The Ultimate Protection!
Wall Insulation Kit
Whilst solid timber logs provide the best possible thermal insulation, in some regions of Australia additional protection against outside heat or cold will be required. Of course, the Australian climate is generally milder than in Northern European countries, where our log cabins are produced. As a result, the European manufacturing processes used in the production of our residential timber log buildings are already catering for the extremes - including heavy snowloads on roofs, and outside temperatures down to minus 30 Degrees!
Even better wall insulation can be achieved by adding an insulation kit for interior walls.
The kit creates a gap between the outer solid log wall and the interior of the cabin, allowing for insulation bats to be placed in between these two timber layers. This insulation kit was developed for the harsher European climates, but it will certainly help keeping your timber log home at a very comfortable temperature all year round - especially in Australian tropical regions or the colder High Country. Installation is easy, and once finished the interior wall looks exactly like the log wall outside.
The insulation kit must be ordered with the timber log building, as door and window jambs will need to be widened to allow for the additional thickness of the insulation wall. By installing an insulation kit your cabin will have a slightly smaller interior - this can be compensated by ordering your timber log cabin in a slightly larger size, which can easily be done at extra charge (to cover the additional timber costs).
This kit is available for all rectangle log cabins, but can not be supplied for round log versions. Tthe actual insulation bats are not included with the kit as they can be easily and cheaply sourced locally.
Roof and FLOOR Insulation
The image on the left shows how to insulate your log cabin roof and floor using the standard components normally supplied with your cabin. "Timber Log Buildings Australia" has amended the list of materials supplied, to reflect Australian building regulations and also catering for your personal preference for roofing materials.
Cabins would normally be supplied with tar roof sheets or shingles (!). Great for European colder climate areas - but not good for the extremely hot temperatures often experienced Downunder. The most popular Australian roofing material is corrugated iron sheeting like "COLORBOND®" or other similar products. The advantages of Colorbond are obvious - besides longevity at a very reasonable price, you are also spoilt for choice with regards to colors. Colorbond can also easily be insulated, a wide variety of vapor barriers is readily available to ensure that many years from now your roof will look as good as on the first day you installed it. Roofing is not supplied with your cabin - only the timber roof lining boards, to guarantee a totally authentic look of the interior of your new timber log building.
Cabin Kits normally come with softwood floor boards however, these are simply not suitable for our climate and are also not sufficiently protected against termite and other pests. They will not be included in your cabin kit, and should be replaced with StructaFloor / TermiFloor tongue-and-groove particle board flooring, giving you a huge choice of floor finishes (carpet, floating timber floors, laminates, vinyls, tiles etc).