Buying a residential log cabin is a straightforward process with Loghouse. We offer a wide range of residential log cabins to choose from, and we can even offer custom designs – if you have something in mind, just let us know, and we’ll do what we can to accommodate your needs.
Perhaps you’ve decided to browse our website or look through a brochure to take a look at the different styles and sizes of log cabins we have on offer. Once you’ve found one that you like, simply get in touch with us, and we’ll be ready to start the process of buying a residential log cabin with you.
Ready to begin? Here’s what happens!
Choosing your log cabin
The first step is to arrange for a member of our team to carry out a site survey. We will discuss the available options with you and let you know which cabin we feel would suit the space you have. You can find out more about what to expect from a residential log cabin by viewing our Ultimate Guide here.
Alternatively, you can custom-design a cabin with our expert assistance. Once you decide on the size and design you want, our team will complete the required drawings and send them to our factory for a price. This process can take up to 2 weeks, but it’s worthwhile if you want something unique.
If you have chosen a standard design from our brochure, we can confirm the price immediately as no drawings are required. There is a selection of optional extras available, and we’ll offer guidance and advice to help you get the best value and maximum benefit from the cabin and the options you choose.
In most cases, you won’t need planning permission to build a log cabin in your garden, but we’ll let you know if this is not the case after our initial survey.
Groundworks and foundations
Some homes will already have a foundation for a log cabin in place, or you might intend to lay your own foundation. Should you require that groundworks are completed by Loghouse, a groundwork specialist will call to survey what is needed. This will establish what groundworks are required and what foundation will be the best to go for. Groundworks surveys attract a fee of €50, which will come off the total price of groundworks.
A strong foundation is important for any log cabin as it ensures that your log cabin is built true and square, simultaneously protecting the cabin from damage and extending its lifespan. It also provides a level of security against flooding.
Getting your quotation
The next step in buying a residential log cabin is to receive your completed quotation. The quotation will be finalised within 1-2 working days, and a member of our team will send this by email along with the cabin quotation and a pricing guide for our electrician and kitchen contractors.
Please note that these contractors are paid separately from Loghouse, and their work is not included in deposit payments.
Once you have received the quotation and are happy with the pricing, a 50% deposit will need to be paid to place your order. This deposit is in respect of the log cabin quote and the surveyor’s quote.
Lead times vary throughout the year, so please contact us to check the current wait time.
Buying a custom residential log cabin
If you are ordering a custom cabin, your plans will be sent to our factory for new 3D versions of the design to be produced. These will be sent to you before manufacturing for sign-off.
This will ensure you are happy with the final design, as 2D representations do not always adequately capture every aspect of the completed building.
The construction process
Accepting your quotation and approving the designs (where necessary) is just the start of buying a residential log cabin.
If Loghouse supplies the plumbing and groundwork, the initial work will be completed approximately 2-4 weeks before the cabin’s arrival.
If you choose to go with our recommended electrical contractors, Loghouse will carry out all scheduling needed to ensure they arrive on time. The electrical contractors will finalise the work needed with you on-site before providing a final cost.
If you wish to arrange for a separate contractor to carry out any of these works, we will advise when they are required on site. Please be aware that some plumbing and electrical work might be required before, during, and after the cabin’s construction.
The arrival of the cabin
The component parts of your log cabin will be delivered as determined by the current lead time and the schedule for any work that needs completing prior to construction. The final 50% of the cost is payable on scheduling/arrival of the cabin. Please note that a 10% balance of plumbing costs will be held by the client until this work is complete.
Our team work safely and efficiently, but please remember that we work to the highest possible standard. This means that we take care when completing our work, and the assembly of a cabin typically takes 3-7 days (depending on size). The required plumbing and electrical work can add a further 3-7 days to the process.
If Loghouse are carrying out the painting works for you, they will be completed once the electrician and plumber have finished their work.
At this stage, your kitchen contractor will arrive to install your kitchen and connect to the plumbing works in place.
Completion and handover
Once all works have been completed, our team will do a final walk-around of the property with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied.
Your building will be complete when all of the works have been satisfactorily completed and a sign-off form has been completed by both parties. The final balance (including any outstanding plumbing costs) will then be payable.
All that’s left to do is move in and start enjoying your new log cabin!
We hope this guide has helped explain the process of buying a residential log cabin from Loghouse.
Log cabins make a great addition to any home, providing extra space and a unique aesthetic. If you’re considering buying a log cabin for your home or have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.