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Beaver Log Cabins IRELAND – Quality Wooden Houses you can Trust!
We never sub contract to guarantee the best quality workmanship over any other log cabin company in Ireland and Northern Ireland to ensure you get a log cabin that lasts for years without repair.
Now, is the perfect time to buy Log Cabin from Beaver Log Cabins NI , the leading supplier of quality fitted wooden cabins in Ireland / Northern Ireland.
A warm welcome to the Beaver Log Cabins website, where we have a spectacular range of finely honed and milled, high quality well-seasoned pine that interlock to form extremely durable stylish Garden Log Cabins that will completely transform any garden regardless of size or shape.
At Beaver Log Cabins NI we are renowned for Summer Houses, Garden Offices, Store Rooms, Sauna Rooms, Drying Rooms, Gazebos, Salons, Libraries, Classrooms, Music rooms, Sunrooms, Tackle Shops, Reception areas, Garages, Stables, One, two and three bedroom Log House, custom made buildings and much more, all of which use a sophisticated interlocking process.
We have lots of products to satisfy anyone’s needs, whether they wish to select one of our standard high quality products or design their own custom made wooden log cabin.
Main Suppliers for Quality Log Cabins in Ireland.
During our 12 years in business we have grown from strength to strength and we have built up a product knowledge and range like no other with quality being our top priority. Our range includes solutions for Outdoor Offices, Salons, Workshops, Treatment Rooms, Kids Play Areas, Holiday Homes, Car Garages etc.
All our log cabins are great value for money, without compromising on quality. This is a key element to our business as are our designs, delivery, installation and accessorising services.
We have carefully sourced every possible avenue of log cabin manufactures and, as such, are one of the most knowledgeable log cabin businesses in Ireland and the UK.
Today, there is a wider choice of many different products all of which are heavily marketed to the potential customer who, in the construction industry, can be easily convinced into purchasing something that looks good, however, it ends up being of low quality and standard. However all of our timber products are of the highest quality and standard.
BEAVER LOG CABINS NI SERVICE BOTH IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND
Beaver Log cabins NI cover Ireland, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK for sales and installation of all products on this website. Specifically for Northern Ireland as our Donegal office caters for all enquiries from the northern counties as well the rest of Ireland.
OUR DONEGAL SHOW SITES & TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM
We are not just an on-line service, as we have a show site (the largest in Ireland) located in Donegal where our some of products are on display and our technical sales teams are based, we also have agents based in different location all over Ireland.
The Beaver technical sales teams are knowledgeable in all aspects of cabin construction such as Base Type, Wall thicknesses, timber frame constructions, Roof, Windows, Doors, Wood Treatments, Accessory range (stoves / lighting / electrics), Maintenance and will guide you in product selection that best suits your needs.
What our customers really appreciate is the fact that from factory floor to delivery day, right through to the fit-out we strive to ensure excellence of product, service and workmanship.
More than just Competitive Pricing
We are fully aware that price must be taken into consideration, when buying any product and the end product needs to be affordable. With the strong negotiating power that exists to provide long term work for the manufacturing industry, such magnificent Garden Log House, Garden Offices and Summerhouses can still be purchased at extremely competitive prices without any compromise on the quality of the product.
We are proud to be associated with some of the most precision minded manufacturers in the world who are base in the Baltics, where the finest quality Pine and Siberian Larch can be obtained from select certified sustainable forests that meet the Log Cabin Manufacturers Association’s criteria.
New designs like the “Clockhouse” are selling well throughout the country and Beaver Log Cabins NI lead the way with this impeccable range of Log Cabins.
When you buy a Garden Cabin, Summerhouse or Garden Office you will be pleased to know that the flooring is made up of tongue and groove pinewood which is 28mm thick. With thicker flooring it makes for a more stable and rigid building. Heavier items can be safely stored with confidence. Children can happily play and jump up and down without fear of crashing through the floorboards.
Our customers appreciate the fact that when they buy one of our log cabins that from factory floor to delivery day, right through to the fit-out we strive to ensure excellence of product, service and workmanship.
Commercially Beaver Log Cabins NI supply Garages, Stables, Classrooms, Libraries, Day Nurseries, Playrooms, Sauna Rooms, Gazebos, Park Homes and Timber Cabins and even Hotels, all from state of the art precision milling machinery with interlocking seasoned solid pine.
DESIGN SERVICE FOR BEAVER LOG CABINS IRELAND
If our Cabins or any of our other products do not meet the customer’s requirements we offer a custom design service, in order to make full use of available space and incorporate all required details into a final bespoke design, where the customer works with our design team to create their own log cabin.
Questions to consider when choosing your cabin
With the wide range of Garden Log Buildings to choose from you need to consider what you want from your Garden Log Cabin. Take the Garden Office, for example:
• You need to be comfortable in your working environment.
• You need to be sure that your computer and other valuable items are safe and secure.
• You need to have something that is going to be economic during the winter period.
• You need to think ahead regarding your expanding business.
With all these factors taken into consideration you would certainly be looking for:-
• A building that provides maximum level of natural light.
• A cabin that is positioned correctly to ensure that this happens.
• An office that has good solid security for doors and windows.
• A cabin that is properly insulated to keep your heating costs down.
• A log cabin that will give you years of service with room to expand.
If you invest in a Garden Office from Beaver Log Cabins NI, you will be pleased to know that all of the above criteria is met. Your investment can also become an expense against tax and should you wish to move home, it could easily be dismantled if you wanted to take it with you. Furthermore, your cabin will not lose value.
DELIVERY OF CABINS & GARDEN SHEDS IRELAND
It couldn’t be easier, we will deliver any product to anywhere in Ireland, Northern Ireland or the U.K and will make sure that your product arrives well packaged and in pristine condition.
Enjoy a healthier lifestyle
Wood is a natural, eco-friendly material. It has been proved to be healthier living in a Timber Log Cabin as opposed to bricks and mortar. The Pine softwood that is used to construct such buildings contains a Resin that has a positive effect upon the respiratory tract and lungs of people living in such homes.
The natural warm wood colour has a calming effect to the eye and subsequently influences the state of mind by having a soothing effect to the nervous system in people and creates friendly conditions for recreation. There is very little dust in log homes compared with internally plastered walls and bricks and mortar. Electrostatic properties of wood do not create static electric power. Static electricity does tend to attract dust that accumulates in various areas in the rooms. If you or any member of your family has any dust allergies then a Beaver Log Cabins NI log Cabin could improve the quality of your life.
Natural Heating benefits of a Beaver Log Cabin
Here are some of the heating benefits of logs. Logs have a higher heat storage capacity than plasterboard. Wooden walls store warmth and gradually distribute it in all rooms. Natural wood is warmer to the touch than plasterboard and its surface temperature becomes similar to that of a room temperature, this adds to the comfort inside a house. Thus, it will be warmer in a log home even in the coldest temperatures compared to brick houses. Also, log homes warm up sooner and retain warmth longer than brick houses.
Because of these thermal properties, log homes and timber kit buildings are also cool in hot seasons and are therefore excellent solutions in hot climate regions.
We provide instructions and plans on how to build your Log Cabin and the assembly becomes an enjoyable project for any competent DIY enthusiast.
Besides abiding by and applauding the strict regulations set by the EU Timber regulatory authorities, it is useful to know the difference of waste that is used when comparing a Brick and mortar building and a Log Cabin. We are taking into consideration a residential Log cabin compared with the same size property made of bricks and mortar.
A log cabin by virtue of its design has a number of features highly relevant to waste minimisation.
(1) The foundation loadings are less than 50% of a similar sized brick structure requiring 200% less soil excavation and disposal. This in turn requires only 20% of equivalent new materials to be supplied for such use.
(2) No cement or plaster is required for the building construction resulting in a fundamental change from a carbon dioxide footprint to carbon offset.
(3) Only wood from sustainable forests are used. The quality and design is such that no toxic preservatives are required to ensure a reasonable service life, as would be the case with locally sourced timber.
(4) The component parts of the building are precisely collated at the manufacturers in exact quantities to prevent over ordering.
(5) The design of the timber kit building uses industry standard dimensions for sheet materials.
(6) The design of the building uses advanced energy saving methods such as double and triple glazing and high levels of insulation and minimum air leakage suitable for zero carbon buildings when built in conjunction with suitable energy sources.
(7) The design lifecycle of the timber building is equivalent to and in many cases go beyond masonry buildings
(8) Negligible solid waste for landfill is produced during the construction.
(9) At the end of their lifecycle Timber Cabins have a lower disposal requirement. Large parts of the building can be recycled either in other buildings or chipped and used for fuel/compost where appropriate.
Having now covered the general aspects and the features and benefits that are associated with Log Cabins, Summer Houses, Garden Offices, Residential Timber Homes and Park Homes, it is worth mentioning here the advantages associated with having a Log Cabin Garage as opposed to one made of Bricks and Mortar.
Log Cabin Garage
Before you consider the attributes of a brick built Garage, consider this;
Before going through the process of building a brick built garage you will need to put down a concrete base to take the weight of your vehicle as well as providing a level area to put the garage on.
With a brick built or concrete garage you may have to consider deeper foundations to dig to take the weight of the walls, whereas a timber garage can simply be erected on the garages concrete base, without the need for further foundations. This in itself becomes a very good cost saving example in favour of a Timber Garage even before it has been erected.
In terms of design and meeting local environmental criteria, a Beaver Log Cabins garage is generally much more favourable to a concrete or brick built garage and would therefore be favoured by local authorities who do consider whether or not, or how obtrusive such a construction will be. Whilst both brick and concrete can be painted, they are both likely to need repainting a lot more often than wood. Good quality timber coating paints and protection will last for 5 years whereas with brick and concrete repainting can become an annual chore. Here again is an economical cost saving situation which needs to be considered once your garage has been built.
Labour costs are brought down to a minimum because once your concrete foundation is down you will find that the erection of a Log Cabin Garage is much faster than any concrete or brick built garage.
A Log Cabin Garage can also be used as a workshop or even an office. This is due to wood being an insulator thus providing a warmer inside in winter. Power and lighting can easily be installed without the hassle of hammer drilling into concrete. Internally, you can just screw straight into the walls for any hooks etc. that you may require! The protection of your vehicle is worthy of consideration. Concrete and brick built garages by nature can build up condensation and dampness which, in turn, may have a detrimental effect upon the vehicle, particularly if it needs to be stored for some time. Timber garages when protected with the recommended paints microscopically absorb air molecules that retain a good circulation of dry air internally whilst disallowing any moisture molecules from the outside elements.
Furthermore, if you decide to sell your home for some reason, a well maintained timber garage adds more value to the entire property.
The other alternative, of course, is that you can disassemble your Timber Garage and take it with you.
There are a number of different garages in the range, each one offering different particular benefits depending upon your requirements.
Sizes start from 3mts x 5mts where you have a choice of traditional Garage Doors with one or an up and over door with the other. Both have different designs and are equally popular.
CHILDRENS PLAY EQUIPMENT
Now not forgetting the next generation, it’s not all about cabins or garden sheds for sale as we also stock loads of outdoor kids, garden play sets and Beaver Playframes in the form climbing modules, frames, towers, slides, swings, monkey bars, climbing ropes etc, so for more details see our kids play area range. We have our own exclusive range at affordable prices to match your log cabin.
INSTALLATION OF LOG CABINS / SUNROOMS / GARDEN CABINS / GAZEBOS / GARDEN SHEDS IRELAND
Beaver Installation Team: Typical cabins take 1 to 2 days to install, and it is obliviously critical that Log houses/ Gazebos / Garden Sheds / Sunrooms are assembled with great care and attention to detail so finished products are weather proofed / secured properly. In order to fulfil these requirements our professional installation teams have been trained by the manufactures in the techniques of installing each individual unit to the highest standards. We will also offer advice on maintaining log houses / garden sheds / Gazebos / Sunrooms so that you continue to reap the benefits long into the future.
DIY Installation - Build your own Log House: For the DIY enthusiast we will supply a project system manual which outlines the site assessment guidelines, assembly detail, accessories, and after care maintenance requirements. Note we would advise if you plan to go down this route, you should have a least some woodworking knowledge and skills.
Read more on the installation of Log Cabins
BESPOKE LOG CABIN HOUSES
Bespoke Log Timber Houses by nature are for fun and enjoyment and what better way to entertain than to do so in a Summer House that is different, unique and one that cannot be purchased at the local Garden Centre. If you would like to add a Sauna, a Jacuzzi, an extra room, whatever, we will be pleased to come up with a quotation for you. Sometimes you may have a specific budget to work to. By allowing us to have knowledge of your budget we may be able to create the Bespoke Log Houses of your dreams. You could then have a fully bespoke Summer House knowing that it is going to be one that you can readily afford.
Log Cabin House Range
Our cabins are built to a high log cabin quality, however, they are not Residential Log Houses. Our Log houses are the next best thing to a Residential Log Cabin as an inexpensive substitute, without losing any of the aesthetics or quality.
The housing market today makes it very difficult for young people who would like to purchase their own home. It also makes it difficult for those who are retired or planning for retirement, who really deserve to make good use of their money that is tied up in the equity of their existing property.
Consider this. A brand new detached 1 Double Bedroom Log Cabin Bungalow for under 40,000 Euros
If you have land available your first property as a young couple would be, in terms of quality, far beyond your expectations.
If you are a mature couple, either retired or considering retirement and looking to release as much equity as you can so that you can enjoy the rest of your lives in comfort and happiness, you would find that easy to do for a property under 40,000 Euros.
No compromise on quality - These Timber cabins are designed to last a lifetime and research shows that some have already lasted for over 300 years. Care in maintenance every 2-3 years and you will have a much more economically viable and eco-friendly home. Here is a great opportunity to do what others have already done.
Consider those who live in Northern Scandinavia, who live in much colder condition than us, in Ireland and Britain, they predominantly live in predominantly Log Cabins. You can rest assure that even in the coldest of winters you will be warm and cosy in one of our timber homes. The warmth and natural insulation qualities of good solid thick logs of seasoned Pine coupled with top quality insulation between the outer and inner walls, not only retains the warmth from within, but also saves a tremendous amount of fuel costs, thus making for a very economic and comfortable way of life.
If you have your own land, then once you have the necessary planning permission we will be happy to work very closely with you right from the planning stage through to the final installation.
As a rough guide the lead time for delivery is generally 8 -10 weeks from receipt of your initial deposit. Delivery times will vary somewhat depending upon the complexity of your requirements.
This means that within the space of approximately 3 months you could have a brand new detached Log Cabin designed specifically for you at a fraction of the cost of a bricks and mortar property.
Another great benefit of living the dream in a Beaver built Log house is that once you close your door and windows you will experience peace and quiet, as very little outside sound will penetrate your home due to the extremely efficient double glazing and insulation properties of your property.
Electrics, plumbing, foundation and drainage are all extra but you can choose your own contractors to do this for you if you own your own land or, as mentioned before, you will receive a complete package price from your Park Home owner.
ACCESSORIES FOR GARDEN SHEDS / GAZEBOS / GARDEN CABINS / SUNROOMS & LOG CABINS IRELAND
We can provide all the elements to complete your dream cabin including garden buildings, garden shed, gazebos or sunrooms from Solar Ventilation / Solar Lighting / Hot water Solar panels / Stoves / Kitchens / Bathrooms, just talk to our team for details.
Bespoke Log Cabins
We really do go the extra mile when it comes to bespoke or customised manufactured products for our clients. As we work with our clients in order to create a log cabin to their liking regardless or shape or size.
To help you to understand a little more about how far we are prepared to go with our custom made range of products, we have provided you with some ideas from each element of our product range. If you really want to gain some inspiration for your own customised Log Cabin.
You will no doubt appreciate that Log cabins come in all shapes and sizes. However to give you a ball park figure on price for Log cabin “Shell” i.e. the Timber kit with the absence of anything else such as plumbing, electrics, building, connecting etc. your first requirement would be simply to come up with the size of your Log Cabin House in metres. Multiply the width by the Length and you will arrive at the number of square metres. This helps us enormously to calculate roughly the amount of timber required for manufacturing the kit. In addition, the number of internal walls would need to be added.
2 bedroom log houses
At the other end of the spectrum you can comfortably live in a 2 bedroom log cabin 12ft wide(3.65 mts) x 30ft long ( 9.144 mts). Fully fitted becomes a very affordable home to live in.
There are three different ways of satisfying your requirements when it comes to custom made log cabins.
1) A self-build and just by the kit (shell) as mentioned above.
2) “The Halfway” method where we will supply deliver and build the “Shell” for you up to the point where you need to connect to your supplies for plumbing, electrics and sewage. We then complete the building once all connections are in place.
3) The complete package where we supply build and complete your residential log cabin house to include all fixtures and fittings, electrics, plumbing and any other particular features that were originally discussed.
Depending upon which avenue you pursue will reflect upon the price you pay.
Other factors to consider are:-
The Outer Walls:
We can advise you of the types of wood available Larchwood Panels or Pine interlocking Logs. Logs are available in a variety of thicknesses unlike many of our competitors who just provide one thickness. It is always prudent to consider thicker log outer walls for larger cabins to ensure strength and stability. Once again we can help you choose the correct thickness of log for the appropriate size of cabin.
If you intend living in your log cabin throughout the winter period you will definitely require insulation which is readily available to be fitted within the cavity of the outer and inner walls.
Your Log House can look so different depending on the type of roof you have. Here are some examples of what is available.
1) Quality Felt: This weatherproof highly durable waterproof felt is easy to apply and makes for a very efficient and affordable roofing material. Such Felt today is also available in a few different colours to enhance the overall appearance of your residential log cabin.
2) Shingles: You can have a “Shingle effect” cut from Felt that adds a little more style to your roof coupled with the different colours.
Shingles are also available in bitumen form, again in different colours.
3) Roof tiles: Here you have a variety of different types from wood to metal again available in a wide range of colours.
The Windows and Doors:
We can provide a wide range of customised windows and doors, manufactured to the sizes you require. The types and designs vary and we are happy to show you the different styles that are available for you to choose.
The varieties include left hand or right hand opening. Inward or outward opening. Tilt and turn etc. If any of this leads to confusion then all you need to do is to contact us at our Sales Office or one of our appointed dealers who will be only too pleased to assist you. Read more on windows and doors
Generally we manufacture the flooring in tongue and groove 28mm seasoned Pinewood. This proves to be one of the strongest and long lasting methods that also looks good. There are other options of course, to include Plywood and again we are happy to make the best recommendations for you.
The Inner Walls:
If you want your walls painted, wallpapered, a dado rail, fully logged from floor to ceiling. Half log half plasterboard. In summary, you can see that after taking each of the above elements you could end up having a personalised Log House at a very affordable price.
Get in Touch:
For any further information please contact us at either our Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Galway or Kerry office for a friendly chat.
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Drumahoe PS opens NI’s first log cabin schoolhouse
Drumahoe Primary School is celebrating a Northern Ireland first with the opening of a trendsetting log cabin schoolhouse.
The eco-friendly timber cabin is the first school building of its kind in Northern Ireland to be granted full building control and planning approval.
Drumahoe Primary School teamed up with Donegal based company Beaver Log Cabins to design and develop the “prototype school building”, says Principal Terry McMaster.
The new school house is a bespoke design, three room log cabin with the capacity to house 24 children. The keys to the energy-efficient school building were handed to Mr McMaster by the Beaver Log Cabins’ team last Friday after a total build-time of just over two weeks.
The principal said the new Beaver log cabin schoolhouse solved a problematic capacity issue at a small fraction of the cost and time required to construct a new modular building.
He explained that the school’s Board of Governors “grasped the nettle” and began exploring the possibility of timber cabin accommodation when their after school club was effectively rendered homeless.
“Our popular breakfast and after school clubs were previously housed in a classroom but our pupil numbers increased so much that we needed the space for teaching - so we were kind of homeless really,” he said.
Mr McMaster added: “As a Board of Governors we looked at the possibilities available within our budget. We were very happy with the quality of smaller projects carried out by Beaver Log Cabins. We sought advice from the Education Authority and they were happy as long as we could achieve approval from the Planning Service and Building Control authorities. We did and here we are.
“Building control personnel said it was the first time they had come across a project like it on this scale. They were very impressed when they saw the finished article,” added Mr McMaster.
Affordable running costs are also important features of the cabin. “Energy efficiency is vital for us so there is a big green element to it with solar panels, air to water heat pump and extra insulation.”
Mr McMaster is inviting other principals to come and see what all the fuss is about. “As a Northern Ireland first it is a effectively a show house for us and Beaver Log Cabins. If other schools, principals or organisations want to come along and have a look at the standard of the workmanship, we’re more than happy to accommodate them.
“We’d highly recommend it in terms of specification and value for money. The build time was only over two weeks - I was completely flabbergasted. The caretaker sent me a photograph on the morning of the first day the Beaver team arrived and then sent me another at teatime - I was amazed of what had happened in one day in terms of the build process. I called the next day and quality of work and work ethic of the build team was unbelievably impressive. It’s like a giant Meccano set but finished to the highest standard.
Trevor Watson from Beaver Log Cabins, which is based in Bridgend, Co Donegal, said the new Drumahoe PS school house was the first of many such projects for his company.
“We were delighted to have achieved a Northern Ireland first with this terrific project at Drumahoe Primary School. It was a pleasure to work with the Board of Governors and Principal Terry McMaster in making their desires a reality in the provision of a high-spec schoolhouse finished to the highest standard and in the most cost effective manner.”
He added: “We are already working on similar large log cabin projects for other schools and publicly-funded bodies. More and more people are becoming aware of the huge cost savings to be made in erecting high quality log cabins for uses ranging from log cabin salons and office space; to mechanic’s workshops and sales offices; to school houses and even community centres. Our huge Gold and Bronze ranges of products are the largest on the island of Ireland and can be viewed online at www.beaverlogcabins.ie or at our show site in Bridgend, Co Donegal.”