Log cabins or block built homes?

What’s the difference between a log cabin and a conventional block built home? Where do we start?

  • Cheaper to build,

  • quicker to build,

  • better for the environment,

  • healthier to live in.


Log cabins are better than block built homes


Log cabins are cheaper to build


Log cabins are cheaper to build for a number of reasons: you don’t need a number of people on site for weeks building a wall block by block. So, the cost of labour is reduced, and that leads to a significant saving on the overall project. The cost of materials is also significantly lower than that of concrete and steel build buildings. The amount of energy that goes into producing concrete obviously leads to an increase in cost for concrete and steel products. it doesn’t take a genius to understand that this extra cost is passed on to you, the consumer.


Log cabins are built quickly


Log cabins are quicker to build


Because your log cabin is produced in a high-tech factory and all of the pieces are cut to size to the millimetre: there is no need for on-site adjustment to delivered pieces. They all just slot into place! If you ever see a log cabin being built, you will be stunned at the speed in which they go up. And a building that is built quickly means less damage to the grounds around the building, less repeated movement of heavy machinery, less refuse, litter and rubbish thatcan gather over time. There are lots and lots of benefits to a quick build.


Log cabins are environmentally friendly


The carbon footprint of concrete and steel production is HUGE! Nobody with any concern for the environment would ever build a block house. In fact, it is the opinion of this writer that block build houses should be banned under the latest building regulations. What is the point in building an A2 rated house to save carbon emissions over time, if that same house has produced years equivalent of carbon emissions in its production? Pure madness!


Log cabins create a healthy environment


Log cabins are healthier to live in


Log cabins generate a very healthy interior environment. Because of the absence of plasterboard walls, there is very little dust in a log cabin. The natural wood walls resonate with our own natural needs. Everyone who walks into a timber living showhouse automatically feels cosy and at home. So many people have said to us when they walk into one of our show houses “it’s just like going back to nature.”

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