Lugarde Information

General

Building permission

Preparation

Delivery

Assembly

Finish

Walls

Roof

Shingles

Floor

Windows and doors

Upkeep

Guarantee

Complaints

General
First class Northern European pine is the foundation of all Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins. In these countries governmental authorities exercise stringent supervision to ensure that more trees are planted than are cut down, so that the ecological balance perfectly is maintained. Lugarde guarantee that we will choose only the highest quality materials and accessories, in the manufacture of our summerhouse and log cabin garden buildings. The assembling of a Lugarde summerhouse or Lugarde log cabin does not require more than average technical and do-it-yourself skills and only basic tools Hammer, Rubber Mallet, Screwdriver (electric makes it easier) Spirit Level, Tape Measure and a Hand Saw.  As a matter of course all Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins come with assembly instructions. At an additional charge however you can leave the assembly work to us.  Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like help designing your Lugarde Log Cabin or Summerhouse.
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Building permission
Depending on the local authorities and size of your Lugarde garden building you may need planning consent if you intend to build a Lugarde summerhouse or Lugarde log cabin in your garden. Your local council will give you any information you need. We can supply building drawings of all Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins free of charge.
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Preparation
A solid foundation is necessary for the installation of your Lugarde summerhouse or Lugarde log cabin. Depending on soil type it has to be removed to a depth of approx. 15 cm. Next fill in with sharp sand, compact or vibrate and then lay concrete slabs or put down concrete. Make sure that the top of the floor is always above ground level and that it is absolutely level. This will prevent you from unnecessary problems. It is advisable to apply a layer of gravel around your summerhouse or log cabin to prevent water from splashing up. If you require further details, please contact us and we will gladly offer our advice.
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Delivery
All Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins are packed in an environment-friendly film. Delivery will be direct from Lugarde. In case home delivery has been agreed, the truck delivers the package at the road side or as close to the property as it can safely get. Deliveries are made using a 40ft articulated vehicle with a moffat forklift on the back so you must make sure you have the space to unload.
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Assembly
Lugarde includes clear assembly instructions with every summerhouse and log cabin garden building. At an additional charge however you can also have the installation work done by one of our fitting team.
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Finish
All Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabin garden buildings are delivered untreated unless a treatment is requested at the time of order, pressure treatment, factory sprayed pre-treatment and painting are all additional options for the finish of the timber.
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 Walls
All summerhouses in the Prima and Fifth Avenue series consist of a unique 3=1 system, developed by Lugarde, where the moulded wall elements slide perfectly into the corresponding corner posts. The corner posts are reinforced with an invisible aluminium strip, a system which improves the durability of the summerhouse under all weather conditions. The assembling system is simple and durable, and all wall elements are erected without nails or screws. The thickness of the wall elements is 28 mm. for summerhouses up to 300 cm and 44 mm for the models from 350 cm. For summerhouses with a wall thickness of 28 mm the wall elements are placed on pressure-impregnated foundation beams of 44x70 mm. Buildings with a wall thickness of 44 mm are placed on foundation beams of 70x70 mm.

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Corner post

Roof
For summerhouses in the octagonal range up to 300 cm the roof is made up of 8 ready-to-use elements, both for thatched roofs and for shingle roofs. In all summerhouses from 350 cm across, the roof comes as a do-it-yourself construction kit and includes rafters, roof elements, shingles and decorative moulding (if applicable). The roof covering is made of 19 mm thick pine wood boards, which are completely prepared. In models over 350 cm across thatching has to be done by local professional thatchers. The roof elements however are included in the delivery.

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Lugarde roof shingle colour options

Shingles
We offer a choice of 5 shingle colours: green, red, brown, black and bluish-grey for your Lugarde garden building.  Unless otherwise requested all Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins will be supplied with green shingles. You can also opt for hexagonal shingles in the colours black and red or copper shingles.
For the additional charge of these shingles please contact us.
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Floor
A 19mm thick pinewood floor is available as an option, including high-pressure-impregnated floor joists.
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Windows and doors
You can combine or enlarge the doors and windows for your Lugarde garden building as you please, as long as the dimensions correspond to the summerhouse or log cabin (i.e. will fit the wall size) of your choice. Should you choose a size which differs from the standard dimensions there will be an additional modification cost for each alteration.  All garden buildings with 44 mm wall elements can be delivered with double glazed (16 mm) windows and doors. The relevant types are window PE44 and door PE45. All single doors are supplied with standard opening left sided (as seen from the outside). If you want the door opening on the right, please order it that way. In case of double doors, the right door will open first. During construction the doors and windows are slipped over the wall elements from the top, together with the frames, creating a very stable structure. For the various models/types of windows and doors for your Lugarde summerhouse or Lugarde log cabin please click here for the various options.
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Upkeep
All Lugarde summerhouses and Lugarde log cabins are delivered untreated and it is important to protect your garden building against the influence of sun, water and UV-light with a preservative soon after installation.
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It is important to treat your Lugarde building against the elements

Guarantee
Lugarde guarantees all its summerhouses and log cabins for 5 years on manufacturing or construction defects. Such guarantees however only apply for those products which have been installed and which are treated according to the instructions and directions of Lugarde. Wood is a unique, natural product and the finish on boards will therefore vary. Variation will therefore be seen in the grains and shades of colour. Such properties are normal in wood and cannot be considered as a defect. They have to be accepted as an unavoidable property of the product. All summerhouses or log cabins which are constructed from wood will shrink or swell according to weather conditions and along with warping are natural properties of wood.
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Complaints
If in the event of a complaint, the cause of the problem proves to be unreasonable extreme or severe circumstances or in case the summerhouse or log cabin has been installed in rough/wet surroundings, the guarantee shall no longer apply as well as for garden buildings which have not been treated (painted/protected) properly.  In such cases we shall be forced to charge you for call out costs, any labour costs and/or replacement of components etc. Complaints for damage, visual defects or missing parts should be reported within 8 days from delivery or before assembling and treatment of the summerhouse or log cabin. Also, in the event of complaint if the cause proves to be poor foundations or assembly errors the guarantee shall not apply.  Any missing or damaged parts will be delivered or replaced as soon as possible.
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