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Laying out the pressure treated bearers

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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 have chosen floor insulation system there will be extra bearers to be placed under the side walls also, so please refer to your separate floor insulation instructions.

Place one bearer at the front of the log cabin, and one bearer at the back of the log cabin. To ensure that the bearers are in exactly the right position, take the first half wall logs and two side wall logs and build the first layer of logs. Once in the correct position check that everything is square by measuring the diagonals using a tape measure or string, and level. Screw the half logs to the bearer in the position shown. You can now place the remaining bearers equally in the remaining space.

At this point, you can choose to lay the floor boards. We prefer to do this once the cabin is built – this way they remain clean and free from footprints and scuffing which may occur during the rest of the build.

Bearers are equally spaced

Bearers are equally spaced

Screw the half logs to the bearer in the position shown

Screw the half logs to the bearer in the position shown

Measure the diagonals to check everything is square

Measure the diagonals to check everything is square

2 Comments

  1. alex telford July 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Are the bottom planks for a garage pressure treated?

    • Paula July 10, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Hi Alex,

      The pine cabin log walls sit on 58mm pressure treated bearers. So no, they’re not in contact with the ground.

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