. Each cabin has optional extra's to help create a product to help create your ideal log cabin. We have an online chat service to help assist you with any inquiries you have when attempting to make your decision.

Visit our Website for more information and our full product range:


Phone Number: 01245 400202

Friday, 6 March 2015

Ideal Home Show Ticket Give Away

Ideal Home Show Ticket Give Away

It is that time of year again and the Ideal Home Show is just around the corner. This year as a way to reward our customers we sent out a mailshot asking for any pictures of their cabins that they may have as well as a short comment. The first 50 people to respond would receive two free tickets to the Ideal Home Show. We received an overwhelming response to this including lots of pictures and many positive comments.

"It was very easy to assemble, everything fitted perfectly with very clear easy to understand instructions. I am delighted with my cabin which I use as my workshop (man cave)!"

We received well over the target amount of responses and even had to try to get extra tickets to cover this. We received pictures of several types of log cabins from new to discontinued. If was fantastic to see how well each of the cabins had stood the test of time.

"Hi, thanks for the art room at the end of our garden, I even allow Peter to over winter plants in it. It has been great all the year round and I can't imagine life without it. Wonderful how we could have our own design and windows put on two side,the light and warmth is great."

Over the years we have been building on our customer relations and doing our utmost to keep our customers well informed and satisfied with their cabins and our products reputation. We are always looking for different ways to reward our existing customers and show potential customers the benefits of having a Lillevilla log cabin.

"Just finished applying yacht varnish to our new cabin , very pleased with it . From placing the order to delivery and installation , everything went as promised , very refreshing."

We welcome the chance to chat with people at the shows being as most of our customers find their way to us by word of mouth. Customers have even made videos of themselves putting up their cabins! Click Here For The Video 

"Been waiting 5 years to have my own office, so excited it here now, Guys in the office where really helpful and a big thanks to the boys that made it  sooooooooo pleased with it, Just got to paint it now."

With the Ideal Home Show running from the 20th March to the 6th of April we are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some news ones too.

"Baxter the bull mastiff says Buying the Lillevilla Log Cabin was my master’s second best decision  .  .  .  after selecting me from all the other dogs at the animal shelter!"

We thought we would leave you with a parting shot of our new mascot Baxter the Bull Mastiff!

For more information regarding our products please go to:

Phone Number: 01245 400202

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

News Update December 2014 - Trip to Finland and What's To Come

Visiting Our Cabin Supplier in Finland

This week three members of our team headed to Finland to meet with one of our main suppliers of our superb log cabins. One of the aims of the trip is to discuss the possibility of sourcing new log cabins for 2015. The guys are visiting the Luoman sawmill in Parkano.

We use Luoman as a supplier as they always deal in high quality and resilient timber. The timber they use is acquired from near the Arctic circle and is always at its highest quality when it is cut. The area they acquire the logs from is a sustainable forest and this can be seen as they are allowed to use the PEFC logo (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). They also have Several ISO certificates and the Lillevilla brand have been given the CE mark of approval.

Throughout the year we have been talking to our customers about certain aspects of their cabins that they would either like to see changed or improved upon. After gaining a large amount of positive feedback and a few suggestions we have put this information forward to our supplier and are hoping that some of these changes can be affected in 2015.

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Phone Number: 01245 400202

Friday, 25 July 2014

Life Cycle Of A Log Cabin

Welcome to Lillevilla

Welcome to our first Blog and for our first Blog we wanted to tell you a bit about ourselves here at Lillevilla Log Cabins. In our first Blog we are going to share some information with you on the process of acquiring our lumber all the way up until install. 

From Finland, near the Arctic circle, there is an abundance of sustainable Spruce. For every tree cut down many more are planted in its place, which means we are making the most of a resource that is not only renewable but also incredibly eco-friendly.

Due to growing near the Arctic circle the spruce which we use is more durable than any other available.
By using this tough spruce we can create beautiful and durable log cabins.

Once the spruce has reached maturity and the ideal density it is harvested and brought to a Luoman site to be cut into the required lengths with an incredibly thick 45mm log thickness with a tonge and groove join. This makes the cabin much sturdier as well as easier to assemble.

Not only can the product be assembled by the end user, you can also use our professional, highly rated and efficient installations teams who cover a vast majority of the UK. Generally speaking it would only take a single day for our installers to assemble the cabin. Unlike most of our competitors our installers are usually with you within one to two days of delivery.

Lots of research has been conducted with the intent of creating a durable and aesthetically pleasing product that appeals to those interested in creating a garden office, garden retreat and many more possibilities to utilize an eye pleasing and functional log cabin. Due to our close relationship with our supplier and their advanced manufacturing techniques we are able to offer a varying amount of Bespoke designs.

As standard we incorporate the flooring which sits above a damp proof membrane, all the shown doors and windows which as standard are double glazed and also the roof felt, although we do offer an improved roof with a hexagonal shingle design. We do not believe in charging extra for these items whilst you will find most of our competitors do not supply these as standard and may even charge extra for these required items.

We are constantly striving to improve our products and stay in touch with our desired audience by offering deals, competitions and a top rate customer service and we actively encourage customer feedback. We even have a Facebook page with which we actively engage with past, present and future customers:  

We also have a lot of information on our website for example model details and company information as well as contact details:

We hope that our first Blog was informative and provided a bit of background information about our processes. 
With a big thank you for reading we also hope that you will return to read our future weekly Blogs which may even include competitions, special offers, new products and future plans.

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Phone Number: (01245) 400202