Information for owners of residential cabins

Before you think about owning a log house there is some information you should know. The features of wood, the construction of log houses, benefits and disadvantages, maintenance, renovation, pest control and log home quality assurance are only a few factors that you should know. All information and useful tips provided here, will answer most questions that owners of log houses have. Now everything you need can be found on our website.

  • Useful and Effective Tips for Painting A Wooden House

    Painting houses may look like an easy job, more so when you see people doing it in videos. It seems like all you have to do is grab a brush, dip it in paint and get to work. Well, you could do this, but without the necessary preparations, the work would look sloppy. While you can treat wooden buildings like conventional homes, you get better results when you focus on the material in use. Wood differs from other materials, and you must account for this in your preparations. Below, you will find tips essential to painting a wooden house. Wood Preparation Here is the thing. While paint will give the house a new look, it will not do much for some imperfections in the wood. An example would be where the wood has some cracks, holes, or other such physical weaknesses. In this case, the house wou... (More)
  • Inspiring Tips To Spruce Up Your Garden House Front Porch

    The porch is a relaxing space in the home. It is where you sit and watch the sun go down as you take in the orange that takes over the sky at sunset. It is where you first meet your guests as you invite them in for a cup of tea. This is the spot where you stand as you wave goodbye to your loved ones. You spend a lot of time there, and you have probably noticed that it needs some work. It could be that the paint is peeling off. Maybe the look is now old, and you need something fresh to match with the interior décor. Porches in residential log cabins are easy to work on, as most efforts will fall in line with nature. And the good thing is that the work will not cost you much, and it can work for any home. Here’s how: Drapes This idea might seem a bit off. After all, the porch should be i... (More)
  • 4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Cold Weather

    Residential log cabins require maintenance practices, more so as the colder weather approaches. Not caring for them leaves them vulnerable to the weather conditions. And this, in turn, threatens their longevity. You would spend much more time and money in restoring a home than protecting it. It is thus best to work on your home as from fall in preparation for the cold months. And here are ways in which you can achieve this: Check Your HVAC System Most HVAC systems will last you anything between twelve and fifteen years. The period of service will depend on how well you care for the system while it is in use. It also depends on the quality of the system as some have better builds than others. If you have a high-quality system and you adhere to the care guidelines, it could last two decades... (More)
  • 6 Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

    Global warming, climate change, you have heard it over and over again. And each time you watch a documentary on the environment, you feel the urge to do something. Maybe you are planting trees in the neighbourhood or taking part in walks to raise awareness. Perhaps you want to do something but cannot seem to find enough time to do so. Well, the thing is most people want to act now, but their schedules keep them from having a positive impact the environment. If you want to make a change, you can do so by making some amends to your home. And yes, this also applies to log homes. Here is what people are doing to help the environment from the comfort of their homes: 1. Buy Eco-Friendly Furniture When buying furnishings for homes, most people lean towards the best price they can find on the mar... (More)
  • Customer John's residential cabin

    The golden goal is pleasing your client, but to get a client that is ecstatic with the product is fabulous. Cabins can make a huge different to people’s spaces and the way this allows them to enjoy their life, but choosing the right one is essential. James came to us with a few ideas about what he wanted from his cabin; he wanted to use it year-round and have two storeys. These were concerning him as he wasn’t sure that a wooden building could be used other than for a few months in the summer and he was worried about planning permission. These fears almost put him off completely. However, we were able to put his fears to rest pretty quickly. As with many of our two storey cabins, they comply with all required building regulations already. This meant that James could have a great choice... (More)
  • Our Residential Log Cabin in the Garden (Alan and Dee)

    After falling in love with a derelict house being sold at auction, we decided to be brave and bid. Overjoyed at winning the house we needed an immediate solution to the problem of how do we live for the two years while work commenced, we knew a caravan was not on option for us, even though we had lots of garden. We settled on a wooden house and searched the internet. Quick Garden gave us the perfect answer. The team were wonderful from our first tentative contact. Although there were no show properties or sales people to visit, they introduced us to a customer close by with the style of cabin we were interested in. This was more helpful and useful than you could imagine. We gained a true and unbiased insight into this expensive purchase, this was so much better than talking to a sales per... (More)
  • Tips for Saving Electricity Energy Costs in your Wooden House

    Saving electricity and energy costs in your wooden house is important if you are looking for more ways to make the most out of your rustic living. Living in a log home is healthy and eco-friendly but it is also a great way to significantly cut costs on your electricity consumption. How do you save electricity while enjoying log cabin living and still experience the benefits of modern conveniences? Important Tips to Save Electricity in a Wooden House You don’t need to switch to a caveman’s lifestyle if you want to save on energy costs while living in your log home. There are effective ways of saving electricity expenses and still enjoy the advantages of modern comforts. Here are some helpful tips you can try:    *  Choose the Right Wood Species The wood that you choose to manufactur... (More)
  • Wooden Houses – 10 Times Better Energy Efficient Construction

    With the fast and continuous development of life in the city, more and more people are choosing to live in the eco-friendly log house, suburbs and in the countryside. The development of society has brought tumultuous changes in the current state of the existing environment, and this goes some way to explaining the tendency of many people to live and dwell close to nature. It also encompasses the use of certain methods which are known to be energy-saving. The construction of eco-friendly homes such as wooden houses is another modern tendency. As a matter of fact, you may be surprised to see lots of houses and buildings which are now built and constructed using wood. However, the construction of wooden-inspired buildings and houses will never be fulfilled without the strict implementation ... (More)
  • The Foundation of Residential Log Cabin Building

    A residential log cabin foundation is the very core of the structural building. The base layer serves as support for the entire structure, meaning it could make or break the entire unit. Before you venture further into the design of your contemporary or period log home, looking into the foundation is a must. A residential log house requires the absolute best foundation if you don’t want your investment to go to waste. Residential Log Cabin Building Foundation Basics Log cabin foundations are not just the base layer where the entire building is built upon. This particular layer safely and technically transfers the weight and load of the wooden structure through the ground. The foundation or base of any construction project should be durable and strong and that is a general rule of thumb ... (More)
  • Say Goodbye to Concrete Structures

    Wooden homes are now the most in demand types of housing and have surpassed the demands for concrete structures. In various parts of the world, modern wooden houses such as timber and log cabins are becoming more and more popular among home buyers and property investors. The overflowing benefits of wooden structural buildings are the main reasons why log cabins and wooden homes are the best options for contemporary housing. Why Go for Modern Wooden Homes? Aside from the obvious difference in aesthetics, wooden houses and structural buildings are definitely more advantageous compared to their concrete counterparts. Here are some of the top noteworthy benefits of a contemporary wooden home compared to a concrete building or housing: Energy Efficient and Exceptional Insulation Wood is a high... (More)

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