Astwood Log Cabins – Design Your Own Log Cabin.

Specialists in Bespoke Log Cabins. Made to Order in the UK

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Base Information

Base Information For Log Cabins 

It is very important that the base for our log cabins is correct. If it is not we may not be able to build the log cabin.


Your log cabin base must be FLAT, LEVEL, SOLID and the correct SIZE & POSITION



You will receive a Base Information Sheet with your order confirmation which will tell you the correct size base for your log cabin.

Your Log Cabin Measures

Externally At The Bottom                                   Ideal Base Size

3.1m x 3.1m                                                         2.9m x 2.9m

3.1m x 4m                                                           2.9m x 3.8m

3.1m x 5m                                                           2.9m x 4.8m

4m x 3.1m                                                           3.8m x 2.9m

4m x 4m                                                             3.8m x 3.8m

4m x 5m                                                             3.8m x 4.8m

5m x 3.1m                                                           4.8m x 2.9m

5m x 4m                                                             4.8m x 3.8m

5m x 5m                                                             4.8m x 4.8m


Always check the diagonal measurements of your base to make sure it is square.

Your log cabin base can be larger than this but no smaller. However, it is best to do it to the recommended size to help stop water collecting on the base.



The base must be above ground level. You must not fit paving or decking etc. right up to the cabin if it will be higher than the base. This is to allow water to drain away. A channel filled with gravel around the cabin base can look decorative and is an effect soak-away.






Make sure there are no plants, raised beds, walls, fences or trees in the way. This space is required at the top and bottom of log cabins for the log ends, roof overhangs and access.

Log Cabins With Larger Overhangs



The base for logs cabins needs to be perfectly flat.

It should not slope to allow water to run off.



Your base needs to be perfectly level with no lumps or dip. Concrete must be finished smooth, not rippled, with no edging finish at a different level. The shuttering must be removed before we arrive.



The best materials for your log cabin base are concrete or concrete flagstones.

Other materials such as paving, decking or timber frames may be OK as long as they are flat, level, solid and the right size but please ask for advice because it may affect the way we prepare the log cabin.

Soil, grass or gravel are not suitable for a log cabin base.


Please contact us using the contact form or call 01270 628261 if you have any questions about log cabins and your base.

Customer Comments

Excellent quality and value for money. Its true what they say, you get what you pay for.

Mr & Mrs M, Cheshire

There was a clear drive for perfection throughout the process…Their customer service was better than anything we have experienced before.

Mr T, Derbyshire

I would recommend Astwood without hesitation.

Mrs CS, Yorkshire

Guys, I love my shed! Thank you all for giving it your energy and attention to detail. Very much appreciated.

Mrs B, South Yorkshire

Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help during the design and build process. Nothing has been too much trouble for you guys and the level of service fantastic. The cabin is beautiful and surpassed my expectations.

Mr B, Warwickshire

Just to say thank you for working with me and being patient with all my design changes. My cabin is everything I dreamed it would be and more. I have spent every weekend I have been at home over the summer in it. Now the nights are drawing in, it’s even better. Many thanks for once again.

Mr B, Oxfordshire

Absolutely over the moon with our new log cabin

From planning through to building I observed a professional team of friendly, helpful and hardworking craftsmen and women working with top quality materials in a fast and efficient manner. Would highly recommend Astwood Log Cabins. This really is a cabin for life and the finished product look amazing.

Mr C, Cheshire


Thanks … for such an exciting two days. We are so pleased that … persuaded us to buy one of your cabins. We wish your business all the best … and looking at the quality of your product you can only go onwards and upwards…I admire the meticulous build quality (and that you made it yourselves in your workshop!).
Mr W, Cambridgshire
I would just like to say how pleased i am with the Log Cabin and that the carpenter who erected it, was well impressed with the quality of the materials and craftsmanship of all the timber.
I hope to enjoy many years sitting out in the sun
Mr H, Lincolnshire

Thankyou for my log cabin today your men worked hard and did a good job

Mr S, Lancashire

Your after sales service is the best!

Feel free to use us as a reference site as we have 2 now!

Mr V, West Midlands

They are a credit to the company. I am very pleased with my cabin. I will definitely be recommending the company to others.

Mr N, London

It was our pleasure really, you are a lovely team. We enjoyed watching the cabin go up and are delighted with it, although it is keeping us very busy!

Mr C, London

Just to tell you I am delighted with your product. I painted it on the 2 days following installation. It is a fine quality product of which you must be proud. Your little company deserves to succeed and flourish for your product is excellent.

Mr M, London

Just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for the cabin. It has been worth the wait and we our both very pleased with it. Great finish.

Mr B, Shropshire