Packing, Moisture of Timber & Procedures After Delivery
Our log cabin kits are a great solution for a range of domestic and commercial settings. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a high quality product that can create a wide range of garden buildings that will last a long time. But in order to make sure that the timber structures created are of the very highest quality, it is important to think about the properties of the timber, and how it is cared for through deliver, post-delivery, and when in use.
Packaging & Delivery
We export our log cabin kits to a range of destinations. Our knowledgable staff can work with national and international buyers to make sure your prefab kit is delivered without a hitch. We will ensure that all the appropriate customs paperwork is filled out, filed, and meets the requirements of your port of entry.
We package the interlocking log cabin kits well to make sure that they reach you in top condition. The components are wrapped in plastic and packed onto pallets to make sure that they remain undamaged and secure in transit. We always take great care to ensure that our log cabin kits arrive in good order, and undamaged.
Wood Quality & Moisture Content
Freshly cut wood has a high moisture content. Naturally, the moisture content within this wood will reduce over time. Wood can be seasoned naturally over time to dry it out. But kiln drying can be used to speed up this process. Some of the unfinished wood on the market has been kiln dried to reduce its water content to around 8% so that it will not suffer from any moisture-related defects like warping or buckling. Many building materials, however, have been dried only to around 15% moisture content.
Our interlocking wood cabin kits have been carefully managed before delivery to ensure the appropriate wood moisture content, so the wood arrives to you in great condition, ready to be used in constructing your new garden building. The quality of the timber in all our prefab log cabin kits is very important to us, and we always seek to ensure quality and care throughout the entire lifecycle of our products.
Procedures After Delivery
After you receive delivery of one of our log cabin kits, it is very important that you unpack the components as soon as possible. Do not keep the wood wrapped in plastic. Wood needs to breathe. Store the components flat, and in a suitable environment. Do not allow the logs to dry out too much, too quickly, and do not let them get saturated. It is a good idea to store the components under cover until they are to be used, so as to control the environment and avoid the occurrence of any issues or problems with the components.
You should aim to construct the log cabin as soon as possible. Fortunately, out interlocking log cabins are easy for two people with reasonable DIY skills to erect. The pieces of these bespoke prefab kits are designed to interlock easily, so as to create enduring and strong structures that will stand the test of time.
Maintaining Appropriate Humidity in the Wood Building
During storage, and when in use, the structure of the wood building should not exceed 25% humidity. Wood is a breathable and porous material. Timber naturally helps to regulate the humidity within the structure. When indoors humidity rises, timber walls absorb moisture from the air. Within a certain range, this can help to create a healthy living environment, and a natural equilibrium can be reached.
If humidity is too high, however, the timber can absorb too much water, and may be more prone to rotting or other problems. If the environment is too dry, the natural timbers may experience shrinkage and cracking.
Timbers can be treated in order to improve their longevity, and prevent the rotting or degradation of the wood logs over time. An appropriate timber treatment can also help to reduce the incidence of mould growth, fungal infestations or pests. Maintaining suitable humidity levels, and treating wood with an appropriate treatment can help to ensure that your log cabin endures and continues to provide a valuable additional living space for years to come. There are a number of different treatments to consider using on your garden building. For sustainability and the environment, try to choose non-toxic and non-polluting treatment options. Take care to ensure that your garden building enhances the natural environment, rather than contributing to its destruction or degradation.
If you have any questions about packaging and delivery, timber moisture content, procedures after delivery or maintaining your log cabin over time, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to attempt to answer any questions you may have, and make your log cabin dreams a reality.