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Affordable Log Cabins? What to look for…

Affordable log cabins may offer cost savings compared to traditional houses, but it is important to ensure that you are getting value for your investment. To aid in your decision-making process, here is a checklist of key factors to consider when purchasing a log cabin, whether you’re looking for a one bed granny flat, two bed starter home or three bed residential log cabins.

When purchasing an affordable log cabin, it is crucial to carefully consider several factors to ensure a worthwhile investment. First and foremost, assess the quality of materials used in the construction of the cabin to guarantee durability and longevity. Furthermore, carefully evaluate the layout and design of the cabin to ensure it meets your specific requirements and preferences. Lastly, consider the location and surroundings of the cabin to ensure it aligns with your desired lifestyle and offers the desired amenities and accessibilities.

Building a log cabin
Building an affordable log cabin

Affordable log cabin materials

There are four main materials used in your log cabin, which you should examine closely when buying an affordable log cabin.

  • Timber
  • Windows/Doors
  • Insulation
  • Roof cover
Optional window heights on your log cabin
Timber windows with lowered sills

Affordable log cabin Materials

Timber: Check the quality of the timber used in the construction of the log cabin. It should be well finished inside and out. There should be no cracks or twists in the timber. Check the ends to ensure they are smooth and well-machined. Be sure that the log ends at the corners of your buildings are boxed in and not exposed to the elements. Your timber base should be over-hanging the concrete foundation, so there is no chance of water pooling a the foot of your cabin.

Windows and doors, Insulation, Roof Cover

We offer both timber and PVC windows and doors in our log cabins. You can see the options in our blog post – Which Windows for your Log cabin.

Log Cabin Construction - interior showing floor and wall insulation
Interior of log cabin construction showing wall and floor insulation

Insulation is, of course, important in your log cabin. Firstly, you should have a double-wall log cabin. If someone is trying to sell you a single wall, 90mm think log cabin for long-term living, walk away! Also, be sure that you are getting Kingspan insulation in the floor. Rockwool insulation, on top of a concrete base, will get wet in damp weather and will completely ruin your cabin.

Roof cover should be light and durable. Your cabin will not be strong enough to hold solid tiles. And tiles are expensive to buy and expensive to fit. Tile effect roofing sheets are the perfect. long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution to roofing an affordable log cabin.

Layout and design –

Layout and Design: Evaluate the cabin’s layout and design to ensure it meets your requirements.
Location and Surroundings: Consider the cabin’s location and surroundings for lifestyle compatibility.
Amenities and Accessibilities: Ensure the cabin offers desired amenities and accessibilities for convenience.

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