10 stress busters from the NHS

If you’re stressed, whether by your job or something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.

The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking.

“In life, there’s always a solution to a problem,” says Professor Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert at the University of Lancaster.

“Not taking control of the situation and doing nothing will only make your problems worse.”

He says the keys to good stress management are building emotional strength, being in control of your situation, having a good social network, and adopting a positive outlook. 

Check out our selection of stress-busting apps in the NHS Apps Library.

What you can do to address stress

These are Professor Cooper’s top 10 stress-busting suggestions:

Be active

Exercise won’t make your stress disappear, but it will reduce some of the emotional intensity that you’re feeling, clearing your thoughts and letting you deal with your problems more calmly.

For more advice, read how being active helps mental wellbeing.

Get started with exercise

Take control

There’s a solution to any problem. “If you remain passive, thinking, ‘I can’t do anything about my problem’, your stress will get worse,” says Professor Cooper.

“That feeling of loss of control is one of the main causes of stress and lack of wellbeing.”

The act of taking control is in itself empowering, and it’s a crucial part of finding a solution that satisfies you and not someone else.

Get tips on how to manage your time

Connect with people

A good support network of colleagues, friends and family can ease your work troubles and help you see things in a different way.

“If you don’t connect with people, you won’t have support to turn to when you need help,” says Professor Cooper.

The activities we do with friends help us relax. We often have a good laugh with them, which is an excellent stress reliever.

“Talking things through with a friend will also help you find solutions to your problems,” says Professor Cooper.

Read about some other ways relationships help our wellbeing.

Have some ‘me time’

Here in the UK, we work the longest hours in Europe, meaning we often don’t spend enough time doing things we really enjoy.

“We all need to take some time for socialising, relaxation or exercise,” says Professor Cooper.

He recommends setting aside a couple of nights a week for some quality “me time” away from work.

“By earmarking those 2 days, it means you won’t be tempted to work overtime,” he says.

Challenge yourself

Setting yourself goals and challenges, whether at work or outside, such as learning a new language or a new sport, helps build confidence. This will help you deal with stress.

“By continuing to learn, you become more emotionally resilient as a person,” says Professor Cooper.

“It arms you with knowledge and makes you want to do things rather than be passive, such as watching TV all the time.”

Avoid unhealthy habits

Don’t rely on alcohol, smoking and caffeine as your ways of coping.

“Men more than women are likely to do this. We call this avoidance behaviour,” says Professor Cooper. “Women are better at seeking support from their social circle.”

In the long term, these crutches won’t solve your problems. They’ll just create new ones.

“It’s like putting your head in the sand,” says Professor Cooper. “It might provide temporary relief, but it won’t make the problems disappear. You need to tackle the cause of your stress.”

Help other people

Professor Cooper says evidence shows that people who help others, through activities such as volunteering or community work, become more resilient.

“Helping people who are often in situations worse than yours will help you put your problems into perspective,” says Professor Cooper. “The more you give, the more resilient and happy you feel.”

If you don’t have time to volunteer, try to do someone a favour every day. It can be something as small as helping someone cross the road or going on a coffee run for colleagues.

Find out more about giving for mental wellbeing

Work smarter, not harder

Working smarter means prioritising your work, concentrating on the tasks that’ll make a real difference.

“Leave the least important tasks to last,” says Cooper. “Accept that your in-tray will always be full. Don’t expect it to be empty at the end of the day.”

Get tips on how to manage your time better

Try to be positive

Look for the positives in life, and things for which you’re grateful.

“People don’t always appreciate what they have,” says Professor Cooper. “Try to be glass half full instead of glass half empty,” he says.

Try writing down 3 things that went well, or for which you’re grateful, at the end of every day.

Accept the things you can’t change

Changing a difficult situation isn’t always possible. Try to concentrate on the things you do have control over.

“If your company is going under and is making redundancies, for example, there’s nothing you can do about it,” says Professor Cooper.

“In a situation like that, you need to focus on the things that you can control, such as looking for a new job.”

Full article can be found at – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/reduce-stress/

Summer Holiday Cancelled? Go Glamping!

Felling down that your summer sun break has been put off this year? Why not take this opportunity to check out the country’s newest phenomenon and Go Glamping !

As the weather starts to improve, I find myself itching to book the annual summer break. Normally, like most of you, my first inclination is to find to somewhere with sun, beaches, pool side cocktails and and a local population that speaks as little English as I speak ancient Latin. This formula has worked well over the years and apart from all the inherent stresses of packing, arguing, getting ready to fly over the ocean in large metal bird, I’m usually happy for 2 – 3 days during the week away and am excited to do it again.
Unfortunately the way the winds blowing makes me doubt we’re going to be able to do that this year.

on the beach

But, hey, don’t worry, the situation seems to be getting better, albeit, inch by inch, but as things start to open up again we could still have the holiday we’ve been clamoring for, a little closer to home.

I understand that for many of you, the first reaction to hearing, ‘holiday at home’ is a dreary caravan / campsite, littered with crisp packets, empty cans of lager and drunken football fanatics. Or wild trekking in woods, with wet feet, wet trousers and a wet tent that never ends up looking like the one in the picture. But what if I told you there  countless, luxurious Glamping sites dotted all over the UK, that give you all the spiritual benefits of spending time outdoors, while enjoying all the familiar comforts of a night in a hotel.

What is glamping

” The word ‘glamping’ derives its name from Glamorous Camping, a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those usually associated with traditional camping.
Glamping is all about the ‘experience’. It’s about immersing yourself in your surroundings, taking great gulps of air, feeling the earth under your feet and dissolving away your daily stress. It’s about getting back to nature without getting back to basics. You won’t be living out of a rucksack and sleeping on the floor. No, Glamping is most definitely luxury camping.” – Credit

This movement has made travelling around our beautiful countryside, walks in the wilderness, BBQ’s and late nights under the stars accessible for everyone.

Our Finman Range has become one of most sought after, Luxury Glamping cabins on popular sites such as, Tripadvisor.com, because of the cosy, Tolkien esqe , hobbit- home appeal. Because of this,  camping / caravan / glamping sites, all over the UK are using, our products as alternatives, to traditional caravans or lodges, due to the versatility of the range and the bespoke nature of the order process.  The growth of the Glamping market has made, prices, per, night increase exponentially over the last 10 years leading to great returns on investments  – Finman Retreat Description

If you were thinking about buying to rent, visit the – ‘Stay in one of our products’ page on our website, to see our regularly updated map of the best places to spend the night in a Logspan cabin.

Here are some of our favorite examples of our customers who are already making an extra income with their beautiful holiday homes….

Skye Eco Bells

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Our friends Scott and Nadia host this picturesque highland retreat over in the North West of the Isle of Skye. Offering stunning sea views, and breath taking natural landscapes, you can truly immerse yourself in wonder and awe, staying in one of the most beautiful places on earth 

They live and work on site all year round, they battle the elements to make sure you can relax and find solocae in knowing you have someone watching your back as you enjoy the freedom of ‘off the grid living’.

They display 3,  17m2 Finman Sleeper Cabins, each uniquely named to engross you into the hidden village vibe. Each comes with an individual fire pit and access to the 2 acres of moorland and woodland gardens.

Each sleep up to 3 people, with a double and single bed, and have their own private barbecue area to relax and take the day at their own pace. Guests also have access to a shared equipped kitchen and dining area.

Walking and hiking can be enjoyed all throughout the island.

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The Nest Glamping with en suite

Located in the majestic, serene backdrop of Ardteatle , Dalmally in the Scottish Highlands, The Nest is offers that slice of serenity as you are dropped into a cosy Finman Retreat decorated with a large double bed, microwave, mini fridge, kettle, toilet, hand basin, and shower.

Thrive in the natural beauty of the highlands.

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” The area has zero light pollution and gives guests the opportunity to get away from their busy lives and relish the local wildlife and magnificent views. ” – Booking.com

A star gazers dream.

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” The Nest overlooks stunning scenery in a secluded spot 2 miles from Dalmally, 15 miles from Tyndrum and 40 mins from Oban. A great stopping off point if you are visiting the islands ” – Booking.com

This location makes it an ideal, weekend / short- stay, getaway for 2. You have great flexibility here at Dalmally as you have access to shops and restaurants within a short drive, or the ability to cook your own food using the BBQ facilities made available on the campsite

If you are interested in finding out more – check them out on AirBNB, Booking.com and TripAdvisor

Moorcroft Holidays

” Moorcroft Holidays is a family run campsite situated on a working croft 1 mile south of Carinish village, North Uist on the main road, A865, through the Southern Isles.

The site is positioned overlooking a tidal bay with views of the neighbouring island of Benbecula and also the hills of South Uist.

Ideally located for shoreline and moorland walks with several places of historical interest close by with easy access to public transport. ” – Credit

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A stunning, silent retreat, in the most beautiful country on earth.

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” Our Hobbit Homes are positioned to enjoy the spectacular views from the campsite. They are equipped with 2 futons, table & chairs, fridge, microwave, kettle, kitchen utensils and complimentary tea & coffee. ” – Credit

I don’t think I’m the only one that want’s to escape and self-isolate in the quaint calmness of North Uist right about now.

They are currently closed until further notice, but you can follow them on Facebook for news and updates and can make a reservation through Trip Advisor.

The Riverside Inn at Aymestry

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” The Riverside Inn is set deep in the countryside of Herefordshire, yet still close to Ludlow and Hereford. Authentic and atmospheric, this 16th century black and white building is surrounded by the natural beauty of the River Lugg.

Inside The Riverside Inn bar and restaurant, the surrounds are unspoiled and unchanged, with log fires, candles, hops and pine. Hopefully you will find the atmosphere soothing, relaxing and informal. ” – Credit

This gorgeous hotel and restaurant has three, perfect 5m Finman Retreats, available for bookings all throughout the year.

With competitive prices and an award winning kitchen, there are few better places to enjoy the peace and serenity of our beautiful country.

Certain services are unavailable for obvious reasons but they still remain open by offering a takeaway service for locals.

They post regular updates and offers on their Facebook page.

Find out how you can book your stay on Tripadvisor

I, like you are getting pretty fed up with this ”New Normal” and am missing some of my familiar comforts, like all- inclusive holidays and mini bottles of gin but somethings in life are more important. These are unprecedented times and as regulations start to lax, we must still remember the dangers are still ever present. Enjoy time away, enjoy the luxury, enjoy the tranquility, but please stay close to home.

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Sheds, Sheds, Sheds

Everything you ever needed to know about our garden sheds…

As the seasons go by, its easy for things to get a little wild round the back. The fence might need a new coat of paint, the decking is looking worse for wear and the grass always seems to grow that much faster when you take your eyes off it. Its OK. It’s not too late to get your act together this summer.

We have been in business for over 20 years, supplying the country with high quality garden buildings that can be used for number of different things including, home offices, workshops, relaxing summerhouses and storage rooms. We are proud of the standards we uphold in the manufacturing process that allow us to display these luxurious buildings at such an affordable cost. But we have found that,  those looking to clean up their garden and throw all their old tools, kids toys and unused fishing rods out of the house, they might be best looking for a simple garden shed.


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That’s why, even though we don’t manufacture them at the factory, we have always made an effort to have an independent display of standard garden sheds at our show-site. When looking for a a supplier, we knew how important it was to find a partner that held those same standards, and Albany Sheds ticked all those boxes

They have been manufacturing garden buildings for over 30 years and their longevity is a testament to their quality, adaptability and continuous work to offer excellent value for money.


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Before the world decided to take up all of its holiday days at once, we had built up a healthy stock of Albany products including the popular 8′ X 6′ Norfolk Apex.  This an ideal size for most gardens as it is big enough to fit most of the aforementioned junk, yet its not big enough to look out of place. Its a traditional looking shed that will blend in to the surroundings well.

Norfolk Apex


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  • Tongue & groove shiplap, including floor and roof
  • Fully framed and braced door with three hinges
  • Glass windows
  • Window section can be fitted on either side


(Sizes in stock 6 X 4, 7 X 5, 8 X 6)


*Sizes given are the closest approximate size in feet *


Suffolk Pent



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suffolk pent info

suffolk pent door postioning



  • Popular pent roof shed
  • Tongue & groove shiplap, including floor and roof
  • Fully framed and braced door with three hinges
  • Glass windows
  • Available in numerous configurations

(No sizes in stock at the moment)


Major Apex


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  • Extra heavy duty adaptable apex roof shed
  • Heavy duty sawn framework and roof purlins
  • Thicker than average tongue & groove shiplap, including floor and roof
  • 300mm taller than our standard shed height
  • Taller door with heavy duty galvanised hinges
  • Glass windows
  • Rim lock and handle as standard on single doors

The main benefits of a Major Apex over a Norfolk apex is the thicker cladding (15mm), the 300mm in extra height above the door, the Superior framing and the heavy duty hinges. Its a big step up.

(No sizes in stock at the moment )


Major Pent



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Major pent info

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Possible Door Positions




  • Extra heavy duty adaptable pent roof shed
  • Heavy duty sawn framework
  • Thicker than average tongue & groove shiplap, including floor and roof
  • 150mm taller than our standard pent shed height
  • Taller door with heavy duty galvanised hinges
  • Glass windows
  • Rim lock and handle as standard on single doors
  • Available in sizes not listed


(No sizes in stock at the moment )

Sources – https://www.albanysheds.co.uk/index.html


There might not be any better time to get your house in order, and a big part of that is your garden. A good solid shed is the basis for maintaining some structure in that space, so if you are in a new build property or the old one up the back is about to fall to bits – have a look at our range and get in touch. While we may not be able to deliver or install at the moment, we are confident that as regulations ease in Scotland will be able to preform SAFE, contact free, supply sooner rather than later.

Watch this space for important news and updates – we will inform you all as soon as we are allowed back out on the road.


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Designing Your Own Bespoke Garden Building

A guide to your tailor-made experience purchasing a cabin with Logspan…

Getting abroad might be tough this year but that doesn’t mean your family can’t spend quality, bonding time together in the comfort of your own back garden.

Here at Logspan, we have array of unique garden buildings that can be used as studios / crafting rooms / home offices / workshops as well as garden bars and sitting rooms. We have been in business for over 20 years and host a spanning show site with over 30 + unique garden buildings.

We do it all, from 28mm, single skinned, single glazed summer rooms /summerhouses to the top of the range, 115mm double skinned, fully insulated home offices / full time residential standard buildings. It’s this variety that is the key to our customer service. It gives the customer choice, and that’s the freedom all creatives deserve when making improvements their home and garden.


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When embarking on projects like this, it’s important that you get it right first time, so we set out to make sure that all of our units can be altered on almost every level to fit in with your required specifications.  We provide a bespoke log cabin design service that puts you in the drivers seat and gives you the freedom to design the cabin from the ground up.


Custom Cabins


You can adjust everything from overall size, height, roof style, door and window size and placement, wall thickness, levels of insulation –. Find more detailed information on anything mentioned here using the custom cabin section of the website.

The first thing you would need to consider is size. How much space do you have a available vs how much are you willing to use. In these initial stages its hard envisage how the cabin is going to look like in the garden. Many people find them selves intimidated when measuring up, as they are concerned by how much space is going to be lost after building, but the advantages of size and space will often outweigh trepidation. We have never heard a customer say , “I wish I’d bought a smaller log cabin”!


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Most of our customers then tend to focus on the thickness of the timber. Its probably the second biggest factor when shopping for log cabin because it has so much to do with the reason for getting one. You need to consider how much time you plan to spend in it, what are you going to use it for, what time of year are you going to use it most, is anyone going to be sleeping there? These are some of the first questions we would ask when speaking to an inquirer because, 28mm thick, single skinned walls just aren’t going to cut the mustard if you are planning on using it for over night rentals on sites like AirBnB or Booking.com.

Increasing the volume of timber is a great benefit as you are creating a structurally stronger product. The interlocking fitting of the wall corners is exceptionally tight and by increasing the overall thickness of each length, you are naturally insulating the cabin, which will keep in the heat and protect you from the elements.


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For those that are building full time residential wooden structures, glamping cabins, home offices, outdoor classrooms , we recommend adding additional insulation, – first in the floor and roof, to regulate the temperature then looking at the walls.


Another reason people opt for a bespoke cabin is to have the freedom to choose where to feature their windows and doors.


“Double Glazed – with insulated glass units. Made from triple-layered glued-laminated timber. Windows come with an aluminium sill, to protect the frame from moisture. Equipped with high-quality “Roto” hinges. Silicon-rubber insulation is applied to protect against water leakage. The window trims can be either modern or feature decorative millwork (at the customer’s request).


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Double Glazed Windows


“Single Glazed” – with regular 4mm thick glass (without insulated glass units). Produced with double-layered laminated wood. Window trims are modern. Equipped with high-quality “Roto” hinges. ”  – https://www.logspan.com/windows 


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Single Glazed Windows


Maybe you have a south facing garden and at a certain point of the day the sun shines perfectly in a particular spot, you’d want to have a full length windows waiting there to take full advantage of the weather when we get it.

Choose the windows that speak to you and place them wherever you need them most.

How to design a bespoke cabin? 


So you should know a little more about some of the variable factors within the bespoke cabin range,  but you might be asking, how would I get this process started?


Bespoke cabin process


Our 1 to 1 communication with the manufactures, allows us to give you quick feedback on your sketch and begin creating a floor-plan to submitted for your approval. Once all parties are happy, you are only weeks away from actualizing these concepts in your own space. 

It’s through this simple process we are able to offer FREE quotations for anyone that gets in touch using the bespoke cabin inquiry form.


Shopping for a garden building can be difficult – its a big decision and a big commitment to make. Whatever you do is going to make permanent changes to your personal space, so don’t settle for just anything off the shelf, be your person, – its those personal touches make all the difference in bringing your cabin to life. So indulge a little and let your creativity flow by designing your own bespoke, garden building, today.


Don’t forget to claim £50 off your first order over £1000 when you sign up for news & updates on the homepage

You might also be entitled to an additional £50 off your order if you were recommended us from a friend. They will also be entitled to a £50 voucher so don’t miss out!


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See how Grillkota Owners have been living life in LOCKDOWN


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It is in times like these that we see life through a new lens. We the have to time to evaluate to our lives and find out what makes us happy and what is most important. Family. And spending time together in comfort, having the space to enjoy a summers day while having peace of mind that you and your loved ones are protected by the safety net of a beautiful summerhouse or garden building.

So its inspires me to see how some of our friends have made the best of a bad situation and are spending quality time together in their garden bars and kitchens. We may be social distancing and spending time at home but that doesn’t have to be limited to the living room.

Its in times like these that we get to appreciate all the work we do all year round to improve our homes and gardens. Planting flowers / vegetables, building fences and having outbuildings are a satisfying way to indulge ourselves. Just having that warm and comfortable space to sit, relax and breathe in the fresh air, can be all you need to cheer your self up.


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(Photo Credit – Paul Andrew, Clydebank)


Our popular Finman BBQ Huts, have been the center of attention in our online community. People have been loving, lazy nights by the fire and we love to see it.

I especially appreciate the creativity shown by the members that have put in those personal touches, in the way they have decorated their ‘Grillkotas’


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Derek Fleming

(Photo Credit – Derek Fleming)


While our members have found solace in their luxurious Finman BBQ Huts,  we have heard from many of our friends that they are having difficulty sourcing, suitable charcoal. Our supermarkets and online sellers have been put against it, in this fight to support a static population, so if does become harder get certain ‘un-essential’ resources, we must make sacrifices on the some of the things we took for granted and get creative , and look for new ways to take advantage of our huts.


(Derek Fleming – Burning Dry Logs on the charcoal grill)

With the use of the Finman Extractor Fan, you are able to burn KILN DRY logs, kindling and smokeless FireLogs on the charcoal grill. The fan gives you ultimate control of the flame – extracting excess smoke, smells and fumes. And its FAST, giving you the extra draw you need to get the fire going, quickly. If it becomes harder to get things like charcoal and certain fire starters then, those that invested in the Fan are seeing that pay off in a big way.


( Photo Credit – Gavin Hollis, BBQ Hut with Extractor Fan)


We all wish that everything would go back to normal, we can see our friends again, visit our family, our parents, but through this, if we take anything away from this then let it be, invest in your self, your home and your space. Home, body and mind. Its a symbiotic relationship, that feeds off one another. Home improvement brings you a clarity and a inner peace that is a proven formula to create happiness. That is life’s most honest luxury.


If you have your own Logspan, cabin, summerhouse / BBQ Hut, then we welcome you to join our online community, we we shared photos, stories, ask questions and get tips on how to look after, decorate and use your hut.


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We will be returning to the Annual Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show, from Thursday, 06/02/20 – Sunday 09/02/20. It has become a tradition for us at Logspan – The SEC is host to one of the premier exhibitions of the year, with a variety of unique food and drinks and the ever expanding Farmers Market, there more than meets the eye at the winter event.

” … Scotland’s largest exhibition, the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show is the perfect place to view the latest models and compare the largest selection of vehicles in one destination, as well as getting the best ideas and inspiration for your next great escape.

Whether you’re a seasoned tourer or holidaying outdoors for the first time, we can’t wait to welcome you to the show.

Your adventure begins here! ”   – ( direct quote from WhatsOnGlasgow website) ;


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The Glamping market has exploded over the last decade and we have supplied some of the top sites – UK wide. You can find out more about some of these sites using the link below;


Some of the best examples ;

Jedi Huts




Clansman Pods, and Finman BBQ Huts / Finman Sleepers




The main reason choose a Logspan product over any other Glamping hut, is the quality for price, and the freedom you have to build your own  shelter, while letting us deal with the technical side. Like the look of one of our cabins but have special requirements , need for extra windows, doors, different levels of insulation? – Freedom and flexibility is paramount.

Finman Retreat

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” The Finman Retreat has become one of most sought after, Luxury Glamping cabins on popular sites such as, Tripadvisor.com, because of the cosy, Tolkien-esqe , hobbit- home appeal. Because of this,  camping / caravan / glamping sites, all over the UK are using, our products as unique alternatives due to the versatility of the Finman Range and the bespoke nature of the order process.  The growth of the Glamping market has made, prices, per, night increase exponentially over the last 10 years leading to great returns on investments. ”  – ( Direct quote from www.logspan.com  )


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Additional information available at – https://www.logspan.com/finman-17m2-retreat.html




” The Milan is a modern summerhouse with panoramic views to the front of the log cabin. The light that floods into cabin through the full glass frontage is ideal for lounging in the summer or using a garden office. This log cabin features a pent roof as opposed to a standard apex style, which drops the ridge height, quite considerably, which, in turn, helps the cabin, blend in to its surroundings. Strong 44mm walls, paired with sturdy double glazed doors and windows, give you the freedom to use the Milan, all year long. ” – ( Direct Quote from – www.logspan.com )


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Additional information – https://www.logspan.com/milan-log-cabin-1.html 

Finman BBQ Hut.

(Specifically 9m2 / 3.5m variety) 

” The BBQ hut originates in Lapland and is called a Grillikota in Finnish. Our log BBQ huts have walls that are constructed from 45mm (nearly 2″) logs, the roof and floor are 20mm boards, all of which are tongue and groove, the wood is milled from slow grown sustainably grown Northern Spruce timber. The 11m2 BBQ hut is supplied with double glazed windows as standard, all three open. Having a barbeque whatever the weather, at any time of the year, is wonderful. Book your barbeque party weeks in advance, and tell your guests they definitely won’t need a coat! ” – ( Direct quote from www.logspan.com )



Additional information – https://www.logspan.com/finman-bbq-hut-9m2.html



Interested in coming to see any of our products and speaking to one of our team?  We will be at Stand 4020, all four days from 10 am – 4 pm, so don’t hesitate – Book your tickets now at – https://www.caravanshowscotland.com/book-tickets   KIDS GO FREE! (Under 15’s only)

How to get there – https://www.caravanshowscotland.com/visiting/getting-here-and-venue-information

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Thursday 6 February – 10am – 5pm
Friday 7 February – 10am – 5pm
Saturday 8 February – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 9 February – 10am – 5pm


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Black Friday savings are all the rage, from electronic appliances, to package holidays, everyone is putting their best foot forward, offering the biggest discounts and deals possible this time of year. Well we might as well join the party so starting this Black Friday (29/11/19), for a limited time only, we will have BIG savings on selected log cabins and accessories and we will break down all of them here today.


Find ALL potential savings in the ONE place;




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WHOPPING 15% of Selected cabins including the popular, #FinmanBBQHut. (9m2 & 11m2)

With FREE Delivery around the mainland UK, the #FinmanBBQHut is one of our most popular cabins, due to its versatility and the unique design. Available in a number of different sizes, the 9m2 version, typically seats up to 10 people and costs £3685 brought to your door. During this one special week of the year, you can over £500 off the price of purchase with our Black Friday Bargain. NOW ONLY £3130 until the 6/12/19.

Not only that but the ever popular 11m2 (4m) Grillkota has only been slashed, from £4490 to a whopper, £3815.  Theres never been a better time to order your very own ‘snug’ to be ready for the spring/summer season. 


Log Cabins


Thinking about an outdoor garden building? Many people would prefer working from home but would never get the space and peace to concentrate in the spare room. Extensions and conservatries impractical or to expensive? Well we may just have the solution for you. Maximise your available space and choose a log cabin instead. We have deals on products from our popular range and some even bigger savings on products from our luxury range.


Popular Range – 15% OFF;


More bang for your buck with this affordable, spruce timber building. A plethora of sizes and specifications means you’ll have absolute FREEDOM, with the Wallace. 


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4m x 3m;

WAS – £3281 – NOW ONLY – £2785

4m x 4m;

WAS – £3683 – NOW ONLY – £3130

4m x 5m;

WAS – £4290 – NOW ONLY – £3645


The CHEAPEST LOG CABIN order available this week. A sturdy 28mm, single glazed, tongue and groove, ‘summerhouse’ is a great addition to any garden and provides a versatile room for relaxing, studying, or an pretty workshop. In a handy 3m x 3m size, the Roma doesn’t take up too much space, but big enough to use with multiple people in multiple ways.

WAS – £2066 – NOW ONLY – £1755!


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Luxury Range

Our premier cabins offer a higher grade of timber and superior profile on each length. They are all slightly thicker and have superior double glazing. They are, generally made to higher standard for those who appreciate the smaller details. One of the best examples of this is our Nida Panorama range.

Nida Panorama Traditional – 15% OFF ALL standard sizes, from, 3.5m x 3m to 5m x 5m and all sizes in between. Potential savings of well over £1000!


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3.5m x 3m – 45mm ;

WAS – £4811 – NOW ONLY – £4090 !

5m x 5m – 45mm;

WAS – £7487 – NOW ONLY – £6364 !

5m x 5m – 60mm;

WAS – £8807 – NOW ONLY – £7486 !




Already own a log cabin / BBQ Hut? Well we may still have something to offer you this Black Friday savings week.

Up to 20% off selected Accessories all week including a phenomenal saving on ALL #Finman Cushion sets.

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These specially manufactured sets are made to measure and provide ultimate comfort and protection for all 5 benches in your wooden grill house. Example;

4m cushion sets, typically cost, £390 (inc VAT) but, this week only, we are offering a killer 20% OFF, taking the price down to, only £312.


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Similar savings available on all cushion sets, including nearly £100, off 5m variants.


ALL of these great savings are for a LIMITED TIME ONLY.

From Friday – 29/11/19 – Friday 6/12/19.

Don’t miss out!


For any potential orders, contact us personally, through email, our office line, or in person at our show-site, Monday – Saturday , 9am – 4pm.

Milton Brae Rd, Milton, Dumbarton, Glasgow;

G82 2TS

Email: – [email protected],

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Office Number – 01389 734 572





Why would I need an extractor fan with my BBQ?

Advantages of the extractor fan;


The Finman BBQ Hut works as advertised without the NEED for a extractor fan. That much is true, But, the benefits of the fan make it a MUST OWN product.


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Pros and Cons


. The constant flow air will make life a whole lot easier when lighting your fire pit.

. The six settings give you more control than ever before and put you in the drivers eat when cooking.

. No more excessive chemicals or intrusive fire starters required. Let the fan do the work for you.

. Lingering odours are repelled upon continued use of the fan

. Acts as fail safe for any dangers faced regarding carbon monoxide – the fan will protect you when in use. ( Still recommend a detector to measure levels to stay on the safe side)

. Gives you the ability to burn REAL dried logs on the grill.

. Kindling, logs, selective timber products, instant burn fire logs, hardwoods like Oak or soft woods like Pine, but be warned that softwoods can spit, they burn fact and they burn hot.

. NEVER BURN, driftwood, pallets, pressure treated wood or magazines.




. The need for a constant energy supply;

. The Finman Extractor fan is low input device that only requires a small amount of electricity to run, only needing the equivalent energy of a standard 60 watt lightbulb. But, it must have a constant flow and must have connection to a supply when using the hut, which can be a challenge  when dealing with outdoor buildings.


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. If you are unable to connect electricity to your snug for whatever reason then your options for power are somewhat limited. Batteries are inefficient as they wouldn’t be powerful enough to perform the task and wouldn’t be able to last for any length for them to be worth while.

. Solar power may be possible solution but that could be an issue for most in the UK as, quite frankly, we don’t get enough direct sunlight to produce enough energy to facilitate the needs. For that, we would recommend you connect to the mains.

Its really mains power supply or bust.


Click the link to check it out on our website;


Installing a Finman Extractor Fan yourself? Check out the helpful wiring guide;


Expert Advice section of the website;




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Come a meet us and view our range at our show-site;

Come & visit: Milton Brae Road, Milton, Dumbarton, Glasgow, G82 2TX

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00am-4:30pm, Sun: CLOSED

Contact us;

01389 734572

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Set Your Summer Free With Outdoor Hacks That Keep Life Simple



With more than half the British population planning to stay in the UK this summer, gardens and summer houses everywhere will be playing host to barbecues, paddling pools and good old fashioned family fun for everyone.  To make the most of your summer, there are a few essentials which can be done upfront, so you can get on with having a good time. From cleaning the BBQ so it’s ready at a moment’s notice, to setting up the garden so it takes care of itself, a little work now can make for a much more relaxing summer all round.

Green fingers

If June’s record-breaking hot weather encouraged your plants (and weeds) to flourish, there are a few things you can do to quickly take back control of your garden.  Cut back any plants or trees that are getting too close to the edges of your log cabin, shed or summer house; around 1-2 feet is the advised clearance.  You will also need to support and train any enthusiastic climbers such as clematis or honeysuckle. Since they can become quite heavy, use strong twine or string to tie effective and robust knots that will keep them under control.  It’s also a good opportunity to use lawn feed to remove any brown patches and get your grass looking lush and green again.

All creatures great and small

In this hot weather, spare a thought for the small creatures such as birds, bees and hedgehogs in your garden.  A bird feeding station and a small dish of water can go a long way to help.  If, on the other hand, you want to provide a less friendly welcome to plant-eating slugs and snails, coffee grounds and crushed eggshells are a natural way to ward them off, since they don’t enjoy the rough texture.  


Finally, beat the Back-to-School September blues by getting ahead of the game with your brushwork.  Now’s a good time to repaint your fence, summerhouse or cabin with weatherproof staining, as it will dry quickly and be protected for the autumn weather.  It’s also worth clearing your gutters of any leaves (a long-handled brush is ideal) so that the autumn leaf-drop doesn’t cause any problems.

As the summer holidays begin, don’t miss out with an unruly garden.  A little effort now will free up your summer and leave you feeling rested when September rolls around.  The wait is over for the Great British Summer; enjoy.

By Karoline Gore ([email protected])

Why we must re-plant to save the future.





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For every log cabin we produce, we plant a tree in its place.

This is an essential practice. This is our real job. We take from the eco system but we must return the same effort. It is what will allow the next generation to be able to continue the process.

This is what makes us carbon neutral.

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“Providing it is sourced from sustainably managed forests, wood absorbs as much CO2 during tree growth as the timber product emits at the end of its life.” – (https://www.greenregister.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=493 )

It is for this reason (among many others), we use Spruce timber in our outdoor buildings. Using this system allows us, to have a sustainable supply of timber, from which we can use, and reuse indefinitely. Without, exposing the planet to anymore dangerous emissions that our tress protect us from.

We all have a personal responsibility in maintaining the ecosystem. You cannot disrupt the eternal yin and yang of our climate. You cannot take without being able to give. We all have to do our bit.