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How to build your log cabin

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How to build your Keops log cabin

DIY log cabin help guide

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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How to fit the doors and windows

You have the choice of fitting the doors and windows in two ways; either prepare the doors and windows as described in "Changing your window frames to fit the log thickness of your cabin" and [...]

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Roof boards and rain slats

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. [...]

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Fitting the roof insulation

The cabin should be completed to roof level with the roof boards and rain slats fitted. Do not fit the side, front or rear fascia boards yet. You will have received extra materials as stated [...]

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Fitting the floor insulation

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 [...]

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