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Residential Log Cabin Build - A Guide By Timber Building Specialists

Residential Log Cabin Build  - A Guide By Timber Building Specialists

At Timber Building Specialists, we take immense pride in our expertise and in-depth knowledge about the intricacies involved in designing, manufacturing, and building residential log cabins that fully comply with UK Building regulations. This comprehensive case study aims to provide insights into our meticulous process of constructing a one-bed log cabin.

 

The Foundation

Every successful building project begins with a secure, solid base. When constructing a residential log cabin or a granny annexe, we offer Ground Screw and timber frame foundations in partnership with Groundscrews 4U. A pull test is conducted to assess the load-bearing capacity of the screws and the ground conditions. This ensures a solid foundation for the cabin construction, allowing for the installation of services, utilities, and insulation.

Ground screws and treated floor joists forming the foundation of the log cabin.

Ground Screws + 200mm Treated Floor Joists with membrane 

Allowing for solid base and cabin construction - plenty of Cavity for 1st fix installation of services and utilities and insulation

  

The Walls

Once the base is prepared, the next step involves constructing the walls, all tied in with Structural Screws. The walls of our one-bed log cabins are designed to bear loads, resist wind, and provide thermal insulation, adhering to the strict UK Building regulations.

building off the cabin apexes using Glue Laminated Beams and 250mm x 75mm Rafters all connected with Wall and roof ties

 

The Roof

The roof is built off the cabin apexes using Glue Laminated Beams and 250mm x 75mm Rafters, all connected with Wall and roof ties. This ensures robust resistance against snow loading and provides ample cavity space for the installation of roof insulation.

building off the cabin apexes using Glue Laminated Beams and 250mm x 75mm Rafters all connected with Wall and roof ties

 

The Superstructure

Once the foundational structure is in place, it's time for windows and doors installation. We use premium grade pre-painted anthracite doors and windows that offer optimal thermal values and fire resistance.

doors and windows going in

doors and windows going in

Ready for doors and windows going in

Window going in

Window going in (above pic)



Intelligent Membrane being fitted (above)

External 200mm Cavity Battens fitted on Sliding Bracket Roof Vapour Barrier

External 200mm Cavity Battens fitted on Sliding Bracket (above)

Roof Vapour Barrier

Roof Vapour Barrier (above)

 

Insect mesh in Soffet area

Insect mesh in Soffet area
 

 

The Interior

The inner roof is cladded, and intelligent membrane is fitted to offer an additional layer of insulation. Then comes the first fix of wires and floor insulation, followed by the installation of roof insulation. The flooring felt and shingles are then fitted, providing a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing interior for the cabin.

  

1st Fix wires and Floor Insulation

1st Fix wires and Floor & Insulation
 

The Exterior

The construction of the external part of the cabin involves fitting 200mm cavity battens on a sliding bracket and a roof vapour barrier. An insect mesh is also added in the soffet area to prevent any possible insect intrusion.

Next, the 200mm wall insulation is installed, followed by the fitting of a breather membrane, air gap battens, and insect mesh. Finally, it's time for painting and external cladding, which not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the cabin but also adds an extra layer of protection against the elements.

 

Roof Insulation

Roof Insulation

 

Roof Membrane battens and OSBRoof Membrane battens and OSBRoof Membrane battens and OSB

Roof Membrane battens and OSB

 

Flooring Felt and Shingles fitted

Flooring Felt and Shingles fitted

External 200mm Wall Insulation (Ventilated Roof Ridge fitted)

External 200mm Wall Insulation (Ventilated Roof Ridge fitted)
 

Breather membrane - air gap battens and Insect mesh

Breather membrane - air gap battens and Insect mesh


Painting and External Cladding time

Painting and External Cladding time

 

End Result - built to full Building Regulations

End Result - built to full Building Regulations

 

 

The Final Result

And there you have it - a one-bed log cabin or one-bed annex, fully compliant with UK Building Regulations, ready to offer a comfortable and cosy living space.

At Timber Building Specialists, we're not just about selling residential log cabins; we're about offering comprehensive solutions that cater to our clients' unique needs. Our expertise extends beyond the construction of log cabins to include holiday lodges and mobile log cabins, always ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance with UK Building Regulations.

Whether you're looking for a granny annexe, a one-bed log cabin, or a mobile log cabin, we've got you covered. Visit our website to explore our wide range of products and services, or get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

What factors are important when building residential log cabins?

Several factors are crucial, including structural calculations, load-bearing capacities, wind resistance, thermal values, and fire resistance. All these elements ensure the cabin is safe, durable, and comfortable.

What other types of structures do Timber Building Specialists offer?

Apart from residential log cabins, Timber Building Specialists also offer holiday lodges and mobile log cabins. These structures are designed and built with the same attention to detail and commitment to quality.

How important is the base work in building a log cabin?

Secure solid base works, such as ground screws and timber frame foundations, are extremely essential for building log cabins to residential standards. They form the foundation of the structure, providing stability and strength.

What does the construction process of a log cabin include?

The construction process involves several stages, including the installation of walls, roof, doors, windows, insulation, and external cladding. Every step is executed with precision to ensure the final result is a log cabin built to full building regulations.

How do Timber Building Specialists ensure the log cabins comply with UK building regulations?

Timber Building Specialists adhere to strict guidelines throughout the construction process. This includes using materials that offer optimal thermal values and fire resistance, ensuring the cabin's structure can withstand wind and bear loads effectively, and incorporating high-quality doors and windows.

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