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What are the benefits of a log cabin?

There are so many benefits to choosing a log cabin. One of the main reasons families and couples choose a log cabin over a traditional brick home is for its rustic style. The timber is attractive and creates a relaxing atmosphere, whether you are looking for a summer getaway home, or even a space for working and retreating from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Of course, being made from timber means that log cabins are long-lasting and are able to deal with Australian weather a lot better than other building materials. Plus, our assembly kits are made for people who want to build their log cabins themselves and they come with detailed instructions so that you and a friend can build them together. Construction is very easy and you can build it yourself. What’s more, this makes it more affordable than conventional homes too. We even offer a best price and quality guarantee at Log Houses Australia. But, it’s not just building a log cabin that is more affordable; they are also a lot more efficient to run too. With thermal mass, log cabins are able to maintain a comfortable temperature in your new home no matter what the season is. This means better insulation and less energy used. Just make sure your log cabin is properly sealed and you can expect to be between 15 and 20 percent more energy efficient than having a conventional home.

Do I need planning approval for a log cabin?

This may depend on the location of your log cabin and if your new log home is over 20 sq meters, it will be your responsibility to get approval to build it. Of course, this does mean that if you are choosing a log cabin under 20 sq meters, whether it is a garden log cabin or a log garage, you will be able to build this freely on your own property.

What is the delivery time for a log cabin?

The delivery time of your new log cabin is from 11-16 weeks. This process ensures that your model is designed to a high quality and prepared with the correct building plans. While time of delivery can change depending on the season and any other logistical issues, we will always try to delivery your new log cabin as quickly as possible and at a time that suits you.

What maintenance is involved with a log cabin?

Regular maintenance will ensure that your log cabin stands the test of time and looks just as attractive as the day that it was first built. It is recommended that any log cabin that you choose should be treated and painted to protect against water and moisture getting into the timber and causing rot and damage. In addition, having a coating on timber will protect from damaging UV radiation. We also recommend painting windows frames from the inside too.

Can I construct the Cabin Myself?

Yes, if you are a handy person with tools, then construction is relatively easy. You will need 2 people to put up the main structure and kits under 20 should take no more than 2-4 days to complete a basic cabin after the footings are done. We provide all construction details with a log cabin kit. However, you could also hire your own labour for the job - we also have all the right professionals to do the job for you.

Do our cabin kits come with plumbing and electricity?

No: All Kitchens, plumbing, bathrooms and electrical are not included in the cabin kit price.

Our Warranties

Our log cabins & houses have a 5-year warranty. We provide a 5-year warranty for our services as well.

What are log cabins made from?

Log cabins are made from timber, which is a natural building material that will last a long time. We use Scandinavian Spruce for all of our log cabins, which is a high-quality material. It is durable and going to last for many years without any damage appearing. In particular, it is perfect for the Australian weather. What’s more Scandinavian Spruce looks amazing and creates a rustic style that couples and families love.

Are Log Cabins more enivronmentaly friendly than traditional houses?

Absolutely, and that is why everyone loves log cabins. They generally use less synthetic materials in the building process that conventional homes and this means that they are also quicker to build. In addition, the timber that is used is a natural resource and this definitely makes log cabins more energy efficient. What’s more, a log cabin will last for many years.

Is it different to build a log cabin?

As one of the best log cabin suppliers in Australia, we pride ourselves on offering log cabins that are ready to build. We will provide you with a fantastic kit that you can build yourself with the help of a friend. We give you detailed plans that you can follow and this will allow you to build your log cabin before you know it. You won’t need the help of any professionals or local builders to get your new timber home up and ready to enjoy.

How long will a log cabin last?

You can choose any of the log cabins from Log Houses Australia and know they are made from the highest quality materials. They are built to last and stand the test of time. As long as they are looked after well and you regularly maintain your log cabin, you can expect for it to last many, many years. 

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