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Pinelog’s largest project to date is the
£1.8m Cornwall Pavilion Centre and their
smallest an 8ft x 6ft Winster summerhouse.
Ian said: “The small SPACE garden building
is proving popular. Not only providing a
practical changing or showering room for
those with outdoor swimming pools this
high quality, contemporary building will also
meet the varied requirements of its users.
Whilst the company is proud of all
installations from a simple summerhouse to
a multi-million pound leisure centre, some
of the most remarkable projects they have
completed are the private indoor
hydrotherapy pools.
Ian explained “These are extremely
satisfying and stand out, as on completion
our whole team are left with a positive
feeling of bringing immediate
psychological and emotional benefits to
both the clients and their families.
THIS: Finlog pool – specialists in wooden structures which prove ideal for indoor swimming pools
“We have a number of inspiring stories
including that of a client who was involved
BELOW LEFT: A Finlog installation of building with pool and inground spa
in a road accident, resulting in a spinal
BELOW RIGHT: Enclosed pool at Godmanchester from Norwegian Log
cord injury which left him paralysed from
the chest down. Maintaining a healthy
lifestyle was essential to maximise life
expectancy and maintain a reasonable
quality of life. Swimming, using arms only,
was one of the few activities he could
participate in. His new pool serves a dual
purpose – something all the family enjoy
but one with all the facilities and option of
the higher water temperature needed for
hydrotherapy. He now exercises at least
three times a week and can do this without
relying too much on others.”
Another company who are majoring on
wooden structures are Finlog who have
offices in Herefordshire, Carlisle and
Shropshire. Finlog’s MD Robert Sheridan
explained the company’s background: ourselves or make our recommendations responsible for timber acquisition while the
“Historically my family ran a landscaping to the contractors or pool owner.” tree is still growing and our responsibility
business, which included landscaping around It is a fact that on condition that a log remains right up to the end of the build.
pools, we then installed a pool of our own building is constructed in the right way We only buy top quality redwood/pine
and realised in the first year that without an they can reduce the running costs of a from established forests and can verify this
enclosure we were limited to around six pool many times over. Robert says: whilst still complying with the FSC
weeks use. Having researched the world “Speaking from experience with my own guidelines on replanting. By using the best
market I eventually contacted a guy from pool the heating costs running at an close grained timber available and building
Sheffield living in Finland who had recently average of 30°C is less than £400 a year, as to modern building regulations we can be
taken over his Finnish wife’s family business, it is a salt water pool, the only cost is salt confident that our log buildings are the
which was fabricating log buildings. and the occasional chlorine boost.” very best whilst still providing excellent
“We are now partners with the Finnish Finlog guarantee their buildings initially value for money.” spn
company Preloc, who have over 30 years for five years as this is the time period
cumulative experience in designing and before the specialist coatings will need re-
FURTHER INFORMATION
producing log-houses and run the applying. If Finlog is contracted to re-
FINLOG UK
businesses side-by-side. We specialise in apply the coatings the guarantee is telephonesolid 020 8449 7078
high quality bespoke log buildings, extended accordingly.
pc www.finlog.co.uk
ranging from a small 3m x 3m home office Robert is extremely enthusiastic about
NORWEGIAN LOG BUILDINGS
telephonesolid 0118 966 9236
to projects like the 90ft long Land Rover the way Finlog operate saying: “It may pc www.norwegianlog.co.uk
showroom we recently completed. seem obvious but the main ingredient of a PINELOG
“Our buildings are popular with pool log cabin is the log itself and the building
telephonesolid 0162 981 4481
pc www.pinelog.co.uk
owners as we only use a laminated log is only as good as the logs used. We are
(which is basically two logs bonded
together back to back). With this method
there is no splitting or warping. We coat
“IT MAY SEEM OBVIOUS BUT THE MAIN
the inside of the building with a product
that is resistant to the harsh pool
INGREDIENT OF A LOG CABIN IS THE
environment and use vapour barriers and
air flow systems in the roof to avoid
LOG ITSELF AND THE BUILDING IS
condensation build up. In many cases we
handle the de-humidification and heating
ONLY AS GOOD AS THE LOGS USED”
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