Log Camping Pod 981 - Double Doors, Rear Window
These high specification wooden camping pods are approximately 8'x13' or 8'x16' (2.3x4.0m or 2.3x4.8m) with a choice of 28mm or 42mm thick interlocking logs. Other quality features include double glazing, felt tiles and a timber floor. A verandah, double doors and an opening rear window are also included. Thermally modified timber wall logs are available as an option. Thermally modified timber is a lifetime preservative treatment. Floor insulation is also available as an option. In the garden these versatile log camping pods are a popular choice as an office, a playhouse or an extra bedroom. In the campsite these luxury camping pods provide the ultimate glamping experience and accommodation for up to 7 guests. Instructions are supplied for DIY self assembly. We offer fitting as a low cost option in many areas.
Prices fixed until Wednesday 22nd August.
- All timber used in the construction of these camping pods originates from sustainable forests
- Double glazed doors and window
- Morticed and tenoned joinery doors and window
- Double hinged doors approximately 3'7" wide x 5'3" high (1.1m x 1.6m)
- Mortice lock with handles and keys
- 1 rear opening window approximately 2'6" wide x 1'10" high (0.77m x 0.57m)
- Mineral felt roof tiles
- Strong 28mm thick tongued and grooved floor boards
- Substantial ex 2"x6" floor joists (approximately 150x50mm)
- 19mm thick verandah decking floor boards
- External height 7'3" (2.22m)
- External width 7'8" (2.34m)
- External length 13'1" or 15'9" (4.0m or 4.8m)
- Internal width 7'6" (2.28m)
- Internal length 9'2" or 11'9" (2.79m or 3.59m)
- Verandah depth 3'3" (1.0m)
- Up to 4 adults can sleep in comfort in the 13'1" (4.0m) long camping pod and up to 6 including 1 or 2 children
- Up to 5 adults can sleep in comfort in the 15'9" (4.8m) long camping pod and up to 7 including 1 or 2 children
GLAMPING: In recent years "glamping" or "glamour camping" has become increasingly popular. It is easy to see why. Instead of pitching a tent and struggling with ropes and tent pegs, visitors to a camp site can step into a camping pod with no set up required. Camping pods are also more comfortable, quieter and you can even enjoy a lie in. The substantial timber construction provides much better insulation than a tent. Our camping pods stay cooler in hot weather, warmer in cold weather and darker in bright sunlight.
CAMPING IN THE GARDEN: The modern trend for glamping has spread into the garden. Increasingly camping pods provide a stylish and comfortable extra bedroom in the garden. When not in use as a spare bedroom, these versatile buildings can also be a great playroom which the kids will love or a useful storage area for garden furniture and outside toys. Camping pods are also very popular as a garden office. The compact size and shape makes our camping pods much easier to heat than other buildings. Our camping pods have a lower profile than most other garden buildings so they are unobtrusive and less visible from within your property and neighbouring properties.
PLANNING PERMISSION: Our camping pods are less than 2.5m high so planning permission is not normally required in the back garden of a domestic dwelling. Permission may be required if you live in a conservation area or a listed building. At a camp site a camping pod may be classified as a caravan if it has a wheeled base, which is available as an option.
DECORATIVE FELT TILES: Mineral coated bitumen felt tiles are an attractive and durable roofing material which is far more hardwearing than standard roofing felt. Traditionally used for small buildings only in the UK, felt tiles are used much more in Scandinavia and North America where they are used widely in general housebuilding. The sophisticated design features a strip of almost dry bitumen adhesive. This ensures that every tile is stuck to the tile below within a few days for improved waterproofing and windproofing. All fixings are covered by the next row of felt tiles, partly to ensure a neat appearance with concealed fixings but mainly to protect the fixing holes from any possible moisture. Mineral felt tiles are made using asphalt with a bitumen binder and an external covering of durable and attractive natural stone chips. Mineral felt tiles are often described as felt shingles because the design resembles traditional cedar shingles.
SIZES - LENGTH AND WIDTH: The overall sizes including the verandah are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the width and the second dimension is the length. The width refers to the walls at the front and rear including the main door wall. The length refers to the side walls. The sizes listed are the external wall sizes.
- Choice of 28mm or 42mm thick interlocking tongued and grooved wall logs (finished size after machining)
- Thermally modified timber wall logs (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Floor insulation
- Recycled plastic base kits
- Wheeled base (for camp sites)
- A selection of microporous wood preservatives in a wide choice of colours
- Natural wood oil preservative in a choice of colours
THERMALLY MODIFIED TIMBER: Thermally modified timber is a beautiful natural material with a projected service life of 30 years or longer. Only heat and steam are used in the treatment process and no chemicals are added. It is a lifetime preservative treatment. The timber is gradually heated to a high temperature which permanently changes the physical properties of the wood. The resistance to decay and stability of the wood are significantly improved as are the insulation properties. The moisture content is reduced and resin is removed so it cannot seep out of the wood. The process was developed in Finland but it is based on ancient knowledge. For example, the Vikings knew that fencing poles with a burnt surface were more durable. The finished colour of the wood is an attractive brown which can be painted or stained just like any other wood. If the wood is left untreated it will fade over time to a silver grey colour in the same way as other timber.
UNDERFLOOR INSULATION: The underfloor insulation is designed to suit our timber floor. The rigid insulation boards are suspended between the floor joists and above the ground. The top face of the insulation is just below the floorboards. The solidity of the floor is unaffected by this design. The internal appearance is also unchanged with attractive and durable tongued and grooved boards. Sufficient fixings are supplied to ensure that the insulation is suspended at the optimum height. Detailed instructions are supplied. The floor insulation used is 50mm thick polystyrene which is certified by the British Board of Agrement.
RECYCLED PLASTIC BASE KITS: Designed to spread weight and quickly clipped together, each paver is 500mm x 500mm. These durable and eco friendly plastic pavers are made from 100% recycled polypropylene. Lightweight and easy to install, the finished base will outlast any log cabin. Extensive preparation is not normally required - just level the soil and lay the pavers directly on the soil. No sand or shingle is required. Weed membranes are not needed below timber floors. Unlike paving or concrete these bases are self draining and fully relocatable. Our standard pavers support 150 tonnes per square metre. They are suitable for any normal use and they can be laid on a soil or shingle sub-base. Our heavier duty pavers support 350 tonnes per square metre. They can be laid on any flat surface including concrete. Where space permits the base is normally laid full size but if required in a tight location the pavers can be easily cut to size with no loss of structural integrity. These heavy duty pavers are only available when you purchase a Summer garden building. Fast delivery within 3-5 days ensures that you can start work quickly.
WHEELED BASE - FOR CAMP SITES: With a wheeled base our camping pods are fully mobile and normally classified as a caravan for planning purposes. The substantial timber floor provides a sturdy frame. Additional timber is also supplied to transform it into a strong and rigid chassis. A standard 50mm tow hitch is also supplied if you prefer to tow the camping pod into position. The tow hitch can be fitted at either end. Substantial bolts are used throughout. The wheels can be easily removed if required and just as easily refitted. Many smaller privately run camp sites are Certificated Camp Sites, which are vetted and inspected by The Camping and Caravanning Club. Certificated Camp Sites are allowed up to 5 caravans or motor homes in addition to tents.
MICROPOROUS PRESERVATIVE - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our quality microporous preservatives are impervious to water but not to water vapour. This allows the wood to breathe. You can order up to 3 separate colours if required. At least two coats are normally required with a further coat at periodic intervals.
Our 3 star preservative is practical and affordable with a choice of 4 colours. It covers around 10 square metres per litre and normally lasts 1-2 years before a further coat is required.
Our 4 star preservative is a high quality preservative which covers around 9 square metres per litre and normally lasts 2-5 years before a further coat is requred. It is available with a choice of 12 colours.
Our 5 star preservative is a deluxe high build preservative which can be used to achieve a stunning finish. Each extra coat increases the colour and sheen. It covers around 8 square metres per litre and normally lasts 2-5 years before a further coat is required. It is available with a choice of 12 colours.
Based on average coverage five litres of our 4 star preservative is enough for two coats on an 8'x10' shed or an 8'x8' log cabin. Ten litres is enough for three coats on a 10'x16' shed or a 12'x10' log cabin. Coverage varies according to the smoothness of the surface and the porosity of the timber. We recommend that you order more than you need to be sure that you have easily enough. All of these preservatives are safe for use with children and pets. These microporous preservatives are only available when you purchase a Summer garden building or if you purchased a Summer building in the past. Prices include free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland. Colours are only as accurate as reproductive techniques allow.
WATERPROOF CLEAR SEAL - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our hardwearing clear seal is ideal as a clear varnish for bare timber or as a waterproof top coat for painted wood and pressure treated timber. It is also ideal as a waterproof floor varnish, especially the polyurethane clear seal. The smooth and shiny finished surface is waterproof and easy to clean. Available in a choice of acrylic or polyurethane, these colourless water based coatings are almost odourless and recommended for smooth planed timber only. One coat is normally required as a sealing top coat on painted or treated timber. A minimum of two coats are normally required on untreated wood. Up to three coats may be required for floors. An unsealed timber floor quickly shows muddy boot marks and other dirt. For best results a floor should be treated at the earliest opportunity while the timber is new and clean. On average five litres of our 5 star clear seal is enough for three coats on a 12'x12' floor, two coats on the walls of an 8'x8' log cabin or one coat on the walls of a 12'x16' log cabin. We recommend that you order more than you need to be sure that you have easily enough. The price includes free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland.
NATURAL WOOD OIL - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our traditional wood oil preservative is linseed oil based and provides a natural ecologically friendly alternative to modern alkyd based preservatives. Wood oil combines the waterproofing qualities of a paint finish with the high absorption rate of woodstain. The natural oiliness provides a highly water repellent surface which protects the wood from moisture. The oil also penetrates deep into the wood and emphasizes the grain. The high elasticity of wood oil allows it to expand and contract with the wood as climatic conditions vary. Three coats are recommended with a further coat after 1-3 years. One litre covers approximately 12 to 16 square metres. Coverage varies according to the smoothness and porosity of the timber so you should order more than you need. On average five litres covers a 10x8 log cabin with three coats and ten litres covers a 20x13 log cabin with 3 coats. Colours are only as accurate as reproductive techniques allow. Prices include free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland.
BURGLAR ALARM: This simple and effective battery operated burglar alarm kit is easy to install in any wooden garden building. The main panel features a digital keypad and a powerful built-in siren. Two pre-wired door contacts are also included complete with a length of cable which plugs into the main panel. A 9 volt PP3 alkaline battery is required, which is not supplied with the kit. The alarm is easy to set using the digital keypad. A delay allows plenty of time to enter or leave the building after setting the alarm. Once the alarm has been armed it will be triggered by opening the door or tampering with the wiring. When the alarm is activated the siren emits a powerful and unpleasant sound to deter intruders.
- Delivery is normally between 6 and 9 weeks after order.
- Our log cabin prices include all delivery charges - unlike others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process.
- Delivery is by appointment with advance notice by phone a day or two before.
- It is normally possible to deliver this log cabin even if access is restricted. The wall logs can be carried one or two at a time and all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
FREE CRANE OFFLOAD: The delivery lorry normally includes a crane to unload your log cabin quickly and easily without assistance. There is normally one pack which is unloaded on the drive or verge at the front of your property. Larger cabins may be two or three packs which may be stackable. Pack sizes vary from around 3.0m long for a small cabin up to 6.5m long for a larger cabin. The packs are polythene wrapped and securely strapped while in transit but after the pack is opened the individual components are easy to carry. The wall logs can be carried one or two at a time and all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
RESTRICTED ACCESS: The delivery vehicle is a large lorry at least 33' or 10m long and 8'6" or 2.6m wide, which is unloaded from the side. If there is no suitable unloading area at your property please contact us. With advance warning we can normally overcome most access restrictions, often at no extra cost. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the access at your site.
- All log cabin prices include VAT.
- Pay only 30% deposit when you order this log cabin by phone or online.
ORDER BY PHONE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. To order phone us on 01603 721590 seven days a week. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 30% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
ORDER ONLINE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. We also accept password protected online payments using Verified by VISA or Mastercard SecureCode. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 30% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
METHODS OF PAYMENT: We accept most major credit cards and debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, VISA Delta, VISA Debit, MasterCard Debit, Electron, Solo, Switch, Maestro and UK Maestro. We also accept secure online payments using Verified by VISA or MasterCard SecureCode. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards at present.
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- Low fixed rates
- Payment on completion
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