A log cabin can be an excellent addition to your garden or home environment. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of things you need to know before you choose to build one of these structures of your own.
Building a log cabin should start with the construction of a sturdy base. To achieve this, the ground must be properly prepared on an even surface which is strong and stable. Floor bearers are next, and these will be the support on which the rest of the structure is secured. It is important to start building the walls of log cabins ensuring the whole time that the planks of wood are secured tightly with the use of a hammer.
The next stage involves making the window frames. The rest of the wall can be built around these, but they must be attached tightly to the window structure. Once the glass panes have been added, it is important to make sure there are no gaps between the frames and the windowpane.
When the four walls are up, the roof joists can be added. These must run smoothly from one end of the building to the other without any deviation. After these have been built, the roof and floorboards should be inserted. To make sure there are exact gaps between each of these boards, a spacer made from a spare plank of wood can be used. After the roof and floorboards have been evenly and securely added, the door can be fitted. Finishing touches include roof felt, storm braces and decorative touches can then be completed.
Our team at Logspan are experts on log cabin and can advise on both their construction and purchase, so contact us today.