Testimonials

A selection of comments received from our clients

Dave & Ann, Edgworth

We are extremely happy with the service provided by Donald. Ie, Log & Cedar Homes

He was available to answer any queries we had and stayed in contact throughout the whole project.

The timber used is of excellent quality and we are extremely satisfied with the work done.

The sub-contractors hired were extremely professional and hard working throughout, they had some distance to travel everyday and were rarely late.

This project has been a long time in the planning and we now have our dream home.

Thank you Donald for all your hard work (and for your assistance).

Also can we emphasise our gratitude for the help that Geraint did for his project management on the work.

Yours faithfully

Dave & Anne

Dave & Anne
Dave & AnneEdgworth

Anna & Ben, Gihon

1. Quality of drawings

Donald provided excellent drawings to demonstrate the many iterations of the design. Donald could also provide images that were very helpful so that we could visualise the spaces. The final drawings were of excellent quality and the instructions provided were clear for the builder to use.

 2. How would you describe the advise and service provided by Log & Cedar Homes

Working through the whole process and how you helped us design what we wanted and what was practical and possible within our budget.

Donald went through the whole process of designing the house to our needs. He was able to work to out something that was possible within the budget and practical to do on site. He was great at advising at what would work and what wouldn’t, he also had a wide understanding of building regulations to ensure we built to the standards required. The structural engineer that worked with Donald was very flexible and accommodating.

3. Quality of kit and fixtures

Our joiner though the kit was excellent and thought the cladding was really top notch stuff.

Donald’s kit is of a high quality. The materials and fixtures and fittings provided are of good quality. Our joiner was very impressed with the standard of the kit and thought the cedar cladding was an excellent finish. The doors and windows are of a high standard and the panels are accurately made.

4. Delivery and plans and instructions

Donald helped us organise the whole build which was great given we were project managing ourselves. Donald’s timescale and delivery dates were accurate and organised which alled us to be prepared for deliveries.

5. Final thoughts on living in it

We are very pleased with the house to live in, it is very warm and we can happily sit by the fire looking at the view. We still get people knocking on our door and wanting to look round the house.

Anna & Ben
Anna & BenGihon

David Fielding, Rhosyr

Log and Cedar provided an excellent service from design to finish, I love the house and am delighted with the quality and finish. I unreservedly recommend Donald and his team as its always a pleasure dealing with a supplier that wants to please and goes the extra mile.

David Fielding
David FieldingRhosyr

J & S Campbell – Struan Lodge, Beauly

1. Can you describe how you feel about your home and are you enjoying living in it :-
“We are very pleased with the response from the guests who have stayed in the Lodge. They have all loved the quality and design especially the vaulted ceilings and picture windows. You can tell by the testimonials left by them that they have all enjoyed their stay. It’s a pity we didn’t have more ground or we would be building another one!”

2. How would you describe the quality of the plans ; information and actual materials :-
“Our joiner felt the plans could have been a bit more detailed but other than that we were happy. Our only disappointment is the bedroom size and would definitely recommend that the overall building was stretched a little to make the bedrooms longer. The quality of the materials cannot be faulted nor the quantity, we had more than enough.”

3. How would you describe the advice, information and service provided by Log & Cedar :-
“Donald was more than attentive and helped us enormously as we had never done anything like this before, without his help we could not have done it or at best would have taken us much longer.”

5. How would you describe the overall buying experience :-
“Very straight forward, not pushed into making decisions until you felt happy with everything. Would definitely recommend Log & Cedar for their quality product and customer care.”

J & S Campbell
J & S CampbellStruan Lodge, Beauly

Nicki Haynes – Perthshire

1. Can you describe how you feel about your home and are you enjoying living in it :-
“I love my new home and still cannot believe its all mine! It’s exactly how I saw it in my head but even better. Donald McInnes managed to make suggestions or alterations using his building experience, enhancing ideas without detracting from the original plan.”

2. How would you describe the quality of the plans ; information and actual materials :-
“The plans, information and materials are all of the highest spec, and I am now reaping the financial benefits of living in a very well built and insulated house.”

3. How would you describe the advise and service provided by Log & Cedar Homes :-
“The advice and service given by Donald McInnes was second to none. He spoke in basic terms, explaining the process from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble, and he gave me the support and advice enabling me to achieve one of my greatest ambitions – of which I’m really proud.”

4. How would you describe the information and service provided by Linwood Homes :-
“The information and service provided by Linwood Homes always came via Log & Cedar Homes and was precise and informative, and Donald McInnes was always on hand to translate anything too technical for me!”

5. How would you describe the overall buying experience :-
“The best experience ever!! Everyone should try it. The end result has a wow factor that I only ever thought I’d read about or see on Grand Designs! This is only as a result of a good team in place with Donald at the helm!”

Nicki Haynes
Nicki HaynesPerthshire

Mark & Carole Robertson – Lanark

1. Can you describe how you feel about your home and are you enjoying living in it :-
“Very happy in our new home. It turned out to be everything and more than we could have hoped for.”

2. How would you describe the quality of the plans ; information and actual materials :-
“Excellent in all instances, the overall build quality is of a remarkable standard.”

3. How would you describe the advise and service provided by Log & Cedar Homes :-
“Never having been involved in a new build project before, we feel the support, help and advice from Log & Cedar helped us enormously and could not be improved in any way.”

4. How would you describe the information and service provided by Linwood Homes :-
“Excellent.”

5. How would you describe the overall buying experience :-
“Pressure free, having all aspects of the purchase broken down and clearly explained. “

“As this was most likely our one and only foray into a new build project, we feel we were very lucky to have dealt with Log & Cedar Homes. All our questions/worries were met with patience, support and advice borne out of obvious experience. Any problems which arose (of which we are sure there were many) were dealt with without causing us any needless worry, and we can honestly say that the whole experience from beginning to end was a happy one and we could not be happier with our new house.”

Mark & Carole Robertson
Mark & Carole RobertsonLanark

Julie & Albert Taylor – Perthshire

Julie and Albert Taylor sold their successful vintners business, and decided to build a new home on the outskirts of a Perthshire village, on a beautiful site they had found. The site had an existing traditional cottage, which was only fit for demolition. Both wanted to replace it with something stylish and memorable, but in keeping with it’s rural location. When they saw the Linwood details, they instantly knew this was just what they wanted.

“We absolutely loved the open plan space and the light” says Julie, “and having the cedar external finish, it looks absolutely beautiful, and we knew it was just right for our site. We used the Majestic as our starting point, and customised it to suit our needs, including a full basement, which is unusual here in Scotland, and an internal annexe for my mother to live”.

“Albert project managed the whole build with help and advice from our local dealer, Log & Cedar Homes, and it all went really well. The various trade contractors all commented on the quality and dimensions of the materials, including those out of sight within the structure”

“I still stand in the house, and marvel that we can have this wonderful home. We’re just so proud of the whole thing” said Julie.

Julie & Albert Taylor
Julie & Albert TaylorPerthshire

S & R Tranter – North Wales

1. Can you describe how you feel about your home and are you enjoying living in it :-
“We love it! It has become part of us and I do not think we could ever move . . . unless it was to another Linwood home”

2. How would you describe the quality of the plans ; information and actual materials :-
“We have not been disappointed in any element of the build: assistance, information and materials.”

3. How would you describe the advise and service provided by Log & Cedar Homes :-
“Despite there being a long distance between Donald and ourselves we never felt ‘alone’ during the build. He continually made himself available either in person, phone or email to help with any issues or difficulties we had. He became a trusted advisor and ‘idea bouncer’ on many aspects of our self build.”

4. How would you describe the information and service provided by Linwood Homes :-
“Despite our house being made on the other side of the world this was not and has not (we have lived here nearly 5 years) been a problem on any level.”

5. How would you describe the overall buying experience: –
“Self builds are stressful but by choosing Log and Cedar Homes and Linwood the process was smoother and less problematic and we have ended up with our dream house.”

S & R Tranter
S & R TranterNorth Wales

David Fielding, Anglesey

The progress has been superb and has vindicated me in sticking with timber frame rather than site build. To build outdoors at this time of year would have been so much harder and slower. Progress is superb.

The windows and doors look stunning and I can’t wait to see an elevation clad or partially clad and the scaffolding gone.

The pace is such that everybody else is being caught out by the speed (inc me!)

Many thanks and I am so delighted I have chosen you, I was only saying to Geraint today that you seem bothered to get it right for the client and I have thus enjoyed your input. Geraint also seems, as you suggested, a great find – I have taken his advise over the roofer and now he is talking to Hervey’s kitchen supplier re ideas.

Thanks

Dave

David Fielding
David FieldingAnglesey