Log Cabin Timber
Strength, durability and weather resistance – that’s what you’re looking for in the walls (internal and external) of your log house or timber home. And we are very proud of the quality of the timber in all of the log cabins we build.
Is Irish Timber Good Enough?
Irish timber is not good enough for your log cabin. The climate in Ireland is excellent for fast-growing timber – it takes 40 years to grow a full size Norway Spruce in Ireland because of the warm, wet climate, while the Norway Spruce we use in our log cabins grows near the Arctic Circle, and takes 150 years!
What are the benefits of slow-growing logs?
The planks used to fabricate our log cabins are long, and precision-engineered. So we need excellent, hard reliable timber that can be depended on, firstly in the manufacturing environment, so that it won’t splinter or chip, and more importantly, in the lifetime of the log house or log cabin, so that it won’t twist or warp.
How to tell the quality of the wood in a log cabin.
Take a look at the end-cut of any wal lin the log cabin you’re viewing- the wood rings need to be very tight, as in the picture below. As you will know, each ring represents a year of growth. Tight rings mean that the tree grew slowly. ( In faster growing timber, the fibres are looser, and the wood is just not up to scratch.)
Slow growth in a tree means strength, as the fibres in the wood are very, very compact, which gives the strength, hardness and durability required for a quality log cabin or timber home.
If you want to see high-quality timber in a log cabin, come and visit our showhouses in Tullow, Boyle or Carrigaline. Contact us for details.