Although log cabins are already an environmentally friendly way to go, there are always ways to improve their green credentials.
If the structure does not lend itself to a garden cabin room, for example, then it is usually best to choose a location on brownfield or abandoned land. Avoiding areas which would be damaged or irreversibly changed with the addition of outdoor huts and gazebos is a kinder choice to make for your placement. Wherever it is located, maximising the natural light that reaches your log cabin is an easy way to reduce energy costs.
Dead timber is often more sustainable than live green wood, and recycled wood is also more sustainable than many other alternatives. These materials are useful for both inside and outside your bespoke log cabins.
It is important to utilise every piece of wood when building log cabins, including the scraps and leftovers. These pieces of timber can come in handy to create architectural features such as porches and balconies, and helps avoid any wastage.
Internally, adding details such as ceiling fans will reduce the need for air conditioning units, which often have a negative impact on the environment. When selecting whitegoods such as dishwashers and freezers, try to select those of the highest ratings to reduce their energy consumption. Under floor heating provided by a water pump will not only reduce energy costs but will also recycle other products, such as rainwater collected in water barrels.
For more detailed information regarding bespoke log cabins, give our knowledgeable team here at Logspan a call today.