1. Can you see a display house?
Of course! We invite you to visit our office in Kiltimagh Co Mayo. You can see our products close up, see their high quality and durability, and speak to our professional consultants.
2. Log cabin without permission - is it possible?
That's right in our offer you will find log cabins with an area of less than 36m², the construction of which does not require a permit, or additional documentation. Only a notification is all you are required to provide. This will not cause problems and we can assist with this, which will save you time.
3. What type of wood are log cabins are made from?
Our log cabins are mainly made of Siberian spruce imported from far Russia. Growing up under harsh climatic conditions, the wood of this species becomes extremely durable and maintains excellent thermal parameters, which allows for our log cabins to be used all year-round. We are aware that only top-quality products will provide our homes with longevity, and will therefore provide our customers with a high standard every time.
4. What colour shingle can I choose?
We offer three colours of bituminous shingles to choose from: graphite, brown and red.
5. How to prepare the substrate for the log cabin?
We suggest installing on paving stone or concrete pavement (foundation, plate) with a minimum thickness of 200mm, reinforced. If there are strong winds at the place of the house, we recommend anchoring the log cabin. If it is not possible to prepare the foundation, the homes up to 40m² are mounted on concrete blocks M6.
6. How long does the assembly take?
Thanks to the great fuss of our fitters and well-thought- out production process, smaller houses can be assembled in one day! The installation of larger houses lasts only a few days, depending on the size and type of construction.
7. I do not have enough money to buy a log cabin. What can I do?
You can get a home improvement loan from the bank or credit union. You may also avail of the HRI Scheme retrieving your VAT. (to be confirmed)
8. What does the outdoor impregnation service include?
The outdoor impregnation service involves the application of paint spray guns or brushes to a colourless exterior impregnation. The medium penetrates the wood structure by securing it for 5
9. What is the procedure for buying a log cabin?
Project/Type selection (we help when choosing the right log cabin).
Valuation (log cabin and any optional services)
Agreement (involves payment of deposit 50%).
The delivery time is about 4-8 weeks.
Upon delivery of your project to site an additional 35% payment is due.
The professional team with the log cabin arrives at the indicated address with your log cabin and
starts assembling your unit.
After completion of your log cabin, the remaining balance of 15% payment is due.
10. Can I order log cabin according to individual project?
The realisation of individual bespoke log cabin is possible only in constructions above 100m². To obtain a quote for this order, please send us an e-mail with the completed project required. If you would like to create such a project, please contact to assist with your design, there is no charge for this service.
11. What is the cost of the log cabin?
The cost depends on many factors, mainly the amount of material, the complexity of the design and the thickness of the balustrade used. The most convenient way to receive a quote is to contact our sales team about your chosen model.
12. What is included in the base price of the log cabin?
The base price includes a set of log cabin elements, including fittings, doors, windows, and locks. The additional costs on the base price are the following:
– Finishes possible colour, elements and or services.
For more information on prices contact us 00 353 879531951
13. Is it possible to negotiate a price?
Yes, in the case of larger unique dwellings and wholesale orders we offer favourable discount rates.
14. Is it possible to make a change in the design, for example by converting the window to an additional door?
Changes in standard models are possible for homes with an area of at least 100 m².
15. What other services can you order with your log cabin?
Apart from assembly and transport we can also perform: impregnation, roofing with shingle or tar, guttering, insulation, wiring, plumbing, heating and solar PV.
16. Why are log houses better then concrete house?
As these are two very different elements, it is unfair to directly compare the two types. However, if we consider the difference between a timbered log cabin and a concrete house, it may surprise you to know the log/wood cabin will be made faster, often cheaper and extremely a lot warmer, much less expensive to heat, yet will not give up in terms of durability compared to our concrete cold cousin. At the same time, the natural construction makes it more comfortable and healthy to live in.
17. Is the price listed in the price list a gross value?
Yes, base prices for log cabins are gross.
18. Do log cabins need to be insulated?
Due to the thermal characteristics of the wooden structure, we recommend the use of insulation on the roofs of log cabins in which you plan to spend the summer as your summer house. If the log cabin is in a remote location, we would recommend a possible widening of insulation parameters or the use of larger/thicker logs, in the case of the year-round unit.
19. Is wood impregnated?
The base price of the log cabin (shown in the pricelist) is the pressure impregnated joists on which the log cabin stands. Due to the multitude of possible finishes the remaining part of the log cabin is assembled not impregnated.
20. Is the material (bales) used to build a log cabin stable?
We use only high quality certified pine (spruce or pine). Bikers are chamber-dried, four-sided planed and blended with pen method. Proper maintenance guarantees safe and long-term operation. The sustainability of wooden constructions can be traced back to the fact that in Poland, hundreds of years ago to date, wooden buildings of even the fourteenth century,
21. Do your wood cracks, susceptible to damp and Bees?
Our log cabins are always made of high quality chambered wood which helps to avoid warping, cracks and deformation of wood. Wood micro-cracks are a natural feature of the material due to the varying level of wood moisture and do not affect the strength of the structure. If the wood is damp it is due to faulty assembly and finishing of the log cabin. Our high quality materials combined with robust design eliminate the risk of dampening your home. All log cabins are secured with special impregnates, so they are not subject to damage by fungi, beetles and other pests.
22. Are log cabins flammable?
Wood treatment, used in the preparation of log cabin elements, minimizes fire hazards. The head/end section construction of the log cabin is four-sided planed and, in addition, can be adequately impregnated, so that the fire “slips” on the surface without finding a point of attachment.
23. Can a house be built in the winter?
The construction of a log cabin can take place without any major obstacles at any time of the year. This is due to the fact that all work is done “dry”. Of course, frozen snow covered land is a factor that affects the difficulty and time of installation.
24. Can a log cabin be a year-round house?
Yes of course. Each log cabin in our offer can be fitted for permanent residence. It should only be appropriately adapted. This means adequately insulating, putting on lasting foundations and fixing the connection to the media. Then the log cabin will become a year round home.
25. Are wood houses warm?
Wooden structures are naturally warm – they heat up quickly and, adequately insulated, they keep warm for a long period. We use mineral wool for outdoor and roof insulation, which provides good thermal performance and low operating costs.
26. What is the acoustics of a log cabin?
The wide use of mineral wool makes it not only an excellent thermal but also acoustic insulator. It protects us from unwanted sounds and limits the reverbs in the log cabin.
27. Is the wooden house cool in the winter and hot in the summer?
This is a myth, because the cabins made in our technology have a high thermal insulation coefficient and provide natural air conditioning. The wooden house during the winter can be heated faster than the brick and the well-insulated walls will keep the temperature very long. In summer, the house will heat up mostly through the windows. Of course, provided the roof and the walls are lined with mineral wool. Thanks to this summer, the log cabin can enjoy a nice chill and the winter will be warm
28. Can a fireplace be mounted in a log cabin?
There are no objections to setting up a fireplace in a log cabin. However, you must keep in mind all the necessary requirements for safety. The fireplace insert must be set on non-flammable and thermally insulated, the walls near the fireplace should be covered with mineral wool laminated with aluminium foil, the whole must be tightly sealed with gypsum boards (those which are characterised by increased fire resistance). In front of the fireplace it is necessary to mount a metal
plate that will protect the floor from sparks.
29. What is the best source of home heating?
In the wood house you can use a number of heating sources: stove, heat pumps, gas boiler, oil boiler, solar panels . You can also use underfloor heating. Choosing the most suitable heating source is very individual.
30. What are modular cabins?
Modular cabins are characterised by short investment times, low construction costs and low operating costs.
Modular cabins can be built up to a month. This is due to the fact that most components are pre-prepared and assembly on site takes just a few days. Building on modular technology saves you money on the cost of storing materials, transportation, construction teams and site supervision. In addition, they allow for matching to specific size plots. If needed, the house can be extended with additional modules.
Modular cabins are most popular in Scandinavia, America and Canada, but the many advantages of building on this technology make them increasingly popular in Ireland as well.
31. What is a Japanese sauna?
The Japanese sauna, also known as hot barrel, hot tub, Norwegian sauna or bath tub, is a wooden barrel in which (or next to which) a wood-burning tin oven is placed, which heats up the water to about 40 ° C. The bath is sitting up, it is highly relaxing and it is extremely beneficial for your health!
32. What are the advantages of wooden garages?
Wooden garages are energy efficient – wood very well insulates the heat. That’s why they do not need to be recharged. Assembly of wooden garages is easy and fast, resulting in an inexpensive garage. Their appearance is also impressive – the wood is always aesthetically and beautifully displayed.
33. What are the so-called. Canadian cabins?
The Canadian house is made using a wooden skeletal structure – the finish depends entirely on the customer. These homes are characterised by high durability and lack of thermal inertia, so that it can be warmed up instantly. They started building them in Canadian Rockies hundreds of years ago.
34. What is the sustainability of a wooden garden gazebo?
It largely depends on the original wood preservatives used, but remember that even the best do not provide eternal protection. Every 4-5 years it is worth the altar to grind and “refresh” and well maintained will serve for decades. Timber needs to be treated.
35. What kind of roofing can be used in a wooden cabin?
Depending on the type of log cabin we suggest covering the roof with tar paper or shingle; Of course, it is possible to have any other finish after the conditions have been established.
36. Can the tool house be used in a small garden?
Yes of course. The offer includes log cabin of different sizes and configurations, so that a suitable log cabin can fit perfectly into a plot of small size or a typical garden.
37. Can log cabin be additionally insulated with for example, mineral wool?
Yes, most customers choose or request more insulation. At customer’s request, we can insulate the log cabins, – walls, floor, and ceiling.
38. Are sheds and garages made of wood of the same quality as houses?
For all our log cabins we use the highest quality certified pine or spruce wood.