Buying log cabins can be exciting but it is important to consider several points before purchasing one. For example, some of the first considerations should be the location of your garden cabin room and the style of cabin you want. There are many options available, including single or double storey, traditional or modern, and there are also many choices for different types of materials.
Ideally, if possible, a south-facing cabin is ideal since this offers more sunlight and warmth; if this is not possible, the best orientation available must be used. It is usually best to avoid shaded areas or those which are likely to get damp or flooded. Deciding on walls, flooring and roof fittings must be done as soon as possible.
Other vital points to consider are how your bbq shed or garden office cabin will be attached to services such as gas, electricity and drainage. Septic tanks may need to be looked at and separate water or power meters may also need to be installed. Solar panels can help reduce bills and improve the environmental impact of your bespoke log cabins.
Upkeep and maintenance must also be an important consideration, and you need to plan if you intend to do this yourself or use local trades people. Generally, investing in a better-quality cabin will reduce the upkeep costs considerably.
Contact our experts here at Logspan and let them advise you on all aspects of your log cabin plans and construction.