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What Is the Best Thickness for a Log Cabin?
Asked 13 Dec 2022 13:18:21
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13 Dec 2022 13:18:21 timmy 7 posted:The winter months bring the perfect opportunity for you to create a cosy cabin retreat in your back garden.
The best log thickness for your log cabin will depend on how much you intend to use it. If you’re looking for the perfect space for a retreat away with some peace and quiet in your garden space or somewhere to get creative, then a log cabin is ideal.
There are various ranges for your log thickness. Starting at 19mm, going up to 28mm and even 44mm. All of these will offer different strengths and different insulation.
The thicker the logs, the stronger the building and the more often it can be used throughout the year. You can even get your log cabin wood treated in order to further increase its usability and durability.
Keep reading below to get the ultimate guide on everything to do with log thickness for your outdoor home office, log homes, traditional log cabin and so much more!
Various planks of timber
Pros and Cons of Different Log Thicknesses
Each different log thickness has its pros and cons. Choosing the right one for you is important, so knowing the facts can make a big impact.
No matter the style you go for, we have a huge range of log cabins in a range of sizes and various different thicknesses’ for you to choose from. The perfect solution to creating some extra space is finding the ideal log cabin or summer house!
1. 19 mm Thick Timber Walls
The cheapest log thickness option is 19mm. This is one of the most popular options due to its budget-friendly price, whilst it’s still strong!
As it has an interlocking construction, the 19mm log thickness offers good durability but it is not as weatherproof as some of the thicker log cabin options.
This size thickness is suitable for summerhouse cabins which will be used in the warmer months and a single glazing option is recommended. If you’re looking for a space to relax with friends and family during spring and summer, a 19mm cabin is the ideal choice.
2. 28 mm Thick Timber Walls
The next size up is the 28mm log cabins. These buildings have a stronger build and are ideal for more premium style summer houses. However, again, these are only recommended for Spring and Summer use. If you have a workshop that you use for DIY projects during warmer months, a 28mm building is a great choice.
3. 44 mm Thick Timber Walls
44mm log cabins are constructed using a double tongue which is 57% thicker than 28mm. These buildings are more equipped for harsh weather conditions and offer great durability for heavy-duty uses. Double glazing is also recommended to provide good insulation.
This log thickness is perfect if you’re aiming to create a cosy space in an outdoor building.
4. 66 mm Thick Timber Walls
66mm timber is the thickest timber we have available. Not only is this strong, but it’s also durable and the perfect thickness for keeping in as much heat as you can through the winter. This is ideal for log cabins being used mostly in winter and is best used alongside double glazing.
Alongside the thick logs, you can get, it’s important to know if you should treat your log cabin before arrival.
The best form of treatment is pressure treatment, meaning your wood is better protected for up to 15 years. It’s important to still maintain your log cabin though. Looking after the roof construction, tongue and groove cladding and the wide-opening double doors are just some of the ways to ensure you keep that long-lasting quality.
Pressure treatment is an optional extra (and an additional charge) on many of the log cabins, wooden sheds and summerhouses we have.
If you find you’re someone who has less time on their hands through each month, then pressure treatment is a great option for you. Whilst you may not have to treat your garden building as much, it’s still important to mend any repairs.
You can also treat it yourself yearly, using water or oil-based treatments. This also helps to ensure your garden shed keeps its long-lasting quality. Wood treatment is always a good option!
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