Log Homes - Information

Log Houses Info

Coppola Cabins offer log houses from laminated square logs with thicknesses 90mm, 114mm with additional external cladding and 180mm.
We also offer natural round logs with thicknesses 170mm and 210mm.

 

Planning your house

Building a house starts from planning. Our standard models can be taken as the basis or they could be changed according to the client’s needs and interests. By providing this service we try to be as flexible as possible and do co-operation with the customer. For most of our houses you will need a Planning Permission

 

Assembly

In assembling the details of log houses we recommend you use the services of our construction specialists. A client will be able to put together a simple garden house using the assembly drawings, however building larger houses precise knowledge about log building is needed. Experienced log house builders from Coppola Cabins guarantee the proper assembly of the details in time.

 

Foundation

For constructing dwelling log houses strip or post foundations are mostly used.

 

Roofing

Concrete tiles having suitable weight, are recommended. Lighter roofing materials, such as bituminous roofing is also a common choice.

 

Thermal Properties

Thermal properties of a log house are often questioned. However, thermal properties of a house are determined by the full package – walls, roof, flooring, windows and doors. Walls contribute average 25% of thermal loss of total heat loss of a house. Therefore, the insulation of roof and floor and also the quality of windows and doors plays a very important role in thermal properties of a house. In our log houses special gaskets will be attached between the wall logs as a wind barrier while mineral wool strips are used for thermal insulation of cross-joint corners. Bulk wool layer with the minimum thickness of 150 mm is used as thermal insulation of roofs and floors. Solid wooden windows and doors with argon filled double glazing are used. Where such methods are used, log walls do not require additional wool or wind barrier sheets as thermal insulation. This is one of the main properties and advantages of a log house.

 

Heating

There are several possible options to heat your house. Most frequently used is gas or oil heating, however if you choose the stove we recommend to use metal module chimney. The metal module chimneys enable more expedient space solutions and more complex roof bushings. Metal chimneys can be installed right from the heater or fireplace, saving a lot of room in the living room as well as in sauna.

 

Electrical Works

Superficial installation of cables is not used for modern log houses. The most of wiring is hidden inside the constructions of walls, ceilings and floors. Power cables for sockets run beneath the floor and up to their designated places according to the project by channels in the walls. Switches as well as majority of sockets are installed into non-subsiding partition walls.

 

Wood Treatment

Many potential customers have pre conceived ideas that pressure treated wall logs for log houses are essential for the longevity of the house. The appearance of pressure treated wood will become grey in a relatively short time and normally requires a brushed on treatment to decorate and restore appearance. High quality wood protectors will usually provide five years protection before a recoat is necessary. If the log house is going to need to be decorated anyway, it is far better to do it right first time, after construction and at far less cost. For external treatments you can choose between many brands, but in our experience, Remmers product performance in wood protection, is unequalled.

 

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