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Log Cabin & Log Homes Frequently Asked Questions2020-03-04T13:40:47+00:00
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Do I need planning permission for my log cabin?2020-07-07T18:13:17+01:00

You’ve always known what your log cabin should be like? You know how many rooms should be there, and how they should be connected? And you finally decided to follow your dreams and order a log cabin to be built. But now you’re facing a question of whether you can be the only one to decide on the plan of the log cabin or should it be approved by the local authorities?

The general rule regulating log cabins in Ireland states that any building under 25 sq m and less than 3.9m high to the side or rear of your house doesn’t require planning permission. But since the local rules might slightly differ we highly recommend customers check with their local authorities prior to purchase.

For larger log cabins planning permission is necessary. Please keep in mind that Loghouse only provides the log cabin you requested and is not responsible for planning permission, which is the customer’s responsibility. However, we would be happy to assist in providing you with contacts of professionals who have been helping our customers for years.

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Why should I choose log cabin?2020-05-13T14:24:51+01:00

Log cabins have recently become very popular all around the world, from Europe to North America. The choices are endless concerning design and look. Compared to alternative products the price of a log cabin is rather inexpensive. How is that possible you might ask?

If you have a quick look at our product offering, you will notice that there are many options to choose from. Office cabins, residential log cabins, log cabin holiday homes and much more. Another advantage is that you’re the one who decides not only on the planning of the log cabin, but also on the shape and size of the windows and thickness of the walls. Your log cabin can be anything you need, fully adapted to your requirements making your life as comfortable as it has never been before.

Another reason for the popularity of log is that they are usually more attractive than featureless brick. Much less ground preparation is required which means it can be completed in a significantly shorter timeframe.

Stylish, comfortable, inexpensive, fast and lasting for generations. What else can you wish for? Office Log Cabins amongst others are the way to go

How can I heat my log cabin?2020-05-13T14:29:02+01:00

In choosing a log cabin as a residential log home or holiday log cabin our customers face the question of how they will heat it. Is it safe to use standard means of heating the cabin? Which way ensures the cabin keeps warm the longest? Is there any particular way of heating that is good enough for log cabins despite of the purpose they’re used for and the planning they have?

All these questions are very important to us as they address two of the priority concerns of our company, the comfort and safety of our customers. That is why while planning and constructing log cabins for sale we ensure by their makeup our log cabins are easy to heat and any conventional form of heating will be sufficient to ensure you can enjoy your time in a comfortable and warm log cabin any time of the year. We would also point out that most of our customers prefer to use small storage heaters in their Loghouse log cabins as the cabins get warm quicker and the heat stays longest. They’re also economical and safe.

How is the roof of our log cabins constructed?2017-04-13T13:02:59+01:00

At Loghouse we believe that one of the most important decisions in the design of your log cabin is the roof. It should be reliable and protect from strong Irish winds and rain keeping the log cabin warm and dry. This is why our choice is a bituminous roof shingle on top of either a timber roof or a timber roof with optional insulation. All our standard log cabins for sale are constructed with the use of this technology although there are other roofing options available as well for an additional charge.

If you want to purchase a bespoke log cabin designed specifically for you, our professional team will be glad to consult you on the roofing options we can offer and would be suitable for your garden office, summer log cabin or residential log cabin. Different roofing options can be recommended based on the area where your log cabin will be used as well as depending on the local climate. You can choose either inexpensive or higher-priced options but we will guarantee the roof will serve you for years saving your new log cabin from bad weather.

How is the log cabin timber treated?2017-04-13T12:58:51+01:00

We pay special attention to the quality of the material used in all our log cabins; our team design the model and size to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. We pay special attention to your needs and queries you might have, offering our network of professionals whose assistance you might need after you choose and purchase your log cabin.

We can guarantee all the log cabins presented on our website are of high quality. Our experts make sure throughout all stages of construction they are completed according to the highest level of quality with no concession to the timber’s integrity. We always bear in mind the weather conditions in which our log cabins will be built. Because of this all our base bearers are pressure treated to ensure long life in the damp Irish climate. The cabin timber is fully kiln dried to 17 – 18%.

Log cabin maintenance, what does it require?2017-04-13T12:59:23+01:00

You have purchased the log cabin. You now require advice on the maintenance of the model you have purchased, and we are more than willing to offer it. It is important to understand that the life expectancy of any log cabin seriously depends on how it is treated by the owner. It is also important to understand that any timber cabin, whatever the size, requires special maintenance to ensure it stays like new and serves for generations.

One of the main recommendations is to use a quality, tested paint or stain from one of our recommended manufacturers. The exterior of the log is where the protection starts. Most of our partners strongly recommend that you should consider re-varnishing the purchased cabin at least every five-six years. This simple but yet extremely effective action helps to keep your log cabin look new, and also protects the timber from further wear and tear.

How long does a log cabin last?2017-04-13T13:00:35+01:00

Before making a decision to buy a log cabin it might be a good idea to do a bit of research on the subject. There are numerous log cabin materials that log cabins are made of, and the answers to the ultimate questions might differ depending on your needs and desires.

We at Loghouse realise that a log cabin is an investment you expect to serve you for as long as possible, and that is why the modern log homes we offer are constructed to ensure it lasts at least two – three generations.

Depending on the log cabin models and materials there are small secrets we’re willing to share with you to help you enjoy your purchase for a long time. When you make up your mind on the log cabin you would like to purchase, we are more than happy to provide you with the list of recommendations of how it should be properly treated and maintained to ensure it stays a comfortable and convenient place to stay and use for years.

Will it be possible to get insurance for my log cabin?2017-04-13T13:01:00+01:00

At Loghouse we understand that the question of your security is paramount, and we guarantee that you will be able to get insurance for any log cabin model our company has on sale. There are interesting and attractive offers from numerous companies on fully comprehensive insurance both on the structure and contents of any log cabin model.

We highly value your time and efforts and that is why we are ready to recommend you several insurance brokers who offer best the best deal on both the structure and contents insurance. Our managers will be glad to provide you with the contact details and even give you a consultation what these companies normally offer. We believe that this will help you to narrow your options and help you choose the one that is right for you.

We not only sell log cabins in Ireland, we also provide the highest level of customer service and ensure your enquiries related to the purchase are all answered.

Is it possible to order a custom log cabin?2017-04-13T13:13:58+01:00

One of the main beliefs of our business is that our customers enjoy their experience with our log cabins. We have a great variety of small log cabins, one-bedroom log cabins as well as large log homes, four-bedroom log homes, or even two floor log cabins. Our engineers and interior designers have made designed numerous log cabins of all different kind, specifically designed for small or big families who are willing to live there through the year or during summer holidays. We understand how important it is for our customers to feel at home in our log cabins. This is why we are always there for you to change the standard plans as per your request, or even design a unique log home specifically for you. All you need to do is to contact our managers and describe the log cabin you would like to live in. ‘You Name It – We Make It’ is one of our favorite statements.

When you build a log cabin what wall thicknesses do you offer?2020-05-13T14:38:33+01:00

We offer numerous log home models that can be constructed with different wall thickness depending on your requirements and choice. When you make this choice it is very important to keep in mind what you plan on using the log cabin for. If you were looking for a summer cabin, relatively thin walls would be fine. On the contrary, if you were purchasing a residential log home, such as a Granny Flat Log Cabin, that will be inhabited throughout the year, we would recommend choosing thicker wall make up to make sure it meets building regulations.

The other important aspect that should be taken into consideration is the site where the log cabin will be located. We highly recommend thicker wall make-ups for noisy areas while thinner options would do for quieter countryside destinations.

Depending on the needs of our customers, we manufacture a wide range of structural solid timbers in sizes from 28mm to 90mm and in engineered laminate timbers from 90mm to 220mm such as Glulam Log Cabins.

What can I use my log cabin for?2017-04-13T13:15:14+01:00

Our log cabins come in different sizes, designs, and are suitable for a number of applications. We try not to set any limits on the use of the log cabins we construct, – our fully skilled builders and engineers can meet any requirement.

Whether you are looking for a regular or garden office, granny’s flat, music room, gym, bar, therapy room, a holiday log cabin or an extension to an existing home, a log cabin is always a great option to use for one of these purposes.

Designed and constructed according to your needs, it can be anything you require, from a calm two-bedroom log home for a small family to an office cabin that helps you separate work from your private life. The number of bedrooms and floors as well as the design of the log cabin can be chosen by you to meet your needs and requirements. Our professional assistants are always at your disposal to address any queries or reservations you might have in the process of choosing your ideal log cabin or in the design of a bespoke model.

What is a flat pack log cabin?2017-04-13T13:15:51+01:00

In Loghouse we try to create the most relaxed environment for all of our customers with different needs. That is why we offer variable options on almost all our services with no exception to the erecting and delivery. The standard log cabins for sale we offer on our website are available in a flat pack or DIY kit. All models are available and priced with both options, and might have slightly different delivery prices and timing. Our consultants would be glad to advise you on various aspects of both of them to ensure you are able to make informed decision on the one which is most suitable for you.

No matter which option you pick, we are glad to offer you the services of our skilled base of carpenters who can erect your log cabin in a minimal amount of time and with a high degree of quality. However, you are free to choose a delivery only option and proceed with erecting work yourself with the instructions provided. Please keep in mind that in this case Loghouse is not liable for the quality or erecting work. We strongly recommend that you use our professional staff to erect your log cabin.

What type of windows are used for the log cabins you offer?2020-05-13T14:34:42+01:00

Whether you are thinking of a bright garden cabin with numerous large windows or a comfortable calm working log cabin with small windows, we can accommodate. Thanks to a great variety of designs, models and sizes they can be used for various purposes.

Would you like to see the sunrise and sunset from you windows? Enjoy the natural sunlight throughout the day, or admire the beauty of the landscape? Or do you prefer small windows that make your rooms slightly illuminated with a mysterious and yet very romantic light? Would you choose traditionally shaped windows or would pick something extravagant for your log cabin? We can provide almost any size or shape of window, all you need to do is to advise us on your preferences.

If the windows are not a big deal for you, please note that standard windows in our 28 mm wall cabins are single glazed tilt/turn while all wall sizes 44mm and above are double glazed tilt/turn.

Where can your log cabins be delivered to?2017-04-13T13:17:18+01:00

In Loghouse we try to meet the requirements of our clients and make the process of choosing, buying and delivering the log cabin they’ve chosen a pleasure and a positive experience rather than a problem. That is why our professional managers are at your total disposal to advise you on any queries about materials we use while building the log cabins, designs we can offer, and legal aspects of the purchase. Thanks to the years of our experience we’re willing to deal with special requests, not just typical conditions.

Our company has trusted partners who would be glad to assist and provide any type of service from delivery of the log cabin to its insurance to make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase.

When your order is finalised, our managers will be glad to advise you on delivery options we can offer. We do our best to ensure our customers can request a delivery of a purchased log cabin nearly anywhere on mainland Ireland. You will be advised on delivery time and cost is applicable. Urgent delivery options are also available to the certain parts of the country.

What material are our log homes made of?2020-05-13T14:42:01+01:00

This is probably the first question one should ask when choosing where to buy a log cabin. It is very important as the answer helps to assess what to expect from such a cabin, how long it will last, and how soon renovations or replacement would be required.

We take this issue very seriously, and our log cabin company takes the quality of the logs our cabins use one of our priorities. Not only do we do everything possible to ensure the materials used are of the highest standard but also our managers are always there for you to address your enquiries on this or any other subject.

The varied & unique log cabins, we offer to our clients, for example Man Cave Log Cabins are made from timber known as Scandinavian Pine. These logs are made of sustainable materials and come from the coldest parts of Scandinavia. This is a must for all log cabins and this is the exact type of wood which grows very slowly and which is dense and fibrous. As a result we provide high quality log cabins that are less prone to cracking, splitting, and warping.

How warm are log cabins during winter time?2017-04-13T13:18:09+01:00

I am considering using my log cabin not only as a summer cabin, but also as a winter cabin. Will it be warm enough?

Log cabin holiday homes as well as residential log cabins are designed for all times and seasons of the year. Despite the fact that sometimes they are associated with summer as the common season of use, they’re perfectly suitable to be used during colder months. There is a reason why in the 21st century wooden cabins are still very common in the countryside areas where temperatures might be reasonably lower than in the big cities. No matter how far building technologies have gone, building log cabins are still very popular. But what makes them so popular?

The answer is very simple. Thanks to the unique ability of timber to insulate, it is cool in the summer months and warm during winter. Research has shown that log homes retain 40% more heat than block or brick. This is one of the main reasons why residential log cabins are so popular. Log homes also provide you with a breathable structure.

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