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How to adjust the windows and doors

Unless you are a skilled carpenter, you’ll probably be in the same boat as many others and will have your log cabin windows and doors made and sent to you. These should be made to measure the required space. However, …

How to fit the doors and windows

Having correctly fitting windows and doors will not only protect your log home from poor weather conditions, it will also increase security measures. Whilst fitting your doors and windows correctly may first seem like a daunting process at first, once …

My Neighbour is building a Log Cabin – Do they need Planning Permission?

With log cabins becoming more and more popular, the chances are that your neighbours will soon want to enjoy a getaway of their own. If their log cabin is on their property next to yours and a stand-alone structure, this …

What types of windows are suitable for a log cabin

No home would be complete without windows, and this is also true for log cabins.  However, due to the materials that are used to construct a timber home, you may be wondering what types of windows are actually suitable.  In …

What foundations do I need for a log home

Foundations are necessary to ensure that the weight of your log cabin doesn’t cause it to sink into the ground beneath. This means that your timber home needs to have solid and strong foundations to bear the weight effectively. Good …

Log cabin security – Things to consider

If you have a garden office, summerhouse or log cabin, you should consider security and how to discourage any would be criminals. Whilst it is unfortunate that burglaries happen, they do, and it’s important to protect yourself and your home …

How to build the walls for your log cabin

Building the walls for your log cabin is probably one of the hardest parts. It’s hard because it’s definitely not a one person job, and because you have to make sure that you leave adequate space for your windows and …

Why have a log cabin?

If you are considering purchasing or building a log cabin, it is important to fully explore all the positives and negatives.  Timber home construction in Ireland the UK has increased over the years, but is it the right option for …

How to construct a log cabin base

Getting the base right for your log cabin is important for the rest of the construction. If this isn’t right before you start building, you could end up with an uneven timber home. It’s also very difficult to rectify issues …

What are the different types of log cabin I can have?

A log cabin, is a cabin or home that is made from logs.  Timber homes have grown in popularity over recent years because they are environmentally friendly, they look good, are fully customisable and carry a reasonable price tag when …

Can I build a veranda for my log home

A veranda or external seating area not only allows for alfresco dining during the summer months, but it can also add some much needed extra space. The simple answer to whether or not you can build a veranda into you …

What steps are needed to have a log cabin built?

Building your log cabin is essentially the biggest step that you’ll embark on.  Obviously, the iniital stages are purchasing the land, clearing it and negotiating any required permissions – but after that it’s time to build.  So, where do you …

What type of roof can I have on my log cabin

The roof is the crowning glory of any build.  Choosing the right style and type of roof for your log cabin is essential to prevent the build up of water or in some cases, snow.  There are a variety of …

Decorating your log cabin interior

Log cabins are not like brick built home, and one of the benefits is that they an very different look and feel to them. This unique appeal makes decorating the interior incredibly enjoyable. Having a comfortable timber home means adding …

Log cabin roof construction

When you’ve finished constructing the walls of your cabin, it’s time to add the roof. Remember to follow the plans in terms of the type of roof that you’ll be adding. You can any type of roof except a flat …

What permissions are needed for log cabin construction?

Knowing what official steps you need to achieve to have your dream timber home built is probably the most important stage after securing the land.  If you’ve purchased land with planning permission to build a dwelling, it doesn’t always mean …

Laying your log cabin floor boards

Your log cabin will need floor boards so that you can fit insulation underneath it, and carpet or wood flooring over the top of it. Laying your log cabin floor boards is a relatively straightforward and easy process to complete. …

How much does it cost to build a log cabin

One of the major advantages to having a log cabin built is its price tag.  Timber home constructions carry a much lighter price tag that brick built houses.  If you have set your heart on having your very own log …

How to insulate a log cabin

As with a standard brick built home, log cabins also require insulation.  You may think that wood is a natural insulter, and you would be right to a certain extent.  Wood does provide a natural warmth, depending on the thickness …

How is a log cabin maintained?

Whether you are considering having a log home built or you already have one, maintaining it is vital.  The correct maintenance procedures for your cabin will help it to last longer and reduce weather or insect damage.   Drainage Good …

Can I have a wood burner in my log cabin?

A wood burner is both romantic and practical.  It can also be energy efficient and a cheap heating source, if you have a good supply of wood.  A wood stove adds an extra ‘cosy’ element to any log cabin.  However, …

Renting crisis forces Dublin to consider building log cabin homes in gardens

The construction of log cabins in Dublin has gained popularity in recent years. For years, this market remained largely untapped owing to the fact that the Dublin City council disallowed the building of log houses on residential backyards. Needless to …

Tips for Maintaining Your Log Cabin

Owning a log house comes with many rewards.  But it also comes with some responsibility as well.  If you have pride in ownership you will want to keep your home in top shape.  To do so you will need to …

Why You Should Own A Log Cabin

There is simply nothing quite like owning your own log cabin.  The feeling you get when you walk through the door of a log cabin is simply unexplainable. Log cabin ownership is on the rise and you too should think …

The Benefits of Owning A Log Cabin Home

If you have ever dreamed of owning a beautiful log cabin, then you are not alone.  Every year the popularity of log cabin homes has steadily increased and for good reason.  There are many benefits of owning a log cabin …

Four Things to Consider Before Buying A Log Cabin

Are you considering purchasing a log cabin?  If so then you have come to the right place.  Buying a log cabin is a major investment that you should give some serious thought about. Today we are going to go over …

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