Tips On Building Your Own Log Cabin

Deciding to go ahead and build your own log cabin, you will probably already know that you're going to spend a lot of time online analysing all of the different plans that are available in book form and as PDF downloads. For another day or two you will be looking over pictures of log cabins from many different parts of the world until you can narrow down your search to something you can you build yourself.

Alternatively, you can take the easier route and find yourself a suitably admirable log cabin kit from one of the many brochures that you can look at online and have a log cabin kit delivered to you and arguably you will still be able to claim that you have built your own log cabin.

It's not like building a shed

A shed is a much easier project to tackle when compared to building your own log cabin in the UK. You will have to spend hours completing lots of research so you can make sure that you use the right timber for your location having taken into consideration the various weather characteristics that will affect the long-term viability of your log cabin.

Where can you buy log cabins the sale?

If you consider the buying a log cabin kit as almost like cheating, there is some middle ground. You can search under the log cabins for sale section of your local and national newspapers and of course the many online providers. Just using log cabins for sale in your Google search will narrow down people who might be selling a log cabin near you.

Although you will have to take down or dismantle a log cabin from another location, when you reinstall it into your own garden, you will have yet another claim that you have built your own log cabin.

Or, instead, you can buy a log cabin from a company and have them deliver it to you in one piece or in kit form - and they put it together. You won't be able to claim that you have built that log cabin.

The building process

Whether you've opted for a log cabin kit or you're going to buy all the timber necessary to build your own log cabin, you should speak to experts in their field like Charleston Roofing who've been through this process before as they may be able to give you suitable tips to make the process go much easier.

Once you have determined what size of log cabin you can build on your property without asking for planning permission or perhaps you decided to build a larger log cabin and have gained planning permission from your local authority, you should take time in making sure that you can collect together all of the materials that you will require as well as checking all your tools are up-to-date so they can complete the task for you.

Building a log cabin from scratch or purchasing a log cabin kit will still involve you asking at least one friend to help you with the construction of your log cabin. There are so many difficult tasks that one person can't achieve easily alone and if you intend to struggle on without any help, you might endanger yourself and fail to complete your log cabin to a satisfactory standard.