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How to build your Keops log cabin
Welcome to our step by step DIY help guide. Here we’ll be explaining everything you need to know about building your Keops log cabin. Whether you’ve already started and you’re in the middle of your project, or contemplating whether to have a go, you’ll find our DIY guide full of handy tips and practical advice, photos and videos. You’ll be able to see exactly what’s involved and how to do it. Anything you’re not sure of, or if you have a question, you’ll be able to leave comments following each article. Of course, if you think maybe it’s a project too far, or you don’t have the time, our professional construction teams are able to build your cabin for you. Click here to read all about our construction service.
We recommend that you are competent at DIY as there will be instances where you will need to saw, cut and trim, and have the help of at least one other person when building the roof of the cabin.
Our ‘How To’ guide to building your log cabin
From tools to bases, building and roofs – videos and pictures to help you do it yourself
Before you start, identify the roof boards from the floor boards. Both of these are 19mm thick but will be different lengths. Divide the roof boards equally and place ready either side of the cabin. [...]
For a standard un insulated floor, the floor bearers are designed to run left to right across the building and at intervals of approximately 480-500mm centre distances from front to back. These bearers are supplied [...]
We highly recommend that you treat your log cabin with wood preservatives as soon as possible after it has been built. The logs will be supplied 'natural' and untreated so it is extremely important that [...]