When it comes to purchasing a log cabin, the prospective log cabin owners mainly focus on the design, the layout and the colour of the facade. Of course, if the owners want to enjoy their garden building for many years, the visual appearance is an important aspect. However, in terms of longevity of the timber structure, there are a few technical or assembly related factors that must be considered, like the quality of timber, the construction system and the base of your log cabin. In this article we are going to discuss the latter in more detail – keep reading this article if you are interested in finding out more.
Requirements for a log cabin base
Just like with any other structure, the base is a very important part of a log cabin. Most importantly, a high-quality log cabin base will ensure that your garden building won’t sink into the ground, while also preventing against the moisture building up from the ground. In addition to that, a well-built base will also help you to assemble the structure correctly, avoiding the deformation of the timber structure in the future. So, what are the main log cabin base requirements that must be met? First of all, the base must be strong and durable (considering the soil type), the base must also correspond to the size of your log cabin and it must provide good drainage as well.
Base types for log cabins
The most popular question among prospective log cabin owners is usually ”What type of base does a log cabin need”? As mentioned, it mostly depends on the type of soil and the log cabin itself. There are different types of log cabin bases that are offered, however the most popular base types among the log cabin manufacturers, builders and owners are a concrete base, a base made of paving stones, a pad foundation or a deck base.
Recommendations for construction
When it comes to building a strong and durable log cabin base, the first thing to do is to choose a type of base that’s appropriate for your garden and log cabin. Secondly, but, perhaps, most importantly, the base should be laid and levelled correctly to ensure a long-lasting log cabin. Even materials of the highest quality won’t provide a strong and durable base if the construction is done poorly. Therefore, here are the main construction recommendations – first of all, choose the right location and prepare it appropriately, by clearing the area from any bushes and trees, secondly, during the construction process, make sure that the base is laid and levelled correctly, to avoid any problems in the future.
We hope that this article has given you an insight into log cabin bases, which play a very important part in the longevity of log cabins. If you are ready to purchase your own log cabin, discover the log cabin range at www.woodpro.co.uk/