insulation for log cabin roof Keops floor insulation for log cabins

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If you've seen something that you like, then get in touch for a log cabin quote. You can fill in our form, phone, fax, email or write to us. All the details are below -

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How to Order

Placing your order

A deposit of 20% is required at the time of order. You will receive an order confirmation, deposit invoice, plus a "What Happens Next" letter, a timetable of events, insulation fitting instructions (if applicable) & preservative treatment information.

An invoice for the balance of payment will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks prior to your cabin delivery.

Viewing by Appointment

Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. We are able to make arrangements outside of the above mentioned hours during the week, however, in ALL cases, visits are by appointment only so that we can allocate a member of staff to be present to devote adequate time to our visiting customers.

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Delivery Details

Bearing in mind that most of our cabins are being made fresh especially for you to your design requirements, we need a sensible time frame in which to process the order, design, schedule production, source correct high grades of raw materials, manufacture, package and transport.

This is reliably achieved in 6 weeks on average.
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All of our delivery lorries are equipped with Moffat Mounty / Kooi fork lift trucks on board.

These are incredibly versatile machines, that allow the driver to offload the cabin packs from the side of the lorry, travel a short distance and place the pack as close to your build site as is possible.
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Installation

We do offer an efficient installation service nationwide, although the majority of our customers take enjoyment from self assembly and we are available 24/7 to provide expert advice over the telephone should the need arise.
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Floor & Roof Insulation

Roof Insulation for your cabin - comparison of roof insulation methods

There are three methods of roof insulation commonly available. We will consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Keops & Kingspan

Our comfort grade of insulation, ideal for offices and such like, (there is also an upper grade available to satisfy building regulations on homes and commercial buildings) uses a product specifically made by Kingspan which is a 56 mm thick composite board of high density rigid urethane insulation material which is factory bonded with a 6mm moisture resistant plywood decking. Read more about how to fit Keops roof insulation.

The insulation panels are fixed to the top surface of the roof and present a firm wooden decking onto which the shingles can be fixed. The insulation is very dense and returns a U value of 0.4 W/sqm K. All perimeter edges are lined with pressure treated timber and facia boards are increased in depth to suit the thicker roof.

Excellent Insulator
Excellent fixing for shingles
Strong surface for walking on
Economical

Comfort Grade Insulation

Building Regulation Insulation

Comfort grade roof insulation
Drawing section of Keops Roof Insulation

Lugarde

Lugarde supply just a medium density polystyrene, but only 40 mm thick. This is for mounting above the roof but does not have a wooden upper surface.

To fix the roof shingles, long nails are provided to pierce through the polystyrene and pick up on the roof boards below.

Great care must be taken whilst working on the roof, or later on if walking on the roof, as the soft insulation material is prone to denting. The felt shingles will soften in the sun and follow the contours of any denting which will affect the general appearance of the roof.

Poor Insulator
Poor fixing for shingles
Soft surface
Expensive

Rafter method

Many companies use the old fashioned method that involves fixing rafters on to the roof at approximately 600 mm intervals. Insulation is then fitted between the rafters. This is usually a glass fibre wool or a mineral wool type material. The insulation is closed in by fixing OSB boards above to provide a strong upper surface and a surface to fix the shingles to.

The wool type materials applied thinly are not good insulators. They would need to be two or three times thicker than rigid urethane to offer the same thermal properties. The rafters provide a thermal bridge because they break the insulation layer.

OSB is a good roof material if used in 18 mm minimum thickness, any less thickness will have a tendency to distort from flat.

Poor Insulator with thermal bridges
Good fixing for shingles
Strong surface
Prone to surface undulation
Economical

Floor Insulation

We provide an excellent floor insulation material by Kingspan. It is essentially a rigid urethane high density insulation board that comes in 2.4m x 1.2m sheets. Both sides are coated in reflective foil.

The material is simply cut to size with a handsaw and laid between the floor bearers of the cabin. Read more about how to fit floor insulation


We have several methods for lifting the material off the ground or for supplying a particularly good ventilating damp proof membrane. This will depend on your foundation conditions and we can advise on the best method for your application.

Our insulation upgrade option includes all materials and instructions to complete this work including materials to keep out unwanted pests.

Comfort Grade Insulation

Building Regulations Insulation

Comfort grade floor insulation Diagram of floor insulation section
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Wall Insulation

Section Wall InsulationA properly designed cavity wall insulation system will also incorporate a damp proof membrane, a vapour control barrier and an air gap. Any window reveals and door reveals should not create a rigid link from the inner wall to the outer wall. They must allow the two walls to move independently of each other.

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