If you have any questions you would like to ask our experts, please email us at email@example.com
Where do your logs come from?
Our timber is known as Scandinavian Pine. Our logs are made from sustainable materials and come from the coldest parts of Scandinavia, where wood grows very slowly and is dense and fibrous. This makes the timber less prone to cracking, splitting, and warping.
What is the life expectancy of a log house?
A properly constructed log house will last 2-3 generations once properly treated and maintained.
What maintenance is required?
According to Sikkens, our partner for outdoor timber treatment, recommend that you re-varnish the log cabin every 5-6 years.
Will it be warm?
Timber is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our log homes retain 40% more heat than block or brick.
Can I get insurance for my log house?
Yes you can. Several insurance brokers offer fully comprehensive insurance on the structure and contents of your log house. If you are having trouble finding one just ask us.
Do you need Planning Permission?
The general rule is any building under 25m² and less than 3.9m high to the side or rear of your house does not require planning permission. We advise customers to talk with their local authority as their situation may be different. Planning permission is the customer’s responsibility however we can provide you with contacts and professionals to help you through the process if required.
Do you customise your standard plans?
Yes, in fact we pride ourselves in our decree “You Name It – We Make It”.
What can I use my log house for?
You can use the log house for an office, granny flat, music room, gym, bar, therapy room, a complete holiday home, or an extension to an existing home, the list goes on.
How do I heat my log house?
Our log houses by their makeup are easy to heat and any conventional form of heating is will be sufficient. The most popular are small storage heaters.
How is the timber treated?
All our base bearers are pressure treated to ensure long life in the Irish damp conditions. The timber throughout the rest of the structure is fully kiln dried to 17 – 18%.
How is the roof constructed?
We use a bituminous roof shingle on top of either a timber roof or a timber roof with optional insulation. Other roofing options are available at an additional charge.
What type of windows do you use?
Our 28mm wall cabins are single glazed tilt/turn. All wall sizes 44mm and above are double glazed tilt/turn. We can provide almost any size or shape.
What wall thicknesses do you offer?
We manufacture a wide range of structural solid timbers in sizes from 28mm to 90mm and in engineered laminate timbers from 90mm to 220mm. Click here to see our wall thickness chart.
What is flat pack?
Log house offers all our models in a flat pack or DIY kit. We do have a skilled base of carpenters who can erect your house in a minimal amount of time and with a high degree of quality. All our models are priced with both options.
Where do you deliver?
Nearly anywhere on mainland Ireland.