Log house construction

“Timber is a traditional building material”

Log Cabin UK’s many years of experience erecting a range of cabins of varying sizes and requirements including domestic and commercial building has given us a great understanding of log based construction.

Our cabins are constructed using the two most practical, durable and established methods. These two different techniques produce a variety of different results.

Machine profiled log houses

This is a mechanised method of log cabin construction. The cabins are built using laminated logs from our partner, Dores Fabrika in Latvia, and are manufactured as a whole kit using a CAD/CAM system. This ensures that Dores Fabrika’s drive for precision and accuracy matches our own and our experience has brought us to the conclusion that their machined profile log is the best way to achieve the highest standards.

This level of quality is present in all the kit. Logs, rafters, boarding, and cladding are all finished to the highest standards and meet full Building Control Standards.

In addition, the natural pore structure in the wood makes the house exceptionally warm, timber beats any other construction material for its inherent insulation properties.
Machine profiled log cabins

structurally engineered cabins

A variety of styles

All our cabins are well engineered and have the greatest structural stability possible. Our cabins are strong, highly durable and extremely safe. However, we do not compromise on aesthetics and together with Dores Fabrika, we have created a range of building styles to suit different tastes and requirements, from the traditional to the more contemporary.

Highly durable and extremely safe

Simple cross corner joint
This is the most popular joint used throughout Europe.

The extended log joint allows a machined profiled cabin to incorporate a traditional cabin look. It is a relatively easy joint to make, which means that this style of log house can be produced more quickly and efficiently.

Dores patented* dovetail corner
This more contemporary joint doesn't have the ordinary extended logs, the log finishes as soon as it meets the next one. There is a unique wind, rain and frost barrier carefully worked inside the joint.
cross-corner joint

Hand scribed log cabins

Hand scribed log cabins

Log Cabin UK also uses traditional Scandinavian log house techniques to build cabins, hand scribed cabins can only be used for building which do not require building authority approval .

In hand scribed construction we hand select the best trees and have them felled and cut to the required length. We then remove the bark and any large knots, then select which large logs to have milled in half for sill logs. These form the base layer of the cabin.

The walls are constructed by laying logs one on top of another, a tight seal between the logs is achieved by scribing the profile of the log below, on to the one above.
At the corners of the building the logs walls interlock to form a solid sealed joint. Once the walls have reached a required height, the openings for all doors and windows can be cut.

Roof construction can be post and beam, log gable end or log truss. The type of roof structure would depend on the pitch of the roof and covering that you, the client, prefers.

What is scribing?

This is the process of transferring the contours of one log on to the log that sits above it to achieve a tight fit once cut.

This method ensures that the logs keep their natural shape.
Scribing tools
Log Cabin UK based in Aberystwyth has over 20 years combined experience in erecting log cabins
Call 01970 832 328 for more information
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