With the cost of bricks and mortar continuing to increase, more and more people are looking for alternative ways to get a foot on the property ladder. One option that is gaining in popularity is purchasing a log cabin as a permanent home.

Log cabins have been popular holiday choices for a long time, however they can also be an affordable full-time residence. Compared to traditional house building methods they’re cheap and easy to construct, plus they keep maintenance costs at a minimum as they are energy efficitent.

Even if you’re not planning to live in a log cabin, they’re a great way to provide extra room at a fraction of the cost of extending your home. For instance, a log cabin makes an excellent home office, garage or children’s playroom.

There are many benefits to living in a log cabin besides price. For starters, not many homeowners are brave enough to construct a bricks and mortar property, but anyone with solid basic DIY knowledge can put together a log cabin. It’s much less time consuming as well – a log cabin can be built over a weekend!

Many log cabin kits come with everything you need to complete your construction, including double glazed windows and doors for insulation and security.

Some log cabin constructions don’t even need planning permission, but it’s best to check with your local council before embarking on any log cabin venture. 

If you’re concerned about looking after the environment, log cabins are a great way to be green as their made from a renewable source rather than cement and plastic.

Of course, to make sure you’re protected in the event of damage it’s important to take out log cabin insurance. If your log cabin is built to park home specifications, Coast can offer you a competitive quote on your log cabin insurance by calling Freephone 0800 614 849.

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