Frequently Asked Questions

You always knew how your log-cabin should be? You know how many rooms there should be, and how to connect them? And at last you decided to follow your dreams and order the construction of a log cabin. But now you are facing a dilemma of whether you can be the only one to decide on the log cabin proposal, or whether local authorities will approve it?

The general rule regulating log cabins in Ireland states that any buildings below 25 sqm and less than 3.9 m high on your house’s side or rear do not require permission to plan. But since local rules may differ slightly, we strongly advise customers to check with their local authorities before purchasing.

Planning permission for larger log cabins is necessary. Please note that Premium Log House offers only the log cabin you have ordered, and is not responsible for planning permission, which is the responsibility of the customer. However, we would be happy to assist you with the contacts of professionals who have been assisting our clients for years.

Log cabins are great both for living and for relaxation. For full time accommodation, garden office or as a summer home, you can choose to use a log cabin. Log cabins also make a good addition to an existing piece of property and can be used as a guest house, office, workshop, or as a home for a Jacuzzi or sauna.
One of the biggest advantages of building log cabin is cost. Log-cabin kits are very expensive

Our clients face the question of how they will heat it when choosing a log cabin as a residential log home or holiday log cabin. Is standard cabin heating means safe to use? Which way will keep your cabin warm the longest? Is there any particular heating method that is good enough for log cabins in spite of the purpose for which they are being used and the planning they have?

All these questions are very important to us since they address two of our company’s priority concerns, our customers ‘ comfort and safety. That’s why we make sure that our cabins are easy to heat while planning and building log cabins for sale and any conventional form of heating will be sufficient to ensure that you can enjoy your time in a comfortable and warm log cabin at any time of the year. We would also point out that most clients tend to use small storage heaters in their log cabins as the cabins warm up faster and the warmth lasts longer. They’re also safe and economical.

At Premium Log House we believe the roof is one of the most important decisions when designing your log cabin. It should be reliable and it should protect against strong Irish winds and rain while keeping the log cabin warm and dry. This is why our choice is a bituminous shingle on top of either a timber roof or an optionally insulated timber roof. All of our regular log cabins for sale are constructed using this technology although other roofing options are also available for an additional charge.

If you want to buy a specially designed log cabin for you, our professional team will be happy to advise you about the roofing choices that we can provide and would be ideal for your garden office, summer log cabin or residential log cabin. Different roofing options can be recommended, depending on the area where your log cabin will be used and the local climate. You can choose either inexpensive or higher-priced choices but we guarantee that the roof will support you for years saving your new log cabin from bad weather.

We pay particular attention to the quality of the material that is used in all our log cabins; our team will design the model and size to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. We pay particular attention to your needs and queries you may have, offering our network of professionals whose assistance you may need after you pick your log cabin and buy it.

We can guarantee high quality of all log cabins shown on our website. Our specialists ensure that they are constructed at the highest level of quality throughout all construction phases, without any compromise to the dignity of the timber. We always keep in mind the weather conditions when building our log cabins. For this reason all our base bearers are handled with pressure to ensure long life in the humid Irish climate. The cabin timber is completely dried.

You bought the log-cabin. You now need advice on maintaining the model you’ve bought, and we’re more than willing to offer that. It is necessary to understand that any log cabin’s life expectancy depends seriously on how the owner treats it. It is also important to understand that any wooden cabin, whatever its size, requires special maintenance to ensure that it stays as new and serves generations.

One of the main recommendations is to use one of our recommended manufacturers for a quality, tested paint, or stain. The log’s exterior is the place where protection begins. Most of our partners strongly recommend that you consider re-lacquering the cabin you bought at least every five to six years. Such simple yet extremely effective action helps to keep your log cabin looking fresh, and also protects the timber against further wear and tear.

It might be a good idea to do a bit of research on the subject before making a decision to buy a log cabin. There are various log cabin materials which are made of log cabins, and the answers to the ultimate questions that vary depending on your needs and desires.

At Premium Log House, we know that a log cabin is an investment that you want to last as long as possible, and that is why the new log homes that we sell are designed to ensure that they last for at least two-three generations.

There are little secrets that we are willing to share with you, depending on the log cabin models and materials, to help you appreciate your purchase over a long time. When you decide on the log cabin you would like to buy, we are more than happy to provide you with a list of recommendations on how it should be treated and maintained properly to ensure that it remains a comfortable and convenient place to stay and use for years.

At Premium Log House we understand that the issue of your security is of paramount importance, and we guarantee that you will be able to get insurance for any model of log cabin our company has on sale. There are interesting and attractive deals on full comprehensive insurance from numerous companies, both on the construction and contents of any log cabin type.

We highly appreciate your time and effort, and that is why we are ready to recommend several insurance brokers who offer the best deal on both structure and insurance content. Our managers will be happy to provide you with the contact details and even provide you with a consultation about what these companies normally provide. We believe this will help you narrow down your options and help you choose the one that suits you.

In addition to selling log cabins in Ireland, we also provide the highest level of customer service and ensure that all your buying inquiries are answered.

The log cabins come in various sizes, styles, and suit a number of applications. We seek not to put any restrictions on the use of the log cabins that we build–our fully qualified builders and engineers may meet any requirements.

Whether you’re looking for a regular or a garden office, a granny’s apartment, a music room, a spa, a restaurant, a therapy room, a holiday log cabin or an extension to an existing home, a log cabin is always a great option to use for one of these purposes.

Designed and built to suit your needs, it can be anything you need, from a comfortable two-bedroom log home for a small family to an office cabin that will help you isolate work from your private life. You can choose the number of bedrooms and floors, as well as the log cabin style to suit your needs and desires. Our professional assistants are always available to answer any queries or reservations you may have when choosing your ideal log cabin or when designing a custom model.

In PremiumLogHouse we try to meet our customers ‘ requirements and make the process of selecting, purchasing and delivering the log cabin they have chosen a pleasure and a positive experience rather than an issue. That’s why our skilled managers are totally at your fingertips to advise you on any questions about materials that we use during the construction of log cabins, designs that we can sell and legal aspects of the purchase. Thanks to our years of experience, we are prepared to handle special requests, not just typical conditions.

Our company has trusted partners who would be happy to assist and provide any type of service to its insurance from the delivery of the log cabin to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your purchase.

Upon finalization of your order, our managers will be happy to advise you on delivery options we can offer. We are doing our best to ensure that our customers are able to request delivery of a purchased log cabin almost anywhere in mainland Ireland. Delivery time will be advised and costs will apply. There are also urgent distribution solutions for the certain parts of the country.

This is probably the first question that you should ask when you decide where to purchase a log cabin. It is very useful as the response helps to determine what to expect from such a cabin, how long it will last, and how soon it would need repairs or replacements.

We take this issue very seriously and one of our goals is our log cabin company that takes the quality of the logs that our cabins use. Not only do we do our best to ensure that the materials used are of the highest standard, but also our managers are always there to answer your inquiries about this or any other topic.

The unique log cabins that we offer our customers are made of wood known as Scandinavian Pine. Such logs are made from renewable materials, and come from Scandinavia’s coldest regions. This is a must for all log cabins and is the exact wood type that grows very slowly and is thick and fibrous. As a result, we have log cabins of high quality which are less prone to cracking, splitting and warping.

I love using my log cabin not just as a summer cabin but as a winter cabin as well. Will it be fairly warm?

Log cabin vacation homes as well as residential log cabins are designed for all seasons and times of the year. Despite the fact that they are sometimes associated with summer as the common usage season, they are perfectly suited for use during colder months. There’s a reason why wooden cabins in the 21st century are still so common in rural areas where temperatures could be relatively lower than in big cities. No matter how far the building technologies have gone, they are still very common in building log cabins. But what gives them such popularity?

The response to that is quite plain. It is cool in the summer months and warm in the winter, thanks to the unique ability of timber to insulate. Research has demonstrated that log homes retain 40 percent more heat than blocks or bricks. That is one of the main reasons why so popular are residential log cabins. Log homes provide a breathable structure for you too.

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