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If you run out of space in the house but do not want the disturbance and the cost of building an extension, a log cabin can be a relatively quick and simple solution.
This type of structure can make an ideal home office, playroom, workshop or game room, providing an attractive destination as well as adding interest and value to your home. Here are some practical tips for anyone considering a log cabin:
What is the difference between a log cabin and a summer house?
The logs share some functions in common with summer cottages but are larger, larger buildings made of much thicker wood. Their walls are constructed with the aid of interconnected precision cut logs which are torn together so tightly that no fixings are required. Floors and ceilings are normally constructed of close fitting tongue and groove wood, which results in strong and waterproof structures that are suitable for a large number of applications.
The logs are usually manufactured from oven-dried wood. This process extracts moisture from the timber to an exact level, which reduces twisting and minimizes the risk of splitting.
What are the most important points to look for in a log cabin?
Not all log cabins are the same. The wall density can vary from about 28 mm to more than 50 mm, and floors are usually between 19 mm and 28 mm thick. Some cabins are double glazed, making them useful in any weather, while others only get single glazing, so check before you buy.
For roofs, most are around 19 mm thick and available with coverage coverage. Field shingles are generally considered the most attractive, but you can also get corrugated bitumen panels and felt sheets.
Also consider the shape of the building. Log cabins with raised ceilings tend to be higher than those with flat or sloping ceilings, which can sometimes limit where you can place them in your garden. And traditional chalet type structures with roof overhangs often take more ground space than modern minimalist patterns, so remember to allow this when measuring.
Do you need planning permission for a log cabin?
If you are thinking of building a small detached building, such as a log cabin, shed or sun room in your garden, you do not normally need to plan a permit. These are the most important points to consider:
1. You must not place a building outside the front wall of the house - in other words, in the garden.
2. Up to 50% of the land around the original home can be taken up with outbuildings or extensions - so if you have a small garden you need to make sure there is enough space left for a cottage before committing yourself.
3. Height is an important factor. If the cottage is less than 2.5 m high at the highest point, you can place it within 2 m of your boundary - otherwise you have to place it further away.
Forest cabins must follow the building regulations?
The building rules are safety rules that govern how well a structure is built. They do not apply if your log cabin is less than 15 square meters and does not contain sleeping accommodation. Although the cottage is between 15 and 30 square meters, it will usually only meet the building regulations if it is less than 1 m from your boundary.
However, if you hope to use the cottage as a granny annexe, guest room or vacation let, then it must follow the building regulations as it will include sleeping accommodation. This applies to all cabin sizes and is for safety reasons. More information can be found on the Government Sitemap for Planning Portal.
Where is the best place for a log cabin?
Lay the cab on an even part of the garden. Leave a good space around the house so that you can reach the walls to apply treatments or perform repairs, and remember to allow roof overhangs when measuring free space.
Do not place the cottage where it will block your lighters' lights and be aware of the planning rules - if the building is more than 2.5 meters long, do not place it within two meters of the border.
Think of the sun's direction, because you may not want sunlight straight in if you are going to use the cottage as an office. Think of convenience too. If you plan to install electricity in the building, it will make it easier to connect a power supply by placing it near the house.
What base do you need for a log cabin?
Good foundations are important for all garden buildings. If the base is not strong enough, or is even slightly uneven, the walls will ultimately warp.
For suitable support, it is best to place the cottage on a 150 mm thick concrete base. A coating plate should be sufficient for smaller cabins of less than 30 m², as long as it is completely level. Try to make the base exactly as big as the cab for a nice look.