To give our log cabins superior weather protection, we have developed the WeatherStop system. Here, we use hidden steel rods to hold the interlocking timber tightly in place, making the cabin walls completely watertight and impervious to wind and rain.
We want our log cabins to be as safe and structurally robust as possible and this is most important when constructing the roof. For all buildings with a span of over 4m we use extra-strong Glulam beams; laminated timer that is extremely sturdy and has up to twice the strength to weight ratio of steel. All our roof beams meet EN388 safety standards.
A feature of traditional log cabins is interlocking corners. We use precision technology to make our interlocking corner joints highly secure, making Timber World log cabins structurally rigid and robust.
All our log cabins come with pressure treated floor bearers as standard. Pressure treating means they are far more protected from moisture and insect infestation.
We’ve designed the bearers to be 70mm in height so that you can install adequate insulation underneath. The maximum distance between each bearer is 700 mm so that the floor isn’t over springy and can easily bear heavy weight.
We’re proud that all the Nordic Spruce we use for our timber comes from sustainably managed forests where trees are replanted as they are felled. This helps reduce deforestation and combat greenhouse gas emissions.
As out timber is kiln dried its lighter to transport, again reducing carbon emissions. It also means the wood is much less susceptible to warping and shrinkage.
We use sturdy 19mm tongue and groove timber for both the floor and roof boards. The 19mm thickness ensures the floor is able to withstand heavy use and that the roof will protect the building and insulate against heat loss. We use tongue and groove timber to create strong, secure joints that prevent drafts and leaks.
All our log cabins come complete with everything you need to build them. All the timber is pre-cut to the exact length and each piece is bar-coded to make sure there is nothing missing. We supply all the screws, nails, fittings and windows and provide detailed installation instructions. If there is a problem, we also have a superb after sales department to help.
Timber World is the only company which manufactures fully pressure treated, interlocking log cabins – a preservative treatment which will extend the life of a garden building by many years.
Instead of just treating the surface of the wood, our pressure treatment forces preservatives deep into the timber, thoroughly protecting it from the weather damage, insect infestation and fungal decay.
As the UK weather can get very cold in the winter, we do offer the option to purchase wall, floor or roof insulation for our log cabins. Choosing insulation will reduce heating expenses and let you use the log cabin in comfort throughout the entire year.