‘Sustainability’ and ‘eco-friendly’ are among the top buzz words of this past year. Everywhere you look, products are labelled as ‘100% recycled’ or ‘organic’. With so many claims thrown around, how do you know what’s sustainable or not?
Timber is a renewable resource and building material. Managed responsibly, wood from forests can produce durable and long-lasting structures, like garden buildings and log cabins.
But why is sustainability so important?
As trees are the lungs of the Earth and home to wildlife, it’s vital we protect them for future generations. So, the more sustainable wood we use in building materials, the greater the demand becomes for forests to be managed sustainably.
We’ll provide an overview of the sustainability of log cabins, including why FSC timber is important and the benefits of using timber as a building material.
What is FSC timber?
Let’s face it: your family and neighbours are likely not as excited about your new drum kit as you are!
An outdoor music room, such as a log cabin or shed at the bottom of the garden is the perfect solution. You’ll want to make sure as little noise can escape as possible with effective soundproofing. Your next-door neighbours will thank you for it!
Noise can escape from all parts of your building, not only the walls. You’ll want to consider doors, windows, flooring and even the roof.
You could hire a team of professionals, but that can get costly. If you love DIY projects, there are plenty of options to suit all budgets!
We've got you covered: here's how to reduce the noise and keep your neighbours happy.
1) How To Soundproof Walls
Walls are one of the biggest factors...
The man cave: a beloved place to unwind from the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in your hobbies. A dedicated home for collections, memorabilia, sporting equipment, pool tables…
If you don’t have the space in your house, why not look to the garden? A log cabin means you can enjoy the seclusion of the garden all year round. Plus, it’s an escape from the house where you can truly relax.
Whether you’re a football fanatic or love to entertain your friends, the list of man cave ideas is endless. Here are five ways to customise your man cave and transform it into a space you won’t want to leave!
1) The Sports Fan
With the football season approaching, your log cabin will be a fan favourite on match day. Who wouldn’t want to turn their man cave...
Summer is here again, which means long evenings, BBQ’s and the famous six weeks school holidays. You’re surrounded by excited children who are eager to make the most of their break. Don’t fret! Transform your log cabin into a playhouse paradise for the summer months.
An outdoor playhouse is a great way for them to make the most of the garden, especially if the weather isn’t always so wonderful. Give yourself more space in the house and keep the youngsters entertained at the same time with these top tips!
Install an electric supply
If your kids love to play on their game’s consoles, you can create their dream gaming den. Ensure you have a qualified electrician install a supply. Spark their imaginations and give them their own space to enjoy. It's the perfect space to watch their favourite TV...
A log cabin is a fantastic investment that all the family can enjoy. From extra office spaces to children’s playrooms, it’s a truly versatile space. However, as you’re settling into your new garden retreat, you may be wondering how to maintain a log cabin.
How often should I use log cabin treatment?
Apply a wood treatment as soon as possible, using an appropriate high-quality wood preservative and continue to treat your Log cabin or shed annually:
Water-based treatments can be applied directly onto wood that is free from any dust, dirt or moisture.
Solvent-based treatments are long-lasting and help to protect against wet or dry rot.
Oil-based treatments soak into the timber, offer UV protection and are water repellent.
In short treat it well. We recommend researching different suppliers to see which treatment option will be best for...
A log cabin or shed offers a fantastic way to make the most of garden space as they’re so multi-functional. They are an incredibly versatile investment. Create your own home office, hobby room or playroom for the kids. Unlike a costly home extension or conversion, log cabins are a unique addition to your property.
When looking to buy a log cabin, there’s one important question: will it add value to my house?
Adds Valuable Space
Many people who can’t afford to upsize their house turn to extensions or conversions. But as well as the stress of finding a reputable builder to carry out the job, it’s often costly and hugely disruptive. A log cabin gives you that much needed space without weeks of troublesome construction. Cleverly designed shelves can only do so much in a house with limited...
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