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We specialise in the design, building and completion of bespoke log cabins and are able to supply custom timber building solutions throughout the whole of the Ireland to both the private buyer and commercial sector.
We can provide a fully tailored service personalised to each individual’s client’s requirements and building needs which enables us to provide both a bespoke service and building at the same time throughout the duration of each project.
HI-TECH Log System use SPRUCE logs for all cabins !!!
Pine is known as a redwood, it’s widely used for a lot of things we use daily. No doubt you will have some pine furniture at home.
Pine isn’t as dense as Spruce and therefore it does absorb water quicker. It’s the cheaper of the two types we can use in a log cabin. We use it very widely in the garden for fencing, posts, furniture, play equipment etc.
Because it is less dense, we will pressure treat it to guard against rotting in the long term. It also tends to have looser knots and more of them, it changes colour with sun light to a darker colour. It’s also not as structurally strong as spruce and has wider ring growth.
Spruce is a white-wood, it doesn’t discolour any where near as much as pine so it is more aesthetically pleasing inside a log cabin. It is more dense than pine as well, the knots are tighter and usually there are less of them than in pine. It is structurally stronger but is more expensive than pine. HI-TECH Log System cabins are entirely spruce.
The main difference between the two is the denseness of the timber and this makes a lot of difference in a log cabin.
So, it’s really not a good idea to make a log cabin from pine … if you find a cabin made of pine it’s not a good thing, but, if you do take it, it should be VERY cheap.
Of course some companies will do it as it saves a lot of money but please check what is being used and that the cost savings they have are properly passed on to you.
Watch out for spruce in the logs and pine in the roof and floor. It’s nice to know what you are getting for your money!
Bespoke Log Cabins and timber buildings
We realised long ago that no two client’s requirements are ever quite exactly the same and with a combined 15 years of experience in the timber building trade we are able to apply this expertise to provide complete turnkey solutions and premium quality timber buildings custom made and designed especially for you or your business and for almost any purpose you may have in mind.
If you require assistance with the planning and designing process of your building we are here to help and happy to advise you to make informed decisions and consider all of the options available whether you require a residential building to live in , a holiday park development or simply require extra space tailored to your own individual needs.
Made to measure log cabins and timber buildings don’t always need to be expensive and solutions can be supplied at a very reasonable cost without compromising on build quality and the personalised service provided.