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  1. What room can a log cabin extension become?
  2. Is a log cabin extension cold?
  3. What size log cabin can I have without planning permission?
  4. Can you live in a log cabin without planning permission?
  5. How much does it cost to build a log cabin extension?
  6. How can I get a log cabin extension?

The most essential thing in any home is the amount of space you have available to do everything you want. That’s why many people consider extending their home with a conservatory, a brick-built extension, and so on – but not so many consider a log cabin extension.

Building a log cabin extension is the most cost-effective and least stressful option on the market today when it comes to gaining more space at home. You can have greater freedom to pursue a hobby, exercise, work, relax, or even create a room where the kids can go and play.

A log cabin extension isn’t quite the same as having an entirely separate log cabin in your garden. Whereas a log cabin is a freestanding structure, a log cabin extension is accessed directly from your home.

Built with the same care and attention to detail that all other Loghouse cabins and garden rooms receive, our log cabin extension comes with a ten-year structural guarantee. This gives you peace of mind and allows you to relax and enjoy your new extension.


What room can a log cabin extension become?

Just like any other kind of extension, a log cabin glulam extension can be used just as you wish. We have experience in groundworks, plumbing, and electrical works, which means that your new extension can include everything from a handwash basin to a full kitchen or bathroom with sanitaryware, waste pipes, and heating.

We also handle the installation of foundations where necessary, and no log cabin extension would be complete without professional painting and decorating. Exterior painting helps to protect your extension against the weather and ensures maximum longevity.

In short, your new extension can become whatever you want it to be – a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room, a home gym, or anything else you can imagine. For homes that need extra space, a log cabin extension is an ideal solution.

Is a log cabin extension cold?

Our log cabin extensions are built for comfort. They are fully insulated, which keeps you warm in cold weather and helps to keep you cool in warmer weather, and all windows and doors are either double or triple glazed.

Heating can be installed, and the extension is protected from the weather by the inclusion of full guttering and downpipes. You may even find that your log cabin glulam extension is warmer, drier, and more comfortable than the original building!

With a connection to mains electric, lighting is easily taken care of, and optional Velux windows can be installed to let extra light in.


What size log cabin can I have without planning permission?

For a separate log cabin, the general rule in Ireland is that planning permission is not required for buildings of under 25 square metres and less than 3.9m high. The exact rules may vary according to the local authority, so it is always best to check first.

However, the rules for extensions are slightly different, no matter what material they are constructed from. For a building to qualify as an extension, it must directly join on to your home.

In this circumstance, your extension building cannot exceed 40 square meters of floor space (assuming that the building has not previously been extended). It must also not stand higher than the house it is connected to.

This provides more than adequate space for an extra room, and should you wish to build a larger extension, obtaining planning permission is always a possibility. We’re happy to help you contact your local council and work with you through the planning process.

Can you live in a log cabin without planning permission? Can I live in a log cabin permanently?

When the building is separate from your main home, a log cabin is considered to be a temporary structure and is not suitable for permanent living. An extension is a different matter as it is considered to be part of the main home, and therefore living within it day-to-day is to be expected.

Separate log cabin buildings are often used as temporary accommodation for guests and visitors, which is again not considered permanent use. If you intend to have an independent log cabin as opposed to an extension, please check with the local authority that any usage scenario is appropriate and does not require special permission.

Choosing to build a log cabin to live in permanently will also require that building regulations are adhered to, and other rules may need to be considered.


How much does it cost to build a log cabin extension?

Prices start from around €650 per square metre or €60 per square foot, with the overall cost being affected by the amount of work that needs to be completed. For example, this may include connection to mains services, installation of foundations, etc.

Fortunately, you don’t have to pay for your extension all at once. Finance is available through humm by flexifi with an easy application process and simple account management.

The cost of a glulam garden extension is lower than almost any other type of extension, and the quality of the finished product is always exceptional. A professionally designed and installed extension increases the available space in your home, which naturally leads to an increase in the value of your home. This makes a log cabin an excellent investment for both now and the future.

With over 5000 units built in Ireland, you can trust Loghouse to deliver an outstanding service every time. Are you ready to gain the extra space you need in your home?

How can I get a log cabin extension?

The easiest and most convenient way to get your own Glulam extension is to get in touch with us. We’ll be able to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll guide you through the entire process of designing and building your extension.

All our work is fully insured and bonded so you can be confident of your safety and that your extension will be built to last.

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