Trees are Renewable Resource
Got a know-it-all in the neighborhood who thinks his brick home is durable? Inform him that log and timber homes still in use in Europe routinely date back more than 800 years. And one log-constructed church in Russia is reportedly more than 1,700 years old.
Fit the Land
Since this organic building material comes from nature, the resulting structures blend into the topography like a 10-point buck on opening day. Log homes naturally integrate right into the landscape, rather than being awkwardly imposed on it.
If you choose to use a precut log system the shell of your home can be framed on site faster than conventional stick framing, which will reduce the likelihood of weather-related damages or mold and mildew issues. With our crew and building system, it can be weather tight and build in as little as two weeks—for an average sized home. In conventional construction, your home is exposed to the elements for far longer, which could lead to mold issues within framing of the home, where it can thrive undetected for years.
Warmth of Wood
Warm to the touch (as opposed to the always chilly sheetrock), wood has something called “thermal mass,” a natural property in the logs that helps keep inside temperatures of homes comfortable in all seasons. This allows log walls to collect and store energy, then radiate it back into the home.
Super Energy Efficient
Provided the home is sealed properly (between the foundation and the first course of logs, between log-to-log connections and where the roof system meets the log wall), you can have a super energy efficient home. This means it will be 30% more efficient than what building codes call for, saving you serious coin over the life of the home. “Today we can build a log and timber home to be 15 to 20 percent more energy efficient than a conventional home,” says builder Mike Gingras, owner of Seven North Log Homes in New Haven, Vermont, who has designed and built Energy Star-rated log and timber homes for the past 18 years.
It really does depend on location. Any building over 25 sq/m living area requires planning. Please keep in mind, that EcoHome only provides the log cabin you requested and is not responsible for planning permission, which is the customer’s responsibility. Our advice would be to have a preliminary meeting with your local council to see would there be a problem with planning application for cabin in your area.
Log cabins are very popular buildings in United Kingdom, France, Japan, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Scotland, Finland, South Africa, Thailand and other countries. Wood is a sturdy and natural building material so if you’re interested in a healthy lifestyle, you should think about owning a log cabin.
Today the building standards that are used for cabins are really high so you will definitely get a top quality, comfortable, energy-efficient, beautiful, healthy, and unique home. If you have a look at our product catalogue, you will notice that there are many options to choose from. What is more, the logs have a great insulation efficiency which allows the cooling and heating units to keep the comfort level inside of the house.
The log cabin is a very comfortable and rustic place for your friends and family members to meet, relax and live. There are many advantages of living in a log cabin and this is why they are so popular in many different countries.
Today, these cabins are preferred by many people because they have comparatively lower pricing than traditionally built brick homes.
Our log cabins are made to various designs with sizes floor area and floor plans so you will surely find the one that will suit your needs. EcoHome can offer sheds, garden cabins, weekend houses or one, two, three or four bedroom houses, even a two storey houses. Or maybe you have a vision in your head of your dream house which fits your individual needs and personality but not sure how to find the plans? Perhaps you see stuff on our website or others that you would like to expand on? You can send us an existing floor plan or a photo or website link of what you would like to get. Or you can start from scratch and design your own custom log cabin home plan. Even if you have nothing but the lot details to work from we are here to help you.
You will begin working one-on-one with us to make your log cabin vision come to life. Please contact us with your specific requirements and we will design the cabin just for you! We will ask the appropriate questions to get you a project budget. We promise to save your time and money! We have access to specially made 3D design software package that allows us to design your individual design log cabin. We will help you to create a design with our expertise and input. You will be able to see your house in 3D before you place an order.
From the very first day the log cabin is built you have to start supervise your cabin. Log cabin maintenance is the overall upkeep on a log cabin shell to ensure there is proper protection from damaging UV radiation, water damage, air infiltration. All log cabins must be treated and painted from outside to protect from water getting into the timber to prevent from moisture, also all windows from inside must be painted too.
We can supply special treat and tested paints from Viva Colour which will help to ensure that your cabin stays like new and lasts you many generations. We also will give all the recommendations and advices how to supervise your log cabin in a proper way. It is very important to understand that log cabin maintenance ensures that the log home or log cabin look the way it did the first day it was built.