Although bespoke log cabins are generally considered to be environmentally friendly, there are always ways to increase their sustainability.
Using dead timber to construct log cabins is a relatively straightforward way to have a minimal impact on the natural world. Using recycled materials not only has environmentally friendly credentials, but they also reduce the maintenance costs of outdoor huts and gazebos in the long term. Old cut-offs and remnants of wood and other materials can be used to strengthen log cabins, or be used to create additions such as shaded porches, or extra guttering to capture rainwater.
Using professional construction techniques ensures that during the day, the garden cabin room or school cabin will attract and absorb heat from sunlight. This is a natural warming system that can reduce other heating costs, as well as your carbon footprint. During the evening, this heat will normally dissipate, naturally cooling down the space and negating the need for electric air coolers.
Increasing insulation with more natural products like mortar or sheep’s wool reduces the need for more toxic, synthetic chinking. Sub-flooring could be built in, which supports not only the overall strength of log cabins, but also creates a space for ventilation and heat capture.
Solar panels, double-glazed windows and even smaller additions like thermal curtains will ensure your log cabins re-use natural by-products. Energy conserving techniques also save money and make cabins a good long-term investment.
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