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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by snappyfish, 10 Nov 2018 at 5:48 PM.

  1. snappyfish

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    So last year I purchased a log cabin/summerhouse. We had some heavy rain last night and it drives into corners and I can see this never ever bring sorted.

    I think it was badly built in first place. The interlocking sections in corners have slight gaps where water is getting in, I'm sick of it. It cost over 6k.

    My question is can you clad an existing summerhouse?

    UPDATE: Images added, The cabin pic in generic pic, but its same as mine.

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  2. KenGMac

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    snappyfish, good evening.

    Could be that the very, very dry hot summer we have had has allowed the timber to shrink a bit?

    Any chance of some images, internal and external? may be that could allow other ideas to pop up?

    Ken.
     
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  3. RayCaister

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    All genuine log cabins require chinking ...
     
  4. JohnD

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    I've stayed in American log cabins. More modern ones have the timbers grooved so a loose tongue can be used to brace them together and reduce draughts and wildlife penetration. older ones have clay or lime pushed into the joints. It comes loose and falls out depending on the weather, and harbours wildlife.

    I wasn't aware of those more modern products.
     
  5. snappyfish

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    Updated posts with cabin pic (standard from the supplier) and pics of inside showing leaks and outside corners.
     
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    what have you treated it with to repel water ??
     
  7. snappyfish

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    One tin of protek preserver clear provided by cabin makers. then 2 coats of Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus, then 3 coats of Sikkens Filter 7 plus.
     
  8. big-all

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    0k my thoughts are the water is finding its way through because the treatment doesnt stop wicking as a waxy treatment might
    are the half lap right angle joints a flat surface allowing penetration iff not tight ?
     
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