Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Allenbourn Sports Pavillion has Survived!

The Sports Pavillion built at Allenbourn School in Wimborne has survived despite being surrounded by nearly two foot of flood waters.


The past few months have seen multiple flood warnings being issued for the River Stour in Dorset. The Environment Agency has consistently been saying flooding has been expected along the Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch. However, thanks to much work at the design stage the Allenbourn Sports Pavilion has survived. It might be surrounded by up to 2 foot of flood water, but the Log Building which was completed by New Forest Log Cabins in 2011 is standing tall.

When we were asked to work with Architect Gareth Bristow to build a Log Sports Pavilion, little did we know the weather would test the flood defense measures that were key to the long term life of the building. Sales Director for New Forest Log Cabins, John Rudd added that "with many hours of raising and lowering the design and using a series of brick pillars we were able to construct the Sports Pavilion to withstand the threat of flooding, however, this has been put to the test over the recent month of constant flooding of the River Stour that runs nearby".

The Eco Friendly modern School Classrooms designed and built by New Forest Log Cabins can have teaching areas, staff rooms, wet and dry places, kitchens, WC's and utility facilities and offices, along with adequate storage space. With our latest design tools we can create your very own bespoke nursery building. With our extensive experience in providing ideal environments for pre-school children to flourish, you can rest assured that we also incorporate all of the necessary safety and security features for carefree learning and enjoyment.  If you are planning to build a new nursery, we can help you design and then go on to construct a superb new building to your exact specifications, meeting all the regulations from OFSTED and Building Control, please contact us to request an Education Information Pack, or visit our education section to find out more.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Is this the biggest log cabin in Dorset?

NEW FOREST LOG CABINS is undertaking one of the largest log cabin builds in Dorset at Merley House Holiday Park.

This complex will include an indoor swimming pool, sauna area and offices/reception area. The build was started in the late autumn of 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2014, with plans for a special event for the Grand Opening. 

Merley Construction SmallTwo artic lorries have already been unloaded with all the components needed to assemble such a large structure, both of which came all the way from Aru Grupp in Estonia. A team from Estonia have been flown over to put the building together literally log by log, the building came with each piece numbered so the workers know in which order to the place the individual logs. Their work ethic has impressed Phil Hammick, Director of Merley House Holiday Park “The lads over from Estonia have worked like Trojans, even when it’s been wet to keep on top of the deliveries of timber that have arrived.”

merley roof smallThe logs themselves come pre-treated and waterproof. The building once erected, can be painted in a colour of the client's choice, in the case of Merley House they have chosen to keep a natural wood colour. All the logs work on an interlocking system, so the structure is extremely strong and consequently is very easy and timely to erect.

The Company is registered with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which is part of the Rainforest Alliance.  This Alliance ensures strict guidelines are adhered to with regards to forest management, thus ensuring forest sustainability, which is extremely important to New Forest Log Cabins.

Efficiency and professionalism is something that New Forest Log Cabins prides itself on, aiming to please all ourMerley Interior Small clients. “The project is well underway and ahead of schedule which we at Merley Park are delighted with.” Commented Phil Hammick, “The home owners who are here on the Park cannot believe how quickly it has gone up. In just two weeks the reception first stage roof was on so it was dry indoors.”
To date the Merley Pool House Project is on track for its completion deadline, the external shell of the building is nearly completed, and the plush internal fitting is underway.

NEW FOREST LOG CABINS has been established since 2002 and is renowned for its bespoke and high quality builds. The company can offer a large variety of buildings which can all be designed to the client’s specification. The company has assembled amongst others Chalets, Classrooms for Schools and Nurseries, Pool Houses, Log Cafes and Granny Annexes. We are based in Wimborne, Dorset and are able to offer free, no obligation site visits within a 15 mile radius. We offer a complete service ensuring your project goes smoothly from start to finish. Our service includes drawings for planning, help with your planning requirements and if required, we will fit out the interior of the structure to your individual specifications.