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Timber frame and Log Cabins

This Blog today is just to speak quickly about timber frame buildings and log cabins, and how they are greatly different.

There are quite a few agents/dealers in the UK- Europe that will offer you a log cabin, and call it a residential building. But the difference between the two is night and day.

A residential building, timber frame, is designed to be a 12-month a year dwelling. A single skin log cabin is not.

In certain countries where rainfall is minimal and the season is hot then very cold, then a single skin 220mm Scandinavian log cabin is great, but in some parts of Europe-UK where the weather is very damp, this kind of structure has its limitations due to rainfall.

When a company offers you a single skin log cabin say in 70mm solid timber and offers to clad the building inside, this still does not get around the moisture issue.

This year we have had hundreds of people call us and ask us if our twin skin log cabins (solid timber) will meet building regulations, and sat tests, etc, and the honest answer is yes, but we need to redesign the whole cabin. And we 9 times out of 10 ask them to look at the timber frame selection, which we have over one hundred designs in our gallery.

Timber frame is truly the only way to go if you are on a budget, and you are looking for super insulted building, which will also last the test of time.

Below are some photos of Timber Frame buildings we have manufactured and built.

If you are looking for a mobile home, Park Home, or a Quality Retreat, please give us a call.

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Log cabins, garden timber offices, 1-2-3 bay timber garages, outhouses, nurseries, timber frame buildings, schools classrooms, granny annex, work rooms, workshops, art studio, residential structures, residential park homes, are all available in bespoke, custom designs. Unlike 99% of other companies we do not just bespoke wall sizes, ridge heights, positions of windows and doors, we also custom design the window and door sizes, shapes, and integrity. If you are looking for a door that must have toughened glass, just ask, if you would like a door to be wheelchair friendly, no problem.

The reason Log Cabins LV is so dominant in the cabin, timber frame market place is partly to due with the fact that we have the best dealer network worldwide; also we are very choosy about who becomes an LV dealer. If you do not see our trade mark shield on the dealers website and each cabin image, then they are not selling our products, if a company claims to sell our products, but you can not see our logo, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call. Too many companies are already trying to claim they are part of our dealer network and that the cabin’s they are selling are LV. Please email us if you are in doubt. Attached are a few images of our new to come Passive Park Homes, we feel Park homes are poorly manufactured and over priced, so we now offering the market a quality Park Home Timber Frame Home which is massively insulated, with quality over sized, under priced, graded C24 timber frame work, which will make the rest of the industry run for cover!!

With the best windows and doors in the business, your bespoke park home will be the best it can be!

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Log Cabins LV

Here are a few photos taken this week of production and our mills, as you can see not everything is LogCabins, we also specialise in Glulam beams and Trusses, Camping Pods, Sectional Timber Frame Buildings and so very much more.

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As you can see by the photos we specialise in Glulam beams, which are used in Cabins, Houses, Factories, Sport stadiums, Shopping Centers, Equestrian Centers, Swimming Halls, Agricultural Barns- Buildings, our glulam is used for road bridges, and for even church roofs.

 

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Over the years I have spoken relentlessly about quality timber frame buildings, and how it is so very, very important to have grading of the highest caliber on timber which is destined for the manufacturing of Park Homes, Timber Frame Residential Buildings and the like, also that these kind of structures must be strong on there own merit and not part of a whole. Here you can see panels, floating in the air, which shows our true belief in our panel construction and the quality of build.

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Building a log Cabin!

Skinners-Sheds in Sussex have just sent us these amazing photos to show all you people out there, how well they erect cabins and not just small 5m x 3m 34mm cabins.

Its takes skill and a great building team to tackle a twin skin residential. Skinners-Sheds knows how to do it with ease!

If you are looking for a quality cabin, then please send us an email or please fill out the form on find a dealer page!

 

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Park Home Manufacturers- And what you really get for your money! By log cabins LV ( Chapter 2 )

Dissecting Park Homes and what you really get for your Pound!

Today! The Floor!

We have surfed the web and have taken from 10 different Park Home manufacturers websites build statistics and an average size.

So lets begin!

Firstly the word, High Density 18mm seems to be used a lot to describe ( Chipboard ). We all use chip board, but it needs to be an impregnated and water proof, none of the Park Home Manufacturers stated this!

We then come to the Floor Joists, most companies stated that the size of their floor joists were all under 100mm x 50mm. they all stated they used stress graded timber, but did not state what grade!

Most use Polystyrene as insulation!

And 9/10 use some kind of breathable membrane which is fire and moisture retardant, to the BS 2782, the old and out dated British Standards again!

So sadly as we can see, the floor in most Park Homes sold in the UK is an absolute Joke!

Here is Our Floor..

  • 6 different internal floor finishes available
  • 22mmChipboard on top as the floor base
  • Segments consisting of 45x200mm c/c600 wooden balks; (Graded C24)
  • 200mm KNAUF insulation, and 3 other types of insulation available.
  • Water proof 12mm chipboard underneath;
  • Water Proof -Fire Retardant Membrane ( DuPont Tyvek )

As you can see, our specification of the floor is double compared to 9/10 Park Home Manufacturers. And our pricing is more than half that of all Park Home Manufacturers!

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Timber Frame Retirement Homes by Log Cabins LV

Log cabins LV are able to offer the public an array of different construction types, here you will see a timber frame purpose built retirement home.

The construction type is Timber Frame.

Exterior walls:

  • Horizontal spruce panel 20x140mm – undercoated once and painted twice – already made panels;
  • Vertical battens 20x45mm c/c600 for air gap – already made panels;
  • Gypsum plate 9.5mm as wind barrier – already made panels;
  • Anti-wind film – already made panels;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x195mm c/c600 – already made panels;
  • KNAUF insulation 200mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 for cables and pipes – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50mm – in free lengths;
  • 10mm chipboard only in kitchen and bathrooms – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Inside walls:

  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x95mm c/c600 and for bearing walls 45x145mm c/c600 – already made panels;
  • KNAUF insulation 100/150mm – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Ceiling between first and second floors:

  • Chipboard 22mm as floor base only in the middle section (3m width);
  • Horizontal stringers of roof trusses c/c600;
  • KNAUF insulation 100 mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c400 – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

 

 

 

Roof:

  • Bitumen shingles – in free lengths;
  • Chipboard 22mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 along roof rafters for air gap – in free lengths;
  • Diffusion film Tyvec Pro – in rolls;
  • Roof trusses c/c600 – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 300 mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50 mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c400 for pipes and cables – in free lengths;
  • 12.5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Also Quality Residential Windows and doors.

If you are looking for a residential building, that complies with building regs, and ticks all the boxes, then please give us a call. Logcabins.lv the home of quality buildings.

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Bespoke Log Cabins by logcabins.lv

Over the years our business from mass produced models to bespoke has risen 70%.

Customers find a cabin they like on our partners website , or respectively on our own website logcabins.lv the customer  then sends in a request for minor changes, or some dynamic changes, extra thicknesses, or more windows and doors, or less, higher ridge height or lower..

Many people like to now design what suits them best rather than buying something just off the shelf! Bespoke log cabins are now becoming the norm, and we with our design team have manufactured some quite amazing buildings.

If you are looking for a cabin that is not available, then please give us a call or send us an email.

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Insulated Garden Offices

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Most Garden Offices are seriously quite aesthetically awful internally and out! . And most timber clad garden offices are seriously over priced.

As always, we at logcabins.lv have decided to meet the challenge head on and design a new innovative garden office that one has the looks and two has the price.

Our new designs encompass everything a modern office should offer,

High insulation, Quality Materials, Triple Glazing, Hard Wood Flooring. and as we said that aesthetically pleasing look.

However!! These are not just meant to be beautifully looking, these also are able to power themselves with their Solar Roofing Tiles-Shingles, please ask us for advice on this!

But we are offering so much more also.

Most garden offices, please just have a look around and you will notice that it’s just cheap framework, poor insulation, clad in low grade cedar and sell for around 15.000 pounds-20.000 Euros.

When we mean cheap framework, we are speaking about the abundance of C16 timber used to make the office structure, and in some cases its not even graded timber.

Sadly because the garden market is not subject to government scrutiny most garden offices are dangerous and poorly made.

We build all our Timber frame Buildings, be it a Garden Offices- or a Class Room to the Euro 5 code.

Why should you pick logcabins.lv over other manufacturers, well its quite simple, we have more of more and better than the best, and our prices will cause most manufacturers to rethink there business strategy.

OK! Getting back to why you should think about purchasing one of our insulated garden offices, it’s quite simple really, they are built so well, and to such a high standard, they become an investment.

Our highly insulated garden offices are with out doubt an investment due to their high build quality, and the ability to take them down and if need be move them to your next house, or sell them. And due to the high specification, we know that you will always get back, if not more than what you’re originally purchased it for.

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