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Timber Product in Detail

Engineered Timber Construction Systems: The timber used throughout all Cabin Life cabins is called “Nordic Spruce Pine”. We only use approved Foresty Service Commission (“FSC”) plantation grown timber. Nordic Spruce is a slower grown timber from Northern Europe which has a tighter grain. it is much more durable and stable than normal Australian Pines. It is widely used for it’s robust reliability, longevity and structural strength and for it’s impressive aesthetic qualities.

Our precision cut Log Timber profile is a very suitable alternative option to traditional construction practices. This system is tried and proven all over Europe and particularly in Northern Europe to withstand the harsh elements. The Cabin Kit corners in all models have “Wind Tight Chalet Corners”. Their design is such that the precision cut offset profile protects the interior from the elements. (Andrew – insert the pic 2 around here somewhere)

We have engineered N3 wind rating on our most popular models and C2 Cyclone rating is easily achievable with this type of construction as it is all solid timber that interlocks into each other. Being solid timber there is no need for expensive internal cladding like gyprock walls and ceilings. This reduces the build time and costs associated with cladding significantly.

This is not a new system. It may be new to Australia but the rest of Europe and North America has been using this type of joinery for many decades. Our European supplier provides over 40,000 cabins each year world wide and has been in business for around 20 years.

When you study our timber profile as photo’d in detail in the “Cabin Life profiles and structure sheet” below, (Andrew – insert the jpeg under this paragrapgh) you will soon see the detail in the profile and what it is designed to do. The precision milled double tongue and grooves fit snuggly together to make a firm seal and the bevels on all timber edges is tapered to minimise any possible settlement of water on the timber. Of course all timber must be sealed with a top quality sealer like Sikkens or Intergrain or a good quality exterior paint.

All doors and windows have tapered edges to form a snug fit. Our larger models have double glazed windows and rubber seals to ensure an excellent seal. When considering this type of construction we must remember that the designers are from areas that have -20 degrees wind chill and constant snow, so they know the importance of a quality thermal seal.

Cabin Life has a the capacity to deliver hundreds of timber cabins around Australia every year. We offer cabins with wall thicknesses of 40, 44 and 70mm.

Walls: The well machined solid tongue and groove timbers slot together firmly to create a tight wheather proof seal and the “classic notch” timber corners give the building great strenth and durability. This also means that there is no need for epensive internal linings such as gyprock as the tongue and groove timber joins very neatly into the internal corners giving you a a quality finished product which you can stain and seal to keep the natural timber appearence or you could paint the inside and give it your own personal touch.

Roof Beams: The log cabin is constructed by using no less than 136mm x 44mm thick roof beams on 44mm models and 136 x 70mm thick roof beams which not only provide a solid construction, they also look great too.

Durability: This type of building is proven to stand the tests of time. Many Classic Timber buildings stand as a testament to the ever lasting durability of this traditional log cabin syle of construction.
For your Cabin Timber Warranty you must properly paint or seal the Cabin kit within 3 months after construction.

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Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!
I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD