Tip: In a log cabin designer furniture pieces are great eye candy. Only act by the motto “less is more.”

Electrical installations in the wooden house

Maybe you are worried about a short circuit and consequently a fire? But you do not have to: The power lines are laid in ribbed tubes, which are hidden between the bars. This measure additionally protects the wooden surface from mechanical damage.

Good to know: The 14 cm thick beams are considered incombustible and can be additionally painted over with fire retardant impregnation agent. There are all types of painting techniques that are applicable in this scenario. I learned most of them from my brother, Mike, who owns a commercial painting company that you can find at https://www.completestructurepainting.com. You can find all sorts of useful tips and tricks, or just give him a call and tell him Marion sent you. He’ll be glad to help out.

Log houses are usually more expensive than stable homes.

Although the construction of a log cabin is relatively fast – usually faster than a massive house – unfortunately this does not reduce the construction costs. They typically pay more for a timber house than for a large home with the same floor space, mainly because of the expense of an experienced construction company that specializes in building technology.

And also the material suggests: Timber imported from abroad is usually more durable than native wood species, but even more expensive.

When building your wooden house, be aware of the use of FSC wood: The seal stands for “Forest Stewardship Council®” and confirms that the wood comes from responsibly managed forests. This is how you contribute to sustainable house building and do something good for the environment!

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