Astwood Log Cabins – Design Your Own Log Cabin.

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

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Planning Permission

Planning Permission For Log Cabins

Log cabins usually fall under the category of permitted development but there are some rules:

  • The log cabin should not be in front of your house
  • It must not cover more than 50% of the land around your house
  • It should not contain living accomodation
  • If it is within 2m of a boundary it should not be above 2.5m high
  • Decking should not be more than 300mm high

There is more information about this on the Government’s Planning Portal Website.

Or you can download this pdf document – Planning Information.

If you do not meet these criteria you will need to speak to your local planning authority.

The rules will be different if you live in a listed building or in a National Park, AONB etc. so you will also need to speak to your local authority.

Your local authority may give you free advice or you may have to complete a Pre-Application Advice Form which costs around £100.00. There have only been a few cases where our customers have had to make a full planning application and none, to our knowledge, that have been refused.

Building Regulations

Most of the log cabins we make generally do not need to meet building regulations, but again there are some criteria:

  • If the floor area is less than 15m2  and there is no sleeping accomodation
  • If the floor area is 16m2 – 30m2, there is no sleeping accomodation and it is 1m from the boundary or made from substantially non-combustible materials.

If you are unsure you should contact your local planning authority about log cabins.


It is your responsibilty to make sure you have the necessary permissions and meet the necessary regulations.

4m x 4m Apex Front Log Cabins

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