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Log Cabin Garden House Iris 3.6m x 2.7m

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Create an awesome home office, she shed, workshop, or studio at the bottom of your garden with this fantastic 9.6m² Nordic-style apex roof log cabin.

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Product overview

Create an awesome home office, she shed, workshop, or studio at the bottom of your garden with this fantastic 9.6m² Nordic-style apex roof log cabin.

The front facing glass windows let in plenty of light, making it the ideal spot to work, create or just relax.

Crafted from kiln dried Nordic spruce, the chalet cut 28mm thick logs offer increased protection against the elements, while the tongue and groove floor and roof construction makes for a precise, quality finish.

With comprehensive instructions, assembly is easier than you might expect, while the house is delivered untreated and unfinished, so you can choose the stain or colour that fits best with your location.

The 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty means you know it’s going to be a standout feature in your garden for many years to come.

Perfect for some extra work, storage or entertaining space, it’s also a great looking addition to any backyard. Order yours today.

• Traditional Nordic apex roof garden house with double doors
• 9.6m² of floor space
• Renewable kiln-dried Nordic Spruce
• Delivered unfinished – choose your own colour or finish here
• Low door sill with stainless steel cover
• Storm bracing
• Glass door and side windows
• Tongue and groove flooring and roof for a quality finish
• Roofing felt included (Shingles an optional extra - 6 packs required)
• Chalet cut wall logs
• Foundation joists included
• 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Optional roof shingle packs required: 6
Dimensions: W 3.6m x D 2.7m x H 2.49m
Floor area: 9.72m²
Ridge height: 2.49m
Eaves height: 2.11m
Wall thickness: 28mm
Roof panel thickness: 16mm
Floor board thickness: 19mm
Door opening size: W 151cm x H 175cm
Window size: W 66cm x H 111cm
Glass thickness: 4mm
Snow load rating: 90 kg/m²
Packaged size: L 450cm x W 120cm x H 70cm
Weight: 1,022kg

This cabin has a floor area under 30m², this means it is exempt from the consent process when added to your property as a structure for ancillary use. Please see our 'consent information' button below for more information.

Construction Points:

A good foundation is the key to guaranteeing the longevity and quality of your cabin. Only a completely level, rectangular foundation and bearers will ensure problem-free installation of the cabin.

The floor must be a minimum of 50mm off the ground, preferably more. The underside of the floorboards and the joists should be painted thoroughly and care taken to ensure enough airflow under the house. We recommend using Malthoid DPC between joists and the ground.

Your chosen site must be levelled and compacted to minimise ‘settling’. We recommend using strip or spot foundations, concrete foundations or pavers or a cast concrete bed.

If unsure consult with, or have the foundation prepared by a specialist.

Consent information

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View design statement

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Note: This video shows a similar log cabin from Palmako, however it does not represent this exact product.


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Questions and answers

1 vote
The 2x2 Viven says on the photos that the windows are double glazed. This larger one doesn't have a similar picture. Are the window and door double glazed?
This cabin does not have double glazing.
By Trade Tested on October 01 2023
11 votes
Can you tell me if the roof is included? As shown in the picture?
Yes you receive rolls of roofing felt with the kit - if you look at the 'Frequently Bought Together' section above there is an option to add a roofing shingle upgrade kit.
By Trade Tested on January 17 2019
10 votes
Hi there! Do you think installing onto a low deck rather than a concrete pad would be a good way to get the required aeration under the floor?
Yes, that would be a great option.
By Trade Tested on January 17 2019
4 votes
Can these be dismantled easily after construction?
We haven't tested this ourselves but we don't think it would be an easy job as you would have to unscrew everything, remove roofing felt which is nailed onto the roof. It's basically designed to be a permanent structure, not to assembled and dismantled multiple times. In short, it's possible but not recommended once assembled.
By Trade Tested on July 29 2021
4 votes
The door in your pics is shown on the right side when looking at it from the outside...but in the customer pics it is shown on the left side. Which one is correct?
There is no correct answer, you can choose which side you want it to be on.
By Trade Tested on December 28 2020
4 votes
Could we have the doors at the end of the cabin?
The can't be switched as the wood is pre-cut. You could add extra doors at one end yourself however.
By Trade Tested on February 03 2020
3 votes
Hey i was wondering if there is any power point?
No you would need to install this yourself.
By Trade Tested on July 24 2020
4 votes
Morning do these cabins need a building consent? We are in the Wairarapa/ Carterton.
This one is under 10m2, so it should be fine depending on your intended use. We always recommend double checking with your local council.
By Trade Tested on January 08 2019
0 votes
How many shingle roof kit packs would be required to put over the felt supplied?
A cabin of this size will require 6 packs of shingles. This should be sufficent to cover the roof and add some edging and capping if required.
By Trade Tested on March 19 2023
3 votes
Are the windows opening windows?
Yes they are.
By Trade Tested on May 08 2019
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Very happy with the quality. Went together very well.

Chelle Auckland
Easy to build

Easy to build just make sure floor is dead level, as it will affect how it goes together .

Pat Auckland
Log cabin Iris

Very impressive, goes together precisely, highly recommended

Jon Wellington
Very pleased

We bought the log cabin Iris, as a garden studio. Communication from the company was excellent, and the delivery company was the same. We laid our own reinforced concrete pad foundation. We are sure that is better than trying to line up piles or a strip foundation in advance. Our placement was slightly off, but with a pad, that was easy to rectify, though we'd recommend you make the foundation a little bigger than the specified dimensions of Iris, as insurance. A short review - the shed exceeded our expectations, and was very easy to put together once we learned to trust the instructions, and not try to read ahead. We are an older couple, and constructed it ourselves on winter hours (late start, early finish) and had our Iris structure complete in two days, with just the exterior oil, optional roof tiles and interior painting to do. The whole process was easy, and required no tools, expertise or parts we didn’t already have - and we’re both desk workers, not builders. Either of us could lift everything (if you’re smaller it’d take two for the door) if needed, but we’d recommend two folk unless you’re an expert. Things like eaves and roof structures are easier with a person each end. In more detail, with tips: We did not have space to lay the pieces out in order for each size, as recommended, but with two large tarps to keep the wood off the ground, we found it useful to unload all the parts onto the tarps, bar roof and floor pieces (packed at the bottom) in piles of size and shape, to make accessing the correct item easier. We were far enough through the build at the end of day one to cover the roof with one of those tarps, and wrap the remaining wood in the other to keep dew off overnight. Trade Tested supplied one extra long wall piece just in case (could be cut down to short wall length if needed) and one extra floorboard, neither of which we needed. The crate itself was made of the same tongue and groove wood, so in a pinch, we could have used that. We received plenty of roof felt, extra roof ’tiles’, and a few surplus of all fastenings in case of fumble fingers. As an aside, the door hinges are adjustable for perfect fit by screwing the pintles on the doors themselves in or out, the instructions did not mention this - the only omission. We ended up using the crate to build a rustic deck, then built a storage box for it using anything left over… Buying the optional tiles improved the look no end, and they were easy to affix. We had ordered the exterior sealant with our Iris, the only extras needed (other than the foundation and fixings between it and the shed) were interior paint and floor polyurethane. We would not hesitate to recommend this, it’s excellent value, seems well made, was easy to put together fast, and exceeded our expectations on appearance. Things to bear in mind: Allow the full time when planning! Also, as said, be very careful if placing your foundation arrangements before your kit arrives. We misread the pad size, then were a little too precise for size - but had placed ours a few centimetres in the wrong direction, and a whisker too narrow. Had we erred slightly too large, we’d have saved some faffing about. Entirely our fault, but something to bear in mind! Also, if you can, don’t open the plastic covering of the pallet until build day. If you want to read the instructions ahead of time, they’re on line. You don’t want to get your wood wet. And don’t worry about trying to read all the few instruction pages ahead - each stage became crystal clear as we went on, and the parts pile reduced.

Jacqui Northland
Studio (Log Cabin Garden House).

This is a very good value product and would recommend buying.

Dazza Whanganui
Shed Haven

Loved building this. Read the instructions and sort parts into different catergories first helps a lot. I CD50 every piece before I started the build. Over-engineered my foundations using 4x4 piles and 150x50 bearers with stainless bolts. The decking was left overs from our house deck. Only downer was the quality of the window hardware that deteriorated immediately upon installation. I used bitumen impregnated building paper on the roof before over laying the roof felt and then bitumen shingles on top. I recommend a double layer of tiles slightly overhanging each face to stiffen the edge. My friends say it is too good for a tool shed and that I should rent it out, my wife immediately took ownership to make it her gym space, sigh.....

Jonty Wellington
Happy wairarapa artist

I am so happy with my kitset cabin..its taken a bit of a process because of weather, access, xmas and other factors but finally finished with the help of Masterton's building company "The Yes Man" . Added corrugated roofing, a deck, down pipes and i happy, YES.. Thanks Tradetested..

Adairs artspace Wairarapa
Great and easy to install

I am happy with my shed. It will be an office and spare bedroom. Easy for one person to install.

Mike Wellington
Amazing trade tested cabin

Happy with how our cabin has turned out we did have to buy some new bottom joist boards as the ones that come were a little warped not straight How ever they worked for the deck we added on lucky hubby is handy on the tools to utilize Looks awesome we are yet to paint and interior design for our massage space none the less overall happy This will be the new purchase when kids get older and want their own space

Nogs Opotiki
So good!

These cabins are great! Had ours 2 years now. Took a week all up as we laid it on a concrete foundation then bolted the floor to it as we didn’t want to take the chance it would blow away with our tropical storms we have in Tai Tokerau but the actual build took a day with 2 guys. You do have to seal the wood Battons though ours was provided with the kitset and that took a week and all the little stuff maybe another day. Love this cabin and it has survived our weather. But if you’re not at least a handyman or woman then it’d be a bit harder as it has some nicks and kinks to work out. We bought the 3.6 x 2.8 + laid concrete pad with 900mm over lap for a deck + bolts and stuff to connect lights n caravan lead was a great alternative to get the daughter out of our space and into her own. Cheers Trade Tested!

Vicky Tai Tokerau