Baby, its cold outside…but it’s very cosy here inside our cabin! We often get asked the questions, “how warm are your log cabins, can they be used all year round and what do you use in the way of heating?” Those who have visited us here in Evesham will know that our office is a lovely two bedroom lodge made from 56mm logs with our comfort grade roof & floor insulation and double glazing. I can tell you today it’s a chilly minus 4 outside but in here it’s very warm and cosy. We have a 3kw electric heater (that looks like a wood burner) and a couple of oil filled radiators that are on low in case of frost and that’s it. The cabin heats up quickly to a comfortable temperature and because of the natural thermal properties of the wood, retains the heat all day.
So why haven’t we got wall insulation? Yes, we know many of our competitors say it’s essential; one even states that if a company doesn’t offer it its because they haven’t got the expertise to provide a solution that works properly. This is true for some of the “value” log cabin suppliers who offer little more than garden sheds. However, in our case its because we only use Northern Scandinavian pine which is a very slow growing timber and very dense, with excellent thermal properties. Yes, we can (and do) provide an excellent wall insulation system that meets building regulations approval, and we could’ve fitted it retrospectively at anytime during the last six years we’ve been using the cabin, but we’ve never felt the need.
Anyway, the cabin’s warmed up nicely, the heaters are switched off and I may just remove my cardigan!