Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need to Know About Log Cabins
General Information

Log cabins have recently become very popular all around the world, from Europe to North America. The choices are endless concerning design and look. Compared to alternative products the price of a log cabin is rather inexpensive. How is that possible you might ask?

If you have a quick look at our product offering, you will notice that there are many options to choose from. Office cabins, residential log cabins, log cabin holiday homes and much more. Another advantage is that you’re the one who decides not only on the planning of the log cabin, but also on the shape and size of the windows and thickness of the walls. Your log cabin can be anything you need.

Another reason for the popularity of log is that they are usually more attractive than featureless brick. Much less ground preparation is required which means it can be completed in a significantly shorter timeframe.

Stylish, comfortable, inexpensive, fast and lasting for generations. What else can you wish for?

The general rule states that any freestanding building under 25 sq m and any house extension under40sq m to the side or rear of your house doesn’t require planning permission. But since the local rules might slightly differ we highly recommend customers check with their local authorities prior to purchase.For larger log cabins planning permission is necessary. Please keep in mind that LoghouseMasters only provides the log cabin you requested and is not responsible for planning permission, which is the customer’s responsibility.Knowing whether planning permission for your log cabin build is required when choosing is very important and will vary depending on your situation.

We pay special attention to the quality of the material used in all our log cabins.Our Logs timber is fully kiln dried to 12-13% Our base bearers are pressure treated 100mm x 50mm thick and our timber structures can be TREATED inside and out with special timber treatment products.

The standard log cabins for sale we offer on our website are available in a flat pack or DIY kit. Most of the models are available and priced with both options. Our consultants would be glad to advise you on various aspects of both of them to ensure you are able to make an informed decision on the one which is most suitable for you.No matter which option you pick, we are glad to offer you the services of our skilled base of carpenters who can erect your log cabin in a minimal amount of time and with a high degree of quality. However, you are free to choose a delivery only option and proceed with erecting work yourself with the instructions provided.

Cabin Features and Maintenance

The answer is very simple. Thanks to the unique ability of timber to insulate, it is cool in the summer months and warm during winter. Research has shown that log homes retain 40% more heat than block or brick. This is one of the main reasons why residential log cabins are so popular. Even with thinner log options like 45mm and extra wall and roof insulation, it is possible to live all year round.

We offer numerous log home models that can be constructed with different wall thickness depending on your requirements and choice. When you make this choice it is very important to keep in mind what you plan on using the log cabin for. If you were looking for a summer cabin 45mm thin walls with insulation would be fine. On the contrary, if you were purchasing a residential log home that will be inhabited throughout the year, we would recommend choosing a thicker wall 70mm to 90mm. We highly recommend thicker wall make-ups for noisy areas while thinner options would do for quieter countryside destinations. We manufacture a wide range of structural solid timbers in sizes from 45mm to 240mm and in engineered laminate timbers from 90mm to 280mm.

Yes! Contact us today with your measurements and we will help you. Our professionally skilled team will assist you with all necessary details and information.

Practical Matters

Yes, here is a couple of insurance companies and Brokers that we recommend to insure your log cabins.

We recommend applying 1 coat x 34 microns of paint every 3 to 5 years. This will help to keep your log cabin look new, and also protects the timber from further wear & tear. Log cabin is an investment you expect to serve you for as long as possible, and that is why the modern log homes we offer are constructed to ensure it lasts at least two to three generations.Depending on the log cabin models and materials there are few secrets we’re willing to share with you to help you enjoy your purchase for a long time. When you make up your mind on the log cabin you would like to purchase from us, we are more than happy to provide you with the list of recommendations.One of the main recommendations is to use a quality, tested paint or stain from one of our recommended manufacturers. The exterior of the log is where the protection starts. Most of our partners strongly recommend that you should consider re-varnishing the purchased cabin at least every five-six years. This simple but yet extremely effective action helps to keep your log cabin look new, and also protects the timber from further, wear and tear.

Yes! Contact us today with your measurements and we will help you. Our professionally skilled team will assist you with all necessary details and information.

At LoghouseMasters we believe that one of the most important decisions in the log cabin is the roof construction and its insulation. It should be reliable and must protect from strong winds and rain keeping the log cabin warm and dry. Our choice is a Steel cladding sheets on top of either a timber roof or a timber roof with optional insulation. Our FlatPack log cabins come with cheaper option Bitumen shingles with an option to upgrade steel tiles effect sheets.

Customization and Logistics

Yes, all our existing log cabin designs found on our website can be customized, free of charge and also we can design
your own custom floor plan idea. We do not charge Euro2000 to Euro2500 to customize floor plans like our competitors!

We recommend uPVC double glazed windows for all wall sizes starting from 45mm and above. uPVC windows are maintenance-free you won’t need to adjust or repaint PVC windows like wooden windows. In some cases, our customers choose triple glazed windows. We can provide almost any size, color or shape of a window, all you need to do is to advise us on your preferences. Using Pine windows and doors aren’t a great idea for Irish weather as due to high rain and moisture they tend to twist and turn and must be adjusted regularly.

Nationwide delivery for log cabins in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Free delivery within 50km from our warehouse is Julianstown Co Meath
Thereafter 1.10Euro per 1km

We have our own plumbers, electricians, painters, kitchen fitters, and designers, we never out-source work.

Depending on size but generally, it takes up to a week to assemble log cabin with a finished roof.