All our buildings have a 10yr manufacturer’s warranty on the building and shingle. This warranty guarantees replacement of any component parts should they be found to be defective within this period, however it does not cover accidental damage or weather damage once building is constructed. Customers should also note that timber is a natural product and prone to changes in appearance, including some movement and the occurrence of small knot holes or splits in extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Splits, knots or similar visual imperfections in the timber not affecting the structural integrity of the building will not be accepted as a valid reasons for a claim against our warranty.
There are 3 options for the base of your cabin. As our bbq cabins work on a natural draw, which allows them to be the safest on the market, the base is critical to this.
Concrete base – we have specific instructions which we can send you on receipt of deposit on how to construct your base to allow the air to flow.
If you are based on the islands, or coastal areas, we strongly recommend a concrete base.
Timber Frame Base – if you have an area (or are putting one in) that is hard such as monoblocks, paving, concrete pad or decking, a frame is needed here. This lifts the cabin up off the surface to allow airflow, and also reduces moisture being absorbed from underneath.
Please note that Type 1 or hardcore is not suitable for a cabin to sit on.
Timber Peg Base – this is a great option for most cabins. This base allows for loads of airflow, and copes with any lumps or bumps that might be in the area where the base is levelled off and then the cabin installed on top.
Please discuss your specific space with our sales team who will help advise you with the best option.
Any timber bases we fit are supported on "TANALISED" timber which has been impregnated with a preservative solution under high pressure in an industrial vessel. This treatment process ensures deep penetration into the timber cells, for a longer-lasting protective result against fungal decay and insect attack than the application of a surface coating. Pressure-treated timber is leach resistant, ensuring a long and trouble-free service life in a wide range of conditions, and assured performance in sensitive environments such as vegetable plots and areas of wildlife. Desired service lives range from 60 years for internal timbers and 30 years for external timbers such as fence posts in ground contact.
Studio Bases – these are either timber peg, or hard-standing depending on the area you are looking to put your studio.
We have designed 4 different Interior Collections for your bbq cabin based on size of the cabin you would like, and also how much you want to add into the cabin. Our sales team will take you through these. You can of course adapt as required too if there are parts you want to leave out, or extras to add in. We do ask that you choose all of these at the time of ordering.
The studios will have a white undercut on the walls, and you can choose your colour of laminate flooring, as well as the colours for your facings and finish of the cabin.
There are 3 colours of shingle available for the bbq cabins: Black. Green/Black and Red/Black.
On the studios – this is Firestone rubber.
Our 10m cabin, and our 17m cabins can have extensions added to them to create even more space for parties and hanging out.
The 17m cabin is extended by straightening the walls, and then adding either a single or double walled extension at either 2 or 3m in length.
The 10m cabin is extended in a number of different ways, depending on the length of the extension, and whether you want this to be sloping or straight.
There may be others soon too...
The bbq unit is a charcoal bbq, and that should be used to cook with too. There are some excellent companies who provide chips for adding to your charcoal to add flavour to your food.
One of our favourites are Angus & Oink for rubs and sauces
Yes, although it is not as straightforward as it may first appear.
If you cabin has been up a while, the shingle on the roof will have stuck down tight and when we come to move a cabin, this has be redone. The whole process, from dismantling, re-shingling and tidying the cabin up, and then re-installing takes 2-3 days.
We also only recommend moving a cabin once, twice at the absolute most.
Please contact us if you would like to do this - the investment in this really is worthwhile.
If someone else moves the cabin other than our team, this will invalidate any warranty on the cabin.
We do not recommend attempting to move a studio once installed.
All of the timber we use in our buildings is sourced from FSC or PEFC certified suppliers. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a global organisation with the aim of ensuring the chain of custody of all timber products and that the sourcing forests are properly managed to ensure sustainability. This means that more trees are planted than those that are used. It also ensures fairness for the indigenous populations where these forests are located.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is the largest worldwide forest certification system with around 220 million hectares of certified forests. Their aims are all associated with the sustainability of the supply of timber and doing that in an environmentally friendly way.
Both processes tracks timber through each stage of the supply chain, from felling through milling, transportation, import, distribution and finally to the point of use. This provides a level of transparency and traceability to guarantee compliance with demands for ethically sourced timber products.
"10 out of 10 for quality and Installation Service. Delighted with my Cabin"
"10 out of 10 for product quality, 10 out of 10 for the Scotia Install team"
"To Craig and Caroline, I am delighted with the finished product and quality of build and even more so with the service through from design to final snagging with your Company."
"Built through snow and sleet to give us a BBQ hut!"
"Would just like to say a huge thank you to Caroline & Craig for our beautiful cabin. It’s the most awesome thing we have ever owned and can’t wait to try it out.
Thanks also for the most professional service you provide, from start to finish, we couldn’t ask for any better. Anyone thinking of buying one…….do it! You wont be disappointed"
The team were very professional and hardworking, not stopping all day. They were all very cheery and pleasantly mannered. Would have no hesitation in recommending the company or this team.
"Brilliant service, fantastic facility and superb quality. Craig and his team have installed and explained extremely well. Attention to detail is so impressive. Really pleased. Thank you."
"Really chuffed with it. Keen to get in and use it. Good team, built up quickly in a day today. Many thanks for a great job."
"I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The quality of the hut and accessories are outstanding and the guys who installed it worked like Trojans all day and done a fantastic job.
I will recommend Scotia Cabins to everyone and my neighbours are definitely jealous – they would love to have one!
We had a great night in it last night and will have many more in the future!"
"The boys worked tirelessly yesterday, in miserable weather conditions and ended up with a really good result — thank you for your extraordinary efforts to please us.
Not able to resist getting into it straight away, we had our first meal in the cabin the same evening and it warmed up and dried out nicely on an equally cold and miserable evening! Very good shelter with lots of atmosphere around a glowing charcoal fire. We were full of ideas of things to equip it with, so we shot off the Edinburgh today, scoured various shops and came back with a bundle of bits and pieces.
Thanks again from two really, really pleased customers"
“The quality of the cabin is excellent, and the ancillary touches quite special – reindeer rugs, Finnish drinking cups, wooden place mats, the kettle, the clock and even the bottle opener – they really did think of everything! Our cabin has been much admired by everyone who has seen it and it really has added something quite special to our garden.
The service we received from Scotia Cabins was superb and we really feel that Caroline and Craig care passionately about the product and the service they provide. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for one of these very special buildings.”
“Excellent Workmanship, really pleased with the new Cabin.”
"Thanks, we love our new cabin."
"Absolutely Incredible! A dream has come true today. Massive thanks to everyone at Scotia Cabins and especially Graham and Chris on the Install team"
Quality product, Quality Installation and a top team. We’re very impressed and will definitely be recommending Scotia Cabins to our family and friends.
"Fast and efficient service, very professional and knowledgeable team. We are impressed with a job well done and we just love our cabin."
"The guys did an excellent job, friendly, proficient. We are delighted, many thanks."
"Delighted with the cabin, team were great, very polite and professional"
"Great job, delighted with the cabin, the install team worked very hard"
"The team did a great job especially with the final positioning, very tidy workers and cleaned up properly afterwards."
"First class job, right on time, neat and very tidy, all that remains is to light the BBQ and cook some sausages."
"What a fantastic crew, Craig, Keiran and Chris work so well together. Conscientious attitude, very enjoyable to see them working together. Well done to all, love our Cabin"
"Absolutely superb service. Installation was first class, very pleased with Graham and Chris who explained all the operations really well. I will definitely be recommending Scotia Cabins to all my family and friends. Thanks!"
"Excellent Crew. Thanks. Cabin is a lifechanger."
"Excellent service and installation"
"Great Job! Thanks, Guys, love our cabin."
First Class job , delighted with everything.
Delighted with our Cabin and the service provided by Scotia
"10 out of 10 for quality and installation service. Delighted with my Cabin."
"10 out of 10 for product quality,
10 out of 10 for the Scotia Install team"