With over 40 years hands on experience in manufacturing and fitting Log cabins not only in the Uk but Europe , Liverpool Log Cabins can offer you the very best all round deal compared to any other logcabin dealers in the Uk or Ireland .
Interesting Facts about Timber Log Cabins
The first log cabins in the Americas were built by emigrants from Sweden and Finland. Log cabins had been built in these countries for thousands of years.
One man working alone could build a small log cabin in a few weeks. It went much faster if he had help obviously .
If the roof was high enough, the pioneers often built a loft where someone could sleep.
The settlers didn't have a lot of furniture, especially when they first moved in. They might have a small table, a bed, and a chair or two. A lot of times they would have a chest that they brought with them from their homeland. This might have some decorations like a rug or candlesticks that the pioneers would use to make their log cabins feel like home.
A flat stone was often placed at each corner of the log cabin to give the cabin a firm foundation.
The doors to log cabins were usually built facing the south. This allowed the sun to shine into the cabin during the day.
The log cabins them selves now days are a far cry from the sort of cabins we saw when watching the cow boy films.
There log cabins where made up of any old lumber they could find and simply overlapped with a bit of soil used to fill any gaps .
Pretty basic compared to our modern log cabins.
The major difference in this day and age is the type of materials and the way those materials are machined to make modern log cabins.
Log cabins required few building resources, just trees and an axe or saw. They didn't need metal nails or spikes to hold them together and they could be built fairly quickly, too. Most log cabins were simple one room buildings where the entire family would live. Once the farm was up and running, settlers often built bigger homes or added on to the existing log cabin.
We very rarely will see modern log cabins with rounded timbers due to handling issues with the machinery we use when these modern log cabins are being made .
It is much easier to use square edged timbers that are quicker and easier to stack .
The timbers used in traditional log cabins where generally crafted by hand on site one by one as they where needed so this was never an issue.
Our latest modern log cabins come with many more features compared to its forefathers.
It was the Germans who invented to first practical machine to make log cabins at an affordable easy to handle building.
Before the universel notching machine was perfected the log cabins that were being produced where basically one off buildings notched out by hand using basic tools on a joiners bench.
CM-40 Log Home Mill
The above machine will manufacture machined log structures, whether of square logs, D-logs or round logs, our Krüsi CM-40, the well-tested Log Home Milling Machine, may be right for you. Over 800 manual and 23 CNC log home milling machines have been installed to date. These log mills operate in many countries and in many different climate zones.
Plans for log cabins
Size and simplicity define Cabin home plans. These appealing designs make affordable vacation homes, their rustic simplicity perfectly suited for mountain, lakeside, and even beach settings. Cabins have a woodsy vibe, thanks to their log or wood siding.
Porches and decks are common, along with simple gable or cross-gable roofs. Other decorative features are spare if present at all. Inside, you’re sure to find a fireplace or woodstove, a cozy kitchen, and one or two bedrooms.
Log Cabins also make great tiny houses for those wishing to seriously downsize. Their timeless character give them a charm that will welcome you home any day of the year.
Buying a flat pack log cabin home
Why choose a log cabin style building for construction?
Logs provide not only a naturally beautiful, but also a strong and enduring product. The nature of the wood also makes them warm and they are a sustainable and environmentally friendly building material.
Your vision can be brought to life using this very flexible material. You can start with one of our many standard designs from our range of log cabins in kit form and develop it from there.
These standard cabin kits can then be altered to your requirements by your self or by using our full customisation service.
Please browse our range of cabins, summer houses, annexes and offices, using the menu above. If you prefer to speak to a human, you can call on 01517090969 to discuss your needs.
Using Log Cabins For Holliday Homes
The idea of driving out into the country and spending a few days in a modern log cabin is a dream a lot of us have .
Modern log cabins such as we see in the likes of Centre Parks offer all inclusive packages within the latest modern log cabins available.
Heating Modern Log Cabins
With the range of modern wood burning stoves it is very simple to to heat most modern log cabins in either domestic or commercial environments.
The main issue is ensuring the heat produced from a wood stove / heater does not cause a fire with the log cabin .
It is advised that a good layer of faire proof material is fitted between your wood burner and the log cabin walls .
Modern log cabins can be dual wall where two separate sets of cabin timbers are laid and the gap between is filled with insulation.
Domestic log cabins, by this we mean a cabin to be used in your garden or yard and not a commercial environment.
will not normally require you obtaining planning permission as long as you are not intending to use that log cabin to live in .
Under the local planning regulations you are allowed to erect log cabins with in the rear of your property with little or no approval .
You will need to apply for full detailed planning consent if you intend to use any sort of log cabins to live in .
Glue Laminated Log Cabins
This is a premium ranges of log cabins were the timbers have been glued together under heat and pressure to form one solid pice of flexible timber . The are much more expensive that the stock soft wood buildings ,but offer a much longer durable life span.
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