Frequently asked questions

What wall thickness are your Log Cabins?
Timber Living offer both 45mm and 60mm wall thickness. Most of our log cabins are double-walled, (45mm outer wall with 100mm cavity for the insulation, and an internal wall of 30mm). This double wall build offers the best solution for insulation, structural strength and elimination of damp risk.

What wall thickness is recommended for a residential log cabin?
We always recommend our Double wall construction (45mm outer wall, 100mm insulation-filled cavity and 30mm inner wall) when people are buying their log cabin for residential use.

What is included in your price? Do I need to get a cost for basic electricity and plumbing?
The price includes the build of the walls, doors, windows, full timber floor, full timber ceiling, roof and floor insulation, (wall insulation if it’s a double wall), outer metal profile roof cover,  delivery, erection of building plus VAT.

Can Timber Living quote me on electricity and plumbing?
Timber Living can quote this if the customer wishes.

How long will it take to deliver my product after I order it?
Delivery time is approx 8/10 weeks from the date of order.

Do you need planning permission for a Log Cabin?
You need to plan for anything over 25 square metres that you intend to live in. A lot of people have been given planning permission for our cabins. A lot of people have built on their own land without planning. It depends on the area you’re in sometimes.

How is the building delivered?
The building is delivered flat pack on a canter truck and built on site.

How long will it take to build?
This is all down to the size of the building. Our single-room timber buildings take between one and two days to erect. Our bigger, multi-room log cabins and timber homes are usually completed within two weeks.

What type of insulation is used in the walls, floor and roof? Do you damp-proof the building?
Timber Living uses 100mm PIR insulation in the roof and floor. In the walls, we use 100mm rock wool or Metac and also put down damp-proof protection on the base.

Can the base be bigger than the building?
The base must be smaller than the building, we will give the customer full specs on the base. Your base is normally 10mm smaller all around than the actual size of the cabin, so the cabin base timbers overhang the concrete base.

How long do log cabin/timber buildings last?
A decent log cabin will last a lifetime if maintained and cared for, just as you would with any domestic or commercial building. A quality wood treatment, guttering and general maintenance every few years keeping check on things and the building will last a lifetime.

Do you have a showroom for your log cabins?
Yes, you can view our log cabins so that you can see the quality for yourself in any one of our three showrooms, in Tullow, Boyle and Cork.