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Residential Log and Timber Frame Buildings

 

Residential Log Cabins and Timber Frame

If you are looking for a Log Cabin, a cabin to live in, or just quality residential log cabin, then please have a look through our massive range of cabins and timber frame buildings.

 

The other day we had a phone call from a woman in the UK she was looking for a Residential Park home to actually go in here grounds.

 

She called one of our LV representatives in the UK and started to ask hundreds of questions, and these questions were all about planning, which our dealer answered honestly, it was then our dealers turn to ask a few questions, so the first was, what’s was her budget, with this, she exploded and said how dare he ask?

 

When the dealer told me of this, he was concerned he had upset a customer, and I said, actually I saw no harm, as how can we judge what she can afford. What build type, what degree of quality if we do not know the budget!

 


Sadly, there are too many con men in this industry and because of this, the public are nervous, and rightly so!

 

I will give a for instance.

There is a cabin company that has just come onto the scene in the UK, their web sites tells people that they can purchase a 4 bed Residential Log Cabin for under £30.000, ( it’s not possible to get a 2 bed residential building for £30.000) and to our horror, there are so many old and vulnerable people actually believing this crap! (Seriously)

 

So when we get calls and people ask us for a residential building which means it has full building regulations, full structural calculations, triple certified glazed windows and doors, and they are told £70.000 plus for a 4 bedroom, they start to shout foul!

Seriously, I get so angry at gullible people! When could you buy a house, which is classified as Residential, for £30.000, yeah mid 1980’s, and it was not up too much in  insulated properties, or quality of build.

 

However, the foul was them being told £30.000 in the beginning for a 44mm supposedly (Residential Log Cabin). Which in reality is worth about 7.000 Euros, the windows and doors that are not certified and the cabin comes to no building regulation standard at all!

 

If you really want the truth, and really want advice on purchasing a quality, log cabin or timber frame building, then please give us a call.

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Timber Building 2016

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You have looked at a Log Cabin and you just do not want that kind of look in your garden! You have been to your local shed manufacture and his products look cheap and nasty and are over priced.

So what do you do? You want a home office but the companies selling highly insulated timber frame units want from £15.000 to 25.000 and this is just so out of your price range! So what’s the answer? How do you get quality and not have to pay the earth for it! Simple, by purchasing a new Timber Frame Garden Building from our new range coming soon.

Our New Range of timber frame buildings will be highly insulated, we will be offering CE certified windows and doors, Trada compliant, and once again these amazing windows and doors will be offered to you any colour you choose. As a timber frame specialist, we understand about build quality, design and of course we understand about cost.

Log Cabins LV has over the years brought to market many, many different kinds of Timber Buildings, however we found that our framework which we use for domestic dwellings, houses etc was way too heavy and cumbersome to use for a garden buildings.

So we have gone back to the drawing board and come up with some new amazing designs that will be offered at low pricing, but still have quality stamped into the very heart of our new range. Please look out for our New Timber Frame Buildings for 2016!

Log cabins LV the sensible choice!

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Timber Frame Buildings

 

quality timber frame buildings

timber frame passive buildings

There are so many ways I could write this blog tonight, I could say logcabins.lv and Iformbuildings.co.uk build the best Timber Frame Residential Buildings in the UK.

 

I could say we have the only Passive Timber Frame Building in the UK on display!

 

I could also say that our build quality is so way above the rest.

 

Also we are the only company in the UK that can offer a passive timber frame building, be it a retirement home, park home or a 4 bedroom house,.

 

If you are looking for a quality timber frame building, and you really do not know who to purchase from or listen to, then my answer would be to go with a company that has 14 years experience in the cabin industry and over 20 years experience in the timber frame industry and over 30 years in the timber industry.

 

At logcabins.lv we understand the need for guaranteed quality at every stage of the manufacturing process. We take direction from our skilled architects, our structural engineers, and make sure that what we deliver is the best it can be.

 

Our timber frame buildings be them passive or nonpassive are without doubt the best in the industry.

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Timber Frame Super Insulated Passive Housing

qulaity timber frame passive homes

timber frame passive housing

Our New Passive Range of Timber Frame cassettes are not solely for the Park Home Market.

Our New and Amazing Super Insulated Timber Panel System is with out doubt the future for all New Dwellings, as we believe setting standards of a quality build at incredibly low prices is the way forward for also the housing market.

Offering the chance for first time buyers to purchase a quality build at a price they can afford!

For too long brick and block with gas central heating, has dominated the landscape, blighting our country with poorly insulated housing, which costs 2 times its actual value!

UK Building Companies have built too many homes that are like chicken coops, treating first time buyers with contempt, and charging them over £200.000 for the indignation.

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Our aim, is to offer a modern type structure which is Passive, with low heating costs, as little as £80 a year, which boasts triple glazing as standard, under floor heating, Air Source Heat Pumps, Air Recuperation systems, and so much more for less than a Mobile Static Home.

We believe that this kind of build will dominate the market in years to come, and we would like to shape this market with sensible pricing, with our standard of quality leading the way!

Why we are different to any other company is the standard of our build quality.

Our timber is not subjected to any salt, unlike 99% of all timber brought from over seas.

Our Grade of Timber is uncommonly high! We only use graded KD C24 FSC 45mm x 195mm treated (if required), which in the UK is priced high to push building companies to purchase other lower grades because of the difficulties in obtaining higher grades at sensible pricing. Most timber frame studwork is done with C16, and sometimes sadly, the timber is not even graded.

We are able to offer a full turnkey solution, planning, drawings, base, groundwork, the super insulated timber frame building and every other aspect of the build.

Next we believe in offering not just the best CE approved laminated timber triple glazed windows and doors money can buy, we offer these where other companies would offer cheap UPVC plastic windows- doors.

Passive timber frame housing

timber frame housing

Also we offer quality security locking mechanisms on all our Windows and Doors, keeping your property secure from unwanted intruders, and mother nature!

The list goes on and on, why our super insulated timber frame passive homes are without doubt the best in the business, if you are interested in purchasing a timber frame, passive building, that really is sensibly priced, please give us a call.

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Passive Park Homes from logcabins.lv

 

Quality Park Home Units

Mobile Homes- Park Homes- Holiday Units-Passive Park Homes

We are so pleased to announce the opening of our unique highly insulated passive Park Home in Poole in Dorset shortly!

If you are looking for a Park Home that has all the bells and whistles, that is unlike any other Park home in the UK, then ours is that Park Home- Mobile Unit, Holiday Lodge you have been searching for.

We call this model the 500, due to the wall thickness of 500mm, yes half a meters of graded timber, space age insulation material, Siberian larch cladding and triple glazed windows and doors, this is not just a timber frame building stuffed with insulation, OH! No, it’s a lot more than that, it’s a Park Home that will cost about £80 a year to heat, Yes!! £80 pounds!!!

Our New Passive Park Home is packed full of all the latest heating equipment, we at Logcabins.lv say No to Gas, and yes to Air Source Heat Pumps, under floor heating, Air Recuperation Systems, and so very much more.

Our Passive Park Home is manufactured by skilled carpenters, and as we are full time house manufacturer, you know that your Mobile Home, Holiday Lodge, Park Home will be manufactured by a very highly skilled workforce.

Unlike most Park Home manufactures that build under the lower build regulation BS 3632, we build our Park Homes to UK full building regulation, and in our Passive model we build to a spec way and above UK build regulations that will not be required for at least 50 years, making it unique yet still very affordable.

All bespoke designs welcome.

Please send us an email for further information.

Do not settle for less! Logcabins.lv in conjunction with Iformbuildings!

 

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Log Cabins LV and Russian Timber!

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So many people ask us why we do not manufacture in the UK, the answer to this is simple, the UK have zero suitable quality timber, and 80% of the timber in the UK comes from the Baltic’s or Russia, the other 20% is from Scotland, which is not suitable for quality timber buildings as it is too quick grown, and too young.

Below is a few facts about Russia and the amazing timber which comes from Russia.

At seventy times the size of the United Kingdom but with just over twice the population Russia remains one of the world’s great wilderness. It sprawls across ten thousand kilometers reaching nearly halfway around the world.

Russia is a northern country with the majority of its area above the latitude of 50 degrees north. The Arctic Circle runs the entire length through the middle of the northern half of the country.

Russia has more than a fifth of the world’s forests, which makes it the largest forest country in the world. According to the FAO study, by 2030 the forest area in the Russian Federation will increase by almost 1.5 percent from 882 million hectares in 2010 to 895 million hectares, this is an annual increase of 660 000 hectares.

Since 1956, total area, growing stock and forest increment in the Russian Federation have tended to increase; however, average growing stock per hectare and average age have decreased noticeably. Gradual rejuvenation of forests has taken place due to felling, forest fires and the transfer of agricultural land covered by young growth to forest land. In particular, many young growth areas were transferred between 2003 and 2008, resulting in an increase of land areas under forests by 20 million hectares.

The decrease in growing stock per hectare can be explained by lag between assessment of forest area and growing stock in the Russian Federation. Thus, between 1956 and 2010, forest area increased by 15.3 percent, while total forest growing stock increased by 9.6 percent. Covering nearly 10 percent to the planet’s land mass is Siberia synonymous with punishing cold where temperatures can plunge to minus 70 degrees Celsius.

More than half of the Siberia, covered with coniferous forest – taiga also known as snow forest. The largest forest in the world consisting mostly of pine spruce, fir and larch, stretches seven million square kilometres. Russia’s taiga forest makes up to or even more than half of the world’s coniferous forests. The Russian taiga has subarctic climate where temperature ranges during the year cam be dramatic but the long and cold winter is the main feature.

Due to the cold weather and permafrost, soil in taiga is young and thin. In coldest eastern Siberia taiga’s vast majority of forest land is shallow rooted larch forest populated by Siberian larch (Larix sibirica), Dahurian Larch (L. gmelinii) and hybrid of previous two Larix × czekanowskii. Other areas are mix of larch and various kinds of spruces and pines. Coniferous trees are the dominant plants of the coniferous forest biome however taiga also have some small-leaved deciduous trees like birch, alder, willow, and poplar. Southernmost parts of the taiga become mixed forest with trees like oak, maple, elm and lime scattered among the conifers as summers there become longer and warmer in comparison to northern taiga.

Subarctic climate is also the reason why taiga’s trees are so valuable for construction timber production. Cold and moist weather is an extremely harsh environment for trees to grow. Even though during millennia of evolutionary path, species adapted to survive unfriendly climate, growth is slow and difficult. Competing with each other trees in the forest stretch straight up to get the most sunlight during short summers and they shed lower branches to conserve energy and nutrients that in slow maturing soils are extremely scarce.

The conifers produce large amounts of resins that are crucial to protect the tree from freezing during winters when air temperature drops way below freezing point and soil is in the intermittent permafrost. Timber milled from these trees is hard, robust and durable. Grain in timber is more straight and compact due to slow growth when compared to softwood timber from warmer climates. It has less knots and much more heartwood than sapwood.

Most of the timber we manufacture our log cabins and timber frame buildings from comes from Russian forests. There are several reasons for that. One of which is that most countries in the Europe no longer have forests accessible for logging due to non-viable logging practices in the past and transfer of forest lands to agriculture plains.

Simply put European countries has striped themselves off of one natural resource that is so crucial for housing industry.

We at Log Cabins LV love working with timber from FSC Certified Russia’s forests, President Putin is a very keen hunter, and woodsman, and he is very concerned about the impact on foresting, so his government keep a very sharp eye on felling and the amount that is allowed to be felled. There are many stories about illegal logging in Russia, it is all lies! Politics gets mixed up with reality!

. Many years of experience in log cabins industry taught us that timber from wild subarctic Russian taiga is superior to timber from farmed European forests.

Quality is our main goal when designing and building our log cabins and timber houses. In our production, we use C24 visually graded timber NOT C16 like most of other timber frame housing manufacturers. Which means that our  residential buildings are far superiour and stronger than 99.9% of other companies.

Our glulam log cabins we took it one step further. Our laminated logs are manufactured from timber that are graded C32 or even C40.With logcabins.lv you always get better!

Siberian larch timber is one of our favorites. It is not only one of the hardest softwoods in the world but also valued for its distinct silvery-grey color and consistent texture when used in cladding projects. Siberian larch boards show very straight grain with few small knots. Customers love our Siberian larch cladding because it is aesthetically pleasing when used for residential buildings and the external  cladding or terrace decking boards.

We value Siberian larch for its natural resistance to decay and dimensional stability. Larch cladding life span if treated properly is 50 – 100 years.If you really want to purchase a quality log cabin, timber framed building or a Camping Pod, or a bespoke building please send us an email…logcabins.lv, do not settle for less!

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