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Dunster House warmalog wood treatment

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by checjb, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,188

    Location: Royston, Herts

    Hi folks,
    I've just ordered a Dunster House "Severn" insulated log cabin (https://dunsterhouse.co.uk/severn-warmalog-cabin-w4-8m-x-d3-0m) and they recommended using Bedec barn paint as the wood treatment. They made a point of saying it needed specialist stuff because of the penetration into the insulated logs but I'm always curious about such claims.
    Has anyone else treated a warmalog cabin and, if so, what did you use?
  2. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,128

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I've got a dunster house cabin, not a warmalog though. You'll love it.

    I suspect they are concerned about any treatment reacting with the polyurethane. What they recommend at a guess won't react with it.
  3. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,188

    Location: Royston, Herts

    Cheers Macca, I'll follow their suggestion then.
    I'm quite excited about the whole thing but it's a major project for me as the entire back garden is being redone (involving building one shed, emptying another into the new one, dismantling the old one, building up the cabin, fitting a new gate & path, etc). But it does mean my wife will be able to teach from home and her commutes will be of the order of seconds. Plus, it'll come in handy for drinkies with our mates while the kids hog the XBone. :)

    I must remember to take some photos along the way.
  4. Datamonkey


    Joined: Jan 21, 2003

    Posts: 6,624

    Location: Kempston - Bedfordshire

    You wont regret it fella,

    We have a 5m x 3m as large as we could go without planning permission due to the size of our garden, its Fully insulated and is my wife's office.

    We built it ourselves and she loves it.

    Was pretty straight forward to build and then got a sparky mate to hard wire and sign off on the electrics, i then installed Cat6 at various points into it and plumbed that into the house.

    Was a fun build in the amazing summers heat we had last year.