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Log Cabins - Everything you need to know

Log Cabins - Everything you need to know - Timber Building Specialists

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So, you've been looking to buy a Timber Building but have many questions before you commit to a purchase? This guide is our plan to help you understand every detail about a log cabin, from the type of timber, log thickness to the aftercare.


When looking for extra living space for whatever reason, be it a workshop, garden room of home office a log cabin can the perfect solution! They are sturdy, durable and look great. But what do you need to know before you buy one? In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about log cabins. We will talk about the different types of cabins available, as well as the benefits of owning one.  So if you're considering purchasing a log cabin, make sure to read this guide!

What is a log cabin?

A log cabin is a type of Timber Building. They are made from logs that have been peeled and shaped into beams. Log cabins are popular because they are sturdy, durable, and easy to maintain. They are also stylish and unique, and they can be used for a variety of purposes. Log cabins are available in a variety of sizes, and they are available in a variety of price ranges.


Log Cabin Windows - Explained

Log cabin windows are an important part of the cabin. They can affect the look, feel, and functionality of the cabin. There are a variety of different types of windows available, so it is important to choose the ones that best fit your needs.


For our premium type of window on a log cabin we use the tilt and turn window (See Video). Made from glued wood profiles, our windows come in any size, both standard and bespoke. Glassed with thermal double glazed 4/10/4mm glass (strongest glass available) and insulated with Argon glass. Our log cabin windows are supplied with the highest quality hinges and handles. For our Timber Building Specialists premium type of window for a log cabin is a tilt and turn window (See Video).


W also offer a standard window for our 200 range log cabin. This is a simple window that is made from quality wood and has a hinged design. It can be opened inward or outward, and it typically has a glass window in the center. Standard window are a great choice for people who need a functional door that is also easy to maintain and are available on our Value 200 range.


Log Cabin Doors - Explained

Made from glued wood profiles, our windows come in any size, both standard and bespoke. Our log cabin windows are supplied with the highest quality hinges and handles and only use glulam wood.

Doors are fitted with reliable locks and double seals.

Log Cabin Timber

All of our log cabins are made and built specifically for the UK climate, using Siberian or nordic slow grown sustainable timber, a hardy compound slow grown that is ideal for the UK environment.


Log Cabin Thickness

Log cabin timber is an important part of the cabin. It can affect the look, feel, and functionality of the cabin. There are a variety of different types of timber available, so it is important to choose the ones that best fit your needs.

For Timber Building Specialists our Timber buildings come in 44mm, 68mm, 90mm, 120mm logs for standard log cabins, or for residential log cabins, we offer the superior 90mm glulam logs. Glulam is a strong and durable wood that is perfect for log cabins.  Glulam is a great choice for people who want a strong and durable wood that is also easy to maintain. Pricing for log cabin timber can vary depending on the size, style, and material.

Our products are available in 2 quality grades: summer house grade (houses with a wall thickness of 44mm or more) and living house grade (houses with a wall thickness of 90mm Glulam logs or more).


Log Cabin Roof Purlins

Log cabins need a sturdy roof in order to protect the cabin from the elements. The most common type of roof for a log cabin is a shingle roof. Shingle roofs are made from asphalt, metal, or slate, and they are typically installed over a wooden frame. They are a great choice for people who want a roof that is both strong and stylish.


The right base for your timber building.

A Timber Building needs a sturdy base in order to protect it from the elements. The most common type of base for a Timber Building is a concrete slab. A concrete slab is a durable, flat surface that is perfect for Timber Buildings. It is also easy to install, and it can be used to create a level foundation for your Timber Building. Other options include Timber Framed Base, Pillar and Base and Screw Pile Base.


You've probably already chosen the ideal site for your new log home if you're planning to construct one. While you may love a design and a size, it's critical to remember that every successful garden structure will have one thing in common: a sturdy, flat, and solid foundation. Timber cabins can be hefty, and it's critical that the base can support the weight while also allowing all windows and doors to operate freely. Fail to get the base right, and you could be faced with all sorts of problems: logs that sit badly, a roof that could crack, warp or split, or gaps forming between the logs.


There are three main methods that are used to create a sturdy, solid base for timber garden buildings: concrete, paving slabs, screw pile and decking.


What is a Screw Pile base?

helical ‘screw’ fastens deeply into the ground, providing a steady and solid base for the cabin to sit atop. Capable of withstanding more than enough weight to effectively position your cabin, the screw pile is cheaper, cost-effective and, potentially crucially, quicker to install than concrete footings or blockwork.


Custom bespoke log cabins, how does it work?

When it comes to purchasing a log cabin, there are a variety of different options available. You can purchase a pre-made log cabin, or you can have a custom cabin built for you. If you choose to have a custom cabin built, you will need to work with a specialist who can design and build the cabin for you.

Timber Building Specialists are the UK's top provider of custom log cabins. We offer a nationwide fitting and installation service, as well as an extensive variety of high-quality, bespoke log cabins for purchase online. Our team can assist you in locating the ideal log cabin for your needs, whether it's an office space, extra living area, or a place to unwind in your garden. With our low prices and free delivery on all purchases*, it's easy to understand why so many people choose us!


Log Cabin Planning Permission

When it comes to planning permission for log cabins, there are a few things you will need to consider. First, you will need to make sure that the log cabin is within the boundaries of your property. You will also need to check with your local council to see if there are any restrictions on the type of log cabin you can build.


Most councils will not require planning permission for a log cabin that is under 30 square metres in size and 2.5 metres in height. However, if you plan to use the log cabin as a main residence, or if it is larger than 30 square metres, or 2.5m high, you may need to apply for planning permission. It is always best to consult with your local council before beginning construction on your log cabin.

Planning Permission 

Benefits Of Having A Log Cabin In Your Garden

When people think of a log cabin, they tend to think of a holiday home in a cold country where it is constantly snowing, however, this is not the case. Over the past few years, more people have been deciding to build a log cabin right in their back garden. Have you been thinking about it? Here are some benefits as to why you should consider investing in a garden log cabin.


Log cabins are eco-friendly. People are continuously looking for more ways to become more environmentally friendly. Log cabins use natural materials such as timber or similar natural materials that you can use to create your log cabin and be confident that you are not harming the environment in doing so.


Log cabins are great for catering to your lifestyle. The remarkable thing about log cabins is that they can be flexible when it comes to their usability and purpose. You can use your log cabin for social gatherings. You do not have to use it as a space for social events however you can also use it for a space of relaxation or a place to work in peace and quiet. You can customise your log cabin to however you see fit. When you are choosing your log cabin, you tend to be able to customise your log cabin to fit your needs which is a huge bonus, for example, if you are planning to use it for a home gym, you can select appropriate, hard-wearing flooring to help hold the gym equipment and weights.


There is a wide range of log cabins to choose from. Everyone has different-sized gardens and there are different-sized log cabins to suit every garden. Have a look on our website at Timber Building Specialists and find a log cabin to suit your garden’s size and needs. We can guarantee that we have something for everyone.

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