Investing in log cabins is a great idea and they can be a beautiful addition to your garden, allowing you to spend even more time outside with your friends and family. However, you need to make sure that you know exactly what you have to do to maintain your new purchase so that it stands the test of time.

First of all, make sure that you treat it as soon as it is built and in your backyard so that it can withstand anything that the great British weather chooses to throw at it. If you leave your cabin untreated, you will see it deteriorate so this is very important.

Choosing the right kind of treatment is also important and there are several products to choose from so make sure you find out which is the best for your particular cabin. Water-based treatments can be applied directly to the wood without a primer, while oil-based treatments soak into the timber and allow it to contract and expand. This is a great choice as these stains are more durable and you won’t need to redo it as often.

British winters can be quite harsh, so you need to keep an eye on your cabin throughout the colder months. Look out for any possible leaks or rain damage and make sure that you act quickly to fix any problems if you do spot them.

With just a little bit of care and attention from you, your cabin should last a very long time, so do some research to find out exactly what you need to do maintenance-wise.

For ideas on how to decorate your cabin once you’ve brought it home and had it built, have a look at the Houzz website, which has all sorts of tips and advice.