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Our new BillyOh Robyn Corner Cabin

With four windows on three sides, it’s optimised to let loads of light in, and in addition, it’s super robust and long lasting. The corner log cabin is a new addition to our range – but we think it’ll quickly become one of our most popular options.

The key differences

Wall Thickness

Summerhouses do what they say on the tin – provide a house for the summer. They’re ideal for the warmer months – but due to their thinner walls, aren’t adapted to provide insulation come autumn and winter. That’s the first major difference.

Log cabins are equipped with much thicker walls. The Robyn comes with hefty 44mm planks, but for most cabins, you’ve got a choice between 19mm, 28mm, 44mm and whopping 70mm thickness levels. In contrast, summerhouses make use of 11mm walls.

Construction

The second difference is the manner in which they’re constructed (or need to be constructed). Our corner summerhouses are pre-assembled on a panel-by-panel basis at our workshop, meaning that you, in essence, just need to fit the five sides together (along with a bit of prep work). Log cabins, on the other hand, are delivered to you in individual boards.

While this might seem daunting to the amateur builder, the tongue and groove construction makes building a breeze. The boards slot together like lego, with the tongue of one panel fitting seamlessly into the other. This makes for a super-strength, resilient structure and also aids water-tightness.

Window styles

Thirdly, log cabins offer the option of two different window styles: single or double glazed. The single glazing is made from styrene, and the double glazing from thickened glass, for an optimal homely vibe. Summerhouses are equipped with the single glazing as standard, with no upgrade available.

Generally, summerhouses come with more windows (for optimal sunshine coverage). Cabins are more heavy-duty, so do have windows, but it might be just one on the side.

The list goes on…

There are benefits to both buildings. As our premium option, log cabins generally get the pick of the bunch when it comes to materials, space and overall optimal design.

Roof structure

Take the roof, for example. Log cabins are reinforced by Jamie’s BillyOh Dorset Log CabinJamie’s BillyOh Dorset Log Cabin

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