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Building a Keops log cabin in four and a half minutes

Our time lapse video shows whats involved in the building of a Keops log cabin. From laying out the bearers, building the walls, roof, insulation and fixing the shingles you can watch it all at high speed to give you an overview of how log cabins are constructed.

Mrs Woods gets her ‘Diet Coke’ moment!

Mrs Woods was so delighted with her new Keops Two bedroom Lodge (and the construction) that she felt the need to send us a few pictures... If you'd like our team to build your cabin for you, get in touch for a quote. It's hot work building cabins...

Not building on the flat needn’t be a slippery slope

If you’ve long considered having a log cabin but have been put off because your garden is undulating or sloping, don’t despair. There are a number of solutions available for even the hilliest land.   A concrete slab is probably the best base if your ground is firm and level. However, this can [...]

Tools & equipment you’ll need to build your log cabin

Tools you'll need to build your log cabin Here we have a handy list of tools and equipment you'll need to build your log cabin. You probably own the essential ones. Screwdriver, spirit level, hammer, mallet, saw, set square, drill, stanley knife, chisel, sealant gun, tape measure (or a ball of string for [...]

How to build a concrete base for your log cabin

In most cases a 100mm thick concrete slab is an ideal base for your log cabin providing the ground is reasonably level and firm. The slab described here is the “above ground” method and includes a damp proof membrane to stop damp rising up through it and to prevent the newly laid concrete drying too [...]

Before you begin building the cabin…

Before you start, its a good idea to get organised and familiarise yourself with the parts and the process - this will save you a lot of time and head scratching later on! When your log cabin is delivered to you, the driver will hand you a parts list for your cabin; a generic construction [...]

Laying out the pressure treated bearers

The cabin sits on a network of pressure treated floor bearers on the concrete base. These support the walls and the floor of the cabin On the parts list you will find the quantity and length of the high pressure impregnated floor bearers usually 58 x 58mm section, and laid in one direction.  If you [...]

Building the log cabin walls

Our short video shows the cabin walls of a Keops Forest Lodge being built. It is built on a timber frame instead of the usual concrete base. Take your parts list and ensure that you have stacked all the wall logs as near to their correct position around the base of the cabin. You will [...]

Changing the window frames to fit the wall thickness

Rick explains in this short video how to change the window frames to fit the log thickness of the cabin walls. The doors and windows supplied will have a special U channel type frame. This channel receives the thickness of the wall logs around the door or window. The channel creates a floating frame in [...]

Gables and roof beams

Once you have assembled the correct number of log levels according to your plans, it will be noticed that the side walls are half a log higher than the gable walls. This is correct and is ready to receive the ‘gable’ to complete the wall log puzzle. The gables are usually pre assembled and shaped [...]