Log Cabins Explained
As your social and work life expands, your living space tends to rapidly shrink. Whether you'd like space to carry out hobbies, exercise, working at home, entertaining space or chilling in the garden - a log cabin could be the solution.
Compared to moving house or building a bricks-and-mortar extension, a log cabin is a less expensive, surprisingly fast to build and a highly diversified alternative.
Just Think of the Endless Possibilities for your New Log Cabin
Our log cabins provide a highly versatile living space, which can have a multitude of uses. Just imagine you could have your own space for a home gym, al fresco dining or summer parties. You can also use the space as a garden retreat, arts and crafts studio or as your garden office. With the right planning consent, you could even create your own yoga studio or club house.
Log Cabin Video Guide
Below is short video that guides you through the jargon terms involved with log cabins, including: log thickness, construction features and materials. This is intended to help you to choose the right log cabin for your specific function.
When thinking about which log cabin to buy you need to consider the end function, what will it be used for?
Log Cabin Construction and Features:
Generally, timber is slow grown and from a sustainable source is best and it's an idea to look out for the FSC logo. The timber used in log cabins is a natural product, so even though it has been kiln dried, any change in moisture can cause movement.
Cabins are available in various log thicknesses, from 28 mm (1.1”) to 44 mm (1.7”). Thicker timber log cabins are far more robust, give better insulation and are more likely to be double glazed. These tend to be well suited for garden offices or extra living space.
The roof and floor are made from tongue-and-grove boards that lock together to give a smooth waterproof finish. Under the floor will be the pressure treated timber joists, which raise the log cabin off of the floor. The roof can be covered with either standard felt or thicker, more attractive felt shingle tiles.
Log cabins are supplied in untreated timber but a liquid preservative treatment should be applied a few days after construction, but no later than after two weeks. Eventually, you can also use a high quality paint coating to achieve the desired look of your cabin.