Whether you are considering a bespoke log cabin for your backyard, your summer retreat, or for your business – bespoke is always the best option. The glue lamination process that the timber goes through provides unmatched flexibility for bespoke log cabins. Here is where your personal ideas and even dreams have the chance to shine. Being the bespoke log cabin company, we at Eurodita are happy to say that a lot of those ideas are possible. The important part is to get the order right, step by step. So in this article, we have condensed the essential information of things to keep in mind when ordering bespoke log cabins.
Bespoke log cabins vs standard log cabins
First and foremost, the definitions. Standard log cabins are cabins that are already available on the catalogue. They may have some size options, but are largely restricted to what you see in the picture. Quality of the standard log cabins is not necessarily worse. In fact, it’s usually on-par with bespoke log cabins, at least on our production floor. What standard log cabins lack is the flexibility. For comparison, their bespoke counterparts can have adjustments done not just in size. The floor plan, number of windows, types of doors, roof size – virtually everything can be adapted. So, if you generally like the design of a standard log cabin, you can flexibly adapt it to your needs. Or you can go full bespoke and order a completely new design.
Steps to get it right
So, how to get it right? Here is a checklist of things you should consider before purchasing a bespoke log cabin:
- The purpose. What will your log cabin be used for? This is the fundamental question that will decide the general type of the log cabin. Will you use it as a garden room? Or will you use it as a summer residence? A short retreat location? Or are you looking to build it and rent it out? There are options for every single one of these purposes and more.
- The location. Evaluate the size of your location. Based on that, measure the maximum size your bespoke log cabin can be. The location can also influence the general orientation of the log cabin: where the sun rises and sets translates into the window and door placement.
- The soil. Yes, the soil can influence the construction of log cabins. If it’s a new plot of land, make sure it’s not too marshy. Bigger log cabins require concrete foundation, which will be problematic to build if the soil is unsuitable.
- The legislation. Different areas may require different building permits. Sometimes this applies to your own private garden too. Make sure your area permits building of bespoke log cabins or other similar buildings. If not, find out what permits you need to be able to build legally.
- The supplier. Find a reliable log cabins supplier. Ideally they should also offer the service of constructing the cabin on the spot of your choosing. Make sure they work with you on your design, listen to you. Browse through reviews and other people’s experiences before you commit. Bespoke log cabins aren’t something you can return, so trust with your supplier is crucial
- The design. Here we arrive to your actual idea. If you have a wish list, we recommend actually writing it down or using Pinterest to show what you want. If you don’t have a concrete idea, work with your supplier, perhaps choose to adapt one of the existing designs to your preferences.
Choosing between bespoke log cabins can be a fun, memorable experience. You can watch your ideas materialize right in front of you and achieve your goals. Whether for personal use or for business purposes – bespoke log cabins are a truly versatile option. All you need to do is take time, decide on your ideal log cabin and work with a reliable supplier. Not a difficult process with a good checklist!