Log cabins are long-lasting, stylish, very affodable, and are built VERY quickly. Let me show you how we can build long-lasting, quality homes in a shot amount of time.
How can log cabins be built in such a short time?
The secret to the speed of build of log cabins is down to the fact that most of the work is done in a factory, by precision Austrian-built machines, using the latest in high-tech software. Stringent management and quality assurance levels ensures that every piece of timber has been dried to the right level, machined to the right dimensions (with extremey tight tolerances) and is loaded safely and correctly, ensuring that there are no delays on site due to incorrect or missing elements of your log cabin.
Now, that's the easy bit! But what are the stages tht you will see happening when your log cabin is being built?
Log Cabin Base
Take a look at our blog post all about log cabin bases: Blogpost - Log cabin bases and foundations.
Your log cabin is going to require a five inch concrete base. Building a log cabin on anything else (stilts or blocks or whatever) is a mistake - any movement in just one of the points would lead to serious unermining of your build. So, a five inch base is what's needed. Here's the spec for the builder: 5 inch 804 hardstone and 5 inch 30-33 N concrete.
Build schedule for your log cabin
For this section, I am going to discuss the build schedule for the Limerick Log Cabin, which is the one that was built in Boyle as a showhouse for Timber Living. There are four phases to the build, which take about three weeks to complete.
Week One - Monday and Tuesday
First stage build - the log cabin exterior is built. You can see in the video below how, over two days, we build the exterior log cabin walls and ceiling boards, so that we can leave an enclosed space for the electrician and plumber.
Week One - Wednesday to Friday
Its time for the electrician and plumber to move in and do their first fix. It should only take the electrician a day, and the same with the plumber depending on the extent of the plumbing, heating system etc.
Week Two - Monday to Wednesday
We return to do the roof insulation and cover, the insulation in the walls and floors, and complete the internal walls and floor.
Week Two - Wednesday to Friday
Its time to protect the new floor in your log cabin, before the electrician and plumber return. So get varnishing, or carpeting, or timber flooring - whatever your choice.
Week Three- Monday
Get the electrician and plumber to complete their work. This stage shouldn't take more than three days. Now you're ready to put in the kitchen and move in your furniture. Enjoy!
Come see us at Timber Living Log Cabins
If you're interested in seeing one of our log cabins in real life (!) give us a call at our log cabin showrooms. in Tullow, County Carlow, Carrigaline, County Cork and Boyle, County Roscommon. We're always glad to show you around.