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Biggest Benefits Of Having A Log Cabin

The past two years have emphasised the importance of space in the home, and having an area of solitude to work, exercise or simply contemplate your thoughts has never been more important.

As a result, a growing number of people have turned to log cabin kits to create an ideal garden getaway that can suit a wide range of purposes and needs.

With Autumn approaching and a still-sizeable demand for more space, here are the biggest benefits to building a log cabin.

Sustainable Building Materials

 

Log cabins are primarily made of timber, which providing that timber is produced from sustainably planted and harvested trees, are a sustainable carbon-neutral building material.

So long as the logs are treated before construction, they also last a very long time, creating a long-term investment that pays for itself when it comes time to sell your home.

Robust Construction

 

Log cabins have a reputation for stability and sturdiness, to the point that there are log cabins in existence that are centuries old.

Part of the reason for this is the weatherproof and insulating qualities of the wood itself, which protects the structurally important parts of the building from damage caused by the elements.

Combining this with a sturdy weatherproof roof construction and a log cabin will last through the seasons with only minimal maintenance required.

Energy Efficiency

 

Wood is a very effective natural insulation material that helps to keep your cabin cool during the hot summer months and warm as the weather gets choppier and more bitter.

This avoids the need for less environmentally friendly insulation, as well as cuts down on the need to use fans, heaters and air-conditioning systems in your cabin. This translates to lower energy bills than other forms of sheds and garden homes.

Easy To Build

 

One other key advantage log cabins have over other types of construction is how much time is saved through their construction.

Most homes and summer homes can take months to build. However, a log cabin can be built significantly quicker, with some smaller cabins taking just a few days to construct.

One key reason for this is that wood is an ideal material for prefabrication, meaning that the majority of the construction process has already been completed, leaving just the assembly left to be undertaken on site.

This saves money on resources, saves time and saves money on hiring contractors to complete the construction process.

Tailored To Your Needs

 

A log cabin can be any type of space you need it to be and have been used for a wide variety of different purposes. For some, a log cabin is their primary dwelling, particularly if they want a home that offers an opportunity to be close to nature.

For smaller, garden cabins, there is a wide range of potential uses, from a small natural space to entertain guests, to a home gym or even a home office, providing a tranquil space away from the home to focus on the projects and goals that matter to you.

Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 21 Oct 2021

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