A wooden log cabin studio is a healthy and inviting place which is cosy and natural.
Insulating your cabin maybe something you are thinking about if you are using it for living or an office.
The difference between a Log Cabin and a Frame Building is this:
• Timber creates a solid wall so insulation is an option, but may not be essential.
• With a Frame Building there is no solid wall so insulation is essential.
Timber is a natural product which expands and contracts as its moisture content changes.
Winter = High Moisture = Expansion. Summer = Lower Moisture = Contraction.
You can choose to insulate when you build your cabin or at a later date.
FRAME CABIN vs LOG CABIN
As insulation is an optional addition to your log cabin, we recommend you purchase insulation materials from your local hardware supplier.
This saves freight costs on something that can be sourced close to home.
What you need:
- Timber Battens – Minimum size 44mmx44mm
- Slotted anchor brackets, these clips allow the external wall boards to expand and contract separately from the internal lining. (Fort Group supply these anchor brackets on request)
- Insulation foil of your choice: Some options are foil board, wall batts, air cell, expol
- Breather membrane or wind stopper
- Vapor barrier foil – moisture protection
- Wall panel – Choose from tongue and groove board, giboard or plaster board of your choice.
For more information watch our insulation video