Building a log cabin can be a life-changing experience, but there are several things to consider before the work starts. For example, choosing a good spot for the structure is imperative. Usually, it needs to be a place which is convenient to get to, and one which is not too exposed to the elements.
Planning permission is also an issue which has to be examined, so working with your local planning team is a must. Permission is not always necessary, but this largely depends on the size, construction and nature of the cabin.
Selecting good quality materials is important, as these will impact on the longevity and ease of maintenance of your cabin. To avoid costly mistakes, the wood, fixtures and fittings should be chosen at the early stages of planning your cabin. The higher calibre the components, the more likely they will fit together well and last a lifetime. A garden office cabin, for example, will also be able to withstand adverse weather conditions without any leaks or damage.
The design of log cabins, especially your first one, should be simple. By keeping to this design aesthetic, the cost will be kept to a minimum and no unnecessary materials will be needed, reducing the environmental impact of the building. Efficiency is also increased when recycled wood and other materials can be factored into the design.
Talk to us at Logspan today and we can discuss the issues you must consider before you start building your log cabins.