Timber Information

The Wood Used in our Log Cabins is North European Spruce sourced from either Scandinavia or from Russia.  This is classified as a softwood however when grown in the very cold climates of the above countries it grows very slowly and is very dense with a significantly greater weight per cubic m than similar timber grown in a Western European Climate.

This characteristic of being signifcantly more dense than other timbers measn that the wood machines very well and produces a fine finished surface as well as allowing the corner joints to be machines to very fine tolerance thus ensuring a consistently good weatehr-proof shield.

Please see below some information links that customers may find both useful and interesting:

Click for Base Preparation and Timber Treatment Information

Click for Technical Information on Norway Spruce which comes under the General Heading of North European Spruce

Click for Information on Spread and Hybridisation of Spruce

 As with all softwoods spruce responds very well with most recognised timber treatments (Always read he label of any treatment that you propose to use) and it is important that the wood is treated.

It is very important to use the correct type of treatment for your log cabin, it should be noted that clear treatments alone are not sufficient as they do not waterproof the building. Both the interior and exterior of your log cabin should be treated as an exterior surface and should not be treated with an interior treatment alone as this will not stand up to the constant movement of the timbers of your log cabin.

A flat solid Level base built in such a way that it will not move or settle over time is essential along with treating the timber regularly are the key points to ensuring the longevity of the buildings.

Most Log Cabins (although not all - please check the description) include pressure treated base beams this does not include cabins where the floor is an option.  In those cases it is the Floor Option that includes the base beams.

Pressure Treatment is exactly what it says - the stages are as follows:

1) The wood goes into a sealed tank.

2) The air is then drawn from the tank and a vacuum created.  The wood will stay in this vacuum for a period of anything from around 15 minutes to 1.5 hours.  The idea of this is that the air is drawn not only from around the wood but also from within the wood such that a vaccum develops within the wood grain.

3)The vacuum is then used to draw timber treatment into the tank until the tank is full.  This is filled quickly - usually within a few minutes.

4 The tank is then placed under a high pressure so that whilst there s still a vacuum within the wood the treatment around the wood is pressurised.  The effect of this is that the timber treatment is forced / drawn into the wood much more deeply than it would be using any other method.

Pressure treated wood is used on bases as it is far more rot resistant than any other form of treated wood and will tolerate very wet and muddy conditions for very long periods without suffering any form of decay.

 Please see link below tolearn more about one of the brands chemical compound that is used for the Pressure Treatment Process:

BASF: Wolmanit CX


Unless stated otherwise all of the cabins and other buildings are delivered untreated except for base beams.  Please note:  If the floor is an option then base beams are part of the floor and not part of the log cabin.

We are able to offer a timber treatment that is ideal for treating and protecting external vertical surface of the cabins.

As with any chemical it is extremely important to read and follow the instructions, directions and precautions shown on the can.  For more information on this please see:

To buy the above product please follow this link:

Buy Protek Timber Treatment

Other useful information relating to timber product: