Preparing your barbecue cabin for the cold winter months.

Now is the best time of year to start thinking about preparing your barbecue cabin

for the cold winter months ahead. With the great British weather we can be enjoying

beautiful autumnal sunshine one day then freezing temperatures and torrential rain the



To protect your cabin from this great British weather we recommend that you protect

the exterior with a wood preserver or stain every 12 months. Sadolin, Ronseal or

Cuprionol are all good, quality brands and can be purchased from most DIY stores.

Here at Arctic Cabins we prefer Sovereign preservative. This can be purchased on-

line from Sovereign Chemicals Ltd.


If your cabin has become a little dirty give the exterior surface a brush down and a

wash with warm soapy water to remove any dirt. A brush down may well be sufficient

in most cases. Allow the cabin to dry then apply the preservative. If your cabin has

been painted and is in need of renewal now is a good time to do it.


Visually check the condition of the roof of your cabin. The shingle on the roof of an

Arctic Cabin is made by Kerabit and is extremely durable; it will last at least 40 years,

it is highly unlikely that you will require any maintenance or replacement.


When an Arctic Cabin is installed preserving/treating some of the interior surfaces is advised

to protect them and create a 'wipe clean' surface. For example, the floor, tables and maybe

the benches. It's really down to individual preference which surfaces you would like to treat.

Please note the interior walls do not need treating. We recommend using yatch varnish for this. 

Yatch varnish is like traditional varnish, but tougher and waterproof so can help protect surfaces

from those inevitable red wine stains. If you feel inclined give the interior a spruce up while you’re

doing the exterior to make your cabin is super smart for those Halloween, Bonfire and Christmas parties.


If you require any advice or have any queries about the maintenance of your cabin,

please do not hesitate to contact us.


Freshly treated timber - looking great. 


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