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How much does it cost to build a log cabin?

Apr, 2021

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One of the major advantages to having a log cabin built is its price tag. Log cabins are much cheaper to build than conventional block built homes for a number of reasons. The cost of labour is way less due to the speed at which our cabins are built. The cost of materials is much lower than for concrete homes. Brick is a much more expensive material compared to wood. The amount of energy that goes into producing concrete leads to an increase in its cost to the consumer.

We have listed prices both for the flat pack option and the fully built option. Our built price includes everything from delivery to building to insulation. (Delivery charge may apply depending on location)

There are a number of things that you will need to take into consideration when planning your budget for a new log cabin.


If you haven’t already purchased suitable land, you will need to do this. The land that you purchase needs to have access to the site so that you and your builders can get to it. It will also need to have permission to build a residential property on it. You will then need to factor in how you will connect to water, sewage and power supplies.


If you build a log cabin to live in permanently you will need to obtain planning permission and adhere to all building regulations. Whilst gaining planning and building permissions doesn’t cost a huge amount, you do have to pay a fee when you submit an application. The price of this can vary depending on the size of the development that you want to pursue. Even if you own the land that you want to develop, you will still need to submit a planning permission request.


There are two main routes that you could choose to construct your log home; self-build or through our company. Each one has advantages and disadvantages;


If you are planning on being your own project manager, then you’ll need to factor in the costs of having an architect to design your cabin, builders to erect it and suppliers to provide you with the logs, windows, doors etc.


If you want to have a log cabin designed, built, and fully installed, you may be interested in our log cabin turnkey services. From design to completion, we will be with you every step of the way to create the perfect log cabin for you. Ecohome can provide all services required to complete any project from start to finish. Ground works, concrete base, plumbing, electrics, kitchens, bathroom, flooring, heating systems and more. Our professional painting and decorating service can also work to your requirements to give you a building you can be proud of.


When building a log cabin you will have to calculate costs for all the necessary services such as water and electricity. You will also need to connect to sewage works, so that used water etc. is taken away from your home. You will need to have access to electricity supplies and heating. Often cabins are built in back gardens and therefore existing connections can easily be tapped into. If you are building your log cabin to rent out you may wish to have a separate electrical meter installed for billing purposes.


As your home is being built, other elements to factor in to the overall budget are;

  • Insulation – To save on time and money it is better for this to be done as part of the initial build. Fitting insulation can be hard work and more costly if it is done at the end.
  • Lighting and power – sockets, power switches and light bulb fittings are all things that we take for granted but need to be calculated in. How many power sockets do you want per room?  Where will the light switches go?

Our log cabins are a lot more affordable than a brick extension. In fact, our quality log cabins cost approximately only half the price of a traditional brick house. This enables you to get much more for your money. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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