Planning regulations can differ from area to area so our advice would be to contact your local Council Planning Department and speak to them about the rules governing where you live. As well as Planning Permission you will also have to consider whether or not you need a Building Warrant.
We are fully aware the planning process is perhaps the most daunting part of buying a log cabin so if you do have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
Most log cabins are designed so planning permission is not required but this will depend on the size of your cabin and the site where it is to be located so this should always be checked just to make 100% sure.
In Scotland planning permission is NOT required if you meet the following criteria :-
For large cabins the best solution is a concrete base laid to a thickness of 100mm-150mm with a damp proof membrane beneath on compacted hard core. Alternatively you could lay concrete paving slabs on compacted sand/hard core, build a timber frame supported on posts set in the ground or the cabin could be laid on concrete plinths buried into the ground at regular intervals.
The main thing is though it must be solid, flat, level and square, where square not only means the correct dimensions front and side but more importantly corner to corner.
As part of the installation service offered we only carry out the electric works to ‘first fix’, meaning we will run the cables from where the fuse box is going to be situated in the cabin to the sockets/switches but won’t actually connect anything up.
It is vital that in order to preserve the life of your cabin you maintain the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance programme for your chosen preservative.