The Ultimate Protection!
Wall Insulation Kit - now included with all Residential Cabins!
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 is achieved by an insulation kit for interior walls - NEW FOR 2020 - NOW INCLUDED WITH ALL RESIDENTIAL CABINS!.
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.
Also important to note is that as of 1 May 2019 the "National Construction Code" (NCC) introduced new rules with regards to single skin residential dwellings - this was meant to address the new trend of shipping container homes that have huge problems with condensation.
Of course this rule should NOT apply to solid timber log walls, as they are a superior insulator and absorb and expel moisture as needed - same with heat or cold. Unfortunately, the NCC makes no difference between timber and steel or aluminium etc, so log cabins are currently forced into being built using an internal insulation kit.
A cut-out image of the insulation kit is shown above. Note that you will get all timber and metal bracket components, but NOT the actual insulation wool. It is much more cost effective to source insulation bats / wool locally here, importing these from Europe is much more expensive, due to their bulk and applicable import duties and taxes. So you get the studs, the metal connector brackets, screws and the solid timber lining boards.
Catering for even the coldest climates in Northern Europe, the studs are 100mm thick (so that would also go for the insulation wool thickness) plus you will get 18mm thick lining boards. Installation is easy, and once finished the interior wall looks exactly like the log wall outside.
Another advantage of these insulation kits is that for all single story cabins you can go for standard 70mm thick logs as thicker logs are no longer needed (saving money).
The insulation kit will 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).