Can I Live In A Log Cabin All Year Round?

We’ve probably all seen pictures of a sturdy log cabin in a wood or perched on a snowy mountainside, and thought “Wow, that’s fantastic!” Judging by the reaction we get to our log houses, many of us dream of a lovely log home in a rural idyll. The ubiquitous log cabin in the woods that almost every American TV series seems to visit at some point, usually looks pretty cosy and homely. So if they can live in one in winter and summer, can you?

The answer is “Yes” and “No”, because there are log cabins for your garden, made of thin logs, designed purely for non-residential activities, and then there are log houses, made in Finland from much thicker logs and designed from the outset for living in. Thick log walls on their own are fine for houses in Finland, but in the UK we have to meet different energy efficiency standards for our building regulations.

How to insulate a log home

We help guide you through what is needed as a minimum and what’s recommended to achieve high levels of heat retention, meaning you can be toasty warm in winter. Conversely, having a good level of insulation keeps the heat out in summer and you remain cool inside.

Our log home kits come with a specially designed frame to take insulation, and we’ll work with you to help you decide what type you want to use and therefore what thickness this needs to be. Naturally you’ll want plenty of insulation in the floor and ceiling too! We prefer to use Rockwool as it gives great thermal and acoustic performance, but other products will also work well.

As you see, the answer to the question “Can I live in a log home all year round?” really is “Yes you can!”. If you want to know more about log homes, why not give us a call on 0845 299 6337 or drop us an email at [email protected]?



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